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,
Suffix, Honorific or respectful
1. Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss
2. clan
Pronoun
3. he, him
Counter
4. counter for people
人は氏より育ち。
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,
Noun, used as a suffix
city
市は月曜ごとに立つ。
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,
Noun, used as a suffix
1. death, decease
See 五刑, Archaism
2. death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation)
Baseball term
3. (an) out
人は生まれるやいなや、死に向かう。
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,
poem, verse of poetry
この詩は誰が書いたのですか。
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,
Noun, used as a suffix
history
彼は、フランス史の学者だ。
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,
Noun, used as a suffix, Counter, See 雑誌, Abbreviation
magazine
彼はタイム誌を予約購読している。
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,
See 歯・は
1. tooth
2. age, years
その赤ちゃんは歯が生えはじめている。
,
1. teacher, master, one's mentor
Suffix
2. religious leader
3. specialist
Archaism
4. five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
彼は彼らの師と仰がれた。
,
1. man (esp. one who is well-respected)
See 侍・1
2. samurai
Noun, used as a suffix
3. person (in a certain profession, esp. licensed), member
,
Suffix, See 疑問視, See 問題視, following a noun
viewing as ..., seeing as ..., treating as ..., regarding as ...
,
See 律令制, Archaism
office (government department beneath a bureau under the ritsuryo system)
,
Prefix, See 自・2
to ...
,
1. words, writing, lyrics
See 填詞
2. ci (form of Chinese poetry)
See 辞・3
3. independent word
,
See 支那, Abbreviation, Obsolete term
China
,
testing, experiment, test, examination, exam, trial
使,
1. messenger
See 検非違使, Abbreviation
2. police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods)
See 煩悩・2, Buddhist term
3. klesha (polluting thoughts such as greed, hatred and delusion, which result in suffering)
, 4, 肆, , よん, よ
Numeric, 肆 is used in legal documents
four
その湖は直径四マイルである。
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,
Counter
counter for long, thin things (i.e. swords)
猫は枝の間に隠れた。
,
1. thread
Numeric
2. 0.0001, one ten-thousandth
おばあちゃんは身をかがめて糸の付いた針を拾った。
,
1. child (esp. a boy)
See 子爵
2. viscount
Honorific or respectful
3. founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master
See 諸子百家
4. masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature)
Pronoun, Archaism, of one's equals
5. you
その子は母親に甘えた。
,
See 公・こう・1
private affairs, personal matter
この人、あたしをどなりつけるんですよ!
Particle, Conjunction
1. and, besides, moreover, what's more, not only ... but also
usu. indicates one of several reasons
2. because, since
at sentence end; gives reason for an unstated but deducible conclusion
3. the thing is, for one thing
トムも来なかったしジェーンも来なかった。
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,
Suffix, Honorific or respectful
honorific suffix used after the name of a woman of equal or higher status
姉は私のズボンにアイロンをかけてくれる。
,
Suffix, Counter, See 新聞紙・1, Abbreviation
newspaper
紙に線を1本引きなさい。
,
See 二十八宿, See 白虎・びゃっこ・2, Astronomy term
Chinese "Turtle Beak" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
, 卮,
zhi (large bowl-shaped ancient Chinese cup with two handles)
,
Numeric, Obscure term
10^24, septillion
,
four-horse carriage, team of four horses
, 謚,
See 諡・おくりな, See 諡号・しごう
posthumous name, posthumous title
,
official, civil service
,
See 名刺
calling card
, 汝,
Pronoun, Archaism
1. that
2. you
3. oneself, themself
,
1. funds, capital
2. material, basis
3. character, qualities, disposition
Music term
1. ti, si, 7th note of a major scale in movable-do solfège
2. B (note in the fixed-do system)
,
succession, successor
Auxiliary, See 選ばれし者・えらばれしもの, See た・1, Archaism, literary form of 〜た
did, (have) done
トムも来なかったしジェーンも来なかった。
あずさ, 梓, , アズサ
Only あずさ, Only アズサ, See 夜糞峰榛, Usually in kana
1. Japanese cherry birch (Betula grossa)
See キササゲ
2. yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata)
See 赤芽柏・1
3. Japanese mallotus (Mallotus japonicus)
4. printing block
See 梓弓, Abbreviation
5. catalpa bow
, み,
1. the Snake (sixth sign of the Chinese zodiac), the Serpent
See 巳の刻, Obsolete term
2. hour of the Snake (around 10am, 9-11am, or 10am-12 noon)
3. south-southeast
4. fourth month of the lunar calendar
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, 尸, かばね, かばね,
1. corpse
Only しかばね, Only かばね, See 尸冠
2. kanji "corpse" radical
, ょく, じき,
1. food, foodstuff
Only しょく
2. eating, appetite
Counter
3. meal
あのレストランは毎日二千食準備している。
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ぎし, 羊蹄, ようてい, のね, , ギシギシ
Usually in kana
Japanese dock (plant) (Rumex japonicus)
, 新ら, あたら
new, novel, fresh, recent, latest, up-to-date, modern
あなたの新しい車は調子よく動いていますか。
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, 露西亜, 魯西亜, ロ
Usually in kana
Russia
フランスはロシアと戦争をしていた。
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支援, えん
Takes suru
support, backing, aid, assistance
私たちは支援を訴えた。
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, 六借, 六ヶ敷い, むずか, むつか
Antonym: 易しい・やさしい
1. difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.)
Polite, euphemistic
2. impossible, unfeasible
3. fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased
4. gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look)
Archaism
5. dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable
私は彼女に難しい質問をした。
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教える, 訓える, おえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to teach, to instruct
2. to tell, to inform
3. to preach
ブラウン氏は私達に英語を教えている。
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, 欲
See 欲しがる
1. wanted, wished for, in need of, desired
Auxiliary adjective, Usually in kana, after the -te form of a verb
2. I want (you) to
私は鉛筆をけずるナイフがほしい。
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, 酷, きび
1. severe, strict, rigid, unsparing, relentless
2. hard (to do), difficult, tricky
3. intense (e.g. cold), harsh (weather), inclement
彼は厳しい批判にさらされた。
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, 愛, うつく
beautiful, pretty, lovely, sweet, pure (heart, friendship, etc.)
あなたは美しい蝶々です。
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Auxiliary adjective, expresses judgement based on evidence, reason or trustworthy hearsay
1. seeming ..., appearing ...
Suffix, after a noun, adverb or adj. stem
2. -ish, like a ..., typical of ..., appropriate for ..., becoming of ..., worthy of the name ...
彼は学生らしい。
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, 愉, 娯, たの
enjoyable, fun, pleasant, happy, delightful
あなたと一緒にいて楽しかった。
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ステム
May take 'no'
system
このシステムには明らかな欠陥がある。
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, 劇, 烈, はげ
1. violent, furious, tempestuous
2. extreme, intense, fierce, strong
3. fervent, vehement
4. incessant, relentless
Archaism
5. precipitous, steep
その2チームは激しく戦った。
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, 忙が, いそが
1. busy, occupied, hectic
2. restless, hurried, fidgety
あいつはのらりくらりの仕事にお忙しい事だ。
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せわ, 忙
Usually in kana
1. busy, hectic, frantic
2. restless, hurried, fidgety
あいつはのらりくらりの仕事にお忙しい事だ。
素晴ら, 素晴, 素薔薇, すばら, すんばら
wonderful, splendid, magnificent
その日は実にすばらしい日だった。
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, ただ
1. right, correct
2. proper, righteous, just, honest, truthful, lawful
これが正しいかどうか自信がない。
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幸せ, 仕合わせ, 倖せ, 仕合せ, あわせ, やわせ
NA-adjective
happiness, good fortune, luck, blessing
金持ちが幸せとは限らない。
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合う, 話あう, 話合う, はなあう
Godan verb, Transitive
to discuss, to talk together
ここでその問題について話し合いましょう。
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, うれ
1. happy, glad, pleased, delighted, overjoyed
2. joyful, delightful, gratifying, pleasant
あなたに再会できてうれしい。
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, まず
1. poor, needy
2. lacking (quantity and quality-wise), scanty, skimpy, slight, inadequate
われわれは貧しい人あざ笑ってはいけない。
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メキ, 墨西哥, メヒコ
Usually in kana
Mexico
我々は飛行機でメキシコへ旅行した。
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,
1. salt, common salt, table salt, sodium chloride
2. hardship, toil, trouble
Food term
3. saltiness
Noun, used as a prefix, Colloquialism
4. cold, unwelcoming, indifferent
このスープは塩が少し足りない。
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, やさ
tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
彼女は生まれつきの心の優しい人だ。
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よろ, 宜
Usually in kana, Honorific or respectful
good, OK, all right, fine, very well, will do, may, can
あなたに頼んでもよろしいですか。
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, 哀, 愛, かな
of a person
sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
そんな悲しい目で見ないで。
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, くる
1. painful, difficult, tough, hard
2. distressing, (psychologically) difficult, stressful, awkward (e.g. position)
3. straitened (circumstances), tight (financial situation), needy, struggling
4. strained (interpretation, explanation, etc.), lame (e.g. excuse), forced (e.g. smile), far-fetched
Suffix, See 寝苦しい・ねぐるしい, See 見苦しい・みぐるしい, after -masu stem of verb; often ぐるしい
5. hard to do, unpleasant
苦しい、やめろ。
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おい, 美味, オイシイ
Usually in kana
1. delicious, tasty, sweet
2. attractive, appealing, convenient, favorable, desirable, profitable
おいしい食事をありがとう。
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やさ, 易
Antonym: 難しい・むずかしい・1, Usually in kana
easy, plain, simple
この仕事は決してやさしくない。
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, 珍ら, めずら
1. unusual, rare, curious
2. new, novel
3. fine (e.g. gift)
これは珍しい種類の魚です。
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合い, 話合い, はなあい
Takes suru
discussion, talk, tête-à-tête, conference
英語の授業では、時々輪になって座り、読んでいる本について話し合いをすることもあります。
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おか, 可笑, 奇怪
Usually in kana
1. funny, amusing, comical, laughable, ridiculous
2. strange, odd, peculiar, weird, unusual, eccentric
3. improper, unsuitable, unbecoming
4. suspicious
多少、あいつおかしいぜ。
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, 精, 委, くわ
1. detailed, full, minute
Antonym: 疎い・2
2. knowing very well, knowledgeable (about), well-acquainted (with), well-informed (about), familiar (with)
もっと詳しい情報が欲しい。
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