Japanese Word of the Day 14 Eternity 永遠

Information presented in kanji, hiragana, romaji, and English. Usage examples were found on the Internet and other sources. Translations are usually mine and might not be perfect; if you find any errors, please let me know.

今日の単語 / きょう の たんご / kyou no tango / today’s new word:



eien (“ei” pronounced like “a” in “bake”)


Three examples! 

1. From a religious site:


たましい は えいえん! あいする ひと を なく-された みなさま へ の いやし。

tamashii wa eien! ai suru hito wo naku-sareta mina-sama e no iyashi.

The soul is eternal! Healing to everyone who has lost a loved one.

2. From a birthday/thank you card for a friend:


えいえん の ともだち!

eien no tomodachi!

Eternal friend!

3. From a blog:


えいえん に かなでられる もの。

eien ni kanaderareru mono.

(I) can play forever (can perform forever; probably referring to playing a musical instrument).


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