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Dec 19, 2017
N5
はやい
Definition
fast, quick, hasty, brisk, early (in the day, etc.), premature, (too) soon, not yet, (too) early, easy, simple, quick
N4
やく
Definition
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 jeal...
N3
けん
Definition
ticket, coupon, bond, certificate
N2
こうきゅう
Definition
high class, high grade, high rank, seniority
N1
かく
Definition
beautiful passage of literature
Examples
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Daily Word History

December 18

N5

話す

咄す
はなす
to talk; to speak; to converse; to chat; to tell; to explain; to narrate; to mention; to describe; to discuss; to speak (a language)
N4

木綿

木棉
もめん、きわた
cotton (material); red silk-cotton tree (Bombax ceiba)
N3

結論

けつろん
conclusion
N2

強引

ごういん
overbearing; coercive; pushy; forcible; high-handed
N1
かく
pit (of a fruit); stone; core; nucleus; nuclear; nuclear weaponry

December 17

N5

話し、咄、噺
はなし
talk; speech; chat; story; conversation; discussions; negotiation; argument
N4

戻る

もどる
to turn back (e.g. half-way); to return; to go back; to recover (e.g. something lost); to be returned; to rebound; to spring back
N3

月曜

げつよう
Monday
N2

工員

こういん
factory worker
N1

すみ、すま
corner; nook; recess; downstage right (on a noh stage)

December 16

N5

はな
nose
N4

もし

int
もし
excuse me! (when calling out to someone)
N3

欠点

けってん
fault; defect; flaw; weak point; weakness; shortcoming; drawback; failure (in an examination); failing grade
N2

請う

乞う
こう
to beg; to ask; to request; to invite
N1

欠く

闕く
かく
to chip; to nick; to break; to crack; to lack

December 15

N5

はな
flower; blossom; bloom; petal; cherry blossom; beauty; blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); ikebana; Japanese playing cards; beauty; (the) best
N4

もう直ぐ

exp
もうすぐ
very soon
N3

決定

けってい
decision; determination
N2

恋しい

こいしい
yearned for; longed for; missed
N1

掻き回す

かき回す
かきまわす
to stir up; to churn; to ransack; to disturb

December 14

N5

二十日

20日、廿日
はつか
twentieth day of the month; twenty days
N4

申す

もうす
to say; to be called; to do
N3

欠席

けっせき
absence; non-attendance
N2

棊、棋
go (board game of capturing territory)
N1

書き取る

かきとる
to write down; to take dictation; to take notes

December 13

N5

8、捌
num
はち、や
eight
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

決心

けっしん
determination; resolution
N2

原料

げんりょう
raw materials
N1

書き取り

書取
かきとり
writing down from other written material; writing kanji text from hiragana; transcription (of spoken material)

December 12

N5

働く

はたらく
to work; to labor; to labour; to function; to operate; to be effective; to work (i.e. ... works); to come into play; to commit (e.g. a crime); to perpetrate; to do; to act; to practise; to practice; to be conjugated
N4

珍しい

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

結局

けっきょく
after all; eventually; in the end
N2

原理

げんり
principle; theory; fundamental truth
N1

課外

かがい
extracurricular

December 11

N5

二十歳

20歳、二十、廿
はたち
20 years old; twenty
N4

召し上がる

召上がる、召し上る
めしあがる
to eat; to drink
N3

欠陥

けっかん
defect; fault; deficiency; deformity; shortage; gap
N2

顕微鏡

けんびきょう
microscope
N1

係り
かかり
charge; duty; person in charge; official; clerk; connection; linking

December 10

N5

バター

バター
butter
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

結果

けっか
result; consequence; outcome; effect; coming to fruition; bearing fruit
N2

現に

adv
げんに
actually; really
N1

かかと、きびす、くびす、あくと
heel (of foot, shoe, stocking, etc.)

December 09

N5

バス

バス
bus; bath; bass
N4

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

けち

けち
stinginess; miserliness; penny-pinching; cheesparing; miser; pinchpenny; skinflint; cheapskate; tightwad; niggard; shabby; cheap; mangy; poor; petty; narrow-minded; quibbling; mean-spirited; bad luck; ill omen; glitch
N2

限度

げんど
limit; bounds
N1

掲げる

v1
vt
かかげる
to publish; to print; to carry (an article); to put up; to hang out; to hoist; to fly (a sail); to float (a flag, kite, etc.); to tuck up (e.g. sleeves); to roll up; to tout (a principle, plan, etc.); to adopt (a slogan); to stoke a fire; to fan a flame

December 08

N5

走る

奔る、趨る
はしる
to run; to travel (movement of vehicles); to drive; to hurry to; to retreat (from battle); to take flight; to run away from home; to elope; to tend heavily toward
N4

息子

むすこ、そく
son; penis
N3

化粧

仮粧
けしょう、けわい、けそう
make-up; makeup; cosmetics
N2

県庁

けんちょう
prefectural office
N1

顔付き

顔つき、顔付
かおつき
(outward) looks; features; face; countenance; expression

December 07

N5

初めて

始めて、甫めて
はじめて
for the first time; only after ... is it ...; only when ... do you ...
N4

むし
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
N3

劇場

げきじょう
theatre; theater; playhouse
N2

謙遜

謙そん
けんそん
humble; humility; modesty; being humble
N1

返る

反る
かえる
to return; to come back; to go back; to turn over; (after the -masu stem of a verb) (to become) extremely; (to become) completely

December 06

N5

始め

初め
はじめ
beginning; start; outset; opening; first (in line, etc.); origin; such as ...; not to mention ...
N4
むかし
olden days; former
N3

げき
drama; play; powerful drug
N2

厳重

げんじゅう
strict; rigour; rigor; severe; firm; strong; secure
N1

顧みる

省みる、顧る
v1
vt
かえりみる
to look back (e.g. over shoulder or at the past); to turn around; to reflect on the past; to reconsider; to review; to reflect on oneself; to introspect; to contemplate oneself; to consider (usu. used in negative); to concern oneself about; to pay attention to; to take into consideration

December 05

N5

始まる

はじまる
to begin; to start; to commence; to happen (again); to begin (anew); to date (from); to originate (in)
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

怪我

けが
injury (to animate object); hurt
N2

研修

けんしゅう
training (esp. in-service); induction course
N1

顧みる

省みる、顧る
v1
vt
かえりみる
to look back (e.g. over shoulder or at the past); to turn around; to reflect on the past; to reconsider; to review; to reflect on oneself; to introspect; to contemplate oneself; to consider (usu. used in negative); to concern oneself about; to pay attention to; to take into consideration

December 04

N5

はし
bridge
N4

向かう

向う、対う
むかう
to face; to go towards
N3

経由

けいゆ、けいゆう
through; by way of; via; to go via; to go by way of
N2

原始

げんし
origin; primeval
N1

回路

かいろ
circuit (electric); cycle (e.g. Krebs cycle)

December 03

N5

きょう
pons (pontes); pons Varolii; pontine; part of the brain stem (links the medulla oblongata and cerebellum with the midbrain)
N4

みなと
harbour; harbor; port
N3

契約

けいやく
contract; compact; agreement
N2

原産

げんさん
place of origin; habitat
N1

改良

かいりょう
improvement; reform

December 02

N5

函、匣、筥、筐、凾
はこ、ハコ
box; case; chest; package; pack; car (of a train, etc.); shamisen case; shamisen; public building; community building; man who carries a geisha's shamisen; receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); counter for boxes (or boxed objects)
N4

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

芸術

藝術
げいじゅつ
(fine) art; the arts
N2

原稿

げんこう
manuscript; copy
N1

海流

かいりゅう
ocean current

December 01

N5

陌、佰
num
ひゃく、もも、はく
100; hundred
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

刑事

けいじ
(police) detective; criminal matter
N2

謙虚

けんきょ
modesty; humility
N1

回覧

廻覧
かいらん
circulation (esp. documents); sending round

November 30

N5

葉書

端書、端書き
はがき、ハガキ
postcard; memo; note; card
N4

見つかる

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

掲示

けいじ
notice; bulletin; post; posting; placard
N2

見学

けんがく
inspection; study by observation; field trip
N1

解剖

かいぼう
dissection; autopsy; analysis

November 29

N5

入る

いる
to get in; to go in; to come in; to flow into; to set; to set in
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

計算

けいさん
calculation; reckoning; count; forecast
N2

険しい

嶮しい
けわしい
precipitous; rugged; inaccessible; impregnable; steep; grim; severe; stern
N1

介抱

かいほう
nursing; looking after