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Oct 18, 2017
N5
とる
Definition
to take (a photo), to record (video, audio, etc.), to make (a film)
N4
ひらく
Definition
to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack, to bloom, to unfold, to spread out, to open (for business, e.g. in the morning), to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen, to hold (meeting, etc.), to give, to open, to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a n...
N3
くう
Definition
to eat, to live, to make a living, to survive, to bite, to sting (as insects do), to tease, to torment, to taunt, to make light of, to make fun of, to encroach on, to eat into, to consume, to defeat a superior, to threaten a position, to consume time...
N2
くむ
Definition
to draw (water), to fetch (water), to ladle, to dip, to scoop, to pump, to have a drink together, to consider, to sympathize with, to sympathise with
N1
および
Definition
and, as well as

Daily Word History

October 17

N5

鶏肉

けいにく、とりにく
chicken meat
N4

必要

必用
ひつよう
necessary; needed; essential; indispensable; necessity; need; requirement
N3

9、玖
num
きゅう、く、ここの、この、ここ
nine
N2

組み合わせ

組合せ、組合わせ、組み合せ
くみあわせ
combination
N1

お八つ

お八、御八つ
おやつ
between-meal snack; mid-afternoon (around 3 o'clock) snack; afternoon refreshment; afternoon tea

October 16

N5

とり
bird; bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry
N4

引っ越す

引越す、引き越す、引っこす
ひっこす、ひきこす
to move (house); to change residence
N3

金曜

きんよう
Friday
N2

区分

くぶん
division; section; demarcation; partition; segmentation; subdivision; (traffic) lane; compartment; classification; sorting
N1

お休み

御休み
おやすみ
holiday; day off; absence; sleep; rest; Good night

October 15

N5

土曜日

どようび
Saturday
N4

非常に

adv
ひじょうに
very; extremely; exceedingly
N3

金融

きんゆう
financing; credit transacting; loaning of money; circulation of money
N2

工夫

こうふ
labourer; laborer; blue-collar worker
N1

重んずる

vt
おもんずる
to honor; to honour; to respect; to esteem; to prize

October 14

N5

友達

友だち
ともだち
friend; companion
N4

美術館

びじゅつかん
art gallery; art museum
N3

すじ肉

筋肉
すじにく
sinewy meat
N2

配る

賦る
くばる
to distribute; to deliver; to deal (cards)
N1

重んじる

v1
vt
おもんじる
to respect; to honor; to honour; to esteem; to prize

October 13

N5

止まる

留まる、停まる、駐まる、止る、留る
とまる
to stop (moving); to come to a stop; to stop (doing, working, being supplied); to come to a halt; to cease; to be stopped; to be suspended; to alight; to perch on
N4

久しぶり

久し振り
ひさしぶり
a long time (since the last time); it's been a while (since I last saw, mailed, etc., you)
N3

緊張

きんちょう
tension; mental strain; nervousness
N2

句読点

くとうてん
punctuation mark; punctuation marks
N1

重役

じゅうやく、おもやく
company director; top management; high executive; (person with) heavy responsibilities

October 12

N5

飛ぶ

跳ぶ、翔ぶ
とぶ
to fly; to soar; to jump; to leap; to spring; to bound; to hop
N4

飛行場

ひこうじょう
airfield; airport
N3

近代

きんだい
present day; modern times
N2

諄い

くどい
verbose; importunate; wordy; repetitious; long-winded; heavy (taste); rich; strong; cloying; gaudy; loud
N1

赴く

趣く、趨く
おもむく、おもぶく
to go in the direction of; to proceed toward; to proceed according to; to repair to; to betake oneself to; to become; to face (facts, circumstances, etc.); to abide by; to agree to; to consent to; to obey

October 11

N5

殿

suf
どの
form of address used for official letters and business letters, and in letters to inferiors; Mr.
N4

鬚、髯
ひげ、ヒゲ
moustache; beard; whiskers; extremely short pulse appearing on an electrical signal
N3

金属

金ぞく
きんぞく
metal
N2

くっ付ける

くっ着ける、食っ付ける
v1
くっつける
to attach; to stick together; to paste; to glue; to place together; to put side-by-side; to make someone get married; to get someone hitched
N1

趣き
おもむき
meaning; tenor; gist; effect; influence; appearance; aspect; taste; grace; charm; refinement

October 10

N5

隣り、鄰
となり
neighbor (neighbour); next to (esp. living next door to)
N4

引き出す

引出す、引きだす
ひきだす
to pull out; to take out; to draw out; to withdraw
N3

金銭

きんせん
money; cash
N2

くっ付く

食っ付く
くっつく
to adhere to; to stick to; to cling to; to keep close to; to go along with; to get involved with; to be thick with; to become intimate
N1

主なる

重なる
おもなる
main; principal; important

October 09

N5

何方

どなた
who?
N4

引き出し

引出し、抽き出し、抽出し、抽斗、抽匣
ひきだし
drawer; withdrawal; drawing out; variety of knowledge and experience useful for handling things impromptu
N3

禁止

きんし
prohibition; inhibition; ban
N2

口紅

くちべに
lipstick
N1

玩具

翫具
おもちゃ、がんぐ、オモチャ
toy; plaything

October 08

N5

迚も

adv
とても、とっても
very; awfully; exceedingly; (not) at all; by no means; simply (cannot)
N4

光る

ひかる
to shine; to glitter; to be bright
N3

金庫

きんこ
safe; strongbox; cashbox; vault; strongroom; depository; cash office; treasury; provider of funds
N2

くちびる
lips
N1

面白い

おもしろい
interesting; amusing

October 07

N5

何方

孰方
どちら、どっち、いずかた、いずち、どち、いずし、なにざま
which way; which direction; where; which one (esp. of two alternatives); who
N4

ひかり
light
N3

金額

きんがく
amount of money
N2

下がる

下る
さがる
to come down; to go down; to fall; to drop; to sink; to get lower; to hang; to dangle; to move back; to step back; to withdraw; to retire; to deteriorate; to fall off; to be downgraded; to get closer to the present day; to go south
N1

思いつき

思い付き
おもいつき
plan; idea; suggestion

October 06

N5

何方

孰方
どちら、どっち、いずかた、いずち、どち、いずし、なにざま
which way; which direction; where; which one (esp. of two alternatives); who
N4

冷える

v1
vi
ひえる
to grow cold (from room temperature, e.g. in refrigerator); to get chilly; to cool down
N3

禁煙

禁烟
きんえん
abstaining from smoking; quitting smoking; No Smoking!; Smoking Prohibited!
N2

下らない

くだらない
good-for-nothing; stupid; trivial; worthless
N1

おもて、おも、も、もて
face; surface; mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)

October 05

N5

図書館

としょかん、ずしょかん
library
N4

fire; flame; blaze
N3

白銀、白金
ぎん、しろがね、しろかね
silver (Ag); silver coin; money; silver medal; silver colour; silver color; silver general
N2

草臥れる

v1
vi
くたびれる
to get tired; to be exhausted; to wear out; to be battered from long use
N1

お目出度う

御目出度う、お芽出度う、御芽出度う
int
おめでとう
congratulations!; an auspicious occasion!

October 04

N5

とし
year; many years; age; past one's prime; old age
N4

day; days; sun; sunshine; sunlight; case (esp. unfortunate); event
N3
きん
gold (Au); golden (color); gold (medal, cup); valuable; of highest value; gold coin; money; Friday; metal (fourth of the five elements); Jin (dynasty of China; 1115-1234 CE); gold general; testicles; karat; carat
N2

砕ける

摧ける
v1
vi
くだける
to break (into pieces); to be broken; to be smashed; to collapse; to crumble; to decline; to cool (e.g. enthusiasm); to dampen (e.g. one's will to fight); to become less formal; to throw off reserve; to become affable; to become easy to understand (e.g. a story); to be worried
N1

お襁褓

御襁褓
おむつ、オムツ
diaper; nappy; napkin

October 03

N5

処、處
ところ、とこ
place; spot; scene; site; address; district; area; locality; one's house; point; part; space; room; whereupon; as a result; about to; on the verge of; was just doing; was in the process of doing; have just done; just finished doing
N4

反対

はんたい
opposition; resistance; antagonism; hostility; objection; dissension; reverse; opposite; vice versa; contrast
N3

議論

ぎろん
argument; discussion; dispute; controversy
N2

砕く

摧く
くだく
to break; to smash
N1

お宮

おみや
Shinto shrine

October 02

N5

何処

何所、何處
どこ、いずこ、いずく、いづこ、いどこ
where; what place; how much (long, far); what extent
N4

番組

ばんぐみ
program (e.g. TV); programme
N3

記録

きろく
record; minutes; document; a record (e.g. in sports); results; score; to record; to document; to set a record (e.g. in sports); to show a result; to reach a value
N2

崩れる

v1
vi
くずれる
to collapse; to crumble; to get out of shape; to lose one's shape; to become disorganized; to become untidy; to break down; to be thrown into disarray; to crash (stock market); to slump; to decline; to break money into small change; to turn bad (e.g. weather); to change for the worse; to deteriorate
N1

お巡りさん

御巡りさん
おまわりさん
police officer

October 01

N5

時計

土圭
とけい、ときはかり
watch; clock; timepiece
N4

払う

はらう
to pay (e.g. money, bill); to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches); to drive away (e.g. one's competitors); to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of; to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern); to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert; to move out (of one's own place); to vacate; to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside; to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy); to reset (an abacus)
N3

キロ

キロ
kilo-; 10^3; kilogram; kilogramme; kilometre; kilometer; kilo-; 2^10
N2

薬指

くすり指
くすりゆび
ring finger; fourth finger
N1

お負け

御負け
おまけ
freebie (e.g. with a purchase); something additional; bonus; an extra; price reduction; discount; exaggeration

September 30

N5

時々

時時、時どき
ときどき
sometimes; at times
N4

はやし
woods; forest; copse; thicket; bunch; line (of something); collection
N3

切れる

きれる
to break; to snap; to be cut; to split; to crack; to be injured; to wear out; to be worn out; to break; to burst; to collapse; to wear off; to stop working; to go dead; to expire (time limit, etc.); to run out; to become due; to run out (of stock, etc.); to be exhausted; to be used up; to be sold out; to be out of; to be broken off (e.g. of a relationship); to break up; to have severed ties; to be cut off; to be disconnected; to cut well; to be sharp; to be sharp-minded; to be keen; to be shrewd; to be quick-witted; to be able; to be short of; to drop under (a certain figure); to beat (e.g. a record time); to dry off; to curve; to veer; to shuffle (cards); to get angry; to snap; to blow one's top; to lose one's temper; to flip; to be able to do completely
N2

崩す

くずす
to destroy; to demolish; to pull down; to tear down; to level; to disturb; to put into disorder; to throw off balance; to make shaky; to relax (one's pose); to make oneself at ease; to break (a bill); to change; to make change; to write in cursive style; to write in running style; to break into a smile; to let off a smile; to lower (a price)
N1

覚え

おぼえ
memory; sense; experience

September 29

N5

十日

10日
とおか
the tenth day of the month; ten days
N4

花見

はなみ
cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
N3

切れ

きれ
piece; slice; strip; scrap; cloth; sharpness; counter for scraps, pieces, etc.
N2

くず、クズ
waste; scrap; garbage; dregs; chad
N1

帯びる

v1
vt
おびる
to wear (sword, decoration, etc.); to carry; to be entrusted (e.g. with a mission); to take on; to have a trace of; to be tinged with

September 28

N5

遠い

とおい
far; distant
N4

はっきり

はっきり
clearly; plainly; distinctly; to be clear; to be definite; to be certain; to be exact; to become clear; to clear up
N3

きり
fog; mist; spray
N2

苦心

くしん
pain; trouble; anxiety; diligence; hard work
N1

夥しい

おびただしい
large number; innumerable; great many; immense; vast; abundant