Languages › Japanese What Does the Japanese Word "Mata" Mean? Share Flipboard Email Print Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated November 29, 2017 The Japanese word "mata" means again, once more, too, also, or moreover. How to Pronunce Mata Click here to listen to the audio file. Japanese characters また A Sample Sentence With Mata Mata nesugoshite chikokushite shimatta.また寝過ごして、遅刻してしまった。 Translation: I slept in again and was late for school.