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Jun 1, 2020
N5
いけ
Definition
pond
N4
あざ
Definition
section of village
N3
ひょうばん
Definition
fame, reputation, popularity, rumour (rumor), talk
N2
バンド
Definition
band, to perform in a band, to create a (pop) band, The Bund (Shanghai, China)
N1
しゅかん
Definition
subjectivity, subject, ego, one's personal opinion, one's own idea

Daily Word History

May 31

N5

幾つ

adv
いくつ
how many?; how old?
N4

残念

ざんねん
deplorable; bad luck; regret; disappointment
N3

表情

ひょうじょう
facial expression; countenance; look; appearance; expression (vocal, etc.)
N2

番地

ばんち
house number; address
N1

守衛

しゅえい
security guard; doorkeeper

May 30

N5

行く

往く、逝く
いく、ゆく
to go; to move (in a direction or towards a specific location); to head (towards); to be transported (towards); to reach; to proceed; to take place; to pass through; to come and go; to walk; to die; to pass away; to do (in a specific way); to stream; to flow; to continue; to have an orgasm; to come; to cum; to trip; to get high; to have a drug-induced hallucination
N4

産業

さんぎょう
industry; livelihood; occupation
N3

表現

ひょうげん
expression; presentation; representation; notation
N2

反省

はんせい
reflection; reconsideration; introspection; meditation; contemplation; regret; repentance; remorse; being sorry
N1

修了

しゅうりょう
completion (of a course)

May 29

N5

如何

adv
どう、いかが、いか
how; in what way; how about
N4

触る

さわる
to touch; to feel
N3

評価

ひょうか
valuation; estimation; assessment; evaluation; rating; to value; to assess; to rate; to estimate value; to appreciate; to value highly; to acknowledge the value (of something)
N2

判事

はんじ
judge; judiciary
N1

収容

しゅうよう
accommodation; reception; housing; seating; custody (e.g. awaiting deportation); internment; admission; hospitalization; entering (e.g. in dictionary)

May 28

N5

suf
-ist (used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.); -er
N4

騒ぐ

騷ぐ
さわぐ
to make noise; to make racket; to be noisy; to rustle; to swoosh; to make merry; to clamor; to clamour; to make a fuss; to kick up a fuss; to lose one's cool; to panic; to act flustered; to feel tense; to be uneasy; to be excited
N3

びょう
second (60th min)
N2

万歳

万才
ばんざい、ばんぜい
crying "banzai" (or raising one's hands in the banzai gesture); something worthy of celebration; giving up; long time; eternal life (and prosperity); banzai (a celebratory cheer); hurrah (hooray, hurray)
N1

執着

執著
しゅうちゃく、しゅうじゃく
attachment; adhesion; tenacity; fixation; obsession

May 27

N5

言う

云う、謂う
v5u
いう、ゆう
to say; to utter; to declare; to name; to call; to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"); to make a noise
N4

再来週

さ来週
さらいしゅう
week after next
N3

費用

ひよう
cost; expense
N2

判子

はんこ
seal (used for signature)
N1

終日

しゅうじつ、ひねもす、ひめもす、ひもすがら
all day; for a whole day

May 26

N5

int
いいえ、いいや、いえ、いな、いや
no; nay; well; er; why
N4

再来月

さ来月
さらいげつ
month after next
N3

ひょう
table (e.g. Table 1); chart; list
N2

半径

はんけい
radius
N1

修飾

しゅうしょく
ornamentation; embellishment; decoration; adornment; polish up (writing); modification; qualification

May 25

N5

いい
what was said; what it means; origin of a story (or tradition, etc.)
N4

寂しい

淋しい
さびしい、さみしい
lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate
N3

ひも
string; cord; man who is financially dependent on a woman (such as a gigolo or, in the case of a prostitute, a pimp); pimp
N2

反映

反影
はんえい
reflection (light, image, situation, attitude, etc.); reflecting; influence; application (e.g. of an update)
N1

収集

蒐集、拾集、収輯
しゅうしゅう
gathering up; collection; accumulation

May 24

N5

吾、吾れ、我れ
われ、わ、あれ、あ、わぬ、わろ
I; me; oneself; you; prefix indicating familiarity or contempt
N4

数奇

すうき、さっき
misfortune; adverse fortune; hapless fate; unfortunate (e.g. life); checkered; varied
N3

微妙

びみょう
delicate; subtle; sensitive; difficult; delicate (situation); complicated; doubtful; questionable; dicey; tricky
N2

張り切る

v5r
はりきる
to be in high spirits; to be full of vigor (vigour); to be enthusiastic; to be eager; to stretch to breaking point
N1

修士

しゅうし
master's (academic degree)

May 23

N5

歩く

あるく
to walk
N4

差し上げる

差上げる
さしあげる
to give; to offer; to lift up; to hold up; to raise
N3

秘密

ひみつ
secret; secrecy; confidentiality; privacy; secret; mystery; esoteric teachings
N2

針金

はりがね
wire
N1

終始

しゅうし
beginning and end; from beginning to end; doing a thing from beginning to end; consistently; the whole time

May 22

N5

有る

在る
ある
to be (usu. of inanimate objects); to exist; to live; to have; to be located; to be equipped with; to happen; to come about
N4

下げる

v1
vt
さげる
to hang; to suspend; to wear (e.g. decoration); to lower; to reduce; to bring down; to demote; to move back; to pull back; to clear (plates); to remove (food, etc. from table or altar)
N3

批評

ひひょう
criticism; review; commentary
N2

バランス

バランス
balance
N1

収支

しゅうし
income and expenditure

May 21

N5

洗う

あらう
to wash; to investigate
N4

盛ん

さかん
popular; prosperous; enthusiastic; energetic; vigorous
N3

批判

ひはん
criticism; judgement; judgment; comment
N2

払い戻す

払戻す
はらいもどす
to repay; to pay back
N1

襲撃

しゅうげき
attack; charge; raid

May 20

N5

あめ
(hard) candy; toffee; rice-sugar; sugar made from the starch of rice, potatoes, etc.; amber; yellowish-brown
N4

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
N3

一人一人

一人ひとり
ひとりひとり、ひとりびとり
one by one; each; one at a time
N2

払い込む

はらいこむ
to deposit; to pay in
N1

集計

しゅうけい
totalization; totalisation; aggregation; tally (e.g. votes)

May 19

N5

あめ
rain
N4

探す

捜す
さがす
to search (for something desired, needed); to look for; to search (for something lost); to seek (a suspect in a crime)
N3

一人

独り、1人
ひとり、いちにん
one person; alone; unmarried; solitary
N2

流行る

はやる
to be popular; to come into fashion; to be prevalent; to spread widely (e.g. disease); to be endemic; to flourish; to thrive
N1

修行

しゅぎょう、すぎょう
ascetic practices; training; practice; discipline; study

May 18

N5

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
N4

さか
slope; hill
N3

等しい

均しい、斉しい
ひとしい
equal; similar; like; equivalent
N2

早口

速口
はやくち、はやぐち
fast-talking; rapid talking
N1

就業

しゅうぎょう
employment; starting work

May 17

N5

上手い

美味い、旨い、巧い、甘い、美い
うまい
skillful; skilful; clever; expert; wise; successful; delicious; appetizing; appetising; tasty; fortunate; splendid; promising
N4

最初

さいしょ
beginning; outset; first; onset
N3

人ごみ

人込み、人混み、人込
ひとごみ
crowd of people
N2

嵌める

填める、篏める、塡める
v1
vt
はめる
to insert; to put in (such that there is a snug fit); to button; to put on (something that envelops, e.g. gloves, ring); to have sex; to fuck; to pigeonhole (into a particular category); to place a ring-shaped object around something (esp. one that restricts freedom, such as handcuffs); to entrap; to set someone up (i.e. frame them for a crime, etc.)
N1

衆議院

しゅうぎいん
lower house; House of Representatives

May 16

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

最後

さいご
last; end; conclusion; latest; most recent; no sooner than; right after (often having negative consequences); one's final moments
N3

一言

ひと言
ひとこと、いちげん、いちごん
single word; a few words; brief comment
N2

歯磨き

歯磨
はみがき
dental brushing; brushing one's teeth; dentifrice; toothpaste; tooth powder
N1

周期

しゅうき
cycle; period

May 15

N5

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
N4

最近

さいきん
most recent; these days; right now; recently; nowadays
N3

否定

ひてい
negation; denial; repudiation; NOT operation
N2

破片

はへん
fragment; splinter; broken piece
N1

修学

しゅうがく
learning

May 14

N5

アパート

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

今夜

こんや
this evening; tonight
N3

引っ張る

引っぱる、引張る
ひっぱる
to pull; to draw; to pull tight; to string (lines); to run (cable); to stretch; to pull towards oneself (e.g. someone's sleeve); to drag; to haul; to tow; to lead (e.g. one's followers); to take someone somewhere (e.g. a suspect to the police); to tempt into joining; to strongly invite to join; to delay; to prolong; to lengthen the pronunciation (of a word); to quote; to cite; to reference; to pull the ball; to wear; to put on
N2

跳ねる

v1
vi
はねる
to jump; to leap; to prance; to spring up; to bound; to hop; to break up; to close; to come to an end; to hit (e.g. to have a car hit something or someone)
N1

収益

しゅうえき
earnings; proceeds; returns; revenue

May 13

N5

あのう

int
あのう、あの、あのー
say; well; errr ...
N4

今度

こんど
now; this time; next time; another time
N3

ぴったり

ぴったり、ぴたり、ぴったし
tightly; closely; exactly; precisely; suddenly (stopping); perfectly (suited); ideally
N2

発条

撥条、弾機
ばね、ぜんまい、はつじょう、だんき、バネ
spring (e.g. coil, leaf); mainspring; power spring
N1

しゅう
Zhou (dynasty of China); Chou; perimeter; counter for laps or circuits

May 12

N5

あのう

int
あのう、あの、あのー
say; well; errr ...
N4

壊れる

毀れる
v1
vi
こわれる
to be broken; to break; to fall through; to come to nothing
N3

必死

ひっし
frantic; desperate; inevitable death; brinkmate (inevitable checkmate)
N2

羽根、翅、羽子
はね
feather; plume; wing; blade (fan, propeller, etc.)
N1

しゅう、しゅ
great numbers (of people); numerical superiority; masses; people; folk; clique; bunch