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Japanese Vocabulary Words (hiragana/kanji)

思う おもう To think / To believe
売り切れ うりきれ Sold Out
止める やめる To quit / To give up
いえ / うち House
多い おおい A lot, lots (Similar to たくさん)
成程 なるほど I see...
多分 たぶん Perhaps, maybe
あめ Rain
退屈な たいくつ(な) Bored, Dull, Boring
必要な ひつよう(な) Useful, needed
研究 けんきゅう Research, study, investigation 彼(かれ)は研究に専念(せんねん)する。 He dedicates himself to research.
となり Next to, neighboring, adjacent
卒業する そつぎょう(する) To graduate
結果 けっか Result(s)
大人 おとな Big person, adult
誰か だれか Someone, somebody, anyone 誰かしろ。 I wonder who... 誰かいるの? Is anyone there? 誰かきてくれ。。。 I need somebody...
事務所 じむしょ Office
済ませる すませる To finish, to get through with 英語の辞書なしで済ませることができますか。 Can you finish/do without an English dictionary?
迎え に 行く 迎える むかえ に いく / むかえる Go to meet、To accept as a member of a group/family
早目に 早める はやめ に: Early はやめる: To hasten, to quicken/accelerate
泊まる とまる To stay, to stop at
雪が降る ゆき が ふる To snow, it snows, "snow falls"
重い おもい Heavy
軽い かるい Light
焼く やく To bake, to grill, to roast
出席する しゅっせき(する) To attend
約束 やくそく Promise, appointment
資料 しりょう Papers, documents
切る きる To cut
運ぶ はこぶ To carry, transport はこ=Box
喋る しゃべる To chat
笑う わらう To laugh, to smile
守る まもる To keep, to obey
片付ける かたづける To put away, to tidy up
問題 もんだい: Problem or Exercise(in a book) 問題でも?--What's the matter 問題だなあ。。。--Same old problem... 問題ないよ。--No problem
質問 しつもん: Question(s) 質問があります。--I have a question. 質問していい?--May I ask you a question?
たましい: Spirit, soul 彼(かれ)の魂に平和(へいわ)を!--Peace to his ashes! 彼の魂は天国(てんごく)に行っています。 --His soul is now in heaven. 魂は体(からだ)に生命(せいめい)を与える(あたえる)。 --The soul animates the body. 彼女(かのじょ)はそれに精魂(せいこん)を込めた(こめた)。 --She worked on it with all her soul.
第_#_課 だい(Number)か Lesson (Number)
会話 かいわ Conversation
練習 れんしゅう(する) To practice
答え こたえ Answer
読み物 よみもの: Reading Matter/materials この本は面白い(おもしろい)読み物です。--This book is interesting reading material. これは決して(けっして)やさしい読み物ではない。 --This is by no means easy reading...
復習 ふくしゅう(する): To review その課の復習をしましたか。--Have you gone over the lesson? 第5課を復習しましょうか。--Shall we review lesson 5?
文型 ぶんけい: Sentence pattern これらの文型は文の作り方(つくりかた)を示して(しめして)いる。--These patterns show you how to make sentences.
おかず Main dish or Side dish (at convenience store)、Basically any dish that goes with the rice
ばつ一 / ばつ二 one-time failure / 2-time failure --often used when referring to divorcees
遠慮 (する) えんりょ (する) to show restraint, reserve, discretion, tact
遠慮がち(な) えんりょがち(な) adj. shy, reserved, diffident
遠慮なく えんりょなく without restraint
戦後奇跡 せんごきせき Post-war period miracle --refers to Japan's rise to economic power after WWII
玄関 げんかん entranceway, entry hall, foyer, waiting area inside Japanese home where you take off your shoes
床の間 とこのま alcove where art or flowers are displayed
げんかん(する) To desensitize げんかん=Desensitization
所 が ところ が however, as for the matter at hand, still --pivotal pt in Japanese conversation when the speaker gets to the heart of the matter
迷惑 めいわく trouble, bother, annoyance, shameful act that defaces/disrupts the group
わ Harmony, peace
くぶ neck, head, unemployed person (首だーto get fired)
体罰 たいばつ Corporal punishment (in schools)
苛め / 苛める いじめ / いじめる Bullying, teasing / To bully, to torment to tease
苛めっ子 いじめっこ Bully
苛められ子 いじめられこ Bullied kid
努力 どりょく Great effort, exertion, endeavor (often seen in classrooms on the wall)
努力家 どりょくか Hard worker, dilligent worker
でる くい は うたられる The nail that sticks up gets hammered down
入社式 にゅうしゃしき Entering-the-Company ceremony; welcoming ceremony
新社会人 しんしゃかいじん New working adult, full-fledged member of society
成人式 せいじんしき January 15th--Coming-of-Age Ceremony/day
笑顔 えがお Smiling face, smile
笑顔千両 えがおせんりょう Beautiful smile, there being a charm about one's smile
窓際族 まどぎわぞく ”Window-sitters"--useless employees who end up getting window desks until retirement (which is bad since they are the farthest from the head of the dept/company)
中には なか に は Some (of them); Among (them)
名刺 めいし Greeting/business card
名刺入れ めいしいれ Business card holder
おかげさまで、元気です。 おかげさまで、げんきです。 Response to お元気ですか。 Means:Thanks to you, I am fine.
お久しぶりですね。 おひさしぶりですね。 Its been a long time/I haven't seen you in a long time。 (Formal)
暫くですね。 しばらくですね。 It's been a while/"long time, no see"
天井 てんじょう Ceiling
電気 でんき Light, electricity
黒板 こくばん Blackboard
かべ Wall
教科書 きょうかしょ Textbook
辞書 じしょ Dictionary
つくえ Desk
ゆか Floor
間違い まちがい Mistake 間違いない。Certain, without a doubt. 間違いないって。 You better believe it! そのとおりすれば間違いない。 If you do it that way, you can't fail.
繰り返してください。 繰り返す くりかえしてください。Please repeat. くりかえす:To repeat 同じ(おなじ)間違い(まちがい)を繰り返すないでください。 Please don't repeat the same mistake (again).
教室 きょうしつ Classroom
かばん Briefcase, bag
本を閉じてください。 ほんをとじてください。 Please open your book.
本を開けて下さい。 ほんをあけてください。 Please close your book.
黒板は見ないでください。 こくばんはみないでください。 Please don't look at the blackboard.
聞いて下さい。 きいてください。 Please listen.
日本語の語彙を練習してください。 にほんごのごいをれんしゅうしてください。 Please practice your Japanese vocabulary. 語彙: Vocabulary
ペアを作ってください。 ペアをつくってください。 Please make pairs/pair-up.
何も書かないで下さい。 なにもかかないでください。 Please don't write anything down.
よくできました。 Well done!
ではまたこの次。。。 じゃ、ではまた。。。 ではまたこのつぎ。。。See you next time... じゃ、ではまた。。。(Formal)See you later.
結構です。 けっこうです。 No thanks. / I am fine. これで結構です。 Everything is fine. 行って結構です。 You can go now. 私はどちらでも結構です。 Either way/whatever is fine with me.
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