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Mar 23, 2019
N5
シャツ
Definition
shirt (underwear), undershirt, singlet, shirt (outerwear, esp. dress shirt)
N4
なおる
Definition
to be cured, to get well, to be healed, to get mended, to be repaired, to be fixed
N3
それとも
Definition
or, or else
N2
そっちょく
Definition
frankness, candour, candor, openheartedness, directness
N1
けんじ
Definition
public prosecutor

Daily Word History

March 22

N5

じゃあ

じゃあ、じゃ
then; well; so; well then; combination of 'de' and 'wa' particles; plain copula
N4

どんどん

どんどん
drumming (noise); rapidly; steadily
N3

夫れ夫れ

其れ其れ、夫々、夫夫、其々、其其
それぞれ
each; respectively
N2

祖先

そせん
ancestor
N1

健在

けんざい
in good health; well; going strong

March 21

N5

締める

v1
vt
しめる
to tie; to fasten; to total; to sum; to be strict with; to economize; to economise; to cut down on; to salt; to marinate; to pickle; to make sushi adding a mixture of vinegar and salt; to wear (necktie); to put on (necktie)
N4

泥棒

泥坊
どろぼう
thief; burglar; robber; theft
N3

それ

int
それ
there! (used to call someone's attention to something)
N2

素質

そしつ
character; qualities; genius; the makings of
N1

権限

けんげん
power; authority; jurisdiction

March 20

N5

閉める

v1
vt
しめる
to close; to shut
N4

取り替える

取換える、取り換える、取替える、取りかえる、取換る
v1
vt
とりかえる
to exchange; to replace
N3

粗末

そまつ
crude; rough; plain; humble; shabby
N2

速力

そくりょく
speed
N1

兼業

けんぎょう、けんごう
side line; second business

March 19

N5

閉まる

締まる、緊まる
しまる
to be shut; to close; to be closed; to be firm (of a body, face, etc.); to be well-knit; to be locked; to tighten; to be tightened; to become sober; to become tense
N4

留める

止める、停める
v1
vt
とどめる
to stop; to stay (e.g. the night); to cease; to put an end to; to contain; to keep (in position, in place); to limit; to record (e.g. a fact); to retain
N3

傍ら

側ら、傍、旁、側、脇
かたわら
side; edge; beside; besides; nearby; while (doing); in addition to; at the same time
N2

測量

そくりょう
measurement; surveying
N1

権威

けんい
authority; power; influence

March 18

N5

自分

じぶん
myself; yourself; oneself; himself; herself; I; me; you
N4

泊まる

泊る
とまる
to stay at (e.g. hotel); to be docked; to be berthed; to be moored
N3

其の儘

其のまま
そのまま、そのまんま
without change; as it is (i.e. now)
N2

測定

そくてい
measurement
N1

けん
right (to do something); authority; power

March 17

N5

字引

字引き
じびき
dictionary
N4

届ける

屆ける
v1
vt
とどける
to deliver; to forward; to send; to report; to notify; to file notice (to the authorities); to give notice; to register
N3

その内

其の内
adv
そのうち
before very long; soon; eventually; sooner or later; of the previously mentioned
N2

速達

そくたつ
express; special delivery
N1

けん
sphere; circle; range; category (only in the context of "category theory")

March 16

N5

死ぬ

しぬ
to die; to pass away; to lose spirit; to lose vigor; to look dead; to cease; to stop
N4

特急

とっきゅう
limited express (train, faster than an express); great hurry
N3

その、えん
garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; place; location
N2

続々

続続
ぞくぞく
successively; one after another
N1

けど

けど、けれども、けれど、けども、けんど
but; however; although

March 15

N5

自動車

じどうしゃ
automobile
N4

途中

とちゅう
on the way; en route; in the middle of; midway
N3

備える

具える
v1
vt
そなえる
to furnish; to provide for; to equip; to install; to have ready; to prepare for; to possess (all that is needed); to be endowed with; to be armed with; to be born with; to have since birth
N2

嘱する

属する
しょくする、ぞくする
to entrust; to send (a message, etc.)
N1

家来

家礼、家頼
けらい
retainer; retinue; servant

March 14

N5

自転車

じてんしゃ、じでんしゃ
bicycle
N4

床屋

とこや
barbershop; barber
N3

そで
sleeve; wing (of a stage, desk, gate, etc.)
N2

送料

そうりょう
postage; carriage; shipping charge
N1

煙る

烟る
けむる、けぶる
to smoke (e.g. fire); to be hazy

March 13

N5

質問

しつもん
question; inquiry; enquiry
N4
とくべつ
special
N3

そっと

そっと、そうっと、そおっと、そーっと
softly; gently; quietly; secretly
N2

総理大臣

そうりだいじん
prime minister (as the head of a cabinet government); premier
N1

煙たい

烟たい
けむたい、けぶたい
smoky; awkward; ill at ease

March 12

N5

7、漆
しち、なな、な
seven; hepta-
N4

特に

adv
とくに
particularly; especially
N3

そっくり

そっくり
all; altogether; entirely; completely; exactly like; just like
N2

草履

ぞうり、じょうり
zori; Japanese sandals
N1

貶す

貶なす
けなす
to speak ill of

March 11

N5

lowness (of degree, value, etc.); inferiority; second volume (of two); third volume (of three)
N4

通る

徹る、透る
とおる
to go by; to go past; to go along; to travel along; to pass through; to use (a road); to take (a route); to go via; to go by way of; to run (between); to operate (between); to connect; to go indoors; to go into a room; to be admitted; to be shown in; to be ushered in; to come in; to penetrate; to pierce; to skewer; to go through; to come through; to permeate; to soak into; to spread throughout; to carry (e.g. of a voice); to reach far; to be passed on (e.g. of a customer's order to the kitchen); to be relayed; to be conveyed; to pass (a test, a bill in the House, etc.); to be approved; to be accepted; to go by (a name); to be known as; to be accepted as; to have a reputation for; to be coherent; to be logical; to be reasonable; to be comprehensible; to be understandable; to make sense; to get across (e.g. of one's point); to be understood; to be straight (e.g. wood grain); to be well-informed; to be wise; to do ... completely; to do ... thoroughly
N3

育つ

そだつ
to be raised (e.g. child); to be brought up; to grow (up)
N2

送別

そうべつ
farewell; send-off
N1

蹴飛ばす

蹴とばす
けとばす
to kick away; to kick off; to kick hard; to refuse curtly; to reject outright

March 10

N5

静か

閑か
しずか
quiet; silent; slow; unhurried; calm; peaceful
N4

遠く

とおく
far away; distant; at a distance; distant place; by far
N3

注ぐ

灌ぐ、潅ぐ、濺ぐ、漑ぐ
そそぐ
to pour (into); to fill; to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; to fall onto (of rain, snow)
N2

そっと

そっと、そうっと、そおっと、そーっと
softly; gently; quietly; secretly
N1

欠乏

けつぼう
want; shortage; famine

March 09

N5

辞書

じしょ
dictionary; lexicon; letter of resignation
N4

動物園

どうぶつえん
zoo; zoological gardens
N3

然して

而して
そして、しかして
and; and then; thus; and now
N2

増大

ぞうだい
enlargement; increase
N1

決断

けつだん
decision; determination

March 08

N5

仕事

しごと
work; job; business; occupation; employment; vocation; task; work
N4

等々

等等
suf
とうとう、などなど
etc.; et cetera; and so on
N3

組織

組職
そしき、そしょく
organization; organisation; structure; construction; tissue; system
N2

騒々しい

騒騒しい
そうぞうしい
noisy; boisterous
N1

結合

けつごう
combination; union; binding; catenation; coupling; joining; bond

March 07

N5

時間

じかん
time; hours
N4

道具

どうぐ
tool; implement; instrument; utensil; apparatus; device; means
N3

其処で

そこで
so; accordingly; now; then; thereupon; therefore
N2

造船

ぞうせん
shipbuilding
N1

決議

けつぎ
resolution; vote; decision

March 06

N5

然し

併し
しかし
however; but
N4

metropolitan; municipal
N3

そこ
bottom; sole
N2

然うして

そうして
and; like that
N1

決意

けつい
decision; determination; resolution

March 05

N5

しお、えん
salt (i.e. sodium chloride); common salt; table salt; salt (e.g. sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, etc.); hardship; toil; trouble; saltiness
N4

展覧会

てんらんかい
exhibition
N3

速度

そくど
speed; velocity; rate
N2

葬式

そうしき
funeral
N1

結束

けっそく
union; unity; solidarity; bundling; binding; tying; putting on (clothes, armour, etc.)

March 04

N5

4、肆
num
し、よん、よ
four
N4

電報

でんぽう
telegram
N3

相当

そうとう
befitting; becoming; worthy of; proportionate; in keeping with; suitable; considerable; substantial; to be worthy of; to be proportionate to; to correspond to (in meaning, function, etc.); to be equivalent; extremely; considerably
N2

創作

そうさく
production; literary creation; work
N1

結成

けっせい
formation; combination

March 03

N5

散歩

さんぽ
walk; stroll
N4

電灯

電燈
でんとう
electric light
N3

装置

そうち
equipment; installation; apparatus; device
N2

相互

双互
そうご
mutual; reciprocal
N1

結晶

けっしょう
crystal; crystallization; crystallisation; fruits (of labor, union, etc.)