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Most frequent words part 3

This continues the four compiled frequency lists. N4 and N5 are excluded. This gets us through approximately 7600 words on each of the four frequency lists.

First 500 entries [show all] — Created by Ryan M. — Last modified: 2015-03-10 16:33:15
がっかりfeel disappointed, dejected, lose heart, feel emotionally drained, feel let down
ざっとroughly, in round numbers
ドキドキthrob, beat (fast)
なんかthings like ..., or something like that ... (often derogatory)
ぶつぶつ① grunt, grumble, complaint, mutter ② pimples, spots, eruption, rash ③ cutting into small pieces ④ simmering
外出 【がいしゅつ】outing, trip, going out
今日は 【こんにちは】hello, good day (daytime greeting)
人間 【にんげん】① human being, man, person ② character (of a person)
年月 【としつき】months and years
見送り 【みおくり】seeing one off, farewell, escort
思わず 【おもわず】unintentionally, reflexively, spontaneously, involuntarily, instinctively
自ら 【みずから】for one's self, personally
借金 【しゃっきん】debt, loan, liabilities
手間 【てま】time, labour, labor
手入れ 【ていれ】① repairs, maintenance, tending, trimming, grooming ② crackdown, (police) raid
重大 【じゅうだい】serious, important, significant, grave, weighty
親しい 【したしい】intimate, close (e.g. friend)
親友 【しんゆう】close friend, bosom (old, intimate) friend, buddy, crony, chum
生地 【きじ】① cloth, material, texture ② one's true character ③ unglazed pottery ④ uncooked dough, batter
先ず 【まず】① first (of all), to start with, about, almost, anyway, well, now ② hardly (with neg. verb)
多少 【たしょう】more or less, somewhat, a little, some
貸し 【かし】loan, lending
台 【だい】① stand, rack, table ② support ③ belt ④ counter for machines, incl. vehicles ⑤ setting (e.g. in jewellery)
大会 【たいかい】convention, tournament, mass meeting, rally
知事 【ちじ】prefectural governor
地 【ち】① earth, ground, land, soil ② place ③ territory ④ bottom (of a package, book, etc.) ⑤ earth (one of the five elements)
地方 【ちほう】① area, locality, district, region, province ② countryside, rural area ③ coast (esp. as seen from the water) ④ person singing ballads in Noh, person in charge of music in a Japanese dance performance
会費 【かいひ】membership fee
学期 【がっき】school term, semester
休息 【きゅうそく】rest, relief, relaxation
金庫 【きんこ】safe, vault, treasury, provider of funds
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
欠点 【けってん】faults, defect, weakness
月曜 【げつよう】Monday
混ぜる 【まぜる】to mix, to stir, to blend
才能 【さいのう】talent, ability
自身 【じしん】by oneself, personally
取り消す 【とりけす】to cancel, to revoke
手伝い 【てつだい】① helper, assistant ② help
州 【しゅう】① state, province, county (UK), department (of ancient China) ② continent
宿 【やど】inn, lodging
女王 【じょおう】queen
商品 【しょうひん】commodity, article of commerce, goods, stock, merchandise
食物 【しょくもつ】food, foodstuff
進める 【すすめる】to advance, to promote, to hasten
生き物 【いきもの】living thing, animal
実に 【じつに】indeed, really, absolutely, truly, actually, very, quite
石炭 【せきたん】coal
選手 【せんしゅ】player (in game), team member
前進 【ぜんしん】advance, drive, progress
全 【ぜん】all, whole, entire, complete, overall, pan-
組み立てる 【くみたてる】to assemble, to set up, to construct
組合 【くみあい】association, union
速度 【そくど】speed, velocity, rate
地区 【ちく】district, section, sector
地面 【じめん】ground, earth's surface
直ちに 【ただちに】at once, immediately, directly, in person
通学 【つうがく】commuting to school, school commute
本物 【ほんもの】genuine article
明ける 【あける】① to dawn, to grow light ② to end
役 【やく】① use, service, role ② post, position ③ scoring combination (e.g. in mahjong, card games, etc.), hand
量 【りょう】quantity, amount, volume, portion (of food)
化 【か】action of making something, -ification
引っ掛かる 【ひっかかる】to be caught in, to be stuck in, to be cheated
煙突 【えんとつ】chimney, smokestack, funnel (of a ship), stovepipe
加減 【かげん】① addition and subtraction ② allowance for ③ degree, extent, measure ④ condition, state of health ⑤ seasoning, flavor, flavour, moderation, adjustment ⑥ influence (of the weather) ⑦ chance
可愛らしい 【かわいらしい】lovely, sweet
果実 【かじつ】fruit, nut, berry
過失 【かしつ】① error, blunder, accident ② fault, defect
害 【がい】injury, harm, evil influence, damage
願い 【ねがい】desire, wish, request, prayer, petition, application
禁煙 【きんえん】① No Smoking!, Smoking Prohibited! ② abstaining from smoking, quitting smoking
敬意 【けいい】respect, honour, honor
賢い 【かしこい】wise, clever, smart
交際 【こうさい】company, friendship, association, society, acquaintance
硬貨 【こうか】coin
婚約 【こんやく】engagement, betrothal
混雑 【こんざつ】confusion, congestion
座席 【ざせき】seat
済ませる 【すませる】to finish, to make an end of, to get through with, to let end
示す 【しめす】to denote, to show, to point out, to indicate, to exemplify
失望 【しつぼう】disappointment, despair
住宅 【じゅうたく】residence, housing, residential building
祝い 【いわい】congratulation, congratulations, celebration, festival, congratulatory gift
祝う 【いわう】to congratulate, to celebrate
順番 【じゅんばん】turn (in line), order of things, sequential order
照らす 【てらす】to shine on, to illuminate
賞 【しょう】prize, award
申し込む 【もうしこむ】to apply for, to make an application, to propose (marriage), to offer (mediation), to make an overture (of peace), to challenge, to lodge (objections), to request (an interview), to subscribe for, to book, to reserve
針 【はり】① needle, pin, hook ② stinger, thorn ③ hand (e.g. clock, etc.), pointer ④ staple (for a stapler) ⑤ needlework, sewing ⑥ malice ⑦ counter for stitches
成績 【せいせき】results, record, grades
生産 【せいさん】production, manufacture
接する 【せっする】① to come in contact with, to touch, to connect (with) ② to attend (to) ③ to receive (visitors)
設備 【せつび】equipment, device, facilities, installation
絶えず 【たえず】constantly, always, continually, steadily
尊敬 【そんけい】respect, esteem, reverence, honour, honor
団体 【だんたい】organization, organisation, association
調査 【ちょうさ】investigation, examination, inquiry, enquiry, survey
頂上 【ちょうじょう】top, summit, peak
沈む 【しずむ】to sink, to feel depressed
底 【そこ】bottom, sole
天候 【てんこう】weather
倒す 【たおす】① to throw down, to bring down, to blow down, to fell, to knock down ② to kill, to defeat, to beat ③ to overthrow, to trip up, to ruin ④ to leave unpaid, to cheat
動詞 【どうし】verb
濃い 【こい】① deep (colour), dark ② strong (flavour, smell, etc.) ③ thick (consistency), dense ④ strong (possibility, etc.) ⑤ thick (i.e. "as thick as thieves"), close, deep (love, etc.)
髪の毛 【かみのけ】hair (head)
宝石 【ほうせき】gem, jewel
法 【ほう】① law, act, principle ② method ③ mood ④ dharma
陸 【りく】land, shore
税 【ぜい】tax
握手 【あくしゅ】handshake
勘定 【かんじょう】calculation, counting, consideration, reckoning, settlement of an account, allowance
傑作 【けっさく】① masterpiece, best work ② blunder, boner
高価 【こうか】high price
酸素 【さんそ】oxygen
飼う 【かう】to keep, to raise, to feed
事業 【じぎょう】project, enterprise, business, industry, operations
芝生 【しばふ】lawn
収穫 【しゅうかく】harvest, crop, ingathering
従って 【したがって】therefore, consequently, in accordance with
冗談 【じょうだん】jest, joke
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
食卓 【しょくたく】dining table
唇 【くちびる】lips
新鮮 【しんせん】fresh
診察 【しんさつ】medical examination
製造 【せいぞう】manufacture, production
舌 【した】① tongue ② tongue-like object, clapper (of a bell), talon (of a lock)
粗末 【そまつ】crude, rough, plain, humble
素敵 【すてき】lovely, dreamy, beautiful, great, fantastic, superb, cool, capital
霜 【しも】frost
騒音 【そうおん】noise
属する 【ぞくする】① to entrust ② to send (a message, etc.)
怠る 【おこたる】to be negligent in doing something, to shirk, to be off one's guard
大抵 【たいてい】① mostly, ordinarily, usually, generally ② probably ③ most, almost all ④ (before a neg. form) ordinary ⑤ proper, appropriate, moderate
通訳 【つうやく】interpretation (i.e. oral translation)
釣 【つり】① fishing, angling ② change (e.g. for a purchase)
投票 【とうひょう】voting, poll
妨げる 【さまたげる】to disturb, to prevent, to obstruct, to hinder
裸 【はだか】naked, nude, bare
ぬるいlukewarm, tepid
我が儘 【わがまま】① selfishness, egoism, self-indulgence, wilfulness, willfulness ② disobedience ③ whim
やかましい① noisy, boisterous ② strict, faultfinding, carping, fussy
近頃 【ちかごろ】lately, recently, nowadays
尻 【しり】① buttocks, behind, rump, bottom ② undersurface, bottom ③ last place, end ④ consequence
親戚 【しんせき】relative
羨ましい 【うらやましい】① envious (feeling, etc.), jealous ② enviable (position, etc.)
鼠 【ねずみ】① mouse, rat ② dark gray, dark grey, slate (color, colour)
わざとon purpose
すぐ① immediately, at once, directly ② soon, before long, shortly ③ easily, without difficulty ④ right (near), nearby, just (handy)
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
梯子 【はしご】① ladder ② stairs ③ going to several places in succession (e.g. barhopping)
うさぎrabbit, hare, cony
紐 【ひも】① string, cord ② man who is financially dependent on a woman (such as a gigolo or, in the case of a prostitute, a pimp), pimp
籠 【かご】basket, cage
うんざりtedious, boring, being fed up with
出入り 【でいり】in and out, coming and going, free association, income and expenditure, debits and credit
水分 【すいぶん】moisture
前 【ぜん】① the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, former ② (before the name of an era) pre- (e.g. "premodern") ③ before, earlier
中間 【ちゅうかん】middle, midway, interim
中年 【ちゅうねん】middle-age, middle age, midlife, one's middle years
東西 【とうざい】① East and West ② whole country ③ Orient and Occident, Western and Eastern ④ Your attention, please!
意地悪 【いじわる】malicious, ill-tempered, unkind
家屋 【かおく】house, building
学力 【がくりょく】scholarship, knowledge, literary ability
元日 【がんじつ】New Year's Day
死体 【したい】dead body, corpse, cadaver
写る 【うつる】to be photographed, to be projected
手前 【てまえ】① before, this side ② one's standpoint, one's appearance ③ we ④ you
真っ先 【まっさき】the head, the foremost, beginning
真空 【しんくう】vacuum, hollow, empty
生意気 【なまいき】impertinent, saucy, cheeky, conceit, audacious, brazen
早口 【はやくち】fast-talking, rapid talking
大工 【だいく】carpenter
題名 【だいめい】title
地味 【じみ】plain, simple, subdued, sober
転がす 【ころがす】to roll
代える 【かえる】① to replace ② to exchange, to interchange ③ to substitute
名字 【みょうじ】surname, family name
ひっくり返る 【ひっくりかえる】to be overturned, to be upset, to topple over, to be reversed
温室 【おんしつ】greenhouse, hothouse, conservatory, glasshouse
貝 【かい】shell, shellfish
活力 【かつりょく】vitality, energy
教わる 【おそわる】to be taught
苦情 【くじょう】complaint, troubles, objection, grievance
空想 【くうそう】daydream, fantasy, fancy, vision
原始 【げんし】origin, primeval
原料 【げんりょう】raw materials
語学 【ごがく】language study
口実 【こうじつ】excuse, pretext
混合 【こんごう】① mixing, mixture, meld ② miscegenation
四角い 【しかくい】square, rectangular
四季 【しき】four seasons
始終 【しじゅう】continuously, from beginning to end, from first to last
留まる 【とまる】① to stop, to halt ② to remain, to abide, to stay (in the one place) ③ to come to a halt ④ to be limited to
寺院 【じいん】temple
持参 【じさん】bringing, taking, carrying
時速 【じそく】speed (per hour)
実習 【じっしゅう】practice, practise, training (esp. practical and hands-on), drill
出勤 【しゅっきん】going to work, at work
消防 【しょうぼう】fire fighting, fire department
神様 【かみさま】God
親類 【しんるい】relation, kin
進路 【しんろ】① route, course ② career, university choices, course (of future life)
水面 【すいめん】water's surface
水曜 【すいよう】Wednesday
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
全集 【ぜんしゅう】complete works
想 【そう】① conception, idea, thought ② samjna (perception)
対立 【たいりつ】confrontation, opposition, antagonism
退院 【たいいん】leaving hospital, discharge from hospital
断定 【だんてい】conclusion, decision
長短 【ちょうたん】① length ② long and short, advantages and disadvantages, pluses and minuses, strong and weak points, merits and demerits
直線 【ちょくせん】straight line
通行 【つうこう】passage, passing
的確 【てきかく】precise, accurate
点数 【てんすう】marks, points, score, runs, number of items, credits
伝記 【でんき】biography, life story
表紙 【ひょうし】front cover, binding
物語る 【ものがたる】to tell, to indicate
有無 【うむ】① existence or nonexistence, presence or absence ② consent or refusal, yes or no ③ flag indicator, presence or absence marker
加熱 【かねつ】heating
課する 【かする】to levy, to charge, to assess, to impose, to assign
解く 【ほどく】to unfasten, to untie, to unwrap (e.g. parcel)
解答 【かいとう】answer, solution
各自 【かくじ】individual, each
危うい 【あやうい】① dangerous, risky, hazardous, perilous, precarious ② in danger, in jeopardy, critical, grave, at risk ③ uncertain, unreliable, insecure, unsteady, doubtful ④ close (i.e. a close call), narrow
起床 【きしょう】rising, getting out of bed
県庁 【けんちょう】prefectural office
険しい 【けわしい】① precipitous, rugged, inaccessible, impregnable, steep ② grim, severe, stern
原産 【げんさん】place of origin, habitat
工芸 【こうげい】industrial arts
更ける 【ふける】to get late, to advance, to wear on
肯定 【こうてい】positive, affirmation
荒い 【あらい】rough, rude, wild
鉱物 【こうぶつ】mineral
在学 【ざいがく】(enrolled) in school
産地 【さんち】producing area
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
社説 【しゃせつ】editorial, leading article
車輪 【しゃりん】(car) wheel
祝日 【しゅくじつ】national holiday
順々 【じゅんじゅん】in order, in turn
照る 【てる】to shine
延びる 【のびる】① to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to spread ② to make progress, to grow (beard, body height) ③ to grow stale (soba) ④ to be straightened, to be flattened, to be smoothed ⑤ to be exhausted ⑥ to be postponed, to be prolonged
真似る 【まねる】to mimic, to imitate
姓 【せい】① surname, family name ② hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
性別 【せいべつ】distinction by sex, sex, gender
清掃 【せいそう】cleaning
接続 【せつぞく】① connection, attachment, union, join, joint, link ② changing trains ③ conjunction
先程 【さきほど】some time ago
泉 【いずみ】spring, fountain
祖先 【そせん】ancestor
相違 【そうい】difference, discrepancy, variation
束 【たば】bundle, bunch, sheaf
測量 【そくりょう】measurement, surveying
体制 【たいせい】order, system, structure, set-up, organization, organisation
対照 【たいしょう】contrast, antithesis, comparison
担ぐ 【かつぐ】① to shoulder, to carry on one's shoulder ② to take (someone) for a ride, to deceive, to take in
頂点 【ちょうてん】top, summit
当初 【とうしょ】at first
突く 【つく】① to prick, to stab ② to poke, to prod, to push, to thrust, to nudge, to hit, to strike ③ to use (a cane), to prop oneself up with, to press against (the floor, etc.) ④ to attack ⑤ to brave (the rain, etc.)
不可 【ふか】wrong, bad, improper, unjustifiable, inadvisable
枚数 【まいすう】① the number of flat things ② win-loss difference which influences the ranking of sumo wrestlers
延ばす 【のばす】to postpone
お辞儀 【おじぎ】bow, bowing
宴会 【えんかい】party, banquet
恩恵 【おんけい】grace, favor, favour, blessing, benefit
隔てる 【へだてる】to be shut out, to separate, to isolate
学級 【がっきゅう】(school) class
器具 【きぐ】utensil, apparatus, implement, device, gadget
休養 【きゅうよう】rest, break, recreation
恐縮 【きょうしゅく】shame, very kind of you, sorry to trouble
驚かす 【おどろかす】to surprise, to frighten, to create a stir
愚か 【おろか】foolish, stupid
あくびyawn, yawning (and stretching)
娯楽 【ごらく】pleasure, amusement
後輩 【こうはい】junior (at work or school)
御覧 【ごらん】① (after the -te form of a verb) (please) try to ② (please) look ③ seeing, looking, watching
碁 【ご】Go (board game of capturing territory)
公衆 【こうしゅう】the public, general public
恨む 【うらむ】① to resent, to curse, to feel bitter, to blame, to bear a grudge ② to regret
砕く 【くだく】to break, to smash
削る 【けずる】① to shave (wood or leather), to sharpen, to plane, to whittle, to pare, to scrape off ② to cross out, to reduce, to curtail, to remove, to erase, to delete
酸性 【さんせい】① acidity ② acidic
氏名 【しめい】full name, identity
煮る 【にる】to boil, to cook
寿命 【じゅみょう】life span
縮める 【ちぢめる】to shorten, to reduce, to boil down, to shrink
循環 【じゅんかん】circulation, rotation, cycle
巡査 【じゅんさ】police, policeman
順序 【じゅんじょ】order, sequence, procedure
将棋 【しょうぎ】shogi, Japanese chess, xianqi
小遣い 【こづかい】pocket money, spending money, pin money, allowance
上級 【じょうきゅう】advanced level, high grade, senior
飾り 【かざり】decoration
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
垂直 【すいちょく】vertical, perpendicular
盛り 【さかり】① peak (e.g. of cherry blossom season), height (e.g. of summer) ② prime (of one's life), one's best days ③ rutting, being in heat
西暦 【せいれき】Christian Era, CE, anno domini, AD
節 【ふし】① joint, knuckle ② tune, melody ③ knot (in wood), node in a bamboo stem ④ part, notable characteristic
創作 【そうさく】production, literary creation, work
爽やか 【さわやか】fresh, refreshing, invigorating, clear, fluent, eloquent
葬式 【そうしき】funeral
対策 【たいさく】counter-plan, counter-measure
淡水 【たんすい】fresh water
地盤 【じばん】stronghold, base, (the) ground
彫る 【ほる】① to carve, to engrave, to sculpt, to chisel ② to tattoo
彫刻 【ちょうこく】carving, engraving, sculpture
調節 【ちょうせつ】regulation, adjustment, control
鉄砲 【てっぽう】① gun ② wooden pole that sumo wrestlers strike in practice (practise)
吐く 【はく】① to breathe ② to tell (lies) ③ to vomit, to disgorge
兵隊 【へいたい】soldier, sailor
おしゃれ① smartly dressed, stylish, fashion-conscious ② someone smartly dressed ③ to dress up, to be fashionable
汲む 【くむ】① to draw (water), to ladle, to dip, to scoop, to pump ② to have a drink together ③ to consider, to sympathize with, to sympathise with
繋げる 【つなげる】to tie, to fasten, to connect, to transfer (phone call)
みっともないshameful, indecent
縞 【しま】stripe, bar, streak
塵 【ちり】dust, dirt
目眩 【めまい】dizziness, giddiness, vertigo
芯 【しん】① wick, marrow, staple (for stapler), (pencil) lead, stuffing, pith ② core, heart, centre, center
纏まる 【まとまる】to be collected, to be settled, to be in order
きちっとexactly, perfectly
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
くっきりdistinctly, clearly, boldly
ぶらぶらdangle heavily, swing, sway to and fro, aimlessly, idly, lazily, loiter, loaf, stroll idly
苦しめる 【くるしめる】to torment, to harass, to inflict pain
私鉄 【してつ】private railway
助 【じょ】help, rescue, assistant
投書 【とうしょ】letter to the editor, letter from a reader, contribution
家宅 【かたく】domicile, premises
固体 【こたい】solid (body), solid matter, solid-state
造船 【ぞうせん】shipbuilding
明白 【めいはく】obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, explicit, overt
熟 【つくづく】completely, really, thoroughly, deeply, severely, intently
忠実 【ちゅうじつ】① faithful, loyal, devoted ② hardworking, painstaking, diligent ③ healthy, fit
案じる 【あんじる】to be anxious, to ponder
尉 【じょう】jailer, gaoler, old man, rank, company officer
異動 【いどう】change
異論 【いろん】different opinion, objection
衣料 【いりょう】clothing
育ち 【そだち】breeding, growth
一括 【いっかつ】all together, batch, one lump, one bundle, summing up
一変 【いっぺん】complete change, about-face
一律 【いちりつ】evenness, uniformity, monotony, equality
運搬 【うんぱん】transport, carriage
縁側 【えんがわ】veranda, porch, balcony, open corridor
鉛 【なまり】lead (the metal)
臆病 【おくびょう】cowardice, timidity
化ける 【ばける】① to appear in disguise, to take the form of ② to change for the worse, to corrupt
化石 【かせき】fossil, petrifaction, fossilization, fossilisation
家計 【かけい】household economy, family finances
家出 【いえで】running away from home, leaving home
家畜 【かちく】domestic animals, livestock, cattle
家来 【けらい】retainer, retinue, servant
花粉 【かふん】pollen
過疎 【かそ】depopulation
外方 【そっぽ】look (or turn) the other way
外来 【がいらい】① external origin, imported ② outpatient
学歴 【がくれき】academic background
楽観 【らっかん】optimism
滑らか 【なめらか】smoothness, glassiness
叶う 【かなう】to come true (wish)
勘弁 【かんべん】pardon, forgiveness, forbearance
干渉 【かんしょう】interference, intervention
慣行 【かんこう】customary practice, customary practise, habit, traditional event
慣習 【かんしゅう】usual (historical) custom
換算 【かんさん】conversion (e.g. yen to dollars), change, exchange, translation (numerical)
簡潔 【かんけつ】brevity, conciseness, simplicity
簡素 【かんそ】simplicity, plain
緩む 【ゆるむ】to become loose, to slacken
緩める 【ゆるめる】to loosen, to slow down
緩やか 【ゆるやか】① loose, slack ② gentle, easy, slow ③ lenient, liberal, lax
頑固 【がんこ】stubbornness, obstinacy
頑丈 【がんじょう】solid, firm, stout, burly, strong, sturdy
喜劇 【きげき】comedy, funny show
器官 【きかん】organ (of body), instrument
期日 【きじつ】fixed date, settlement date
汽船 【きせん】steamship, steamboat, steamer
規約 【きやく】agreement, rules, code, protocol, convention
戯曲 【ぎきょく】play, drama
議決 【ぎけつ】resolution, decision, vote
久しい 【ひさしい】long, long-continued, old (story)
休める 【やすめる】to rest, to suspend, to give relief
救い 【すくい】help, aid, relief, salvation
窮屈 【きゅうくつ】narrow, tight, stiff, rigid, uneasy, formal, constrained
給仕 【きゅうじ】office boy (girl), page, waiter
給食 【きゅうしょく】school lunch, providing a meal
拒絶 【きょぜつ】refusal, rejection
許容 【きょよう】permission, pardon
強行 【きょうこう】① forcing, enforcement ② forced, enforced
教訓 【きょうくん】lesson, precept, moral instruction
教職 【きょうしょく】teaching certificate, the teaching profession
脅す 【おどす】to threaten, to menace
脅迫 【きょうはく】threat, menace, coercion, terrorism
郷土 【きょうど】native place, birth-place, one's old home
均衡 【きんこう】equilibrium, balance
軍艦 【ぐんかん】warship, battleship
計器 【けいき】meter, gauge
激励 【げきれい】encouragement
結び付ける 【むすびつける】to combine, to join, to tie on, to attach with a knot, to bind (e.g. an address)
血管 【けっかん】blood vessel
健在 【けんざい】in good health, well, going strong
軒並 【のきなみ】① row of houses, every door ② totally, altogether, across the board
元来 【がんらい】originally, primarily, essentially, logically, naturally
原点 【げんてん】origin (coordinates), starting point
原文 【げんぶん】the text, original
言論 【げんろん】(one's) speech, expression of views, discussion
呼び止める 【よびとめる】to challenge, to call somebody to halt
孤独 【こどく】isolation, loneliness, solitude
孤立 【こりつ】isolation, helplessness
公団 【こうだん】public corporation
好ましい 【このましい】nice, likeable, desirable
好評 【こうひょう】popularity, favorable reputation, favourable reputation
巧み 【たくみ】skill, cleverness
巧妙 【こうみょう】ingenious, skillful, clever, deft
皇居 【こうきょ】Imperial Palace
荒廃 【こうはい】ruin, destruction, devastation, waste, decay
行進 【こうしん】march, parade
講習 【こうしゅう】short course, training
購買 【こうばい】purchase, buy
降水 【こうすい】rainfall, precipitation
高騰 【こうとう】sudden price jump, steep price rise
合間 【あいま】interval
根底 【こんてい】root, basis, foundation
混同 【こんどう】confusion, mixing, merger
差異 【さい】difference, disparity
催す 【もよおす】① to hold (a meeting), to give (a dinner), to show signs of ② to feel (sensation, emotion, etc.)
再会 【さいかい】another meeting, meeting again, reunion
再発 【さいはつ】return, relapse, reoccurrence
採掘 【さいくつ】mining
採算 【さいさん】profit
雑談 【ざつだん】chatting, idle talk
山岳 【さんがく】mountains
桟橋 【さんばし】wharf, bridge, jetty, pier
産出 【さんしゅつ】yield, produce
残高 【ざんだか】(bank) balance, remainder
仕上げる 【しあげる】to finish up, to complete
使命 【しめい】mission, errand, message
始発 【しはつ】first train
始末 【しまつ】① management, dealing, settlement ② cleaning up, getting rid of ③ end result (usu. bad)
志す 【こころざす】to plan, to intend, to aspire to, to set aims (sights on)
志望 【しぼう】wish, desire, ambition
指令 【しれい】orders, instructions, directive, command
氏 【うじ】family name, lineage, birth
視覚 【しかく】sense of sight, vision
雌 【めす】female (animal)
自在 【じざい】freely, at will
辞退 【じたい】declining, refusal, nonacceptance, turning down, withdrawal (e.g. candidacy), pulling out (e.g. race), excusing oneself
失脚 【しっきゃく】losing one's standing, being overthrown, falling
斜面 【しゃめん】slope, slanting surface, bevel
弱 【じゃく】weakness, the weak, little less than
弱る 【よわる】to weaken, to be troubled, to be downcast, to be emaciated, to be dejected, to be perplexed, to impair
主観 【しゅかん】① subjectivity, subject, ego ② one's personal opinion, one's own idea
取り巻く 【とりまく】to surround, to circle, to enclose
取り除く 【とりのぞく】to remove, to deinstall, to take away, to set apart
取り調べる 【とりしらべる】to investigate, to examine
取り付ける 【とりつける】to furnish, to install, to get someone's agreement
手掛ける 【てがける】to handle, to manage, to work with, to rear, to look after, to have experience with
手近 【てぢか】near, handy, within reach, familiar
手軽 【てがる】easy, simple, informal, offhand, cheap
手配 【てはい】arrangement, search (by police)
狩り 【かり】hunting
首脳 【しゅのう】head, brains, leading spirit
受け継ぐ 【うけつぐ】to inherit, to succeed, to take over
受け付ける 【うけつける】to be accepted, to receive (an application)
授ける 【さずける】to grant, to award, to teach
樹木 【じゅもく】trees and shrubs, arbour, arbor
就業 【しゅうぎょう】employment, starting work
終日 【しゅうじつ】all day, for a whole day
集計 【しゅうけい】totalization, totalisation, aggregation, tally (e.g. votes)
出血 【しゅっけつ】bleeding, haemorrhage, hemorrhage
出世 【しゅっせ】promotion, successful career, eminence
出品 【しゅっぴん】exhibit, display
所在 【しょざい】whereabouts
所持 【しょじ】possession, owning
渚 【なぎさ】water's edge, beach, shore
書評 【しょひょう】book review
女史 【じょし】① Ms (nuance of status), Miss, Madame ② highbrow (woman), cerebral
除外 【じょがい】exception, exclusion
召す 【めす】① to call, to invite, to send for, to summon ② to eat, to drink ③ to put on, to wear ④ to ride ⑤ to catch (a cold), to take (a bath), to tickle (one's fancy), to put on (years), to commit (seppuku) ⑥ to do
奨励 【しょうれい】encouragement, promotion, message, address, inducement, incitement, stimulation
尚更 【なおさら】all the more, still less
承諾 【しょうだく】consent, acquiescence, agreement
上がり 【あがり】① ascent, rise, slope ② freshly-drawn green tea (esp. in sushi shops) ③ advance income, crop yield ④ death, spinning, completion, stop, finish ⑤ after (rain), ex (official, etc.) ⑥ (end) results (e.g. of crafts like painting, pottery, etc.), how something comes out
丈 【たけ】height, stature, length, measure, all (one has)
情熱 【じょうねつ】passion, enthusiasm, zeal
織る 【おる】to weave
色彩 【しきさい】colour, color, hue, tints
信者 【しんじゃ】believer, adherent, devotee
信任 【しんにん】trust, confidence, credence
心細い 【こころぼそい】helpless, forlorn, hopeless, unpromising, lonely, discouraging, disheartening
心中 【しんじゅう】double suicide, lovers suicide
新興 【しんこう】rising, developing, emergent
新築 【しんちく】new building, new construction
申し出る 【もうしでる】to report to, to tell, to suggest, to submit, to request, to make an offer, to come forward with information
真下 【ました】right under, directly below
真相 【しんそう】truth, real situation