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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 4001-4100

This collection contains 99 words.
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1. improvement (e.g. in skill, ability); advance; progress
2. communication of opinions of the general populace to those of high rank  (see also: 上通; opposite: 下達)
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use; exercise (of one's right, authority, power, etc.)
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declaration; indication; representation; manifestation; demonstration; expression; announcement; assertion
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physical education; gymnastics; athletics
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reading
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noun
capital; metropolis
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to slide; to slip off; to get dislocated; to be out of alignment; to get dislodged; to deviate; to shift (position); to be out of sync.; to be slightly off; to be off-point
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1. popular use; circulation
2. to pass as
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obstacle; hindrance; impediment; difficulty
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noun
1. counter
2. service counter (e.g. at a bank)
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large-scale
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landlord; landlady  (see also: 大屋; honorific)
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1. last night  (usu. 昨夜; this meaning is restricted to reading ゆうべ, さくや)
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
2. evening
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noun
1. corner (e.g. desk, pavement)
2. edge
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with a friendly grin; smilingly  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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a period of three days
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to brush gently; to stroke; to caress
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interest rates
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tremble; get nervous; excitedly; thrilled  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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assumption; supposition; hypothesis
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to drag along; to pull
2. to force someone along
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scattered; disperse; loose; disconnected; in pieces; in drops; rustling  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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dependence; dependent; reliance
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suffix
1. Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.  (after a person's name (or position, etc.); honorific)
2. makes words more polite (usu. in fixed expressions)  (see also: お粗末さまでした; usu. after a noun or na-adjective prefixed with お- or ご-; polite (teineigo) language)
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coexistence; living together
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noun
skirt
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. pattern; design
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2. body build; figure; physique
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noun
number of times; frequency; count
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user  (see also: 利用者)
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writer (often in self-reference); author
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noun
writing brush
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limitation; restriction; condition; constraints
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picture book
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downtown
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author (usu. of a particular book); writer
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sprout
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person in charge (of an area of work, but not necessarily supervising other staff); person responsible; one in charge; responsible party; contact (person)
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1. storm; tempest
2. difficulty; trouble
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Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)  (see also: 厚生労働省)
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1. legume (esp. edible legumes or their seeds, such as beans, peas, pulses, etc.); beans; peas
2. soya bean (Glycine max); soybean; soy  (see also: 大豆)
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'na' adjective, noun, noun (suffix)
loss; disadvantage
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essential; fundamental; crucial; vital; main
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nursery school; day nursery; preschool
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1. post; position
2. postbox; mail box; pillar box
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to call out to; to accost; to address (crowd); to appeal
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digression; sequel (of a story)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to grow stiff
2. to be absorbed in; to be devoted to; to be a fanatic; to elaborate
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water service; water supply
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doll; puppet; figure
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aim
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decision; determination
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importance
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1. another place; somewhere else; strange parts  (see also: 他所; often written with kana only)
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2. outside (one's family or group); those people  (often written with kana only; opposite: )
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noun
mosquito
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monitoring; watching; observation; surveillance; guarding; inspection
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
that year; same year; same age
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1. easily; readily; quickly  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
2. lightly (flavored food, applied makeup)  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to smile
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to run to; to come running; to rush (someplace); to hasten
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1. goal; basket (basketball); finishing line; winning post  (sports term)
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2. Gaul  (see also: ガリア)
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three (long cylindrical things)
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noun
1. shelf; shelves; ledge; rack
2. trellis
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noun
tail (animal)  (often written with kana only)
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abuse; ill-treatment; maltreatment; mistreatment; cruelty
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interjection (kandoushi)
1. yes; yea; aye; affirmative  (often written with kana only)
irregular ru verb, plain form ends with -ri, intransitive verb
2. to be so  (archaic)
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normalcy; normality; normal  (opposite: 異常)
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distribution
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to elevate; to raise; to lift up
2. to flatter; to extol; to praise to the sky
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to see someone off (at a station, an airport, etc.); to escort (e.g. home)
2. to follow something with one's eyes until it is out of sight
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'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
to take over; to hand over
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noun
1. uncomfortable feeling; feeling out of place; sense of discomfort
2. malaise; physical unease
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jazz
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adverb, conjunction
next; secondly; subsequently
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'na' adjective, noun, noun (suffix)
direction; orientation; aspect; situation; exposure; suitability; tendency
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(for) five years
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noun
safety; security
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national border; provincial border
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noun
1. kitchen knife; carving knife
2. cooking; food  (archaic)
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key (lock, keyboard, piano, clue, island, cay, etc.)
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1. thump-thump; bang-bang; pit-a-pat; pitapat; pitter-patter  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
2. to beat fast (of one's heart); to throb; to pound; to palpitate  (onomatopoeic or mimetic word)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be crowded with people; to be bustling with
2. to prosper; to flourish; to do thriving business
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hell
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wonderful; gorgeous; splendor; splendour; pomp; extravagance
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ambulance
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(for) ten years
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real estate
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to spread; to be propagated
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outing; trip; going out
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noun
1. glass (drinking vessel)
2. glass  (see also: 硝子)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to bend; to crook; to bow; to curve; to curl  (this meaning is restricted to form 曲げる)
2. to lean; to tilt; to incline; to slant  (this meaning is restricted to form 曲げる)
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residence; estate; grounds; premises; mansion
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technical (e.g. discussion); exclusive; professional
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to change; to exchange; to convert; to renew; to throw a switch; to replace; to switch over
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to dye; to colour; to color
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noun
ski area
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hint
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lecture
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to betray; to turn traitor to; to double-cross
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place; room; margin; scope
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