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Definition
いき
iki
  1. noun breath, breathing
  2. tone, mood
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意義 いぎ
igi
noun meaning, significance
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生き生き いきいき
ikiiki
adverb to-adverb auxillary suru verb vividly, lively
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勢い いきおい
ikioi
  1. adverb noun force, vigor, vigour, energy, spirit, life
  2. influence, authority, power, might
  3. impetus, momentum, course (of events)
  4. adverbial noun naturally, necessarily
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行き成り いきなり
ikinari
adverb no-adjective usually kana abruptly, suddenly, all of a sudden, without warning
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生き物 いきもの
ikimono
noun living thing, animal
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いく
iku
  1. noun prefix some, several
  2. many
  3. how many?, how much?
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育児 いくじ
ikuji
noun auxillary suru verb childcare, nursing, upbringing
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幾分 いくぶん
ikubun
  1. adverb noun somewhat, to some extent, to some degree
  2. noun some, part, portion
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行けない いけない
ikenai
  1. Expression usually kana wrong, not good, of no use
  2. hopeless, past hope
  3. must not do
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生け花 いけばな
ikebana
  1. noun flower arrangement
  2. fresh flowers
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以後 いご
igo
  1. adverbial noun noun (temporal) after this, from now on, hereafter
  2. thereafter, since (verb) (after -te form of verb), after (time), since (then)
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以降 いこう
ikou
adverbial noun noun (temporal) on and after, as from, hereafter, thereafter, since
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イコール
ikooru
  1. na-adjective equal
  2. mathematics the equality sign (=)
  3. Expression colloquialism equals (A equals B)
勇ましい いさましい
isamashii
  1. adjective brave, valiant, gallant, courageous
  2. stirring, vigorous, rousing
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意志 いし
ishi
noun will, volition, intention, intent, determination
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意思 いし
ishi
noun intention, purpose
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医師 いし
ishi
noun no-adjective doctor, physician
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維持 いじ
iji
noun auxillary suru verb maintenance, preservation, improvement
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意識 いしき
ishiki
  1. noun auxillary suru verb consciousness
  2. awareness, sense
  3. Buddhist term mano-vijnana (mental consciousness, cognizer of sensory information)
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異常 いじょう
ijou
na-adjective noun strangeness, abnormality, disorder
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衣食住 いしょくじゅう
ishokujuu
noun necessities of life (food, clothing & shelter)
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意地悪 いじわる
ijiwaru
na-adjective noun malicious, ill-tempered, unkind
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いずみ
izumi
noun spring, fountain
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以前 いぜん
izen
adverbial noun noun (temporal) ago, since, before, previous
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いた
ita
  1. noun board, plank
  2. sheet (of metal), plate (of glass), pane, slab
  3. cutting board, chopping board
  4. abbreviation chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine), cook
  5. stage (i.e. at a theatre)
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偉大 いだい
idai
na-adjective noun greatness
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抱く いだく
idaku
  1. Godan-ku verb transitive verb to embrace, to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby), to hug
  2. to harbour (e.g. grudge) (harbor), to bear (e.g. a grudge), to entertain (e.g. suspicion)
  3. Godan-ku verb to have sex with, to make love to, to sleep with
  4. to sit on eggs
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頂きます いただきます
itadakimasu
Expression usually kana expression of gratitude before meals
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痛み いたみ
itami
noun pain, ache, sore, grief, distress
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至る いたる
itaru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to arrive at (e.g. a decision), to reach (a stage), to attain
  2. to lead to (a place), to get to
  3. archaism to come, to arrive, to result in
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いち
ichi
noun market, fair
位置 いち
ichi
noun auxillary suru verb place, situation, position, location
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一々 いちいち
ichiichi
  1. adverb noun one-by-one, separately
  2. every single, each and every, without omission, fully, in detail
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一応 いちおう
ichiou
adverb once, tentatively, in outline, for the time being, just in case, so far as it goes
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一時 いちじ
ichiji
  1. noun (temporal) one o'clock
  2. adverbial noun noun (temporal) once, at one time, formerly, before
  3. adverbial noun noun (temporal) no-adjective for a time, for a while, for the time being, for the present, for the moment, temporarily
  4. noun a time, one time, once
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一度に いちどに
ichidoni
adverb all at once
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市場 いちば
ichiba
  1. noun (town) market
  2. (the) marketplace
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一流 いちりゅう
ichiryuu
  1. no-adjective noun first-class, top grade, foremost, top-notch, leading
  2. characteristic, peculiar, unique
  3. noun school (e.g. of a performance art)
  4. one flag, one banner, one streamer
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何時 いつ
itsu
adverbial noun pronoun usually kana when, how soon
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一家 いっか
ikka
noun a house, a home, a family, a household, one's family, one's folks, a style
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何時か いつか
itsuka
adverb usually kana sometime, someday, one day, some time or other, the other day, in due course, in time
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一昨昨日 いっさくさくじつ
issakusakujitsu
adverbial noun noun (temporal) two days before yesterday, three days back (ago)
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一種 いっしゅ
isshu
adverb noun species, kind, variety
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一瞬 いっしゅん
isshun
adverbial noun noun (temporal) moment, instant
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一生 いっしょう
isshou
  1. adverbial noun noun (temporal) no-adjective whole life, a lifetime, all through life, one existence, a generation, an age, the whole world, the era
  2. no-adjective (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life
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一斉 いっせい
issei
adverbial noun noun simultaneous, all at once
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一層 いっそう
issou
  1. adverb no-adjective usually kana much more, still more, all the more, more than ever
  2. noun no-adjective single layer (or storey, etc.)
  3. adverb archaism rather, sooner, preferably
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一体 いったい
ittai
  1. adverb ...the heck (e.g. "what the heck?"), ...in the world (e.g. "why in the world?"), ...on earth (e.g. "who on earth?")
  2. noun one object, one body, unity
  3. one form, one style
  4. one Buddhist image (or carving, etc.)
  5. adverbial noun generally, in general
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一旦 いったん
ittan
  1. adverb usually kana once
  2. for a moment, temporarily
  3. noun archaism one morning
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一致 いっち
icchi
  1. noun auxillary suru verb coincidence, agreement, union, match
  2. conformity, consistency
  3. cooperation
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一定 いってい
ittei
noun no-adjective auxillary suru verb na-adjective fixed, settled, constant, definite, uniform, regularized, regularised, defined, standardized, standardised, certain, prescribed
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行ってきます いってきます
ittekimasu
Expression polite language I'm off, see you later
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行ってまいります いってまいります
ittemairimasu
Expression polite language good bye, I'm off, see you later
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何時でも いつでも
itsudemo
adverb usually kana (at) any time, always, at all times, whenever
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行ってらっしゃい いってらっしゃい
itterasshai
interjection usually kana have a good day, take care, see you
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何時の間にか いつのまにか
itsunomanika
adverb before one knows, before one becomes aware of, unnoticed, unawares
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一般 いっぱん
ippan
  1. noun no-adjective na-adjective general, universal
  2. ordinary, average, common
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一方 いっぽう
ippou
  1. noun one (esp. of two), the other, one way, the other way, one direction, the other direction, one side, the other side, one party, the other party
  2. conjunction on the one hand, on the other hand
  3. whereas, although, but at the same time, meanwhile, in turn
  4. adverbial noun noun (suffix) (after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb) just keeps, being inclined to ..., tending to be ..., tending to do ..., continuously ..., just keeps on ...ing, only
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何時までも いつまでも
itsumademo
adverb usually kana forever, for good, eternally, as long as one likes, indefinitely, no matter what
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移転 いてん
iten
noun auxillary suru verb moving, transfer, demise
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緯度 いど
ido
noun no-adjective latitude (nav.)
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井戸 いど
ido
noun water well
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従兄弟 いとこ
itoko
noun usually kana cousin (male)
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従姉妹 いとこ
itoko
noun usually kana cousin (female)
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いね
ine
noun rice-plant
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いのち
inochi
  1. noun life, life force
  2. lifetime, lifespan
  3. most important thing, foundation, core
  4. archaism paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love)
  5. archaism fate, destiny, karma
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違反 いはん
ihan
noun auxillary suru verb violation (of law), transgression, infringement, breach
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衣服 いふく
ifuku
noun clothes
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居間 いま
ima
noun living room (western style)
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今に いまに
imani
adverb before long, even now
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今にも いまにも
imanimo
adverb at any time, soon
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イメージ
imeeji
  1. noun auxillary suru verb (one's) image
  2. computer term (computer) image
  3. mental image, impression, artist's impression
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嫌がる いやがる
iyagaru
Godan-ru verb transitive verb to hate, to dislike
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愈々 いよいよ
iyoiyo
  1. adverb usually kana more and more, all the more, increasingly
  2. at last, finally, beyond doubt
  3. (at the) last moment, worst possible time
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以来 いらい
irai
adverbial noun noun (temporal) since, henceforth
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依頼 いらい
irai
  1. noun auxillary suru verb request, commission, dispatch, despatch
  2. dependence, trust
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苛々 いらいら
iraira
adverb noun auxillary suru verb to-adverb usually kana getting nervous, irritation
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いらっしゃい
irasshai
  1. interjection noun honorific language (used as a polite imperative) come, go, stay
  2. welcome!
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医療 いりょう
iryou
noun no-adjective medical care, medical treatment
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煎る いる
iru
Godan-ru verb transitive verb to parch, to fry, to fire, to broil, to roast, to boil down (in oil)
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入れ物 いれもの
iremono
  1. noun container, case, receptacle
  2. (euph. for) coffin, casket
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祝い いわい
iwai
noun congratulation, congratulations, celebration, festival, congratulatory gift
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祝う いわう
iwau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to congratulate, to celebrate, to observe (a festival)
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言わば いわば
iwaba
adverb so to speak, so to call it, as it were
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所謂 いわゆる
iwayuru
pre-noun adjectival usually kana what is called, as it is called, the so-called, so to speak
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インク
inku
noun no-adjective ink
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印刷 いんさつ
insatsu
noun auxillary suru verb printing
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印象 いんしょう
inshou
noun auxillary suru verb impression
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引退 いんたい
intai
noun auxillary suru verb retire
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インタビュー
intabyuu
noun auxillary suru verb interview (i.e. television, newspaper, etc.)
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引用 いんよう
inyou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective quotation, citation, reference
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ウィスキー
wisukii
noun whisky, whiskey
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ウーマン
uuman
noun no-adjective woman
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ウール
uuru
noun wool
うえ
ue
  1. noun no-adjective adverbial noun noun (suffix) above, up, over, elder (e.g. daughter)
  2. top, summit
  3. surface, on
  4. before, previous
  5. superiority, one's superior (i.e. one's elder)
  6. on top of that, besides, what's more
  7. upon (further inspection, etc.), based on (and occurring after)
  8. matters concerning..., as concerns ...
  9. since (i.e. "for that reason")
  10. noun (suffix) honorific language suffix indicating higher social standing
  11. archaism place of one's superior (i.e. the throne)
  12. archaism emperor, sovereign, shogun, daimyo
  13. archaism noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)
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ウェートレス
weetoresu
noun waitress
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植木 うえき
ueki
noun garden shrubs, trees, potted plant
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飢える うえる
ueru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to starve, to thirst, to be hungry
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浮かぶ うかぶ
ukabu
  1. Godan-bu verb to float, to be suspended
  2. to rise to surface
  3. to come to mind, to have inspiration
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