Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

とんぼ返り, 蜻蛉返り, トンボ返り

Kana Reading
とんぼがえり, トンボがえり
Romaji
tonbogaeri, tonbogaeri
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
    Meaning
    somersault
    Example sentence
    仙台へ行ってとんぼ返り戻ってきました I went to Sendai and back without resting.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    returning from a destination right after arriving there; non-stop round trip; round trip without an overnight stop
    Example sentence
    はトンボ返りした He turned a somersault.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    abrupt change of direction

Examples of とんぼ返り, 蜻蛉返り, トンボ返り, とんぼがえり, トンボがえり in a sentence


Popular Study Lists

JLPT N4 Study List

Taylor 2013-01-13
Umbo Aristeia kawaiibutterfly Christian
85 subscribers

Jōyō Kanji Study List

Taylor 2013-01-13
hkfoot ZanDatsu MitSora 龍之介 / Ryunosuke
63 subscribers

Start speaking Japanese today with Nihongo Master! The fun and easy way to learn Japanese online.

With three subscription types to choose from, there's one to fit every student's budget.

Start your free 7-day trial now!