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What does “Kichō” (貴重な) mean in Japanese~? Posted by on May 31, 2018 in Culture, Grammar

“A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.” –  Gaston Bachelard 

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Hi there. Hope everyone out there is doing awesome! It’s almost weekend. How is your studying coming along? Hope you will get to learn some of the new phrases today here in my blog. 🙂

Today’s topic is all about the word “kichō” , which means, “precious” or “valuable”.  As we go though our day to day routine, either work, study, or whatever you are going through, we often take things for granted, but we all know that nothing is permanent. It is such a blessing to be able to appreciate what we have even though things might not be perfect at this time. I hope you will enjoy every minute of your day today, tomorrow, and everyday going forward. Read on~.


Kichō  (きちょう,貴重) = precious, valuable, priceless, invaluable 


Precious time (moments)

Kichō na jikan

きちょうな じかん (貴重な 時間)



Valuable experience

Kichō na taiken

きちょうな たいけん (貴重な 体験)



Invaluable help

Kichō na enjo

きちょうな えんじょ (貴重な 援助)



Precious picture

Kichō na shashin

きちょうな しゃしん (貴重な 写真)


Valuable Lesson

Kichō na lessun

きちょうな れっすん (貴重な レッスン)



He learned a vaulable lesson from his experience.

Kare wa keiken o tōshite kichō na lessun o manabi mashita.

かれは けいけんを とおして きちょうな れっすんを まなび ました。

(彼は 経験を 通して 貴重な レッスンを 学びました)



I had a valuable experience today.

Kyō totemo kichō na taiken o shimahsita.

きょう とても きちょうな たいけんを しました。

(今日 とても 貴重な 体験を しました。)



Spending time with you is so precious.

Anata to irareru jikan ga hontō ni kichō desu.

あなたと いられる じかんが ほんとうに きちょうです。

(あなたと 居られる 時間が 本当に 貴重です。)



Thank you for giving me a valuable advice.

Kichō na adobaisu arigatō gozaimasu.

きちょうな あどばいす ありがとうございます。

(貴重な アドバイス ありがとうございます。)


I sure don’t want you to feel negative about anything, but let’s not take today for granted. Let’s learn to appreciate every moment we have. When you think about it, nothing will remain exactly the same tomorrow. Cherish the little things, and believe tomorrow will be a wonderful day!  Thank you for reading my post today~! 🙂


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Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.