Meaning of in Japanese

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  1. (n, adj-no, n-adv, n-suf) above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter)

    It's in the overhead compartment.

  2. top; summit

    You may be able to read the handwriting on the wall, but it is Greek to me.

  3. surface; on

    Are there any pens on the desk?

  4. before; previous
  5. superiority; one's superior (i.e. one's elder)
  6. on top of that; besides; what's more

    It was cold, and, in addition, it was windy.

  7. upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after)
  8. matters concerning...; as concerns ...
  9. since (i.e. "for that reason")
  10. (n-suf) suffix indicating higher social standing →Related words: 父上
  11. place of one's superior (i.e. the throne)
  12. emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo
  13. noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)
  1. (n, pref) upper; upward; outer; surface; top

上 Kanji Details

  1. (n) upper reaches (of a river); upper stream
  2. top; upper part; upper half (of the body)
  3. long ago
  4. beginning; first
  5. person of high rank (e.g. the emperor) →Related words: 御上
  6. government; imperial court
  7. imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto); capital region (i.e. Kansai); region (or direction of) the imperial palace →Related words: 上方
  8. head (of a table)
  9. wife; mistress (of a restaurant)
  1. (n-suf) from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of
  2. aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above
  3. (n) first volume (e.g. book) →Related words:
  4. (n, pref) superior quality; best; top; high class
  5. going up
  6. governmental; imperial
  7. presenting; showing
  8. (pref) ana- (medical, biol.)

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