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Nov 29, 2021
N5
おく
Definition
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...
N4
かける
Definition
to hang (e.g. picture), to hoist (e.g. sail), to raise (e.g. flag), to sit, to take (time, money), to expend (money, time, etc.), to make (a call), to multiply, to secure (e.g. lock), to put on (glasses, etc.), to cover, to burden someone, to apply (...
N3
いとこ、じゅうけいてい
Definition
cousin (male)
N2
うかべる
Definition
to float, to express, to look (sad, glad), to think, to imagine, to remember
N1
あらわれる
Definition
to appear, to come in sight, to become visible, to come out, to embody, to materialize, to materialise, to be expressed (e.g. emotions), to become apparent (e.g. trends, effects)

Daily Word History

November 28

N5

お金

御金
おかね
money
N4

科学

かがく
science
N3

何時も

いつも
always; usually; every time; never
N2

飢える

餓える、饑える
v1
vi
うえる、かつえる
to starve; to thirst; to be hungry
N1

あられ
hail (esp. hailballs under 5 mm); graupel; dicing; small cubes; roasted mochi pieces (usu. flavoured with soy sauce, etc.)

November 27

N5

お菓子

御菓子
おかし
confections; sweets; candy
N4

変える

v1
vt
かえる
to change; to alter; to transform; to convert; to turn; to vary; to reform; to revise; to amend
N3

何時までも

何時迄も
adv
いつまでも
forever; for good; eternally; as long as one likes; indefinitely; no matter what
N2

植木

植え木
うえき
garden shrubs; trees; potted plant
N1

有らゆる

凡ゆる
あらゆる
all; every

November 26

N5

お母さん

御母さん
おかあさん
mother
N4

帰り

還り
かえり
return; coming back
N3

一方

いっぽう
one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party; on the one hand; on the other hand; whereas; although; but at the same time; meanwhile; in turn; just keeps; being inclined to ...; tending to be ...; tending to do ...; continuously ...; just keeps on ...ing; only
N2

ウェイトレス

ウェイトレス、ウエイトレス、ウェートレス、ウエートレス
waitress
N1

荒っぽい

粗っぽい
あらっぽい
rough; rude

November 25

N5

大勢

たいせい
general trend; current thought
N4

会話

かいわ
conversation
N3

一般

いっぱん
general; universal; ordinary; average; common
N2

ウール

ウール
wool
N1

改まる

革まる
あらたまる
to be renewed; to stand on ceremony; to be formal; to take a turn for the worse

November 24

N5

大きな

おおきな
big; large; great
N4

会場

かいじょう
assembly hall; meeting place; venue; grounds
N3

何時でも

adv
いつでも、なんどきでも
(at) any time; always; at all times; whenever
N2

ウーマン

ウーマン、ウマン
woman
N1

争い

あらそい
dispute; strife; quarrel; dissension; conflict; rivalry; contest

November 23

N5

大きい

おおきい
big; large; great; loud
N4

会議室

かいぎしつ
conference room; council room
N3

一致

いっち
coincidence; agreement; union; match; conformity; consistency; cooperation
N2

引力

いんりょく
attraction (e.g. magnetic, gravitation); affinity; gravitational pull; attractiveness; magnetism
N1

粗筋

荒筋
あらすじ
outline; summary; argument

November 22

N5

多い

おおい
many; numerous
N4

会議

かいぎ
meeting; conference; session; assembly; council; convention; congress
N3

一体

いったい
...the heck (e.g. "what the heck?"); ...in the world (e.g. "why in the world?"); ...on earth (e.g. "who on earth?"); one object; one body; unity; one form; one style; one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.); generally; in general
N2

インタビュー

インタビュー、インタビュ、インタービュー、インタビュウ、インタヴュー
interview (i.e. television, newspaper, etc.)
N1

荒らす

荒す
あらす
to lay waste; to devastate; to damage; to invade; to break into; to troll (e.g. web forums); to spam

November 21

N5

美味しい

おいしい、オイシイ
delicious; tasty; sweet
N4

海岸

かいがん
coast; beach
N3

一層

いっそう
much more; still more; all the more; more than ever; single layer (or storey, etc.); rather; sooner; preferably
N2

インク

インク、インキ
ink
N1

予め

adv
あらかじめ
beforehand; in advance; previously

November 20

N5

鉛筆

えんぴつ
pencil
N4

終わり

終り、終
おわり
the end
N3

一生

いっしょう
whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era; (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life
N2

入れ物

容れ物、入物、容物
いれもの
container; case; receptacle; (euph. for) coffin; casket
N1

あら

int
あら
oh; ah

November 19

N5

エレベーター

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

折れる

v1
vi
おれる
to break; to be broken; to snap; to fracture; to be folded; to give in; to back down; to yield; to submit; to turn (a corner)
N3

一瞬

いっしゅん
moment; instant
N2

煎る

炒る、熬る
いる
to parch; to fry; to fire; to broil; to roast; to boil down (in oil)
N1

歩む

あゆむ
to walk; to go on foot

November 18

N5

えき
station
N4

お礼

御礼
おれい、おんれい
thanks; gratitude; manners; etiquette; bow; reward; gift; ceremony; ritual
N3

一種

いっしゅ、ひとくさ
species; kind; variety
N2

煎る

炒る、熬る
いる
to parch; to fry; to fire; to broil; to roast; to boil down (in oil)
N1

歩み

あゆみ
walking; progress; advance

November 17

N5

ええ

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

折る

おる
to break; to fracture; to break off; to snap off; to pick (e.g. flowers); to fold; to bend; to make (origami); to interrupt; to end
N3

一下

いっか
something handed down (usu. an order)
N2

愈々

愈愈、愈
adv
いよいよ
more and more; all the more; increasingly; at last; finally; beyond doubt; (at the) last moment; worst possible time
N1

誤る

謬る
あやまる
to make a mistake; to err; to mislead; to misguide

November 16

N5

英語

えいご
English (language)
N4

降りる

下りる
v1
vi
おりる
to descend (e.g. a mountain); to go down; to come down; to alight (e.g. from bus); to get off; to disembark; to dismount; to step down; to retire; to give up; to quit; to be granted; to be issued; to be given; to form (of frost, dew, mist, etc.); to be passed (from the body; e.g. of a roundworm)
N3

一家

いっか、いっけ
a house; a home; a family; a household; one's family; one's folks; a style
N2

嫌がる

厭がる
いやがる
to hate; to dislike
N1

過ち

誤ち
あやまち
fault; error; indiscretion; faux pas

November 15

N5

映画館

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

泳ぎ方

およぎかた
way of swimming
N3

一番

ひとつがい
pair; couple; brace
N2

威張る

意張る
いばる、えばる
to put on airs; to act big; to throw one's weight about; to be overbearing; to be domineering; to be bossy; to be pushy; to be proud; to be haughty; to be arrogant; to swagger; to boast; to brag
N1

危ぶむ

v5m
あやぶむ
to fear; to have misgivings; to be doubtful; to mistrust

November 14

N5

映画

えいが
movie; film
N4

しん
intimacy; closeness; friendliness; close relative; pro- (e.g. pro-American, pro-Japanese, etc.)
N3

市場

しじょう
(the) market (as a concept)
N2

従姉妹

いとこ、じゅうしまい
cousin (female)
N1

あやふや

あやふや
uncertain; vague; ambiguous

November 13

N5

picture; drawing; painting; sketch
N4

おもて
surface; face (i.e. the visible side of an object); front (of a building, etc.); obverse side (i.e. "head") of a coin; outside; exterior; appearance; public; first half (of an innings); top (of an inning); cover (for tatami mats, etc.); foreground
N3

一度に

adv
いちどに
all at once
N2

緯度

いど
latitude (nav.)
N1

操る

あやつる
to manipulate; to operate; to handle; to operate (e.g. a machine); to steer (a ship); to have a good command of (a language); to be fluent in; to operate a puppet; to pull the strings of a puppet; to mastermind; to pull the strings; to control from the shadows; to play (a musical instrument)

November 12

N5

上着

上衣、表着
うわぎ、じょうい
coat; tunic; jacket; outer garment
N4

玩具

翫具
おもちゃ、がんぐ、オモチャ
toy; plaything
N3

一時

いちじ
one o'clock; once; at one time; formerly; before; for a time; for a while; for the time being; for the present; for the moment; temporarily; a time; one time; once
N2

井戸

いど
water well
N1

天地

てんち、あめつち
heaven and earth; the universe; nature; top and bottom; realm; sphere; world; top and bottom; gods of heaven and earth

November 11

N5

煩い

五月蝿い、五月蠅い、煩さい
うるさい、ウルサイ
noisy; loud; annoying; troublesome; tiresome; persistent; importunate; fussy; finicky; picky; particular; nagging; fastidious; bossy; shut up!; be quiet!
N4

思う

想う、念う、憶う、懐う、惟う
おもう
to think; to consider; to believe; to think (of doing); to plan (to do); to judge; to assess; to regard; to imagine; to suppose; to dream; to expect; to look forward to; to feel; to desire; to want; to recall; to remember
N3

位置

位地
いち
place; situation; position; location
N2

移転

いてん
moving; relocation; transfer; demise
N1

あみ
net; netting; web

November 10

N5

売る

うる
to sell
N4

思い出す

思いだす、おもい出す、思出す
おもいだす
to recall; to remember; to recollect
N3

いち
market; fair
N2

いつの間にか

何時の間にか
adv
いつのまにか
before one knows; before one becomes aware of; unnoticed; unawares
N1

てん、あめ、あま
sky; heaven; svarga (heaven-like realm visited as a stage of death and rebirth); deva (divine being of Buddhism)

November 09

N5

うみ、み、わた、わだ
sea; ocean; waters
N4

お土産

御土産
おみやげ、おみあげ
present; souvenir
N3

至る

到る
いたる
to arrive at (e.g. a decision); to reach (a stage); to attain; to lead to (a place); to get to; to come; to arrive; to result in
N2

行ってまいります

行って参ります、いって参ります
exp
いってまいります
good bye; I'm off; see you later
N1

雨具

あまぐ
rain gear