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愛情 あいじょう
aijou
noun no-adjective love, affection
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合図 あいず
aizu
noun auxillary suru verb sign, signal
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アイスクリーム
aisukuriimu
noun ice cream, icecream
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愛する あいする
aisuru
suru verb (special) transitive verb to love
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相手 あいて
aite
  1. noun companion, partner, company
  2. other party, addressee
  3. opponent (sports, etc.)
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アイデア
aidea
noun idea
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生憎 あいにく
ainiku
na-adjective adverb noun no-adjective usually kana unfortunately, Sorry, but ...
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曖昧 あいまい
aimai
  1. na-adjective noun vague, ambiguous, unclear
  2. mathematics computer term fuzzy
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アイロン
airon
noun (electric) iron
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アウト
auto
noun out
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扇ぐ あおぐ
aogu
  1. Godan-gu verb transitive verb to fan
  2. to incite, to instigate
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青白い あおじろい
aojiroi
  1. adjective pale, pallid
  2. bluish-white
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明かり あかり
akari
  1. noun light, illumination, glow, gleam
  2. lamp, light
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空き あき
aki
  1. noun space, room, emptiness, gap
  2. opening, vacancy, empty seat
  3. free time, time to spare
  4. disuse, unused thing
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明らか あきらか
akiraka
na-adjective noun obvious, evident, clear, plain
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諦める あきらめる
akirameru
Ichidan verb transitive verb to give up, to abandon (hope, plans), to resign oneself (to)
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飽きる あきる
akiru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to get tired of, to lose interest in, to have enough
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呆れる あきれる
akireru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to be amazed, to be shocked, to be astonished, to be astounded, to be disgusted
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握手 あくしゅ
akushu
noun auxillary suru verb handshake
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アクセント
akusento
  1. noun accent (in language)
  2. stress, highlight, accent
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欠伸 あくび
akubi
  1. noun usually kana yawn, yawning (and stretching)
  2. kanji "yawning" radical (radical 76)
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悪魔 あくま
akuma
noun devil, demon, fiend, Satan, evil spirit
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明くる あくる
akuru
pre-noun adjectival next, following
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明け方 あけがた
akegata
adverbial noun noun (temporal) dawn
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憧れる あこがれる
akogareru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to long for, to yearn after, to admire, to be attracted by
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朝寝坊 あさねぼう
asanebou
noun auxillary suru verb oversleeping, late riser
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足跡 あしあと
ashiato
  1. noun footprints
  2. computer term record of page visitors (e.g. in social networking sites)
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足元 あしもと
ashimoto
  1. noun no-adjective at one's feet, underfoot, one's step (as in "watch your step")
  2. noun gait, pace, step
  3. pronoun you, thou
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味わう あじわう
ajiwau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to taste, to savor, to relish
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預かる あずかる
azukaru
  1. Godan-ru verb transitive verb to look after, to take care of, to keep, to hold on to, to keep in custody
  2. to take charge of, to be entrusted with, to receive on deposit
  3. to reserve (judgment), to leave undecided
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預ける あずける
azukeru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to give into custody, to leave (a child) in the care of, to entrust, to deposit
  2. to lean on, to put one's weight on
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あせ
ase
  1. noun sweat, perspiration
  2. moisture, condensation
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あたい
atai
  1. noun no-adjective price, cost
  2. value, worth, merit
  3. mathematics value, count, number
  4. computer term variable (computer programming, programing)
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与える あたえる
ataeru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to give (esp. to someone of lower status), to bestow, to grant, to confer, to present, to award
  2. to provide, to afford, to offer, to supply
  3. to assign
  4. to cause
  5. computer term to pass (a variable to a function)
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温まる あたたまる
atatamaru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to warm oneself, to sun oneself, to warm up, to get warm
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温める あたためる
atatameru
Ichidan verb transitive verb to warm, to heat
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扱う あつかう
atsukau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to handle, to deal with, to treat
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厚かましい あつかましい
atsukamashii
adjective impudent, shameless, brazen
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悪口 あっこう
akkou
noun auxillary suru verb abuse, insult, slander, evil speaking, bad mouth
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圧縮 あっしゅく
asshuku
noun auxillary suru verb compression, condensation, constriction, compaction
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集まり あつまり
atsumari
noun gathering, meeting, assembly, collection, attendance
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集まる あつまる
atsumaru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to gather, to collect, to assemble
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宛名 あてな
atena
noun (addressee's) name, (recipient's) name and address
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当てはまる あてはまる
atehamaru
Godan-ru verb to apply (a rule), to be applicable, to come under (a category), to fulfill
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当てはめる あてはめる
atehameru
Ichidan verb transitive verb to apply, to adapt
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あと
ato
  1. noun no-adjective behind, rear
  2. after, later
  3. after one's death
  4. remainder, the rest
  5. descendant, successor, heir
  6. archaism past, previous
  7. adverbial noun more (e.g. five more minutes)
あと
ato
  1. noun trace, tracks, mark, sign
  2. remains, ruins
  3. scar
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あな
ana
  1. noun noun (suffix) hole
  2. deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.)
  3. vacancy, opening
  4. flaw
  5. profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others
  6. upset victory (with a large payoff)
  7. slang pit (of a theater)
  8. archaism hiding place
  9. archaism underbelly (of society, etc.)
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暴れる あばれる
abareru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to act violently, to rage, to struggle, to be riotous
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あぶく
abuku
noun bubble, foam, froth, head on beer
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あぶら
abura
noun oil
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あぶら
abura
noun fat, tallow, lard, grease
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炙る あぶる
aburu
  1. Godan-ru verb transitive verb usually kana to warm (i.e. one's hands over a fire), to dry
  2. to scorch, to broil, to toast, to grill
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溢れる あふれる
afureru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to overflow, to brim over, to flood
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雨戸 あまど
amado
noun sliding storm shutter
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甘やかす あまやかす
amayakasu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to pamper, to spoil
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余り あまり
amari
  1. na-adjective adverb no-adjective noun noun (suffix) usually kana remainder, rest, balance, remains, scraps, residue, remnant
  2. adverb not very (with negative sentence), not much
  3. adverb no-adjective surplus, excess, fullness, too much
  4. adverb overjoyed, overwhelmed
  5. noun (suffix) more than, over
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余る あまる
amaru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to remain, to be left over, to be in excess, to be too many
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編み物 あみもの
amimono
noun no-adjective knitting, knitted material, crochet
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編む あむ
amu
  1. Godan-mu verb transitive verb to knit, to plait, to braid
  2. to compile (anthology, dictionary, etc.), to edit
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危うい あやうい
ayaui
  1. adjective dangerous, risky, hazardous, perilous, precarious
  2. in danger, in jeopardy, critical, grave, at risk
  3. uncertain, unreliable, insecure, unsteady, doubtful
  4. close (i.e. a close call), narrow
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怪しい あやしい
ayashii
  1. adjective suspicious, dubious, doubtful, dodgy, suspicious (referring to a potential amorous relation), dangerous (e.g. financial situation), ominous (e.g. weather), strange, shady, fishy
  2. charming, bewitching, mysterious
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誤り あやまり
ayamari
noun error, mistake, slip, bug
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あら
ara
  1. noun leftovers (after filleting a fish)
  2. rice chaff
  3. flaw (esp. of a person)
  4. prefix rough, roughly
  5. crude, raw, natural, wild
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荒い あらい
arai
adjective rough, rude, wild
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粗い あらい
arai
adjective coarse, rough
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粗筋 あらすじ
arasuji
noun outline, summary
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争う あらそう
arasou
  1. Godan-u verb intransitive verb to compete, to contest, to contend
  2. to quarrel, to argue, to dispute, to be at variance, to oppose
  3. (usu. in negative form) to deny (e.g. evidence)
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改めて あらためて
aratamete
  1. adverb another time, again, over again, once again, anew
  2. formally, especially, intentionally, deliberately
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改める あらためる
aratameru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to change, to alter, to revise, to replace
  2. to reform, to correct, to mend, to improve
  3. to examine, to check, to inspect
  4. to do properly, to do formally
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有らゆる あらゆる
arayuru
pre-noun adjectival usually kana all, every
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現す あらわす
arawasu
  1. Godan-su verb transitive verb to reveal, to show, to display
  2. to express
  3. to represent, to signify, to stand for
  4. to make widely known
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著す あらわす
arawasu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to write, to publish
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現れ あらわれ
araware
noun embodiment, manifestation, materialization, materialisation, expression, indication
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現れる あらわれる
arawareru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to appear, to come in sight, to become visible, to come out, to embody, to materialize, to materialise
  2. to be expressed (e.g. emotions), to become apparent (e.g. trends, effects)
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有り難い ありがたい
arigatai
adjective grateful, thankful, welcome, appreciated, evoking gratitude
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有り難う ありがとう
arigatou
interjection usually kana abbreviation Thank you, Thanks
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ある
aru
pre-noun adjectival usually kana a certain ..., some ...
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或いは あるいは
aruiha
adverb conjunction Expression usually kana or, possibly
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アルバム
arubamu
noun album
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彼此 あれこれ
arekore
  1. adverb pronoun usually kana one thing or another, this and that, this or that
  2. just on, nearly, roughly, almost, round about
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荒れる あれる
areru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to be stormy, to be rough
  2. to be ruined, to fall into ruin
  3. to be in a bad temper, to lose one's temper
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合わせる あわせる
awaseru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to match (rhythm, speed, etc.)
  2. to join together, to unite, to combine, to add up
  3. to face, to be opposite (someone)
  4. to compare, to check with
  5. to cause to meet (e.g. an unpleasant fate)
  6. to place together, to connect, to overlap
  7. to mix, to combine
  8. to put blade to blade, to fight
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慌ただしい あわただしい
awatadashii
adjective busy, hurried, confused, flurried
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慌てる あわてる
awateru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to become confused (disconcerted, disorganized, disorganised), to be flustered, to panic
  2. to be in a hurry, to rush
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哀れ あわれ
aware
  1. noun pity, sorrow, grief, misery, compassion, pathos
  2. na-adjective pitiable, pitiful, pathetic, miserable
  3. interjection alack, alas
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あん
an
  1. noun noun (suffix) idea, plan, thought
  2. draft plan, motion, rough copy
  3. expectation
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安易 あんい
ani
  1. na-adjective noun easy, simple
  2. easy-going
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案外 あんがい
angai
na-adjective adverbial noun unexpectedly
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暗記 あんき
anki
noun auxillary suru verb memorization, memorisation, learning by heart
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安定 あんてい
antei
na-adjective noun auxillary suru verb stability, equilibrium
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アンテナ
antena
  1. noun antenna
  2. person who collects information or opinions
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あんなに
annani
Expression to that extent, to that degree
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i
  1. noun stomach
  2. astronomy term Chinese "stomach" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
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i
  1. counter rank, place (e.g. first place)
  2. decimal place
  3. counter for ghosts
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言い出す いいだす
iidasu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to start talking, to speak, to tell, to propose, to suggest, to break the ice
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言い付ける いいつける
iitsukeru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to tell (to do), to order, to charge, to direct
  2. to tell on (someone), to report
  3. to often say
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委員 いいん
iin
noun committee member
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いえ
ie
  1. noun house, residence, dwelling
  2. family, household
  3. lineage, family name
意外 いがい
igai
na-adjective to-adverb noun unexpected, surprising
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