how to pronounce ninja


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ninja is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ninja in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… she is like half ninja I mean she knows …”

meanings of ninja


  1. A person trained in ninjutsu, especially one used for espionage, assassination, and other tasks requiring stealth during Japan's shogunate period.
  2. A person considered similarly skillful to the historical ninja, especially in covert or stealthy operation.
  3. Synonym of man as a friendly term of address.
  4. A person considered to look like the historical ninja in some way, including amateur private miners.


  1. To act or move like a ninja, particularly with regard to a combination of speed, power, and stealth.
  2. To claim an item through abuse of game mechanics.
  3. Synonym of preempt: to supersede and invalidate a response by posting immediately before it.


  1. Initialism of no income, no job or assets, describing credit characteristics of a borrower, usually of a residential mortgage.
  2. Of or related to ninjas in their various senses.

ninja frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ninja occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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