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Jul 20, 2019
N5
でんしゃ
Definition
train, electric train
N4
もうすぐ
Definition
very soon
N3
ちゅうもん
Definition
order, request
N2
ちょうみりょう
Definition
flavoring (e.g. salt, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, etc.), seasoning
Examples
No example sentences found for 調味料
N1
こころみ
Definition
attempt, trial, experiment, endeavour (endeavor), effort, venture, initiative

Daily Word History

July 19

N5

天気

てんき
weather; the elements; fair weather; fine weather
N4

申し上げる

申上げる、申しあげる
もうしあげる
to say; to tell; to state; to express; to offer; to extend (greetings, congratulations, etc.); to do
N3

中心

ちゅうしん
center; centre; middle; heart; core; focus; pivot; emphasis; balance; -centered; -centred; -focussed; -oriented; centered on; focussed on
N2

長男

ちょうなん
eldest son (may be the only son); first-born son
N1

心強い

こころづよい
heartening; reassuring

July 18

N5

テレビ

テレビ
television; TV; TV program; TV programme; TV broadcast
N4

珍しい

珍らしい
めずらしい
unusual; rare; curious; new; novel; fine (e.g. gift)
N3

昼食

中食、昼餉
ちゅうしょく、ちゅうじき、ひるげ
lunch; midday meal; food served at a tea party (tea ceremony)
N2

頂点

ちょうてん
top; summit
N1

志す

こころざす
to plan; to intend; to aspire to; to set aims (sights on)

July 17

N5

出る

v1
vi
でる
to leave; to exit; to go out; to come out; to get out; to leave (on a journey); to depart; to start out; to set out; to move forward; to come to; to get to; to lead to; to reach; to appear; to come out; to emerge; to surface; to come forth; to turn up; to be found; to be detected; to be discovered; to be exposed; to show; to be exhibited; to be on display; to appear (in print); to be published; to be announced; to be issued; to be listed; to come out; to attend; to participate; to take part; to enter (an event); to play in; to perform; to be stated; to be expressed; to come up; to be brought up; to be raised; to sell; to exceed; to go over; to stick out; to protrude; to break out; to occur; to start; to originate; to be produced; to come from; to be derived from; to be given; to get; to receive; to be offered; to be provided; to be presented; to be submitted; to be handed in; to be turned in; to be paid; to answer (phone, door, etc.); to get; to assume (an attitude); to act; to behave; to pick up (speed, etc.); to gain; to flow (e.g. tears); to run; to bleed; to graduate
N4

召し上がる

召上がる、召し上る
めしあがる
to eat; to drink
N3

駐車

ちゅうしゃ
parking (e.g. car)
N2

長短

ちょうたん
length; long and short; advantages and disadvantages; pluses and minuses; strong and weak points; merits and demerits
N1

こころざし
will; intention; motive

July 16

N5

でも

でも
but; however; though; nevertheless; still; yet; even so; even; however; no matter how; even if; even though; ... or something; either ... or ...; neither ... nor ...; pseudo-; quack; in-name-only; for lack of anything better to do
N4

無理

むり
unreasonable; unnatural; unjustifiable; impossible; forcible; forced; compulsory; excessive (work, etc.); immoderate; to work too hard; to try too hard; irrational
N3

中止

ちゅうし
suspension; stoppage; discontinuance; interruption
N2

調節

ちょうせつ
regulation; adjustment; control
N1

心がける

心掛ける、心懸ける
v1
vt
こころがける
to keep in mind; to bear in mind; to try; to aim to do; to endeavor; to endeavour

July 15

N5

デパート

デパート
department store; department
N4

じょう
unmarried woman; Miss; -ess; -ette
N3

中古

ちゅうこ、ちゅうぶる
used; second-hand; old; Middle Ages
N2

調整

ちょうせい
adjustment; regulation; coordination; reconciliation; tuning; fixing; tailoring
N1

心がけ

心掛け、心懸け
こころがけ
intention; attention; dedication; care; prudence; readiness; mental attitude

July 14

N5

では

では
then; well; so; well then
N4

息子

むすこ、そく
son; penis
N3

中学

ちゅうがく
middle school; junior high school
N2

長女

ちょうじょ
eldest daughter; first-born daughter
N1

心得

こころえ
knowledge; understanding; rules; regulations; guideline; directions; deputy; acting

July 13

N5

テスト

テスト
test
N4

むし
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
N3

中央

ちゅうおう
centre; center; middle; heart; metropolis; capital city; central government
N2

長所

ちょうしょ
strong point; merit; virtue; advantage
N1

心地

ここち
feeling; sensation; mood; sensation of doing (usu. after -masu stem of verb)

July 12

N5

出口

でぐち
exit; gateway; way out; outlet; leak; vent
N4
むかし
olden days; former
N3

ちゅう
annotation; explanatory note; comment
N2

彫刻

ちょうこく
carving; engraving; sculpture
N1

個々

個個、箇々、箇箇
ここ
individual; one by one; separate

July 11

N5

出来る

出來る
v1
vi
できる
to be able (in a position) to do; to be up to the task; to be ready; to be completed; to be made; to be built; to be good at; to be permitted (to do); to become intimate; to take up (with somebody); to grow; to be raised; to become pregnant
N4

迎える

邀える
v1
vt
むかえる
to go out to meet; to receive; to welcome; to greet; to salute; to hail; to reach; to approach; to enter (a phase, era, etc.); to accept (e.g. as a member of a group or family); to call for; to summon; to invite; to approach (a certain time, a point in one's life, etc.)
N3

なか
inside; in; among; within; center (centre); middle; during; while
N2

超過

ちょうか
excess; being more than
N1

個々

個個、箇々、箇箇
ここ
individual; one by one; separate

July 10

N5

手紙

てがみ
letter
N4

向かう

向う、対う
むかう
to face; to go towards
N3

ちゃんと

ちゃんと
diligently; seriously; earnestly; reliably; steadily; legitimately; perfectly; properly; exactly; orderly; punctually; regularly; sufficiently; satisfactorily; quickly
N2

中年

ちゅうねん
middle-age; middle age; midlife; one's middle years
N1

こげ茶

焦げ茶
こげちゃ
dark brown; olive brown

July 09

N5

出かける

出掛ける
v1
vi
でかける
to go out (e.g. on an excursion or outing); to leave; to depart; to start; to set out; to be about to leave; to be just going out
N4

みなと
harbour; harbor; port
N3

ちゃ
tea; tea plant (Camellia sinensis); tea preparation; making tea; brown; mockery
N2

中途

ちゅうと
in the middle; half-way
N1

漕ぐ

こぐ
to row; to scull; to paddle; to pedal (e.g. bicycle); to swing (on a swing); to operate a hand pump; to push through (deep snow, the jungle, etc.)

July 08

N5

テープレコーダー

テープレコーダー、テープ・レコーダー
tape recorder
N4

みな、みんな
all; everyone; everybody; everything
N3

地方

ちほう
district; region; area; locality; the country; countryside; the provinces; rural area
N2

中性

ちゅうせい
neutrality (incl. chemical, electrical, etc.); indifference; sexlessness; androgyny; androgyne; neuter; neuter gender
N1

国連

こくれん
UN; United Nations

July 07

N5

テーブル

テーブル
table
N4

見つける

見付ける、見附ける、見附る
v1
vt
みつける、みっける
to discover; to find (e.g. an error in a book); to come across; to detect; to spot; to locate; to find (e.g. something missing); to find fault; to be used to seeing; to be familiar with
N3

地平線

ちへいせん
horizon (related to land)
N2

中世

ちゅうせい
Middle Ages (in Japan esp. the Kamakura and Muromachi periods ); medieval times; mediaeval times
N1

国有

こくゆう
national ownership

July 06

N5

テープ

テープ
tape
N4

見つかる

見付かる
みつかる
to be found; to be discovered
N3

知能

智能
ちのう
intelligence; intellect; brains
N2

抽象

ちゅうしょう
abstract
N1

国防

こくぼう
national defence; national defense

July 05

N5

hand; arm; forepaw; foreleg; handle; hand; worker; help; trouble; care; effort; means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; hand; handwriting; kind; type; sort; one's hands; one's possession; ability to cope; hand (of cards); direction; move (in go, shogi, etc.)
N4

味噌

みそ
miso; fermented condiment usu. made from soybeans; innards (from crabs, shrimps, etc.) resembling miso; key (main) point; good part (of something); weakling; weak person
N3

父親

ちちおや
father
N2

中旬

ちゅうじゅん
middle of a month; second third of a month; 11th to 20th day of a month
N1

告白

こくはく
confession; acknowledgement; acknowledgment; profession of love; confession of sins (e.g. the confessional)

July 04

N5

強い

つよい
strong; powerful; mighty; potent; resistant; resilient; durable
N4

みずうみ
lake
N3

知識

智識
ちしき
knowledge; information
N2

中間

ちゅうかん
middle; midway; interim
N1

国土

こくど、くにつち
country; territory; domain; realm

July 03

N5

冷たい

つめたい、つべたい
cold (to the touch); chilly; icy; freezing; coldhearted; unfeeling
N4

見える

v1
vi
まみえる
to have an audience; to meet; to see; to face (an enemy); to confront; to serve (esp. as one's wife)
N3

知事

ちじ
prefectural governor
N2

茶わん

茶碗
ちゃわん
rice bowl; tea cup; teacup
N1

国定

こくてい
state-sponsored; national

July 02

N5

詰らない

詰まらない
つまらない
dull; uninteresting; boring; tedious; insignificant; unimportant; trifling; trivial; worthless; absurd; foolish; silly; stupid; useless; pointless; disappointing
N4

真ん中

真中、まん中
まんなか、まなか
middle; centre; center; mid-way
N3

遅刻

ちこく
lateness; late coming
N2

着々

着着
ちゃくちゃく
steadily
N1

国産

こくさん
domestic; domestically-produced; produced within a country

July 01

N5

勤める

務める
v1
vt
つとめる
to work (for); to be employed (at); to serve (in); to serve (as); to act (as); to fill (the position of); to play the role (of); to conduct a religious service
N4

漫画

まんが、マンガ
cartoon; comic; comic strip
N3

地区

ちく
district; section; sector
N2

茶色い

ちゃいろい
light brown; tawny
N1

小切手

こぎって
cheque; check

June 30

N5

付ける

着ける、附ける
v1
vt
つける
to attach; to join; to add; to append; to affix; to stick; to glue; to fasten; to sew on; to apply (ointment); to furnish (a house with); to wear; to put on; to keep a diary; to make an entry; to appraise; to set (a price); to allot; to budget; to assign; to bring alongside; to place (under guard or doctor); to follow; to shadow; to load; to give (courage to); to keep (an eye on); to establish (relations or understanding); to turn on (light)
N4

巡る

回る、廻る
めぐる
to go around; to return; to surround; to concern (usu. of disputes)
N3

地球

ちきゅう
the earth; the globe
N2

地名

ちめい
place name
N1

小柄

こづか
knife attached to the sheath of a sword