14:10 Aug 3, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: power
alex findlay

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na +1Chikara力, Tairyoku体力,Kenryoku権力
Sheena Daswani



4 hrs

This is the Japanese word meaning
"power", "strength". But, depending on the context, there might be other words.
It is written:力.

Hope this helps.

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Chikara力, Tairyoku体力,Kenryoku権力

Wow! Power can be translated into so many ways in Japanese that I don't know where to begin. Here are several:
Power as in strength in general:Chikara
The same character is also used as a suffix if you want to be more specific and it is pronounced 'ryoku'. Some examples are Tai-ryoku which is
physical power, Sei-ryoku 勢力 is poweful force,and the word Ken-ryoku
権力 is used in business or politics as it points towards power over something or someone,etc, etc... Last but not least, there is also Den-Gen 電源:
power, as in electricity.
Phew! Hope at least one of them is what you are looking for.

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Sheena Daswani
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agree  Judith Shimai
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