Japanese dictionary & Nihongo study tool.
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お茶, 御茶, おちゃ
See 茶・1, Polite
1. tea (usu. green)
2. tea break (at work)
See 茶の湯
3. tea ceremony
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お手洗い, 御手洗い, おてあらい
toilet, restroom, lavatory, bathroom
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お父さん, 御父さん, おとうさん, おとっさん
See 父さん, Honorific or respectful
1. father, dad, papa, pa, pop, daddy, dada
2. husband
Pronoun, Colloquialism, of person older than speaker
3. you, he, him
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, おとうと, てい
1. younger brother, little brother, kid brother
Only おとうと, See 義弟・1
2. brother-in-law (spouse's younger brother or younger sister's husband)
Only てい, Archaism
3. pupil, apprentice
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, おとこ, おっこ
Noun, used as a prefix, See 女・おんな・1
1. man, male
2. fellow, guy, chap, bloke
3. male lover, boyfriend
4. manliness, manly honor, manly honour, manly reputation
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男の子, おとこのこ
Expression, See 女の子・1
1. boy, son, baby boy
See 女の子・2
2. young man
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一昨日, おととい, おとつい, いっさくじつ
day before yesterday
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一昨年, おと年, おととし, いっさくねん
year before last
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大人, おとな, だいにん
May take 'no', NA-adjective
adult, grown-up
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お腹, 御腹, お中, 御中, おなか
belly, abdomen, stomach
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同じ, おなじ, おんなじ
Noun or verb acting prenominally
1. same, identical, equal, uniform, equivalent, similar, common (origin), changeless, alike
Adverb, usu. part of a 'nara' conditional
2. anyway, anyhow, in either case
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お兄さん, 御兄さん, おにいさん
See 兄さん・1, Honorific or respectful
1. older brother, elder brother
See 兄さん・3, vocative
2. young man, buddy, fella, laddie
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お姉さん, お姐さん, 御姉さん, 御姐さん, おねえさん
See 姉さん・1, Honorific or respectful, usu. お姉さん
1. older sister, elder sister
See 姉さん・2, vocative
2. young lady
See 姉さん・3, referring to a waitress, etc.; usu. お姐さん
3. miss
See 姉さん・4, used by geisha to refer to their superiors; usu. お姐さん
4. ma'am
5. older girl
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おばあさん, お祖母さん, お婆さん, 御祖母さん, 御婆さん, おばーさん
See 祖母さん・1, Usually in kana, usu. お祖母さん
1. grandmother
See 婆さん・2, usu. お婆さん
2. old woman, female senior citizen
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お風呂, 御風呂, おふろ
See 風呂・1
お弁当, 御弁当, おべんとう
See 弁当
bento, Japanese box lunch
覚える, 憶える, おぼえる
Ichidan verb, Transitive
1. to memorize, to memorise, to commit to memory, to learn by heart, to bear in mind, to remember, to pick up, to acquire
Only 覚える
2. to feel
3. to think, to regard
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おまわりさん, お巡りさん, 御巡りさん
See 巡査, Familiar language, Usually in kana
police officer
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重い, おもい
Antonym: 軽い・1
1. heavy, weighty
2. heavy (feeling), depressed, gloomy, blue, uneasy
3. slow, sluggish, lumbering, ponderous, clumsy
4. important (position, responsibility, etc.), serious, grave
5. serious (punishment, illness, etc.), severe, critical
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面白い, おもしろい
1. interesting, fascinating, intriguing, enthralling
2. amusing, funny, comical
3. enjoyable, fun, entertaining, pleasant, agreeable
usu. in the negative
4. good, satisfactory, favourable, desirable, encouraging
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泳ぐ, 游ぐ, およぐ
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to swim
2. to struggle through (a crowd)
3. to make one's way through the world, to get along (in life)
4. to totter, to lose one's balance
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降りる, 下りる, おりる
Ichidan verb, Intransitive, esp. 下りる
1. to descend (e.g. a mountain), to go down, to come down
esp. 降りる
2. to alight (e.g. from bus), to get off, to disembark, to dismount
3. to step down, to retire, to give up, to quit, to fold
4. to be granted, to be issued, to be given
5. to form (of frost, dew, mist, etc.)
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終わる, 終る, 了る, 卒る, 畢る, 竟る, おわる
Godan verb, Intransitive, Auxiliary verb
to end, to come to an end, to close, to finish
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音楽, おんがく
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, おんな, おみな, おうな, うみな, おな
Noun, used as a prefix, See 男・おとこ・1, can be blunt when used alone
1. female, woman, female sex
2. female lover, girlfriend, mistress, (someone's) woman
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女の子, おんなのこ
Expression, See 男の子・1
1. girl, daughter, baby girl
See 男の子・2
2. young woman
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外国, がいこく, そとぐに
May take 'no'
foreign country
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外国人, がいこくじん
See 内国人
foreigner, foreign citizen, foreign national, alien, non-Japanese
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会社, かいしゃ
1. company, corporation
2. workplace
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階段, かいだん
stairs, stairway, staircase
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買い物, 買物, かいもの, かいもん
Takes suru, Intransitive
shopping, purchased goods
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買う, かう
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to buy, to purchase
2. to value (highly), to think highly of, to have a high opinion of, to appreciate, to recognize
3. to incur (someone's anger, displeasure, etc.), to elicit (e.g. sneers), to invite (e.g. scorn), to evoke, to arouse, to win (someone's favour)
4. to accept, to take on, to take up
5. to pay for (a prostitute, geisha, etc.)
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返す, 反す, かえす
Godan verb, Transitive, See 帰す・かえす, esp. 返す
1. to return (something), to restore, to put back
2. to turn over, to turn upside down, to overturn
3. to pay back, to retaliate, to reciprocate
4. to respond (with), to retort, to reply, to say back
Auxiliary verb, after the -masu stem of a verb
5. to do ... back (e.g. speak back, throw back)
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帰る, 還る, かえる
Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to return, to come home, to go home, to go back
2. to leave (of a guest, customer, etc.)
Baseball term
3. to get home, to get to home plate
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書く, かく
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to write, to compose, to pen
See 描く・かく・1
2. to draw, to paint
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学生, がくせい
student (esp. a university student)
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, かさ
1. umbrella, parasol
See 笠・かさ・2
2. something shaped like an umbrella or a conical hat, shade (of a lamp), mushroom cap, pileus
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貸す, 藉す, かす
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to lend, to loan
2. to rent out, to hire out
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, かぜ
1. wind, breeze, draught, draft
Noun, used as a prefix, See 風・ふう・1
2. manner, behaviour, behavior
See 風邪・かぜ, irreg. kanji form
3. cold, influenza
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風邪, かぜ, ふうじゃ
(common) cold, influenza, flu, ague, inflammatory respiratory system illness (in general)
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家族, かぞく
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, かた
also ほう
1. direction, way
Honorific or respectful
2. person, lady, gentleman
Noun, used as a suffix
3. method of, manner of, way of
4. care of ...
also がた
5. person in charge of ...
学校, 學校, がっこう
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See コップ・1
cup (drinking vessel, measure, brassiere, prize, etc.)
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家庭, かてい
home, household, family, hearth
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, かど
1. corner, edge
2. (street) corner, turning
3. rough edges (of one's character, words, etc.), abrasiveness, harshness, sharpness
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花瓶, 花びん, かびん, はながめ, かへい
(flower) vase
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, かみ
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カメラ, キャメラ
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火曜日, かようび
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