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Definition
いち
ichi
noun market, fair
位置 いち
ichi
noun auxillary suru verb place, situation, position, location
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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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一番 いちばん
ichiban
  1. adverbial noun best, first, number one
  2. game, round, bout, fall, event (in a meet)
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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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五日 いつか
itsuka
  1. noun the fifth day of the month
  2. five days
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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
Common word
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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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JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
一帯 いったい
ittai
noun region, zone, whole place
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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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何時でも いつでも
itsudemo
adverb usually kana (at) any time, always, at all times, whenever
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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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一杯 いっぱい
ippai
  1. na-adjective adverb noun no-adjective amount necessary to fill a container (e.g. cupful, spoonful, etc.), drink (usu. alcoholic)
  2. full
  3. one squid, octopus, crab, etc., one boat
  4. adverb no-adjective na-adjective usually kana fully, to capacity
  5. usually kana a lot, much
  6. noun (suffix) adverbial noun usually kana all of ..., the entire ...
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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
Common word
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何時も いつも
itsumo
  1. adverb noun usually kana always, usually, every time
  2. never (with neg. verb)
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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
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
祈る いのる
inoru
Godan-ru verb transitive verb to pray, to wish
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
違反 いはん
ihan
noun auxillary suru verb violation (of law), transgression, infringement, breach
Common word
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衣服 いふく
ifuku
noun clothes
Common word
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いま
ima
adverbial noun noun now, the present time, just now, soon, immediately, (one) more
Common word
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居間 いま
ima
noun living room (western style)
Common word
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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
Common word
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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
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
いや
iya
na-adjective noun disagreeable, detestable, unpleasant, reluctant
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N5ADD +
イヤ
iya
  1. noun ear
  2. year
Common word
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以来 いらい
irai
adverbial noun noun (temporal) since, henceforth
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
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
Common word
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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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衣料 いりょう
iryou
noun clothing
Common word
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医療 いりょう
iryou
noun no-adjective medical care, medical treatment
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祝い いわい
iwai
noun congratulation, congratulations, celebration, festival, congratulatory gift
Common word
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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
Common word
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インク
inku
noun no-adjective ink
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印象 いんしょう
inshou
noun auxillary suru verb impression
Common word
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引退 いんたい
intai
noun auxillary suru verb retire
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
インタビュー
intabyuu
noun auxillary suru verb interview (i.e. television, newspaper, etc.)
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
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
Common word
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窺う うかがう
ukagau
  1. Godan-u verb transitive verb to peep (through), to peek, to examine (esp. covertly)
  2. to await (one's chance)
  3. to guess, to infer, to gather, to surmise
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
伺う うかがう
ukagau
  1. Godan-u verb transitive verb humble language to ask, to inquire, to hear, to be told
  2. to implore (a god for an oracle), to seek direction (from your superior)
  3. Godan-u verb intransitive verb humble language to visit
  4. to speak to (a large crowd at a theatre, etc.)
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
受け取る うけとる
uketoru
  1. Godan-ru verb transitive verb to receive, to get, to accept
  2. to take, to interpret, to understand
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JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
動かす うごかす
ugokasu
  1. Godan-su verb transitive verb to move, to shift, to operate, to set in motion, to mobilize, to mobilise
  2. to inspire, to rouse, to move (e.g. feeling), to influence
  3. to deny, to change
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
動く うごく
ugoku
  1. Godan-ku verb intransitive verb to move, to stir, to shift, to shake, to swing
  2. to operate, to run, to go, to work
  3. to be touched, to be influenced
  4. to change, to vary, to fluctuate, to waver
  5. certain, factual
  6. to be transferred
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うさぎ
usagi
noun usually kana rabbit, hare, coney, cony, lagomorph (esp. leporids)
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うし
ushi
  1. noun cattle (Bos taurus), cow, ox, oxen
  2. beef
  3. astronomy term Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
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失う うしなう
ushinau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to lose, to part with
Common word
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後ろ うしろ
ushiro
noun back, behind, rear
Common word
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うず
uzu
noun whirlpool, swirl, eddy, vortex, maelstrom
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薄い うすい
usui
  1. adjective thin
  2. pale, light
  3. watery, dilute, sparse
  4. weak (taste, etc.)
  5. slim (probability, etc.), small
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JLPT N3JLPT N5ADD +
埋まる うずまる
uzumaru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to be buried, to be surrounded, to overflow, to be filled
Common word
JLPT N1JLPT N3ADD +
うそ
uso
  1. noun lie, falsehood, incorrect fact
  2. colloquialism Really!, Unbelievable!, No way!
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JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
疑う うたがう
utagau
Godan-u verb transitive verb to doubt, to distrust, to be suspicious of, to suspect
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
うち
uchi
  1. noun no-adjective house, home (one's own)
  2. pronoun no-adjective (one's) family, (one's) household
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N5ADD +
うち
uchi
  1. noun no-adjective inside, within
  2. while
  3. among, amongst, between
  4. pronoun no-adjective we (referring to one's in-group, i.e. company, etc.), our
  5. my spouse
  6. noun archaism imperial palace grounds
  7. archaism emperor
  8. pronoun no-adjective I (primarily used by women and children), me
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JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
宇宙 うちゅう
uchuu
noun universe, cosmos, space
Common word
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打つ うつ
utsu
  1. Godan-tsu verb transitive verb to hit, to strike, to knock, to beat, to punch, to slap, to tap, to bang, to clap, to pound
  2. to strike (noon, etc.), to sound (cymbals, etc.), to beat (a drum, etc.)
  3. to beat (rhythmically, e.g. pulse, waves, etc.)
  4. to move, to impress, to touch
  5. to drive in, to hammer in, to put in, to inject
  6. to type, to send, to transmit
  7. to insert, to write in, to mark
  8. to make (noodles, etc.), to prepare
  9. to till (soil)
  10. to sprinkle, to throw, to cast
  11. to do, to carry out, to play, to perform, to engage in (gambling, etc.)
  12. to pay (a deposit, etc.)
  13. to visit (on a pilgrimage)
  14. to line (a coat)
  15. to bind (a criminal)
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
討つ うつ
utsu
  1. Godan-tsu verb to shoot (at)
  2. to attack, to defeat, to destroy, to avenge
Common word
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うっかり
ukkari
adverb noun auxillary suru verb carelessly, thoughtlessly, inadvertently
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写す うつす
utsusu
  1. Godan-su verb transitive verb to transcribe, to duplicate, to reproduce, to imitate, to trace
  2. to describe
  3. to film, to picture, to photograph
Common word
JLPT N3JLPT N4ADD +
映す うつす
utsusu
Godan-su verb transitive verb to project, to reflect, to cast (shadow)
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
訴える うったえる
uttaeru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to raise, to bring to (someone's attention)
  2. to appeal to, to call for
  3. to complain
  4. to sue (a person), to take someone to court
  5. to resort to (e.g. arms, violence)
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JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
移る うつる
utsuru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to move (house), to transfer (department)
  2. to change the target of interest or concern
  3. to elapse (passage of time)
  4. to be permeated by a colour or scent
  5. usually kana to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
映る うつる
utsuru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to be reflected, to harmonize with (harmonise), to come out (photo), to be projected, to be displayed (on a screen)
Common word
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写る うつる
utsuru
Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to be photographed, to be projected
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唸る うなる
unaru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to groan, to moan
  2. to roar, to howl, to growl
  3. to hum (e.g. engine, wires in wind), to buzz, to sough, low, dull sound
  4. to ooh and aah (in admiration)
  5. Godan-ru verb transitive verb to sing in a strong, low voice (esp. traditional chant or recitation)
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JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
うま
uma
  1. noun horse
  2. promoted bishop (shogi)
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旨い うまい
umai
  1. adjective skillful, clever, expert, wise, successful
  2. delicious, appetizing, appetising
  3. fortunate, splendid, promising
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生まれ うまれ
umare
  1. noun birth, birthplace
  2. noun (suffix) no-adjective born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
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生まれる うまれる
umareru
Ichidan verb intransitive verb to be born
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有無 うむ
umu
  1. noun existence or nonexistence, presence or absence
  2. consent or refusal, yes or no
  3. computer term flag indicator, presence or absence marker
Common word
JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
産む うむ
umu
Godan-mu verb transitive verb to give birth, to deliver, to produce
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うめ
ume
  1. noun Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), Chinese plum
  2. lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
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埋める うめる
umeru
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to bury (e.g. in the ground)
  2. to fill up (e.g. audience fills a hall), to fill (a seat, a vacant position), to fill out
  3. to plug gaps, to stop a gap
  4. to make amends, to cover up for something
  5. to put cold water in a bath
  6. to cover, to scatter something over
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JLPT N2JLPT N3ADD +
裏切る うらぎる
uragiru
Godan-ru verb transitive verb to betray, to turn traitor to, to double-cross
Common word
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羨ましい うらやましい
urayamashii
  1. adjective envious (feeling, etc.), jealous
  2. enviable (position, etc.)
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売る うる
uru
Godan-ru verb transitive verb to sell
Common word
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嬉しい うれしい
ureshii
adjective usually kana happy, glad, pleasant
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売れる うれる
ureru
  1. Ichidan verb intransitive verb to sell (well)
  2. to be well known, to be popular, to be famous
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うわ
uwa
noun prefix upper, upward, outer, surface, top
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うわさ
uwasa
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective rumour, rumor, report, hearsay, gossip, common talk
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うん
un
interjection yes, yeah, uh huh
うん
un
noun fortune, luck
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運動 うんどう
undou
noun auxillary suru verb motion, exercise
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e
noun noun (suffix) picture, drawing, painting, sketch
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e
  1. noun handle, grip
  2. stalk (of a mushroom, leaf, etc.)
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