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beginning japanese - tuttle - ch3 vocab

Beginning Japanese


128 entriesCreated by reason . — Last modified: 2016-02-28 11:03:05
ドアdoor (Western-style)
一 【いち】① one ② best in, the most (...) in (where an adjective follows)
学校 【がっこう】school
学生 【がくせい】student (esp. a university student)
五 【ご】five
午後 【ごご】afternoon, p.m.
午前 【ごぜん】morning, a.m.
今 【いま】now, the present time, just now, soon, immediately, (one) more
山 【やま】① mountain ② pile, heap ③ climax, critical point ④ speculated area covered by an examination
時間 【じかん】① time ② hours
七 【なな】seven
小さい 【ちいさい】small, little, tiny
少し 【すこし】① small quantity, little, few, something ② little while ③ short distance
前 【まえ】① ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour) ② in front (of), before (e.g. the house) ③ head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part ④ in the presence of ⑤ helping, portion ⑥ privates, private parts
大学 【だいがく】① post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc. ② the Great Learning - one of the Four Books
電話 【でんわ】telephone
二 【に】two
半 【はん】half, semi-
分 【ふん】minute
毎日 【まいにち】every day
来年 【らいねん】next year
何 【なん】① what ② how many (some counter)
九 【きゅう】nine
行く 【いく】① to go ② to proceed, to take place ③ to die, to pass away ④ to continue
今日 【きょう】today, this day
三 【さん】three
四 【よん】four
十 【じゅう】10, ten
八 【はち】eight
六 【ろく】six
大きい 【おおきい】big, large, great, loud
時々 【ときどき】sometimes, at times
目 【め】① eye, eyeball ② eyesight ③ look ④ experience ⑤ viewpoint ⑥ ordinal number suffix ⑦ somewhat, -ish
時 【じ】① hour, o'clock ② (specified) time, when ..., during ...
英語 【えいご】English (language)
音楽 【おんがく】music, musical movement
開ける 【あける】① to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package) ② to open (for business, etc.)
楽しい 【たのしい】enjoyable, fun
寒い 【さむい】① cold (e.g. weather) ② dull, uninteresting, lame
教室 【きょうしつ】classroom
作文 【さくぶん】① writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition ② formal writing with little real meaning
暑い 【あつい】hot (weather, etc.), warm
図書館 【としょかん】library
明日 【あした】tomorrow
終わる 【おわる】to finish, to end, to close
家庭 【かてい】home, family, household
宿題 【しゅくだい】homework
速い 【はやい】① fast, quick, hasty, brisk ② early (in the day, etc.), premature ③ (too) soon, not yet, (too) early ④ easy, simple, quick
昨日 【きのう】yesterday
過ぎ 【すぎ】① past, after ② too (much), over (e.g. eating)
皆 【みな】① all, everyone, everybody ② everything
生徒 【せいと】pupil
窓 【まど】window
難しい 【むずかしい】difficult
閉める 【しめる】to close, to shut
涼しい 【すずしい】cool (of weather), refreshing
ころ① (approximate) time, around, about, toward ② suitable time (or condition) ③ time of year, season
ごろ① (approximate) time, around, about, toward ② suitable time (or condition) ③ time of year, season
とても① very, awfully, exceedingly ② (before a negative form) (not) at all, by no means, simply (cannot)
どうhow, in what way, how about
ちょっと① just a minute, short time, just a little ② somewhat, easily, readily, rather ③ (before a verb in negative form) (will not) easily ④ hey!
日本 【にっぽん】Japan
高校 【こうこう】senior high school
高校生 【こうこうせい】senior high school student
試験 【しけん】examination, test, study, trial, experiment
社会 【しゃかい】society, public
小学校 【しょうがっこう】primary school, elementary school, grade school
世界 【せかい】the world, society, the universe
大学生 【だいがくせい】university student, college student
中学校 【ちゅうがっこう】junior high school, middle school, lower secondary school
昼休み 【ひるやすみ】lunch break, noon recess, noon rest period
科学 【かがく】science
寺 【てら】temple (Buddhist)
神社 【じんじゃ】Shinto shrine
数学 【すうがく】mathematics, arithmetic
経済 【けいざい】economics, business, finance, economy
事務所 【じむしょ】office
柔道 【じゅうどう】judo
歴史 【れきし】history
駄目 【だめ】useless, no good, hopeless
すごい① terrible, dreadful ② amazing (e.g. of strength), great (e.g. of skills), wonderful, terrific ③ to a great extent, vast (in numbers)
中学 【ちゅうがく】middle school, junior high school
年生 【ねんせい】pupil in ... year, student in ... year
学 【がく】learning, scholarship, erudition, knowledge
後 【ご】after
風 【ふう】① method, manner, way, style ② appearance, air ③ tendency ④ folk song (genre of the Shi Jing) ⑤ wind (one of the five elements)
生物 【せいぶつ】living things, creature
秒 【びょう】second (60th min)
部 【ぶ】① department (in an organization), division, bureau ② club ③ part, component, element ④ category ⑤ counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
物理 【ぶつり】physics, law of nature
野球 【やきゅう】baseball
科目 【かもく】(school) subject, curriculum, course
成績 【せいせき】results, record, grades
史 【し】history (e.g. of some country)
小学 【しょうがく】elementary school, primary school, grade school
小学生 【しょうがくせい】elementary school student, primary school student, grade school student
小 【しょう】① smallness, small item ② short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days) ③ elementary school ④ younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name)
心理 【しんり】mentality
国語 【こくご】① Japanese (language) ② national language ③ native Japanese words (as opposed to loanwords)
体育 【たいいく】physical education, gymnastics, athletics
時間割 【じかんわり】timetable, schedule
蒸し暑い 【むしあつい】humid, sultry
保健 【ほけん】health preservation, hygiene, sanitation
幼稚園 【ようちえん】kindergarten
携帯 【けいたい】something carried (in the hand), handheld
合唱 【がっしょう】chorus, singing in a chorus
鳥居 【とりい】torii (Shinto shrine archway)
美術 【びじゅつ】art, fine arts
エアコンair-conditioner, air-conditioning
ブラスバンドbrass band
プレーヤー① player ② prayer
中学生 【ちゅうがくせい】junior high school student, middle school pupil
科 【か】① department, section ② (taxonomical) family
体育館 【たいいくかん】gymnasium
次 【じ】① next ② hypo- (i.e. containing an element with low valence) ③ order, sequence, time, times
部活 【ぶかつ】club activities
放課後 【ほうかご】after school
陸上 【りくじょう】land, ground, shore
剣道 【けんどう】kendo (lit: way of the sword), swordmanship, fencing
卓球 【たっきゅう】table tennis, ping-pong
保育園 【ほいくえん】nursery school, day nursery