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基本 きほん
kihon
noun no-adjective foundation, basis, standard
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決まり きまり
kimari
  1. noun no-adjective rule, regulation
  2. settlement, conclusion, end, agreement, arrangement
  3. habit, custom, habitual way
  4. countenance in front of another person, face
  5. archaism love relationship between a customer and a prostitute
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気味 きみ
kimi
  1. noun sensation, feeling
  2. tendency, propensity
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気味 ぎみ
gimi
noun (suffix) -like, -looking, -looked, tending to ...
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奇妙 きみょう
kimyou
na-adjective noun strange, queer, curious
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義務 ぎむ
gimu
noun no-adjective duty, obligation, responsibility
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疑問 ぎもん
gimon
noun question, problem, doubt, guess
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ぎゃく
gyaku
  1. na-adjective noun reverse, opposite
  2. converse (of a hypothesis, etc.)
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客席 きゃくせき
kyakuseki
  1. noun guest seating (e.g. theater, stadium), passenger seat (e.g. taxi)
  2. audience
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客間 きゃくま
kyakuma
noun parlor, parlour, guest room
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キャプテン
kyaputen
noun captain
ギャング
gyangu
  1. noun gang
  2. abbreviation gangster
キャンパス
kyanpasu
noun campus
キャンプ
kyanpu
noun auxillary suru verb camp
きゅう
kyuu
noun prefix ex-, former, old
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きゅう
kyuu
noun noun (suffix) class, grade, rank, school class, grade
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休暇 きゅうか
kyuuka
noun holiday, day off, furlough, absence (from work)
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休業 きゅうぎょう
kyuugyou
noun auxillary suru verb closed (e.g. store), business suspended, shutdown, holiday
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休憩 きゅうけい
kyuukei
noun auxillary suru verb rest, break, recess, intermission
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急激 きゅうげき
kyuugeki
na-adjective noun sudden, precipitous, radical
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休講 きゅうこう
kyuukou
noun auxillary suru verb lecture cancellation, cancelling (lecture, class, etc.)
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吸収 きゅうしゅう
kyuushuu
noun auxillary suru verb absorption, suction, attraction
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救助 きゅうじょ
kyuujo
noun auxillary suru verb relief, aid, rescue
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休息 きゅうそく
kyuusoku
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective rest, relief, relaxation
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急速 きゅうそく
kyuusoku
na-adjective noun rapid (e.g. progress)
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急に きゅうに
kyuuni
  1. adverb swiftly, rapidly
  2. suddenly, abruptly, immediately
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給与 きゅうよ
kyuuyo
noun auxillary suru verb pay, salary, wages, allowance, grant, supply
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休養 きゅうよう
kyuuyou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective rest, break, recreation
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給料 きゅうりょう
kyuuryou
noun salary, wages
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清い きよい
kiyoi
adjective clear, pure, noble
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器用 きよう
kiyou
na-adjective noun skillful, skilful, handy
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ぎょう
gyou
  1. noun line (i.e. of text), row, verse
  2. Buddhist term carya (austerities)
  3. Buddhist term samskara (formations)
  4. abbreviation running script (a semi-cursive style of kanji)
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ぎょう
gyou
  1. noun suffix work, business
  2. study
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強化 きょうか
kyouka
noun auxillary suru verb strengthen, intensify, reinforce, solidify, enhancement
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境界 きょうかい
kyoukai
noun boundary
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教科書 きょうかしょ
kyoukasho
noun abbreviation textbook, text book
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競技 きょうぎ
kyougi
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective game, match, contest
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行儀 ぎょうぎ
gyougi
noun manners, behavior, behaviour
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供給 きょうきゅう
kyoukyuu
noun auxillary suru verb supply, provision
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共産 きょうさん
kyousan
  1. noun communism
  2. abbreviation Communist Party
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行事 ぎょうじ
gyouji
noun event, function
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教授 きょうじゅ
kyouju
  1. noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective professor
  2. teaching, instruction
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恐縮 きょうしゅく
kyoushuku
noun auxillary suru verb feeling obliged, being grateful, being thankful, being sorry, being ashamed
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強調 きょうちょう
kyouchou
noun auxillary suru verb emphasis, highlight, stress, stressed point
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共通 きょうつう
kyoutsuu
  1. na-adjective noun no-adjective commonness, community
  2. auxillary suru verb to be common, to be shared
  3. noun (suffix) -wide
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共同 きょうどう
kyoudou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective doing together (as equals), sharing, common (land, etc.), joint (statement, etc.), cooperation, co-operation, collaboration, association
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恐怖 きょうふ
kyoufu
noun auxillary suru verb fear, dread, dismay, terror, horror, scare, panic
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教養 きょうよう
kyouyou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective cultivation, refinement, culture, education
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強力 きょうりょく
kyouryoku
na-adjective noun powerful, strong
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協力 きょうりょく
kyouryoku
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective cooperation, collaboration
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行列 ぎょうれつ
gyouretsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb line, procession
  2. noun mathematics matrix
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許可 きょか
kyoka
  1. noun permission, approval, authorization, license
  2. auxillary suru verb to permit, to authorize
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漁業 ぎょぎょう
gyogyou
noun no-adjective fishing (industry)
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きょく
kyoku
  1. noun noun (suffix) bureau, department
  2. abbreviation office (e.g. post, telephone), broadcasting station (e.g. television, radio), channel, exchange
  3. affair, situation
  4. noun noun (suffix) counter game (of go, shogi, etc.)
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曲線 きょくせん
kyokusen
noun curve
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巨大 きょだい
kyodai
na-adjective noun huge, gigantic, enormous
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嫌う きらう
kirau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to hate, to dislike, to loathe
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きり
kiri
  1. noun fog, mist
  2. spray
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規律 きりつ
kiritsu
  1. noun order, observance, discipline
  2. rules, law, regulations
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キル
kiru
noun kill
切れ きれ
kire
  1. noun piece, slice, strip, scrap
  2. cloth
  3. sharpness
  4. counter counter for scraps, pieces, etc.
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切れる きれる
kireru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to break, to snap, to be cut, to split, to crack
  2. to be injured
  3. to wear out, to be worn out
  4. to break, to burst, to collapse
  5. to wear off, to stop working, to go dead
  6. to expire (time limit, etc.), to run out, to become due
  7. to run out (of stock, etc.), to be exhausted, to be used up, to be sold out, to be out of
  8. to be broken off (e.g. of a relationship), to break up, to have severed ties, to be cut off, to be disconnected
  9. to cut well, to be sharp
  10. to be sharp-minded, to be keen, to be shrewd, to be quick-witted, to be able
  11. to be short of, to drop under (a certain figure), to beat (e.g. a record time)
  12. to dry off
  13. to curve, to veer
  14. to shuffle (cards)
  15. colloquialism to get angry, to snap, to blow one's top, to lose one's temper, to flip
  16. suffix Ichidan verb to be able to do completely
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記録 きろく
kiroku
  1. noun record, minutes, document
  2. a record (e.g. in sports), results, score
  3. auxillary suru verb to record, to document
  4. to set a record (e.g. in sports), to show a result, to reach a value
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議論 ぎろん
giron
noun auxillary suru verb argument, discussion, dispute, controversy
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気を付ける きをつける
kiwotsukeru
Expression Ichidan verb to be careful, to pay attention, to take care
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禁煙 きんえん
kinen
  1. noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective abstaining from smoking, quitting smoking
  2. Expression No Smoking!, Smoking Prohibited!
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金額 きんがく
kingaku
noun amount of money
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金魚 きんぎょ
kingyo
noun goldfish
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金庫 きんこ
kinko
  1. noun safe, strongbox, cashbox, vault, strongroom
  2. depository, cash office, treasury, provider of funds
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禁止 きんし
kinshi
noun auxillary suru verb prohibition, inhibition, ban
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金銭 きんせん
kinsen
noun no-adjective money, cash
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金属 きんぞく
kinzoku
noun metal
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近代 きんだい
kindai
noun no-adjective present day, modern times
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緊張 きんちょう
kinchou
noun auxillary suru verb tension, mental strain, nervousness
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筋肉 きんにく
kinniku
noun no-adjective muscle, sinew
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金融 きんゆう
kinyuu
noun no-adjective financing, credit transacting, loaning of money, circulation of money
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ku
  1. noun noun (suffix) section (i.e. of text), sentence, passage, paragraph
  2. linguistics phrase
  3. verse (of 5 or 7 mora in Japanese poetry; of 4, 5, or 7 characters in Chinese poetry)
  4. haiku, first 17 morae of a renga, etc.
  5. maxim, saying, idiom, expression
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区域 くいき
kuiki
  1. noun limits, boundary, domain, zone, sphere, territory
  2. area (e.g. in programming languages)
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食う くう
kuu
  1. Godan-u verb transitive verb male term vulgar to eat
  2. to live, to make a living, to survive
  3. to bite, to sting (as insects do)
  4. to tease, to torment, to taunt, to make light of, to make fun of
  5. to encroach on, to eat into, to consume
  6. to defeat a superior, to threaten a position
  7. to consume time and-or resources
  8. colloquialism to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event)
  9. male term vulgar to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time
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くう
kuu
  1. noun empty air, sky
  2. Buddhist term shunya (emptiness, the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phemomenon)
  3. abbreviation air force
  4. noun na-adjective fruitlessness, meaninglessness
  5. void (one of the five elements)
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偶数 ぐうすう
guusuu
noun no-adjective even number
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偶然 ぐうぜん
guuzen
na-adjective no-adjective adverbial noun noun (by) chance, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, by coincidence
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空想 くうそう
kuusou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective daydream, fantasy, fancy, vision
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空中 くうちゅう
kuuchuu
noun sky, air
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クーラー
kuuraa
noun cooler, air conditioner
くぎ
kugi
noun nail (i.e. small metal spike)
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区切る くぎる
kugiru
  1. Godan-ru verb transitive verb to demarcate, to delimit, to divide (an area), to mark off, to cut off
  2. to punctuate, to put an end to (e.g. a sentence), to insert pauses or breaks (e.g. when reading aloud)
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臭い くさい
kusai
  1. adjective stinking, smelly
  2. suspicious, fishy
  3. clumsy
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くさり
kusari
noun chain, chains
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腐る くさる
kusaru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to rot, to go bad, to decay, to spoil, to fester, to decompose, to turn sour (e.g. milk)
  2. to corrode, to weather, to crumble
  3. to become useless, to blunt, to weaken (from lack of practice)
  4. to become depraved, to be degenerate, to be morally bankrupt, to be corrupt
  5. to be depressed, to be dispirited, to feel discouraged, to feel down
  6. suffix Godan-ru verb usually kana indicates scorn or disdain for another's action
  7. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb archaism to lose a bet
  8. archaism to be drenched, to become sopping wet
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くし
kushi
noun comb
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苦情 くじょう
kujou
noun complaint, troubles, objection, grievance
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苦心 くしん
kushin
noun auxillary suru verb pain, trouble, anxiety, diligence, hard work
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薬指 くすりゆび
kusuriyubi
noun ring finger, fourth finger
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崩れる くずれる
kuzureru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to collapse, to crumble
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具体 ぐたい
gutai
noun concrete, tangible, material
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砕く くだく
kudaku
Godan-ku verb transitive verb to break, to smash
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砕ける くだける
kudakeru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to break (into pieces), to be broken, to be smashed
  2. to collapse, to crumble, to decline, to cool (e.g. enthusiasm), to dampen (e.g. one's will to fight)
  3. to become less formal, to throw off reserve, to become affable
  4. to become easy to understand (e.g. a story)
  5. to be worried
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草臥れる くたびれる
kutabireru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to get tired, to be exhausted
  2. to wear out, to be battered from long use
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下らない くだらない
kudaranai
adjective usually kana good-for-nothing, stupid, trivial, worthless
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