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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 3401-3500

This collection contains 100 words.
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equality; impartiality; evenness
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to destroy; to demolish; to pull down; to tear down; to level
2. to disturb; to put into disorder; to throw off balance; to make shaky
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horse racing
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attractive; good-looking; stylish; cool; smooth; neat; with-it; groovy  (see also: 格好いい; often written with kana only)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to exchange (messages, greetings, arguments, etc.)
2. to intersect; to cross; to interlace
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traditional; conventional
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noun
party
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noun
duty; business; role
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notice; notification; report; posting
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demand for; request
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go around  (often written with kana only)
2. to return  (often written with kana only)
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to carry on (e.g. in ceremony); to run a business
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noun
1. part
2. part-timer  (see also: パートタイマー; abbreviation)
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noun
palm (of one's hand)
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1. above ground; surface
2. earth; world
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dance
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to press; to push; to force
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to melt; to thaw; to fuse; to dissolve  (解ける is sometimes used also)
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strange; queer; curious
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
in the middle of; height of; in course of; midst
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taking hold; getting attached; becoming established; becoming entrenched; establishing
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still; as yet; as it has been  (see also: 依然として)
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1. fast; quick; prompt; nimble; agile
2. quick (to understand); sharp (judgement)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
hereabouts; around there; that area  (see also: そこら; often written with kana only; colloquialism)
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advantageous; better; profitable; lucrative  (see also: 不利)
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noun
1. level; standard
2. water level
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deliberately; carefully; thoroughly; without rushing  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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Prime Minister; Chancellor (Germany, Austria, etc.); Premier
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noun
1. record (e.g. LP)
2. record (e.g. athletics)
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in case of; at that time; at this time
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1. thoughtless; reckless; careless; rash  (often written with kana only)
2. seldom (with neg. verb); rare  (see also: 滅多に, 滅多に無い; often written with kana only)
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noun
1. engine
2. agency; organisation; organization; institution; organ; body
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handmade; homegrown; hand-crafted; homemade
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presentation; exhibit; suggest; citation
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noun
Egypt  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. low-lying part of a city (usu. containing shops, factories, etc.)
2. Shitamachi (low-lying area of eastern Tokyo near Tokyo Bay, incl. Asakusa, Shitaya, Kanda, Fukugawa, Honjo, Nihonbashi, Kyobashi and surrounds)  (see also: 山の手)
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interjection (kandoushi)
1. no
2. er, well, ...  (see also: うん)
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preference; priority; precedence
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noun
most part; greater part; majority  (opposite: 小部分)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), 'no' adjective
pre-war days; before the war
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1. work (film, book)
2. production; creation; turning (something) out; development
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1. irresponsible; perfunctory; careless  (often written with kana only)
2. lukewarm; half-baked; halfhearted; vague
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the latter
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noun
fifty
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go into; to come into; to penetrate; to get in; to step in (a house)
2. to become complicated
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noun
shower
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noun
Japanese chestnut (Castanea crenata)  (often written with kana only)
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noun
Sapporo (city)
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noun
1. main constituent; core; nucleus
2. subject (philosophical); protagonist  (see also: 客体, 主観)
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noun
1. (my) wife  (humble; this meaning is restricted to reading かない)
2. inside the home; one's family
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noun
1. signboard; sign; billboard; hoarding; doorplate
2. draw; attraction; feature; highlight; spokesman; figurehead
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noun
shogi; Japanese chess; xianqi
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noun
1. housework; domestic chores
2. family affairs; household matters
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be caught; to be arrested  (usu. 捕まる)
2. to hold on to; to grasp  (usu. 掴まる; often written with kana only)
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1. one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party
conjunction
2. on the other hand  (see also: 一方)
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noun
traffic accident
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process; procedure; sequence; protocol; instruction
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noun
cost
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to remain; to be left over; to be in excess; to be too many  (see also: 余り)
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noun
1. ring; circle; loop
2. hoop  (see also: フープ)
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conjunction
and (also); both ... and; as well as
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noun
1. chivalrous man who helps the weak and fights the strong; knight in shining armor
2. ruffians who act under the pretence of being chivalrous  (see also: 任侠, 侠客)
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place name
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agreement; consent; mutual understanding; accord
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1. major company; big company
2. front castle gate
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noun
1. performance; take; going before an audience or on-air
2. game; season; crucial moment
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noun
coworker; co-worker; colleague; associate
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enjoyment
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healthy; robust; strong; solid; durable  (sometimes じょうふ)
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technique; art; skill
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at once; in a moment; suddenly; all at once; quickly; promptly; immediately  (often written with kana only)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to finish up; to complete; to finish off; to get through; to polish off
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collection; recovery; withdrawal; retrieval
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1. resuscitation; regeneration; restoration to life
2. reformation; rehabilitation
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1. selfishness; egoism; self-indulgence; wilfulness; willfulness  (often written with kana only)
2. disobedience  (often written with kana only)
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noun
teaspoon
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control
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
late at night
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1. besides; furthermore; on top of that  (often written with kana only)
2. and yet; nevertheless; even so  (often written with kana only)
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vigor; vigour; active; lively
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(fine) art; the arts
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noun
Brazil  (often written with kana only)
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1. execution; enforcing; carrying out  (this meaning is restricted to reading しこう, せこう, しぎょう)
2. giving alms; giving food to the poor or monks  (this meaning is restricted to reading せぎょう)
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noun
1. cheese  (see also: 乾酪)
expression
2. say cheese! (when taking photographs)
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noun
teaching; instruction; teachings; precept; lesson; doctrine
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1. investigation (e.g. into someone's guilt); questioning; pressing; hounding; pinning down
2. catching up; overtaking
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
this month
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noun
Sendai (city)
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1. patent; special permission; licence (license); concession; franchise; charter
noun or verb acting prenominally
2. proprietary
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stock (company)
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1. manual labor; manual labour; toil; work
2. Labour Party  (see also: 労働党; abbreviation)
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1. cafe; coffeehouse  (originally from French)
2. hostess bar (serving western alcoholic beverages; Taisho and Showa period)
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simple
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noun
rules; regulations; conventions
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objective  (opposite: 主観的)
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returning home
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completely; really; thoroughly; deeply; severely; intently  (often written with kana only; onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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1. one-eyed
2. first (in a series); initial
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pollution; contamination  (see also: 公害)
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conversion; diversion; changeover; commutation; switchover
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