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Hi Friends 2 vocabulary

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251 entriesCreated by Ken T. — Last modified: 2015-08-08 14:53:01
お母さん 【おかあさん】mother
から① from (e.g. time, place, numerical quantity), since ② from (originator) ③ because ④ out of (constituent, part) ⑤ through (e.g. window, vestibule) ⑥ after, since (following te-form verb)
でも① but, however, still, yet, although, even though ② even, even if ③ or something
① if, when ② and ③ with ④ particle used for quoting (with speech, thoughts, etc.)
どうも① thanks ② much (thanks), very (sorry), quite (regret) ③ quite, really ④ somehow ⑤ no matter how hard one may try ⑥ greetings, hello, goodbye
はい① yes ② OK (used to get attention prior to an utterance), okay ③ giddy-up, giddap
デパートdepartment store
レストランrestaurant (esp. Western-style)
右 【みぎ】① right, right hand side ② afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing), foregoing, forgoing, above
駅 【えき】station
下 【した】① below, down, under ② bottom ③ beneath, underneath ④ just after, right after ⑤ inferiority, one's inferior (i.e. one's junior), younger (e.g. of siblings) ⑥ trade-in ⑦ preliminary, preparatory
下さい 【ください】① please give me ② (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
どうぞ① please, kindly ② by all means
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
学校 【がっこう】school
九日 【ここのか】① the ninth day of the month ② nine days
見る 【みる】① to see, to look, to watch, to view, to observe ② to look over, to look on, to assess, to examine, to judge ③ to look after, to keep an eye on, to take care of ④ to view (e.g. flowers, movie) ⑤ (usu. after the -te form of a verb) to try
五日 【いつか】① the fifth day of the month ② five days
午後 【ごご】afternoon, p.m.
午前 【ごぜん】morning, a.m.
左 【ひだり】left, left hand side
三日 【みっか】① the third day of the month ② three days
四日 【よっか】① fourth day of month ② four days
十日 【とおか】① the tenth day of the month ② ten days
出口 【でぐち】exit, gateway, way out, outlet, leak, vent
出来る 【できる】① to be able (in a position) to do, to be up to the task ② to be ready, to be completed ③ to be made, to be built ④ to be good at, to be permitted (to do) ⑤ to become intimate, to take up (with somebody) ⑥ to grow, to be raised
女 【おんな】woman
小さい 【ちいさい】small, little, tiny
上 【うえ】① above, up, over 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 suffix indicating higher social standing
上手 【じょうず】① skill, skillful, dexterity ② flattery
食べる 【たべる】to eat
男の子 【おとこのこ】boy, male child, baby boy
電話 【でんわ】telephone
二日 【ふつか】① second day of the month ② two days
入る 【はいる】① to enter ② to break into ③ to join, to enroll ④ to contain, to hold, to accommodate ⑤ to have (an income of)
白 【しろ】① white ② good guy, 'white hat'
白い 【しろい】white
八日 【ようか】① the eighth day of the month ② eight days
半 【はん】half, semi-
百 【ひゃく】100, hundred
分 【ふん】minute
木 【き】tree, wood, timber
来る 【くる】① to come (spatially or temporally), to approach, to arrive ② to come back, to do ... and come back ③ to come to be, to become, to get, to grow, to continue ④ to come from, to be caused by, to derive from ⑤ to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")
六日 【むいか】① sixth day of the month ② six days
何 【なに】① what ② how many (some counter)
何 【なん】① what ② how many (some counter)
行く 【いく】① to go ② to proceed, to take place ③ to die, to pass away ④ to continue
七日 【なのか】① the seventh day of the month ② seven days
日本 【にほん】Japan
大きい 【おおきい】big, large, great, loud
国 【くに】① country, (the) state ② region ③ home (i.e. hometown, home country)
二十日 【はつか】① twentieth (day of the month) ② twenty days
目 【め】① eye, eyeball ② eyesight ③ look ④ experience ⑤ viewpoint ⑥ ordinal number suffix ⑦ somewhat, -ish
時 【じ】① hour, o'clock ② (specified) time, when ..., during ...
① indicates location of action, at, in ② indicates time of action ③ indicates means of action, cause of effect, by ④ and then, so
年 【ねん】① year (e.g. AD) ② counter for years
いるauxillary verb for continuing action or state
一日 【ついたち】first day of the month
医者 【いしゃ】(medical) doctor, physician
家 【いえ】① house, residence, dwelling ② family, household ③ lineage, family name
回 【かい】① counter for occurrences ② counter for innings (baseball)
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.)
寒い 【さむい】① cold (e.g. weather) ② dull, uninteresting, lame
帰る 【かえる】① to return, to come home, to go home, to go back ② (of a guest, customer, etc.) to leave ③ (of a baseball player rounding the bases) to get home
起きる 【おきる】① to get up, to rise ② to wake up ③ to occur (usu. of unfavourable incidents), to happen, to take place
教室 【きょうしつ】classroom
犬 【いぬ】① dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris) ② snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.) ③ counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful
好き 【すき】liking, fondness, love
黒 【くろ】① black ② dark ③ bad guy, 'black hat'
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
私 【わたし】① I, me ② private affairs, personal matter, secrecy ③ selfishness
私たち 【わたしたち】we, us
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)
色 【いろ】① colour, color ② complexion ③ appearance, look ④ love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover ⑤ kind, type, variety
青 【あお】① blue ② green ③ green light ④ black (horse coat color) ⑤ immature, unripe, young
赤い 【あかい】① red ② Red (i.e. communist)
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
早い 【はやい】① fast, quick, hasty, brisk ② early (in the day, etc.), premature ③ (too) soon, not yet, (too) early ④ easy, simple, quick
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
鳥 【とり】① bird ② bird meat (esp. chicken meat), fowl, poultry
病院 【びょういん】hospital
勉強 【べんきょう】① study ② diligence ③ discount, reduction
料理 【りょうり】① cooking, cookery, cuisine ② dealing with something, handling, administration, management
朝ご飯 【あさごはん】breakfast
赤 【あか】① red, crimson, scarlet ② red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange) ③ red light ④ red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading), (in) the red ⑤ complete, total, perfect, obvious
屋 【や】① (something) shop ② somebody who sells (something) or works as (something) ③ somebody with a (certain) personality trait ④ house ⑤ roof
泳ぐ 【およぐ】to swim
曲がる 【まがる】① to bend, to curve, to warp, to wind, to twist ② to turn ③ to be awry, to be askew, to be crooked
戸 【と】door (esp. Japanese-style)
交番 【こうばん】① police box ② alternation, alternating (e.g. current)
公園 【こうえん】(public) park
雪 【ゆき】snow
番号 【ばんごう】number, series of digits
美味しい 【おいしい】① delicious, tasty ② nice (move in sport, trick, etc., nuance of being easy or a bit lucky), sweet
部屋 【へや】① room ② sumo stable
緑 【みどり】① green ② greenery (esp. fresh verdure)
黄色 【きいろ】yellow, amber
真っ直ぐ 【まっすぐ】① straight (ahead), direct, upright, erect ② straightforward, honest, frank
お祖父さん 【おじいさん】① grandfather ② male senior-citizen
お祖母さん 【おばあさん】① grandmother ② female senior-citizen
皆 【みんな】① all, everyone, everybody ② everything
危ない 【あぶない】① dangerous, risky, hazardous, perilous, precarious ② in danger, in jeopardy, critical, grave, at risk ③ uncertain, unreliable, insecure, unsteady, doubtful ④ close (i.e. a close call), narrow ⑤ look out!, watch out!
喫茶店 【きっさてん】coffee lounge, coffee shop, (rather formal) cafe
寝る 【ねる】① to lie down ② to go to bed, to lie in bed ③ to sleep (lying down) ④ to sleep (with someone, i.e. have intercourse) ⑤ to lie idle
掃除 【そうじ】cleaning, sweeping
帽子 【ぼうし】hat, cap
郵便局 【ゆうびんきょく】post office
冷たい 【つめたい】① cold (to the touch), chilly, icy, freezing ② coldhearted, unfeeling
可愛い 【かわいい】① cute, adorable, charming, lovely, pretty ② dear, precious, darling, pet ③ cute little, tiny
匹 【ひき】① counter for small animals ② counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size) ③ roll of cloth
ありがとうThank you
良い 【いい】① good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable ② sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer), ready, prepared ③ profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial ④ OK
貴方 【あなた】① you (referring to someone of equal or lower status) ② dear (what a wife calls a husband)
誰 【だれ】who
誕生日 【たんじょうび】birthday
弾く 【ひく】to play (piano, guitar)
なぜwhy, how
あそこ① there (place physically distant from both speaker and listener), over there, that place, yonder ② that far (something psychologically distant from both speaker and listener), that much, that point
あのthat (someone or something distant from both speaker and listener, or situation unfamiliar to both speaker and listener)
それ① that (indicating an item or person near the listener, the action of the listener, or something on their mind), it ② that time, then
とても① very, awfully, exceedingly ② (before a negative form) (not) at all, by no means, simply (cannot)
する① to do ② to cause to become, to make (into), to turn (into) ③ to serve as, to act as, to work as ④ to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.) ⑤ to judge as being, to view as being, to think of as, to treat as, to use as ⑥ to decide on, to choose ⑦ to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.) ⑧ to be (in a state, condition, etc.) ⑨ to be worth, to cost ⑩ to pass (of time), to elapse ⑪ verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs") ⑫ creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go") ⑬ to be just about to, to be just starting to, to try to, to attempt to
いつwhen, how soon
いくつ① how many? ② how old?
ここ① here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining), this place ② these last (followed by a duration noun and a past sentence: time period before the present time of the speaker) ③ these next ... (followed by a duration noun and a non past sentence: time period after the present time of the speaker), the next ...
どこ① where, what place ② how much (long, far), what extent
きれい① pretty, lovely, beautiful, fair ② clean, clear, pure, tidy, neat ③ completely, entirely
お風呂 【おふろ】bath
運転手 【うんてんしゅ】driver, chauffeur
家 【うち】① house, home (one's own) ② (one's) family, (one's) household
正月 【しょうがつ】New Year, New Year's Day, the first month, January
生きる 【いきる】to live, to exist
赤ちゃん 【あかちゃん】baby, infant
入学 【にゅうがく】entry to school or university, matriculation
真ん中 【まんなか】middle, centre, center, mid-way
歯医者 【はいしゃ】dentist
自由 【じゆう】freedom, liberty, as it pleases you
心配 【しんぱい】① worry, concern, anxiety ② care, help, aid, assistance
水泳 【すいえい】swimming
星 【ほし】① star, any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon) ② suspect (police slang)
手袋 【てぶくろ】glove, mitten, mitt
裏 【うら】① bottom (or another side that is hidden from view), undersurface, opposite side, reverse side ② rear, back, behind (the house) ③ lining, inside ④ out of sight, behind the scenes ⑤ proof ⑥ opposite (of a prediction, common sense, etc.) ⑦ inverse (of a hypothesis, etc.) ⑧ bottom (of an inning), last half (of an inning)
嬉しい 【うれしい】happy, glad, pleasant
素晴らしい 【すばらしい】wonderful, splendid, magnificent
すごい① terrible, dreadful ② amazing (e.g. of strength), great (e.g. of skills), wonderful, terrific ③ to a great extent, vast (in numbers)
金 【きん】① gold, golden (color), metaphor for (most) valuable, gold (medal, cup) ② money (written before an amount) ③ Friday ④ metal (fourth of the five elements) ⑤ Jin (dynasty of China; 1115-1234 CE) ⑥ gold general (shogi) ⑦ karat, carat
ただ今 【ただいま】① Here I am, I'm home! ② presently, right away, right now, just now
歌手 【かしゅ】singer
画家 【がか】painter, artist
強力 【きょうりょく】powerful, strong
室 【しつ】① room ② Chinese "Encampment" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
書店 【しょてん】bookshop, bookstore
丸 【まる】① circle ② full (e.g. month, day, etc.) ③ perfection, purity ④ suffix for ship names
助ける 【たすける】to help, to save, to rescue, to give relief to, to spare (life), to reinforce, to promote, to abet
選手 【せんしゅ】player (in game), team member
地球 【ちきゅう】the earth, the globe
頭 【とう】counter for large animals (e.g. head of cattle)
馬 【うま】① horse ② promoted bishop (shogi)
野球 【やきゅう】baseball
一緒に 【いっしょに】together (with), at the same time, in a lump
教師 【きょうし】teacher (classroom)
済みません 【すみません】sorry, excuse me, thank you
象 【ぞう】elephant
零時 【れいじ】12 o'clock (midnight)
猿 【さる】① monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata) ② sly person ③ sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut) ④ clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook
旗 【はた】① flag ② pataka (banner)
鬼 【おに】① ogre, demon ② spirit of a deceased person ③ ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.) ④ it (i.e. in a game of tag) ⑤ Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
虎 【とら】① tiger (feline, Panthera tigris) ② trouble
舌 【した】① tongue ② tongue-like object, clapper (of a bell), talon (of a lock)
円 【まる】① Yen, money ② circle
国立 【こくりつ】national
寺院 【じいん】temple
消防 【しょうぼう】fire fighting, fire department
竹 【たけ】① bamboo ② middle (of a three-tier ranking system)
風船 【ふうせん】balloon (esp. small, toy variety)
消防署 【しょうぼうしょ】fire station
勇ましい 【いさましい】① brave, valiant, gallant, courageous ② stirring, vigorous, rousing
どう致しまして 【どういたしまして】you are welcome, don't mention it, not at all, my pleasure
飴 【あめ】(hard) candy, toffee
鞠 【まり】ball
丘陵 【きゅうりょう】hill
誇る 【ほこる】to boast of, to be proud of
人民 【じんみん】people, public
調理 【ちょうり】cooking, food preparation
覆い 【おおい】mantle, cover, shroud, hood
サッカー① soccer ② seersucker
バス停bus stop
一月 【いちがつ】January
九月 【くがつ】September
五月 【ごがつ】May
三月 【さんがつ】March
四月 【しがつ】April
七月 【しちがつ】July
十一月 【じゅういちがつ】November
十月 【じゅうがつ】October
十二月 【じゅうにがつ】December
中国 【ちゅうごく】① China ② South-west most region of Honshu, middle of a country, the Hiroshima area
二月 【にがつ】February
八月 【はちがつ】August
友だち 【ともだち】friend, companion
六月 【ろくがつ】June
二十四日 【にじゅうよっか】twenty-fourth day of the month
① also, too, words of similar weight ② about (emphasizing an upper limit), as much as, even ③ more, further, other, again
うわあWow!, Holy smokes!, Aaargh!, O my God!
花屋 【はなや】florist
広大 【こうだい】huge, very large, vast, extensive, magnificent, grand
切り口 【きりくち】cut end, section, opening, slit
本屋 【ほんや】① bookstore, bookshop ② publisher ③ main building
万事 【ばんじ】all, everything
料理人 【りょうりにん】cook, chef
女神 【めがみ】goddess
入学式 【にゅうがくしき】school entrance ceremony
国立公園 【こくりつこうえん】a national park
一輪車 【いちりんしゃ】unicycle, monocycle, wheelbarrow
気を付けて 【きをつけて】take care, be careful
警察署 【けいさつしょ】police station
在留 【ざいりゅう】stay, remain, reside
地蔵 【じぞう】Ksitigarbha (bodhisattva who looks over children, travellers and the underworld) (travelers)
朝御飯 【あさごはん】breakfast
晩御飯 【ばんごはん】dinner, evening meal
昼御飯 【ひるごはん】lunch, midday meal
転倒 【てんとう】① falling down, tumbling, overturning, turning over ② reversing, inverting, inversion ③ getting upset
学校給食 【がっこうきゅうしょく】school lunch
どうも有難うございます 【どうもありがとうございます】thank you very much
熊 【くま】bear (animal)
獣医 【じゅうい】veterinarian
援ける 【たすける】to help, to save, to rescue, to give relief to, to spare (life), to reinforce, to promote, to abet
卓球 【たっきゅう】table tennis, ping-pong
追随 【ついずい】follow
鶴 【たず】crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis)
桃 【もも】peach, prunus persica (tree)
縄跳び 【なわとび】① skipping rope, jump rope ② skipping, rope-jumping
またagain, and, also, still (doing something)
漫才 【まんざい】comedian, comic dialogue
いい① good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable ② sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer), ready, prepared ③ profitable (e.g. deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial ④ OK
お誕生日おめでとう 【おたんじょうびおめでとう】Happy Birthday
笠 【かさ】① conical hat (East-Asian style), coolie hat ② something shaped like a conical hat, shade (of a lamp)
韓国 【かんこく】(South) Korea
黍団子 【きびだんご】millet dumplings
雀 【すずめ】① tree sparrow (Passer montanus) ② talkative person, knowledgeable person
りんご① apple ② apple tree (Malus pumila)
ぎょうざgyoza (crescent-shaped pan-fried dumplings stuffed with minced pork and vegetables)
きりん① giraffe ② qilin (Chinese unicorn) ③ Kirin (brand of beer)
爺さん 【じいさん】① grandfather (may be used after name as honorific) ② male senior-citizen (may be used after name as honorific)