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Sep 20, 2018
N5
おじ、はくふ、しゅくふ
Definition
uncle
N4
こたえ、いらえ
Definition
answer, reply, response, solution
N3
じょうたつ
Definition
improvement (e.g. in skill, ability), advance, progress, communication of opinions of the general populace to those of high rank
N2
しょうどく
Definition
disinfection, sterilization, sterilisation
N1
きょうがく
Definition
coeducation
Examples
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Daily Word History

September 19

N5

お酒

御酒
おさけ、ごしゅ
alcohol; sake
N4

故障

こしょう
breakdown; failure; fault; accident; out of order; damage; hurt; objection; protest
N3

状態

情態
じょうたい
current status; condition; situation; circumstances; state
N2

商店

しょうてん
shop; small store; business; firm
N1

協会

きょうかい
association; society; organization; organisation

September 18

N5

奥さん

おくさん
wife; your wife; his wife; married lady; madam
N4

ご主人

御主人
ごしゅじん
your husband; her husband
N3

生じる

v1
vt
vi
しょうじる
to produce; to yield; to cause; to result from; to arise; to be generated
N2

小数

しょうすう
fraction (part of); decimal fraction
N1

教科

きょうか
subject; curriculum

September 17

N5

置く

おく
to put; to place; to leave (behind); to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.); to set up; to appoint (someone to a certain position); to hire; to employ; to place (one's trust, one's faith, etc); to bear (in mind etc); to put down a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool; to take in (boarders, etc.); to provide lodging in one's house; to separate spatially or temporally; to do something in advance; to leave something in a certain state; to keep something in a certain state
N4

こころ
mind; heart; spirit; the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.)
N3

症状

しょうじょう
symptoms; condition
N2

生ずる

vi
しょうずる
to produce; to yield; to cause; to result from; to arise; to be generated
N1

教員

きょういん
teacher; instructor; teaching staff; faculty member

September 16

N5

起きる

v1
vi
おきる
to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire); to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake; to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents); to happen; to take place
N4

国際

こくさい
international
N3

少々

少少、小々、小小
しょうしょう
just a minute; small quantity
N2

上旬

じょうじゅん
first 10 days of month
N1

驚異

きょうい
wonder; miracle; amazement; prodigy

September 15

N5

お金

御金
おかね
money
N4

公務員

こうむいん
government worker; public servant; civil servant
N3

少女

乙女、小女
しょうじょ、おとめ
little girl; maiden; young lady; female usually between 7 and 18 years old
N2

乗車

じょうしゃ
taking a train, bus, etc.; entraining
N1

伴、侶
とも
companion; follower; attendant; retinue

September 14

N5

お菓子

御菓子
おかし
confections; sweets; candy
N4

高等学校

こうとうがっこう
senior high school; high school
N3

常識

じょうしき
common sense; good sense; common knowledge; general knowledge; common practice; accepted practice; social etiquette
N2

商社

しょうしゃ
trading company; firm
N1
とも
together with; same; both; all; neither; none; including ...

September 13

N5

お母さん

御母さん
おかあさん
mother
N4

講堂

こうどう
auditorium; lecture hall
N3

正直

しょうじき
honesty; integrity; frankness; honestly; frankly
N2

障子

しょうじ
shoji (paper sliding door)
N1

丘陵

きゅうりょう
hill

September 12

N5

大勢

大ぜい
おおぜい、たいぜい
many; crowd; great number of people
N4

交通

こうつう
traffic; transportation; communication; exchange (of ideas, etc.); intercourse
N3

正午

しょうご
noon; mid-day
N2

上下
かみしも
samurai costume; old ceremonial costume; top and bottom; up and down; high and low; above and below; upper and lower ends
N1

窮乏

きゅうぼう
poverty; destitution; privation; indigence; penury

September 11

N5

大きな

おおきな
big; large; great
N4

校長

こうちょう
principal; headmaster
N3

条件

じょうけん
condition; conditions; term; terms; requirement; requirements
N2

賞金

しょうきん
prize; monetary award
N1

宮殿

きゅうでん
palace

September 10

N5

大きい

おおきい
big; large; great; loud
N4

工場

こうじょう、こうば
factory; plant; mill; workshop
N3

状況

情況
じょうきょう
state of affairs (around you); situation; circumstances
N2

消極的

しょうきょくてき
negative; half-hearted; passive; unmotivated; pessimistic
N1

旧知

きゅうち
old friend; old friendship

September 09

N5

多い

おおい
many; numerous
N4

高校生

こうこうせい
senior high school student
N3

上京

じょうきょう
proceeding to the capital (Tokyo)
N2

商業

しょうぎょう
commerce; trade; business
N1

休戦

きゅうせん
cease-fire; truce; armistice

September 08

N5

美味しい

おいしい、オイシイ
delicious; tasty; sweet
N4

高校

こうこう
senior high school; high school
N3

乗客

じょうきゃく、じょうかく
passenger
N2

上級

じょうきゅう
advanced level; high grade; senior
N1

給仕

きゅうじ
waiting on a table; serving (at dinner); waiter; waitress; waitperson; server; cabin boy; bellboy; page; pageboy; office boy; office girl

September 07

N5

鉛筆

えんぴつ
pencil
N4

工業

こうぎょう
(manufacturing) industry
N3

奨学金

しょうがくきん
scholarship; stipend; bursary; student loan
N2

定規

定木
じょうぎ
(measuring) ruler
N1

給食

きゅうしょく
provision of lunch (e.g. at office, school, etc.); providing a meal; lunch service

September 06

N5

エレベーター

エレベーター、エレベータ
elevator; lift; elevator (aviation)
N4

講義

こうぎ
lecture
N3

障害

障がい、障碍、障礙
しょうがい、しょうげ
obstacle; impediment; hindrance; difficulty; barrier; handicap; impairment; disability; disorder; malfunction
N2

蒸気

蒸汽
じょうき
steam; vapour; vapor; steamship; steamboat; steamer
N1

救済

きゅうさい
relief; aid; rescue; salvation; help

September 05

N5

えき
station
N4

郊外

こうがい
suburb; outskirts
N3
じょう
from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of; aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above; first volume (e.g. book); superior quality; best; top; high class; going up; governmental; imperial; presenting; showing; ana- (medical, biol.)
N2

将棋

象棋、象戯
しょうぎ
shogi; Japanese chess; xianqi
N1

球根

きゅうこん
(plant) bulb

September 04

N5

ええ

int
ええ、えー
yes; that is correct; right; um; errr; huh?; grrr; gah; Must I?; good
N4

こう
school; proof (of a book, document, etc.); counter for proofs
N3

使用

しよう
use; application; employment; utilization; utilisation
N2

仕様が無い

仕様がない、しょうが無い
しようがない、しょうがない
it can't be helped; it is inevitable; nothing can be done; there's no point (in doing something); there's no reason (to do something)
N1

窮屈

きゅうくつ
narrow; tight; cramped; formal; stiff; strict; ceremonious; rigid; constrained; uncomfortable; tight (e.g. finances)

September 03

N5

英語

えいご
English (language)
N4

first sign of Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
N3

しょう
prize; award
N2

小学生

しょうがくせい
elementary school student; primary school student; grade school student
N1

究極

窮極
きゅうきょく
ultimate; extreme; final; eventual

September 02

N5

映画館

えいがかん
movie theatre; movie theater; cinema
N4

見物

けんぶつ
sightseeing; watching; viewing; sightseer; watcher; spectator
N3

しょう
chapter; section; medal
N2

消化

しょうか
digestion; thorough understanding; selling accumulated (excess) products; dealing with a large amount of work; losing one's form and turning into something else
N1

休学

きゅうがく
temporary absence from school; suspension

September 01

N5

映画

えいが
movie; film
N4

研究室

けんきゅうしつ
laboratory; seminar room; professor's office
N3

ささ、さざ
small; little
N2

純粋

じゅんすい
pure; true; genuine; unmixed
N1

救援

きゅうえん
relief; rescue; reinforcement

August 31

N5

picture; drawing; painting; sketch
N4

研究

けんきゅう
study; research; investigation
N3

準備

じゅんび
preparation; setup; arrangements; provision; reserve
N2

純情

じゅんじょう
pure heart; naivete; self-sacrificing devotion
N1

規約

きやく
agreement; rules; code; protocol; convention; bylaw