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Feb 23, 2020
N5
やっつ、やつ
Definition
eight
N4
きかい
Definition
chance, opportunity
N3
のぞむ
Definition
to desire, to wish for, to expect, to see, to command (a view of)
N2
にわか
Definition
sudden, abrupt, unexpected, improvised, hasty, offhand, impromptu skit
N1
しきりに
Definition
frequently, repeatedly, often, incessantly, constantly, strongly, eagerly

Daily Word History

February 22

N5

休み

やすみ
rest; recess; respite; vacation; holiday; absence; suspension; dormancy (of a silkworm prior to moulting)
N4

簡単

簡短、簡端
かんたん
simple; easy; uncomplicated; brief; quick; light
N3

除く

のぞく
to remove; to eliminate; to eradicate; to exclude; to except
N2

睨む

にらむ
to glare at; to scowl at; to glower at; to stare intensely at; to examine carefully; to estimate; to guess; to suspect; to judge; to keep an eye on someone (e.g. a suspicious or untrustworthy person); to watch; to take account of; to take into consideration
N1

式場

しきじょう
ceremonial hall (e.g. wedding, funeral); hall for ceremonies; place of ceremony

February 21

N5

安い

廉い
やすい
cheap; inexpensive; calm; peaceful; quiet
N4

看護師

かんごし
(hospital) nurse; registered nurse; RN
N3

乗せる

載せる
v1
vt
のせる
to place on (something); to give (someone) a ride; to give a lift; to pick up; to help on board; to load (luggage); to carry; to take on board; to send out (on the airwaves, etc.); to deceive; to take for a ride; to (sing) along with (musical accompaniment); to let (someone) take part; to excite (someone); to publish (an article); to run (an ad)
N2

女房

にょうぼう、にょうぼ、にゅうぼう
wife (esp. one's own wife); court lady; female court attache; woman who served at the imperial palace; woman (esp. as a love interest)
N1

色彩

しきさい
colour; color; hue; tints

February 20

N5

易しい

やさしい
easy; plain; simple
N4

関係

かんけい
relation; relationship; connection; participation; involvement; concern; influence; effect; sexual relations; sexual relationship; related to ...; connected to ...
N3

残り

のこり
remnant; residue; remaining; left-over
N2

入社

にゅうしゃ
joining a company; getting a job with a company; entering a company
N1

指揮

指麾
しき
command; direction

February 19

N5

野菜

やさい
vegetable
N4

考える

勘える、稽える
v1
vt
かんがえる
to think about; to take into consideration; to ponder; to reflect; to try to come at a conclusion; to think over (something); to intend; to decide (to do); to plan; to come up with; to devise; to scheme; to predict; to anticipate; to expect; to suspect; to doubt; to consider (somebody to be something); to look on
N3

残す

遺す
のこす
to leave (behind, over); to bequeath; to save; to reserve
N2

遅い

鈍い、晩い、遲い
おそい
slow; late (e.g. "late at night"); too late; dull; stupid
N1

市街

しがい
urban areas; the streets; town; city

February 18

N5

八百屋

やおや
greengrocer
N4

変わる

変る
かわる
to change; to be transformed; to be altered; to vary; to move to; to be different; to be uncommon; to be unusual
N3

簷、檐、宇
のき
eaves; narrow aisle surrounding the core of a temple building
N2

日程

にってい
schedule; program; programme; agenda
N1

然も

而も、併も
しかも
moreover; furthermore; nevertheless; and yet

February 17

N5

問題

もんだい
question (e.g. on a test); problem; problem (e.g. societal, political); question; issue; subject (e.g. of research); case; matter; question (i.e. doubt); public discussion; controversy; trouble; problem; inconvenience; difficulty
N4

代わり

替わり、代り、替り
かわり
substitute; replacement; substituting; replacing; stand-in; proxy; alternate; deputy; relief; successor; compensation; exchange; return; second helping; another cup; seconds; upcoming program; upcoming programme
N3

能力

のうりょく
ability; faculty
N2

日課

にっか
daily lesson; daily work; daily routine
N1

然しながら

併し乍ら、然し乍ら
しかしながら
however; nevertheless

February 16

N5

door (esp. Japanese-style); entrance (to a home); narrows
N4

乾く

かわく
to get dry
N3

農民

のうみん
farmers; peasants
N2

日用品

にちようひん
daily necessities
N1

然し

併し
しかし
however; but

February 15

N5
もの、もん
thing; object; article; stuff; substance; one's things; possessions; property; belongings; things; something; anything; everything; nothing; quality; reason; the way of things; used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc.; used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense); used to indicate a general tendency; used to indicate something that should happen; item classified as ...; item related to ...; work of ...; cause of ...; cause for ...; somehow; somewhat; for some reason; really; truly
N4

かれ
he; him; his; boyfriend
N3

農業

のうぎょう
agriculture
N2

日時

にちじ
date and time
N1

仕掛ける

仕かける
v1
vt
しかける
to start; to begin; to commence; to challenge; to pick (a fight); to make (war); to set (traps); to plant (explosives); to lay (mines)

February 14

N5

もっと

adv
もっと
(some) more; even more; longer; further
N4

通う

かよう
to go to and from (a place); to go back and forth between; to run between (e.g. bus, train, etc.); to ply between; to go to (school, work, etc.); to attend; to commute; to frequent; to circulate (e.g. blood, electricity); to be communicated (e.g. thought); to resemble
N3

農家

のうか
farmer; farm family
N2

にじ
rainbow
N1

仕掛け

仕掛
しかけ
device; contrivance; mechanism; gadget; trick; trap; calculated manipulation; gambit; (small) scale; half finished; commencement; initiation; set up; laying out; preparation; challenge; attack

February 13

N5

持つ

v5t
もつ
to hold (in one's hand); to take; to carry; to possess; to have; to own; to maintain; to keep; to last; to be durable; to keep; to survive; to take charge of; to be in charge of
N4

噛む

咬む、嚙む、嚼む
かむ
to bite; to chew; to gnaw; to crash against (e.g. of waves); to break onto (shore); to engage (of cogs, zippers, etc.); to mesh; to fit together; to be involved in; to fumble one's words (during a play, broadcast, etc.); to falter with one's words; to strongly confute; to argue down; to rebuke; to scold harshly
N3

のう
talent; gift; function; noh (theatre)
N2

濁る

にごる
to become muddy; to become cloudy; to get impure (of a liquid, gas, etc.); to become dull (of a sound, color, etc.); to become hoarse; to become impure (of a heart, society, etc.); to be corrupted; to be polluted; to become voiced; to add voiced consonant marks
N1

視覚

しかく
sense of sight; vision

February 12

N5

木曜日

もくようび
Thursday
N4

かみ
hair (on the head)
N3

の、や、ぬ
plain; field; hidden (structural) member; wild; lacking a political post
N2

ニコニコ

ニコニコ、にこにこ
with a friendly grin; smilingly
N1

資格

しかく
qualifications; requirements; capabilities

February 11

N5

もう一度

exp
もういちど
once more; again
N4

かべ、へき
wall; partition; barrier; obstacle; Chinese "Wall" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
N3

年齢

年令
ねんれい
age; years
N2

憎らしい

にくらしい
odious; hateful
N1

歯科

しか
dentistry

February 10

N5

もう

もう
now; soon; shortly; before long; presently; already; yet; by now; (not) anymore; further; more; again; another; the other; interjection used to strengthen expression of an emotion (often exasperation)
N4

彼女

かのじょ
she; her; her; girlfriend; sweetheart
N3

年代

ねんだい
age; era; period; date
N2

憎む

悪む
にくむ
to hate; to detest
N1

仕入れる

v1
vt
しいれる
to lay in stock; to replenish stock; to procure; to learn something that might be useful later

February 09

N5

眼鏡

めがね、がんきょう、メガネ
spectacles; glasses; judgement; discrimination; discernment; insight
N4

お金持ち

おかねもち
rich person
N3

年中

ねんじゅう、ねんちゅう、ねんぢゅう
whole year; all year round; throughout the year; always; all the time; middle class (of a nursery school, etc.)
N2

憎い

悪い
にくい
hateful; abominable; poor-looking; detestable; amazing; fantastic; admirable; lovely; wonderful
N1

強いる

v1
vt
しいる
to force; to compel; to coerce

February 08

N5

米突
メートル
metre; meter; meter (i.e. a gauge); gauge
N4

必ず

adv
かならず
always; without exception; necessarily; certainly; without fail; positively; invariably
N3

年月

としつき、ねんげつ
months and years
N2

逃がす

迯がす
にがす
to miss; to lose; to give away; to let go; to set free; to let get away
N1

強いて

adv
しいて
by force

February 07

N5

もく
order; item (of a budget revision, etc.); counter for go pieces; counter for surrounded positions (in go)
N4

悲しい

哀しい
かなしい
sad; sorrowful
N3

年間

n-t
ねんかん
year (period of)
N2

匂う

臭う
におう
to be fragrant; to smell (good); to stink; to smell (bad); to glow; to be bright; to smack of; to show hints of
N1

飼育

しいく
breeding; raising; rearing

February 06

N5

むら
village
N4

家内

かない、やうち
(my) wife; inside the home; one's family
N3

熱中

ねっちゅう
going nuts (over something); enthusiasm; zeal; mania
N2

煮える

v1
vi
にえる
to boil; to cook; to be cooked
N1

明明後日

明々後日
しあさって、みょうみょうごにち
(in) three days' time (two days after tomorrow)

February 05

N5

六つ

6つ
num
むっつ、むつ
six
N4

勝つ

克つ、贏つ
かつ
to win; to gain victory
N3

熱帯

ねったい
tropics
N2

南北

なんぼく
south and north
N1

仕上げる

v1
vt
しあげる
to finish up; to complete; to finish off; to get through; to polish off

February 04

N5

難しい

六借しい、六ヶ敷い
むずかしい、むつかしい
difficult; hard; troublesome; complicated; serious (disease, problem, etc.); fussy; particular; fastidious; hard to please; displeased; gloomy; glum; sullen; serious (look); dirty; unclean; filthy; detestable; unpleasant; uncomfortable; creepy; spooky
N4

課長

かちょう
section manager; section chief
N3

熱心

ねっしん
zeal; enthusiasm
N2

南米

なんべい
South America
N1

仕上げ

仕上
しあげ
end; finishing touches; being finished

February 03

N5

向こう

むこう
opposite side; other side; opposite direction; over there; that way; far away; beyond; the other party; the other person; future (starting now)
N4

片付ける

片づける
v1
vt
かたづける
to tidy up; to put in order; to straighten up; to put away; to settle (problem); to clear (dispute); to finish; to bring something to an end; to marry off (e.g. a daughter); to do away with someone; to bump someone off
N3

値段

直段
ねだん
price; cost
N2

ナンバー

ナンバー
number
N1

仕上がり

しあがり
finish; end; completion