Daily Words

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Aug 16, 2022
N5
たべもの
N4
どうぶつえん
Definition
zoo, zoological gardens
N3
せいち
Definition
birthplace
N2
かんぱい
Definition
toast, drink (in celebration or in honor of something), drinking one's glass dry, cheers
N1
おこす
Definition
to raise, to raise up, to set up, to pick up, to wake, to wake up, to waken, to awaken, to cause, to bring about, to lead to, to trigger, to give rise to, to create, to generate (e.g. heat, electricity), to produce, to start, to begin, to launch, to ...

Daily Word History

August 15

N5

煙草

莨、烟草
たばこ、えんそう、けぶりぐさ、けむりぐさ、タバコ
tobacco; cigarette; cigaret; cigar; tobacco plant (Nicotiana tabacum)
N4

道具

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

気候

きこう
climate
N2

関東

かんとう
Kanto (eastern half of Japan, including Tokyo)
N1

遅らす

後らす、遅す
おくらす
to retard; to delay

August 14

N5

頼む

恃む、憑む
たのむ
to request; to beg; to ask; to call; to order; to reserve; to entrust to; to rely on
N4

metropolitan; municipal
N3

機嫌

譏嫌、気嫌
きげん
humour; humor; temper; mood; spirits; safety; health; well-being; one's situation; in a good mood; in high spirits; happy; cheery; merry; chipper
N2

乾電池

かんでんち
dry cell; battery
N1

臆病

憶病、おく病
おくびょう
cowardice; timidity

August 13

N5

楽しい

愉しい、娯しい
たのしい
enjoyable; fun
N4

展覧会

てんらんかい
exhibition
N3

効く

利く
きく
to be effective; to show effect; to do its work; to carry out its function well; to be possible to use
N2

缶詰

缶詰め、罐詰め、罐詰
かんづめ
packing (in cans); canning; canned goods; tin can; confining someone (e.g. so they can concentrate on work); being stuck in a confined space
N1

御数

御菜、お菜、お数
おかず、おさい、オカズ
accompaniment for rice dishes; side dish; food for thought (esp. in the context of conversation, or material for assisting arousal during masturbation)

August 12

N5

建物

たてもの
building
N4

電報

でんぽう
telegram
N3

企業

きぎょう
enterprise; undertaking; corporation; business
N2

勘違い

かんちがい
misunderstanding; wrong guess
N1

侵す

おかす
to invade; to raid; to violate (airspace, etc.); to intrude; to trespass; to infringe; to encroach; to harm; to afflict; to affect

August 11

N5

伊達

だて
elegance; dandyism; sophistication; having style; affectation; showing off; putting on an air; appearances; just for show
N4

電灯

電燈
でんとう
electric light
N3

機関

きかん
engine; agency; organisation; organization; institution; organ; body; system; facility; facilities
N2

官庁

かんちょう
government office; government agency; authorities
N1

犯す

おかす
to commit (e.g. crime); to perpetrate; to make (e.g. mistake); to break (e.g. rule); to violate; to transgress; to contravene; to rape; to violate; to ravish; to deflower

August 10

N5

立つ

発つ
たつ
to stand; to rise; to stand up; to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position); to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
N4

天気予報

てんきよほう
weather forecast; weather report
N3

期間

きかん
period; term; interval
N2

寒帯

かんたい
frigid zone
N1

可笑しい

奇怪しい
おかしい
funny; amusing; comical; laughable; ridiculous; strange; odd; funny; peculiar; weird; unusual; eccentric; improper; unsuitable; unbecoming; suspicious

August 09

N5

出す

だす
to take out; to get out; to put out; to reveal; to show; to submit (e.g. thesis); to turn in; to publish; to make public; to send (e.g. letter); to produce (a sound); to start (fire); to serve (food); to begin ...; to start to ...; to burst into ...
N4

店員

てんいん
shop assistant; employee; clerk; salesperson
N3

議会

ぎかい
congress; parliament; diet; legislative assembly
N2

観測

かんそく
observation; survey; measurement
N1

お陰様で

お蔭様で、お陰さまで、御陰様で、御蔭様で
exp
おかげさまで
(I'm fine) thank you; thanks to you; fortunately; under the gods' shadow

August 08

N5

タクシー

タクシー
taxi
N4

ちょぼ、チョボ
dot; point; mark; gidayuu musicians (in kabuki)
N3

機械

器械
きかい
machine; mechanism; instrument; appliance; apparatus
N2

感想

かんそう
impressions; thoughts
N1

お蔭

御蔭、お陰、御陰
おかげ
grace (of God); benevolence (of Buddha); blessing; assistance; help; aid; effects; influence

August 07

N5
たくさん
a lot; lots; plenty; many; a large number; much; a great deal; a good deal; enough; sufficient; enough; too many; too much
N4

counter for temples
N3

気温

きおん
atmospheric temperature
N2

乾燥

かんそう
dryness; aridity; insipidity; dehydration; desiccation
N1

きみ
you; buddy; pal; monarch; ruler; sovereign; (one's) master

August 06

N5

高い

高価い
たかい
high; tall; expensive
N4

手袋

手ぶくろ
てぶくろ
glove; mitten; mitt
N3

記憶

きおく
memory; recollection; remembrance; storage
N2

間接

かんせつ
indirection; indirectness
N1

大水

おおみず
flood

August 05

N5

対辺

たいへん
opposite side
N4

手伝う

手つだう
てつだう
to help; to assist; to aid; to contribute to; to be a factor in
N3

議員

ぎいん
member of the Diet, congress or parliament
N2

感ずる

vi
かんずる
to feel; to sense
N1

大幅

おおはば
big; large; drastic; substantial; full-width cloth (approx. 72 cm wide for traditional Japanese clothing; approx. 140 cm wide for Western clothing)

August 04

N5

対辺

たいへん
opposite side
N4

適当

てきとう
suitable; proper; appropriate; adequate; fit; noncommittal; vague; equivocal; unserious; irresponsible
N3

関連

関聯
かんれん
relation; connection; relevance
N2

鑑賞

かんしょう
appreciation (e.g. of art); aesthetic sense
N1

大空

おおぞら
heavens; firmament; sky

August 03

N5

台所

臺處
だいどころ、だいどこ
kitchen; financial situation
N4

丁寧

叮嚀
ていねい
polite; courteous; civil; careful; close; thorough; conscientious
N3

完了

かんりょう
completion; conclusion; perfect (tense, form, aspect)
N2

関西

かんさい、かんせい
Kansai (south-western half of Japan, including Osaka)
N1

大筋

おおすじ
outline; summary

August 02

N5

大切

たいせつ、たいせち
important; necessary; indispensable; beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable; careful
N4

釣る

つる
to fish; to angle; to catch; to lure in; to tempt; to attract; to entice; to allure
N3

管理

かんり
control; management (e.g. of a business)
N2

感激

かんげき
deep emotion; impression; inspiration
N1

大ざっぱ

大雑把
おおざっぱ
rough (as in not precise); broad; sketchy

August 01

N5

大好き

だいすき
loveable; very likeable; like very much
N4

積もり

積り
つもり
intention; plan; conviction; belief
N3

監督

かんとく
supervision; control; superintendence; direction; director; superintendent; supervisor; coach; foreman; manager; overseer; controller; boss
N2

換気

かんき
ventilation
N1

大事

だいじ、おおごと
important; valuable; serious matter

July 31

N5

大丈夫

だいじょうふ
great man; fine figure of a man
N4

さい
one's wife
N3

感動

かんどう
being deeply moved emotionally; excitement; passion; deep emotion; impression
N2

間隔

かんかく
space; interval; SPC
N1

大げさ

大袈裟
おおげさ
grandiose; exaggerated

July 30

N5

大使館

たいしかん
embassy
N4

包む

裹む
くるむ、つつむ
to wrap up; to tuck in; to pack; to do up; to cover with; to dress in; to conceal; to hide; to be engulfed in; to be enveloped by
N3

完全

かんぜん
perfection; completeness
N2

替わる

代わる、換わる、替る、代る、換る
かわる
to succeed; to relieve; to replace; to take the place of; to substitute for; to take over for; to represent; to be exchanged; to change (places with); to switch
N1

大柄

おおがら
large build; large pattern

July 29

N5

大学

大學
だいがく
post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.; former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators); the Great Learning - one of the Four Books
N4

続ける

v1
vt
つづける
to continue; to keep up; to keep on
N3

完成

かんせい
complete; completion; perfection; accomplishment
N2

かわら
roof tile
N1

大方

おおかた
perhaps; almost all; majority

July 28

N5

其れでは

其れじゃ
exp
それでは、それじゃ
well then ...; in that situation; in which case
N4

継ぐ

続ぐ、嗣ぐ、襲ぐ
つぐ
to succeed (someone in a business or inheritance)
N3

関する

かんする
to concern; to be related
N2

為替

かわせ、かわし
money order; draft; exchange (e.g. foreign)
N1

おおい

おおい、おーい、おい
hey!; oi!; ahoy!; I; me

July 27

N5

其れから

exp
それから
and then; after that
N4

伝える

v1
vt
つたえる
to convey; to report; to transmit; to communicate; to tell; to impart; to propagate; to teach; to bequeath
N3

関心

かんしん
concern; interest
N2

渇く

かわく
to be thirsty; to feel thirsty; to thirst for; to crave
N1

応募

おうぼ
application; subscription; entry (competition, raffle, etc.); enlistment