Japanese dictionary & Nihongo study tool.
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一番, 1番, いちばん
May take 'no'
1. number one, first, first place
2. best, most
3. game, round, bout
See 試しに
4. as a test, as an experiment, by way of experiment, by way of trial, tentatively
5. song (e.g. in noh), piece
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5日, 五日, いつか, ごにち
1. 5th day of the month
2. five days
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一緒, 一しょ, いっしょ
Adverb, May take 'no', See 御一緒
1. together
2. at the same time, identical
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五つ, 5つ, 伍つ, いつつ
1. five
2. five years of age
3. eight o'clock (old time system)
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いつも, 何時も
Adverb, Usually in kana
1. always, all the time, at all times
with neg. verb
2. never
May take 'no'
3. usual, regular, habitual, customary
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いぬ, 犬, 狗, イヌ
1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
See みっこくしゃ, Derogatory, Usually in kana
2. squealer, rat, snitch, informer, informant, spy
3. loser, asshole
Noun, used as a prefix
4. counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful
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, いま
May take 'no', Adverb
1. now, the present time, just now, soon, immediately
2. another, more
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意味, いみ
Takes suru, Transitive
meaning, significance, sense
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, いもうと
younger sister
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, 厭, 厭や, いや, や, イヤ
disagreeable, detestable, unpleasant, reluctant
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入口, 入り口, 這入口, いりぐち, いりくち, はいりぐち, はいりくち
See 出口・1
entrance, entry, gate, approach, mouth
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いる, 居る
Ichidan verb, Intransitive, See 在る・1, Usually in kana
1. to be (of animate objects), to exist
2. to stay
Auxiliary verb, after the -te form of a verb; indicates continuing action or state
3. to be ...-ing, to have been ...-ing
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いる, 要る
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
to need, to want
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入れる, 容れる, 函れる, いれる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to put in, to let in, to take in, to bring in, to insert, to install (e.g. software), to set (a jewel, etc.), to ink in (e.g. tattoo)
2. to admit, to accept, to employ, to hire, to comply, to grant, to adopt (a policy, etc.), to take (advice, etc.), to listen to, to pay attention to
3. to include
4. to pay (one's rent, etc.)
5. to cast (a vote)
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, いろ
1. colour, color, hue, tint, tinge, shade
2. complexion, skin colour, skin color
3. look (on one's face), expression
4. appearance, air, feeling
5. personality, character
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いろいろ, 色々, 色色
NA-adjective, May take 'no', Adverb, Adverb taking the 'to' particle, Usually in kana
1. various, all sorts of, variety of
2. various colors (colours)
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, うえ
May take 'no'
1. above, over, up
2. top, summit, upper part, head (e.g. of a staircase)
3. surface, on (top of)
4. the above (in a piece of writing), earlier part
5. superior, better, higher (position, rank, etc.), upper (class)
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後ろ, 後, うしろ
May take 'no'
back, behind, rear
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薄い, うすい
in ref. to objects, not to people
1. thin
2. pale, light, faint
3. watery, dilute
4. weak (taste, etc.), little (affection, etc.) not much (of a presence)
5. slim (probability, etc.), small
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, 唄, 詩, うた
Only 歌, Only 唄, esp. 唄 for folk songs and shamisen songs
1. song, singing
See 短歌
2. classical Japanese poem (esp. tanka)
Only 詩
3. modern poetry
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歌う, 唄う, 詠う, 謡う, 唱う, うたう
Godan verb, Transitive, Intransitive
1. to sing
esp. 歌う, 詠う
2. to sing of (love, beauty, etc.) in a poem, to express in the form of a poem, to recite (a poem)
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生まれる, 産まれる, 生れる, 産れる, うまれる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
to be born
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, うみ, み, わた, わだ
sea, ocean, waters
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売る, うる
Godan verb, Transitive
to sell
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うるさい, 煩い, 五月蝿い, 五月蠅い
Usually in kana
1. noisy, loud
2. annoying, troublesome, tiresome, persistent, importunate
3. fussy, finicky, picky, particular, nagging, fastidious, bossy
4. shut up, be quiet
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上着, 上衣, 表着, うわぎ, じょうい
1. coat, jacket, outerwear
2. top, upper-body garment
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, 画, え, が
1. picture, drawing, painting, sketch
2. image (TV, film, etc.), footage
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映画, えいが
movie, film, motion picture
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映画館, えいがかん
movie theatre, movie theater, cinema
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英語, えいご
English (language)
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ええ, えー
1. yes, that is correct, right
2. um, errr
3. huh?
4. grrr, gah, Must I?
Noun or verb acting prenominally, See 良い・1, Dialect: Kansai-ben
5. good
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, 驛, えき
1. railway station, train station
historical term
2. staging post on a highway (in pre-modern Japan)
3. counter for railway stations and bus stations
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エレベーター, エレベータ
elevator, lift
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鉛筆, えんぴつ, エンピツ
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おいしい, 美味しい
Usually in kana
1. good(-tasting), nice, delicious, tasty
2. attractive (offer, opportunity, etc.), appealing, convenient, favorable, desirable, profitable
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多い, おおい
1. many, numerous, a lot
2. large amount of, large quantity of, much
3. frequent, common
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大きい, おおきい
1. big, large, great
2. loud
3. extensive, spacious
4. important, decisive, valuable
5. older, grown up
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大きな, おおきな
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), See 小さな
big, large, great
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大勢, 大ぜい, おおぜい, たいぜい
May take 'no'
1. crowd of people, great number of people
2. in great numbers
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お母さん, 御母さん, おかあさん
See 母さん・1, Honorific or respectful
1. mother, mom, mum, ma
2. wife
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お菓子, 御菓子, おかし
See 菓子
confections, sweets, candy, cake
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お金, 御金, おかね
See 金・かね・1, Polite
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起きる, おきる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive
1. to get up, to rise, to blaze up (fire)
2. to wake up, to be awake, to stay awake
3. to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents), to happen, to take place
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おく, 置く
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to put, to place
2. to leave (behind)
3. to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.), to set up
4. to appoint (someone to a certain position), to hire, to employ
5. to place (one's trust, one's faith, etc.), to bear (in mind, etc.)
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奥さん, おくさん
Honorific or respectful
wife, your wife, his wife, married lady, madam
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お酒, 御酒, おさけ, ごしゅ
See 酒, Polite
alcohol, sake
お皿, おさら
See 皿
plate, dish
教える, おしえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to teach, to instruct
2. to tell, to inform, to show
3. to preach
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押す, 圧す, 捺す, おす
Only 押す, Godan verb, Transitive
1. to push, to press
Only 圧す
2. to apply pressure from above, to press down
Only 捺す, See 判を押す
3. to stamp (i.e. a passport), to apply a seal
4. to affix (e.g. gold leaf)
5. to press (someone for something), to urge, to compel, to influence
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遅い, 鈍い, 晩い, 遲い, おそい
Only 遅い, Only 鈍い, Only 遲い
1. slow, time-consuming, sluggish
Only 晩い
2. late (in the day), towards the end (of the day or night), until a time far into the day or night
3. later (than expected or usual), behind schedule, behind time, tardy, overdue, unpunctual
4. too late, having missed the boat
5. dull, stupid
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