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May 22, 2018
N5
れいぞうこ
Definition
refrigerator
N4
おつり
Definition
change (i.e. money), balance
N3
しき
Definition
equation, formula, expression, ceremony, style, enforcement regulations (of the ritsuryo)
N2
しおからい、からい
Definition
salty (taste), briny
N1
がいしょう
Definition
Foreign Minister

Daily Word History

May 21

N5

旅行

りょこう
travel; trip
N4

仰っしゃる

仰る、仰しゃる、仰有る
おっしゃる
to say; to speak; to tell; to talk
N3

然も

而も、併も
しかも
moreover; furthermore; nevertheless; and yet
N2

寺院

じいん
temple
N1

外貨

がいか
foreign currency; foreign money; foreign exchange; foreign goods; imported goods

May 20

N5

料理

りょうり
cooking; cookery; cuisine; dealing with something; handling; administration; management
N4

落ちる

堕ちる、墜ちる、落る
v1
vi
おちる
to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); to be used in a certain place (e.g. money); to be omitted; to be missing; to decrease; to sink; to fail (e.g. exam or class); to lose (contest, election, etc.); to crash; to degenerate; to degrade; to fall behind; to become indecent (of a conversation); to be ruined; to go under; to fade; to come out (e.g. a stain); to come off (e.g. makeup); to be removed (e.g. illness, possessing spirit, name on a list); to fall (into someone's hands); to become someone's possession; to fall (into a trap); to fall (for a trick); to give in; to give up; to confess; to flee; to fall; to be defeated; to surrender; to come to (in the end); to end in; to fall (in love, asleep, etc.); to swoon (judo); to consent; to understand; to crash; to freeze; to die; to move to the depths
N3

直に

adv
じかに
directly; in person; firsthand
N2

シーツ

シーツ
sheet; bed sheet
N1

まち、ちょう
town; block; neighbourhood; neighborhood; street; road; 109.09 m; 0.99 hectares

May 19

N5

両親

りょうしん、ふたおや
parents; both parents
N4

お宅

御宅
おたく
your house; your home; your family; your husband; your organization; you (referring to someone of equal status with whom one is not especially close)
N3

ジェット機

ジェットき
jet aeroplane; jet airplane
N2

シーズン

シーズン
season (fruits and vegetables, sporting, holidays)
N1

ふた、がい、フタ
cover; lid; cap

May 18

N5

留学生

りゅうがくせい
overseas student; exchange student
N4

お嬢さん

御嬢さん
おじょうさん
daughter; young lady
N3

幸せ

仕合わせ、倖せ、仕合せ
しあわせ、しやわせ
happiness; good fortune; luck; blessing
N2

明明後日

明々後日
しあさって、みょうみょうごにち
(in) three days' time (two days after tomorrow)
N1

緩和

かんわ
relief; mitigation; alleviation; relaxation; softening

May 17

N5

立派

りっぱ
splendid; fine; handsome; elegant; imposing; prominent; praiseworthy; creditable; worthy; legal; legitimate; lawful; undeniable (e.g. crime); indisputable; solid
N4

押し入れ

押入、押入れ
おしいれ
closet
N3

4、肆
num
し、よん、よ
four
N2

仕上がる

仕上る
しあがる
to be finished; to be completed; to be done
N1

貫禄

貫録
かんろく
presence; dignity

May 16

N5

ラジカセ

ラジカセ
radio-cassette player
N4

怒る

瞋る
おこる、いかる
to get angry; to get mad; to tell someone off; to scold; to be angular; to be square
N3

poem; verse of poetry
N2

山林

さんりん
mountain forest; forest on a mountain; montane forest; mountains and forest
N1

還暦

かんれき
60th birthday

May 15

N5

ラジオ

ラジオ
radio
N4

行う

行なう
おこなう
to perform; to do; to conduct oneself; to carry out
N3

うじ
family name; lineage; birth
N2

サンプル

サンプル
sample
N1

慣例

かんれい
custom; precedent; of convention

May 14

N5

来年

らいねん
next year
N4

起こす

起す
おこす
to raise; to raise up; to set up; to pick up; to wake; to wake up; to waken; to awaken; to cause; to bring about; to lead to; to trigger; to give rise to; to create; to generate (e.g. heat, electricity); to produce; to start; to begin; to launch; to establish; to found; to set up; to open; to plough; to plow; to till; to fall ill with; to transcribe; to write down (what is spoken); to turn over (a card)
N3

散歩

さんぽ
walk; stroll
N2

産地

さんち
producing area
N1

官僚

かんりょう
bureaucrat; bureaucracy

May 13

N5

来週

らいしゅう
next week
N4

遅れる

後れる
v1
vi
おくれる
to be late; to be delayed; to fall behind schedule; to be overdue
N3

酸素

さんそ
oxygen (O)
N2

酸性

さんせい
acidity; acidic
N1

観覧

かんらん
viewing

May 12

N5

来月

らいげつ
next month
N4

送る

おくる
to send (a thing); to dispatch; to despatch; to transmit; to take or escort (a person somewhere); to see off (a person); to bid farewell (to the departed); to bury; to spend (time); to live one's life; to pass (down the line); to affix okurigana
N3

賛成

さんせい
approval; agreement; support; favour; favor
N2

算数

さんすう
arithmetic
N1

寛容

かんよう
tolerance; open-mindedness; forbearance; generosity

May 11

N5

弱い

よわい
weak; frail; delicate; tender; unskilled; weak (wine)
N4

贈り物

贈物
おくりもの
present; gift
N3

参考

參考
さんこう
reference; consultation
N2

三角

さんかく
triangle; triangular
N1

慣用

かんよう
common; customary

May 10

N5

よる、よ
evening; night
N4

屋上

おくじょう
rooftop
N3

参加

さんか
participation
N2

爽やか

さわやか
fresh; refreshing; invigorating; clear; fluent; eloquent
N1

関与

干与
かんよ
participation; taking part in; participating in; being concerned in

May 09

N5

読む

よむ
to read; to count; to guess; to predict; to read (someone's thoughts); to see (e.g. into someone's heart); to divine
N4

num
おく
10^8; 100,000,000; hundred million
N3

騒ぎ

さわぎ
uproar; disturbance
N2

騒がしい

さわがしい
noisy; boisterous; turbulent (era, etc.); troubled
N1

勧誘

かんゆう
invitation; solicitation; canvassing; canvasing; inducement; persuasion; encouragement

May 08

N5

呼ぶ

喚ぶ
よぶ
to call out (to); to call; to invoke; to summon (a doctor, etc.); to invite; to designate; to name; to brand; to garner (support, etc.); to gather; to take as one's wife
N4

可笑しい

奇怪しい
おかしい
funny; amusing; comical; laughable; ridiculous; strange; odd; funny; peculiar; weird; unusual; eccentric; improper; unsuitable; unbecoming; suspicious
N3

さる、サル
monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate; sly person; idiot; hick; sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut); clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook; bathhouse prostitute
N2

サラリーマン

サラリーマン、サラーリーマン、サラリマン、サラリー・マン、サラーリー・マン、サラリ・マン
office worker; company employee; company man
N1

感無量

かんむりょう
deep feeling; inexpressible feeling; filled with emotion

May 07

N5

四つ

4つ
num
よっつ、よつ
four
N4

お蔭

御蔭、お陰、御陰
おかげ
grace (of God); benevolence (of Buddha); blessing; assistance; help; aid; effects; influence
N3

去る

避る
さる
to leave; to go away; to pass; to elapse; to be distant; to send away; to drive off; to divorce; ... completely; last ... (e.g. "last April")
N2

再来年

さ来年
さらいねん
year after next
N1

完璧

完ぺき、完壁
かんぺき、かんべき
perfect; complete; flawless

May 06

N5

四日

4日
よっか
fourth day of the month; four days
N4

お祝い

御祝い、お祝、御祝
おいわい
congratulation; congratulations; celebration; festival; congratulatory gift
N3

更に

さらに
furthermore; again; after all; more and more; moreover; even more
N2

再来週

さ来週
さらいしゅう
week after next
N1

勘弁

かんべん
pardon; forgiveness; forbearance

May 05

N5

よこ
horizontal (as opposed to vertical); lying down; side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back); width; breadth; side (of a box, etc.); beside; aside; next to; unconnected
N4

お出でになる

御出でになる
おいでになる
to be; to come; to go
N3

さら
plate; dish; platter; disc; serving; helping; course; kanji radical 108 (at the bottom)
N2

再来月

さ来月
さらいげつ
month after next
N1

幹部

かんぶ
management; (executive) staff; leaders; leadership; top brass; upper echelons

May 04

N5

よく
the following; next
N4

遠慮

えんりょ
reserve; constraint; restraint; modesty; diffidence; hesitation; holding back; discretion; tact; thoughtfulness; declining; refraining; forethought; foresight
N3

左右

さゆう、そう、さう
left and right; influence; control; domination
N2

左様なら

int
さようなら
good-bye
N1

感度

かんど
sensitivity; reception (e.g. radio and television); severity (quake)

May 03

N5

洋服

ようふく
Western-style clothes (cf traditional Japanese clothes)
N4

選ぶ

撰ぶ、択ぶ
えらぶ
to choose; to select
N3

覚める

醒める
v1
vi
さめる
to wake; to wake up; to become sober; to sober up; to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia); to come to one's senses; to be disillusioned
N2

冷める

v1
vi
さめる
to become cool (e.g. from a high temperature to room temperature); to come down (fever); to cool down (interest); to abate; to subside; to dampen
N1

観点

かんてん
point of view

May 02

N5

八日

8日
ようか
the eighth day of the month; eight days
N4

えだ
branch; bow; bough; twig; limb
N3

覚ます

醒ます
さます
to awaken; to disabuse; to sober up; to dampen; to throw a damper on; to spoil
N2

妨げる

v1
vt
さまたげる
to disturb; to prevent; to obstruct; to hinder
N1

簡素

かんそ
simplicity; plain