Table: Japanese go terms and their translations

Published 8 Jun 2020 by antti (last edited 21 Mar 2021)
tags: terms, table

This table is an attempt to list all go terms, Japanese or otherwise, used on this website, along with their English translations and sample diagrams.

Japanese termDirect translationEnglish termExample
butsukaribumpbump
chūbanmiddle gamemiddle game
decome outpush through
gotefollowing movegote (losing the initiative)
haicrawlcrawl (rarely also push)
hanejumphane (also possibly ‘bend’)
hekomihollow(cave-in)
hikidraw-backdraw or pull back
jobanopeningopening
kifugame record (of a shōgi or go game)game record
kikashiseasoninggood exchange
magariturnturn
mannen kōten-thousand-year-kō(ten-)thousand-year-kō
miaicounterbalancemiai (a pair of interchangeable moves)
mochikomicarry-inmochikomi (uncompensated sacrifice)
narabiline-up
nobiextensionextension
oshipushpush
sagaridescentdescent
sashikomithrust
sentepreceding movesente (having the initiative)
shūbanendgameendgame (stage)
soirun-along
sujithread (of thought)(technique)
tachistand-up
takefubamboo jointbamboo joint
tecchūiron pillariron pillar
tedomariend of moveslast move
tesujikey movetesuji
tsukiatariend of a streetbump
tsumegogo problemlife-and-death problem
tsupparitension pole

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