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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 1000-1100

This collection contains 100 words.
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must not
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1. right; correct
2. proper; righteous; just; honest; truthful; lawful
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almost; roughly; approximately  (often written with kana only)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to represent; to signify; to stand for  (esp. 表す, 表わす)
2. to reveal; to show; to display  (esp. 現す, 現わす)
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
every year; yearly; annually
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noun
1. letter (of alphabet); character
2. literal
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noun
1. sky; the air; the heavens
2. weather
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towards; against; regarding; in contrast with  (see also: に対する)
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. tomorrow
2. near future  (this meaning is restricted to reading あす)
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part; assigning (allotment of) parts; role; duties
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the earth; the globe
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noun
(public) park
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individual; private person; personal; private
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1. denotes uncertainty  (see also: とやら)
2. such things as A and B; A and B and so on; A and B and the like; A and B and whatnot  (as AやらBやら...)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to go out; to vanish; to disappear
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1. violent; furious; tempestuous
2. extreme; intense; fierce; strong
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noun
1. medicine; pharmaceuticals; (legal) drugs
2. efficacious chemical (i.e. gunpowder, pesticide, etc.)
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match; game; bout; contest
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growth; grow to adulthood
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noun
stomach  (polite (teineigo) language)
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function; facility; faculty; feature
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noun
1. ball
2. bowl
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noun
boy; juvenile; young boy; youth; lad
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noun
1. direction; orientation; bearing; way
2. course (e.g. of action)
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1. slow  (this meaning is restricted to form 遅い, 鈍い)
2. late (e.g. "late at night")
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materials; data; document
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1. type; kind; sort; style
2. typewriter; typing  (see also: タイプライター; abbreviation)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to deal with (a person); to treat; to handle; to take care of; to entertain
2. to deal with (a problem); to handle; to manage
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pointing out; identification
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Europe  (often written with kana only; originally from Portuguese 'Europa')
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to remove; to eliminate; to eradicate
2. to exclude; to except
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pronoun
those (near the second person)  (often written with kana only)
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1. knowing  (see also: 存じ; honorific)
2. (an) acquaintance
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unexpected; surprising
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noun
one week
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noun
how many times?
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noun
government; administration
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to divide (into); to split (into); to part; to separate; to divide up; to classify; to sort out; to divide out
2. to share; to distribute; to deal out; to dish out
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plan; project; schedule; scheme; program; programme
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noun
grade; level; stage; class; phase; steps; order; gradation
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noun, noun (suffix)
quantity; amount; volume; portion (of food)
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1. rural area; countryside; the sticks  (sensitive)
2. hometown
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being deeply moved emotionally; excitement; passion; deep emotion; impression
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sport; sports
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sense; sensation; feeling; intuition
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1. home area; home town
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1. one's own convenience; one's way
2. convenience or ease of use; knowledge of how to use
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1. as one would expect  (often written with kana only)
2. still; all the same  (often written with kana only)
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lonely; lonesome; solitary; desolate
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again; once more; a second time
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be effective; to show effect  (see also: 薬が効く)
2. to do its work; to carry out its function well  (see also: 目が利く)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to work (for); to be employed (at); to serve (in)  (usu. 勤める)
2. to serve (as); to act (as); to fill (the position of); to play the role (of)  (usu. 務める)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to smoke; to breathe in; to inhale
2. to suck; to sip; to slurp
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to drain; to pour; to spill; to shed (blood, tears)  (see also: 涙を流す)
2. to wash away
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hope; wish; aspiration
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1. urgent; sudden; abrupt
2. sharp; steep; precipitous
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)
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noun
age; years
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noun
France  (often written with kana only)
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noun
way; method; means; resource; course
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. without  (often written with kana only)
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2. unacceptable; not alright; unsatisfactory  (colloquialism; often written with kana only; opposite: 在り)
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conjunction, interjection (kandoushi)
well; now; then  (often written with kana only)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get tired; to tire
2. to be worn out (e.g. of well used objects)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to drop; to lose; to let fall; to shed (light); to cast (one's gaze); to pour in (liquid); to leave behind
2. to clean off (dirt, makeup, paint, etc.); to remove (e.g. stains or facial hair); to lose; to spend money at a certain place; to omit; to leave out; to secretly let escape
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popularity; popular feeling; business conditions
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weak; frail; delicate; tender; unskilled; weak (wine)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to collect; to put (it all) together; to integrate; to consolidate; to unify  (often written with kana only)
2. to summarize; to aggregate  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. shape; form; figure; posture; pose
2. appearance
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to cross over; to go across  (usu. 渡る or 渉る)
2. to extend; to cover; to range; to span  (see also: にわたって; usu. 亘る or 亙る)
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noun
(a) patient
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noun
1. wall; partition
2. barrier; obstacle
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noun
road; highway
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go; to come; to call  (humble; often written with kana only)
2. to be defeated; to collapse; to die
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1. opposition; resistance; antagonism; hostility; objection; dissension
2. reverse; opposite; vice versa; contrast
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noun
1. another person; other people; others  (see also: )
2. unrelated person (i.e. not related by blood)  (this meaning is restricted to reading たにん)
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offer; tender; program sponsoring; programme sponsoring; furnishing; provisioning; supply
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noun
1. air; atmosphere
2. mood; situation  (see also: 空気を読む)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last year
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noun
shoulder
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become known; to come to light; to be discovered  (see also: お里が知れる)
2. to be known; to be understood  (see also: 気が知れない, 得体の知れない; often in the negative)
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1. odour; odor; scent; smell; stench  (臭い usu. has a negative connotation)
2. aura; whiff; smacks of ...; sense; flavour; flavor
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bank
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implementation (e.g. of a system); materialization; materialisation; realization; realisation
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interjection (kandoushi)
Thank you; Thanks  (see also: 有り難い, 有り難うございます; from 有り難く; often written with kana only; abbreviation)
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purchase; buy
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ten years; decade
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noun
1. right; right hand side
2. afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing); foregoing; forgoing; above  (see also: 右に同じ)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
whole; entirety; whatever (is the matter)
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recognition; cognizance; cognisance; knowledge; realization; realisation; awareness; perception
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relief; peace of mind
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noun
snow
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1. point
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2. points (of a railway); switch
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numeric
ten  (拾 is used in legal documents)
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noun
1. company; fellow; colleague; associate; comrade; mate; group; circle of friends; partner
2. member of the same category
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adverb, conjunction
yet; moreover; and  (often written with kana only)
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noun
knowledge; information
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1. more or less; somewhat; a little; a few; some
noun
2. amount; quantity
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noun
1. green
2. greenery (esp. fresh verdure)
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settlement; solution; resolution
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