Ever wondered how to say secret in Japanese? In this article we will analyze the word himitsu [秘密] which means secret and also some synonyms like naisho and kimitsu. You will also learn many secret words for your vocabulary.
What does Himitsu mean?
The word himitsu [秘密] can be a noun or adjective of the type in [な] which means secrecy; secrecy; confidentiality; privacy; mystery; discretion; secret and also esoteric teachings. The word [秘密] has a greater, generalized and more lasting feeling.
The word himitsu it is composed by the ideogram [秘] which means secrecy and hide along with ideogram [密] which means secrecy, density, detail and care. There is not much secret about that word.
See below some phrases, words related or composed by himitsu:
- Himitsuhojikeiyaku [秘密保持契約] - Confidentiality agreement;
- Himitsu no tobira [秘密の扉] - Secret door;
- Himitsu ga arimasu [秘密があります] - There is a secret;
- Himitsuna kanojou [秘密な彼女] - Secret girlfriend;
- Himitsujanai [秘密じゃない] - No secrets;
- Kojintekinahimitsu [個人的な秘密] - Personal secret;
- Kigyouhimitsu [企業秘密] - Corporate secrets; business, industrial or commercial secrets;
- Himitsu no bakuro [秘密の暴露] - Secret disclosure;
- Himitsukeisatsu [秘密警察] - Secret police;
- Himitsukessha [秘密結社] - Secret Society;
- Himitsushugi [秘密主義] - Secrecy;
- Himitsuyaku [密約] - Secret agreement;
Naisho - For your eyes only
It is also common to use the word naisho [内緒] to refer to some personal secrets, confidences and privacies. The word can also present a circumstance (especially physical) and also the inner realization and personal enlightenment.
If you use the expression naishogoto [内緒事] to indicate a secret; private matter or confidential matter. When we speak or tell a secret it’s called naishohanashi [内緒話] which means secret conversation.
The word naisho [内緒] has a less formal touch, a little more personal and temporary. Usually this type of secret is not something to be kept for many years, or something very serious, but it is not for that reason to go out and gossip.
See some examples of the use of the word naisho:
- Kore wa naisho dayo [これは内緒] Please keep it a secret;
- Naisho de tabako wo suu [内緒でたばこを吸う] - Smoking hidden;
- Naisho no hanashi - [内緒の話] - Secret conversation;
- Naisho from soko and itta [私は内緒でそこへ行った] - I went there in secret;
Kimitsu - State secret - Confidential
We also have the formal word kimitsu [機密] used to refer to institutional, governmental or institutional secrets military. Highly classified and confidential information. It can be used to refer to secret funds, security and more.
See below some examples of use and words composed with kimitsu:
- Kimitsujouhou [機密情報] - Confidential information;
- Kimitshogo - [機密保護] - Security (data, passwords and others);
- Kokkakimitsu [国家機密] - Secrets of state; national secret;
- Kimitsuhi [機密費] - Secret funds;
- Kimitsubunsho [機密文書] - Confidential / classified document;
- Kimitsushorui [機密書類] - Classified, confidential, top-secret or sensitive documents;
- Kimitsurouei [機密漏洩] - Leak of official secrets; leakage of confidential information;
- Tokumukikan [特務機関] - Secret military agency; secret service;
- Gunjikimitsu [軍事機密] - Military secret;
Other secret words in Japanese
Who doesn't remember the character of anime Hunter x Hunter called Hisoka? Did you know that the word hisoka [密か] is an adjective that means secret, reserved, private and surreptitious? Do these meanings not really represent the character's characteristic?
We also have the floor shinpi [神秘] which means mysterious; mystery; secret and sacred mysteries. We also have kakushigoto [隠し事] which means hidden thing or secrecy. Onmitsu [隠密] is used for hidden, clandestine, hidden and spy secrets.
The word hiketsu [秘訣] refers to secrets involving methods and tricks, key codes, mysteries involving art and commerce in addition to recipes and tricks. Hiden [秘伝] can also mean secrets of medicine, recipes and mysteries of art;
- Naibun [内分] - Secret, confidential;
- Shuhigimu [守秘義務] Duty of confidentiality;
- Hitoshirenu [人知れぬ] - Secret; hidden; unnoticed; inside;
- Misokagoto [密か事] - Secret; private matter; love affair; Link;
- Inji [隠事] - Secret (obscure term);
- Naibun [内聞] - Private information; secret;
- Okuyurushi [奥許し] - Secret, initiation, diploma;
- Himeyaka [秘めやか] - Secret;
- Shitagokoro [下心] - Secret intention; hidden reason;
- Shiikuretto [シークレット] - From the English secret;
- Gokui [極意] - More intimate secrets (art, skill); mysteries; essence;
- Maruhi [マル秘] = Confidential; secret; referring to the symbol [㊙];
- Uchiuchi [内 々] - Secretly; private; confidential; within the family circle;
- Hisaku [秘策] - Secret plan; secret scheme; secret strategy; secret method;
- Mitsuji [密事] - Secret subject;
- Kakureru [隠れる] - Hide; encrypt; to vanish;
Exposing secrets in Japanese
Now let's learn words related to the disclosure of secrets and things like:
- Bakurohanashi [暴露話] - Exhibit; reveal conversation; internal conversation;
- Tousatsu [盗撮] - Stealthy photography; non-consensual photography; spying on photos;
- Netabare [ネタバレ] - Spoiler;
- Touched [盗聴] - Interception; telephone tapping; bug;
- Ashigaderu [足が出る] - Exceed budget; have a secret revealed;
- Gekihaku [激白] - Frankly revealing; revelation; disclosure; confession;
- Kokuhaku [告白] - Confession; recognition; love confession; profess feelings;
- Kougai [口外] - Developer; disclosure; saying; letting go;
- Taneakashi [種明かし] - Reveal how a trick is done; disclosure of a secret; exposure; explanation;
- Tagen [他言] - Tell others; revealing to others;
- Kenshou [顕正] - Revealing the truth; Demonstrating the truth;
- Himitsuroueizai [秘密漏洩罪] - Crime of revealing state secrets; in charge of revealing them;
- Mitomeru [認める] - Acknowledge; admit; accept;
- Sarakedasu [さらけ出す] - Exhibit; spread; strip; to confess;