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気味 きみ
kimi
  1. noun sensation, feeling
  2. tendency, propensity
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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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キャプテン
kyaputen
noun captain
キャンプ
kyanpu
noun auxillary suru verb camp
きゅう
kyuu
numeric nine
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きゅう
kyuu
  1. na-adjective urgent, sudden, abrupt
  2. sharp, steep, precipitous
  3. rapid, swift, fast
  4. noun emergency, crisis
  5. hurrying, haste
  6. (in gagaku or noh) end of a song
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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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吸収 きゅうしゅう
kyuushuu
noun auxillary suru verb absorption, suction, attraction
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九州 きゅうしゅう
kyuushuu
noun Kyushu (southernmost of the four main islands of Japan)
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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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丘陵 きゅうりょう
kyuuryou
noun hill
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給料 きゅうりょう
kyuuryou
noun salary, wages
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器用 きよう
kiyou
na-adjective noun skillful, skilful, handy
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競技 きょうぎ
kyougi
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective game, match, contest
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協議 きょうぎ
kyougi
noun auxillary suru verb conference, consultation, discussion, negotiation
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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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教師 きょうし
kyoushi
noun no-adjective teacher (classroom)
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享受 きょうじゅ
kyouju
noun auxillary suru verb reception, acceptance, enjoyment, being given
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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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競争 きょうそう
kyousou
  1. noun no-adjective competition, contest
  2. auxillary suru verb to compete
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協調 きょうちょう
kyouchou
  1. noun auxillary suru verb cooperation, conciliation, harmony
  2. firm (market) tone
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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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恐怖 きょうふ
kyoufu
noun auxillary suru verb fear, dread, dismay, terror, horror, scare, panic
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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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許可 きょか
kyoka
  1. noun permission, approval, authorization, license
  2. auxillary suru verb to permit, to authorize
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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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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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切り きり
kiri
  1. noun end, finish, stop
  2. bounds, limits
  3. delivery date (of a futures contract)
  4. finale (of a noh song), end of an act (in joruri or kabuki), final performance of the day (in vaudeville)
  5. suffix counter counter for slices (esp. thick slices), counter for cuts (e.g. fish, meat)
  6. particle usually kana only, just
  7. usually kana since
  8. usually kana remaining (in a particular state)
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きり
kiri
  1. noun fog, mist
  2. spray
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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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キロ
kiro
  1. prefix kilo-, 10^3
  2. noun abbreviation kilogram, kilogramme
  3. abbreviation kilometre, kilometer
  4. prefix computer term kilo-, 2^10
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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きん
kin
  1. noun fungus
  2. germ, bacterium, bacillus
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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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金曜日 きんようび
kinyoubi
adverbial noun noun (temporal) Friday
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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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ku
  1. noun pain, anguish, suffering, distress, anxiety, worry, trouble, difficulty, hardship
  2. Buddhist term duhkha (suffering)
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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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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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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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具体 ぐたい
gutai
noun concrete, tangible, material
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下る くだる
kudaru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to descend, to go down, to come down
  2. to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.)
  3. to pass (of time)
  4. to surrender, to capitulate
  5. (often in neg. form) to be less than, to be inferior to
  6. to have the runs, to have diarrhea
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苦痛 くつう
kutsuu
na-adjective noun no-adjective pain, agony, bitterness
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ぐっすり
gussuri
adverb to-adverb onomatopia sound asleep, fast asleep
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区別 くべつ
kubetsu
noun auxillary suru verb distinction, differentiation, classification
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組み くみ
kumi
  1. noun set (of items)
  2. group (of people), class (of students), company (esp. construction), family (i.e. mafia), team
  3. typesetting, composition
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組合 くみあい
kumiai
noun association, union, guild
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酌む くむ
kumu
Godan-mu verb transitive verb to serve sake
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組む くむ
kumu
  1. Godan-mu verb to cross (legs or arms), to link (arms)
  2. to put together, to construct, to assemble, to produce (e.g. TV program)
  3. to braid, to plait
  4. to grapple, to wrestle
  5. to unite, to link up, to form an alliance
  6. to set (e.g. type)
  7. to issue (e.g. money order)
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曇り くもり
kumori
noun cloudiness, cloudy weather, shadow
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悔しい くやしい
kuyashii
adjective vexing, annoying, frustrating, regrettable, mortifying
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暗い くらい
kurai
  1. adjective usually kana dark, gloomy
  2. dark (in colour), dull
  3. depressed, dispirited
  4. sorrowful, bitter (as in a dark past)
  5. unclear, unfamiliar, unknown
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暮らし くらし
kurashi
noun noun (suffix) life, living, livelihood, life circumstances
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クラシック
kurashikku
  1. noun abbreviation classical music
  2. na-adjective classic, classical
  3. noun (the) classics
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暮らす くらす
kurasu
  1. Godan-su verb intransitive verb to live, to get along
  2. to spend (time)
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グラス
gurasu
  1. noun glass (drinking vessel)
  2. glass
  3. glasses
  4. grass
比べる くらべる
kuraberu
  1. Ichidan verb transitive verb to compare, to make a comparison
  2. to compete, to vie
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グランド
gurando
  1. noun gland
  2. grand
  3. ground (e.g. land, electrical, base material of textiles, etc.)
クリーム
kuriimu
noun cream
繰り返す くりかえす
kurikaesu
Godan-su verb transitive verb intransitive verb to repeat, to do something over again
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クリスマス
kurisumasu
noun Christmas
狂う くるう
kuruu
  1. Godan-u verb intransitive verb to go mad
  2. to get out of order, to go amiss
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グループ
guruupu
noun group (usu. of people)
苦しい くるしい
kurushii
  1. adjective painful, difficult, agonizing
  2. needy, tight (budget), straitened (circumstances)
  3. forced (smile, joke), lame (excuse), strained (interpretation)
  4. awkward (situation), painful (position)
  5. suffix adjective (after masu stem) hard to do, unpleasant
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苦しむ くるしむ
kurushimu
Godan-mu verb intransitive verb to suffer, to groan, to be worried
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暮れ くれ
kure
  1. noun (temporal) no-adjective noun (suffix) sunset, sundown, nightfall, dusk
  2. end, close
  3. year-end, end of the year
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苦労 くろう
kurou
na-adjective noun auxillary suru verb troubles, hardships
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銜える くわえる
kuwaeru
Ichidan verb transitive verb usually kana to hold in one's mouth
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詳しい くわしい
kuwashii
  1. adjective detailed, full, accurate
  2. knowing very well, well-acquainted, well-informed
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加わる くわわる
kuwawaru
  1. Godan-ru verb intransitive verb to be added to, to be appended
  2. to join in (e.g. a group of friends), to participate
  3. to increase (e.g. heat), to gain in (e.g. influence), to grow, to gather (speed)
  4. to be subject to (e.g. pressure)
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くん
kun
noun native Japanese reading (rendering) of a Chinese character
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ぐん
gun
  1. noun noun (suffix) group (of people, animals, etc.)
  2. mathematics group
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ぐん
gun
noun noun (suffix) army, force, troops
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ぐん
gun
  1. noun district, county
  2. district (of 2-20 50-home neighbourhoods or townships, in the ritsuryo period)
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