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May 20, 2024
N5
そちら、そっち、そなた、そち
Definition
that way (direction distant from the speaker, close to the listener), there (place distant from the speaker, close to the listener), that one (something close to the listener), you, your family, your company, that person (someone close to the listene...
N4
ばんぐみ
Definition
program (e.g. TV), programme
N3
たた
Definition
very much, very many, more and more
N2
たがやす
Definition
to till, to plow, to plough, to cultivate
N1
こうえん
Definition
public performance, exhibition in a foreign country

Daily Word History

May 19

N5

然うして

そうして
and; like that
N4

はやし
woods; forest; copse; thicket; bunch; line (of something); collection
N3

多少

たしょう
more or less; somewhat; a little; some; amount; quantity
N2

楕円

だ円、橢円
だえん
ellipse
N1

行員

こういん
bank clerk

May 18

N5

掃除

そうじ
cleaning; sweeping; dusting; scrubbing
N4

花見

はなみ
cherry blossom viewing; flower viewing
N3

確かめる

慥かめる
v1
vt
たしかめる
to ascertain; to check; to make sure
N2

絶えず

adv
たえず
constantly; always; continually; steadily
N1

行為

こうい
act; deed; conduct

May 17

N5

全部

ぜんぶ
all; entire; whole; altogether
N4

はっきり

はっきり
clearly; plainly; distinctly; to be clear; to be definite; to be certain; to be exact; to become clear; to clear up
N3

だけど

だけど
however
N2

田植え

田植
たうえ
rice planting
N1

好意

こうい
good will; favor; favour; courtesy

May 16

N5

洗濯

せんたく
washing; laundry
N4

発音

はつおん
pronunciation
N3

たく
house; home; husband
N2

対立

たいりつ
confrontation; opposition; antagonism
N1

こう
school; proof (of a book, document, etc.); counter for proofs

May 15

N5

先生

せんせい、せんじょう
teacher; master; doctor; with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific; previous existence
N4

恥ずかしい

羞ずかしい
はずかしい
shy; ashamed; embarrassed; disgraceful; shameful
N3

だから

だから
so; therefore
N2

ダイヤル

ダイヤル、ダイアル
dial
N1

num
こう
10^32; hundred nonillion

May 14

N5

先週

せんしゅう
last week; the week before
N4

ハズ

ハズ
husband; hubby
N3

財、貨、寳、寶
たから
treasure
N2

ダイヤモンド

ダイヤモンド、ダイアモンド
diamond
N1

恋する

こいする
to fall in love with; to love

May 13

N5

先月

せんげつ
last month
N4

場所

ばしょ
place; location; spot; position; room; space; basho; wrestling tournament
N3

互い

たがい
mutual; reciprocal
N2

ダイアグラム

ダイアグラム、ダイヤグラム
diagram
N1

child; young (animal); young woman; young geisha; offshoot; interest; new shares; player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.); bird egg; -er (often of young women)

May 12

N5

阡、仟
num
せん、ち
1,000; thousand
N4

始める

創める
はじめる
to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate; to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.); to start ...; to begin to ...
N3

だが

だが、ですが
but; however; (and) yet; nevertheless; still; for all that
N2

タイア

タイア
tire; tyre
N1

ctr
counter for houses, apartments, etc.

May 11

N5

チェロ

チェロ、セロ
cello; violoncello
N4

運ぶ

はこぶ
to carry; to transport; to move; to convey; to come; to go; to wield (a tool, etc.); to use; to go (well, etc.); to proceed; to progress
N3

転かす

倒かす、転す、倒す
vt
こかす
to knock down; to knock over
N2

代名詞

だいめいし
pronoun; synonym; classic example; pattern; byword; representative
N1

旧、故
もと
former; ex-

May 10

N5

狭い

せまい
narrow; confined; small
N4

歯医者

はいしゃ
dentist
N3

大陸

たいりく
continent; continental Asia (esp. mainland China); continental Europe
N2

題名

だいめい
title
N1

言論

げんろん
(one's) speech; expression of views; discussion

May 09

N5

背広

脊広
せびろ、セビロ
business suit
N4

拝見

拜見
はいけん
seeing; look at
N3

代理

だいり
representation; agency; proxy; deputy; agent; attorney; substitute; alternate; acting (principal, etc.)
N2

大木

たいぼく
large tree
N1

原油

げんゆ
crude oil

May 08

N5

ゼッケン

ゼッケン
cloth bib with number or logo worn by athletes, etc. (e.g. over their shirts)
N4

ばい
twice; double; times; -fold
N3

平ら

たいら
flatness; level; smooth; calm; plain; sitting tailor fashion
N2

大分

adv
だいぶ、だいぶん
considerably; greatly; a lot
N1

厳密

げんみつ
strict; close

May 07

N5

セーター

セーター、スエーター、セエター
sweater; jumper
N4

場合

ばあい
case; situation
N3

太陽

たいよう
sun; solar
N2

体操

たいそう
gymnastics; physical exercises; calisthenics
N1

原文

げんぶん
the text; original

May 06

N5

生徒

せいと
pupil
N4
N3

逮捕

たいほ
arrest; apprehension; capture
N2

大層

たいそう
very much; exaggerated; very fine
N1

原爆

げんばく
atomic bomb; A-bomb

May 05

N5

back; spine; reverse; rear side; height; ridge (of a mountain)
N4

乗り物

乗物
のりもの
vehicle
N3

大変

たいへん
very; greatly; immense; enormous; great; serious; grave; dreadful; terrible; difficult; hard; major incident; disaster
N2

体積

たいせき
capacity; volume
N1

減点

げんてん
subtract; give a demerit

May 04

N5

座る

坐る、据わる、据る
すわる
to sit; to squat; to assume (a position); to hold steady; to hold still
N4

乗り換える

乗り替える、乗りかえる
v1
vt
のりかえる
to transfer (trains); to change (bus, train); to change one's mind; to move on to (e.g. a new love interest); to change methods; to change one's way of thinking
N3

大部分

n-t
だいぶぶん
most part; greater part; majority
N2

体制

たいせい
order; system; structure; set-up; organization; organisation
N1

原典

げんてん
original (text)

May 03

N5

為る

する
to do; to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into); to serve as; to act as; to work as; to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.); to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as; to decide on; to choose; to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.); to be (in a state, condition, etc.); to be worth; to cost; to pass (of time); to elapse; verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs"); creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go"); to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
N4

残る

遺る
のこる
to remain; to be left
N3

代表

だいひょう
representative; representation; delegation; type; example; model
N2

大小

だいしょう
sizes (various); large and small; daisho (matched pair of long and short swords); large and small drums; long months and short months
N1

原点

げんてん
origin (coordinates); starting point

May 02

N5

スリッパ

スリッパ
slipper; slippers
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

大半

たいはん
majority; mostly; generally
N2

対照

たいしょう
contrast; antithesis; comparison
N1

限定

げんてい
limit; restriction

May 01

N5

住む

すむ
to live (of humans); to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide
N4

眠い

睡い
ねむい
sleepy; drowsy; somnolent
N3

大統領

だいとうりょう
president; chief executive
N2

大して

adv
たいして
(not so) much; (not) very
N1

現地

げんち
actual place; local; on-site

April 30

N5

すぽん

すぽん、スポン
snugly (into hole, container, etc.); tightly (fitting, covering); firmly; (with a) pop (i.e. sound of a cork, etc. being pulled out of a hole in one movement)
N4

寝坊

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

態度

たいど
attitude; manner; behaviour
N2

対策

たいさく
measure; provision; step; countermeasure; counterplan; countermove
N1

現像

げんぞう
developing (film)