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Nov 27, 2020
N5
あおい
Definition
blue, green, pale, unripe, inexperienced
N4
あいだ、あわい
Definition
space (between), gap, interval, distance, time (between), pause, break, span (temporal or spatial), stretch, period (while), relationship (between, among), members (within, among), due to, because of
N3
あいず
Definition
sign, signal
N2
あいまい
Definition
dancing together in unison (in noh, kyogen, etc.)
Examples
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N1
あいかわらず
Definition
as ever, as usual, the same, still

Daily Word History

November 26

N5

会う

逢う、遭う、遇う
あう
to meet; to encounter; to see; to have an accident; to have a bad experience
N4

あっ

int
あっ、あ、アッ
Ah! (expression of surprise, recollection, etc.); Oh!; Hey! (to get someone's attention)
N3

あい
love; affection; care; attachment; craving; desire
N2

相変わらず

相変らず、あい変らず、あい変わらず
adv
あいかわらず
as ever; as usual; the same; still
N1

嗚呼

噫、嗟
int
ああ、アー
Ah!; Oh!; Alas!; Yes; Indeed; That is correct; Hey!; Yo!; Uh huh; Yeah yeah; Right; Gotcha

November 25

N5

習う

ならう
to take lessons in; to be taught; to learn (from a teacher); to study (under a teacher); to get training in
N4

似る

v1
vi
にる
to resemble; to look like; to take after; to be similar (in status, condition, etc.); to be close; to be alike; to be like
N3

とも
friend; companion; comrade; pal
N2

所々

所所、処々、処処
ところどころ、しょしょ
here and there; some parts (of something); several places
N1

内臓

ないぞう
internal organs; intestines; viscera

November 24

N5

何故

何ゆえ
adv
なぜ、なにゆえ
why; how
N4

苦い

にがい
bitter
N3

どんなに

adv
どんなに
how; how much
N2

泊める

v1
vt
とめる
to give shelter to; to lodge; to put up; to accommodate
N1

怒鳴る

呶鳴る
どなる
to shout; to yell

November 23

N5

Xia (dynasty of China; perhaps mythological)
N4

二階建て

二階建
にかいだて
two-storied building
N3

どんな

どんな
what; what kind of; (with -temo, demo, etc.) any(body, thing, means, etc.)
N2

止まる

留まる、停まる、駐まる、止る、留る
とまる
to stop (moving); to come to a stop; to stop (doing, working, being supplied); to come to a halt; to cease; to be stopped; to be suspended; to alight; to perch on
N1

何の

どの
which; what (way)

November 22

N5

夏休み

なつやすみ
summer vacation; summer holiday
N4

逃げる

迯げる
v1
vi
にげる
to escape; to run away
N3

とんでも無い

飛んでもない
とんでもない
unthinkable; unexpected; outrageous; offensive; terrible; absolutely not!; not at all!; far from it!; impossible!; preposterous!; what a thing to say!; no way!; bullshit; don't mention it; you're welcome
N2

飛ぶ

跳ぶ、翔ぶ
とぶ
to fly; to soar; to jump; to leap; to spring; to bound; to hop
N1

土俵

どひょう
arena, esp. in sumo; forum (e.g. for discussion); sandbag; gabion

November 21

N5

prt
など
et cetera; etc.; and the like; and so forth; or something; the likes of
N4

日記

にっき
diary; journal
N3

どろ
mud; slush; (wet) dirt; mire; thief
N2

飛び込む

飛込む
とびこむ
to jump in; to leap in; to plunge into; to dive; to burst in; to barge in
N1

土木

どぼく
engineering works; civil engineering; public works

November 20

N5

七つ

7つ
num
ななつ
seven
N4

入院

にゅういん
hospitalization; hospitalisation
N3

取れる

v1
vi
vt
とれる
to come off; to be removed; (of pain, a fever, etc.) to disappear; to be caught; to be harvested; to be interpreted (as); to be taken as; (of balance, etc.) to be attained; to be obtainable
N2

となる

exp
となる
to become; to amount to
N1

何れ

どれ
which (of three or more); whichever; any; well; now; let me see

November 19

N5

七日

7日
なのか、なぬか
the seventh day of the month; seven days
N4

入学

にゅうがく
entry to school or university; matriculation; enrolment (in university, etc.)
N3

何れ

どれ
which (of three or more); whichever; any; well; now; let me see
N2

止まる

留まる、停まる、駐まる、止る、留る
とまる
to stop (moving); to come to a stop; to stop (doing, working, being supplied); to come to a halt; to cease; to be stopped; to be suspended; to alight; to perch on
N1

何々

何何
なになに
such and such (when being vague, placeholder, etc.); this and that; What?; What is the matter?; What are the items?

November 18

N5

名前

名まえ
なまえ
name; full name; given name; first name
N4

人形

にんぎょう
doll; puppet; figure
N3

努力

どりょく
great effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; effort
N2

整う

調う
ととのう
to be prepared; to be in order; to be put in order; to be arranged
N1

ど忘れ

ド忘れ、度忘れ、度忘
どわすれ
lapse of memory; forgetting for a moment something one knows well; (something) slipping one's mind

November 17

N5

並ぶ

列ぶ、双ぶ
ならぶ
to line up; to stand in a line; to rival; to match; to equal
N4

成程

成る程
なるほど、ナルホド
I see; That's right!; Indeed
N3

取り上げる

取上げる、取りあげる、採り上げる
v1
vt
とりあげる
to pick up; to take up; to adopt; to feature; to accept; to listen to; to take away; to confiscate; to deprive; to disqualify; to deliver (a child)
N2

とと

とと、とっと
fishie; birdie; chickie
N1

鈍感

どんかん
thickheadedness; stolidity; insensitivity

November 16

N5

鳴く

啼く
v5k
なく
to sing (bird); to bark; to purr; to make sound (animal)
N4

盗む

偸む
ぬすむ
to steal
N3

とら、トラ
tiger (Panthera tigris); drunkard; drunk; sot
N2

疾っくに

adv
とっくに
long ago; already; a long time ago
N1

内閣

ないかく
cabinet; (government) ministry

November 15

N5

並べる

双べる
v1
vt
ならべる
to line up; to set up; to arrange in a line; to enumerate; to itemize; to be equal (to); to compare well (with); to be as good (as)
N4

塗る

ぬる
to paint; to plaster; to lacquer; to varnish; to spread; to smear
N3

土曜日

どようび
Saturday
N2

戸棚

とだな
cupboard; locker; closet; wardrobe; cabinet
N1

乃至

ないし
from ... to; between ... and; or

November 14

N5

なる

suf
なる
that is in; who is called; that is called; that is
N4

濡れる

濡る
v1
vi
ぬれる
to get wet
N3

共に

倶に、供に
adv
ともに
together; jointly; at the same time; with; as ...; including; along with; both
N2

都心

としん
city centre (center) (esp. capital city); urban centre; heart of city a metropolis
N1

内乱

ないらん
civil war; insurrection; rebellion; domestic conflict

November 13

N5
なに、なん
what; how many; you-know-what; that; whatsit; what's the expression; what do you call them; what?; hey!
N4

値段

直段
ねだん
price; cost
N3

止める

留める、停める
v1
vt
とめる
to stop; to turn off; to park; to prevent; to suppress (a cough); to hold back (tears); to hold (one's breath); to relieve (pain); to stop (someone from doing something); to dissuade; to forbid; to prohibit; to notice; to be aware of; to concentrate on; to pay attention to; to remember; to bear in mind; to fix (in place); to fasten; to tack; to pin; to nail; to button; to staple; to detain; to keep in custody
N2

床屋

とこや
barbershop; barber
N1

内部

ないぶ
interior; inside; internal

November 12

N5

2、弐、貳、貮
num
に、ふた、ふ、ふう
two
N4

ねつ
heat; fever; temperature; zeal; passion; enthusiasm; mania; craze; rage
N3

内容

ないよう
subject; contents; matter; substance; detail; import
N2

捕らえる

捕える、捉える
v1
vt
とらえる
to seize; to capture; to arrest; to grasp; to perceive; to treat (as)
N1

土手

どて
embankment; bank; beef sinew stewed in miso and mirin

November 11

N5

賑やか

にぎやか
bustling; busy; lively
N4

寝坊

寐坊
ねぼう
sleeping in late; oversleeping; late riser; sleepyhead
N3

飛び出す

飛出す、跳び出す
とびだす
to jump out; to rush out; to fly out; to appear (suddenly); to protrude; to project; to butt in
N2

床の間

とこのま
tokonoma (alcove where art or flowers are displayed)
N1

内陸

ないりく
inland

November 10

N5

にく、しし
flesh; meat; the physical body (as opposed to the spirit); thickness; ink pad
N4

慣れる

馴れる
v1
vi
なれる
to get used to; to grow accustomed to; to become familiar with; to become skilled in; to become experienced at; to become tame; to become domesticated
N3

飛ばす

とばす
to fly; to fire; to hurl; to launch; to make fly; to skip over; to omit; to drop (e.g. stitch); to run or drive fast; to gallop; to spread a rumour (rumor); to tell a story; to tell a joke; to remove; to get rid of; to transfer; to attack; to jeer at
N2

退ける

除ける
のける、どける
to put something out of the way; to move (something, someone) aside; to remove; to exclude; to take away; to set aside; to keep apart; to remove (someone) from the group; to shun; to do well despite difficulties; to accomplish despite adversity; to do resolutely; to do boldly
N1

なえ
seedling

November 09

N5

西

せい
Spain
N4

成るべく

成る可く
adv
なるべく
as much as possible; wherever practicable
N3

兎に角

adv
とにかく
anyhow; at any rate; anyway; somehow or other; generally speaking; in any case; at least
N2

溶ける

融ける、熔ける、鎔ける
v1
vi
とける
to melt; to thaw; to fuse; to dissolve
N1

なお
furthermore; still; yet; more; still more; in addition; greater; further

November 08

N5

無くす

亡くす、失くす
なくす
to lose something; to get rid of; to lose someone (wife, child, etc.)
N4

眠る

睡る
ねむる、ねぶる
to sleep (not necessarily lying down); to die; to close one's eyes
N3

届く

とどく
to reach; to arrive; to get through; to get at; to be attentive; to pay attention; to be delivered; to carry (e.g. sound)
N2

溶け込む

解け込む、融け込む、溶込む、解込む、溶けこむ、とけ込む
とけこむ
to melt into; to merge into; to fit in; to adapt; to blend
N1

尚更

尚さら、なお更、猶更
adv
なおさら
all the more; still less

November 07

N5

suf
じゅう、ぢゅう
through; throughout; in the course of; all over or throughout (e.g. a place)
N4

治す

直す
なおす
to cure; to heal; to fix; to correct; to repair; to do over again (after -masu base of verb); to replace; to put back as it was; to convert (into a different state); to transform
N3

突然

とつぜん
abrupt; sudden; unexpected; all at once
N2

特売

とくばい
special sale
N1

中程

なかほど
(about) middle; midway