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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 猫 (neko)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 猫 (neko)

Kana: ねこ
Kanji: 猫
Romaji: neko

Type: Noun
Meaning: cat
JLPT level: N5

Example sentences:

猫が大好きです。
neko ga daisuki desu.
I love cats.

馬でもろばでも虎、犬、豚、猫、熊ではない。
uma demo roba demo tora, inu, buta, neko, kuma de wa nai.
It’s not a horse, or a tiger, or a dog, or a pig, or a cat, or a bear.

猫 (neko)

一匹の猫が戸口を引っ掻いていた。炉石の下ではねずみがガリガリかじる音がした。
ippiki no neko ga toguchi o hikkaite ita. ro ishi no moto de wa nezumi ga garigari kajiru oto ga shita.
A cat was tearing at the door, and there was a sound of gnawing rats beneath the hearth-stone.

彼は前にのり出した。猫がネズミに飛びかかる勢いなのだ。
kare wa mae ni noridashita. neko ga nezumi ni tobikakaru ikioi na no da.
He leant forward. He was like a cat pouncing on a mouse.

彼の目が開いた。その目は、猫の目のように緑色に光っていた。
kare no me ga hiraita. Sono me wa, neko no me no you ni midoriiro ni hikatte ita.
His eyes opened. They were green like a cat’s.

彼の顔は、押しかくした興奮に輝き、彼の目は、猫の目のように青光りがしていた。
kare no kao wa, oshikaku shita koufun ni kagayaki, kare no me wa, neko no me no you ni aobikari ga shite ita.
I saw that his face was working with suppressed excitement, and his eyes were as green as a cat’s.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 猫 (māo)
Korean: 고양이 (goyang-i)

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