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Vocab from the NANA manga, volumes 1 - 16.

1770 entriesCreated by #48495 — Last modified: 2015-03-10 13:35:35
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
上手 【じょうず】① skill, skillful, dexterity ② flattery
会う 【あう】① to meet, to encounter ② to have an accident, to have a bad experience
軽い 【かるい】① light (i.e. not heavy), feeling light (i.e. offering little resistance, moving easily) ② light (i.e. of foot), nimble, agile ③ non-serious, minor, unimportant, trivial ④ slight, small, gentle, soft ⑤ easy, simple ⑥ indiscriminate
大勢 【おおぜい】many, crowd, great number of people
一昨日 【おととい】day before yesterday
磨く 【みがく】① to polish, to shine, to brush (e.g. teeth) ② to refine, to improve
卵 【たまご】① eggs, egg, spawn, roe ② hen egg ③ (an expert) in the making
椅子 【いす】① chair ② post, office, position
撮る 【とる】to take (a photo), to make (a film)
賑やか 【にぎやか】bustling, busy
殆ど 【ほとんど】mostly, almost
どれ① which (of three or more) ② whichever, any ③ well, now, let me see
まだ① as yet, hitherto, still ② not yet (with negative verb)
すっかりall, completely, thoroughly
上がる 【あがる】① to rise, to go up, to come up, to ascend, to be raised ② to enter (esp. from outdoors), to come in, to go in ③ to enter (a school), to advance to the next grade ④ to get out (of water), to come ashore ⑤ to increase ⑥ to improve, to make progress ⑦ to be promoted, to advance ⑧ to be made (of profit, etc.) ⑨ to occur (esp. of a favourable result) ⑩ to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.) ⑪ to be finished, to be done, to be over ⑫ (of rain) to stop, to lift ⑬ to stop (working properly), to cut out, to give out, to die ⑭ to win (in a card game, etc.) ⑮ to be arrested ⑯ to turn up (of evidence, etc.) ⑰ to be deep fried ⑱ to be spoken loudly ⑲ to get stage fright ⑳ to be offered (to the gods, etc.) ○ to go, to visit ○ to eat, to drink ○ to be listed (as a candidate) ○ to serve (in one's master's home) ○ (in Kyoto) to go north ○ (after the -masu stem of a verb) indicates completion
会場 【かいじょう】assembly hall, meeting place, the grounds
試合 【しあい】match, game, bout, contest
十分 【じゅうぶん】① plenty, enough, sufficient, satisfactory, adequate ② division into ten ③ perfectly, thoroughly, fully, in full
西洋 【せいよう】the west, Western countries
通う 【かよう】① to go back and forth, to ply between ② to commute, to attend (school, church, etc.)
都合 【つごう】circumstances, condition, convenience
不便 【ふべん】inconvenience, inexpediency, unhandiness
首 【くび】① neck ② head ③ unemployed person
近所 【きんじょ】neighbourhood, neighborhood
細かい 【こまかい】① small ② fine, minute ③ minor, trivial ④ sensitive, attentive
焼く 【やく】① to bake, to grill ② to develop (photos) ③ to suntan ④ to burn (in flames, down, CD, DVD, etc.), to scorch ⑤ to be jealous, to be envious
深い 【ふかい】deep, profound, thick, close
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)
倍 【ばい】① twice, double ② times, -fold
理由 【りゆう】reason, pretext, motive
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
落とす 【おとす】① to drop, to lose, to let fall ② to clean off (dirt, makeup, paint, etc.), to remove (e.g. stains) ③ to download
祈る 【いのる】to pray, to wish
規則 【きそく】rules, regulations, conventions
事務所 【じむしょ】office
祖母 【そぼ】grandmother
複雑 【ふくざつ】complex, complicated
暮れる 【くれる】to get dark, to end, to come to an end, to close, to run out
腕 【うで】① arm ② skill
挨拶 【あいさつ】① greeting, greetings, salutation, salute ② speech (congratulatory or appreciative), address ③ reply, response ④ a fine thing to say (used as part of a sarcastic response to a rude remark) ⑤ (orig. meaning) dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment)
噛む 【かむ】① to bite, to chew, to gnaw ② to fumble or falter with one's words
看護婦 【かんごふ】(female) nurse
講義 【こうぎ】lecture
邪魔 【じゃま】hindrance, intrusion
飾る 【かざる】to decorate, to ornament, to adorn
騒ぐ 【さわぐ】① to make noise, to make racket, to be noisy ② to rustle, to swoosh ③ to make merry ④ to clamor, to clamour, to make a fuss, to kick up a fuss ⑤ to lose one's cool, to panic, to act flustered ⑥ to feel tense, to be uneasy, to be excited
暖房 【だんぼう】heating
注射 【ちゅうしゃ】injection
揺れる 【ゆれる】to shake, to sway
我々 【われわれ】we
訳 【やく】translation, version (e.g. "English version")
いじめるto tease, to torment, to persecute, to chastise
なるべくas much as possible, wherever practicable
ぶつto hit (a person), to strike, to beat
とうとうfinally, at last, reaching a head
わけconclusion from reasoning, judgement or calculation based on something read or heard, reason, cause, meaning, circumstances, situation
まま① as it is, as one likes, because, as ② condition, state
たまにoccasionally, once in a while
うっかりcarelessly, thoughtlessly, inadvertently
ぐっすりsound asleep, fast asleep
こっそりstealthily, secretly
さっぱり① feeling refreshed, feeling relieved ② neat, trimmed ③ plain, simple ④ completely, entirely ⑤ not in the least (in sentence with negative verb), not at all ⑥ completely ignorant, not doing at all
しつこいinsistent, obstinate
そっくりall, altogether, entirely, just like, the spitting image of
そっとsoftly, gently, quietly, secretly
だらけ① implying (negatively) that something is full of (e.g. mistakes) ② covered all over (e.g. with blood)
どうせanyhow, in any case, at any rate, after all, at best, at most, at all
ぶつぶつ① grunt, grumble, complaint, mutter ② pimples, spots, eruption, rash ③ cutting into small pieces ④ simmering
ぼんやりabsent-minded, blockhead, dim, faint, vague
半ば 【なかば】middle, half, semi, halfway, partly
見つめる 【みつめる】to stare at, to gaze at, to look hard at, to watch intently, to fix one's eyes on
生き生き 【いきいき】vividly, lively
ばったりwith a clash (thud), with a bang, plump, flop, suddenly, abruptly, unexpectedly
以前 【いぜん】ago, since, before, previous
一方 【いっぽう】① 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 on the one hand, on the other hand ③ whereas, although, but at the same time, meanwhile, in turn ④ (after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb) just keeps, being inclined to ..., tending to be ..., tending to do ..., continuously ..., just keeps on ...ing, only
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")
手品 【てじな】sleight of hand, conjuring trick, magic, juggling
重大 【じゅうだい】serious, important, significant, grave, weighty
世の中 【よのなか】society, the world, the times
世間 【せけん】world, society
切れる 【きれる】① to cut well, to be sharp ② to break (off), to snap, to wear out ③ to be injured ④ to burst, to collapse ⑤ to be disconnected, to be out of, to expire, to sever (connections) with ⑥ to be shrewd, to have a sharp mind ⑦ to drop under (a certain figure), to beat (e.g. a time) ⑧ to flip, to lose one's temper ⑨ to be able to do completely
味方 【みかた】friend, ally, supporter
用心 【ようじん】care, precaution, guarding, caution
話題 【わだい】topic, subject
注ぐ 【そそぐ】① to pour (into), to fill ② to sprinkle on from above, to shed (e.g. tears) ③ to concentrate one's spirit or strength on ④ to fall onto (of rain, snow)
安定 【あんてい】stability, equilibrium
加える 【くわえる】to append, to sum up, to add (up), to include, to increase, to inflict
感心 【かんしん】admiration, Well done!
観光 【かんこう】sightseeing
期待 【きたい】expectation, anticipation, hope
記事 【きじ】article, news story, report, account
記入 【きにゅう】entry, filling in of forms
逆らう 【さからう】to go against, to oppose, to disobey, to defy
求める 【もとめる】to seek, to request, to demand, to want, to wish for, to search for, to pursue (pleasure), to hunt (a job), to buy
欠ける 【かける】① to be chipped, to be damaged, to be broken ② to be lacking, to be missing ③ to be insufficient, to be short, to be deficient, to be negligent toward ④ (of the moon) to wane, to go into eclipse
幸福 【こうふく】happiness, blessedness
参加 【さんか】participation
事情 【じじょう】circumstances, consideration, conditions, situation, reasons
常に 【つねに】always, constantly
身分 【みぶん】social position, social status
正確 【せいかく】accurate, punctual, exact, authentic, veracious
正式 【せいしき】due form, official, formality
全く 【まったく】① really, truly, entirely, completely, wholly, perfectly ② indeed ③ good grief (expression of exasperation)
相当 【そうとう】① befitting, becoming, worthy of, proportionate, in keeping with, suitable ② considerable, substantial ③ to be worthy of, to be proportionate to ④ to correspond to (in meaning, function, etc.), to be equivalent ⑤ extremely, considerably
息 【いき】① breath, breathing ② tone, mood
皮肉 【ひにく】cynicism, sarcasm, irony, satire
飛び出す 【とびだす】① to jump out, to rush out, to fly out ② to appear (suddenly) ③ to protrude, to project ④ to butt in
無事 【ぶじ】safety, peace, quietness
明らか 【あきらか】obvious, evident, clear, plain
目指す 【めざす】to aim at, to have an eye on
友情 【ゆうじょう】friendship, fellowship, camaraderie
様子 【ようす】① state, state of affairs, situation, circumstances ② appearance, look, aspect ③ sign, indication
面 【めん】① face ② mask, face guard ③ (in kendo) striking the head ④ surface (esp. a geometrical surface) ⑤ page ⑥ aspect, facet, side ⑦ chamfer ⑧ counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game
乗せる 【のせる】① to give (someone) a ride, to give a lift, to pick up, to help on board ② to deceive, to take for a ride
勝ち 【かち】win, victory
囲む 【かこむ】to surround, to encircle
意識 【いしき】① consciousness ② awareness, sense ③ mano-vijnana (mental consciousness, cognizer of sensory information)
一般 【いっぱん】general, liberal, universal, ordinary, average
永遠 【えいえん】eternity, perpetuity, immortality, permanence
延期 【えんき】postponement, adjournment
汚す 【よごす】① to pollute, to contaminate, to soil, to make dirty, to stain ② to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
解散 【かいさん】breakup, dissolution
快適 【かいてき】pleasant, agreeable, comfortable
覚める 【さめる】① to wake, to wake up ② to become sober, to sober up, to regain consciousness (e.g. after anaesthesia) ③ to come to one's senses, to be disillusioned
観察 【かんさつ】observation, survey
含む 【ふくむ】① to contain, to comprise, to have, to hold, to include, to embrace ② to hold in the mouth ③ to bear in mind, to understand, to harbor (grudge, etc.), to harbour ④ to express (emotion, etc.), to imply
希望 【きぼう】hope, wish, aspiration
記念 【きねん】commemoration, memory
疑う 【うたがう】to doubt, to distrust, to be suspicious of, to suspect
疑問 【ぎもん】question, problem, doubt, guess
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
許可 【きょか】permission, approval, authorization
叫ぶ 【さけぶ】to shout, to cry
恐怖 【きょうふ】fear, dread, dismay, terror
努める 【つとめる】to endeavor (endeavour), to try, to strive, to make an effort, to exert oneself, to be diligent
偶然 【ぐうぜん】(by) chance, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity
傾向 【けいこう】tendency, trend, inclination
経つ 【たつ】to pass, to lapse
経由 【けいゆ】go by the way, via
警告 【けいこく】warning, advice
権利 【けんり】right, privilege
現象 【げんしょう】phenomenon
枯れる 【かれる】to wither (plant), to be blasted, to die
構成 【こうせい】organization, organisation, configuration, composition
合格 【ごうかく】success, passing (e.g. exam), eligibility
差 【さ】difference, variation
再び 【ふたたび】again, once more, a second time
材料 【ざいりょう】ingredients, material
支える 【ささえる】① to support, to prop, to sustain, to underlay, to hold up ② to hold at bay, to stem, to check
支配 【しはい】rule, control, direction
支払う 【しはらう】to pay
失う 【うしなう】to lose, to part with
手段 【しゅだん】means, way, measure
収入 【しゅうにゅう】income, receipts, revenue
周囲 【しゅうい】① surroundings, environs ② circumference
出版 【しゅっぱん】publication
床 【ゆか】① floor ② stage (for the narrator and the shamisen player) ③ dining platform built across a river
常識 【じょうしき】common knowledge, conventional wisdom, general knowledge, common sense
信用 【しんよう】confidence, dependence, credit, faith, reliance, belief, credence
深刻 【しんこく】serious
制度 【せいど】system, institution, organization, organisation
精神 【せいしん】mind, soul, heart, spirit, intention
積もる 【つもる】① to pile up, to accumulate ② to estimate
責める 【せめる】to condemn, to blame, to criticize, to criticise
責任 【せきにん】① duty, responsibility (incl. supervision of staff) ② liability, onus
設備 【せつび】equipment, device, facilities, installation
占める 【しめる】① to comprise (some part of the whole), to account for, to make up (of) ② to hold, to occupy
想像 【そうぞう】imagination, guess
増す 【ます】to increase, to grow
増加 【ぞうか】increase, increment, addition
存在 【そんざい】existence, being
損害 【そんがい】damage, injury, loss
対象 【たいしょう】target, object (of worship, study, etc.), subject (of taxation, etc.)
担当 【たんとう】(in) charge (of an area of responsibility, but not necessarily supervision of staff)
直接 【ちょくせつ】direct, immediate, personal, firsthand
程度 【ていど】degree, amount, grade, standard, of the order of (following a number)
得る 【うる】① (after the -masu stem of a verb) to be able to ..., can ... ② to get, to acquire, to obtain, to procure, to earn, to win, to gain, to secure, to attain
突っ込む 【つっこむ】① to thrust something into something ② to plunge into, to go into deeply ③ to meddle, to interfere ④ to retort ⑤ to riposte
認める 【みとめる】① to recognize, to recognise, to appreciate ② to observe, to notice ③ to admit, to approve
抜ける 【ぬける】① to come out, to fall out, to be omitted, to be missing, to escape ② to exit (a program loop)
判断 【はんだん】judgement, judgment, decision, adjudication, conclusion, decipherment, divination
否定 【ひてい】① negation, denial, repudiation ② NOT operation
普段 【ふだん】usual, habitual, ordinary, everyday, always
舞台 【ぶたい】① stage (theatre, theater) ② scene or setting (e.g. of novel, play, etc.)
抱える 【かかえる】① to hold or carry under or in the arms ② to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.) ③ to employ, to engage, to hire
方針 【ほうしん】objective, plan, policy
埋める 【うめる】① to bury (e.g. in the ground) ② to fill up (e.g. audience fills a hall), to fill (a seat, a vacant position) 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
夢中 【むちゅう】daze, (in a) trance, ecstasy, delirium, engrossment, within a (deep) dream
予測 【よそく】prediction, estimation
余計 【よけい】too much, unnecessary, extraneous, abundance, surplus, excess, superfluity
与える 【あたえる】① to give (esp. to someone of lower status), to bestow, to grant, to confer, to present, to award ② to provide, to afford, to offer, to supply ③ to assign ④ to cause ⑤ to pass (a variable to a function)
幼児 【ようじ】infant, baby, child
冷静 【れいせい】calm, composure, coolness, serenity
台詞 【せりふ】speech, words, one's lines, remarks
抱く 【いだく】① to embrace, to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby), to hug ② to harbour (e.g. grudge) (harbor), to bear (e.g. a grudge), to entertain (e.g. suspicion) ③ to sleep with ④ to sit on eggs
得る 【える】① to get, to acquire, to obtain, to procure, to earn, to win, to gain, to secure, to attain ② (after the -masu stem of a verb) to be able to ..., can ...
効く 【きく】① to be effective, to show effect ② to do its work, to carry out its function well ③ to be possible to use
精々 【せいぜい】at the most, at best, to the utmost, as much (far) as possible
年齢 【ねんれい】age, years
伸ばす 【のばす】① to grow long (beard, hair, etc.) ② to lengthen, to extend, to stretch ③ to reach out, to hold out ④ to straighten, to smooth out ⑤ to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.) ⑥ to dilute, to thin out ⑦ to postpone ⑧ to prolong ⑨ to strengthen, to develop, to expand
雇う 【やとう】① to employ ② to hire, to charter
追いかける 【おいかける】to chase, to run after, to pursue
意志 【いし】will, volition, intention, intent, determination
慰める 【なぐさめる】to comfort, to console, to amuse
一瞬 【いっしゅん】moment, instant
栄養 【えいよう】nutrition, nourishment
応募 【おうぼ】subscription, application
殴る 【なぐる】to strike, to hit
穏やか 【おだやか】calm, gentle, quiet
価値 【かち】value, worth, merit
稼ぐ 【かせぐ】to earn income, to labor, to labour
解釈 【かいしゃく】explanation, interpretation
悔やむ 【くやむ】① to mourn, to lament ② to be sorry, to regret, to repent
拡大 【かくだい】magnification, enlargement, expansion
覚悟 【かくご】resolution, resignation, readiness, preparedness
勘定 【かんじょう】calculation, counting, consideration, reckoning, settlement of an account, allowance
堪らない 【たまらない】① intolerable, unbearable, unendurable ② cannot help (doing), cannot but do, anxious to do ③ tremendous, out of this world, irresistible
器用 【きよう】skillful, handy
既に 【すでに】already, too late
機嫌 【きげん】humour, humor, temper, mood
輝く 【かがやく】to shine, to glitter, to sparkle
却って 【かえって】on the contrary, rather, all the more, instead
救う 【すくう】to rescue from, to help out of, to save
狂う 【くるう】① to go mad ② to get out of order, to go amiss
筋 【すじ】① muscle ② string, sinew, line, stripe ③ plot, plan ④ source (of business information) ⑤ reason, logic
撃つ 【うつ】① to shoot (at) ② to attack, to defeat, to destroy, to avenge
穴 【あな】① hole ② deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.) ③ vacancy, opening ④ flaw ⑤ profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others ⑥ upset victory (with a large payoff)
結ぶ 【むすぶ】① to tie, to bind, to link ② to bear (fruit)
結局 【けっきょく】after all, eventually, in the end
兼ねる 【かねる】① to be unable to (usu. kana), to find difficult (unpleasant, awkward, painful) to do (usu. kana) ② to simultaneously serve two or more functions or roles, to contain (or combine) two or more features ③ to simultaneously work in two or more jobs (positions, etc.), to do alongside ④ to hesitate to do something (out of consideration for others) ⑤ to think of the future (as well as the present)
検査 【けんさ】inspection (e.g. customs, factory), examination, scan (e.g. MRI, PET, etc.)
検討 【けんとう】consideration, examination, investigation, study, scrutiny, discussion
原稿 【げんこう】manuscript, copy
誇り 【ほこり】pride, boast
慌てる 【あわてる】① to become confused (disconcerted, disorganized, disorganised), to be flustered, to panic ② to be in a hurry, to rush
貢献 【こうけん】contribution, services
惨め 【みじめ】miserable, wretched, unhappy, sad, pitiable
次第 【しだい】① dependent upon ② as soon as, immediately (upon) ③ circumstances ④ order, precedence, program, programme, agenda
芝居 【しばい】play, drama
主義 【しゅぎ】doctrine, rule, principle
宗教 【しゅうきょう】religion
就く 【つく】① to ascend (the throne), to accede ② to take (seat, position, course, etc.), to assume ③ to start (on a journey), to commence, to depart ④ to study (under teacher), to be an apprentice
出張 【しゅっちょう】official tour, business trip
徐々 【じょじょ】① gradually, steadily, quietly, slowly ② soon
条件 【じょうけん】condition, conditions, term, terms, requirement, requirements
譲る 【ゆずる】to turn over, to assign, to hand over, to transmit, to convey, to sell, to dispose of, to yield, to surrender
慎重 【しんちょう】discretion, prudence, caution, care
振り 【ぶり】① style, manner ② after (period of time) again (e.g. meeting again after a year)
振り向く 【ふりむく】to turn one's face, to turn around, to look over one's shoulder
振る 【ふる】① to wave, to shake, to swing ② to sprinkle, to throw (dice) ③ to cast (actor), to allocate (work) ④ to turn down (somebody), to reject, to jilt, to dump ⑤ to abandon, to give up, to ruin ⑥ to add kana indicating a reading of a word ⑦ to slightly change headings, to change directions ⑧ to extract by broiling, to prepare an infusion of, to decoct ⑨ to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine) ⑩ to bring up the main topic ⑪ to replace, to substitute ⑫ to set up a joke for somebody else
新鮮 【しんせん】fresh
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
節約 【せつやく】economising, saving
説得 【せっとく】persuasion
訴える 【うったえる】① to sue (a person), to take someone to court ② to resort to (e.g. arms, violence) ③ to appeal to, to call for ④ to raise, to bring to (someone's attention) ⑤ to complain
騒がしい 【さわがしい】noisy
奪う 【うばう】to snatch away, to dispossess, to steal
知恵 【ちえ】① wisdom, wit, sagacity, sense, intelligence ② prajna (insight leading to enlightenment)
忠告 【ちゅうこく】advice, warning
抵抗 【ていこう】electrical resistance, resistance, opposition
提案 【ていあん】proposal, proposition, suggestion
提出 【ていしゅつ】① to present, to submit (e.g. a report or a thesis), to hand in, to file, to turn in ② presentation, submission, filing
当然 【とうぜん】natural, as a matter of course
憧れる 【あこがれる】to long for, to yearn after, to admire, to be attracted by
独身 【どくしん】bachelorhood, single, unmarried, celibate
独特 【どくとく】peculiarity, uniqueness, characteristic
納得 【なっとく】consent, assent, understanding, agreement, comprehension, grasp
発揮 【はっき】exhibition, demonstration, show, display, manifestation
批評 【ひひょう】criticism, review, commentary
比較 【ひかく】comparison
評判 【ひょうばん】① fame, reputation, popularity ② rumour (rumor), talk
敷く 【しく】① to spread out, to lay out ② to take a position ③ to impose widely (e.g. over a city)
腐る 【くさる】to rot, to go bad, to corrode
癖 【くせ】a habit (often a bad habit, i.e. vice), peculiarity
崩す 【くずす】to destroy, to pull down, to make change (money)
妨げる 【さまたげる】to disturb, to prevent, to obstruct, to hinder
幕 【まく】① curtain, bunting ② act (in play)
魅力 【みりょく】charm, fascination, glamour, glamor, attraction, appeal
無視 【むし】disregard, ignore
模様 【もよう】pattern, figure, design
唯一 【ゆいいつ】only, sole, unique
優秀 【ゆうしゅう】superiority, excellence
余裕 【よゆう】surplus, composure, margin, room, time, allowance, flexibility, scope, rope
敵 【てき】① opponent, rival, adversary ② menace, danger, threat, enemy
避ける 【さける】① to avoid (physical contact with) ② to avoid (situation) ③ to ward off, to avert
怪しい 【あやしい】① suspicious, dubious, doubtful, dodgy ② charming, bewitching
桜 【さくら】① cherry tree, cherry blossom ② decoy, fake buyer, shill ③ hired applauder
刺激 【しげき】stimulus, impetus, incentive, encouragement, motivation, provocation
絞る 【しぼる】to press, to wring, to squeeze, to narrow (down), to whittle (down), to tighten
事態 【じたい】situation, (present) state of affairs, circumstances
退屈 【たいくつ】tedium, boredom
激しい 【はげしい】violent, vehement, intense, furious, tempestuous
故郷 【ふるさと】home town, birthplace, old village, historic village, native place, one's old home
故郷 【こきょう】home town, birthplace, old village, historic village, native place, one's old home
保証 【ほしょう】guarantee, security, assurance, pledge, warranty
ますますincreasingly, more and more
演奏 【えんそう】musical performance
恵まれる 【めぐまれる】to be blessed with, to be rich in, to abound in
滅多に 【めったに】rarely (with neg. verb), seldom
べき① should (suf. to verbs), must, that one ought to, to be done ② (passive ending) -able
溢れる 【あふれる】to overflow, to brim over, to flood
ぬるいlukewarm, tepid
我が儘 【わがまま】① selfishness, egoism, self-indulgence, wilfulness, willfulness ② disobedience ③ whim
まるでquite, entirely, completely, at all, as if, as though, so to speak, just like
蹴る 【ける】① to kick ② to refuse, to reject
いわゆるwhat is called, as it is called, the so-called, so to speak
まさに① exactly, surely, certainly ② just (about to), on the verge (of doing or happening) ③ duly, naturally
あいにくunfortunately, Sorry, but ...
叩く 【たたく】① to strike, to clap, to dust, to beat ② to play drums ③ to abuse, to flame (e.g. on the Internet), to insult ④ to use up money
掴む 【つかむ】to seize, to catch, to grasp, to grip, to grab, to hold, to catch hold of, to lay one's hands on
潰す 【つぶす】① to smash, to crush ② to shut down ③ to thwart, to block ④ to kill (time) ⑤ to waste (e.g. talents)
溺れる 【おぼれる】① to nearly drown, to sink below the surface (of water) ② to indulge in, to lose one's head over something
とにかくanyhow, at any rate, anyway, somehow or other, generally speaking, in any case
ともかくanyhow, anyway, somehow or other, generally speaking, in any case, be that as it may
覗く 【のぞく】① to peek (though a keyhole, gap, etc.) ② to look down into (a ravine, etc.) ③ to peek into (a shop, bookstore, etc.) ④ to sneak a look at, to take a quick look at ⑤ to peep (through a telescope, microscope, etc.) ⑥ to stick out (a scarf from a collar, etc.), to peek through (sky though a forest canopy, etc.)
莫大 【ばくだい】enormous, vast
みょう① strange, unusual ② (something) superb, (something) excellent
ほぼalmost, roughly, approximately
からかうto ridicule, to tease, to mock, to chaff, to razz, to banter with, to make fun of, to poke fun at, to make cracks about
痺れる 【しびれる】to become numb, to go to sleep (e.g. a limb)
贅沢 【ぜいたく】① luxury, extravagance ② to live in luxury
ためらうto hesitate
騙す 【だます】to trick, to cheat, to deceive
頬 【ほお】cheek (of face)
かなりconsiderably, fairly, quite
塞がる 【ふさがる】① to be closed, to be blocked, to be healed (e.g. wound), to be shut up ② to be clogged, to be plugged up ③ to be occupied, to be taken (e.g. accommodation)
がちapt to do, liable to do, tend to do (used to describe a negative tendency)
うんざりtedious, boring, being fed up with
ぎっしりtightly, fully
すっとstraight, quickly, directly, all of a sudden, quietly, gently, softly
せめてat least, at most
一々 【いちいち】one by one, separately
意地悪 【いじわる】malicious, ill-tempered, unkind
引力 【いんりょく】① attraction (e.g. magnetic, gravitation), affinity ② attractiveness, magnetism
強引 【ごういん】overbearing, coercive, pushy, forcible, high-handed
行方 【ゆくえ】① (one's) whereabouts ② course, direction
国立 【こくりつ】national
手前 【てまえ】① before, this side ② one's standpoint, one's appearance ③ we ④ you
重なる 【かさなる】to be piled up, lie on top of one another, overlap each other
真っ先 【まっさき】the head, the foremost, beginning
地味 【じみ】plain, simple, subdued, sober
転がる 【ころがる】to roll, to tumble
図々しい 【ずうずうしい】impudent, shameless
引き止める 【ひきとめる】to detain, to check, to restrain
元々 【もともと】originally, by nature, from the start
転々 【てんてん】① moving from place to place, being passed around repeatedly ② rolling about
黄金 【こがね】gold
活字 【かつじ】printing type
気配 【けはい】① indication, sign, hint, presence, trend ② quotation (esp. stock market)
苦情 【くじょう】complaint, troubles, objection, grievance
具体化 【ぐたいか】embodiment
見直す 【みなおす】to look again, to get a better opinion of
実力 【じつりょく】① (real) ability, true strength, merit, efficiency, competency ② arms, force
集合 【しゅうごう】① gathering, assembly, meeting ② set
出勤 【しゅっきん】going to work, at work
深まる 【ふかまる】to deepen, to heighten, to intensify
水面 【すいめん】water's surface
勢い 【いきおい】① force, vigor, vigour, energy, spirit, life ② influence, authority, power, might ③ impetus, momentum, course (of events) ④ naturally, necessarily
早速 【さっそく】at once, immediately, without delay, promptly
直後 【ちょくご】immediately following
通勤 【つうきん】commuting to work
通用 【つうよう】① popular use, circulation ② to pass as
天然 【てんねん】① nature, spontaneity ② natural airhead
発想 【はっそう】expression (e.g. in music), idea, conception
役目 【やくめ】duty, business, role
薬指 【くすりゆび】ring finger, third finger
留守番 【るすばん】① care-taking, house-sitting, house-watching ② caretaker, house-sitter
一昨日 【いっさくじつ】day before yesterday
落ち着く 【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
先頭 【せんとう】head, lead, vanguard, first
中身 【なかみ】contents, interior, substance, filling, (sword) blade
解放 【かいほう】① release, unleashing, liberation, emancipation, setting free ② deallocation (of computer memory)
効力 【こうりょく】effect, efficacy, validity, potency
工夫 【くふう】① scheme, device, scheming, devising, figuring out, coming up with, solving ingeniously ② dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
刺さる 【ささる】to stick, to be stuck
思い込む 【おもいこむ】to be under impression that, to be convinced that, to imagine that, to set one's heart on, to be bent on
失恋 【しつれん】disappointed love, broken heart, unrequited love, being lovelorn
畳む 【たたむ】① to fold (clothes) ② to close (a shop) ③ to vacate
蒸発 【じょうはつ】① evaporation ② disappearance (of people intentionally concealing their whereabouts), unexplained disappearance
吹雪 【ふぶき】snow storm, blizzard
成立 【せいりつ】① coming into existence, arrangements, establishment, conclusion, completion ② to come into existence, to be true, to hold (i.e. hold true)
清掃 【せいそう】cleaning
反省 【はんせい】reflection, reconsideration, introspection, meditation, contemplation
浮く 【うく】① to float ② to become merry ③ to become loose
募集 【ぼしゅう】recruiting, taking applications
溶け込む 【とけこむ】① to melt into, to merge into ② to fit in, to adapt, to blend
連れ 【つれ】companion, company
連合 【れんごう】① union, alliance, combination ② RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)
抱く 【だく】① to embrace, to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby), to hug ② to harbour (e.g. grudge) (harbor), to bear (e.g. a grudge), to entertain (e.g. suspicion) ③ to sleep with ④ to sit on eggs
挟む 【はさむ】to interpose, to hold between, to insert
編集 【へんしゅう】editing, compilation, editorial (e.g. committee)
見慣れる 【みなれる】to become used to seeing, to be familiar with
薬缶 【やかん】kettle
余所 【よそ】another place, somewhere else, strange parts
済み 【ずみ】arranged, taken care of, settled, completed
威張る 【いばる】to be proud, to swagger
意義 【いぎ】meaning, significance
縁 【ふち】(surrounding) edge
凹む 【へこむ】① to be dented, to be indented, to yield to, to give, to sink, to collapse, to cave in ② to be snubbed, to be overwhelmed, to feel down, to be forced to yield
果たす 【はたす】to accomplish, to fulfill, to carry out, to achieve
過剰 【かじょう】excess, over-
勘 【かん】perception, intuition, the sixth sense
勘違い 【かんちがい】misunderstanding, wrong guess
感激 【かんげき】deep emotion, impression, inspiration
看板 【かんばん】sign, signboard, doorplate, poster, billboard, appearance, figurehead, policy, attraction, closing time
興奮 【こうふん】excitement, stimulation, agitation, arousal
謙虚 【けんきょ】modesty, humility
厳重 【げんじゅう】strict, rigour, rigor, severe, firm, strong, secure
戸棚 【とだな】cupboard, locker, closet, wardrobe
娯楽 【ごらく】pleasure, amusement
後悔 【こうかい】regret, repentance
孝行 【こうこう】filial piety
攻める 【せめる】to attack, to assault
恨み 【うらみ】① resentment, grudge, malice, bitterness ② matter for regret, regret
恨む 【うらむ】① to resent, to curse, to feel bitter, to blame, to bear a grudge ② to regret
撮影 【さつえい】photographing
殺人 【さつじん】murder
司会 【しかい】chairmanship, leading a meeting
姿勢 【しせい】attitude, posture
至急 【しきゅう】urgent, pressing
純粋 【じゅんすい】pure, true, genuine, unmixed
載る 【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)
振り 【ふり】① pretence (pretense), show ② appearance, behaviour ③ swing, swinging ④ lacking a reservation or introduction (at a restaurant, etc.) ⑤ unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment
甚だしい 【はなはだしい】extreme, excessive, terrible, intense, severe, serious, tremendous, heavy (damage)
酢 【す】vinegar
推定 【すいてい】① presumption, assumption ② estimation
澄む 【すむ】to clear (e.g. weather), to become transparent
惜しい 【おしい】① regrettable, disappointing ② precious, dear, valuable ③ too good for, deserving better ④ almost but not quite
宣伝 【せんでん】propaganda, publicity, advertisement, advertising
素人 【しろうと】amateur, novice
創作 【そうさく】production, literary creation, work
倉庫 【そうこ】storehouse, warehouse, godown
対策 【たいさく】counter-plan, counter-measure
張り切る 【はりきる】to be in high spirits, to be full of vigor (vigour), to be enthusiastic, to be eager, to stretch to breaking point
彫る 【ほる】① to carve, to engrave, to sculpt, to chisel ② to tattoo
調整 【ちょうせい】regulation, coordination, adjustment, tuning, modification, alteration
調節 【ちょうせつ】regulation, adjustment, control
通帳 【つうちょう】passbook, bankbook
典型 【てんけい】type, pattern, archetypal
吐く 【はく】① to breathe ② to tell (lies) ③ to vomit, to disgorge
特殊 【とくしゅ】special, unique
独り言 【ひとりごと】soliloquy, monologue, speaking to oneself
犯す 【おかす】① to commit (e.g. crime), to perpetrate ② to transgress, to contravene ③ to violate, to ravish, to rape, to deflower
平凡 【へいぼん】common, commonplace, ordinary, mediocre
柄 【がら】pattern, design
泡 【あわ】bubble, foam, froth, head on beer
本気 【ほんき】seriousness, truth, sanctity
只 【ただ】free of charge
臨時 【りんじ】temporary, special, extraordinary
悔しい 【くやしい】regrettable, mortifying, vexing
騒々しい 【そうぞうしい】noisy, boisterous
整う 【ととのう】to be prepared, to be in order, to be put in order, to be arranged
響き 【ひびき】echo, sound, reverberation, noise
湧く 【わく】① to well (up), to gush forth (of water), to spring out, to surge ② to appear (esp. suddenly) (sweat, tears, etc.) ③ to hatch (esp. of parasitic insects, etc.)
沿い 【ぞい】along
やむを得ない 【やむをえない】cannot be helped, unavoidable
草臥れる 【くたびれる】to get tired, to wear out
いったん① once ② for a moment, temporarily
くだらないgood-for-nothing, stupid, trivial, worthless
稽古 【けいこ】practice, practise, training, study
軽蔑 【けいべつ】scorn, disdain
隙 【すき】① gap, space ② break, interlude, interval ③ chink (in one's armor, armour), chance, opportunity ④ breach (of a relationship between people)
隙間 【すきま】crevice, crack, gap, opening
糊 【のり】paste, glue, starch
でたらめ① irresponsible utterance, nonsense, bullshit, codswallop ② random, haphazard, unsystematic
狙う 【ねらう】to aim at
つぶれる① to be smashed ② to become useless, to cease functioning ③ to go bankrupt
濡らす 【ぬらす】to wet, to soak, to dip
卑怯 【ひきょう】cowardice, meanness, unfairness
呆れる 【あきれる】to be amazed, to be shocked
儲かる 【もうかる】to be profitable, to yield a profit
ふざけるto romp, to gambol, to frolic, to joke, to make fun of, to flirt, to mess around, to screw around, to josh
洒落 【しゃれ】① joke, pun, witticism ② smartly dressed, stylish, fashion-conscious, refined
眩しい 【まぶしい】dazzling, radiant
目眩 【めまい】dizziness, giddiness, vertigo
頬 【ほほ】cheek (of face)
のんきcarefree, optimistic, careless, reckless, heedless, happy-go-lucky, easygoing
注ぐ 【つぐ】(usu. written as kana when referring to a solid) to pour (into a vessel), to fill, to dish out food or drink
あっさりeasily, readily, quickly
きっちり① punctually, on the dot, precisely ② closely, tightly, (fits) like a glove ③ without fail
きっぱりclearly, plainly, decisively, distinctly, flatly
じっくりdeliberately, carefully
すんなりpass with no objection, slim, slender
ちやほやpamper, make a fuss of, spoil
てっきりsurely, certainly, beyond doubt
ふらふらunsteady on one's feet, stagger, reel, totter, dizzy
ぶらぶらdangle heavily, swing, sway to and fro, aimlessly, idly, lazily, loiter, loaf, stroll idly
ほっとfeeling relieved, (sigh of) relief
やけにawfully, frightfully, desperately, violently
ややこしいpuzzling, tangled, complicated, complex
指示 【しじ】indication, instruction, designation, directions
床 【とこ】① bed, bedding ② sickbed ③ alcove ④ riverbed ⑤ seedbed ⑥ straw "core" of a tatami mat ⑦ floor
殿 【しんがり】① rear, rear unit guard ② anchor (man)
依存 【いそん】dependence, dependent, reliance
明白 【めいはく】obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, explicit, overt
敵わない 【かなわない】① no match for ② unbearable ③ unable, can't do, beyond one's power
熟 【つくづく】completely, really, thoroughly, deeply, severely, intently
扱い 【あつかい】treatment, service
意気込む 【いきごむ】to be enthusiastic about
意地 【いじ】disposition, spirit, willpower, obstinacy, backbone, appetite
異動 【いどう】change
一遍 【いっぺん】① once, one time, (all at) once, in one sitting ② exclusively, only, alone
逸らす 【そらす】to turn away, to avert
隠居 【いんきょ】① retirement ② retired person
営む 【いとなむ】to carry on (e.g. in ceremony), to run a business
演じる 【えんじる】to perform (a play), to play (a part), to act (a part), to commit (a blunder)
縁 【えん】① fate, destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together) ② relationship (e.g. between two people), bond, link, connection ③ family ties, affinity ④ opportunity, chance (to meet someone and start a relationship) ⑤ pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes) ⑥ narrow open-air veranda
汚らわしい 【けがらわしい】filthy, unfair
黄金 【おうごん】gold
下心 【したごころ】① secret intention, ulterior motive ② kanji "heart" radical at bottom
化石 【かせき】fossil, petrifaction, fossilization, fossilisation
獲得 【かくとく】acquisition, possession
叶う 【かなう】to come true (wish)
叶える 【かなえる】to grant (request, wish)
勘弁 【かんべん】pardon, forgiveness, forbearance
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
干渉 【かんしょう】interference, intervention
幹部 【かんぶ】management, (executive) staff, leaders, leadership, top brass, upper echelons
歓声 【かんせい】cheer, shout of joy
甘える 【あまえる】① to behave like a spoiled child, to behave like a spoilt child, to fawn on ② to depend and presume upon another's benevolence
貫く 【つらぬく】to go through
間柄 【あいだがら】relation(ship)
関与 【かんよ】participation, taking part in, participating in, being concerned in
企画 【きかく】planning, project, plan, design
器 【うつわ】① bowl, vessel, container ② ability, capacity, calibre, caliber
気障 【きざ】affected, smug, pompous, conceited, snobby, pretentious
規制 【きせい】regulation, (traffic) policing, control, restriction
規模 【きぼ】scale, scope, plan, structure
犠牲 【ぎせい】victim, sacrifice, scapegoat
疑惑 【ぎわく】doubt, misgivings, distrust, suspicion
脚色 【きゃくしょく】dramatization (e.g. film), dramatisation
及ぶ 【およぶ】① to reach, to amount to, to befall, to happen to, to extend ② to be up to the task, to come up to ③ to compare with, to be a match (for) ④ to commit (a crime) ⑤ to require (to do) (usu. used in the negative)
窮屈 【きゅうくつ】narrow, tight, stiff, rigid, uneasy, formal, constrained
拒否 【きょひ】denial, veto, rejection, refusal
距離 【きょり】distance, range
共学 【きょうがく】coeducation
共鳴 【きょうめい】resonance, sympathetic (sound), (being in) sympathy
叫び 【さけび】shout, scream, outcry
強制 【きょうせい】obligation, coercion, compulsion, enforcement
脅す 【おどす】to threaten, to menace
驚き 【おどろき】surprise, astonishment, wonder
空しい 【むなしい】vacant, futile, vain, void, empty, ineffective, lifeless
恵み 【めぐみ】blessing, grace
携わる 【たずさわる】to engage in, to participate, to take part
経費 【けいひ】expenses, cost, outlay
継ぐ 【つぐ】to succeed (someone in a business or inheritance)
警戒 【けいかい】① vigilance, precaution, watch, lookout, alertness ② to be vigilant, to be cautious, to guard (against)
軽率 【けいそつ】rash, thoughtless, careless, hasty
決意 【けつい】decision, determination
結成 【けっせい】formation, combination
結束 【けっそく】union, unity
見合い 【みあい】formal marriage interview
原点 【げんてん】origin (coordinates), starting point
現地 【げんち】actual place, local
孤独 【こどく】isolation, loneliness, solitude
孤立 【こりつ】isolation, helplessness
戸籍 【こせき】census, family register
光熱費 【こうねつひ】cost of fuel and light
向上 【こうじょう】elevation, rise, improvement, advancement, progress
慌ただしい 【あわただしい】busy, hurried, confused, flurried
抗議 【こうぎ】protest, objection
控える 【ひかえる】① to be temperate in, to restrain oneself from excessive ... ② to make notes ③ to hold back ④ to be in preparation for, to be in waiting for ⑤ to be soon, to be in the offing ⑥ to be in a close relationship (e.g. as a backer, etc.)
洪水 【こうずい】flood
合意 【ごうい】agreement, consent, mutual understanding
根回し 【ねまわし】making necessary arrangements, laying the groundwork
根拠 【こんきょ】basis, foundation
詐欺 【さぎ】fraud, swindle, graft
採算 【さいさん】profit
採用 【さいよう】① use, adoption, acceptance ② appointment, employment, engagement
済ます 【すます】① to finish, to get it over with, to conclude ② to settle, to pay back ③ to get along (without something), to make do with (without)
裁く 【さばく】to judge
冴える 【さえる】to be clear, to be serene, to be cold, to be skillful
錯誤 【さくご】mistake
雑貨 【ざっか】miscellaneous goods, general goods, sundries
残酷 【ざんこく】cruelty, harshness
司る 【つかさどる】to rule, to govern, to administer
司法 【しほう】administration of justice
始発 【しはつ】first train
志 【こころざし】will, intention, motive
指図 【さしず】instruction, mandate, directions
指摘 【してき】pointing out, identification
支持 【しじ】support, maintenance
施設 【しせつ】① institution, establishment, facility ② (army) engineer
視覚 【しかく】sense of sight, vision
資格 【しかく】qualifications, requirements, capabilities
資金 【しきん】funds, capital
治安 【ちあん】public order
自立 【じりつ】independence, self-reliance
辞退 【じたい】declining, refusal, nonacceptance, turning down, withdrawal (e.g. candidacy), pulling out (e.g. race), excusing oneself
失格 【しっかく】disqualification, elimination, incapacity (legal)
実家 【じっか】(one's parents') home
主観 【しゅかん】① subjectivity, subject, ego ② one's personal opinion, one's own idea
主催 【しゅさい】organization, organisation, sponsorship
取り巻く 【とりまく】to surround, to circle, to enclose
取材 【しゅざい】collecting data (e.g. for a newspaper article), covering an event
手配 【てはい】arrangement, search (by police)
趣旨 【しゅし】① object, intent, aim ② meaning, point (e.g. of a statement)
受け入れ 【うけいれ】receiving, acceptance
収まる 【おさまる】① to be in one's place, to be installed, to settle into ② to be delivered, to be obtained, to be paid ③ to be settled, to be sorted out ④ to lessen (e.g. of storms, pain), to calm down ⑤ to be fit tightly into (e.g. a frame), to be sheathed (in a scabbard)
襲う 【おそう】① to attack, to assail, to make an assault, to strike, to hunt down ② to succeed (someone in a post, role, etc.) ③ to make a sudden visit
充実 【じゅうじつ】① fullness, completion, perfection, substantiality, enrichment ② replenishment, repletion
出血 【しゅっけつ】bleeding, haemorrhage, hemorrhage
出産 【しゅっさん】(child)birth, delivery, production (of goods)
処分 【しょぶん】disposal, dealing, punishment
所属 【しょぞく】attached to, belong to, member
所有 【しょゆう】one's possessions, ownership
庶民 【しょみん】masses, common people
諸君 【しょくん】Gentlemen!, Ladies!
徐行 【じょこう】going slowly
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
承諾 【しょうだく】consent, acquiescence, agreement
沼 【ぬま】swamp, bog, pond, lake
消息 【しょうそく】① news (from somebody), letter, contact ② (somebody's) whereabouts, (somebody's) movements
焦る 【あせる】to be in a hurry, to be impatient
照明 【しょうめい】illumination
衝撃 【しょうげき】shock, crash, impact, ballistic
証拠 【しょうこ】evidence, proof
詳細 【しょうさい】detail, particulars
障る 【さわる】to hinder, to interfere with, to affect, to do one harm, to be harmful to
信者 【しんじゃ】believer, adherent, devotee
心細い 【こころぼそい】helpless, forlorn, hopeless, unpromising, lonely, discouraging, disheartening
真理 【しんり】truth
親父 【おやじ】one's father, old man, one's boss
進展 【しんてん】progress, development
尽くす 【つくす】① to exhaust, to run out ② to devote, to serve (a person), to befriend ③ to do to exhaustion
推測 【すいそく】guess, conjecture
世辞 【せじ】flattery, compliment
成果 【せいか】results, fruits
整える 【ととのえる】① to put in order, to arrange, to adjust ② to get ready, to prepare ③ to raise money
正解 【せいかい】correct, right, correct interpretation (answer, solution)
清らか 【きよらか】clean, pure, chaste
生き甲斐 【いきがい】something one lives for, purpose in life, raison d'etre
生涯 【しょうがい】one's lifetime (i.e. one's existence until death), one's career
生理 【せいり】① physiology ② menstruation, one's period, menses
盛り上がる 【もりあがる】① to swell, to rise, to bulge, to be piled up ② to rouse, to get excited
誠実 【せいじつ】sincere, honest, faithful
青春 【せいしゅん】youth, springtime of life, adolescent
切ない 【せつない】① painful, heartrending, trying ② oppressive, suffocating, miserable
切実 【せつじつ】compelling, serious, severe, acute, earnest, pressing, urgent
絶える 【たえる】① to die out, to peter out, to become extinct ② to cease, to be stopped, to be discontinued, to be cut off
占領 【せんりょう】occupation, capture, possession, have a room to oneself
宣言 【せんげん】declaration, proclamation, announcement
染みる 【しみる】① to pierce, to penetrate, to soak in, to permeate ② to (enter a wound or sensitive area and) sting ③ to be infected (with vice), to be steeped (with prejudice)
全滅 【ぜんめつ】annihilation
組み込む 【くみこむ】to insert, to include, to cut in (printing)
相応しい 【ふさわしい】appropriate
葬る 【ほうむる】to bury, to inter, to entomb, to consign to oblivion, to shelve
速やか 【すみやか】speedy, prompt, smooth
損失 【そんしつ】loss (e.g. assets or profits)
妥協 【だきょう】compromise, giving in
対応 【たいおう】① interaction, correspondence, coping with, dealing with, support ② software support, ability of a computer system to run specific software
対処 【たいしょ】deal with, cope
待ち合わせ 【まちあわせ】appointment
退学 【たいがく】dropping out of school
退治 【たいじ】extermination
台無し 【だいなし】mess, spoiled, spoilt, (come to) nothing
大概 【たいがい】① in general, almost all ② mainly, mostly, most likely ③ moderately, suitably
脱退 【だったい】secession, retirement, withdrawal (e.g. from a lawsuit)
単独 【たんどく】sole, independence, single, solo (flight)
旦那 【だんな】husband (informal), master (of house, shop, etc.), word used to address a male patron or customer (sir, boss, master, governor), patron of a mistress, geisha, bar or nightclub hostess
断然 【だんぜん】firmly, absolutely, definitely
地元 【じもと】① home area, home town ② local
恥 【はじ】shame, embarrassment
恥じらう 【はじらう】to feel shy, to be bashful, to blush
築く 【きずく】to build, to pile up, to amass
抽選 【ちゅうせん】lottery, raffle, drawing (of lots)
懲りる 【こりる】to learn by experience, to be disgusted with
挑む 【いどむ】① to challenge, to throw down the gauntlet, to contend for, to tackle ② to pressure someone for sex, to woo, to make love to
沈める 【しずめる】to sink, to submerge
追い出す 【おいだす】to expel, to drive out
天辺 【てっぺん】top, summit, apex, scalp
転勤 【てんきん】job transfer, job relocation, intra-company transfer
吐く 【つく】① to breathe ② to tell (lies) ③ to vomit, to disgorge
徒歩 【とほ】walking, going on foot
当て 【あて】object, aim, end, hopes, expectations
統率 【とうそつ】command, lead, generalship, leadership
逃亡 【とうぼう】escape, flight, running away, elopement, fleeing
動機 【どうき】motive, incentive, motif
動揺 【どうよう】disturbance, unrest, shaking, trembling, pitching, rolling, oscillation, agitation, excitement, commotion
同感 【どうかん】agreement, same opinion, same feeling, sympathy, concurrence
同情 【どうじょう】sympathy, compassion, sympathize, sympathise, pity, feel for
独占 【どくせん】① monopoly ② to monopolize, to hog
内緒 【ないしょ】① secrecy, confidentiality, privacy, secret ② one's circumstances (esp. fiscal) ③ inner realization, personal enlightenment ④ kitchen
内心 【ないしん】innermost thoughts, real intention, inmost heart, one's mind, in the heart
肉親 【にくしん】blood relationship, blood relative
妊娠 【にんしん】conception, pregnancy
熱意 【ねつい】zeal, enthusiasm
念願 【ねんがん】one's heart's desire, earnest petition
把握 【はあく】grasp, catch, understanding
肺 【はい】lung
配慮 【はいりょ】consideration, concern, forethought
白状 【はくじょう】confession
発作 【ほっさ】fit, spasm
抜け出す 【ぬけだす】① to slip out, to sneak away, to excel ② to break (out of a loop)
伴う 【ともなう】to accompany, to bring with, to be accompanied by, to be involved in, to be consequent upon
半端 【はんぱ】remnant, fragment, incomplete set, fraction, odd sum, incompleteness
反応 【はんのう】reaction, response
反射 【はんしゃ】① reflection, reverberation ② reflex (medical)
班 【はん】group, party, section (mil)
繁盛 【はんじょう】prosperity, flourishing, thriving
煩わしい 【わずらわしい】troublesome, annoying, complicated
悲観 【ひかん】pessimism, disappointment
避難 【ひなん】taking refuge, finding shelter, evacuation, escape
眉 【まゆ】eyebrow, eyebrows
頻繁 【ひんぱん】frequent, incessant
不吉 【ふきつ】ominous, sinister, bad luck, ill omen, inauspiciousness
不況 【ふきょう】recession, depression, slump
不良 【ふりょう】badness, inferiority, delinquency, failure, defect, blemish
浮気 【うわき】① extramarital sex, affair, fooling around ② infidelity, wantonness, unfaithfulness, inconstancy, fickleness, caprice
負う 【おう】① to bear, to carry on one's back ② to take responsibility for, to accept a duty ③ to be injured ④ to owe
復活 【ふっかつ】① revival (e.g. musical), come-back ② restoration, rebirth, resurrection
覆い 【おおい】mantle, cover, shroud, hood
紛らわしい 【まぎらわしい】confusing, misleading, equivocal, ambiguous
紛れる 【まぎれる】to be diverted, to slip into
柄 【え】① handle, grip ② stalk (of a mushroom, leaf, etc.)
偏見 【へんけん】prejudice, narrow view
弁解 【べんかい】justification, rationalization, pretext, explanation, exculpation, defence, defense, excuse
弁護 【べんご】defense, defence, pleading, advocacy
保つ 【たもつ】to keep, to preserve, to hold, to retain, to maintain, to support, to sustain, to last, to endure, to keep well (food), to wear well, to be durable
補充 【ほじゅう】① supplementation, supplement, replenishment, replenishing, replacement, refilling ② to replace, to refill, to replenish
募る 【つのる】① to invite contributions, etc., to solicit help, participation, etc., to recruit (e.g. soldiers) ② to grow violent, to become stronger, to become worse
奉仕 【ほうし】attendance, service, ministry, church work
崩壊 【ほうかい】① collapse, crumbling, breaking down, caving in ② decay (physics)
放棄 【ほうき】abandonment, renunciation, resignation, abdication (responsibility, right)
放置 【ほうち】leave as is, leave to chance, leave alone, neglect
法廷 【ほうてい】courtroom
褒美 【ほうび】reward, prize
豊作 【ほうさく】abundant harvest, bumper crop
妨害 【ぼうがい】disturbance, obstruction, hindrance, jamming, interference
没収 【ぼっしゅう】forfeiture, seizure, confiscation, impounding
本音 【ほんね】real intention, motive
本名 【ほんみょう】real name
埋める 【うずめる】① to cover, to bury (e.g. one's face in hands), to submerge ② to fill (completely), to stuff, to pack, to cram, to fill up
満たす 【みたす】① to satisfy, to ingratiate, to fulfill ② to fill (e.g. a cup) ③ to reach (a certain number)
未だ 【いまだ】① as yet, hitherto, still ② not yet (with negative verb)
未練 【みれん】lingering affection, attachment, regret, regrets, reluctance
無言 【むごん】silence
無邪気 【むじゃき】innocence, simple-mindedness
無茶 【むちゃ】absurd, unreasonable, excessive, rash, absurdity, nonsense
無念 【むねん】① chagrin, regret ② free from obstructive thoughts
名残 【なごり】① remains, traces, vestiges, relics ② (the sorrow of) parting ③ end
猛烈 【もうれつ】violent, vehement, rage
優先 【ゆうせん】preference, priority, precedence
幽霊 【ゆうれい】ghost, specter, spectre, apparition, phantom
誘導 【ゆうどう】guidance, leading, induction, introduction, incitement, inducement
誘惑 【ゆうわく】temptation, allurement, lure, seduction
予感 【よかん】presentiment, premonition
予想 【よそう】expectation, anticipation, prediction, forecast, conjecture
用件 【ようけん】business, thing to be done, something that should be perfomed, information that should be conveyed
要望 【ようぼう】demand for, request
養う 【やしなう】to rear, to maintain, to support (e.g. family), to cultivate
養成 【ようせい】training, development
抑制 【よくせい】control, restraint, suppression, constraint, curtailment, inhibition, check, curb
絡む 【からむ】① to entangle, to entwine ② to pick a quarrel, to find fault ③ to be involved with, to be influenced by, to develop a connection with
落ち込む 【おちこむ】① to feel down (sad) ② to be in a slump (e.g. business, economy), to be in an unfavourable condition ③ to fall into (e.g. a hole)
落胆 【らくたん】discouragement, despondency, dejection
乱す 【みだす】to throw out of order, to disarrange, to disturb
乱れる 【みだれる】① to be disordered, to be disarranged, to be disarrayed, to be disheveled, to be dishevelled ② to be discomposed, to be upset, to get confused, to be disturbed ③ to lapse into chaos (due to war, etc.)
理性 【りせい】reason, sense
冷酷 【れいこく】cruelty, coldheartedness, relentless, ruthless
励ます 【はげます】to encourage, to cheer, to raise (the voice)
励む 【はげむ】to be zealous, to brace oneself, to endeavour, to endeavor, to strive, to make an effort
連休 【れんきゅう】consecutive holidays
連中 【れんちゅう】colleagues, company, a lot, those guys (slightly impolite)
労る 【いたわる】to pity, to sympathize with, to sympathise with, to console, to care for, to be kind to
労力 【ろうりょく】labour, labor, effort, toil, trouble
老ける 【ふける】to age, to grow old
依存 【いぞん】dependence, dependent, reliance
敵 【かたき】① rival, opponent, adversary ② foe, enemy
魂 【たましい】soul, spirit
修業 【しゅぎょう】pursuit of knowledge, studying, learning, training, ascetic practice, ascetic practise, discipline
掌 【てのひら】the palm (of one's hand)
打ち込む 【うちこむ】to drive in (e.g. nail, stake), to devote oneself to, to shoot into, to smash, to throw into, to cast into
濯ぐ 【すすぐ】① to rinse, to wash out ② to have one's revenge, to wipe out a disgrace
濯ぐ 【ゆすぐ】① to rinse, to wash out ② to have one's revenge, to wipe out a disgrace
避ける 【よける】① to avoid (physical contact with) ② to avoid (situation) ③ to ward off, to avert
予言 【よげん】prediction, promise, prognostication
打ち明ける 【うちあける】to be frank, to speak one's mind, to open one's heart
産む 【うむ】to give birth, to deliver, to produce
大げさ 【おおげさ】grandiose, exaggerated
箇所 【かしょ】passage, place, point, part
傍ら 【かたわら】① side, edge, beside, besides, nearby ② while (doing)
肝心 【かんじん】essential, fundamental, crucial, vital, main
傷つく 【きずつく】① to be wounded, to get injured ② to get hurt feelings ③ to chip, to scratch, to damage
蔵 【くら】warehouse, cellar, magazine, granary, godown, depository, treasury, elevator
執着 【しゅうじゃく】attachment, adhesion, tenacity
執着 【しゅうちゃく】attachment, adhesion, tenacity
備わる 【そなわる】① to be furnished with, to be endowed with ② to be among, to be one of, to be possessed of
断つ 【たつ】to sever, to cut off, to suppress, to abstain (from)
手当 【てあて】① allowance, compensation ② treatment, medical care
徹する 【てっする】to sink in, to penetrate, to devote oneself, to believe in, to go through, to do intently and exclusively
値引き 【ねびき】price reduction, discount
暴露 【ばくろ】disclosure, exposure, revelation
見逃す 【みのがす】to miss, to overlook, to leave at large
夜更け 【よふけ】late at night
理屈 【りくつ】theory, reason
割 【わり】① rate, ratio, proportion, percentage ② profit ③ assignment ④ 10%, unit of ten percent ⑤ sumo match, schedule of sumo matches ⑥ diluted with (of drinks), mixed with
行ける 【いける】to look (taste, etc.) good
隊 【たい】party, company, body (of troops), corps
魂 【こん】Yang energy, spirit
あからさまplain, frank, candid, open, direct, straightforward, unabashed, blatant, flagrant
ずぶ濡れ 【ずぶぬれ】soaked, dripping wet
だるいsluggish, feel heavy, languid, dull
ひたすらnothing but, earnest, intent, determined, set on (something)
藻掻く 【もがく】① to struggle, to wriggle, to squirm ② to be impatient
汚す 【けがす】to disgrace, to dishonour, to dishonor, to defile
華奢 【きゃしゃ】① luxury, pomp ② delicate, slender, gorgeous
なつくto become emotionally attached
滑稽 【こっけい】funny, humorous, humourous, comical, laughable, ridiculous, joking
あえてdare (to do something), venture (often overcoming reluctance, or in the face of probable failure), take upon oneself, challenge, presume, (there is no) need to, (don't) go as far as, definitely (not)
捲る 【まくる】① to turn up, to roll up (e.g. sleeves) ② verb suffix to indicate reckless abandon to the activity
捲る 【めくる】to turn over, to turn pages of a book, to tear off, to strip off
誤魔化す 【ごまかす】to deceive, to falsify, to misrepresent
差し引く 【さしひく】① to deduct, to take away, to dock ② to make allowances for something, to bear something in mind ③ to ebb and flow
うぬぼれpretension, conceit, hubris
嫉妬 【しっと】jealousy, envy
脆い 【もろい】brittle, fragile, tender-hearted
掻き回す 【かきまわす】to stir up, to churn, to ransack, to disturb
叩く 【はたく】① to strike, to clap, to dust, to beat ② to play drums ③ to abuse, to flame (e.g. on the Internet), to insult ④ to use up money
辿る 【たどる】to follow (road), to pursue (course), to follow up, to follow (hyperlink)
賭ける 【かける】to wager, to bet, to risk, to stake, to gamble
馴れ馴れしい 【なれなれしい】over-familiar
賑わう 【にぎわう】to prosper, to flourish, to do thriving business, to be crowded with people
庇う 【かばう】to protect someone, to take under one's wing, to plead for, to stick up for, to cover up for someone
微塵 【みじん】particle, atom
ありのままthe truth, fact, as it is, frankly
たやすいeasy, simple, light
和む 【なごむ】to be softened, to calm down
詫び 【わび】apology, excuse
咎める 【とがめる】to blame, to find fault, to challenge, to threaten, to take someone to task, to aggravate (an injury)
奢る 【おごる】to give (someone) a treat
鬱陶しい 【うっとうしい】① gloomy (e.g. mood), depressing ② heavy (weather), cloudy ③ irritating, troublesome
滲む 【にじむ】to run, to blur, to spread, to blot, to ooze
くじlottery, lot
躾ける 【しつける】to train, to discipline, to teach manners
きしむto jar, to creak, to grate
たくましいburly, strong, sturdy
掌 【たなごころ】the palm (of one's hand)
歪む 【ゆがむ】to warp, to swerve, to deflect, to be crooked, to be distorted, to be bent, to incline, to slant, to be perverted, to be gross-grained, to get bent, to be strained
歪む 【いがむ】to warp, to swerve, to deflect, to be crooked, to be distorted, to be bent, to incline, to slant, to be perverted, to be gross-grained, to get bent, to be strained
歪む 【ひずむ】to warp, to swerve, to deflect, to be crooked, to be distorted, to be bent, to incline, to slant, to be perverted, to be gross-grained, to get bent, to be strained
瞑る 【つぶる】to close the eyes
云々 【うんぬん】① and so on, and so forth ② comment, criticism
おもなるmain, principal, important
片思い 【かたおもい】unrequited love
すがすがしいfresh, refreshing
慎む 【つつしむ】① to be careful, to be discreet ② to do in moderation, to refrain (from overdoing), to abstain ③ to be reverent ④ to be purified, to be chaste
情け深い 【なさけぶかい】tender-hearted, compassionate
不便 【ふびん】pity, compassion
憂鬱 【ゆううつ】depression, melancholy, dejection, gloom
へりedge, tip, margin
あしらうto arrange, to treat, to handle, to deal with
いざこざtrouble, quarrel, difficulties, complication, tangle
いちゃつくto flirt with, to dally
おろおろnervous, flustered, in a dither, all shook up
ぎこちないawkward, clumsy, stiff, crude, unrefined, constrained
くたくた① exhausted, tired ② withered, worn out ③ boiling until shapeless or mushy ④ tediously, repetitively, wordily
こそこそsneakily, move stealthily
ごたごたtrouble, confusion
さえeven, if only, if just, as long as, the only thing needed
さらけ出す 【さらけだす】to expose, to disclose, to lay bare, to confess
すっからかん① flat out (of), completely empty ② out of money, penniless, broke
すっぽかすto stand (someone) up, to leave (something) undone, to neglect (a duty)
せっかちhasty, impatient
そわそわfidgety, restless, nervous, uneasy
ぞくぞくshiver, feel chilly, shudder, thrill
ちゃっかりshrewd, calculating, nervy, cheeky
チャラforgiving a debt, getting even;
ちょっぴりvery little bit, just a smidgin, wee bit
つい① just (now) ② quite (near) ③ unintentionally, unconsciously, by mistake, against one's better judgement (judgment)
どたばた① noisily (esp. the noise of heavy feet) ② slapstick
ねた① material, joke material, contents, proof ② topping of nigiri sushi
ばりばりtearing, crunching (sound), work hard, actively
ばれるto leak out (a secret), to be exposed (a lie, improper behaviour, etc.) (behavior)
びっしりclosely packed, crowded close
ぶくぶく① bulging, swelling (e.g. with water), loose-fitting or baggy (clothing) ② bubbling, foaming
まんまとsuccessfully, fairly, artfully, nicely, thoroughly
むかつくto feel sick, to feel irritated, to feel offended, to feel angry
むっつり① sullenly, taciturnly, morosely, gloomily, silently ② taciturn person, uncommunicative person
めそめそuncontrolled weeping, sobbing
もたもたinefficient, slow
やんちゃnaughty, mischievous
サボるto be truant, to play hooky, to skip school, to skip out, to be idle, to sabotage by slowness
ダイヤ① diamond ② (railway) schedule ③ diagram ④ dyer
ポンポン① pompon, pompons, bobbles ② tummy, tumtum ③ bang-bang, pop-pop, tap-tap ④ without reservation, unreservedly, snappishly, outspokenly
マスコミmass communication, the media
一人前 【いちにんまえ】① becoming adult, attaining full manhood or womanhood, coming of age ② one helping, one portion
一人前 【ひとりまえ】① becoming adult, attaining full manhood or womanhood, coming of age ② one helping, one portion
なんだかんだsomething or other, one thing or another, this or that
外見 【がいけん】outward appearance
外見 【そとみ】outward appearance
気がする 【きがする】to have a certain mood or feeling, to have a hunch
気さく 【きさく】frank, sociable, good humored, good humoured, candid, openhearted, ready, willing
気になる 【きになる】to be on one's mind, to worry one, to care about, to be bothered by, to feel uneasy, to be anxious, to feel inclined
気に食わない 【きにくわない】unable to stomach, sticking in one's throat
気のせい 【きのせい】in (my, your) imagination
見出す 【みいだす】to find out, to discover, to notice, to select
高ぶる 【たかぶる】① to be highly strung, to be proud, to be haughty ② to get excited, to get worked up
今一 【いまひとつ】① one more, another, the other ② not quite, not very good, lacking
山間 【さんかん】among the mountains
十分 【じっぷん】10 minutes
生み出す 【うみだす】① to create, to bring forth, to produce ② to invent, to think up and bring into being ③ to give birth to, to bear
本名 【ほんめい】real name
いずれ① where, which, who ② anyway, anyhow, at any rate, sooner or later, eventually, at some future date or time
一行 【いちぎょう】line, row, troupe, party
一行 【いっこう】line, row, troupe, party
なかなか① very, considerably, easily, readily, fairly, quite, highly, rather ② by no means (with negative verb)
一人ぼっち 【ひとりぼっち】aloneness, loneliness, solitude
行きずり 【ゆきずり】passing, casual
日に日に 【ひにひに】day by day, by the day
やら① indicates a non-exhaustive list of items ② denotes uncertainty
リストラ(corporate) restructuring, downsizing
山ほど 【やまほど】a heap, great amount of
ポケベルpocket bell, pager, beeper
とことん(to) the end, thoroughly
後ろめたい 【うしろめたい】feeling guilty, with a guilty conscience
こんがりwell-cooked, well-done, browned
すくすくquickly, fast, rapidly
たんまりquite a lot
とっととquickly, hurriedly
めげるto be discouraged, to shrink from
気にするな 【きにするな】Never mind!, Don't worry about it
フェチ① fetish ② passion, enthusiasm
何気に 【なにげに】① truthfully, unexpectedly ② after realizing, without knowing
ブチ切れるto be enraged, to flip out;
アコギacoustic guitar
ざっくり① roughly, approximately, loosely ② cutting or breaking apart with vigour ③ deeply (cut or split) ④ rough (woollens, etc., as adjectival phrase with (to)shita) ⑤ sound of treading on pebbles
とやかく言う 【とやかくいう】to say all kinds of things, to complain, to find fault (with)
一員 【いちいん】person, member
一服 【いっぷく】(a) dose, (a) puff, (a) smoke, lull, short rest
引かれる 【ひかれる】to be charmed by, to be attracted (to)
屋台 【やたい】① cart, esp. food cart ② (festival) float
会食 【かいしょく】dining together, mess
楽屋 【がくや】dressing room, green room, backstage
間近 【まぢか】proximity, nearness, soon, nearby
気楽 【きらく】at ease, comfortable
気力 【きりょく】willpower, energy, vitality
急用 【きゅうよう】urgent business
業界 【ぎょうかい】industry, business
強か 【したたか】determined, stubborn, hearty, severe
古風 【こふう】old customs, old style
口ずさむ 【くちずさむ】to hum, to sing to oneself, to compose impromptu (poems)
高台 【たかだい】elevation, high ground
仕送り 【しおくり】allowance, remittance
仕立て 【したて】tailoring, dressmaking, sewing, making, preparation
思いやり 【おもいやり】consideration, sympathy
持ち出す 【もちだす】① to take out, to carry out, to bring out from where it belongs ② to mention something, to broach a topic, to bring up (a subject), to raise (an issue), to mention
自体 【じたい】itself
自力 【じりき】by oneself, self-made
集い 【つどい】meeting, get-together (e.g. among friends)
出方 【でかた】① attitude, move ② theater usher, theatre usher
出来心 【できごころ】sudden impulse, passing fancy
上手 【じょうて】① skill, skillful, dexterity ② flattery
上手 【じょうしゅ】① skill, skillful, dexterity ② flattery
色気 【いろけ】① colouring, coloring, shade of colour, shade of color ② interest in the opposite sex, sex appeal, sensuality, seductiveness, glamor, glamour, sexual passion ③ romance, poetry, charm ④ desire, interest, inclination, ambition
色紙 【しきし】square fancy cardboard, used for autographs, poetry, etc.
生い立ち 【おいたち】upbringing, personal history
切り分ける 【きりわける】to cut up, to cut and discard, to eliminate systematically (in fault-finding), to isolate
先方 【せんぽう】① companion, other party (side), he, she, they ② destination ③ person in front
先方 【さきかた】① companion, other party (side), he, she, they ② destination ③ person in front
早朝 【そうちょう】early morning
体中 【からだじゅう】throughout the body
大手 【おおて】① front castle gate ② both arms open, outstretched arms ③ major companies
大手 【おおで】① front castle gate ② both arms open, outstretched arms ③ major companies
大目に見る 【おおめにみる】to tolerate, to condone, to overlook, to let pass
買いかぶる 【かいかぶる】to overestimate, to make too much of
売り物 【うりもの】article for sale, offering, For Sale
不本意 【ふほんい】reluctance, unwilling
本社 【ほんしゃ】① head office, main office, headquarters ② main shrine ③ this company, this shrine
本社 【ほんじゃ】① head office, main office, headquarters ② main shrine ③ this company, this shrine
名目 【めいもく】① name, title, appellation, (something) nominal ② (under the) pretext (of), pretense
名目 【みょうもく】① name, title, appellation, (something) nominal ② (under the) pretext (of), pretense
目がける 【めがける】to aim at
野心家 【やしんか】ambitious person
一世一代 【いっせいちだい】once in a lifetime, the first and last occurrence (event, experience) of one's lifetime
上手 【かみて】① upper part ② upper stream, upper course of a river ③ right side of the stage (audience's or camera's POV), stage left (actor's POV) ④ skillful (only in comparisons), dexterity (only in comparisons) ⑤ over-arm grip on opponent's belt (sumo)
気を使う 【きをつかう】to pay attention to another's needs, to attend to, to fuss about, to take into consideration
早々 【そうそう】① early, all in good time ② quickly, promptly ③ just- (opened, started, etc.)
早々 【はやばや】① early, all in good time ② quickly, promptly ③ just- (opened, started, etc.)
思い切って 【おもいきって】resolutely, boldly, daringly
安らぐ 【やすらぐ】to feel at ease
色白 【いろじろ】fair-skinned, light-complexioned
思い起こす 【おもいおこす】to recall, to remember
私服 【しふく】civilian clothes, plain clothes
売れっ子 【うれっこ】favorite, favourite, popular person
品行方正 【ひんこうほうせい】irreproachable conduct, good conduct, high morals
手を出す 【てをだす】① to turn one's hand to, to reach out one's hand ② to get involved in, to make a move on ③ to start a fight, to make a move in violence
手を引く 【てをひく】① to withdraw from (a deal), to wash one's hands of ② to lead by the hand
四の五の言う 【しのごのいう】to grumble about something (trivial)
手前 【てめえ】① you (used by young males) ② oneself
公にする 【おおやけにする】to make public
ひたむきearnest, single-minded
むきになるto become serious, to take something (joke, teasing) seriously, to become irritated or angry (usually at something trivial)
意気投合 【いきとうごう】hit it off with (a person), find a kindred spirit in (a person), sympathy, mutual understanding
運勢 【うんせい】fortune, luck
黄金 【きがね】gold
黄金 【くがね】gold
快感 【かいかん】pleasant feeling
開き直る 【ひらきなおる】to become defiant, to turn upon, to become serious
気晴らし 【きばらし】recreation, diversion, relaxation
気配 【きはい】① indication, sign, hint, presence, trend ② quotation (esp. stock market)
形式的 【けいしきてき】formal
欠かす 【かかす】to miss (doing), to fail (to do)
見合い 【おみあい】formal marriage interview
見返り 【みかえり】collateral
向き合う 【むきあう】to be opposite, to face each other
合宿 【がっしゅく】lodging together, training camp, boarding house
根っから 【ねっから】① by nature, from the very beginning, through and through, at heart ② (followed by a verb in negative form) absolutely (not), (not) at all
根本的 【こんぽんてき】fundamental, basic
三流 【さんりゅう】3rd rate
まいったI'm beaten, I give up
仕打ち 【しうち】(poor) treatment, (bad) behavior, behaviour, action, act
思春期 【ししゅんき】puberty
取り持つ 【とりもつ】to mediate, to entertain, to serve
受け売り 【うけうり】① retailing ② second-hand opinion or knowledge, telling at second hand, second-hand telling
出直す 【でなおす】to come again, to call again, to make a fresh start
助っ人 【すけっと】helper, supporter, second, backer
心残り 【こころのこり】regret, reluctance
人相 【にんそう】physiognomy, looks, countenance
水面 【みなも】water's surface
水面 【みのも】water's surface
世話を焼く 【せわをやく】to bother, to meddle, to poke one's nose (into another's business), to be too helpful
正当化 【せいとうか】justification, warrant
真面 【まとも】① the front ② honesty, uprightness, directness ③ decency, normality
生活費 【せいかつひ】living expenses
前科 【ぜんか】previous conviction, criminal record, previous offense, previous offence
打ち上げ 【うちあげ】launch
打つ手 【うつて】way to do (something)
退社 【たいしゃ】① resignation, leaving office ② leaving work (e.g. at the end of the day)
大勢 【たいぜい】many, crowd, great number of people
大勢 【たいせい】general trend, current thought
大理石 【だいりせき】marble
谷間 【たにま】① valley, ravine, chasm, dell ② cleavage
谷間 【たにあい】① valley, ravine, chasm, dell ② cleavage
断ち切る 【たちきる】① to cut apart (cloth, paper, etc.) ② to sever (ties), to break off (a relationship) ③ to cut off (an enemy's retreat), to block (a road, etc.), to disconnect
中退 【ちゅうたい】leaving school during a term
定時 【ていじ】regular time, stated period
的中 【てきちゅう】strike home, hit the mark, become realized, become realised
店頭 【てんとう】shop front, counter, shop, over-the-counter (financial)
当事者 【とうじしゃ】person concerned, interested party, related party
当分 【とうぶん】for the present, currently, presently, at this time, for the next while
頭上 【ずじょう】overhead, high in sky
同然 【どうぜん】similar to, same, right, proper, just, natural
内側 【うちがわ】inside, interior, inner part
悲観的 【ひかんてき】pessimistic
不安定 【ふあんてい】instability, insecurity, crankiness
不公平 【ふこうへい】unfairness, injustice, partiality
部外者 【ぶがいしゃ】outsider, someone outside of a group
文庫 【ぶんこ】① library, book collection ② paperback book
平然 【へいぜん】calm, composed, cool, quiet
放っとく 【ほっとく】to leave someone alone
放つ 【はなつ】① to fire (e.g. an arrow), to hit (e.g. baseball), to break wind ② to free, to release ③ to give off (e.g. a scent), to emit (e.g. light)
本命 【ほんめい】① favorite, favourite, sure thing, likely winner, certainty ② one's heart's desire
無情 【むじょう】heartlessness, hardness, cruelty, ruthless
無理やり 【むりやり】forcibly, against one's will
面食い 【めんくい】attracted by physical looks only
目当て 【めあて】object, purpose, guide, end, view
有線 【ゆうせん】communicate by wire
留守番電話 【るすばんでんわ】answering machine, answer phone
上向き 【うえむき】pointing up, pointing upward, upturn, uptrend, upward tendency
上向き 【うわむき】pointing up, pointing upward, upturn, uptrend, upward tendency
万全 【ばんぜん】perfection, flawlessness
面 【つら】① face (often derog. or vulg.), mug ② surface
予言 【かねごと】prediction, promise, prognostication
風当たり 【かぜあたり】wind blowing against, being subject to outside pressures or criticism, oppression
軽々しい 【かるがるしい】indiscreet, thoughtless, careless, frivolous
強情 【ごうじょう】obstinacy, stubbornness
仕向ける 【しむける】to induce, to tempt, to treat, to act toward, to handle (men), to send, to forward to
直々 【じきじき】personal, direct
飛び切り 【とびきり】extraordinary, superior, choice
情けない 【なさけない】miserable, pitiable, shameful, deplorable
真っ平 【まっぴら】(not) by any means, (not) for anything, humbly, sincerely
やり直す 【やりなおす】to do over again, to redo, to start over, to remake, to resume, to recommence
見放す 【みはなす】to desert, to abandon, to give up
道草 【みちくさ】wayside grass, loitering on the way
申し分無い 【もうしぶんない】no objection, nothing to criticize, nothing to criticise
客足 【きゃくあし】customers
地球上 【ちきゅうじょう】on the earth
的外れ 【まとはずれ】out of focus, off the point, miss the mark
よりによってof all things, expression used to criticize a poor decision
波立つ 【なみだつ】to be choppy, to run high, to swell, to ripple, to billow, to be in discord
数倍 【すうばい】several times (as large, over)
高鳴る 【たかなる】to throb, to beat fast
空回り 【からまわり】racing (of an engine), spinning one's wheels, fruitless effort
身動き 【みうごき】moving about, stirring about
美形 【びけい】beautiful form or shape, beauty
強化合宿 【きょうかがっしゅく】training camp
決断力 【けつだんりょく】decisiveness
本質的 【ほんしつてき】essentially
追い求める 【おいもとめる】to pursue
当ても無く 【あてもなく】at random, aimlessly
板につく 【いたにつく】① to get used to one's work, to become accustomed to one's position ② to be at home (on the stage)
放っておく 【ほうっておく】to leave alone, to leave as is, to ignore, to neglect
身につける 【みにつける】① to learn, to acquire knowledge ② to carry, to wear (clothes, etc.), to put on
もてあそぶ① to play with (a toy, one's hair, etc.), to fiddle with ② to toy with (one's emotions, etc.), to trifle with ③ to do with something as one pleases ④ to appreciate
かまけるto be too busy, to be occupied, to concentrate on single-mindedly
追っかけ 【おっかけ】① chase scene ② groupie, paparazzo ③ soon, by-and-by
当てにする 【あてにする】to count on, to expect someone to (provide help, etc.)
気が遠くなる 【きがとおくなる】① to faint, to lose consciousness ② to feel overwhelmed, to be astounded
手玉に取る 【てだまにとる】to lead someone around by the nose
しがみつくto cling
のめり込む 【のめりこむ】to be completely absorbed in, to fall for (something)
察 【さつ】police;
安眠 【あんみん】quiet sleep
移り気 【うつりぎ】whim, frivolity, fickleness, inconstant, capriciousness
一件 【いっけん】matter, item, case
一団 【いちだん】body, group, party, gang, troupe
因果 【いんが】cause and effect, karma, fate
塩っぱい 【しょっぱい】① stingy ② hoarse ③ wearisome
押印 【おういん】affixing one's seal
仮病 【けびょう】feigned illness
可能性 【かのうせい】potentiality, likelihood, possibility, availability
家政婦 【かせいふ】housekeeper, maid
家宝 【かほう】heirloom
歌詞 【かし】song lyrics, words of a song, libretto
過言 【かごん】exaggeration, saying too much
解任 【かいにん】dismissal
改装 【かいそう】remodelling, remodeling, reorganization, reorganisation
皆無 【かいむ】nothing
開封 【かいふう】unsealed letter, breaking the seal
割 【かつ】divide, cut, halve, separate, split, rip, break, crack, smash, dilute
巻き込む 【まきこむ】to roll up, to involve, to enfold, to swallow up, to drag into
まぬけstupidity, idiot, dunce, blockhead
機種 【きしゅ】type of equipment, model
気が済む 【きがすむ】to be satisfied, to feel good
気が利く 【きがきく】① to be sensible, to be smart ② to be thoughtful, to be tactful, to be sensitive
気を許す 【きをゆるす】to let one's guard down
気掛かり 【きがかり】anxiety, concern, worry
気苦労 【きぐろう】worry, care, anxiety
詰め 【つめ】① stuffing, packing ② end (esp. the foot of a bridge) ③ lowest-ranking guest at tea ceremony ④ tea master ⑤ endgame (esp. in shogi or used figuratively) ⑥ sweet eel sauce ⑦ appointment to a particular workplace ⑧ using as the sole ground of judgement (judgment) ⑨ (after the -masu stem of a verb) continuing, keep doing for period of time
詰め込む 【つめこむ】to cram, to stuff, to jam, to squeeze, to compress, to pack, to crowd
居候 【いそうろう】lodger who pays nothing for room and board, freeloader, sponger
競合 【きょうごう】contention, competition, rivalry, quarrel
共演 【きょうえん】appearing together, co-acting, co-starring
教祖 【きょうそ】founder of a religious sect
金利 【きんり】interest rates
形跡 【けいせき】traces, evidence
芸能人 【げいのうじん】performer
月経 【げっけい】menstruation, menstrual period
見失う 【みうしなう】to lose sight of, to miss
見損なう 【みそこなう】to misjudge, to mistake, to miss seeing
見抜く 【みぬく】to see through
現役 【げんえき】active duty, active service
個室 【こしつ】private room
呼び覚ます 【よびさます】to wake up
交信 【こうしん】telecommunications, correspondence
口説く 【くどく】① to persuade, to coax, to solicit ② to seduce, to make advances, to make a play, to make a pass, to put the moves on, to come on to, to hit on, to court, to woo, to romance
更生 【こうせい】rehabilitation, regeneration, rebirth, resuscitation, reorganization, reorganisation
いきなりabruptly, suddenly, all of a sudden, without warning
降りしきる 【ふりしきる】to rain incessantly, to downpour
告知 【こくち】notice, announcement
国会議事堂 【こっかいぎじどう】national parliament or congress building (e.g. National Diet (Japan), Capitol Hill (US), Houses of Parliament (UK), etc.)
根性 【こんじょう】will-power, guts, temper, nature, spirit
差し込む 【さしこむ】① to insert, to put in, to thrust in, to plug in ② to shine in, to flow in ③ to jam a batter (with an inside pitch) (baseball)
最悪 【さいあく】the worst
最低限 【さいていげん】minimum
罪悪感 【ざいあくかん】feelings of guilt
雑居 【ざっきょ】① living together, mixed residence, sharing living quarters ② multi-tenant, community
雑用 【ざつよう】odd jobs, miscellaneous, other, etc.
参戦 【さんせん】participation in a war
仕込む 【しこむ】① to train, to teach, to educate ② to acquire (information), to learn, to cram ③ to stock, to stock up on ④ to prepare (esp. ingredients for brewing) ⑤ to insert, to build into, to fit
使い込む 【つかいこむ】to embezzle, to misappropriate, to peculate, to accustom oneself to using, to use for a long time
思い詰める 【おもいつめる】to think hard, to brood over, to worry too much (about), to torment oneself (with the thought of)
やむを得ず 【やむをえず】unavoidably, inevitably, necessarily, reluctantly, against one's will
時給 【じきゅう】hourly pay, hourly wage
自業自得 【じごうじとく】paying for one's mistakes, getting one's just deserts, suffering the consequences (of one's own actions), reap what you sow
実務 【じつむ】practical business, practical work experience, practicum, practice
手編み 【てあみ】hand knitting
収拾 【しゅうしゅう】control, settling, coping
収容所 【しゅうようじょ】home, asylum, camp
収録 【しゅうろく】① compilation, editing ② recording
週刊誌 【しゅうかんし】weekly publication, weekly magazine
祝杯 【しゅくはい】toast, congratulatory cup
処女 【しょじょ】virgin, maiden
照れる 【てれる】to be shy, to feel awkward
照れくさい 【てれくさい】embarrassing, awkward
上層 【じょうそう】upper stratum (classes, stories, storeys)
常連 【じょうれん】① regular customer, regular patron, frequenter ② constant companion
色仕掛け 【いろじかけ】use of seductive techniques to attain one's ends (usu. of women)
信念 【しんねん】belief, faith, conviction
寝込む 【ねこむ】to stay in bed, to sleep, to be laid up for a long time
心境 【しんきょう】mental state
新居 【しんきょ】new home
人違い 【ひとちがい】mistaking one person for another
人件費 【じんけんひ】① personnel expenses, labor cost, labour cost ② indirect labour costs, indirect labor costs
吹き込む 【ふきこむ】① to blow into, to breathe into ② to inspire, to indoctrinate ③ to record (music, video, etc.)
吹っ飛ぶ 【ふっとぶ】to blow off, to be blown off
性欲 【せいよく】sexual desire
成り下がる 【なりさがる】to be degraded, to come down in the world
成り上がる 【なりあがる】to rise (suddenly) in the world (to a higher position)
生き延びる 【いきのびる】to survive, to live long
精一杯 【せいいっぱい】with all one's might
精神科 【せいしんか】psychiatry
絶交 【ぜっこう】breaking off a relationship, permanent breach of friendship, rupture
絶好 【ぜっこう】best, ideal, perfect
絶頂 【ぜっちょう】summit, peak, climax
専念 【せんねん】absorption, give undivided attention, devote oneself to
祖国 【そこく】fatherland, native country
祖母 【ばば】grandmother
祖母 【おおば】grandmother
祖母 【おば】grandmother
祖母 【うば】grandmother
層 【そう】① layer, seam, bed, stream, class ② sheaf ③ storey (of a building), story, floor
はしゃぐto make merry, to frolic, to be in high spirits
窓際 【まどぎわ】(at the) window
総合的 【そうごうてき】synthetic, comprehensive
送迎 【そうげい】seeing off and meeting on return
息 【むすこ】son
存分 【ぞんぶん】to one's heart's content, as much as one wants
損ねる 【そこねる】① to harm, to hurt, to injure, to wreck ② to miss out, despite wanting to do
打倒 【だとう】knockdown (e.g. in boxing), overthrow, defeat
代官 【だいかん】Edo-period prefectural governor (magistrate, bailiff)
宅配便 【たくはいびん】① express home delivery service ② express home delivery parcel (box, etc.)
谷底 【たにそこ】bottom of valley or ravine
仲介 【ちゅうかい】agency, intermediation
調達 【ちょうたつ】supply, provision, raising
長居 【ながい】long visit, overstaying
追い詰める 【おいつめる】to corner, to drive to the wall, to run down, to track down, to chase after
定職 【ていしょく】occupation (i.e. field of regular employment), steady job, regular work
天職 【てんしょく】① vocation, lifework, calling ② sacred task (esp. the emperor's rule over the nation) ③ prostitute of the second-highest class (Edo period)
殿 【どの】form of address used for official letters and business letters, and in letters to inferiors, Mr
途方 【とほう】way, destination, reason
度胸 【どきょう】courage, bravery, pluck, nerve, grit, guts
土砂降り 【どしゃぶり】downpour, pouring rain, cloudburst, pelting rain, heavy rain
突き止める 【つきとめる】to make sure, to locate, to find out, to ascertain
入居 【にゅうきょ】moving into (house)
したためるto write up
認知 【にんち】acknowledgement, acknowledgment, recognition
売り渡す 【うりわたす】to sell over to
白衣 【はくい】white robe, (doctor's) white gown
白衣 【びゃくい】white robe, (doctor's) white gown
白衣 【びゃくえ】white robe, (doctor's) white gown
薄っぺら 【うすっぺら】very thin, flimsy, cheap, shallow
発散 【はっさん】letting feelings out, emitting, emanating, divergence (physics)
半殺し 【はんごろし】half killed
反論 【はんろん】objection, refutation, rebuttal
被害者 【ひがいしゃ】victim, injured party, sufferer
被告人 【ひこくにん】accused, defendant, prisoner at the bar
被写体 【ひしゃたい】(photographic) subject
非常識 【ひじょうしき】① lack of common sense, thoughtlessness, senselessness, irrationality, absurdity ② thoughtless, senseless, unreasonable, absurd, preposterous, aberrant
非売品 【ひばいひん】article not for sale, Not for sale
美容師 【びようし】beauty artist
不純 【ふじゅん】impurity, adulteration, dishonesty, irregularity
不動産屋 【ふどうさんや】real estate agent, realtor
浮かれる 【うかれる】to make merry, to be festive
うきうきcheerful, buoyant, cheery, lighthearted
舞い上がる 【まいあがる】to soar, to fly high, to be whirled up
幅広い 【はばひろい】extensive, wide, broad
腹立たしい 【はらだたしい】irritating
物件 【ぶっけん】article, thing
変質 【へんしつ】alteration (of character or essence), change in quality, transformation, deterioration, degeneration, transmutation
変装 【へんそう】disguise, masquerade
便乗 【びんじょう】taking advantage of a ride or an opportunity, taking a ship
包容力 【ほうようりょく】tolerance, broad-mindedness
抱き合う 【だきあう】to embrace each other
暴く 【あばく】to disclose, to divulge, to expose
暴君 【ぼうくん】tyrant, despot
暴走 【ぼうそう】running wildly, reckless driving, runaway, rampage
暴走族 【ぼうそうぞく】club of rabble-rousing reckless-driving delinquents, biker gang, group of hot rodders
暴落 【ぼうらく】slump, crash, heavy fall, decline
本位 【ほんい】standard, basis, principle
本格的 【ほんかくてき】full-blown, regular, genuine, earnest, normal, typical, fundamental, real
本腰 【ほんごし】strenuous effort, earnestness, seriousness
本籍 【ほんせき】one's permanent residence
未だに 【いまだに】still, even now, until this very day
無意識 【むいしき】① unconsciousness ② the unconscious
迷い込む 【まよいこむ】to go astray, to lose one's way
問題児 【もんだいじ】problem child
門限 【もんげん】closing time, lockup, curfew
有難い 【ありがたい】grateful, thankful, welcome, appreciated, evoking gratitude
余談 【よだん】digression, sequel (of a story)
陽性 【ようせい】positivity
欲求 【よっきゅう】desire
絡み付く 【からみつく】to twine oneself around, to coil around
乱入 【らんにゅう】① trespassing, intrusion ② to barge into, to burst into, to trespass
略 【りゃく】abbreviation, omission
流産 【りゅうざん】miscarriage, (spontaneous) abortion, abortive birth
連れ込む 【つれこむ】to bring (somebody into a place)
連中 【れんじゅう】colleagues, company, a lot, those guys (slightly impolite)
腕力 【わんりょく】physical strength, brute strength, arm strength
願望 【がんぼう】desire, wish, aspiration
願望 【がんもう】desire, wish, aspiration
見栄 【みえ】show, display, appearance, vanity, charm, attraction
打ち込む 【ぶちこむ】to drive in (e.g. nail, stake), to devote oneself to, to shoot into, to smash, to throw into, to cast into
一軒家 【いっけんや】① detached house, single house ② isolated house
延々 【えんえん】① forever, endlessly, on and on ② meandering, wandering, winding, sinuous, serpentine, zigzagging
加担 【かたん】support, participation, assistance, complicity, conspiracy
河原 【かわら】dry river bed, river beach
河原 【かわはら】dry river bed, river beach
切り札 【きりふだ】trump card
蔵 【そう】possession, ownership
散々 【さんざん】① severely, harshly, utterly, terrible ② scattered, disconnected
出版社 【しゅっぱんしゃ】publisher
成り行き 【なりゆき】outcome, development, course of events, progress, result
似つかわしい 【につかわしい】suitable, appropriate, becoming
ふさぎ込む 【ふさぎこむ】to mope, to brood, to be in low spirits, to have the blues
部署 【ぶしょ】one's duty post, one's duty station
掘り出し物 【ほりだしもの】(lucky) find, bargain, good buy, treasure trove
諸々 【もろもろ】all kinds of, various
よっぽど① very, greatly, much, to a large extent, quite ② just about to
浅はか 【あさはか】shallow, superficial, frivolous, thoughtless, foolish, silly
ずる賢い 【ずるがしこい】sly
引っ付く 【ひっつく】to stick to, to flirt with
一晩中 【ひとばんじゅう】all night long, all through the night
法学部 【ほうがくぶ】law department, law school
寝ぼける 【ねぼける】to be half asleep, to be still only half awake
仮眠 【かみん】nap, doze
布教 【ふきょう】propagation (e.g. a religion), proselytizing, missionary work
掛け持ち 【かけもち】holding two or more positions concurrently
晴れ渡る 【はれわたる】to clear up, to be refreshed
補習 【ほしゅう】supplementary lessons
居心地 【いごこち】comfort
群々 【むらむら】irresistibly, suddenly
極まりない 【きわまりない】extremely, in the extreme, boundless, limitless
面識 【めんしき】acquaintance
良家 【りょうけ】good family, respectable family, decent family
中卒 【ちゅうそつ】junior high school or middle school graduate
絶景 【ぜっけい】superb view, picturesque scenery
最前列 【さいぜんれつ】front row
音信不通 【おんしんふつう】break in contact, not hearing from, having no communication with
お座なり 【おざなり】perfunctory, apathetic, careless, slapdash, commonplace
専門学校 【せんもんがっこう】vocational school, technical school
断片的 【だんぺんてき】fragmentary
勝ち逃げ 【かちにげ】quitting while one is ahead
一途 【いちず】wholeheartedly, earnestly
精神的 【せいしんてき】mental, emotional
山積み 【やまづみ】huge mound, heap, pile
極道 【ごくどう】① wicked, evil, profligate, immoral ② wickedness, evildoing ③ organized crime, yakuza, underworld
置き去り 【おきざり】desertion, leaving behind or in the lurch
愛想笑い 【あいそわらい】insincere smile, ingratiating smile, forced smile
心機一転 【しんきいってん】changing one's attitude, turning over a new leaf, getting a fresh start
理性的 【りせいてき】rational
法律家 【ほうりつか】lawyer, jurist
危機感 【ききかん】sense of impending crisis, sense of danger
聞き捨てならない 【ききずてならない】inexcusable, unpardonable
肉体労働 【にくたいろうどう】manual or physical labor, manual or physical labour
生半可 【なまはんか】superficial, half-hearted
埋め合わせ 【うめあわせ】compensation
軟禁 【なんきん】lenient confinement or house arrest
途方に暮れる 【とほうにくれる】to be at a loss, to be puzzled
未だしも 【まだしも】rather, better
舞 【まい】dancing, dance
移り住む 【うつりすむ】to change one's place of residence, to move house
報う 【むくう】to reward, to recompense, to repay
慣れっこ 【なれっこ】being used to ..., getting used to ..., being accustomed to, being conditioned to, be familiar with
買い与える 【かいあたえる】to buy as a gift
明け暮れる 【あけくれる】to do nothing but, to spend all one's time doing
けりがつくto be settled, to be brought to an end
柔 【やわ】poorly-built, weak, insubstantial
気が散る 【きがちる】to get distracted, to jump off the track
絶好調 【ぜっこうちょう】in perfect form, going swimmingly
身に覚えがある 【みにおぼえがある】to have the memory of having done something oneself
あり得ない 【ありえない】impossible
割に合う 【わりにあう】to be worth it, to pay
通い妻 【かよいづま】a wife who lives elsewhere but regularly visits her husband, lit: commuting wife
背が伸びる 【せがのびる】to grow taller (of people)
居心地いい 【いごこちいい】comfortable (to live in), snug, cozy, cosy
けじめを付ける 【けじめをつける】① to draw the line (between two situations), to make a clear distinction ② to take clear responsibility for (mistakes, etc.)
非通知 【ひつうち】number-withheld phone calls
群を抜く 【ぐんをぬく】to surpass the rest (e.g. of a large group), to stand out from the crowd, to be the best by far
関わり合い 【かかわりあい】involvement, involved
移ろい 【うつろい】① change, changing, vicissitudes ② fading, waning
ごまかしhanky-panky, juggling, cheating, deception, smoke and mirrors
そそるto excite, to incite, to stimulate, to arouse, to tempt, to stir up
熟 【つくつく】completely, really, thoroughly, deeply, severely, intently
ゆかりrelated to (some place), affinity, connection
握り締める 【にぎりしめる】to grasp tightly
安泰 【あんたい】peace, security, tranquility, tranquillity
意地っ張り 【いじっぱり】obstinacy, obstinate person
慰め 【なぐさめ】comfort, consolation, diversion
異様 【いよう】bizarre, strange, eccentric, odd, queer
異例 【いれい】exception, illness, singular, exceptional, unprecedented
一挙一動 【いっきょいちどう】one's every action, every single move
一睡 【いっすい】(usu. in negative sentences) (not) a wink of sleep
因縁 【いんねん】① hetu and prataya (direct causes and indirect conditions, which underlie the actions of all things) ② fate, destiny ③ connection, origin ④ pretext
因縁 【いんえん】① hetu and prataya (direct causes and indirect conditions, which underlie the actions of all things) ② fate, destiny ③ connection, origin ④ pretext
羽織る 【はおる】to put on
渦巻く 【うずまく】to whirl, to eddy, to swirl, to curl (smoke)
宴 【うたげ】party, banquet, feast
縁起 【えんぎ】① omen ② origin, causation
音沙汰 【おとさた】news, letter
価値観 【かちかん】values
歌唱 【かしょう】song, singing
稼ぎ 【かせぎ】earnings
華麗 【かれい】splendor, splendour, magnificence
画廊 【がろう】(picture) gallery
がき① brat, kids ② preta (hungry ghost), ghoul
怪しむ 【あやしむ】to suspect
悔い 【くい】regret, repentance
勘当 【かんどう】disinheritance
わめくto shout, to cry, to scream, to clamour
くつろぐto relax, to feel at home
寛大 【かんだい】tolerance, liberality, leniency
歓談 【かんだん】pleasant talk, chat
陥れる 【おとしいれる】① to trick someone into (committing a crime, etc.), to hatch a plan and deceive someone ② to assault (a castle, etc.) ③ to drop something and have it fall into something
眼中にない 【がんちゅうにない】think nothing of
危篤 【きとく】critical illness, on the verge of death
寄り添う 【よりそう】to get close, to cuddle close together, to nestle close to, to snuggle up to
既に 【すんでに】already, too late
気に障る 【きにさわる】to hurt one's feelings, to rub someone the wrong way
気遣う 【きづかう】to worry about, to feel anxious about, to have apprehensions of
輝き 【かがやき】radiance
偽り 【いつわり】lie, falsehood, fiction, fabrication
偽る 【いつわる】to lie, to cheat, to falsify, to deceive, to pretend
偽名 【ぎめい】alias (false name), assumed name
疑心暗鬼 【ぎしんあんき】Suspicion will raise bogies, Once you suspect something, everything else will look suspicious
却下 【きゃっか】rejection, dismissal
虐げる 【しいたげる】to oppress
拒む 【こばむ】to refuse, to reject, to decline
仰向け 【あおむけ】face up
筋 【きん】① muscle ② string, sinew, line, stripe ③ plot, plan ④ source (of business information) ⑤ reason, logic
繰り返し 【くりかえし】① repetition, reiteration, iteration, cycle ② repeatedly
君臨 【くんりん】① reigning, controlling ② to reign, to dictate, to control
決壊 【けっかい】break (rip) down
潔い 【いさぎよい】manly, sportsmanlike, pure, upright
穴 【けつ】acupuncture point
穴埋め 【あなうめ】filling in gaps, filling in blanks (in a form, etc.)
健気 【けなげ】brave, gallant, courage, manly, heroic, praiseworthy, industrious, pure, lovable
圏内 【けんない】within the sphere
検診 【けんしん】medical examination
見張る 【みはる】to watch, to (stand) guard, to look out, to open one's eyes wide
見透かす 【みすかす】to see through
見飽きる 【みあきる】to be tired of looking at
厳粛 【げんしゅく】gravity, solemnity, severity, seriousness, dignity, rigor, rigour, austerity
幻覚 【げんかく】hallucination, illusion
幻想 【げんそう】illusions
幻滅 【げんめつ】disillusionment
言い張る 【いいはる】to insist, to assert, to be obstinate in saying
己 【おのれ】① I (or me) ② you ③ by oneself (itself, etc.) ④ interjection expressing anger or chagrin
胡座をかく 【あぐらをかく】① to sit cross-legged ② to rest on one's laurels
後ろ盾 【うしろだて】① backing, support, backer, supporter, patron, sponsor ② shield that protects one's back
語り継ぐ 【かたりつぐ】to transmit, to hand down
語尾 【ごび】(inflected) end of a word
公称 【こうしょう】① public name, announcing publicly ② nominal
口癖 【くちぐせ】way of saying, favorite phrase, favourite phrase
好奇心 【こうきしん】curiosity, inquisitiveness
硬派 【こうは】tough elements, hard-liners, stalwarts
行脚 【あんぎゃ】pilgrimage, walking tour, tour
貢ぐ 【みつぐ】to support, to finance
今宵 【こよい】this evening, tonight
婚姻 【こんいん】marriage, matrimony
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
彩る 【いろどる】to colour, to color, to paint, to make up
策略 【さくりゃく】scheme, tactic, stratagem, trick
錯覚 【さっかく】① optical illusion, hallucination ② misapprehension, delusion
支援 【しえん】support, backing, aid, assistance
視界 【しかい】field of vision
視聴率 【しちょうりつ】ratings (of a television program) (programme)
慈しむ 【いつくしむ】to love, to be affectionate to, to pity
慈善事業 【じぜんじぎょう】philanthropic work, charitable enterprise
自称 【じしょう】self-styled, would-be, calling oneself
執念深い 【しゅうねんぶかい】vindictive, tenacious, persistent, spiteful, vengeful
煮詰まる 【につまる】to be boiled down
謝罪 【しゃざい】apology
遮断 【しゃだん】isolation, cut off, blockade, quarantine, interception, deprivation
邪険 【じゃけん】hard hearted, cruel, unkind
釈明 【しゃくめい】explanation, vindication
主賓 【しゅひん】main guest, guest of honor, guest of honour
取り繕う 【とりつくろう】to temporize, to temporise, to smooth over
手狭 【てぜま】narrow, small, cramped
手堅い 【てがたい】steady, firm, solid, secure
手柄 【てがら】achievement, feat, meritorious deed, distinguished service
収納 【しゅうのう】crop, harvest, receipts, putting or stowing away
就ける 【つける】① to install (a king, emperor, etc.) ② to appoint (to a post) ③ to assign (to study under)
醜聞 【しゅうぶん】scandal
充電 【じゅうでん】① charging (electrically) ② electrification
渋る 【しぶる】to hesitate, to be reluctant, to have loose painful bowel movement
重症 【じゅうしょう】serious illness
巡業 【じゅんぎょう】provincial tour
順風満帆 【じゅんぷうまんぱん】smooth sailing
傷口 【きずぐち】wound
傷心 【しょうしん】heartbreak, grief
償い 【つぐない】recompense, indemnity, atonement
消滅 【しょうめつ】① lapse, annihilation (physics) ② extinguishment, termination (e.g. of legal representation) ③ vanishing
焼け焦げ 【やけこげ】burn hole, scorch
焦り 【あせり】impatience
衝動 【しょうどう】impulse, impetus, urge
浄化 【じょうか】purification, cleanup
譲り渡す 【ゆずりわたす】to hand over, to turn over, to cede
浸る 【ひたる】to be soaked in, to be flooded, to be immersed in
真っ盛り 【まっさかり】height of, middle of, full bloom
診察台 【しんさつだい】examination table (at a doctor's office)
水槽 【すいそう】water tank, cistern, fish tank
水没 【すいぼつ】submerge
寸前 【すんぜん】on the verge, just in front of
制覇 【せいは】conquest, domination, mastery
成し遂げる 【なしとげる】to accomplish, to finish, to fulfill
正真正銘 【しょうしんしょうめい】genuine, authentic
正統派 【せいとうは】orthodox school
生態 【せいたい】① mode of life, ecology ② (animal) territory
声援 【せいえん】encouragement, cheering, support
誠に 【まことに】indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
誠に 【じつに】indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
誓い 【ちかい】oath, vow
切り盛り 【きりもり】① management, administration ② cutting up and serving food
節度 【せつど】moderation, standard
絶縁 【ぜつえん】① breaking off relations, disconnection ② insulation (esp. electrical), isolation
染みる 【じみる】to have a touch of, to look like
潜り込む 【もぐりこむ】to slip into, to crawl into (under), to conceal oneself (under)
善人 【ぜんにん】good people
疎ら 【まばら】sparse
素行 【そこう】behaviour, behavior
素性 【すじょう】birth, lineage, parentage, origin, identity, background, history
しらふ① sobriety ② sober face
喪主 【もしゅ】chief mourner
操 【みさお】chastity, fidelity, honour, honor, faith
葬儀 【そうぎ】funeral service
即座 【そくざ】immediate, right there on the spot, impromptu
即答 【そくとう】immediate reply
つかの間 【つかのま】moment, brief time, brief, transient
ぶち壊す 【ぶちこわす】to destroy, to spoil, to crush, to break by striking, to wreck
待ち焦がれる 【まちこがれる】to long for
大規模 【だいきぼ】large-scale
大騒ぎ 【おおさわぎ】clamour, uproar, tumult
弾ける 【はじける】to burst open, to split open, to pop
痴漢 【ちかん】masher, molester, pervert
致命的 【ちめいてき】fatal, lethal
中途半端 【ちゅうとはんぱ】halfway, half measures, unfinished, incomplete, by halves, half-baked, half-cocked
張り合う 【はりあう】to rival, to compete with
挑発 【ちょうはつ】provocation, stirring up, arousal
潮時 【しおどき】① tidal hour ② the right time, favourable opportunity (favorable)
賃貸 【ちんたい】lease, rent, hire
塚 【つか】mound
敵対 【てきたい】hostility, antagonism, opposition
天罰 【てんばつ】divine punishment, wrath of God, justice of heaven
電源を入れる 【でんげんをいれる】to turn on power
吐き出す 【はきだす】to vomit, to spit out
途端に 【とたんに】just as, in the act of
土壇場 【どたんば】① last moment, eleventh hour ② platform made of dirt used to perform executions (decapitations) in the Edo period
唐突 【とうとつ】abrupt, sudden
逃避 【とうひ】escape, evasion, flight
透ける 【すける】to be transparent, to show through
道端 【みちばた】roadside, wayside
得策 【とくさく】profitable plan, good plan
特攻隊 【とっこうたい】special attack unit, suicide squad, kamikaze unit
二酸化炭素 【にさんかたんそ】carbon dioxide
入り浸る 【いりびたる】① to stay long, to hang around, to hang out ② to be immersed, to be soaked, to seep in
忍び込む 【しのびこむ】to creep in, to steal in
熱狂 【ねっきょう】wild enthusiasm, being crazy about
熱烈 【ねつれつ】ardent, passionate, vehement
燃え尽きる 【もえつきる】to burn out
破滅 【はめつ】ruin, destruction, fall
廃材 【はいざい】scrap wood
配属 【はいぞく】assignment (of a person to somewhere), attachment (of a person to another unit, organization, etc.)
迫力 【はくりょく】force, intensity, appeal, strength
ばちがあたる① to incur divine punishment, to pay for one's sins ② You'll pay for that!, What goes around, comes around
卑屈 【ひくつ】menial, meanness, servility, abject
披露宴 【ひろうえん】reception (wedding)
避妊 【ひにん】contraception
飛躍 【ひやく】① leaping, activity ② leapfrog (over a problem), making a leap (e.g. in logic) ③ makng great strides, making rapid progress ④ emerging ⑤ becoming active, playing an active part
眉 【まみえ】eyebrow, eyebrows
評論家 【ひょうろんか】critic
不一致 【ふいっち】discrepancy, discord, disagreement, mismatch, dissonance
不器用 【ぶきよう】awkward, clumsy, unskillfulness, lack of ability
不祥事 【ふしょうじ】scandal, deplorable event
不詳 【ふしょう】unknown, unidentified, unspecified
不相応 【ふそうおう】unsuited, inappropriate, improper, undeserved
不透明 【ふとうめい】opacity
不愉快 【ふゆかい】discomfort, unpleasantness, disagreeableness, unhappiness
不倫 【ふりん】adultery, immorality, impropriety
敷金 【しききん】(security) deposit, caution money
腐れ縁 【くされえん】(undesirable but) inseparable relationship
負け惜しみ 【まけおしみ】poor loser, make excuses, unwilling to admit defeat, sour grapes
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
仏壇 【ぶつだん】Buddhist (household) altar
紛らわす 【まぎらわす】to divert, to distract
返却 【へんきゃく】return of something, repayment
弁える 【わきまえる】to know (right from wrong), to discern, to discriminate, to understand, to bear in mind
保留 【ほりゅう】① reserve, putting on hold, deferment ② hold (e.g. telephone button), pending
放浪 【ほうろう】wandering
邦楽 【ほうがく】(traditional) Japanese music
傍観 【ぼうかん】looking on, remaining a spectator
防波堤 【ぼうはてい】breakwater, mole
魔王 【まおう】devil king
幕開け 【まくあけ】① the rise of the curtain, opening (of play) ② beginning (e.g. of an era), opening (festival, event, etc.)
未遂 【みすい】attempt (at crime)
魅了 【みりょう】fascination
密室 【みっしつ】① room that cannot be entered (i.e. because it's locked from the inside) ② secret room
無償 【むしょう】no compensation, free of charge
無謀 【むぼう】reckless, thoughtless, recklessness
面影 【おもかげ】face, looks, vestiges, trace
躍る 【おどる】① to jump, to leap ② to pound (of one's heart, i.e. with excitement), to throb ③ to be messily written
躍起 【やっき】desperation, eagerness
癒す 【いやす】to heal, to cure
唯一 【ゆいつ】only, sole, unique
なだめるto soothe, to calm, to pacify
有意義 【ゆういぎ】significant, useful, meaningful, worthwhile, valuable, of interest
有志 【ゆうし】voluntary, volunteer, sympathizer, sympathiser
余韻 【よいん】① reverberation, swelling (of a hymn), trailing note ② lingering memory, aftertaste ③ suggestiveness (of a book, poem, etc.)
容姿 【ようし】appearance, one's face and figure
容赦 【ようしゃ】① pardon, forgiveness, mercy ② leniency, going easy (on someone)
容態 【ようだい】condition (usually animate)
揺れ動く 【ゆれうごく】to tremble
養子 【ようし】adopted child (usu. male), son-in-law
履歴書 【りれきしょ】personal history, curriculum vitae, resume
理不尽 【りふじん】unreasonable, irrational
臨機応変 【りんきおうへん】adapting oneself to the requirements of the moment, playing it by ear, ad hoc
輪郭 【りんかく】contours, outlines, features, border, silhouette
隣接 【りんせつ】adjoin, adjacent, related
累計 【るいけい】total
はす① sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), Indian lotus, lotus ② rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
惑わす 【まどわす】to bewilder, to perplex, to puzzle
悪阻 【おそ】morning sickness
己 【おれ】(masc) I, me (rough or arrogant-sounding first-person pronoun, formerly also used by women)
弦 【げん】① string (of a shamisen, etc.), stringed instrument ② chord ③ hypotenuse
弦 【つる】① bowstring ② string (of shamisen, guitar, violin, etc.) ③ bail (arched pot handle) ④ diagonal levelling wire across the top of a masu
魂 【だましい】soul, spirit
修業 【しゅうぎょう】pursuit of knowledge, studying, learning, training, ascetic practice, ascetic practise, discipline
拍子 【ひょうし】① (musical) time, tempo, beat, rhythm ② the moment, the instance, chance
侮る 【あなどる】to despise, to disdain, to make light of
面 【おもて】① face ② surface ③ mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
妄想 【もうそう】wild idea, delusion
老舗 【しにせ】① old shop, shop of long standing ② well-established, first of the kind, veteran
老舗 【ろうほ】① old shop, shop of long standing ② well-established, first of the kind, veteran
虜 【とりこ】① captive, prisoner ② victim (of love, etc.), slave (to one's lust, etc.)
嫌味 【いやみ】disagreeableness, disagreeability, gaudiness, sarcasm
入れ墨 【いれずみ】tattoo
憶測 【おくそく】guess, speculation, supposition
駆け落ち 【かけおち】defeat and flight, disappearing without a trace, eloping
駆け引き 【かけひき】① bargaining, haggling ② tactics, strategy
過酷 【かこく】rigour, rigor, severity, cruelty, harsh
偽装 【ぎそう】disguise, camouflage, masquerade
従順 【じゅうじゅん】obedient, gentle, meek, submissive, docile
淡々 【たんたん】disinterested, unconcerned, indifferent, plain, light
独り占め 【ひとりじめ】monopoly
擁護 【ようご】① protection, advocacy, support, defence, championship, vindication ② to protect (e.g. rights, etc.), to advocate (e.g. free trade, etc.), to support
大前提 【だいぜんてい】major premise, principle
陰り 【かげり】shadow or cloud (e.g. on someone's happiness), shade, gloom
酷 【こく】① severe, harsh, stringent, rigorous, strict, unfair ② body (esp. of food, wine, etc.), weight, substance
懲り懲り 【こりごり】bitter experience, learning from a bad experience, having had enough (of something unpleasant), having had a bellyful, being sick and tired (of something), being fed up
忠犬 【ちゅうけん】faithful dog (Hachiko)
放し飼い 【はなしがい】pasturing, grazing, letting (a dog) run free
援助交際 【えんじょこうさい】① dating with compensation (payments, financial support, etc.) ② schoolgirl prostitution
癖に 【くせに】and yet, though, when, in spite of
錠 【じょう】① lock, padlock ② tablet, lozenge, pill
ごときlike, as if, the same as
矢先に 【やさきに】just when one is ...
証拠隠滅 【しょうこいんめつ】destruction of evidence
戸籍謄本 【こせきとうほん】official copy of the family register
闘志 【とうし】fighting spirit, (will to) fight
豪邸 【ごうてい】palatial residence, stately mansion
反抗期 【はんこうき】rebellious age
洞察力 【どうさつりょく】insight, discernment, perception, perspicacity, acumen
謝恩会 【しゃおんかい】thank-you party
緊急事態 【きんきゅうじたい】state of emergency
生まれ故郷 【うまれこきょう】one's birthplace
好奇 【こうき】inquisitiveness
風物詩 【ふうぶつし】things which remind one of a particular season
言い尽くす 【いいつくす】to tell all, to give a full account
聞き飽きる 【ききあきる】to be tired of hearing
愚痴る 【ぐちる】to complain, to grumble
腕を振るう 【うでをふるう】to exercise one's talent, to display one's ability
最善を尽くす 【さいぜんをつくす】to do one's best, to do something to the best of one's ability
大歓迎 【だいかんげい】warm welcome
依存症 【いぞんしょう】(alcohol, drug) dependence, morbid dependence (on alcohol)
脚本家 【きゃくほんか】scriptwriter, playwright, scenario writer
笹 【ささ】bamboo grass
応急処置 【おうきゅうしょち】① emergency measure, emergency procedures, first-aid treatment ② temporary repairs, stop-gap treatment
とんとん拍子 【とんとんびょうし】without a hitch, swimmingly, with rapid strides
一銭 【いっせん】one-hundredth of a yen, small amount of money
はぐらかすto dodge, to evade, to give the slip
萌える 【もえる】to burst into bud, to sprout
遠距離恋愛 【えんきょりれんあい】long distance relationship
振る 【ぶる】assuming the air of ..., behaving like ...
暴力沙汰 【ぼうりょくざた】(committing, resorting to) an act of violence
虚勢を張る 【きょせいをはる】to bluff, to act brave
おらfirst person pronoun (usually male)
欠陥品 【けっかんひん】defective merchandise
おんどら(insulting) you (Hyougo Banshu dialect)
器 【き】① device, instrument ② vessel, container
揺らぎ 【ゆらぎ】tremor, fluctuation
熱狂的 【ねっきょうてき】wildly enthusiastic, crazy (about something)
下敷きになる 【したじきになる】to be squashed by, to be pinned under
軌道に乗る 【きどうにのる】to be on track, to be going to plan
滞りなく 【とどこおりなく】without delay, smoothly, without a hitch
展 【てん】exhibition, exhibit
避けて通れない 【さけてとおれない】(that) cannot be avoided (e.g. problem), unavoidable
容赦なく 【ようしゃなく】relentlessly, mercilessly
狂わせる 【くるわせる】① to drive mad ② to cause a malfunction, to put out of order ③ to derail (a plan, etc.)
即 【そく】① instantly, immediately, at once ② that is (to say), namely
気が滅入る 【きがめいる】to feel depressed, to be down
あぶれるto fail (in getting a job), to fail (at fishing, hunting, etc.)
うじうじirresolute, hesitant
うろたえるto be flustered, to lose one's presence of mind
ほんのりslightly, faintly
愛嬌 【あいきょう】love and respect, charm, attractiveness, courtesy
さながらjust like
闇雲 【やみくも】recklessly, blindly, at random
依怙贔屓 【えこひいき】favoritism, favouritism, partiality, prejudice, bias
一目惚れ 【ひとめぼれ】to be taken with someone at first sight (similar to "love at first sight", but not as strong)
うかつcareless, stupid, thoughtless, heedless, unobservant, inadvertant, incautious
遠吠え 【とおぼえ】howling
化膿 【かのう】suppuration, festering, coming to head
苛立つ 【いらだつ】to be irritated
ひるむto falter, to flinch (from), to recoil (from), to quail (at)
みすぼらしいshabby, seedy
御輿 【みこし】palanquin
呆ける 【ぼける】① to grow senile, to be childish with age ② to be mentally slow, to be befuddled ③ to become engrossed (in something)
惚れる 【ほれる】to fall in love, to be in love, to be charmed with, to lose one's heart to
挫ける 【くじける】to be crushed, to be broken, to be sprained
挫折 【ざせつ】frustration, setback, discouragement
呪い 【のろい】curse, spell, malediction
呪文 【じゅもん】spell, charm, incantation, magic word
所詮 【しょせん】after all
厨房 【ちゅうぼう】kitchen, galley
煽る 【あおる】to fan, to agitate, to stir up
羨望 【せんぼう】envy
詮索 【せんさく】inquiry into, enquiry into, prying (into), investigation, search, exploration
全貌 【ぜんぼう】whole story, full picture, full particulars
漕ぎ着ける 【こぎつける】to row (a boat) up to (a pier), to attain, to reach (a certain stage), to manage to do
長椅子 【ながいす】couch, bench, ottoman
妬ましい 【ねたましい】jealous, envious
馴染む 【なじむ】to become familiar with, to fit in, to adapt oneself, to get used to, to grow accustomed to
破綻 【はたん】failure, bankruptcy
美貌 【びぼう】beautiful face, good looks, beauty
豹変 【ひょうへん】sudden change, complete change
淵 【ふち】deep pool, abyss, the depths
菩薩 【ぼさつ】bodhisattva (one who vows to save all beings before becoming a Buddha)
翻弄 【ほんろう】① trifling with, toying with, playing with, making sport of, making fun of, leading around by the nose ② tossing about (a ship)
嗅覚 【きゅうかく】the sense of smell
屁理屈 【へりくつ】sophism, quibble, hair-splitting, argument for argument's sake, cavil, frivolous objections
曰く 【いわく】① pretext, history, past, story ② according to ..., ... says
洒落 【しゃらく】frank, open-hearted
ろくでなしbum, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well
祟り 【たたり】curse
祟る 【たたる】to curse, to cast a spell
絆 【きずな】① bonds, fetters, encumbrance ② tether
縋り付く 【すがりつく】to cling to, to depend on, to embrace, to hug
罠 【わな】① snare, trap (for catching wild game, etc.) ② trap (i.e. ruse, subterfuge, etc.)
なめる① to lick ② to taste ③ to experience (esp. a hardship) ④ to make fun of, to make light of, to put down, to treat with contempt
褪せる 【あせる】to fade, to discolor, to discolour
しかめるto knit the brows, to raise eyebrows, to scowl, to grimace, to frown
靡く 【なびく】to bend, to flutter, to wave, to bow to, to yield to, to obey, to be swayed by
頬 【つら】① face (often derog. or vulg.), mug ② surface
燻ぶる 【くすぶる】to smoke, to smoulder, to smolder, to sputter
晒す 【さらす】① to expose (to the air, to the public, to danger, etc.) ② to bleach, to refine
遙々 【はるばる】from afar, over a great distance, all the way
別嬪 【べっぴん】① beautiful woman, beauty, pretty girl ② high-quality goods, special article
仄か 【ほのか】faint, indistinct, stupid, few
儲け 【もうけ】profit, earnings
甦る 【よみがえる】① to be resurrected, to be resuscitated, to be rehabilitated, to be revived, to be refreshed, to be restored ② to be recalled (e.g. memories), to be brought back
孕む 【はらむ】to conceive, to become pregnant, to get filled with
ろくなsatisfactory, decent
疚しい 【やましい】(feel) guilty, (having a) guilty conscience
お膳立て 【おぜんだて】setting the table, preparation
釘付け 【くぎづけ】① nailing on, nailing down, nailing shut ② being stationary, being rooted to the spot
唖然 【あぜん】dumbfounded, in mute amazement
叱られる 【しかられる】to be scolded, to be reproved
とろいslow (slightly pejorative), dull, stupid
どさくさconfusion, turmoil
粽 【ちまき】cake wrapped in bamboo leaves
苛立ち 【いらだち】irritation
けしかけるto instigate, to incite, to spur on, to set (e.g. a dog after someone)
しがないpoor, humble
たけなわin full swing, at full height
絆される 【ほだされる】to be moved by affection, to be moved by kindness
満ち溢れる 【みちあふれる】to be full of (e.g. adventure, youth, energy), to be overflowing with
濡れ衣を着せる 【ぬれぎぬをきせる】to frame, to falsely accuse of a crime
身も蓋もない 【みもふたもない】point blank, blunt
石橋を叩いて渡る 【いしばしをたたいてわたる】being excessively cautious, knocking on a strong stone bridge before crossing it
嗅ぎ回る 【かぎまわる】to sniff around (looking for)
二股かける 【ふたまたかける】to two-time, to play it both ways, to sit on the fence
嬲り殺し 【なぶりごろし】torture to death, torment to death