Music in Japanese

What would life be without music. We have put together a list of Japanese vocabularies around the topic of music and art. For even more Japanese vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Japanese at the end of the page.

Music in Japanese

music in Japanese音楽 (ongaku)
instrument in Japanese楽器 (gakki)
dance in Japaneseダンス (dansu)
opera in Japaneseオペラ (opera)
orchestra in Japaneseオーケストラ (ōkesutora)
concert in Japaneseコンサート (konsāto)
classical music in Japaneseクラシック音楽 (kurashikku ongaku)
pop in Japaneseポップ (poppu)
jazz in Japaneseジャズ (jazu)
blues in Japaneseブルース (burūsu)
punk in Japaneseパンク (panku)
rock in Japaneseロック (rokku)
lyrics in Japanese歌詞 (kashi)
melody in Japaneseメロディ (merodi)
symphony in Japaneseシンフォニー (shinfonī)

Music Instruments in Japanese

violin in Japaneseバイオリン (baiorin)
keyboard in Japaneseキーボード (kībōdo)
piano in Japaneseピアノ (piano)
trumpet in Japaneseトランペット (toranpetto)
guitar in Japaneseギター (gitā)
flute in Japaneseフルート (furūto)
cello in Japaneseチェロ (chero)
saxophone in Japaneseサクソフォン (sakusofon)
tuba in Japaneseチューバ (chūba)
organ in Japaneseオルガン (orugan)

Culture in Japanese

theatre in Japanese劇場 (gekijō)
stage in Japaneseステージ (sutēji)
audience in Japanese観客 (kankyaku)
painting in Japanese絵画 (kaiga)
drawing in Japanese描画 (byōga)
brush in Japaneseブラシ (burashi)
cast in Japaneseキャスト (kyasuto)
play in Japanese演劇 (engeki)
script in Japanese台本 (daihon)

Dancing in Japanese

ballet in Japaneseバレエ (barē)
tango in Japaneseタンゴ (tango)
waltz in Japaneseワルツ (warutsu)
salsa in Japaneseサルサ (sarusa)
samba in Japaneseサンバ (sanba)
rumba in Japaneseルンバ (runba)
Ballroom dance in Japanese社交ダンス (shakō dansu)
Latin dance in Japaneseラテンダンス (raten dansu)

Japanese Vocabulary Books

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