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core 1000 japanese

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hiragana - kanjiTranslation ( grammar class)
いく ~ 行く to go ( godan verb )
みる ~ 見る to see ( ichidan verb )
おおい ~ 多い many; numerous; a lot​ ( i-adjective )
うち ~ 家 house; home (one's own)​ ( noun )
これ ~ 此れ(usually kana) this (indicating an item near the speaker) ( pronoun )
それ ~ 其れ(usually kana) that (indicating an item or person near the listener) ( pronoun)
わたし ~ 私 I; me​ ( pronoun)
しごと ~ 仕事 work; job; business; occupation; employment; vocation; task​ (noun)
いつ ~ 何時(usually kana) when; how soon​ ( adverbial noun , pronoun)
する ~ 為る(usually kana) to do ( suru verb)
でる ~ 出る to leave; to exit; to go out; to come out; to get out​ ( ichidan verb)
つかう ~ 使う to use (a thing, method, etc.); to make use of; to put to use​ ( godan verb)
ところ ~ 所 place; spot; scene; site ( noun )
つくる ~ 作る to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct​ ( godan verb )
おもう ~ 思う to think; to consider; to believe ( godan verb )
もつ ~ 持つ to hold (in one's hand); to take; to carry​ ( godan verb)
かう ~ 買う to buy; to purchase ( godan verb)
じかん ~ 時間 Time, hour ( noun )
しる ~ 知る to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise​ ( godan verb)
おなじ ~ 同じ same; identical; equal; uniform; equivalent; similar; common (origin); changeless; alike​ (noun)
いま ~ 今 now; the present time; just now; soon; immediately; (one) more​ (adverbial noun)
あたらしい ~ 新しい new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern​ (I-adjective)
なる ~ 成る(usually kana) to become; to get; to grow; to be; to reach; to attain​ (godan verb)
まだ ~ 未だ(usually kana) as yet; hitherto; only; still​; not yet (adverb)
あと ~ after
きく ~ 聞く to hear​ ; to listen (music) ( godan verb )
いう~ 言う to say; to utter; to declare​ ; to call ( godan verb)
すくない ~ 少ない few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom​ (i-adjective)
たかい ~ 高い high; tall; expensive; high-priced​ (i-adjective)
こども ~ 子供 child​ ( noun)
そう ~ 然う(usually kana) in that way; thus; such; so ; that way(adverb)
もう (only kana) already; yet; by now; (not) anymore​(adverb)
がくせい ~ 学生 student (esp. a university student)​ ( noun)
あつい ~ 熱い hot (thing) ; hot (to touch) (i-adjective)
どうぞ ~ (only kana) please; kindly; I beg of you (adverb)
ごご ~ 午後 afternoon; p.m.​ (adverbial noun)
ながい ~ 長い long (distance); long (time); lengthy​ ( i-adjective)
ほん ~ 本 book; volume; script​ (noun)
ことし ~ 今年 this year​ (adverbial noun)
よく ~ 良く(usually only kana) nicely; properly; well; skillfully; skilfully ; frequently; often (adverb)
かのじょ ~ 彼女 she; her​; (pronoun) girlfriend; sweetheart​ (noun)
どう ~ 如何 (usually kana) how; in what way; how about​
ことば ~ 言葉 language; dialect ; word; words; phrase; term; expression; remark​ (noun)
かお ~ 顔 look; expression; countenance​; face; visage​(noun)
おわる ~ 終わる to finish; to end; to close (godan verb)
ひとつ ~ 一つ one​; for one thing ; only​ ; just (e.g. "just try it")​
あげる ~ 上げる *a lot of things* give (ichidan verb)
こう (only kana) Like this, such
がっこう ~ 学校 school​ (before high school) (noun)
くれる ~ 呉れる(usually kana) To be given ( Not to recieve, but to "get" the item that "other" gave) ( ichidan verb)
はる ~ 春 spring; springtime​; (adverbial noun)
ごぜん ~ 午前 morning; a.m.​ (adverbial noun)
べつ ~ 別 distinction; difference; different; another; particular; separate; extra; exception​ (more than one)
はじめる ~ 始める to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate​ ( ichidan verb)
おきる ~ 起きる to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire)​to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake​ (ichidan verb)
どこ ~ 何処(usually only kana) where; what place​ ; how much (long, far) (pronoun)
へや ~ 部屋 room; chamber​; apartment ( noun)
わかい ~ 若い young; youthful​ ; immature ; low (number); small​ ( i-adjective)
くるま ~ 車 car; automobile; vehicle​ (noun)
おく ~ 置く to put; to place​; to leave (behind)​ (godan verb)
すむ ~ 住む to live (of humans); to reside; to inhabit; to dwell; to abide (godan verb)
はたらく ~ 働く to work; to labor; to labour​; to function; to operate; to be effective; (godan verb)
むずかしい ~ 難しい difficult; hard; troublesome; complicated ( i-adjective)
せんせい ~ 先生 teacher; master; doctor (noun)
たつ ~ 立つ to stand; to rise; to stand up; to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position)​ ( godan verb)
よぶ ~呼ぶ to call out (to); to call; to invoke​; to summon (godan verb)
だいがく ~ 大学 university; college (noun)
やすい ~ 安い cheap; inexpensive​; calm; peaceful; quiet​ ( i-adjective)
もっと ~ (only kana) (some) more; even more; longer; further​ (adverb)
かえる ~ 帰る to return; to come home; to go home; to go back (godan verb)
わかる ~ 分かる(usually only kana) to understand; to comprehend; to grasp; to see; to get; to follow (godan verb)
ひろい ~ 広い spacious; vast; wide​ (i-adjective)
かず ~ 数 several; a number of​; quantity; amount​; number; (noun)
ちかい ~ 近い near; close; short (distance or time or relationship) (i-adjective) ​
そこ ~ 其処(usually only kana) there (place relatively near listener) (noun)
はしる ~ 走る to run; ​to travel (movement of vehicles); to drive; to flow (e.g. energy)​ (godan verb)
いれる ~ 入れる to put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to set (a jewel, etc.); to ink in (e.g. a tattoo)​; to admit; to hire​ (ichidan verb)
おしえる ~ 教える to teach; to instruct​; to tell; to inform​; to preach​ (ichidan verb)
あるく ~ 歩く to walk​ ( godan verb)
あう ~ 会う to meet; to encounter; to see (godan verb)
かく ~ 書く to write ; to compose; to pen​; to draw; to paint (godan verb)
あたま ~ 頭 head​; hair (on one's head)​; mind; brains; intellect; top; tip​ (noun)
うる ~ 売る to sell​ (godan verb)
だいすき ~ 大好き loveable; very likeable; like very much​ ( na-adjective)
からだ ~ 体 body; torso; trunk​; build; physique; constitution; ​corpse (noun)
すぐ ~ 直ぐ(usually only kana) immediately; at once; right away; directly​; soon; before long; shortly; (adverb, noun)
とぶ ~ 飛ぶ to fly; to soar; to jump; to leap; to spring; to bound; to hop (godan verb)
とても ~ 迚も(usually only kana) very; awfully; exceedingly; (not) at all; by no means; simply (cannot)​[before negative] (adverb)
だれ ~ 誰 who​ ? (pronoun)
すき ~ 好き liking; fondness; love ( na-adjective)
よむ ~ 読む to read​; to count​; to guess; to predict; to read (someone's thoughts); to see (e.g. into someone's heart); (godan verb)
つぎ ~ 次 next; following; subsequent​; stage; station​ (noun)
あなた ~ 貴方(usually only kana) you (referring to someone of equal or lower status); dear (what a wife calls a husband) ( pronoun)
のむ ~ 飲む to drink; to gulp; to swallow; to take (medicine)​ (godan verb)
ふるい ~ 古い old; aged; ancient; antiquated; antique; timeworn; old-fashioned (i-adjective)
しつもん ~ 質問 question; inquiry; enquiry​ ( noun, suru verb)
きょう ~ 今日 today ; this day ( temporal noun)
ともだち ~ 友達 friend; companion​ ( noun)
はやい ~ 早い fast; quick; hasty; brisk; early (in the day, etc.); premature; (i-adjective)
どれ ~ 何れ(usually only kana) which (of three or more); whichever ; any; (pronoun)
うつくしい ~ 美しい beautiful; lovely​ (i-adjective)
いつも ~ 何時も(usually only kana) always; usually; every time (adverb)
あし ~ 足 foot; leg ; bottom structural component ; by foot (walk) (noun)
おこす ~ 起こす to raise up; to set up; to wake up (someone) ; to cause; to bring about; to lead to; to trigger ( godan verb)
みせる ~ 見せる to show; to display ; 見+eru , making possible to see ( ichidan verb)
むすめ ~ 娘 (my) daughter​; girl (i.e. a young, unmarried woman)​ (noun)
たのしむ ~ 楽しむ to enjoy (oneself)​;
いろ ~ 色 colour; color; hue; tint; tinge; shade​; look (on one's face); expression​; appearance; air; feeling​ ; (noun)
みんな ~ 皆(usually only kana) all; everyone; everybody; everything ( adverb)
とる ~ 取る to take; to pick up; to harvest; to earn; to win; to choose​; to compete (in sumo, cards, etc.); to play​ (godan verb)
べんきょう ~ 勉強 study; deligence ; discount, reduction ( noun, suru verb)
できる ~ 出来る(usually only kana) to be able to do; to be up to the task​ ; suru + eru , possible to do (ichidan verb)
みじかい ~ 短い short ( i-adjective)
おちる ~ 落ちる to fall down; to drop; to fall (e.g. rain); to sink (e.g. sun or moon); to fall onto (e.g. light or one's gaze); to be used in a certain place (e.g. money)​ (ichidna verb)
むすこ ~ 息子 son ; penis(vulgar) (noun)
しろい ~ 白い white ; something white; snow; gray hair; grey hair​( noun)
ひこうき ~ 飛行機 aeroplane; airplane; aircraft​; Fixed-wing aircraft​ (noun)
びょうき ~ 病気 illness; disease; sickness​; Disease​ ( noun)
ふゆ ~ 冬 winter; (temporal noun, adverbial noun)
とし ~ 年 year; age; years ; past one's prime; old age​ ( noun)
おもい ~ 重い heavy; weighty; massive; heavy (feeling); depressed; gloomy; blue; uneasy​ ( i-adjective)
むね ~ 胸 chest; breast; bust​; heart​; mind; feelings ; stomach ; lungs (noun)
はらう ~ 払う to pay (e.g. money, bill)​; to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches)​ ( godan verb)
かるい ~ 軽い light (i.e. not heavy); feeling light (i.e. offering little resistance, moving easily)​ ( i-adjective)
みつける ~ 見つける to discover; to find (e.g. an error in a book); to come across; to detect; to spot​ to locate; to find (e.g. something missing); to find fault​ ( ichidan verb)
わすれる ~ 忘れる to forget; to leave carelessly; to be forgetful of; to forget about; to forget (an article)​ (ichidan verb)
さけ ~ 酒 alcohol; sake; Alcoholic beverage​ (noun)
どちら ~ 何方(usually only kana) which way; which direction; where; which one; who (pronoun)
あね ~ 姉 older sister; elder sister (noun)
おぼえる ~ 覚える to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember​ (
せまい ~ 狭い narrow; confined; small; cramped​; limited; narrow-minded (i-adjective)
あかい ~ 赤い red; crimson; scarlet; vermilion; vermillion; comunist (i-adjective)
きる ~ 着る to wear (from the shoulders down); to put on​; to bear (guilt, etc.)​ (ichidan verb)
わらう ~ 笑う to laugh​; to smile ; to sneer; to ridicule​ (godan verb)
いちばん ~ 一番 number one; first; first place​; best; most (noun)
じゅぎょう ~ 授業 lesson; class work; teaching; instruction​; (noun)
しゅう ~ 週 week (noun)
かんじ ~ 漢字 Chinese characters; kanji​ (noun)
じてんしゃ ~ 自転車 bicycle (noun)
でんしゃ ~ 電車 train; electric train​ (noun)
さがす ~ 探す to search (for something desired, needed, something lost or suspect of crime); to look for ( godan verb)
かみ ~ 紙 paper (noun)
うたう ~ 歌う to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.); to compose a poem; to recite a poem​ (godan verb)
おそい ~ 遅い slow; time-consuming; sluggish; late (in the day or later than expected); dull; stupid (i-adjective)
くび ~ 首 neck ; head ; discharge; firing (from a job, usually only kana)
はやい ~ 速い fast; quick; hasty; brisk​ (i-adjective)
いっしょに ~ 一緒に together (with); at the same time; in a lump​ (adverb)
こんげつ ~ 今月 this month​ (adverbial noun)
あそぶ ~ 遊ぶ to play; to enjoy oneself; to have a good time​; to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)​ (godan verb)
とおい ~ 遠い far (distance, time, quality or relationship); distant; far away; a long way off; in the distance​
よわい ~ 弱い weak; frail; delicate; tender; unskilled; weak (wine)​ (i-adjective)
みみ ~ 耳 ear; hearing​ (noun)
すわる ~ 座る to sit; to squat​; to assume (a position) to hold steady; to hold still (godan verb)
みぎ ~ 右 right; right hand side​;-- afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing); foregoing; forgoing; above​(noun)
あびる ~ 浴びる to take (e.g. shower); to bask in (e.g. the sun); to bathe in; to be flooded with (e.g. light); to be covered in​; to suffer (e.g. an attack); to draw (e.g. criticism, attention, praise); to have heaped upon; to be showered with​ (ichidan verb)
かた ~ 肩 shoulder (human part) (noun)
ねる ~ 寝る to lie down​; to go to bed; to lie in bed​ ;to sleep (with someone, i.e. have intercourse)​ (ichidan verb)
けす ~ 消す to erase; to delete; to cross out​; turn off; to extinguish; to put out​
げんき ~ 元気 healthy; well; fit; in good health​; lively; full of spirit; energetic; vigorous; vital; spirited​ (na-adjective)
ぜんぶ ~ 全部 all; entire; whole; altogether​ (adverbial noun)
きょねん ~ 去年 last year​ (adverbial noun)
ひく~ 引く to pull; to tug; to lead (e.g. a horse)​; to draw (attention, sympathy, etc.); to attract (e.g. interest)​; draw (card) (godan verb)
としょかん ~ 図書館 library (noun)
あげる ~ 上げる to raise; to elevate; to fly (a kite, etc.); to launch (fireworks, etc.); to surface (a submarine, etc.)​ (ichidan verb)
みどり ~ 緑 green (noun)
うで ~ 腕 Arm ; skill; efforts; ability​; (noun)
ドア ~ (no kanji) door (western) (noun)
おんなのこ ~ 女の子 girl; daughter​; young woman​ (noun)
おとこのこ ~ 男の子 boy; male child; baby boy​ ( noun)
わたしたち ~ 私たち we; us​ (pronoun)
ちかく ~ 近く near; neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity​; shrotly; soon (noun, adverb, adjective)
やる ~ 遣る(Usually only kana) to do; to undertake; to perform; to play (a game); to study​ - same as AGERU but for animals or others below person (godan verb)
かなり ~ 可也(usually only kana) considerably; fairly; quite​ (adverb)
くに ~ 国 country ; state ; region; (noun)
おこる ~ 起こる to occur; to happen​ (godan verb)
あき ~ 秋 autumn; fall​ (temporal noun)
おくる ~ 送る to send (a thing); to dispatch; to transmit; ​to take or escort (a person somewhere); to see off (a person)​
しぬ ~ 死ぬ to die; to pass away; to lose spirit; to lose vigor; to look dead​; to cease; to stop​ (godan verb)
きもち ~ 気持ち feeling; sensation; mood​; preparedness; readiness; attitude​
のる ~ 乗る to get on (train, plane, bus, ship, etc.); to get in; to board; to take; to embark​; to ride to get on (e.g. a footstool); to step on; to jump on; to sit on; to mount (godan verb)
いる ~ 居る(usually only kana) to be (of animate objects); to exist; to stay
き ~ 木 tree; shrub; bush​ (noun)
あける ~ 開ける to open (a door, etc.); to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package); to unlock (ichidan verb)
しめる ~ 閉める to close; to shut​ (ichidan verb)
つづく ~ 続く to continue; to last; to go on​ ;to occur again and again​ (godan verb)
おいしゃさん ~ お医者さん doctor​ (noun)
えん ~ 円 yen; Japanese monetary unit​ (noun)
ここ ~ 此処(usually only kana) here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining); this place (noun)
まつ ~ 待つ to wait; to look forward to; to anticipate​; to depend on; to need (godan verb)
ひくい ~ 低い short (height)​; low (rank, degree, value, content, quality, etc.)​; deep (voice); in a low key; low (volume)​ (i-adjective)
もらう ~ 貰う(usually only kana) to receive; to take; to accept​; to get somebody to do something (godan verb)
たべる ~ 食べる to eat​; to live on (e.g. a salary); to live off; to subsist on​ (ichidan verb)
あに ~ 兄 elder brother; older brother (noun)
なまえ ~ 名前 name; full name​; given name; first name​ (noun)
おっと ~ 夫 husband​ (noun)
いち ~ 一 one, first (numeric)
けっこん ~ 結婚 marriage​, marry (suru verb) ;( noun)
おや ~ 親 parent; parents; mother and father​;founder; inventor​; (pet) owner​; ancestor (noun)
はなす ~ 話す to talk; to speak; to converse; to chat​; to tell; to explain; to narrate; to mention; to describe; to discuss​ (godan verb)
すこし ~ 少し small quantity; little; few; something; little while ; short distance​ (adverb , noun)
とじる ~ 閉じる to close (e.g. book, eyes, meeting, etc.); to shut​ (ichidan verb)
とき ~ 時 time of the day; hour; important time​;moment ; occasion; case​ (noun)
こめ ~ 米 rice; (only in kana メートル = meter , metre) (noun)
きる ~ 切る (a lot of other things) to cut; to cut through; to perform (surgery)​ (godan verb)
たのしい ~ 楽しい enjoyable; fun; pleasant; happy; delightful​ (I-ADJECTIVE)
ふく ~ 服 clothes (esp. Western clothes)​ (noun)
うしろ ~ 後ろ back; behind; rear​ (noun)
うれしい ~ 嬉しい happy; glad; pleasant​ (i-adjective)
こし ~ 腰 back; lower back; waist; hips; lumbar region​ (noun)
にちようび ~ 日曜日 Sunday (adverbial noun)
ひる ~ 昼 noon; midday; daytime; lunch (noun)
おかあさん ~ お母さん (someone else) mother; mom; mum; ma (noun)
だいがくせい ~ 大学生 university student; college student​ (noun)
おわり ~ 終わり the end​; conclusion (noun)
せ ~ 背 back; spine​; height; stature​ (noun)
てつだう ~ 手伝う to help; to assist; to aid​ ( godan verb)
はな ~ 鼻 nose (noun)
おきる ~ 起きる to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents); to happen; to take place​ (ichidan verb)
のせる ~ 載せる to place on (something)​; to give (someone) a ride; to give a lift; to pick up; to help on board; to load (luggage); to carry; to take on board (ichidan verb)
かなしい ~ 悲しい sad; sorrowful​ (i-adjective)
しゃべる ~ 喋る(usually only kana) to talk; to chat; to chatter​
ちかく ~ 近く shortly; soon (close to happen); nearly (e.g. "it took nearly one year"); close to​; near; neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity​
あまい ~ 甘い sweet-tasting; sweet; sugary; sugared​; fragrant (smelling); sweet (music)​; naive; overly optimistic; soft on; generous; indulgent; easy-going;
テーブル (katakana) Table (noun)
たべもの ~ 食べ物 food​ (noun)
はじまる ~ 始まる to begin; to start; to commence​; to happen (again); to begin (anew)​; (godan verb)
ゲーム (katakana) game; video game (noun)
じゅう ~ 十 ten​ (numeric)
てんき ~ 天気 weather; the elements​; fair weather; fine weather​ (noun)
あつい ~ 暑い hot; warm; sultry; heated; (weather); passionate; impassioned; burning (desire, etc.)​ (i-adjective)
ふとい ~ 太い fat; thick​; deep (of a voice); thick; sonorous​; daring; shameless; brazen; audacious​ (i-adjective)
ばん ~ 晩 Evening, night (from sunset to bedtime) (adverbial noun)
どようび ~ 土曜日 Saturday (adverbial noun)
いたい ~ 痛い painful; sore​; cringy; embarrassing​ (i-adjective)
おとうさん ~ お父さん (someone else) father; dad; papa; pa; pop; daddy; dada
とけい ~ 時計 watch; clock; timepiece (noun)
たぶん ~ 多分 perhaps; probably​ (adverb)
とまる ~ 泊まる to stay at (e.g. hotel)​ (overnight); to be docked; to be berthed; to be moored​ (godan verb)
どうして ~ 如何して(usually only kana) why?; for what reason; how; in what way; for what purpose; what for (adverb)
かける ~ 掛ける (a lot of things) to hang up (e.g. a picture on the wall); to let hang; to suspend (from); To hang, put on (ichidan verb)
まがる ~ 曲がる to bend; to curve; to warp; to wind; to twist​; to turn (godan verb)
おなか ~ お腹 belly; abdomen; stomach (noun)
ミーティング ~ katakana meeting (noun)
きらい ~ 嫌い disliked; hated; disagreeable​ (na-adjective)
きんようび ~ 金曜日 Friday​ (adverbial noun)
いる ~ 要る to be needed; to be wanted​
ない ~ 無い nonexistent; not being (there); unpossessed; unowned; not had​; not; impossible; won't happen ( i-adjective)
きいろい ~ 黄色い yellow​; high-pitched (voice); shrill​ (i-adjective)
かぜ ~ 風邪 common cold; cold; influenza; flu; ague​; Common cold (noun)
やさしい ~ 優しい tender; kind; gentle; graceful; affectionate; amiable​ (i-adjective)
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