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毎朝, まいあさ, まいちょう
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
every morning
毎週, まいしゅう
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
every week
毎日, まいにち
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
every day
毎晩, まいばん
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
every night
, まえ
1. in front (of), before (e.g. the house)
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi), See 前・ぜん・3
2. ago, before, previously, prior, (minutes) to (the hour)
3. front (of something), head (e.g. of a line), fore part
May take 'no'
4. front (e.g. seat), previous (e.g. entry in a list), prior, former
5. (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone)
曲がる, 曲る, まがる
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to bend, to curve, to warp, to wind, to twist
See 折れる・おれる・4
2. to turn
3. to be awry, to be askew, to be crooked
まだ, 未だ, いまだ
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. still, as yet, hitherto, only
with verb in the negative
2. not yet
3. more, besides
4. unfinished, incomplete, not yet finished with
, 街, まち, ちょう
esp. 町
1. town, block, neighbourhood, neighborhood
Only 街
2. downtown, main street
3. street, road
Only 町, Only ちょう
4. 109.09 m
5. 0.99 hectares
待つ, 俟つ, まつ
Only 待つ, Godan verb, Transitive, Intransitive
1. to wait
2. to await, to look forward to, to anticipate
usu. in negative form
3. to depend on, to need
まっすぐ, 真っ直ぐ, 真っすぐ, 真っ直, 真直ぐ, 真すぐ
NA-adjective, Adverb, Usually in kana
1. straight (ahead), direct, upright, erect
2. straightforward, honest, frank
, 窗, 牖, まど
, 萬, まん, よろず
Numeric, 萬 is sometimes used in legal documents
1. 10,000, ten thousand
May take 'no'
2. myriad
Only よろず, Adverbial noun
3. everything, all
4. various
万年筆, まんねんひつ, まんねんぴつ, まんねんふで
fountain pen
磨く, 研く, 琢く, みがく
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to polish, to shine, to brush (e.g. teeth), to grind (e.g. lens)
2. to refine (e.g. a skill), to improve, to cultivate
, みぎ
May take 'no', Antonym: 左・ひだり
1. right, right-hand side
See 右に同じ
2. afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing), foregoing, forgoing, above
短い, 短かい, みじかい
, みず, み
See 湯・ゆ・1, み is generally used in compounds
1. water (esp. cool, fresh water, e.g. drinking water)
2. fluid (esp. in an animal tissue), liquid
3. flood, floodwaters
Only みず, See 力水, Sumo term
4. water offered to wrestlers just prior to a bout
See 水入り
5. break granted to wrestlers engaged in a prolonged bout
, 見世, みせ
orig. an abbr. of 店棚;見世棚
store, shop, establishment, restaurant
見せる, みせる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
to show, to display
, 途, 路, 径, みち
1. road, path, street, lane, passage
2. route, way
3. distance, journey
4. road (e.g. to victory), course
5. way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles
三日, 3日, みっか
1. third day of the month
2. three days
三つ, 3つ, みっつ, みつ
1. three
2. three years of age
, 翠, みどり
May take 'no'
1. green
2. greenery (esp. fresh verdure)
皆さん, みなさん
Honorific or respectful
all, everyone, everybody
, みなみ
, みみ
1. ear
2. hearing
3. edge, crust
4. selvedge (non-fray machined edge of fabrics), selvage
みんな, 皆, 皆んな, みな
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. all, everyone, everybody
2. everything
六日, 6日, むいか, むゆか, むよか
1. sixth day of the month
2. six days
向こう, むこう
1. opposite side, other side, opposite direction
2. over there, that way, far away, beyond
3. the other party, the other person
4. future (starting now)
難しい, 六借しい, 六ヶ敷い, むずかしい, むつかしい
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)
5. dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable
六つ, 6つ, むっつ, むつ
1. six
2. six years of age
3. six o'clock (old time system)
, むら, そん
, 目, 眼
1. eye, eyeball
See 目が見える
2. eyesight, sight, vision
3. look, stare, gaze, glance
4. notice, attention, observation, eyes (of the world, public, etc.)
5. an experience
メートル, 米, 米突
Usually in kana
1. metre, meter
See メーター・1
2. meter, gauge
めがね, 眼鏡, がんきょう, メガネ
Usually in kana
1. glasses, eyeglasses, spectacles
Only めがね, Only メガネ
2. judgment, judgement, discrimination, discernment, insight
もう一度, もう1度, もういちど
once more, again
木曜日, もくようび
Adverbial noun, Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
持つ, もつ
Godan verb
1. to hold (in one's hand), to take, to carry
2. to possess, to have, to own
3. to maintain, to keep
4. to last, to be durable, to keep, to survive
5. to take charge of, to be in charge of
(some) more, even more, longer, further
もの, 物, もん
1. thing, object, article, stuff, substance
as 〜のもの, 〜のもん
2. one's things, possessions, property, belongings
3. things, something, anything, everything, nothing
4. quality
5. reason, the way of things
, もん, かど
Noun, used as a suffix
1. gate
Only もん
2. branch of learning based on the teachings of a single master
Biology term
3. division, phylum
4. counter for cannons
問題, もんだい
1. question (e.g. on a test), problem
2. problem (e.g. societal, political), question, issue, subject (e.g. of research), case, matter
3. question (i.e. doubt)
4. public discussion, controversy
5. trouble, problem, inconvenience, difficulty
八百屋, やおや
greengrocer, fruit and vegetable shop
野菜, やさい
May take 'no'
やさしい, 易しい
Antonym: 難しい・むずかしい・1, Usually in kana
easy, plain, simple
安い, 廉い, やすい
1. cheap, inexpensive
Only 安い
2. calm, peaceful, quiet
休み, やすみ
1. rest, recess, respite
2. vacation, holiday, absence, suspension
3. dormancy (of a silkworm prior to moulting)
休む, やすむ
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to be absent, to take a day off
2. to rest, to have a break
3. to go to bed, to (lie down to) sleep, to turn in, to retire
4. to stop doing some ongoing activity for a time, to suspend business
八つ, 8つ, やっつ, やつ
1. eight
2. eight years of age
3. two o'clock (old time system)
, やま
1. mountain, hill
2. mine (e.g. coal mine)
3. heap, pile
4. crown (of a hat), thread (of a screw), tread (of a tire), protruding part of an object, high part
5. climax, peak, critical point
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