Daily Words

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Today’s Words

Jan 22, 2019
N5
こうさてん
Definition
crossing, intersection
N4
たてる
Definition
to build, to construct
N3
せいふ
Definition
government, administration
N2
せいりつ
Definition
coming into existence, arrangements, establishment, conclusion, completion, to come into existence, to be true, to hold (i.e. hold true)
N1
ぐんしゅう
Definition
group (of living things), crowd, community

Daily Word History

January 21

N5

5、伍
num
ご、いつ、い
five
N4

たたみ
tatami mat; Japanese straw floor coverings
N3

青年

せいねん
youth; young man
N2

正方形

せいほうけい
square
N1

ぐん
group; bunch; crowd; throng; swarm; band; group

January 20

N5

元気

げんき
lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited; healthy; well; fit; in good health
N4

正しい

ただしい
right; correct; proper; righteous; just; honest; truthful; lawful
N3

制度

せいど
system; institution; organization; organisation
N2

性別

せいべつ
distinction by sex; sex; gender
N1

くらい

くらい、ぐらい
approximately; about; around; or so; to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least; as ... as ...; like

January 19

N5

玄関

玄關
げんかん
entranceway; entry hall; vestibule; foyer; entryway; mud room
N4

尋ねる

訊ねる
v1
vt
たずねる
to ask; to enquire; to inquire; to search; to look for; to look into; to investigate
N3

成長

せいちょう
growth; grow to adulthood
N2

成分

せいぶん
ingredient; component; composition
N1

ぐっと

adv
ぐっと
suddenly; at once; in one go; with a jerk; with a gulp; considerably; very much; a lot; firmly; with an effort; tightly; exerting pressure; completely (e.g. at a loss); deeply (e.g. moved)

January 18

N5

月曜日

げつようび
Monday
N4

訪ねる

v1
vt
たずねる
to visit
N3

贅沢

ぜいたく
luxury; extravagance; to live in luxury
N2

整備

せいび
maintenance; servicing; putting in place; establishment; development; preparation; provision; outfitting
N1

愚痴

愚癡
ぐち
idle complaint; grumble; moha (ignorance, folly)

January 17

N5

結婚

けっこん
marriage
N4

足す

たす
to add (numbers); to add (something); to top up (with something); to take care of (e.g. one's business)
N3

製造

せいぞう
manufacture; production
N2

性能

せいのう
ability; performance; efficiency
N1

君主

くんしゅ
ruler; monarch; sovereign

January 16

N5

結構

けっこう
splendid; nice; wonderful; delicious; sweet; sufficient; fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"); (by implication) no thank you; well enough; OK; tolerable; reasonably; fairly; tolerably; construction; architecture
N4

確か

確、慥か
たしか
sure; certain; positive; definite; reliable; trustworthy; safe; sound; firm; accurate; correct; exact; If I'm not mistaken; If I remember correctly; If I remember rightly
N3

成績

せいせき
results; record; grades; marks
N2

生年月日

せいねんがっぴ
birth date
N1

黒字

くろじ
balance (figure) in the black

January 15

N5

消す

けす
to erase; to delete; to cross out; to turn off power; to extinguish; to put out; to bump off
N4

だから

だから
so; therefore
N3

精々

精精
adv
せいぜい
at the most; at best; to the utmost; as much (far) as possible
N2

政党

せいとう
political party
N1

玄人

黒人
くろうと、くろと
expert; professional; master; woman in the nightlife business; demimondaine; geisha and prostitutes

January 14

N5

今朝

n-t
けさ、こんちょう
this morning
N4

倒れる

斃れる、仆れる、殪れる
v1
vi
たおれる
to fall; to collapse; to drop; to fall senseless; to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.); to die; to go bankrupt; to be ruined; to have a bad debt; to be defeated (in a game); to fall (of governments, dictators, etc.)
N3

成人

せいじん
adult; to grow up; to mature; to come of age
N2

生長

せいちょう
growth; increment
N1

呉れる

vt
くれる
to give; to let one have; to do for one; to be given

January 13

N5

警官

けいかん
policeman
N4

台風

颱風
たいふう
typhoon; hurricane
N3

精神

せいしん
mind; soul; heart; spirit; intention
N2

生存

せいぞん
existence; being; survival; to exist; to live; to survive
N1

呉れ呉れも

呉々も、呉呉も
adv
くれぐれも
repeatedly; sincerely; earnestly

January 12

N5

黒い

くろい
black; dark; illicit; wicked; underground
N4

大分

adv
だいぶ、だいぶん
considerably; greatly; a lot
N3

正式

せいしき
due form; official; formality
N2

清掃

せいそう
cleaning; clean-up; garbage collection; scavenging
N1

包む

裹む
くるむ、つつむ
to wrap up; to tuck in; to pack; to do up; to cover with; to dress in; to conceal; to hide; to be engulfed in; to be enveloped by

January 11

N5

くろ
black; black go stone; guilt; guilty person
N4
たいてい
mostly; ordinarily; usually; generally; probably; most; almost all; ordinary; proper; appropriate; moderate
N3

生産

せいさん
production; manufacture
N2

整数

せいすう
integer; whole number
N1

苦しめる

v1
vt
くるしめる
to torment; to pain; to inflict (physical) pain; to hurt; to harass; to cause (emotional) pain; to afflict; to distress; to bother; to trouble; to stump; to baffle

January 10

N5

くるま
car; automobile; vehicle; wheel
N4

大体

だいたい
outline; main point; gist; general; substantially; approximately; about; in the first place; to begin with; from the start
N3

成功

せいこう
success; hit
N2

青少年

せいしょうねん
youth; young person
N1

倉、庫
くら
warehouse; storehouse; cellar; magazine; granary; godown; depository; treasury; elevator

January 09

N5

来る

來る
くる
to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive; to come back; to do ... and come back; to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue; to come from; to be caused by; to derive from; to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
N4

大事

だいじ、おおごと
important; valuable; serious matter
N3

制限

せいげん
restriction; restraint; limitation; limit
N2

清書

せいしょ
clean copy
N1

組み込む

組込む
くみこむ
to insert; to include; to cut in (printing)

January 08

N5

グラム
gram; gramme
N4

大学生

だいがくせい
university student; college student
N3

清潔

せいけつ
clean; hygienic; sanitary; pure; virtuous; immaculate
N2

性質

せいしつ
nature; property; disposition
N1

組み合わせる

組合わせる、組み合せる、組合せる
v1
vt
くみあわせる
to join together; to combine; to join up

January 07

N5

クラス

クラス
class
N4

退院

たいいん
leaving hospital; discharge from hospital
N3

税金

ぜいきん
tax; duty
N2

制作

せいさく
work (film, book); production; creation; turning (something) out; development
N1

組み合わせ

組合せ、組合わせ、組み合せ
くみあわせ
combination

January 06

N5

暗い

昏い、冥い、闇い
くらい
dark; gloomy; dark (in colour); dull; depressed; dispirited; sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); unclear; unfamiliar; unknown
N4

そんなに

exp
そんなに
so much; so; like that
N3

請求

せいきゅう
claim; demand; charge; application; request; billing (for a service)
N2

製作

せいさく
manufacture; production
N1

首輪

頸環、頸輪、頚輪
くびわ
(animal) collar; necklace; choker

January 05

N5

曇る

くもる
to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast; to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim; to be gloomy; to be clouded (expression); to be downcast; to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.)
N4

そんな

そんな
such (about the actions of the listener, or about ideas expressed or understood by the listener); like that; that sort of
N3

世紀

せいき
century; era
N2

税関

ぜいかん
customs; customs house
N1

首飾り

頸飾り、頚飾り
くびかざり
necklace; choker

January 04

N5

曇り

くもり
cloudiness; cloudy weather; shadow
N4

そろそろ

そろそろ、そろっと
slowly; quietly; steadily; gradually; gingerly; soon; momentarily; before long; any time now
N3

正確

せいかく
accurate; punctual; exact; authentic; veracious
N2

せい、しょう、そう
surname; family name; hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
N1

国境

国界、国堺
こっきょう、くにざかい、こっかい
national border; provincial border

January 03

N5

邦、國
くに
country; state; region; national government; central government; home (i.e. hometown, home country); province (of Japan); land; earth
N4

それ程

其れ程、其程
adv
それほど
to that degree; extent
N3

性格

せいかく
character; personality; disposition; nature
N2

寸法

すんぽう
measurement; size; extent; dimension; plan; intention; arrangement; schedule
N1

諄い

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

January 02

N5

靴下

くつ下、沓下
くつした
socks; sock; stockings; stocking
N4

其れに

それに
besides; in addition; also; moreover
N3
N2

すれ違う

擦れ違う
すれちがう
to pass by one another; to disagree; to miss each other
N1

覆す

くつがえす
to overturn; to capsize; to upset; to overthrow (government etc.); to reverse (decision etc.); to disprove (an established theory etc.); to overrule