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Feb 23, 2024
N5
ごはん
Definition
cooked rice, meal
N4
ちり
Definition
geography
N3
ぜん
Definition
good, goodness, right, virtue
N2
せん
Definition
stopper, cork, stopcock
N1
けいせい
Definition
condition, situation, prospects

Daily Word History

February 22

N5

子供

子ども、小供
こども
child; children
N4

注射

ちゅうしゃ
injection
N3

責める

v1
vt
せめる
to condemn; to blame; to criticize; to criticise; to reproach; to accuse; to urge; to press; to pester; to torture; to torment; to persecute; to break in (a horse)
N2

攻める

v1
vt
せめる
to attack; to assault; to assail
N1

傾斜

けいしゃ
inclination; slant; slope; bevel; list; dip; tilt; lean

February 21

N5

言葉

詞、辞
ことば、けとば
language; dialect; word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark; speech; (manner of) speaking
N4

中学校

ちゅうがっこう
junior high school; middle school; lower secondary school
N3

是非

ぜひ
certainly; without fail; right and wrong; pros and cons
N2

せめて

adv
せめて
at least; at most
N1

掲載

けいさい
publication (e.g. article in paper); appearance; insertion; to insert (e.g. an article); to run (e.g. in a newspaper); to carry (e.g. an article); to post (e.g. on the Web)

February 20

N5

今年

ことし、こんねん
this year
N4

注意

ちゅうい
caution; being careful; attention (heed); warning; advice
N3

節約

せつやく
economising; saving
N2

セミ

セミ
semi-; half-
N1

軽減

けいげん
abatement; reduction

February 19

N5

コップ

コップ
glass (i.e. drinking vessel); tumbler; cop (police officer)
N4

ちゃん

suf
ちゃん
suffix for familiar person
N3

絶滅

ぜつめつ
destruction; extinction
N2

迫る

逼る
せまる、せる
to approach; to draw near; to be imminent; to press (someone for something); to urge; to compel
N1

敬具

けいぐ
Yours sincerely; Yours truly; Sincerely yours

February 18

N5

此方

こちら、こっち、こち
this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker); this direction; here (place close to the speaker or where the speaker is); this one (something physically close to the speaker); I; me; we; us; this person (someone physically close to the speaker and of equal or higher status)
N4

些とも

adv
ちっとも
not at all (neg. verb)
N3

設備

せつび
equipment; device; facilities; installation
N2

是非とも

是非共
adv
ぜひとも
by all means (with sense of not taking "no" for an answer)
N1

契機

けいき
opportunity; chance

February 17

N5

此方

こちら、こっち、こち
this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker); this direction; here (place close to the speaker or where the speaker is); this one (something physically close to the speaker); I; me; we; us; this person (someone physically close to the speaker and of equal or higher status)
N4

ちから
force; strength; might; vigour (vigor); energy; capability; ability; proficiency; capacity; faculty; efficacy; effect; effort; endeavours (endeavors); exertions; power; authority; influence; good offices; agency; support; help; aid; assistance; stress; emphasis; means; resources
N3

絶対

ぜったい
absolutely; unconditionally; absolute; unconditional; unmistakable; absoluteness
N2

瀬戸物

せともの、セトモノ
earthenware; crockery; china
N1

計器

けいき
meter; gauge

February 16

N5

答える

v1
vi
こたえる
to answer; to reply
N4

チェック

チェック
check; plaid; checkered; checking; monitoring; looking over; scrutinizing; inspecting; check (banking); cheque
N3

設計

せっけい
plan; design; layout
N2

接続

せつぞく
connection; attachment; union; join; joint; link; changing trains; conjunction
N1

警戒

けいかい
vigilance; precaution; watch; lookout; alertness; to be vigilant; to be cautious; to guard (against)

February 15

N5

午前

ごぜん
morning; a.m.
N4

blood; consanguinity
N3

積極的

せっきょくてき
assertive; positive; active; proactive
N2

せっせと

adv
せっせと
diligently; assiduously; industriously; beavering away
N1

軽快

けいかい
casual (e.g. dress); light; nimble; jaunty; rhythmical (e.g. melody); taking a turn for the better; receding of symptoms

February 14

N5

九つ

9つ
num
ここのつ
nine
N4

暖房

煖房
だんぼう
heating
N3

せつ
theory; doctrine; opinion; view; rumour; rumor; gossip; hearsay
N2

接する

せっする
to touch; to come in contact with; to border on; to adjoin; to be adjacent; to be close; to receive (e.g. visitor); to attend to; to serve; to take care of; to look after; to deal with; to see; to receive (news); to get; to hear; to encounter; to come across; to be tangent to; to make touch; to bring into contact with; to bring adjacent to; to bring close; to connect
N1

経過

けいか
passage; expiration; progress; transition

February 13

N5

九日

9日
ここのか、ここぬか
the ninth day of the month; nine days
N4

男性

だんせい
man; male; masculine gender
N3

世間

せけん
world; society
N2

石鹸

石けん
せっけん
soap
N1

けい
system; lineage; group; corollary; system (range of strata that correspond to a particular time period); (taxonomical) series

February 12

N5

午後

午后
ごご
afternoon; p.m.
N4

足りる

v1
vi
たりる
to be sufficient; to be enough; to be worth doing; to be worthy; to be sufficient; to answer; to do
N3

石油

せきゆ
oil; petroleum; kerosene
N2

接近

せっきん
getting closer; drawing nearer; approaching; being not much different; being near (age, skill, etc.); becoming close (i.e. friendly); becoming intimate
N1

斜め

斜、傾
ななめ、なのめ
slanting; tilted; sloping; diagonal; oblique; unusual; slanted (view of the world); bad (mood)

February 11

N5

9、玖
num
きゅう、く、ここの、この、ここ
nine
N4

to do (literary form of suru)
N3

責任

せきにん
duty; responsibility (incl. supervision of staff); liability; onus
N2

折角

せっかく
with trouble; at great pains; rare; valuable; precious; long-awaited; kind; specially; especially; expressly
N1

けい
qing (Chinese unit of land area equal to 100 mu)

February 10

N5

珈琲

コーヒー、こーひー
coffee
N4

偶に

適に
たまに
occasionally; once in a while
N3

石炭

せきたん、いしずみ
coal
N2

赤道

せきどう
equator
N1

けい
penalty; sentence; punishment

February 09

N5

コート

コート
coat; court (i.e. tennis, basketball, etc.)
N4

楽しむ

愉しむ、楽む
v5m
たのしむ
to enjoy (oneself)
N3

せき、しわぶき
cough; coughing; tussis
N2

背負う

脊負う
せおう、しょう
to be burdened with; to take responsibility for; to carry on back or shoulder; to have (something) in the background; to be in front (of something)
N1

軍服

ぐんぷく
military or naval uniform

February 08

N5

こえ
voice
N4

楽しみ

愉しみ
たのしみ
enjoyment; pleasure; diversion; amusement; hobby; anticipation; looking forward to
N3

整理

せいり
sorting; arrangement; organization; putting in order; adjustment; regulation; liquidation; settlement; consolidation; clearance (e.g. debt); paying off; retrenchment; curtailment; cutting down; disposal
N2

西暦

せいれき
Christian Era; CE; anno domini; AD
N1

軍備

ぐんび
armaments; military preparations

February 07

N5

交番

こうばん
police box; small neighborhood police station; alternation; alternating (e.g. current)
N4

たな
shelf; shelves; ledge; rack; trellis
N3

生命

せいめい
life; existence
N2

成立

せいりつ
coming into existence; arrangements; establishment; conclusion; completion; to come into existence; to be true; to hold (i.e. hold true)
N1

軍事

ぐんじ
military affairs

February 06

N5

紅茶

こうちゃ
black tea
N4

例えば

adv
たとえば
for example; e.g.
N3

生物

せいぶつ
living things; creature; biology
N2

正門

せいもん
main gate; main entrance
N1

群集

ぐんしゅう
group (of living things); crowd; community

February 05

N5

交差点

交叉点
こうさてん
crossing; intersection
N4

建てる

v1
vt
たてる
to build; to construct
N3

政府

せいふ
government; administration
N2

正方形

せいほうけい
square
N1

軍艦

ぐんかん
warship; battleship

February 04

N5

公園

こうえん
(public) park
N4

立てる

たてる
to stand up; to put up; to set up; to erect; to raise; to thrust into; to bury into; to dig into; to make (a noise); to start (a rumour); to raise (a cloud of dust, etc.); to cause; to make; to establish; to set up; to develop; to formulate; to put up (a political candidate); to make (one's leader); to treat with respect; to give (someone) their due; to make (someone) look good; to avoid embarrassing (someone); to sharpen; to make clear; to shut; to close; to make tea (macha); to perform the tea ceremony; to divide by; to do ... vigorously
N3

製品

せいひん
manufactured goods; finished goods; product
N2

性別

せいべつ
distinction by sex; sex; gender
N1

ぐん
group; bunch; crowd; throng; swarm; band; group

February 03

N5

num
ウー
five
N4

ctr
じょう
counter for tatami mats; measure of room size (in mat units)
N3

青年

せいねん
youth; young man
N2

成分

せいぶん
ingredient; component; composition
N1

くらい

くらい、ぐらい
approximately; about; around; or so; to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least; as ... as ...; like