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Aug 9, 2020
N5
おなか
Definition
stomach
N4
それほど
Definition
to that degree, extent
Examples
No example sentences found for それ程
N3
ほうこく
Definition
report, information
N2
ふかまる
Definition
to deepen, to heighten, to intensify
N1
しょむ
Definition
general affairs

Daily Word History

August 08

N5

一昨年

おと年
いっさくねん、おととし
year before last
N4

其れで

それで
and; thereupon; because of that
N3

冒険

ぼうけん
risk; venture; adventure
N2

不運

ふうん
misfortune; bad luck; ill luck; ill fortune; bad break; tough luck; mischance
N1

処分

しょぶん
disposal; dealing (with a problem); disposition; measure; procedure; punishment; putting down (e.g. diseased animal)

August 07

N5

一昨日

おととい、おとつい、いっさくじつ
day before yesterday
N4

祖母

そぼ、ばば、おおば、おば、うば
grandmother
N3

ぼう
pole; rod; stick
N2

風船

ふうせん
balloon (esp. small, toy variety)
N1

書評

しょひょう
book review

August 06

N5

男の子

男のコ、男の児
おとこのこ、おとこのコ
boy; male child; baby boy
N4

祖父

そふ、じじ、じい、おおじ、おじ、そぶ
grandfather; old man; kyogen mask used for the role of an old man
N3

ほう
law; act; principle; method; mood; dharma
N2

ファスナー

ファスナー
fastener; zipper
N1

処罰

しょばつ
punishment

August 05

N5

おとこ、おっこ
man; male; fellow; guy; chap; bloke; male lover; boyfriend; man; manliness; manly honor; manly honour; manly reputation
N4

卒業

そつぎょう
graduation; completion (e.g. of a course); outgrowing something; moving on
N3

方、状
さま
Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.; makes words more polite (usu. in fixed expressions); state; situation; appearance
N2

瓶詰め

瓶詰、壜詰め、壜詰
びんづめ
bottling; bottled
N1

初版

しょはん
first edition

August 04

N5

おとうと、おと、おとと、てい
younger brother; little brother; kid brother; pupil; apprentice
N4

育てる

v1
vt
そだてる
to raise; to rear; to bring up; to train; to teach; to educate; to promote the growth of...; to nurture; to foster; to develop
N3

弁当

辨当、辨當
べんとう
bento; Japanese box lunch
N2

便箋

びんせん
writing paper; stationery
N1

所得

しょとく
income; earnings

August 03

N5

お父さん

御父さん
おとうさん、おとっさん
father; dad; papa; pa; pop; daddy; dada
N4

そう
whole; all; general; gross; entire; overall
N3

変更

へんこう
change; modification; alteration; revision; amendment
N2

ピンク

ピンク
pink; erotic (usually used in relation to the sex industry); blue; pornographic
N1

所定

しょてい
fixed; prescribed; certain; given

August 02

N5

お手洗い

御手洗い
おてあらい
toilet; restroom; lavatory; bathroom
N4

先輩

せんぱい
senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer
N3

勉強

べんきょう
study; diligence; discount; reduction
N2

広める

弘める
v1
vt
ひろめる
to spread; to propagate; to popularize; to disseminate; to broaden; to extend; to widen; to enlarge
N1

しょっちゅう

adv
しょっちゅう
always; constantly; frequently; often

August 01

N5

お茶

御茶
おちゃ
tea (usu. green); tea break (at work); tea ceremony
N4

戦争

せんそう
war
N3

変化

へんげ
goblin; ghost; apparition; bugbear
N2

広々

広広
ひろびろ
extensive; spacious
N1

処置

しょち
treatment; measure; step

July 31

N5

遅い

鈍い、晩い、遲い
おそい
slow; late (e.g. "late at night"); too late; dull; stupid
N4

せん
line; stripe; stria; line (e.g. telephone line); wire; ray (e.g. X-ray); beam; line (e.g. of a railroad); track; route; lane; outline; contours; form; level; division; line (of action); position; approach; policy; principle; impression one leaves; air one gives off
N3

減る

へる
to decrease (in size or number); to diminish; to abate
N2

広場

ひろば
plaza; (public) square; piazza; forum; open space
N1

所属

しょぞく
attached to; belong to; member; affiliation

July 30

N5

押す

圧す、捺す
おす
to push; to press; to apply pressure from above; to press down; to stamp (i.e. a passport); to apply a seal; to affix (e.g. gold leaf); to press (someone for something); to urge; to compel; to influence; to overwhelm; to overpower; to repress; to push (events along); to advance (a plan); to do in spite of ...; to do even though ...; to force; to make sure; to be pressed for time; to advance troops; to attack; (of light) to be diffused across an entire surface
N4

背中

背なか
せなか
back (of body)
N3

減らす

へらす
to abate; to decrease; to diminish; to shorten
N2

広さ

ひろさ
extent
N1

所持

しょじ
possession; owning

July 29

N5

伯父

叔父
おじ、はくふ、しゅくふ
uncle
N4

説明

せつめい
explanation; exposition
N3

別に

adv
べつに
(not) particularly; nothing; separately; apart
N2

広げる

拡げる、展げる
v1
vt
ひろげる
to spread; to extend; to expand; to enlarge; to widen; to broaden; to unfold; to open; to unroll; to unwrap; to scatter about; to spread around; to make flourish; to cause to prosper
N1

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

July 28

N5

教える

訓える
v1
vt
おしえる
to teach; to inform; to instruct
N4

せき
seat; location (of a gathering, etc.); place; position; post
N3

平和

へいわ
peace; harmony
N2

昼寝

ひるね
nap (afternoon); siesta
N1

所在

しょざい
whereabouts

July 27

N5

伯父

叔父
おじ、はくふ、しゅくふ
uncle
N4

世界

せかい
the world; society; the universe; sphere; circle; world; renowned; world-famous; well-known outside of Japan; realm governed by one Buddha; space
N3

平均

へいきん、へいぎん
average; mean; balance; equilibrium
N2

ビルディング

ビルディング
building
N1

諸君

しょくん
Gentlemen!; Ladies!

July 26

N5

お皿

おさら
plate; dish
N4

西洋

せいよう
the west; Western countries
N3

へい
wall; fence
N2

平仮名

ひら仮名
ひらがな
hiragana; cursive Japanese syllabary used primarily for native Japanese words (esp. function words, inflections, etc.)
N1

職務

しょくむ
professional duties

July 25

N5

お酒

御酒
おさけ、ごしゅ
alcohol; sake
N4

政治

せいじ
politics; government
N3

分野

ぶんや
field; sphere; realm; division; branch
N2

評論

ひょうろん
criticism; critique
N1

植民地

殖民地
しょくみんち
colony; colonial

July 24

N5

奥さん

おくさん
wife; your wife; his wife; married lady; madam
N4

生産

せいさん
production; manufacture
N3

文明

ぶんめい
civilization; civilisation; culture; Bummei era (1469.4.28-1487.7.20)
N2

標本

ひょうほん
example; specimen; sample
N1

職員

しょくいん
staff member; personnel

July 23

N5

置く

おく
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 a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool; to take in (boarders, etc.); to provide lodging in one's house; to separate spatially or temporally; to do something in advance; to leave something in a certain state; to keep something in a certain state
N4

生活

せいかつ
living; life (one's daily existence); livelihood
N3

分析

ぶんせき
analysis
N2

標準

ひょうじゅん
standard; level; norm
N1

奨励

しょうれい
encouragement; promotion; inducement; incitement; stimulation

July 22

N5

起きる

v1
vi
おきる
to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire); to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake; to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents); to happen; to take place
N4

すると

すると
thereupon; hereupon
N3

雰囲気

ふんい気、ふん囲気
ふんいき、ふいんき
atmosphere (e.g. musical); mood; ambience; ambiance
N2

標識

ひょうしき
sign; mark; flag
N1

勝利

捷利
しょうり
victory; triumph; conquest; success; win

July 21

N5

お金

御金
おかね
money
N4

修理

しゅうり、しゅり、すり
repairing; mending; servicing
N3

ぶん
sentence; composition; text; writings; the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts); academia; literature
N2

表紙

ひょうし
front cover; binding; (book) cover; appearing on the cover of a magazine
N1

照明

しょうめい
illumination; lighting

July 20

N5

お菓子

御菓子
おかし
confections; sweets; candy
N4

済む

濟む
すむ
to finish; to end; to be completed; to merely result in something less severe than expected; to feel at ease; to feel unease or guilt for troubling someone; to be sorry
N3

ふん
minute; fun (one tenth of a monme, 5.787 grains)
N2

美容

びよう
beauty of figure or form
N1

証人

しょうにん
witness