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めそん一刻 [Maison Ikkoku] Vol. 1

First volume of the Maison Ikkoku manga series by Rumiko Takahashi.Strongly recommended to drill reading along with regular vocab: the manga offers practically no furigana whatsoever.

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224 entriesCreated by Dave v. U. — Last modified: 2013-10-27 13:07:09
暗い 【くらい】① dark, gloomy ② dark (in colour), dull ③ depressed, dispirited ④ sorrowful, bitter (as in a dark past) ⑤ unclear, unfamiliar, unknown
家庭 【かてい】home, family, household
荷物 【にもつ】① luggage, baggage ② burden ③ payload (of a packet, cell, etc.)
側 【がわ】① side (of something, or taking someone's side), part ② (watch) case
結構 【けっこう】① splendid, nice, wonderful, delicious, sweet ② sufficient, fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"), (by implication) no thank you ③ well enough, OK, tolerable ④ reasonably, fairly, tolerably
渡す 【わたす】① to ferry across (a river, etc.), to carry across, to traverse ② to lay across, to build across ③ to hand over, to hand in, to pass, to give, to transfer
通る 【とおる】to pass (by), to go through, to walk along, to pass exams, to attend (e.g. school)
教育 【きょういく】training, education
打つ 【うつ】① to hit (something inanimate), to strike, to beat (on something) ② to type, to tap (e.g. a key) ③ to inject ④ to indulge in gambling ⑤ to visit (on a pilgrimage)
確か 【たしか】① certain, sure, definite ② if I'm not mistaken, if I remember correctly
寄る 【よる】to visit, to drop in, to approach
原因 【げんいん】cause, origin, source
続く 【つづく】① to continue, to last, to go on ② to be unbroken ③ to occur again and again ④ to lead to, to connect to
倒れる 【たおれる】① to fall, to collapse, to drop, to fall senseless ② to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.) ③ to die ④ to go bankrupt, to be ruined, to have a bad debt ⑤ to be defeated (in a game) ⑥ to fall (of governments, dictators, etc.)
壁 【かべ】① wall, barrier ② Chinese "Wall" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
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)
冷える 【ひえる】to grow cold, to get chilly, to cool down
途中 【とちゅう】① on the way, en route ② in the middle of, midway
探す 【さがす】to search (for something desired, needed), to look for
謝る 【あやまる】to apologize, to apologise
邪魔 【じゃま】hindrance, intrusion
田舎 【いなか】① rural area, countryside, the sticks ② hometown
ご馳走 【ごちそう】① feast, treating (someone) ② to treat (someone, e.g. to a meal)
いじめるto tease, to torment, to persecute, to chastise
ぶつto hit (a person), to strike, to beat
止す 【よす】to cease, to abolish, to resign, to give up
小屋 【こや】hut, cabin, shed, (animal) pen
世間 【せけん】world, society
計る 【はかる】① to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate) ② to conjecture, to infer, to surmise
一流 【いちりゅう】first-class, top grade, school (of art), foremost, top-notch, unique
屋根 【やね】roof
記事 【きじ】article, news story, report, account
欠点 【けってん】faults, defect, weakness
決心 【けっしん】determination, resolution
決定 【けってい】decision, determination
時期 【じき】time, season, period
出身 【しゅっしん】① person's origin (town, city, country, etc.) ② institution from which one graduated ③ director in charge of employee relations
側 【そば】near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while
断る 【ことわる】① to refuse, to reject, to dismiss, to turn down, to decline ② to inform, to give notice, to tell in advance ③ to ask leave, to excuse oneself (from)
追う 【おう】① to chase, to run after, to pursue ② to follow (i.e. a set order, a trend) ③ to drive out, to oust, to expel ④ to drive (i.e. a herd) ⑤ (in passive voice) to be pressed (for time, etc.)
発表 【はっぴょう】announcement, publication
不幸 【ふこう】unhappiness, sorrow, misfortune, disaster, accident, death
満足 【まんぞく】① satisfaction ② sufficiency
完全 【かんぜん】perfection, completeness
許す 【ゆるす】① to permit, to allow, to approve ② to exempt (from fine), to excuse (from), to pardon, to forgive, to release, to let off ③ to confide in ④ to give up, to yield
恐ろしい 【おそろしい】terrible, dreadful
胸 【むね】breast, chest
迎え 【むかえ】meeting, greeting, welcome
賢い 【かしこい】wise, clever, smart
誤解 【ごかい】misunderstanding
合格 【ごうかく】success, passing (e.g. exam), eligibility
腰 【こし】① back, lower back, waist, hips, lumbar region ② body (of hair, noodle, paper, etc.), resilience, spring
際 【さい】on the occasion of, circumstances
事件 【じけん】event, affair, incident, case, plot, trouble, scandal
失う 【うしなう】to lose, to part with
祝い 【いわい】congratulation, congratulations, celebration, festival, congratulatory gift
性格 【せいかく】character, personality
責任 【せきにん】① duty, responsibility (incl. supervision of staff) ② liability, onus
孫 【まご】grandchild
損 【そん】loss, disadvantage
遅刻 【ちこく】lateness, late coming
悩む 【なやむ】to be worried, to be troubled
貧しい 【まずしい】poor, needy
凍る 【こおる】to freeze, to be frozen over, to congeal
捜す 【さがす】to search (for something lost), to seek (a suspect in a crime)
意志 【いし】will, volition, intention, intent, determination
隠す 【かくす】to hide, to conceal
影響 【えいきょう】influence, effect
価値 【かち】value, worth, merit
歓迎 【かんげい】welcome, reception
環境 【かんきょう】environment, circumstance
契約 【けいやく】contract, compact, agreement
惨め 【みじめ】miserable, wretched, unhappy, sad, pitiable
就職 【しゅうしょく】finding employment, inauguration
障害 【しょうがい】① obstacle, impediment, hindrance, difficulty, barrier ② handicap, impairment, disability, disorder, malfunction
冗談 【じょうだん】jest, joke
真剣 【しんけん】① seriousness, earnestness ② real sword (as opposed to unsharpened or wooden practice weapon) (practise)
整理 【せいり】sorting, arrangement, organization, putting in order, adjustment, regulation, liquidation
徹底 【てってい】thoroughness, completeness, consistency
秘密 【ひみつ】secret, secrecy
無視 【むし】disregard, ignore
迷惑 【めいわく】trouble, bother, annoyance
裸 【はだか】naked, nude, bare
敵 【てき】① opponent, rival, adversary ② menace, danger, threat, enemy
刺激 【しげき】stimulus, impetus, incentive, encouragement, motivation, provocation
噂 【うわさ】rumour, rumor, report, hearsay, gossip, common talk
近頃 【ちかごろ】lately, recently, nowadays
せっかくwith trouble, at great pains, long-awaited
せめてat least, at most
使い 【つかい】errand, message, messenger, bearer, use, usage, trainer, tamer, mission, familiar spirit, going as envoy
青少年 【せいしょうねん】youth, young person
受験 【じゅけん】taking an examination
放る 【ほうる】① to let go, to abandon, to leave undone ② to throw, to toss, to fling
量る 【はかる】① to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate) ② to conjecture, to infer, to surmise
改めて 【あらためて】another time, again, over again, anew, formally
拝見 【はいけん】seeing, look at
測る 【はかる】① to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate) ② to conjecture, to infer, to surmise
仮定 【かてい】assumption, supposition, hypothesis
厳重 【げんじゅう】strict, rigour, rigor, severe, firm, strong, secure
純粋 【じゅんすい】pure, true, genuine, unmixed
鐘 【かね】bell (often a large hanging bell), chime
寸法 【すんぽう】measurement, size, extent, dimension
堪える 【こらえる】① to bear, to stand, to endure, to put up with ② to support, to withstand, to resist, to brave ③ to be fit for, to be equal to
あくまでto the end, to the bitter end, to the last, stubbornly, persistently, to the utmost
姪 【めい】niece
ひとまずfor the present, once, in outline
際 【きわ】① edge, brink, verge, side ② time, moment of
仕掛け 【しかけ】device, contrivance, trick, mechanism, gadget, (small) scale, half finished, commencement, set up, challenge, attack
お供 【おとも】attendant, companion
耐える 【たえる】① to bear, to stand, to endure, to put up with ② to support, to withstand, to resist, to brave ③ to be fit for, to be equal to
堪える 【たえる】① to bear, to stand, to endure, to put up with ② to support, to withstand, to resist, to brave ③ to be fit for, to be equal to
拒絶 【きょぜつ】refusal, rejection
行為 【こうい】act, deed, conduct
催す 【もよおす】① to hold (a meeting), to give (a dinner), to show signs of ② to feel (sensation, emotion, etc.)
察する 【さっする】① to guess, to sense, to presume, to judge ② to sympathize with, to sympathise with
手遅れ 【ておくれ】① being (too) late ② belated treatment
傷付ける 【きずつける】① to wound, to injure ② to hurt someone's feelings (pride, etc.) ③ to damage, to chip, to scratch
勝手 【かって】① one's own convenience, one's way ② convenience or ease of use, knowledge of how to use ③ circumstances, situation (e.g. financial), environment ④ kitchen ⑤ arbitrary
証人 【しょうにん】witness
情け 【なさけ】① pity, sympathy, compassion ② affection
真心 【まごころ】sincerity, devotion
損失 【そんしつ】loss (e.g. assets or profits)
恥 【はじ】shame, embarrassment
天井 【てんじょう】ceiling, ceiling price
逃げ出す 【にげだす】to run away, to escape from
動揺 【どうよう】disturbance, unrest, shaking, trembling, pitching, rolling, oscillation, agitation, excitement, commotion
同情 【どうじょう】sympathy, compassion, sympathize, sympathise, pity, feel for
特技 【とくぎ】special skill
抜かす 【ぬかす】① to omit, to leave out ② to say, to speak
票 【ひょう】label, ballot, ticket, sign
漏る 【もる】to leak, to run out
敵 【かたき】① rival, opponent, adversary ② foe, enemy
産む 【うむ】to give birth, to deliver, to produce
完ぺき 【かんぺき】perfect, complete, flawless
完璧 【かんぺき】perfect, complete, flawless
よっぽど① very, greatly, much, to a large extent, quite ② just about to
よほど① very, greatly, much, to a large extent, quite ② just about to
すかっと① refreshed, clear ② to feel refreshed
生む 【うむ】to give birth, to deliver, to produce
ひとまずfor the present, once, in outline
ひとまずfor the present, once, in outline
安全パイ① mahjong tile that may be discarded without risking benefiting an opponent ② no-risk choice, easily handled person
悪質 【あくしつ】bad quality, malignancy, vicious, malignant
住人 【じゅうにん】dweller, inhabitant, resident
みじめmiserable, wretched, unhappy, sad, pitiable
っ放し 【っぱなし】keep -ing, have been -ing, to leave
暗やみ 【くらやみ】darkness, the dark
側 【そく】① near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while ② third person
側 【はた】① near, close, beside, vicinity, proximity, besides, while ② third person
断わる 【ことわる】① to refuse, to reject, to dismiss, to turn down, to decline ② to inform, to give notice, to tell in advance ③ to ask leave, to excuse oneself (from)
本命 【ほんめい】① favorite, favourite, sure thing, likely winner, certainty ② one's heart's desire
側 【わき】① side, aside ② armpit ③ back-burner
落着く 【おちつく】to calm down, to settle down, to be steady, to settle in, to take up one's residence, to harmonize with, to harmonise with, to match, to restore presence of mind
落ちつく 【おちつく】to calm down, to settle down, to be steady, to settle in, to take up one's residence, to harmonize with, to harmonise with, to match, to restore presence of mind
側 【かたわら】① side, edge, beside, besides, nearby ② while (doing)
確 【たしか】① certain, sure, definite ② if I'm not mistaken, if I remember correctly
後ろ暗い 【うしろぐらい】shady, back or underhanded
受験生 【じゅけんせい】student preparing for or taking examinations
確 【かく】certain, definite
不幸中の幸い 【ふこうちゅうのさいわい】small mercy (from some misfortune), silver lining of a dark cloud, consolation in sadness, blessing in disguise
一晩 【ひとばん】one evening, all night, overnight
ひと晩 【ひとばん】one evening, all night, overnight
果てしない 【はてしない】endless, boundless, everlasting
改築 【かいちく】structural alteration of building, reconstruction
皆無 【かいむ】nothing
居候 【いそうろう】lodger who pays nothing for room and board, freeloader, sponger
最悪 【さいあく】the worst
妻子 【さいし】wife and children
初日 【しょにち】first or opening day
将来性 【しょうらいせい】future prospects, promise
心境 【しんきょう】mental state
真っ最中 【まっさいちゅう】midst, middle of, height of
真最中 【まっさいちゅう】midst, middle of, height of
前触れ 【まえぶれ】previous notice, herald, harbinger, portent
息抜き 【いきぬき】taking a breather, relaxation, vent hole
退散 【たいさん】(intr.) disperse, break up
追い込み 【おいこみ】① final stage, last spurt ② live printing area (in publishing)
盗み 【ぬすみ】stealing
突入 【とつにゅう】rushing, breaking into
不合格 【ふごうかく】(examination) failure, rejection, disqualification
報いる 【むくいる】to reward, to recompense, to repay
裏切り 【うらぎり】treachery, betrayal, perfidy
論外 【ろんがい】out of the question
値上げ 【ねあげ】price hike, mark-up
値上 【ねあげ】price hike, mark-up
人並み 【ひとなみ】being average (capacity, looks, standard of living), ordinary
よっぽど① very, greatly, much, to a large extent, quite ② just about to
寝ぼける 【ねぼける】to be half asleep, to be still only half awake
悪酔い 【わるよい】drunken frenzy, drunken sickness
雨漏り 【あまもり】roof leak
縁起 【えんぎ】① omen ② origin, causation
赦す 【ゆるす】① to permit, to allow, to approve ② to exempt (from fine), to excuse (from), to pardon, to forgive, to release, to let off ③ to confide in ④ to give up, to yield
聴す 【ゆるす】① to permit, to allow, to approve ② to exempt (from fine), to excuse (from), to pardon, to forgive, to release, to let off ③ to confide in ④ to give up, to yield
拳骨 【げんこつ】fist
見張る 【みはる】to watch, to (stand) guard, to look out, to open one's eyes wide
克明 【こくめい】detailed, elaborate, faithfulness, diligence, conscientiousness
沙汰 【さた】① affair, state, incident, issue, matter ② verdict, sentence ③ directions, orders, command, instructions ④ notice, information, communication, news, message, tidings, update
遣い 【つかい】errand, message, messenger, bearer, use, usage, trainer, tamer, mission, familiar spirit, going as envoy
うしなうto lose, to part with
傷む 【いたむ】to be damaged, to go bad
傷つける 【きずつける】① to wound, to injure ② to hurt someone's feelings (pride, etc.) ③ to damage, to chip, to scratch
障害物 【しょうがいぶつ】obstacle
心遣い 【こころづかい】solicitude, sympathy, anxiety, regard for, consideration (for others), watchfulness, care
辱 【じょく】shame, embarrassment
伏せる 【ふせる】to lay something upside down, to turn something over, to cover, to lay (pipes), to lay (an ambush), to hide
鳴り響く 【なりひびく】① to reverberate, to resound, to echo ② to have one's fame spread, to be renowned
飼い犬 【かいいぬ】pet dog
御馳走 【ごちそう】① feast, treating (someone) ② to treat (someone, e.g. to a meal)
胡麻磨り 【ごますり】sycophant, apple-polisher, flatterer, brown-noser
仕掛 【しかけ】device, contrivance, trick, mechanism, gadget, (small) scale, half finished, commencement, set up, challenge, attack
抜け穴 【ぬけあな】loophole
記憶力 【きおくりょく】memory
頼り甲斐 【たよりがい】reliability, trustworthiness, dependability
暗闇 【くらやみ】darkness, the dark
俄に 【にわかに】suddenly
怺える 【こらえる】① to bear, to stand, to endure, to put up with ② to support, to withstand, to resist, to brave ③ to be fit for, to be equal to
斃れる 【たおれる】① to fall, to collapse, to drop, to fall senseless ② to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.) ③ to die ④ to go bankrupt, to be ruined, to have a bad debt ⑤ to be defeated (in a game) ⑥ to fall (of governments, dictators, etc.)
殪れる 【たおれる】① to fall, to collapse, to drop, to fall senseless ② to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.) ③ to die ④ to go bankrupt, to be ruined, to have a bad debt ⑤ to be defeated (in a game) ⑥ to fall (of governments, dictators, etc.)
馴染み 【なじみ】intimacy, friendship, familiarity
抛る 【ほうる】① to let go, to abandon, to leave undone ② to throw, to toss, to fling
あくまでto the end, to the bitter end, to the last, stubbornly, persistently, to the utmost
刺戟 【しげき】stimulus, impetus, incentive, encouragement, motivation, provocation
慥か 【たしか】① certain, sure, definite ② if I'm not mistaken, if I remember correctly