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Japanese Core 6k (5001-6000)

Japanese Core 6k (5001-6000)

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Final thousand words of the 6000 most common Japanese vocabulary words, optimized order for quickest learning.

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  • ユーモア

    humor

  • 陽気[ようき]

    cheerful, bright

  • 田畑[たはた]

    fields and rice paddies

  • 着[つ]ける

    pull up, park (a vehicle)

  • 内臓[ないぞう]

    internal organs

  • 滑[なめ]らか

    smooth, glassy

  • 縫[ぬ]う

    sew, stitch

  • バック

    back

  • 引[ひ]きずる

    drag along, trail

  • 不自然[ふしぜん]

    unnatural, artificial

  • 見合[みあ]い

    meeting with a view to marriage

  • 無関心[むかんしん]

    apathy, indifference

  • 誓[ちか]う

    vow, swear

  • 手首[てくび]

    wrist

  • 照[て]る

    shine, be fine

  • 懐[なつ]かしい

    longed-for, old

  • 外[はず]れる

    come off

  • 発熱[はつねつ]

    generation of heat, get a fever

  • 真[ま]っ 先[さき]

    first thing, forefront

  • 乱[みだ]す

    put into disorder, disrupt

  • 身[み]の 回[まわ]り

    one's person, one's appearance

  • 無口[むくち]

    not speaking much, reticence

  • 召[め]し 上[あ]がる

    eat, drink

  • 物音[ものおと]

    noise, sound

  • 漏[も]らす

    give away, let leak

  • 労力[ろうりょく]

    labor, work

  • 笑[わら]い 声[ごえ]

    laughter

  • そびえる

    tower

  • 体温[たいおん]

    body temperature

  • 焚[た]く

    start a fire

  • 多忙[たぼう]

    very busy

  • タレント

    celebrity, talent

  • 地理[ちり]

    geography

  • 電灯[でんとう]

    lamp, electric light

  • 当人[とうにん]

    the person in question

  • 当番[とうばん]

    being on duty, person on duty

  • 名付[なづ]ける

    name, give a name to

  • 日課[にっか]

    daily routine

  • 塞[ふさ]がる

    close up

  • 半島[はんとう]

    peninsula

  • 風船[ふうせん]

    balloon

  • 保健[ほけん]

    health, health care

  • 無効[むこう]

    invalidity, ineffectiveness

  • 遊園地[ゆうえんち]

    amusement park

  • 有料[ゆうりょう]

    fee-charging, pay

  • 予報[よほう]

    forecast, prediction

  • たまに

    occasionally, by chance

  • 手本[てほん]

    model, example

  • 問[と]い

    question, inquiry

  • 冬季[とうき]

    winter season

  • 二度[にど]と

    never again

  • 入浴[にゅうよく]

    bathing

  • 花火[はなび]

    fireworks, firecrackers

  • 羽根[はね]

    feather

  • 人前[ひとまえ]

    in front of other people

  • 不景気[ふけいき]

    business depression, slump

  • 不良[ふりょう]

    bad, defective

  • ペンキ

    paint

  • ベンチ

    bench

  • めいめい

    each, individual

  • 弱[よわ]る

    weaken, be debilitated

  • 列島[れっとう]

    archipelago

  • 和服[わふく]

    Japanese clothes, kimono

  • 葬式[そうしき]

    funeral ceremony

  • 頼[たの]み

    request, favor

  • 中毒[ちゅうどく]

    poisoning

  • 低気圧[ていきあつ]

    low pressure, atmospheric depression

  • どうにか

    somehow

  • 内心[ないしん]

    back of one's mind, one's real intention

  • 内陸[ないりく]

    inland, interior

  • 年配[ねんぱい]

    age, elderly age

  • 計[はか]る

    compute, measure

  • 不完全[ふかんぜん]

    imperfection, incompleteness

  • 包丁[ほうちょう]

    kitchen knife, carving knife

  • 見落[みお]とす

    miss, fail to notice

  • 有能[ゆうのう]

    able, competent

  • 恋愛[れんあい]

    love

  • 体格[たいかく]

    physique, build

  • 退屈[たいくつ]

    boring, tedious

  • 平[たい]ら

    flat, level

  • ちゃんと

    regularly, properly

  • 定価[ていか]

    fixed price

  • 情[なさ]けない

    pitiful, shameful

  • のどか

    tranquil, peaceful

  • 広[ひろ]める

    spread, extend

  • 滅[ほろ]びる

    go to ruin, fall

  • 未定[みてい]

    undecided, pending

  • メロディー

    melody

  • 欲[よく]

    desire, greed

  • リットル

    liter, litre

  • わざと

    on purpose

  • 対等[たいとう]

    equality, parity

  • 田植[たう]え

    rice planting

  • 捕[つか]まえる

    arrest, capture

  • 勤[つと]め 先[さき]

    employment

  • とっくに

    long ago

  • 長生[ながい]き

    long life, longevity

  • 長続[ながつづ]き

    lasting for a long time

  • 憎[にく]む

    hate, detest

  • 日光[にっこう]

    sunshine, sunlight

  • 花嫁[はなよめ]

    bride

  • 無責任[むせきにん]

    irresponsibility

  • 欲望[よくぼう]

    desire, craving

  • 我[わ]が 国[くに]

    our country, Japan

  • 題名[だいめい]

    title

  • 著書[ちょしょ]

    literary work, book

  • 慰[なぐさ]める

    console, comfort

  • 野原[のはら]

    field, plain

  • 浜辺[はまべ]

    beach, seashore

  • 晩年[ばんねん]

    late in life

  • 引[ひ]き 返[かえ]す

    turn back, retrace one's steps

  • 日焼[ひや]け

    suntan

  • 副詞[ふくし]

    adverb

  • 不必要[ふひつよう]

    unnecessary, superfluous

  • ベスト

    best

  • 交[まじ]わる

    associate with, socialize

  • 待合室[まちあいしつ]

    waiting room

  • 水着[みずぎ]

    bathing suit

  • 無論[むろん]

    of course, no doubt

  • 余計[よけい]

    excess, needless

  • ワンピース

    dress

  • 総理大臣[そうりだいじん]

    prime minister

  • ダイヤモンド

    diamond

  • 知能[ちのう]

    intelligence, mental capacity

  • 作[つく]り 上[あ]げる

    make up, build up

  • 仲良[なかよ]く

    harmoniously, amicably

  • 並[な]み

    ordinary, average

  • ナンバー

    number

  • 日本酒[にほんしゅ]

    sake, rice wine

  • 派出所[はしゅつじょ]

    branch office, police box

  • 早[はや]まる

    make a hasty decision, jump the gun

  • 人出[ひとで]

    turnout, crowd

  • 不愉快[ふゆかい]

    unpleasant, disagreeable

  • 振[ふ]り 向[む]く

    turn around, look back

  • 閉店[へいてん]

    shop closing

  • 偏見[へんけん]

    prejudice, biased view

  • 前[まえ]もって

    in advance

  • 豆[まめ]

    bean, peas

  • 回[まわ]り・ 周[まわ]り

    vicinity, whereabouts

  • 読[よ]み 書[か]き

    reading and writing

  • 増減[ぞうげん]

    increase and decrease, rise and fall

  • 対談[たいだん]

    interview

  • 単調[たんちょう]

    monotonous, dull

  • とうとう

    at last, after all

  • とんでもない

    unthinkable, outrageous

  • にこやか

    smiling, beaming

  • 武士[ぶし]

    samurai, warrior

  • 北極[ほっきょく]

    North Pole

  • 枚数[まいすう]

    number of flat things

  • 見本[みほん]

    sample, model

  • 持[も]ち 物[もの]

    one's property, one's baggage

  • 矢印[やじるし]

    arrow

  • 利息[りそく]

    interest

  • ロッカー

    locker

  • 度々[たびたび]

    often

  • 騙[だま]す

    deceive, cheat

  • 中途[ちゅうと]

    halfway

  • 長方形[ちょうほうけい]

    rectangle

  • 出迎[でむか]え

    meeting, receiving

  • 天国[てんごく]

    paradise

  • 到底[とうてい]

    after all, in the long run

  • 取[と]り 消[け]す

    cancel, nullify

  • 並木[なみき]

    row of trees, roadside trees

  • 何[なん]となく

    in some way, somehow

  • 放[はな]す

    release, free

  • プライド

    pride

  • 付録[ふろく]

    appendix, supplement

  • ママ

    mommy, mummy

  • 無知[むち]

    ignorance

  • 名物[めいぶつ]

    specialty, noted product

  • 目印[めじるし]

    landmark, sign

  • 愉快[ゆかい]

    pleasant, delightful

  • 緩[ゆる]む

    slacken, be loose

  • 翌朝[よくあさ]

    the following morning

  • 両立[りょうりつ]

    managing two things, having it both ways

  • よける

    move out the way

  • 田[た]

    rice field, rice paddy

  • 立[た]ち 入[い]り 禁止[きんし]

    no trespassing

  • 頼[たの]もしい

    reliable, dependable

  • 近寄[ちかよ]る

    go near, approach

  • 直角[ちょっかく]

    right angle

  • 泣[な]き 声[ごえ]

    tearful voice, crying

  • 名札[なふだ]

    name badge, tag

  • バッジ

    badge

  • 一口[ひとくち]

    mouthful, bite

  • ピン

    hairpin, pin

  • 平行[へいこう]

    parallel, side by side

  • 保育園[ほいくえん]

    day-care center, nursery school

  • 防火[ぼうか]

    fire prevention, fireproof

  • まあ

    well

  • 迎[むか]え

    greeting, meeting

  • むなしい

    empty, vain

  • 申[もう]し 訳[わけ]ない

    sorry, inexcusable

  • 模範[もはん]

    model, role model

  • 呼[よ]び 掛[か]ける

    call to, appeal to

  • 弱[よわ]み

    weakness, shortcoming

  • 銭湯[せんとう]

    public bath, bathhouse

  • 縮[ちぢ]む

    shrink, contract

  • 中流[ちゅうりゅう]

    mid-stream, middle reaches

  • ついで

    on the way

  • 使[つか]い 道[みち]

    use, application

  • 謎[なぞ]

    puzzle, mystery

  • 日時[にちじ]

    date, time

  • バケツ

    bucket

  • 弾[はず]む

    spring back, bounce

  • はっと

    taken aback

  • 反則[はんそく]

    foul, rule violation

  • 日帰[ひがえ]り

    a day trip

  • 百科事典[ひゃっかじてん]

    encyclopedia

  • まずい

    bad, no good

  • 未婚[みこん]

    unmarried

  • もしも

    if, if ever

  • やかましい

    noisy, clamorous

  • 焼[や]き 肉[にく]

    grilled meat, barbequed meat

  • 薬局[やっきょく]

    drugstore, pharmacy

  • 用件[ようけん]

    matter, things to be done

  • 代名詞[だいめいし]

    pronoun

  • 飛[と]び 上[あ]がる

    fly up, jump up

  • バット

    bat

  • 跳[は]ねる

    leap, hop, bound

  • 払[はら]い 込[こ]む

    pay in, pay up

  • 人通[ひとどお]り

    traffic

  • 不規則[ふきそく]

    irregular

  • 不合格[ふごうかく]

    failure, disqualification

  • 普段[ふだん]

    usual, ordinary

  • 不平[ふへい]

    discontent, dissatisfaction

  • 閉会[へいかい]

    closing, adjournment

  • 歩行者[ほこうしゃ]

    pedestrian

  • 本年[ほんねん]

    this year

  • マナー

    manners

  • 醜[みにく]い

    ugly, bad-looking

  • 有益[ゆうえき]

    beneficial, profitable

  • 雄大[ゆうだい]

    grand, magnificent

  • 横顔[よこがお]

    profile, face seen from side

  • 操縦[そうじゅう]

    steering, piloting

  • 短所[たんしょ]

    shortcoming, defect

  • 地平線[ちへいせん]

    horizon

  • 務[つと]め

    duty, task

  • 梅雨明[つゆあ]け

    end of the rainy season

  • 取消[とりけ]し

    cancellation, annulment

  • 取[と]り 締[し]まる

    control, crack down

  • 濁[にご]る

    get cloudy

  • 入選[にゅうせん]

    acceptance, selection

  • 値打[ねう]ち

    value, worth

  • 飲[の]み 込[こ]む

    swallow, grasp

  • 白菜[はくさい]

    nappa cabbage

  • 府[ふ]

    urban prefecture

  • 忘年会[ぼうねんかい]

    year-end party

  • 虫歯[むしば]

    decayed tooth, cavity

  • 休[やす]める

    give a rest, set at ease

  • 有毒[ゆうどく]

    poisonous, noxious

  • 和語[わご]

    native Japanese word

  • 送別[そうべつ]

    farewell, send-off

  • 沈没[ちんぼつ]

    sinking

  • 追突[ついとつ]

    collision

  • 眺[なが]め

    view, prospect

  • 煮[に]る

    boil, cook

  • 端[はし]

    end, edge

  • 話[はな]し 言葉[ことば]

    spoken language

  • 生[は]やす

    grow, cultivate

  • ばらばら

    separately

  • 張[は]り 切[き]る

    go all out, make efforts

  • ぶら 下[さ]がる

    hang down, dangle

  • プラットホーム

    platform

  • 文学者[ぶんがくしゃ]

    literary person, literati

  • 参[まい]る

    go, come

  • まぐろ

    tuna

  • 惨[みじ]め

    miserable, pitiable

  • 夕焼[ゆうや]け

    sunset glow

  • 留守番[るすばん]

    caretaking, caretaker

  • ろくに

    hardly, barely

  • 訳[わけ]

    reason, cause

  • 和室[わしつ]

    Japanese style room

  • 割[わ]り 込[こ]む

    cut in

  • つまむ

    munch on

  • 隣[とな]り 合[あ]う

    adjoin, be next door to each other

  • 内科[ないか]

    internal medicine

  • 縄[なわ]

    rope, cord

  • 日用品[にちようひん]

    groceries, daily necessities

  • 不運[ふうん]

    misfortune, bad luck

  • 笛[ふえ]

    flute, whistle

  • 弁論[べんろん]

    discussion, oral proceedings

  • ボーイ

    waiter

  • 保護者[ほごしゃ]

    guardian, protector

  • ホット

    hot

  • 真夏[まなつ]

    midsummer

  • 満点[まんてん]

    full marks, perfect score

  • 無邪気[むじゃき]

    innocence, simplicity

  • 無制限[むせいげん]

    unlimited, free

  • 綿[めん]

    cotton

  • 申[もう]し 訳[わけ]

    excuse, apology

  • 問答[もんどう]

    questions and answers, argument

  • 勇敢[ゆうかん]

    brave, heroic

  • 要旨[ようし]

    gist, overview

  • 洋風[ようふう]

    Western style

  • 用例[ようれい]

    example, illustration

  • 弱気[よわき]

    timid, weak-spirited

  • 断水[だんすい]

    water stoppage

  • 着席[ちゃくせき]

    taking a seat

  • 伝言[でんごん]

    verbal message

  • 都庁[とちょう]

    Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall

  • 取[と]り 替[か]える

    change, replace

  • 昇[のぼ]る

    rise,

  • 平野[へいや]

    plain, open field

  • 保証人[ほしょうにん]

    guarantor

  • 程[ほど]

    extent, limit

  • まし

    more, better

  • 待[ま]ち 望[のぞ]む

    expect, look forward to

  • 迷信[めいしん]

    superstition

  • 山登[やまのぼ]り

    mountain climbing

  • やり 直[なお]し

    doing over, redoing

  • 洋画[ようが]

    foreign film

  • 礼儀[れいぎ]

    good manners, courtesy

  • 録画[ろくが]

    videotaping

  • 和風[わふう]

    Japanese style

  • 近付[ちかづ]ける

    bring close

  • 中級[ちゅうきゅう]

    middle-class, intermediate

  • 同封[どうふう]

    enclosure

  • 年月[としつき]

    time, years

  • 飲[の]み 水[みず]

    drinking water

  • 海苔[のり]

    laver

  • ぱっと

    suddenly, quickly

  • つなぐ

    connect, join

  • 話[はな]し 声[ごえ]

    voice, whisper

  • 引[ひ]っ 込[こ]む

    draw back, pull in

  • 必然[ひつぜん]

    inevitable, necessary

  • 日[ひ]の 出[で]

    sunrise

  • ひょっとしたら

    perhaps

  • 不注意[ふちゅうい]

    carelessness, inattention

  • 不平等[ふびょうどう]

    unequal, unfair

  • 朗[ほが]らか

    cheerful, bright

  • 待[ま]ち 合[あ]わせ

    waiting, rendez-vous

  • 見[み]つめる

    stare

  • 身[み]なり

    dress, one's appearance

  • 無意識[むいしき]

    unconsciously, without thinking

  • 無用[むよう]

    useless, unnecessary

  • 目上[めうえ]

    one's superiors, one's elders

  • 欲求[よっきゅう]

    want, desire

  • 落第[らくだい]

    failing an exam

  • 領事館[りょうじかん]

    consulate

  • 騒々[そうぞう]しい

    noisy, rowdy

  • 近道[ちかみち]

    shortcut

  • 答案[とうあん]

    examination paper, answer

  • 鈍感[どんかん]

    thick-headedness

  • 長持[ながも]ち

    endurance, lasting long

  • 憎[にく]しみ

    hatred, enmity

  • 虹[にじ]

    rainbow

  • 年長[ねんちょう]

    seniority

  • 恥[はじ]

    shame, disgrace

  • 花婿[はなむこ]

    bridegroom

  • 非常識[ひじょうしき]

    lack of common sense

  • ひとりでに

    automatically, by oneself

  • ひねる

    twist, turn

  • ひび

    crack

  • 噴水[ふんすい]

    jet, fountain

  • 返却[へんきゃく]

    return

  • 包帯[ほうたい]

    bandage, dressing

  • 盆踊[ぼんおど]り

    Bon Festival dance

  • 本日[ほんじつ]

    today

  • 眉[まゆ]

    eyebrow

  • 見習[みなら]う

    learn, follow someone's example

  • 無能[むのう]

    inefficiency, incompetence

  • 目方[めかた]

    weight

  • 物差[ものさ]し

    ruler

  • やっつける

    beat, let someone have it

  • やり 直[なお]す

    do over again

  • 翌年[よくねん]

    the following year

  • 冷淡[れいたん]

    cool, indifferent

  • レントゲン

    X-rays

  • 題[だい]

    title, topic

  • 試[ため]し

    trial, test

  • 調味料[ちょうみりょう]

    seasoning, flavoring

  • 漬[つ]ける

    pickle, marinade

  • 連[つ]れ

    companion

  • 仲良[なかよ]し

    good friend, chum

  • 倣[なら]う

    copy, follow an example

  • パンツ

    pants, trousers

  • 引[ひ]き 延[の]ばす

    extend, prolong

  • 人込[ひとご]み

    crowd

  • 一通[ひととお]り

    briefly, once over

  • むける

    come off, peel

  • 不機嫌[ふきげん]

    bad mood, displeasure

  • 沸騰[ふっとう]

    boiling

  • ぶつぶつ

    grumble

  • ぶら 下[さ]げる

    hang, suspend

  • ぶるぶる

    shiver

  • ボリューム

    volume

  • 盆地[ぼんち]

    valley, basin

  • 真夜中[まよなか]

    midnight, middle of the night

  • 診[み]る

    examine

  • 無色[むしょく]

    colorless, neutral

  • 無駄遣[むだづか]い

    wasting money

  • 明瞭[めいりょう]

    clear, plain

  • 物陰[ものかげ]

    place behind something

  • 油断[ゆだん]

    inattention, carelessness

  • 要点[ようてん]

    main point, gist

  • 割[わ]り 引[び]く

    give a discount, make a reduction

  • 損[そん]する

    lose, suffer loss

  • 脱線[だっせん]

    derailment

  • 例[たと]える

    compare, liken

  • ちり

    dust

  • 届[とど]け

    report, delivery

  • 慣[な]れ

    getting used to, habituation

  • 何[なん]だか

    somehow, what's what

  • 似合[にあ]う

    suit, match well

  • はげる

    come off, peel off

  • パパ

    dad, father

  • 払[はら]い

    payment, account

  • 人違[ひとちが]い

    mistaken identity

  • 平[ひら]たい

    flat, level

  • 封[ふう]

    seal, sealing

  • 振[ふ]り

    swing, shake

  • 待[ま]ち 遠[どお]しい

    just can't wait for, long for

  • 真[ま]っ 最中[さいちゅう]

    midst

  • 見比[みくら]べる

    look from one to another, compare

  • つかむ

    grip, grab

  • 蒸[む]し 暑[あつ]い

    humid

  • もったいない

    wasteful, a shame

  • 要項[ようこう]

    important points

  • 洋式[ようしき]

    Western style

  • 履歴[りれき]

    history, personal history

  • 含[ふく]める

    include

  • 履歴書[りれきしょ]

    resume, bio

  • 若々[わかわか]しい

    youthful, young-looking

  • ふざける

    mess around, fool around

  • 溜[た]まる

    accumulate, store up

  • だるい

    be dull, feel dull, weary

  • 短気[たんき]

    short temper

  • ちぎる

    tear, tear off

  • 勤[つと]め

    service, duties

  • 出前[でまえ]

    home delivery of food

  • 天災[てんさい]

    natural disaster

  • 取[と]り 返[かえ]す

    take back, regain

  • 生臭[なまぐさ]い

    smelling of fish

  • 乗[の]り 越[こ]し

    riding past one's stop

  • 慣[な]らす

    accustom

  • 逃[に]がす

    let go

  • ねぎ

    Welsh onion, green onion

  • びしょびしょ

    soaked

  • 熱[ねっ]する

    heat, become hot

  • 年月日[ねんがっぴ]

    date

  • 乗[の]り 降[お]り

    getting on and off

  • バーゲン

    bargain sale

  • 拝見[はいけん]

    humbly look at or see

  • 墓参[はかまい]り

    visit to a grave

  • 初恋[はつこい]

    first love

  • 日当[ひあ]たり

    exposure to the sun

  • 膨[ふく]れる

    expand, fill up

  • 不幸[ふしあわ]せ

    unhappiness, misfortune

  • 歩行者天国[ほこうしゃてんごく]

    vehicle-free promenade

  • 交[ま]ぜる

    include

  • 間[ま]に 合[あ]わせる

    make do

  • メーター

    meter, taximeter

  • もしかすると

    possibly, perhaps

  • 幼稚[ようち]

    childish, infantile

  • 例題[れいだい]

    example, exercise

  • 録音[ろくおん]テープ

    tape

  • 我[わ]が 家[や]

    one's home

  • 和食[わしょく]

    Japanese-style food

  • 送別会[そうべつかい]

    farewell party

  • 能[のう]

    noh play

  • 断定[だんてい]

    decision, conclusion

  • ちぎれる

    be torn off, come off

  • 中[ちゅう]

    middle, medium size

  • 注[ちゅう]

    annotation, explanatory note

  • 敵[てき]

    enemy, foe

  • 同性[どうせい]

    of the same sex

  • 和[なご]やか

    peaceful, mild

  • 生意気[なまいき]

    cheeky, conceited

  • 似[に]せる

    imitate, forge

  • にっこり

    smiling, grinning

  • 寝[ね]かす

    put to sleep

  • ぱいなっぷる

    pineapple

  • 量[はか]る

    measure, weigh

  • ぱんだ

    panda

  • 冷[ひ]え 込[こ]む

    get colder

  • 引[ひ]き 分[わ]け

    draw, drawn game

  • びっしょり

    soaked

  • 不潔[ふけつ]

    dirty, filthy

  • 不通[ふつう]

    interruption of service

  • 不得意[ふとくい]

    one's weak point

  • ペンチ

    pliers

  • 放[ほう]る

    fling, hurl

  • 待[ま]ち 合[あ]わせる

    wait for, meet by appointment

  • 満月[まんげつ]

    full moon

  • 三日月[みかづき]

    new moon, crescent moon

  • 見違[みちが]える

    mistake, fail to recognize

  • 結[むす]び

    end, close

  • モダン

    modern

  • 和[やわ]らぐ

    soften, calm down

  • リクエスト

    request

  • 理系[りけい]

    science

  • 利口[りこう]

    clever, bright

  • 大[たい]して

    very, greatly

  • 立[た]て 込[こ]む

    full of, crowded with

  • 建[た]て 前[まえ]

    a front, polite face

  • この 度[たび]

    on this occasion

  • 直通[ちょくつう]

    direct link

  • 釣[つ]り 合[あ]い

    balance, proportion

  • 適度[てきど]

    moderate, proper

  • 伝染[でんせん]

    contagion, infection

  • 戸棚[とだな]

    closet, cupboard

  • 長[なが]らく

    for a long time

  • 何[なん]で

    why, what for

  • 憎[にく]らしい

    hateful, horrible

  • 二流[にりゅう]

    second-rate

  • 根[ね]

    root, source

  • 値切[ねぎ]る

    bargain, haggle

  • 年賀[ねんが]

    New Year's card

  • 残[のこ]らず

    entirely, without exception

  • 履物[はきもの]

    footwear

  • 払[はら]い 戻[もど]す

    pay back, reimburse

  • ビーチ

    beach

  • 非常口[ひじょうぐち]

    emergency exit

  • ビタミン

    vitamin

  • 引[ひ]っ 掛[か]かる

    be caught, be trapped

  • 父兄[ふけい]

    parents, legal guardians

  • フライパン

    frying pan

  • まあまあ

    now now

  • 町角[まちかど]

    street corner

  • 見晴[みは]らし

    view, outlook

  • 身振[みぶ]り

    gesture, gesticulation

  • 向[む]かい

    opposite side

  • 元々[もともと]

    originally, by nature

  • 焼[や]き 鳥[とり]

    yakitori, grilled chicken

  • 夕立[ゆうだち]

    sudden evening shower

  • 指差[ゆびさ]す

    point to

  • 用心[ようじん]

    care, caution

  • 理性[りせい]

    reason, reasoning power

  • 割[わり]に

    comparatively, rather

  • 体温計[たいおんけい]

    thermometer

  • 大金[たいきん]

    large sum of money

  • たこ

    octopus

  • 溜[た]める

    store, collect

  • 地[ち]

    ground, place

  • 地下道[ちかどう]

    underpass, underground passage

  • 散[ち]らかる

    lie scattered about, be in disorder

  • デザート

    dessert

  • 得[とく]する

    profit, gain

  • とっさに

    at once

  • 取[と]り 次[つ]ぐ

    relay a message, transfer a call

  • 内緒[ないしょ]

    secrecy, privacy

  • 仲直[なかなお]り

    reconciliation, making up

  • 煮[に]える

    boil, be boiled

  • 憎[にく]い

    hateful, abominable

  • 逃[に]げ 道[みち]

    escape route

  • ぬるぬる

    slimy

  • 年始[ねんし]

    beginning of the year

  • のろい

    slow, sluggish

  • 外[はず]れ

    blank

  • 蜂[はち]

    bee

  • 話[はな]し 掛[か]ける

    address someone, speak to someone

  • 独[ひと]り 言[ごと]

    soliloquy, monologue

  • ぴょんぴょん

    jump, hop

  • 貧乏人[びんぼうにん]

    poor person, the poor

  • ブラシ

    brush

  • 文系[ぶんけい]

    liberal arts, humanities

  • 坊[ぼう]さん

    Buddhist priest

  • 迷子[まいご]

    lost child, lost person

  • マヨネーズ

    mayonnaise

  • 未成年[みせいねん]

    minor, underage

  • 無害[むがい]

    harmless

  • 寄[よ]り 道[みち]

    dropping by, going out of the way

  • 量[りょう]

    quantity, volume

  • 例年[れいねん]

    normal year, average year

  • 割[わ]り

    rate

  • 大概[たいがい]

    generally, probably

  • 大層[たいそう]

    very, highly

  • 大量[たいりょう]

    large quantity, great volume

  • 立[た]て 替[か]える

    pay for another, pay in advance

  • 例[たと]え

    metaphor, simile

  • 玉[たま]ねぎ

    onion

  • だらしない

    slovenly, untidy

  • 縮[ちぢ]み

    shrinkage

  • 盆[ぼん]

    Bon Festival

  • 月見[つきみ]

    moon viewing

  • 作[つく]り 話[ばなし]

    fable, fiction

  • 定食[ていしょく]

    day's special, set menu

  • とうもろこし

    corn, maize

  • 握[にぎ]り 締[し]める

    squeeze, grip

  • 売買[ばいばい]

    buying and selling, trade

  • 白線[はくせん]

    white line, warning line

  • 引[ひ]き 伸[の]ばす

    stretch out, enlarge

  • 人差[ひとさ]し 指[ゆび]

    index finger

  • 冷[ひ]やかす

    tease, jeer

  • ひらひら

    lightly, floating

  • 便箋[びんせん]

    letter paper, stationery

  • ぽかぽか

    pleasantly warm

  • 混[ま]ざる

    be mixed, be stirred

  • 交[ま]ざる

    mix, socialize with

  • 町外[まちはず]れ

    outskirts of a town

  • 真[ま]ん 丸[まる]

    perfect circle

  • 道順[みちじゅん]

    route, itinerary

  • 年月[ねんげつ]

    years, time

  • 物知[ものし]り

    knowledgeable person, know-it-all

  • 幼児[ようじ]

    young child, infant

  • 洋食[ようしょく]

    Western cooking, European dish

  • 洋間[ようま]

    Western-style room

  • 余分[よぶん]

    excess, extra

  • よる

    be caused by

  • 何十[なんじゅう]

    several tens

  • 洗面[せんめん]

    washing one's face

  • 早退[そうたい]

    early departure

  • 大便[だいべん]

    stool, feces

  • 縦書[たてが]き

    vertical writing

  • だぶだぶ

    baggy, too big

  • 玉[たま]

    bead, ball

  • 単数[たんすう]

    singular

  • 付[つ]け 足[た]す

    add on, append

  • つるつる

    smooth, slippery

  • 手洗[てあら]い

    toilet, washstand

  • 定休日[ていきゅうび]

    regular holiday

  • 出来上[できあ]がり

    completion, finish

  • 手数[てすう]

    trouble, bother

  • トースト

    toast

  • どきっと

    surprised, shocked

  • 仲[なか]

    personal relationship

  • 寝過[ねす]ごす

    oversleep

  • 年々[ねんねん]

    year by year, annually

  • 乗[の]り 遅[おく]れる

    miss

  • のろのろ

    slowly, easy

  • 肌着[はだぎ]

    underwear

  • 罰[ばっ]する

    punish

  • 早寝[はやね]

    going to bed early

  • ぴかぴか

    new, shiny

  • 筆記試験[ひっきしけん]

    written examination

  • 一休[ひとやす]み

    rest

  • 日[ひ]の 入[い]り

    sunset

  • 不確[ふたし]か

    unreliable, uncertain

  • 父母[ふぼ]

    father and mother, parents

  • 風呂場[ふろば]

    bathroom

  • 平方[へいほう]

    square

  • ぺこぺこ

    bow, kowtow

  • ぺらぺら

    floppy, flimsy

  • 豊富[ほうふ]

    abundant, plentiful

  • ほうれん 草[そう]

    spinach

  • ほこり

    dust

  • ポット

    pot, thermos

  • 正[まさ]に

    just, surely

  • 見覚[みおぼ]え

    recognition, remembrance

  • ミュージック

    music

  • 目薬[めぐすり]

    eye drops

  • 目覚[めざ]まし

    waking up

  • 目下[めした]

    one's inferiors

  • 目次[もくじ]

    table of contents

  • 寝[ね]かせる

    put to bed, lay down

  • 目下[もっか]

    now, at present

  • 焼[や]きそば

    pan-fried noodles

  • 湯飲[ゆの]み

    teacup

  • 洋室[ようしつ]

    Western-style room

  • よそ 見[み]

    look around

  • 寄[よ]り 集[あつ]まる

    gather, assemble

  • 略[りゃく]す

    abbreviate, omit

  • ロマンチック

    romantic

  • わくわく

    feel excited

  • わさび

    wasabi, Japanese horseradish

  • 和式[わしき]

    Japanese style

  • 洗面器[せんめんき]

    washbowl, sink

  • 存[ぞん]じる

    think, know

  • 短期大学[たんきだいがく]

    junior college

  • 男性的[だんせいてき]

    masculine, manly

  • チキン

    chicken, fried chicken

  • 月初[つきはじ]め

    at the beginning of the month

  • 釣[つ]り 合[あ]う

    balance, match

  • 定義[ていぎ]

    definition

  • 同姓[どうせい]

    same surname

  • 貴[とうと]い

    precious, valuable

  • 所々[ところどころ]

    here and there, at places

  • とじる

    bind, file

  • 泥[どろ]

    mud, dirt

  • 度忘[どわす]れ

    memory lapse, mental block

  • 問屋[とんや]

    wholesale store, wholesaler

  • 長話[ながばなし]

    long conversation, talk for a long time

  • 何[なん]て

    what, how

  • にやにや

    grin to oneself

  • 乗[の]り 越[こ]す

    ride past

  • 肌色[はだいろ]

    flesh color

  • 罰[ばつ]

    punishment, penalty

  • 鳩[はと]

    pigeon, dove

  • ばら

    rose

  • パンティー

    panties

  • 一言[ひとこと]

    single word

  • 相応[ふさわ]しい

    suitable, appropriate

  • 府庁[ふちょう]

    urban prefectural office

  • 府立[ふりつ]

    prefectural

  • 古里[ふるさと]

    hometown, birthplace

  • ふわふわ

    soft

  • 毎度[まいど]

    every time, always

  • 真四角[ましかく]

    square

  • 回[まわ]り 道[みち]

    roundabout way, detour

  • まずい

    problematic, troublesome

  • 味方[みかた]

    friend, ally

  • 飯[めし]

    cooked rice, meal

  • 面[めん]

    surface, aspect

  • 木造[もくぞう]

    wooden

  • 餅[もち]

    rice cake

  • 物覚[ものおぼ]え

    memory

  • もむ

    rub, massage

  • 漏[も]る

    leak, be leaky

  • 門[もん]

    gate, entrance

  • 夜更[よふ]かし

    sitting up late at night

  • 因[よ]る

    be caused by, be due to

  • 喜[よろこ]ばす

    please, gladden

  • 陸上[りくじょう]

    land, shore

  • 利子[りし]

    interest

  • 両手[りょうて]

    both hands

  • 和英[わえい]

    Japanese-English

  • 割[わ]り 引[び]き

    discount, reduction

  • センター

    center

  • 栓抜[せんぬ]き

    bottle opener, corkscrew

  • 添[そ]う

    accompany, go along with

  • 象[ぞう]

    elephant

  • 属[ぞく]する

    belong to, be one of

  • その 内[うち]

    before long, sooner or later

  • 染[そ]める

    dye, color

  • 揃[そろ]える

    align, make uniform

  • ぞんざい

    rough, rude

  • 大[だい]

    bigness, large size

  • 大根[だいこん]

    daikon radish, oriental radish

  • 大臣[だいじん]

    minister

  • 立[た]ち 止[ど]まる

    stop, halt

  • 七夕[たなばた]

    Tanabata Festival, Star Festival

  • 谷[たに]

    valley, ravine

  • 他人[たにん]

    another person, stranger

  • 種[たね]

    seed

  • 束[たば]

    bundle, counter for bundles

  • 段[だん]

    step, grade

  • 男子[だんし]

    boy, young man

  • 男女[だんじょ]

    men and women, both sexes

  • たんす

    chest of drawers, wardrobe

  • 蛋白質[たんぱくしつ]

    protein

  • チェンジ

    change, exchange

  • 地下[ちか]

    underground

  • 違[ちが]い

    difference, mistake

  • 近頃[ちかごろ]

    recently, nowadays

  • 地形[ちけい]

    geographical features, topography

  • 知人[ちじん]

    acquaintance, friend

  • 縮[ちぢ]まる

    be shortened, be contracted

  • 地方[ちほう]

    district, region

  • 注意深[ちゅういぶか]い

    careful, discreet

  • 蝶蝶[ちょうちょう]

    butterfly

  • 頂戴[ちょうだい]

    getting, receiving

  • 散[ち]らかす

    scatter, disarrange

  • 追伸[ついしん]

    P.S.

  • 通行止[つうこうど]め

    road closed

  • 通帳[つうちょう]

    bankbook, passbook

  • 通路[つうろ]

    passage, alley

  • 使[つか]い

    errand

  • つかまる

    grip, grab

  • 月日[つきひ]

    time, days

  • 月夜[つきよ]

    moonlit night

  • 漬[つ]け 物[もの]

    pickle, pickled vegetable

  • 包[つつ]み

    package, parcel

  • 包[つつ]み 紙[がみ]

    wrapping paper

  • 綱[つな]

    rope, line

  • つながり

    connection, relation

  • つながる

    connect, join

  • 唾[つば]

    saliva, spittle

  • つばめ

    swallow

  • 潰[つぶ]す

    crush, smash

  • つぶやく

    mutter, murmur

  • 都[みやこ]

    capital, city

  • つぶる

    close

  • 潰[つぶ]れる

    crush

  • つぼみ

    bud

  • つまずく

    stumble, trip

  • 罪[つみ]

    crime, sin

  • 爪切[つめき]り

    nail clipper

  • 露[つゆ]

    dew, dewdrop

  • 梅雨入[つゆい]り

    start of the rainy season

  • 強気[つよき]

    tough, bullish

  • ツル

    crane, stork

  • 出会[であ]う

    meet

  • 手足[てあし]

    hands and feet, limbs

  • 低[てい]

    low

  • 停止[ていし]

    stop, suspension

  • でこぼこ

    unevenness, bumpiness

  • 鉄[てつ]

    iron

  • てのひら

    palm

  • 点[てん]

    point, issue

  • 天[てん]

    sky, Heaven

  • 天皇[てんのう]

    emperor

  • 塔[とう]

    tower, pagoda

  • 銅[どう]

    copper

  • 通[とお]り 掛[か]かる

    happen to pass by

  • とがる

    be sharp

  • 得[とく]

    gain, advantage

  • 図書[としょ]

    books

  • 飛[と]び 下[お]りる

    jump off, jump down

  • 飛[と]び 込[こ]む

    dive into

  • 徒歩[とほ]

    walking, going on foot

  • 取[と]り 出[だ]す

    take out, pull out

  • とんかつ

    pork cutlet

  • どんなに

    how much

  • 丼[どんぶり]

    bowl

  • 仲間[なかま]

    comrade, peer

  • 中指[なかゆび]

    middle finger

  • 泣[な]き 顔[がお]

    tear-stained face

  • 仲人[なこうど]

    go-between, matchmaker

  • 撫[な]でる

    stroke, pat

  • 何[なに]しろ

    anyhow, as you know

  • 生[なま]

    raw, fresh

  • 波[なみ]

    wave, fluctuations

  • なめる

    lick, lap

  • 何遍[なんべん]

    how many times

  • 匂[にお]う

    smell (pleasant)

  • 臭[にお]う

    stink (unpleasant)

  • 賑[にぎ]わう

    bustle, enliven

  • 偽物[にせもの]

    sham, imitation

  • にらむ

    glare, stare

  • 人数[にんずう]

    number of people

  • 布[ぬの]

    cloth

  • 濡[ぬ]らす

    wet, moisten

  • 寝転[ねころ]ぶ

    lie down

  • ねずみ

    rat, mouse

  • 眠[ねむ]たい

    sleepy

  • 眠[ねむ]り

    sleep, slumber

  • 狙[ねら]う

    aim, be after

  • 年中[ねんじゅう]

    all year

  • 脳[のう]

    brain

  • 能[のう]

    ability, capability

  • のぞく

    look, peep

  • 喉[のど]

    the throat

  • のんき

    carefree, easy-going

  • 婆[ばあ]さん

    grandmother, old lady

  • ばい 菌[きん]

    bacterium, germ

  • はえ

    fly

  • ばかばかしい

    stupid, absurd

  • はかり

    scales

  • 吐[は]く

    holler, spew

  • 白紙[はくし]

    blank sheet, clean slate

  • 挟[はさ]む

    trap

  • はしご

    ladder

  • はだし

    barefoot, bare feet

  • バツ

    cross, x-mark

  • 葉[は]っぱ

    leaf

  • 初詣[はつもう]で

    first shrine visit of the new year

  • 花束[はなたば]

    bunch of flowers

  • はねる

    run over, hit

  • 幅[はば]

    width, breadth

  • 流行[はやり]

    fashion, trend

  • 原[はら]

    plain, field

  • 腹一杯[はらいっぱい]

    full stomach

  • ばら 色[いろ]

    rose color

  • はれる

    swell, swell up

  • 番[ばん]

    one's turn, watch

  • 判子[はんこ]

    seal, stamp

  • 控[ひか]え 室[しつ]

    waiting room

  • 光[ひかり]

    light, flash

  • 引[ひ]き 止[と]める

    detain, keep

  • 卑怯[ひきょう]

    cowardice, meanness

  • ひく

    run over

  • 飛行[ひこう]

    flight, aviation

  • 密[ひそ]か

    secret, private

  • 左利[ひだりき]き

    left-handedness, left-hander

  • 引[ひ]っ 掛[か]ける

    hook on

  • 筆記用具[ひっきようぐ]

    writing materials, pens and pencils

  • 雛祭[ひなまつ]り

    Doll Festival

  • 日日[ひにち]

    date, number of days

  • 日々[ひび]

    daily, every day

  • ヒント

    hint, clue

  • ファックス

    facsimile, fax

  • 不器用[ぶきよう]

    clumsy, unskillful

  • 含[ふく]む

    contain, include

  • 塞[ふさ]ぐ

    close, shut

  • 双子[ふたご]

    twins

  • 筆[ふで]

    writing brush, penmanship

  • ふもと

    foot of the mountain

  • 振[ふ]り 仮名[がな]

    reading aid in kana characters

  • フルーツ

    fruit

  • 古本[ふるほん]

    secondhand book

  • 触[ふ]れる

    touch, come in contact with

  • 文[ぶん]

    writings, sentence

  • 平日[へいじつ]

    weekday

  • へそ

    the navel, the bellybutton

  • べたべた

    stick together

  • 蛇[へび]

    snake, serpent

  • 法[ほう]

    law, rule

  • ほうき

    broom

  • 吠[ほ]える

    bark, bay

  • 頬[ほお]

    cheek

  • ポスター

    poster

  • ほどく

    undo, unfasten

  • 炎[ほのお]

    flame, blaze

  • ほほ

    cheek

  • ほほえむ

    smile

  • 彫[ほ]る

    engrave, carve

  • 盆[ぼん]

    tray

  • 本店[ほんてん]

    head office

  • 間[ま]

    interval, duration of time, chamber

  • 前売[まえう]り 券[けん]

    advance ticket

  • まく

    sow, scatter

  • 真心[まごころ]

    sincerity, true heart

  • 混[ま]じる

    be blended, get mixed

  • 町中[まちなか]

    the downtown area, the central area of a town

  • 末[まつ]

    last part, end

  • まとめ

    summary

  • まな 板[いた]

    chopping board

  • まね

    imitation, mimicry

  • まねる

    imitate, mimic

  • まぶた

    eyelid

  • 間[ま]も 無[な]く

    soon, in a short time

  • 眉毛[まゆげ]

    eyebrows

  • まれ

    rarely

  • 実[み]

    fruit, nut

  • 見[み]かけ

    looks, appearance

  • 幹[みき]

    tree trunk

  • 水色[みずいろ]

    sky blue, turquoise

  • 湖[みずうみ]

    lake

  • ミスプリント

    misprint, error

  • 味噌[みそ]

    miso, soybean paste

  • 溝[みぞ]

    ditch, groove

  • 交[まじ]わる

    cross

  • 認[みと]める

    recognize, acknowledge

  • 皆[みな]

    all, everybody

  • 土産[みやげ]

    souvenir

  • 明朝[みょうちょう]

    tomorrow morning

  • むく

    peel, pare

  • 無言[むごん]

    silence, muteness

  • 虫[むし]

    insect, worm

  • 無生物[むせいぶつ]

    inanimate object

  • 無茶[むちゃ]

    reckless, excessive

  • 無理[むり]やり

    by force, against one's will

  • 名所[めいしょ]

    noted place, sights

  • 明白[めいはく]

    clear, plain

  • めくる

    turn over

  • 雌[めす]

    female

  • 目茶苦茶[めちゃくちゃ]

    in a mess, terrible

  • めでたい

    happy, fortunate

  • 面倒臭[めんどうくさ]い

    troublesome, tiresome

  • もうかる

    make a profit, be profitable

  • もうけ

    profits, earnings

  • 申[もう]す

    speak humbly, state humbly

  • 潜[もぐ]る

    dive into

  • もしかしたら

    possibly, perhaps

  • 最[もっと]も

    the most

  • もてる

    be popular with the opposite sex

  • 下[もと]

    under the supervision

  • 求[もと]める

    seek, wish for

  • 者[もの]

    person, fellow

  • 盛[も]り 上[あ]がる

    become lively, get fired up

  • 盛[も]る

    heap up, fill

  • 役[やく]

    role, part

  • 安[やす]っぽい

    cheap, tacky

  • やって 来[く]る

    come, turn up

  • 家主[やぬし]

    landlord

  • 柔[やわ]らかい

    soft, gentle

  • 夕日[ゆうひ]

    setting sun

  • 行方[ゆくえ]

    one's whereabouts

  • 湯気[ゆげ]

    steam, vapor

  • ゆでる

    boil

  • 世[よ]

    world, public,

  • 夜[よ]

    night, evening

  • 預金[よきん]

    deposit, bank account

  • 欲張[よくば]り

    greed, greedy

  • よける

    avoid, evade

  • 予言[よげん]

    prediction, forecast

  • よこす

    send, hand over

  • よす

    quit, stop

  • 呼[よ]び 出[だ]す

    call, page

  • 寄[よ]り 掛[か]かる

    lean against something

  • 世論[よろん]

    public opinion

  • 来日[らいにち]

    coming to Japan

  • 楽[らく]

    comfort, relief

  • 欄[らん]

    column, field

  • 陸[りく]

    land, shore

  • 略[りゃく]

    abbreviation

  • 流行[りゅうこう]

    fashion, trend

  • 領収書[りょうしゅうしょ]

    receipt, voucher

  • 両面[りょうめん]

    both sides

  • 旅客機[りょかくき]

    passenger plane

  • 礼[れい]

    bow, courtesy

  • レクリエーション

    recreation, games

  • 列[れつ]

    row, line

  • ろうそく

    candle

  • 論[ろん]

    argument, opinion

  • わがまま

    selfishness, willfulness

  • わく

    well up

  • 私[わたくし]

    I, myself

  • 詫[わ]びる

    apologize

  • 割[わ]り 箸[ばし]

    disposable chopsticks

  • 悪賢[わるがしこ]い

    cunning, sly

  • 悪口[わるくち]

    slander, abuse

  • 島[とう]

    island

  • ばからしい

    stupid, useless

  • 日付[ひづ]け

    date

  • 速達便[そくたつびん]

    special delivery, express mail

  • 出来[でき]るだけ

    as much as possible

  • なぜか

    for some reason

  • 何千[なんぜん]

    several thousand, thousands

  • 何百[なんびゃく]

    several hundred, hundreds

  • にわかに

    rapidly

  • ぴたりと

    suddenly

  • 必死[ひっし]に

    desperately

  • ぴょんと

    jump

  • ひらりと

    lightly, delicately

  • もうじき

    soon

  • やたらに

    frequently, persistently

  • 割合[わりあい]に

    relatively, rather

  • 生[しょう]ずる

    arise, occur