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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 301-400

This collection contains 95 words.
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noun
theme; topic; subject matter; motif; project; slogan  (originally from German 'Thema')
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noun
1. the world; society; the universe
2. sphere; circle; world
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noun
current status; condition; situation; circumstances; state
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if; in case; supposing  (often written with kana only)
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1. not at all (with neg. verb)
2. wholly; entirely; completely
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to drink; to gulp; to swallow; to take (medicine)  (呑む is often used metaphorically, 服む is often used for medicine)
2. to smoke (tobacco)  (see also: 喫む; also written 喫む)
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new; novel; fresh; recent; latest; up-to-date; modern
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1. fast; quick; hasty; brisk  (esp. 速い, 疾い, 捷い)
2. early (in the day, etc.); premature  (esp. 早い)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to meet; to encounter; to see  (逢う is often used for close friends, etc. and may be associated with drama or pathos, 遭う may have an undesirable nuance)
2. to have an accident; to have a bad experience  (esp. 遭う when in kanji; often written with kana only)
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1. America  (often written with kana only)
2. United States of America  (often written with kana only)
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1. that (indicating something distant from both speaker and listener (in space, time or psychologically), or something understood without naming it directly)  (see also: 何れ, 此れ, 其れ; often written with kana only)
2. that person (used to refer to one's equals or inferiors)
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small; little; tiny
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noun
1. companion; partner; company
2. other party; addressee
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noun
mother  (see also: ; かか was used by children; humble)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. not less than; ... and more; ... and upwards  (see also: )
2. beyond ... (e.g. one's means); further (e.g. nothing further to say); more than ... (e.g. cannot pay more than that)
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1. relation; relationship; connection
2. participation; involvement; concern
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numeric
four  (肆 is used in legal documents)
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1. perhaps; probably
2. generous; many; much; great
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noun
store; shop; establishment; restaurant  (orig. an abbr. of 店棚, 見世棚)
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1. what; what kind of  (see also: あんな, こんな, そんな)
2. (with -temo, demo, etc.) any(body, thing, means, etc.)  (as in どんな人でも)
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noun
1. head
2. hair (on one's head)
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1. telephone call; phone call
2. telephone (device); phone  (see also: 電話機; abbreviation)
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1. long (distance)  (this meaning is restricted to form 長い)
2. long (time); lengthy
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expression, 'ru' godan verb
1. it has been decided (so) that; it has been arranged (so) that  (usu. sentence ending; often written with kana only)
2. it is the result (of); it is the outcome  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. book; volume; script  (see also: ご本)
prefix
2. this; present
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which; what (way)  (see also: 此の, 其の, 彼の; often written with kana only)
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noun
1. this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker); this direction  (see also: 何方, 其方, 彼方; often written with kana only)
2. here (place close to the speaker or where the speaker is)
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what is called; as it is called; the so-called; so to speak  (often written with kana only)
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1. indicates emotion or admiration  (at sentence end; female term or language)
2. indicates emphasis  (at sentence end; regional dialect: Kansai-ben)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
evening; night
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'no' adjective, 'na' adjective, noun, noun (suffix), noun (prefix)
distinction; difference; different; another; particular; separate; extra; exception
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noun
person  (rarely used without a qualifier)
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noun
title
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noun
1. parent; parents
2. dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.)  (see also: )
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noun
1. name; full name  (see also: 名字, )
2. given name; first name
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), 'no' adjective
all; entire; whole; altogether
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noun
all; everyone; everybody  (honorific)
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according to; by (means of); due to; because of  (see also: によって; often written with kana only)
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1. pretty; lovely; beautiful; fair  (often written with kana only)
2. clean; clear; pure; tidy; neat  (often written with kana only)
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'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to stand; to rise; to stand up  (this meaning is restricted to form 立つ, たつ)
2. to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position)  (this meaning is restricted to form 立つ, たつ)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
every day
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conjunction
1. for; for the sake of; to one's advantage; in favor of; in favour of; on behalf of  (often written with kana only)
2. because of; as a result of  (often written with kana only)
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delicious; tasty; sweet  (often written with kana only)
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conjunction, expression
or; otherwise  (see also: ; often written with kana only)
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family; members of a family
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expression
regarding; in; to; towards; with regards to  (see also: に対して)
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noun
portion; section; part
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. once; one time; on one occasion
2. temporarily; for a moment  (this meaning is restricted to reading ひとたび)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. result; consequence; outcome; effect
2. coming to fruition; bearing fruit
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conjunction, interjection (kandoushi)
1. then; well; so; well then  (see also: では)
2. combination of 'de' and 'wa' particles  (see also: , )
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state of affairs (around you); situation; circumstances
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), noun
1. period; epoch; era; age
2. the times; those days
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few; a little; scarce; insufficient; seldom
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1. skillful; skilful; clever; expert; wise; successful  (esp. 上手い,巧い; often written with kana only)
2. delicious; appetizing; appetising; tasty  (esp. 美味い,甘い; often written with kana only)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember
2. to learn; to pick up; to acquire  (this meaning is restricted to form 覚える)
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noun
Tokyo
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(describes state resulting from an action)
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to continue; to last; to go on
2. to continue (without a break); to be unbroken
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expression
in; at; on; as for; regarding; with regards to  (often written with kana only)
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I; me  (sounds rough or arrogant; male term or language)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to be born
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father  (see also: ; とと and ちゃん are used by children; humble)
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1. sure; certain; positive; definite
2. reliable; trustworthy; safe; sound; firm; accurate; correct; exact
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), 'no' adjective
each; respectively  (often written with kana only)
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noun
method; process; manner; way; means; technique
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noun
1. expectation that something took place, will take place or was in some state; it should be so; bound to be; expected to be; must be  (often written with kana only)
2. nock (of a bow)
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explanation; exposition
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expression
have to do; must; should; ought to
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noun
1. room; chamber
2. apartment; flat; pad
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1. exactly; precisely; just; right  (often written with kana only)
2. as if; as though; quite  (often written with kana only)
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natural; as a matter of course; justified; deserved; reasonable
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noun
1. post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc.  (see also: 総合大学)
2. former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators)  (see also: 大学寮, 国学; abbreviation)
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conjunction
so; therefore  (see also: だから)
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1. truth; reality
2. sincerity; honesty; fidelity  (this meaning is restricted to reading じつ)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
morning
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1. drumming (noise)  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
2. rapidly; steadily
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to get; to earn; to acquire; to procure; to gain; to secure; to attain; to obtain; to win  (獲る esp. refers to catching wild game, etc.)
2. to understand; to comprehend
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anyhow; at any rate; anyway; somehow or other; generally speaking; in any case; at least  (often written with kana only)
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
to choose; to select
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1. interesting; fascinating; intriguing; enthralling
2. amusing; funny; comical
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to turn back (e.g. half-way)
2. to return; to go back
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1. study
2. diligence
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to stop (an activity); to cease; to discontinue; to end; to quit  (often written with kana only)
2. to cancel; to abandon; to give up; to abolish; to abstain; to refrain  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. below; down; under; younger (e.g. daughter)
2. bottom
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to start; to begin; to commence; to initiate; to originate
2. to open (e.g. a store); to start up; to establish (business. etc.)
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noun
1. circumference; girth  (see also: 回り)
2. surroundings; neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity
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1. dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris)
2. snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.)
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always; without exception; necessarily; certainly; without fail; positively; invariably
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to leave (behind, over); to bequeath; to save; to reserve
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1. important; valuable; serious matter
2. safe (Tochigi dialect); OK  (see also: だいじょうぶ; this meaning is restricted to reading だいじ)
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happy; glad; pleasant
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'bu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to play; to enjoy oneself; to have a good time
2. to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.)
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noun
reason; pretext; motive
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noun, noun (prefix)
1. female; woman; female sex  (see also: ; can be blunt when used alone)
noun
2. female lover; girlfriend; mistress; (someone's) woman
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1. simple; easy; uncomplicated
2. brief; quick; light
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