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Sep 26, 2021
N5
あめ
Definition
rain
N4
いらっしゃる
Definition
to come, to go, to be (somewhere), is (doing), are (doing)
N3
あらわす
Definition
to reveal, to show, to display, to express, to represent, to signify, to stand for, to make widely known
N2
あみもの
Definition
knitting, knitted material, crochet
N1
あさねぼう
Definition
oversleeping, late riser

Daily Word History

September 25

N5

甘い

あまい
sweet-tasting; sweet; sugary; sugared; fragrant (smelling); sweet (music); lightly salted; light in salt; not spicy; naive; overly optimistic; soft on; generous; indulgent; easy-going; lenient; half-hearted; not finished properly; insufficient; not satisfactory; inadequate; loose; mild; tempting; enticing; luring
N4

田舎

いなか
rural area; countryside; the sticks; hometown
N3

有らゆる

凡ゆる
あらゆる
all; every
N2

甘やかす

あまやかす
to pamper; to spoil
N1

あさ、お
cannabis (Cannabis sativa); hemp (plant); hemp (fiber); linen; flax; jute

September 24

N5

危ない

あぶない
dangerous; risky; hazardous; perilous; precarious; in danger; in jeopardy; critical; grave; at risk; uncertain; unreliable; insecure; unsteady; doubtful; close (i.e. a close call); narrow; look out!; watch out!
N4

以内

いない
within; inside of; less than
N3

新た

あらた
new; fresh; novel
N2

雨戸

あまど
sliding storm shutter
N1

齶、頤、顋、腮
あご
chin; jaw

September 23

N5

アピる

v5r
アピる
to try to make a favourable impression; to appeal
N4

いと
thread; yarn; string
N3

あらし
storm; tempest; difficulty; trouble
N2

溢れる

v1
vi
あふれる
to overflow; to brim over; to flood
N1

憧れ

憬れ
あこがれ
yearning; longing; aspiration

September 22

N5

アパート

アパート
apartment building; apartment block; apartment house; apartment
N4

一敗

いっぱい
one defeat
N3

粗い

あらい
coarse; rough
N2

アプル

アプル
A Programming Language; APL
N1

明くる

翌る
あくる
next; following

September 21

N5

あのう

int
あのう、あの、あのー
say; well; errr ...
N4

一生懸命

一生けん命
いっしょうけんめい
very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life
N3

誤り

謬り、謬
あやまり
error; mistake; slip; bug
N2

やに、ヤニ
resin; (tobacco) resin; tar; nicotine; sleep (in one's eyes, i.e. eye mucus)
N1

悪日

あくにち、あくび
unlucky day

September 20

N5

あのう

int
あのう、あの、あのー
say; well; errr ...
N4

一度

ひと度、一たび、一とたび
いちど、ひとたび
once; one time; on one occasion; temporarily; for a moment; one degree; one tone; one musical interval
N3

余り

餘り
あまり、あんまり
remainder; rest; balance; remains; scraps; residue; remnant; not very (with negative sentence); not much; surplus; excess; fullness; too much; more than; over
N2

暴れる

v1
vi
あばれる
to act violently; to rage; to struggle; to be riotous
N1

悪どい

あくどい
gaudy; showy; excessive; crooked; vicious

September 19

N5

suf
honorific suffix used after the name of a woman of equal or higher status
N4

致す

いたす
to do
N3

あぶら
oil
N2

当てはめる

当て嵌める
v1
vt
あてはめる
to apply; to adapt
N1

はい
ash; ashes

September 18

N5

あに
elder brother; older brother
N4

急く

せく
to hurry; to rush
N3

浴びる

v1
vt
あびる
to dash over oneself (e.g. water); to take (e.g. shower); to bask in (e.g. the sun); to bathe in; to be flooded with (e.g. light); to be covered in; to suffer (e.g. an attack); to draw (e.g. criticism, attention, praise); to have heaped upon; to be showered with
N2

当てはまる

当て嵌まる
v5r
あてはまる
to apply (a rule); to be applicable; to come under (a category); to fulfill
N1

あく
evil; wickedness

September 17

N5

貴方

貴女、貴男
あなた
you (referring to someone of equal or lower status); dear (what a wife calls a husband)
N4

以上

已上
いじょう
not less than; ... and more; ... and upwards; beyond ... (e.g. one's means); further (e.g. nothing further to say); more than ... (e.g. cannot pay more than that); above-mentioned; foregoing; since ...; seeing that ...; this is all; that is the end; the end
N3

あな
hole; deficit; shortage; missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.); vacancy; opening; flaw; profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others; upset victory (with a large payoff); pit (of a theater); hiding place; underbelly (of society, etc.)
N2

宛名

宛て名、あて名
あてな
(addressee's) name; (recipient's) name and address
N1

呆れる

惘れる
v1
vi
あきれる
to be amazed; to be shocked; to be astonished; to be astounded; to be disgusted

September 16

N5
あと
behind; rear; after; later; after one's death; remainder; the rest; descendant; successor; heir; past; previous; more (e.g. five more minutes); left
N4

苛める

虐める
v1
vt
いじめる
to tease; to torment; to persecute; to chastise
N3

せき
trace
N2

圧縮

あっ縮
あっしゅく
compression; condensation; constriction; compaction
N1

諦め

あきらめ
resignation; acceptance; consolation

September 15

N5

彼方

あちら、あっち、あち
that way (direction distant from both speaker and listener); over there; yonder; that one (something physically distant from both speaker and listener, or something not visible but known by both speaker and listener); that; that person (someone physically distant from both speaker and listener, or someone not present but known by both speaker and listener); there (place distant from both speaker and listener); over there; foreign country (esp. a Western nation)
N4

いし
stone; gem; jewel
N3

当てる

v1
vt
あてる
to hit; to expose; to apply (e.g. patch); to put on; to put against; to hold on; to hold against; to allot; to call on someone (e.g. in class); to guess (an answer); to make a hit (e.g. in a lottery)
N2

厚かましい

あつかましい
impudent; shameless; brazen
N1

空き間

空間
あきま
vacancy; room for rent or lease

September 14

N5

厚い

篤い
あつい
thick; deep; heavy; kind; cordial; hospitable; warm; faithful; serious (of an illness); abundant
N4

意見

いけん
opinion; view; comment
N3

集まり

集り
あつまり
gathering; meeting; assembly; collection; attendance
N2

彼方此方

あちこち、あちらこちら、あっちこっち、かなたこなた、あなたこなた、アチコチ
here and there; all around; everywhere; throughout; all over; to get things in the wrong order (back to front); to become muddled up
N1

商人

しょうにん、あきんど、あきうど、あきゅうど、あきびと
trader; shopkeeper; merchant

September 13

N5

熱い

あつい
hot (thing); passionate (feelings, etc.); ardent; hot (e.g. gaze); hot (e.g. temper); zealous; enthusiastic; fired up; intense; severe; extreme; hot (topic); of interest
N4

生きる

活きる
v1
vi
いきる
to live; to exist; to make a living; to subsist; to be in effect; to be in use; to function; to come to life; to be enlivened; to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
N3

扱う

あつかう
to deal with (a person); to treat; to handle; to take care of; to entertain; to deal with (a problem); to handle; to manage; to operate (e.g. a machine); to handle; to work; to deal in; to sell; to cover (a topic); to treat; to discuss; to take up; to treat A as B; to mediate (an argument); to be too much for one; to find unmanageable; to gossip
N2

当たり前

当り前、あたり前、当りまえ
あたりまえ
natural; reasonable; obvious; usual; common; ordinary; commonplace; the norm
N1

上がる

揚がる、挙がる、上る
あがる
to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised; to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in; to enter (a school); to advance to the next grade; to get out (of water); to come ashore; to increase; to improve; to make progress; to be promoted; to advance; to be made (of profit, etc.); to occur (esp. of a favourable result); to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.); to be finished; to be done; to be over; (of rain) to stop; to lift; to stop (working properly); to cut out; to give out; to die; to win (in a card game, etc.); to be arrested; to turn up (of evidence, etc.); to be deep fried; to be spoken loudly; to get stage fright; to be offered (to the gods, etc.); to go; to visit; to eat; to drink; to be listed (as a candidate); to serve (in one's master's home); to go north; indicates completion

September 12

N5

暑い

あつい
hot (weather, etc.); warm
N4

医学

いがく
medical science; medicine
N3

あっ

int
あっ、あ、アッ
Ah! (expression of surprise, recollection, etc.); Oh!; Hey! (to get someone's attention)
N2

温める

暖める
v1
vt
あたためる、あっためる、ぬくめる
to warm; to heat
N1

上がり

揚がり
あがり
rise; increase; ascent; income; proceeds; return; profit; crop yield; freshly-drawn green tea (esp. in sushi shops); completion; stop; finish; end result (e.g. of crafts like painting, pottery, etc.); how something comes out; after (rain, illness, etc.); ex- (e.g. ex-bureaucrat)

September 11

N5

彼方

あちら、あっち、あち
that way (direction distant from both speaker and listener); over there; yonder; that one (something physically distant from both speaker and listener, or something not visible but known by both speaker and listener); that; that person (someone physically distant from both speaker and listener, or someone not present but known by both speaker and listener); there (place distant from both speaker and listener); over there; foreign country (esp. a Western nation)
N4

以外

いがい
with the exception of; excepting
N3

彼方此方

あちこち、あちらこちら、あっちこっち、かなたこなた、あなたこなた、アチコチ
here and there; all around; everywhere; throughout; all over; to get things in the wrong order (back to front); to become muddled up
N2

温まる

暖まる
あたたまる、あったまる、ぬくまる
to warm oneself; to sun oneself; to warm up; to get warm
N1

明るい

明い
あかるい
bright; colourful; cheerful; familiar (with); knowledgeable (about); fair (e.g. politics); clean

September 10

N5

新しい

新らしい
あたらしい
new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
N4

以下

已下
いか、いげ
not exceeding; and downward; ... and below; below (e.g. standard); under (e.g. a level); the below-mentioned; the following; the rest
N3

当たる

当る、中る、中たる
あたる
to be hit; to strike; to touch; to be in contact; to be affixed; to be equivalent to; to be applicable; to apply to; to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.); to be selected (in a lottery, etc.); to win; to be successful; to go well; to be a hit; to face; to confront; to lie (in the direction of); to undertake; to be assigned; to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.); to be afflicted; to be called upon (by the teacher); to treat (esp. harshly); to lash out at; to be unnecessary; to be hitting well; to be on a hitting streak; (in fishing) to feel a bite; (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised; to spoil; to feel (something) out; to probe into; to check (i.e. by comparison); to shave; to be a relative of a person; to stand in a relationship
N2

預かる

あずかる
to look after; to take care of; to keep; to hold on to; to keep in custody; to take charge of; to be entrusted with; to receive on deposit; to reserve (judgment); to leave undecided
N1

赤らむ

あからむ
to become red; to redden; to blush

September 09

N5

ど頭

どたま
head; dome; bean; nob; noggin
N4

あんな

あんな
such (about something or someone distant from both speaker and listener, or about a situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener); so; that; sort of
N3

辺り

あたり、ほとり
on the bank of; by the side of (e.g. a river, pond); (in the) neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity; nearby; around (Sunday, last year, etc...); for instance
N2

味わう

あじわう
to taste; to savor; to relish
N1

明白

めいはく
obvious; clear; plain; evident; apparent; explicit; overt

September 08

N5

暖かい

温かい、暖い
あたたかい、あったかい
warm; mild; genial
N4

安全

あんぜん
safety; security
N3

暖かい

温かい、暖い
あたたかい、あったかい
warm; mild; genial
N2

足跡

足あと
あしあと、そくせき
footprints; record of page visitors (e.g. in social networking sites)
N1

赤ちゃん

あかちゃん
baby; infant

September 07

N5

荒ぶ

進ぶ、遊ぶ
すさぶ
to grow wild; to rage; to become rough
N4

安心

あんじん
obtaining peace of mind through faith or ascetic practice
N3

与える

v1
vt
あたえる
to give (esp. to someone of lower status); to bestow; to grant; to confer; to present; to award; to provide; to afford; to offer; to supply; to assign; to cause; to pass (a variable to a function)
N2

憧れる

憬れる、憧憬れる
v1
vi
あこがれる
to long for; to yearn after; to admire; to be attracted by
N1

明かす

あかす
to pass (e.g. the night); to spend; to reveal; to divulge

September 06

N5

彼処

彼所
あそこ、あすこ、かしこ、あしこ、あこ
there (place physically distant from both speaker and listener); over there; that place; yonder; genitals; that far (something psychologically distant from both speaker and listener); that much; that point
N4

謝る

v5r
あやまる
to apologize; to apologise
N3

あせ
sweat; perspiration; moisture; condensation
N2

開ける

空ける、明ける
v1
vt
vi
あける
to open (a door, etc.); to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package); to unlock; to open (for business, etc.); to empty; to remove; to make space; to make room; to move out; to clear out; to be away from (e.g. one's house); to leave (temporarily); to dawn; to grow light; to end (of a period, season); to begin (of the New Year); to leave (one's schedule) open; to make time (for); to make (a hole); to open up (a hole)
N1

赤字

あかじ
deficit; (being in or going into) the red; red text; red letters; corrections (by a teacher or proofreader) written in red