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Basic Japanese Phrases – Part 26

Basic Japanese Phrases – Part 26
Japanese Phrases for Beginners
Basic Japanese vocabulary
Kanji for digital flash cards
Share with you the list of basic Japanese vocabulary.

Kanji Hiragana/ Katakana Meaning
苦しい くるしい painful, difficult
苦しむ くるしむ to suffer, to groan, to be worried
苦労 くろう troubles, hardships
苦手 にがて poor (at), weak (in), dislike (of)
苦痛 くつう pain, agony
ちゃ tea
莫大 ばくだい enormous, vast
菓子 かし pastry
著者 ちょしゃ author, writer
とら tiger
虫歯 むしば cavity, tooth decay, decayed tooth, caries
行き いき/ゆき going,
行儀 ぎょうぎ manners
行動 こうどう action, conduct, behaviour, mobilization
まち (1) town, city
衛星 えいせい satellite
衝突 しょうとつ collision, conflict
衣服 いふく clothes
ひょう table (e.g. Tab 1), chart, list
表す あらわす to express, to show, to reveal
表情 ひょうじょう facial expression
表現 ひょうげん expression, presentation, representation (math)
表面 ひょうめん surface, outside, face, appearance
ふくろ bag, sack
そで sleeve
被る かぶる to put on , wear, cover (one’s) head,
被害 ひがい damage
裁判 さいばん trial, judgement
装置 そうち equipment, installation, apparatus
裏切る うらぎる to betray, to turn traitor to, to double-cross
はだか naked, nude
製品 せいひん manufactured goods, finished goods
製造 せいぞう manufacture, production
褒める ほめる to praise, to admire, to speak well
要するに ようするに in a word, after all, the point is .., in short ..
要求 ようきゅう request, demand, requisition
要点 ようてん gist, main point
要素 ようそ element
覆う おおう to cover, to hide, to conceal, to wrap, to disguise
見事 みごと splendid, magnificent, beautiful, admirable
見当 けんとう be found, aim, estimate, guess, approx
見舞い みまい enquiry, expression of sympathy, expression of concern
見解 けんかい opinion, point of view
見送り みおくり seeing one off, farewell, escort
覚ます さます to awaken
覚める さめる to wake, to wake up
覚悟 かくご resolution, resignation, readiness, preparedness
親しい したしい intimate, close (e.g. friend)
親友 しんゆう close friend, buddy
親戚 しんせき relative
観光 かんこう sightseeing
観客 かんきゃく audience, spectator(s)
観察 かんさつ observation, survey
つの horn
解く とく to unfasten, to solve
解ける とける to come untied, to come apart
解決 かいけつ settlement, solution, resolution
解釈 かいしゃく explanation, interpretation
触れる ふれる to touch
言う ゆう to say
言わば いわば so to speak
言語 げんご language
かたち shape, form
計る はかる to measure, to weigh, to survey
計画 けいかく・する plan, project, schedule, scheme, program, to plan
計算 けいさん calculation, reckoning
くん native Japanese reading of a Chinese character
訓練 くんれん practice, training
記事 きじ article, news story, report, account
記入 きにゅう entry, filling in of forms
記念 きねん commemoration, memory
記憶 きおく memory, recollection, remembrance
記者 きしゃ reporter
記録 きろく record, minutes, document
訪問 ほうもん call, visit
設備 せつび equipment, device, facilities, installation
設計 せっけい plan, design
許す ゆるす to permit, to allow, to approve, to forgive
やく translation, a version
訴える うったえる to sue (a person), to resort to, to appeal to
診察 しんさつ medical examination
証明 しょうめい proof, verification
評価 ひょうか valuation, estimation, assessment, evaluation
評判 ひょうばん fame, reputation, popularity, arrant
試し ためし trial, test
試す ためす to attempt, to test
poem, verse of poetry
詩人 しじん poet
詰める つめる to pack, to shorten, to work out (details)
話し合う はなしあう to discuss, to talk together
話題 わだい topic, subject
詳しい くわしい knowing very well, detailed, full, accurate
誇り ほこり pride
認める みとめる to recognize, to appreciate, to approve, to admit, to notice
誕生 たんじょう birth
誘う さそう (1) to invite, to ask, (2) to tempt, to lure, to induce
suffix for language, word
語る かたる to talk, to tell, to recite
語学 ごがく language study
誤り あやまり error
誤解 ごかい misunderstanding
せつ theory
読み よみ reading
読書 どくしょ reading
誰か だれか someone, somebody
counter for chapters (of a book) section
調子 ちょうし condition, form, shape, tune, tone, key
調査 ちょうさ investigation, examination, inquiry, survey
請求 せいきゅう claim, demand, application, request
論じる ろんじる to argue, to discuss, to debate
論争 ろんそう controversy, dispute
論文 ろんぶん thesis, essay, treatise, paper
諦める あきらめる to give up, to abandon
ことわざ proverb, maxim
なぞ riddle, puzzle, enigma
講演 こうえん lecture, address
警告 けいこく warning, advice
議会 ぎかい Diet, congress, parliament
議員 ぎいん member of the Diet, congress or parliament
議論 ぎろん argument, discussion, dispute
議長 ぎちょう chairman
譲る ゆずる to turn over, to assign, to hand over

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