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May 24, 2019
N5
たかい
Definition
high, tall, expensive
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
しゅ
Definition
kind, variety, (biological) species, (logical) species
N2
たび
Definition
tabi, Japanese socks (with split toe)
Examples
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N1
こうしゅう
Definition
short course, training

Daily Word History

May 23

N5

大変

たいへん
very; greatly; immense; enormous; great; serious; grave; dreadful; terrible; difficult; hard; major incident; disaster
N4

必要

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

渓、谿
たに
valley
N2

例える

譬える、喩える
v1
vt
たとえる
to compare; to liken; to speak figuratively; to illustrate; to use a simile
N1

耕作

こうさく
cultivation; farming

May 22

N5

台所

臺處
だいどころ、だいどこ
kitchen; financial situation
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

例え

譬え、喩え
たとえ
example; simile; metaphor; allegory; fable; parable
N2

妥当

だとう
valid; proper; right; appropriate; reasonable
N1

工作

こうさく
handicraft; work; construction; manufacturing; maneuvering; manoeuvering

May 21

N5

大切

たいせつ、たいせち
important; necessary; indispensable; beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable; careful
N4

非常に

adv
ひじょうに
very; extremely; exceedingly
N3

竪、経
たて
the vertical; height; front-to-back; length; north-to-south; vertical (relationship); hierarchy; (weaving) warp
N2

脱線

だっせん
derailment; digression; deviation
N1

交互

こうご
mutual; reciprocal; alternate

May 20

N5

大好き

だいすき
loveable; very likeable; like very much
N4

美術館

びじゅつかん
art gallery; art museum
N3

たっぷり

たっぷり
full; in plenty; ample
N2

立つ

発つ
たつ
to stand; to rise; to stand up; to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position); to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
N1

考古学

こうこがく
archaeology; archeology

May 19

N5

大丈夫

だいじょうぶ、だいじょぶ
safe; all right; alright; OK; okay; sure; certainly; surely; undoubtedly; great man; fine figure of a man
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

だって

だって
after all; because; but; even; too; as well; also; they say; I hear; you mean
N2

建つ

たつ
to be erected; to be built
N1

煌々

晃々、煌煌、晃晃
こうこう
brilliant; dazzling; light; bright

May 18

N5

大使館

たいしかん
embassy
N4

飛行場

ひこうじょう
airfield; airport
N3

唯、徒、但、常
ただ、タダ
ordinary; common; usual; free of charge; unaffected; as is; safe; only; merely; just; simply; but; however; nevertheless
N2

忽ち

adv
たちまち
at once; in a moment; suddenly; all at once; quickly; promptly; immediately
N1

高原

こうげん
tableland; plateau

May 17

N5

大学

大學
だいがく
post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.; former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators); the Great Learning - one of the Four Books
N4

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

達する

たっする
to reach; to get to; to arrive at
N2

立ち止まる

立ち止る、立ちどまる、立止る、立ち留まる、立留まる、立留る
v5r
たちどまる
to stop; to halt; to stand still
N1

興業

こうぎょう
industrial enterprise

May 16

N5

其れでは

其れじゃ
exp
それでは、それじゃ
well then ...; in that situation; in which case
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

経つ

たつ
to pass; to lapse
N2

畳む

たたむ
to fold (clothes, umbrella); to close (a shop, business); to vacate
N1

鉱業

礦業
こうぎょう
mining industry

May 15

N5

其れから

exp
それから
and then; after that
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

立場

たちば
standpoint; position; situation
N2

但し

ただし
but; however; provided that
N1

抗議

こうぎ
protest; objection

May 14

N5

それ

int
それ
there! (used to call someone's attention to something)
N4

光る

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

立ち上がる

立上がる、起ち上がる、立ちあがる
たちあがる
to stand up; to get up; to rise; to recover; to take action; to start; to make the initial charge; to start up; to boot up
N2

唯、徒、但、常
ただ、タダ
ordinary; common; usual; free of charge; unaffected; as is; safe; only; merely; just; simply; but; however; nevertheless
N1

好況

こうきょう
prosperous conditions; healthy economy

May 13

N5

そら
sky; the heavens
N4

ひかり
light
N3

直ちに

adv
ただちに
at once; immediately; directly; in person; automatically
N2

助かる

たすかる
to be saved; to be rescued; to survive; to escape harm; to be spared damage; to be helped; to be saved trouble
N1

皇居

こうきょ、こうぎょ
Imperial Palace (of Japan); imperial residence

May 12

N5

傍、端
そば、そく、はた
near; close; beside; vicinity; proximity; besides; while; third person
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

叩く

敲く
たたく、はたく
to strike; to clap; to knock; to dust; to beat; to play drums; to abuse; to flame (e.g. on the Internet); to insult; to use up money; to call; to invoke (e.g. a function)
N2

たけ
bamboo; middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
N1

工学

こうがく
engineering

May 11

N5

その、えん
garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; place; location
N4

fire; flame; blaze
N3

戦う

闘う
たたかう
to make war (on); to wage war (against); to go to war (with); to fight (with); to do battle (against); to compete (against); to struggle (against adversities, etc.); to fight; to contend; to resist
N2

蓄える

貯える
v1
vt
たくわえる
to store; to lay in stock; to have a beard; to grow a beard
N1

航海

こうかい
sail; voyage

May 10

N5

余所

他所、外
よそ
another place; somewhere else; strange parts; outside (one's family or group); those people; unrelated matter
N4

day; days; sun; sunshine; sunlight; case (esp. unfortunate); event
N3

戦い

闘い
たたかい
battle; fight; struggle; conflict
N2

焼く

燬く、焚く
やく
to burn; to roast; to broil; to grill; to bake; to toast; to barbecue; to heat; to heat up; to make (charcoal, pottery, bricks, etc.); to bake; to fire; to burn; to tan (i.e. suntan); to burn; to print (a photo); to burn (an optical disc); to be jealous of; to be envious of; to envy
N1

公開

こうかい
opening to the public; making available to the public; putting on display; exhibiting; showing (play, movie, etc.); holding (interview, etc.); open; public

May 09

N5

其方

そちら、そっち、そなた、そち
that way (direction distant from the speaker, close to the listener); there (place distant from the speaker, close to the listener); that one (something close to the listener); you; your family; your company; that person (someone close to the listener)
N4

反対

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

唯、徒、但、常
ただ、タダ
ordinary; common; usual; free of charge; unaffected; as is; safe; only; merely; just; simply; but; however; nevertheless
N2

炊く

たく
to cook (grains, e.g. rice); to boil; to simmer; to stew; to seethe
N1

後悔

こうかい
regret; repentance; remorse

May 08

N5

其方

そちら、そっち、そなた、そち
that way (direction distant from the speaker, close to the listener); there (place distant from the speaker, close to the listener); that one (something close to the listener); you; your family; your company; that person (someone close to the listener)
N4

番組

ばんぐみ
program (e.g. TV); programme
N3

唯、徒、但、常
ただ、タダ
ordinary; common; usual; free of charge; unaffected; as is; safe; only; merely; just; simply; but; however; nevertheless
N2

たき
waterfall; rapids
N1

公演

こうえん
public performance; exhibition in a foreign country

May 07

N5

そこ
bottom; sole
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

助ける

援ける、救ける、扶ける、佐ける、佑ける、輔ける
v1
vt
たすける
to help; to save; to rescue; to give relief to; to spare (life); to reinforce; to promote; to abet
N2

耕す

たがやす
to till; to plow; to plough; to cultivate
N1

交易

こうえき
trade; commerce

May 06

N5

然うして

そうして
and; like that
N4

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

多少

たしょう
more or less; somewhat; a little; some; amount; quantity
N2

高める

v1
vt
たかめる
to raise; to lift; to boost; to enhance
N1

行員

こういん
bank clerk

May 05

N5

掃除

そうじ
cleaning; sweeping; dusting; scrubbing
N4

花見

はなみ
cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
N3

確かめる

慥かめる
v1
vt
たしかめる
to ascertain; to check; to make sure
N2

楕円

だ円、橢円
だえん
ellipse
N1

行為

こうい
act; deed; conduct

May 04

N5

全部

ぜんぶ
all; entire; whole; altogether
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

だけど

だけど
however
N2

絶えず

adv
たえず
constantly; always; continually; steadily
N1

好意

こうい
good will; favor; favour; courtesy