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Genki 2 Kanji Vocabulary

All kanji vocabulary from Genki 2


251 entriesCreated by #45041 — Last modified: 2013-01-05 11:54:02
安い 【やすい】① cheap, inexpensive ② calm, peaceful, quiet
駅 【えき】station
花 【はな】① flower, blossom, bloom, petal ② blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), cherry blossom ③ ikebana ④ Japanese playing cards ⑤ beauty ⑥ (the) best
空 【そら】sky, the heavens
週間 【しゅうかん】week, weekly
先週 【せんしゅう】last week, the week before
足 【あし】① foot ② leg ③ gait ④ pace
毎週 【まいしゅう】every week
魚 【さかな】fish
店 【みせ】store, shop, establishment
目 【め】① eye, eyeball ② eyesight ③ look ④ experience ⑤ viewpoint ⑥ ordinal number suffix ⑦ somewhat, -ish
お茶 【おちゃ】① tea (usu. green) ② tea break (at work) ③ tea ceremony
悪い 【わるい】① bad, poor, inferior ② evil, sinful ③ unprofitable, unbeneficial ④ at fault, to blame, in the wrong ⑤ sorry
意味 【いみ】meaning, significance
医者 【いしゃ】(medical) doctor, physician
映画館 【えいがかん】movie theatre (theater), cinema
英語 【えいご】English (language)
音楽 【おんがく】music, musical movement
夏 【なつ】summer
家族 【かぞく】family, members of a family
海 【うみ】sea, beach
開ける 【あける】① to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package) ② to open (for business, etc.)
楽しい 【たのしい】enjoyable, fun
漢字 【かんじ】Chinese characters, kanji
顔 【かお】face (person)
牛肉 【ぎゅうにく】beef
去年 【きょねん】last year
教える 【おしえる】to teach, to inform, to instruct
教室 【きょうしつ】classroom
銀行 【ぎんこう】bank
兄 【あに】older brother
兄弟 【きょうだい】siblings, brothers and sisters
建物 【たてもの】building
犬 【いぬ】① dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris) ② snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.) ③ counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful
ご主人 【ごしゅじん】your husband, her husband
ご飯 【ごはん】① cooked rice ② meal
広い 【ひろい】spacious, vast, wide
考える 【かんがえる】to consider, to think about
黒い 【くろい】① black ② dark ③ illicit, wicked, underground
始まる 【はじまる】to begin
姉 【あね】older sister, elder sister
止まる 【とまる】① to stop, to halt ② to remain, to abide, to stay (in the one place) ③ to come to a halt ④ to be limited to
死ぬ 【しぬ】to die
自転車 【じてんしゃ】bicycle
質問 【しつもん】question, inquiry, enquiry
写真 【しゃしん】① photograph, photo ② movie
借りる 【かりる】① to borrow, to have a loan ② to rent, to hire
秋 【あき】autumn, fall
習う 【ならう】to learn
重い 【おもい】① heavy, massive ② serious, important, severe, oppressed
春 【はる】① spring, springtime ② new year ③ prime (of one's life, etc.) ④ adolescence, puberty ⑤ sexuality
乗る 【のる】① to get on, to ride in, to board, to mount, to get up on ② to spread (paints), to be taken in ③ to share in, to join, to feel like doing, to be mentioned in, to be in harmony with ④ to appear (in print), to be recorded, to be found in (a dictionary)
食べ物 【たべもの】food
食堂 【しょくどう】① dining room, dining hall, cafeteria, messroom ② restaurant, eatery, snack bar, diner
図書館 【としょかん】library
声 【こえ】voice
切る 【きる】① to cut (usu. to cut through) ② to sever (connections, ties) ③ to turn off (i.e. the light) ④ to terminate (i.e. a conversation), to hang up (the phone), to disconnect ⑤ to punch (a ticket), to tear off (a stub) ⑥ to open (something sealed) ⑦ to start ⑧ to set (a limit) ⑨ to reduce, to decrease, to discount ⑩ to shake off (water, etc.), to let drip-dry (or drain) ⑪ to cross ⑫ to do (something noticeable) ⑬ to turn (a vehicle) ⑭ to cut (the ball) ⑮ to shuffle (cards) ⑯ to trump ⑰ (in Go) to isolate (an opponent's stone) ⑱ (after the -masu stem of a verb) to finish, to complete
走る 【はしる】① to run ② to travel (movement of vehicles) ③ to hurry to ④ to retreat (from battle), to take flight ⑤ to run away from home ⑥ to elope ⑦ to tend heavily toward
多い 【おおい】many, numerous
体 【からだ】① body ② health
待つ 【まつ】① to wait ② to await, to look forward to, to anticipate ③ (usu. in negative form) to depend on, to need
貸す 【かす】① to lend, to loan ② to rent out, to hire out
台所 【だいどころ】kitchen
大切 【たいせつ】important, valuable, worthy of care
地図 【ちず】map
着く 【つく】① to arrive at, to reach ② to sit on, to sit at (e.g. the table)
着る 【きる】① to wear (in modern Japanese, from the shoulders down), to put on ② to bear (guilt, etc.)
昼 【ひる】① noon, midday ② daytime ③ lunch
朝 【あさ】morning
鳥 【とり】① bird ② bird meat (esp. chicken meat), fowl, poultry
冬 【ふゆ】winter
答える 【こたえる】to answer, to reply
動物 【どうぶつ】animal
同じ 【おなじ】① same, identical, equal, uniform, equivalent, similar, common (origin), changeless, alike ② (usu. part of a 'nara' conditional) anyway, anyhow, in either case
肉 【にく】① flesh ② meat ③ the physical body (as opposed to the spirit) ④ thickness ⑤ ink pad
風 【かぜ】wind, breeze
服 【ふく】① clothes (esp. Western clothes) ② counter for doses of medicine, gulps of tea, drags of a cigarette, etc.
物 【もの】① thing, object ② the natural thing, a frequently done thing ③ used to express emotional involvement ④ used in giving a reason
歩く 【あるく】to walk
妹 【いもうと】younger sister
問題 【もんだい】problem, question
夕方 【ゆうがた】evening
洋服 【ようふく】Western-style clothes (cf traditional Japanese clothes)
料理 【りょうり】① cooking, cookery, cuisine ② dealing with something, handling, administration, management
開く 【あく】① to open (e.g. doors) ② to open (e.g. business, etc.)
買い物 【かいもの】shopping, purchased goods
飲み物 【のみもの】drink, beverage
昼ご飯 【ひるごはん】lunch, midday meal
一番 【いちばん】① best, first, number one ② game, round, bout, fall, event (in a meet)
横 【よこ】① horizontal (as opposed to vertical), lying down ② side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back), width, breadth ③ side (of a box, etc.) ④ beside, aside, next to ⑤ unconnected
皿 【さら】① plate, dish, platter, disc ② serving, helping, course ③ kanji radical 108 (at the bottom)
宿題 【しゅくだい】homework
全部 【ぜんぶ】all, entire, whole, altogether
地下鉄 【ちかてつ】underground train, subway
部屋 【へや】① room ② sumo stable
留学生 【りゅうがくせい】overseas student, exchange student
練習 【れんしゅう】practice, practise
弟 【おとうと】younger brother
両親 【りょうしん】parents, both parents
本当に 【ほんとうに】really, truly
違う 【ちがう】① to differ (from), to vary ② to not be in the usual condition ③ to not match the correct (answer, etc.) ④ to be different from promised
結婚 【けっこん】marriage
歳 【さい】① -years-old ② ability, gift, talent, aptitude, genius
子供 【こども】child, children
若い 【わかい】young
授業 【じゅぎょう】lesson, class work
初めて 【はじめて】① for the first time ② only after ... is it ..., only when ... do you ...
大変 【たいへん】① very, greatly ② immense, enormous, great ③ serious, grave, dreadful, terrible ④ difficult, hard
遅い 【おそい】① slow ② late (e.g. "late at night") ③ too late
痛い 【いたい】① painful, sore ② exceeding
彼 【かれ】① he, him ② boyfriend
彼女 【かのじょ】① she, her ② girl friend, girlfriend, sweetheart
忘れる 【わすれる】to forget, to leave carelessly, to be forgetful of, to forget about, to forget (an article)
以外 【いがい】with the exception of, excepting
意見 【いけん】opinion, view
運ぶ 【はこぶ】① to carry, to transport, to move, to convey ② to come, to go ③ to wield (a tool, etc.), to use ④ to go (well, etc.), to proceed, to progress
運転 【うんてん】operation, motion, driving
運動 【うんどう】motion, exercise
急ぐ 【いそぐ】to hurry, to rush, to hasten, to make something happen sooner
急行 【きゅうこう】① moving at high speed ② express (e.g. train that bypasses many stations)
教会 【きょうかい】church
空気 【くうき】air, atmosphere
建てる 【たてる】to build, to construct
研究 【けんきゅう】study, research, investigation
始める 【はじめる】① to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate ② to open (e.g. a store), to start up, to establish (business. etc.) ③ to start (doing something), to begin to ...
試験 【しけん】examination, test, study, trial, experiment
試合 【しあい】match, game, bout, contest
時代 【じだい】① period, epoch, era, age ② the times, those days ③ oldness, ancientness, antiquity ④ antique, period piece
社会 【しゃかい】society, public
集める 【あつめる】to collect, to assemble, to gather
小説 【しょうせつ】novel, (short) story
場合 【ばあい】case, situation
心 【こころ】① mind, heart, spirit ② the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.)
親切 【しんせつ】kindness, gentleness
世界 【せかい】the world, society, the universe
世話 【せわ】looking after, help, aid, assistance
説明 【せつめい】explanation, exposition
送る 【おくる】① to send (a thing), to dispatch, to despatch ② to take or escort (a person somewhere), to see off (a person) ③ to bid farewell (to the departed), to bury ④ to spend (time), to live one's life ⑤ to pass (down the line) ⑥ to affix okurigana
地理 【ちり】geography
着物 【きもの】① clothing, clothes ② kimono (or other trad. Japanese clothing)
注意 【ちゅうい】caution, being careful, attention (heed), warning, advice
通う 【かよう】① to go back and forth, to ply between ② to commute, to attend (school, church, etc.)
通る 【とおる】to pass (by), to go through, to walk along, to pass exams, to attend (e.g. school)
答え 【こたえ】response, reply, answer, solution
特に 【とくに】particularly, especially
発音 【はつおん】pronunciation
不便 【ふべん】inconvenience, inexpediency, unhandiness
味 【あじ】① flavor, flavour, taste ② charm, style ③ experience ④ smart, clever, witty, strange
用意 【ようい】preparation
用事 【ようじ】tasks, things to do, errand, business (to take care of), affairs, engagement
旅館 【りょかん】Japanese hotel, inn, ryokan
音 【おと】① sound, noise, report ② note (music) ③ fame
工場 【こうじょう】factory, plant, mill, workshop
台風 【たいふう】typhoon, hurricane
真ん中 【まんなか】middle, centre, center, mid-way
安全 【あんぜん】① safety ② security
空港 【くうこう】airport
港 【みなと】harbour, harbor, port
寺 【てら】temple (Buddhist)
心配 【しんぱい】① worry, concern, anxiety ② care, help, aid, assistance
生活 【せいかつ】living, life (one's daily existence), livelihood
調べる 【しらべる】to examine, to investigate, to check up, to sense, to study, to inquire, to search
日記 【にっき】diary, journal
反対 【はんたい】opposition, resistance, antagonism, hostility, contrast, objection, dissension, reverse, opposite, vice versa
悲しい 【かなしい】sad, sorrowful
文化 【ぶんか】① culture, civilization, civilisation ② Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
無理 【むり】unreasonable, impossible, overdoing
様 【さま】① Mr, Mrs or Ms ② used (gen. in fixed expressions) to make words more polite ③ manner, kind, appearance
留守 【るす】① absence, being away from home ② house-sitting, house-sitter ③ being left unattended to (of one's studies, etc.), neglecting
両方 【りょうほう】both sides, both parties
案内 【あんない】① information, guidance, leading ② to guide, to show (around), to conduct
間違える 【まちがえる】① to make a mistake (in), to commit an error (e.g. in calculation) ② to confuse, to mistake something for something else
経験 【けいけん】experience
最近 【さいきん】latest, most recent, nowadays
最初 【さいしょ】beginning, outset, first, onset
笑う 【わらう】① to laugh ② to smile ③ to sneer, to ridicule
続ける 【つづける】to continue, to keep up, to keep on
卒業 【そつぎょう】graduation, completion (e.g. of a course)
怒る 【おこる】① to get angry, to get mad ② to tell someone off, to scold ③ to be angular, to be square
比べる 【くらべる】① to compare, to make a comparison ② to compete, to vie
払う 【はらう】① to pay ② to brush, to wipe
変 【へん】① strange, odd, peculiar, weird, curious, queer, eccentric, funny, suspicious, fishy ② unexpected ③ change ④ incident, disturbance, disaster, accident ⑤ flat (music)
遅れる 【おくれる】to be late, to be delayed, to fall behind schedule, to be overdue
海外 【かいがい】foreign, abroad, overseas
楽 【らく】comfort, ease
去る 【さる】① to leave, to go away ② to pass, to elapse ③ to be distant ④ to send away, to drive off, to divorce ⑤ (after a -masu stem, esp. of a suru verb) ... completely ⑥ last ... (e.g. "last April")
広場 【ひろば】plaza
作品 【さくひん】work (e.g. book, film, composition, etc.), opus, performance, production
主に 【おもに】mainly, primarily
手品 【てじな】sleight of hand, conjuring trick, magic, juggling
台 【だい】① stand, rack, table ② support ③ belt ④ counter for machines, incl. vehicles ⑤ setting (e.g. in jewellery)
地下 【ちか】① basement, cellar, underground place ② underground, below ground ③ secret, under cover
注文 【ちゅうもん】order, request
特急 【とっきゅう】① limited express (train, faster than an express) ② great hurry
不安 【ふあん】anxiety, uneasiness, insecurity, suspense
父親 【ちちおや】father
分野 【ぶんや】field, sphere, realm, division, branch
文字 【もじ】① letter (of alphabet), character ② literal
味方 【みかた】friend, ally, supporter
建つ 【たつ】to be erected, to be built
回転 【かいてん】rotation (usu. around something), revolution, turning
活動 【かつどう】action, activity
感情 【かんじょう】emotion, feeling, feelings, sentiment
感動 【かんどう】being deeply moved emotionally, excitement, passion, deep emotion, impression
教科書 【きょうかしょ】textbook, text book
相手 【あいて】① companion, partner, company ② other party, addressee ③ opponent (sports, etc.)
当たる 【あたる】① to be hit, to strike ② to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed ③ to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to ④ to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.) ⑤ to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win ⑥ to be successful, to go well, to be a hit ⑦ to face, to confront ⑧ to lie (in the direction of) ⑨ to undertake, to be assigned ⑩ to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted ⑪ to be called upon (by the teacher) ⑫ to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at ⑬ to be unnecessary ⑭ (in baseball) to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak ⑮ (in fishing) to feel a bite ⑯ (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil ⑰ to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison) ⑱ to shave
当時 【とうじ】at that time, in those days
配る 【くばる】to distribute, to deliver, to deal (cards)
発表 【はっぴょう】announcement, publication
表情 【ひょうじょう】facial expression
不幸 【ふこう】unhappiness, sorrow, misfortune, disaster, accident, death
目的 【もくてき】purpose, goal, aim, objective, intention
留学 【りゅうがく】studying abroad (usu. at university level)
幸せ 【しあわせ】happiness, good fortune, luck, blessing
残す 【のこす】to leave (behind, over), to bequeath, to save, to reserve
散歩 【さんぽ】walk, stroll
週末 【しゅうまつ】weekend
信じる 【しんじる】to believe, to believe in, to place trust in, to confide in, to have faith in
調査 【ちょうさ】investigation, examination, inquiry, enquiry, survey
変化 【へんか】① change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis ② variety, diversity ③ inflection, declension, conjugation ④ sidestepping (sumo)
結果 【けっか】① result, consequence, outcome, effect ② coming to fruition, bearing fruit
急に 【きゅうに】① swiftly, rapidly ② suddenly, abruptly, immediately
和服 【わふく】Japanese clothes
昼寝 【ひるね】nap (afternoon), siesta
工学 【こうがく】engineering
試みる 【こころみる】to try, to test
新婚 【しんこん】newly-wed
世代 【せだい】generation, the world, the age
駅員 【えきいん】station attendant
空手 【からて】① karate ② empty handed
真夜中 【まよなか】dead of night, midnight
東京 【とうきょう】Tokyo (current capital of Japan)
読み方 【よみかた】way of reading, how to read
日本海 【にほんかい】Sea of Japan
本屋 【ほんや】① bookstore, bookshop ② publisher ③ main building
洋食 【ようしょく】Western-style meal
力仕事 【ちからしごと】physical work, manual labour (labor)
終る 【おわる】to finish, to end, to close
気分が悪い 【きぶんがわるい】feel sick, feel unwell
お守り 【おまもり】charm, amulet
一回 【いっかい】once, one time, one round, one game, one bout, one heat, one inning
残業 【ざんぎょう】overtime (work)
留守番電話 【るすばんでんわ】answering machine, answer phone
一枚 【いちまい】one thin flat object, one sheet
最悪 【さいあく】the worst
自信 【じしん】self-confidence
若者 【わかもの】young man, youth, lad
乗り遅れる 【のりおくれる】to miss (train, bus, etc.)
卒業式 【そつぎょうしき】graduation ceremony, graduation exercises
絶対に 【ぜったいに】absolutely, unconditionally