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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 401-500

This collection contains 99 words.
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to begin; to start; to commence
2. to happen (again); to begin (anew)
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godan verb, irregular nu verb, intransitive verb
1. to die; to pass away  (sensitive)
2. to lose spirit; to lose vigor; to look dead
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
now; this time; lately
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related to; in relation to  (see also: 関する)
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(human) life (i.e. conception to death)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
1. avenue; street; way; road
2. coming and going; street traffic
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subject; contents; matter; substance; detail; import
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1. television; TV  (see also: テレビジョン; abbreviation)
2. TV program; TV programme; TV broadcast  (abbreviation)
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experience
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noun
1. tree; shrub; bush
2. wood; timber
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. spot; mark
2. point; dot
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noun
1. nature
2. natural; spontaneous
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. sound; noise; report
2. note  (music term)
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sea; ocean; waters
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1. more or less; though not quite satisfactorily; after a fashion; pretty much; roughly; so far as it goes
2. tentatively; for the time being
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to give (esp. to someone of lower status); to bestow; to grant; to confer; to present; to award
2. to provide; to afford; to offer; to supply
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use; utilization; utilisation; application
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to work; to labor; to labour
2. to function; to operate; to be effective; to work (i.e. ... works); to come into play
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1. amount necessary to fill a container (e.g. cupful, spoonful, etc.); drink (usu. alcoholic)
2. full
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noun, 'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. near; neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity  (see also: 近い)
noun (suffix)
2. nearly (e.g. "it took nearly one year"); close to
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1. that is to say; that is; in other words; I mean  (often written with kana only)
2. in short; in brief; to sum up; ultimately; in the end; in the long run; when all is said and done; what it all comes down to; when you get right down to it; basically  (often written with kana only)
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noun, noun (prefix)
1. together with
2. same
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existence; being
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1. absolutely; unconditionally  (see also: 絶対に)
2. absolute; unconditional; unmistakable
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noun
Japanese person; Japanese people
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1. important; necessary; indispensable
2. beloved; precious; dear; cherished; valuable
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noun
1. foot  (esp. 足)
2. leg  (esp. 脚,肢)
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suffix, 'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to cut; to cut through; to perform (surgery)
2. to sever (connections, ties)  (see also: 縁を切る)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to run
2. to travel (movement of vehicles); to drive
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'tsu' godan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
1. to wait  (this meaning is restricted to form 待つ)
2. to await; to look forward to; to anticipate
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noun
1. photograph; photo; picture; snapshot; snap
2. movie  (see also: 活動写真)
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noun
children
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1. gradually; by degrees  (often written with kana only)
noun, adverb
2. steps; stairs; staircase; terrace
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numeric
two
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to enjoy (oneself)
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numeric
five  (伍 is used in legal documents)
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many; much; largely; abundantly; mostly
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lie down
2. to go to bed; to lie in bed
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to decide; to choose; to determine; to make up one's mind; to resolve; to set one's heart on; to settle; to arrange; to set; to appoint; to fix
2. to clinch (a victory); to decide (the outcome of a match)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to forget; to leave carelessly; to be forgetful of; to forget about; to forget (an article)
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noun
1. mouth
2. opening; hole; gap; orifice
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to send (a thing); to dispatch; to despatch; to transmit
2. to take or escort (a person somewhere); to see off (a person)
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noun
1. figure; form; shape
2. appearance; dress; guise
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be lost (e.g. luggage); to be missing  (often written with kana only)
2. to be used up; to be run out; to be exhausted; to be consumed; to be reduced to zero; to not occur any more  (often written with kana only)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. time; season; period; phase; stage
2. soon; shortly  (see also: ; poss. typo for 直(じき); colloquialism)
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1. reverse; opposite
2. converse (of a hypothesis, etc.)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to persevere; to persist; to keep at it; to hang on; to hold out; to do one's best
2. to insist that; to stick to (one's opinion)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent
2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)
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for sure (emphasize preceding word)
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each person; people; men and women; everybody
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noun
1. road; street; way; path; course; route; lane
2. distance; ways (e.g. "a long ways")
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noun
2. fame
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noun
1. thought
2. imagination; mind; heart
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conjunction
1. moreover; furthermore  (often written with kana only)
2. nevertheless; and yet  (often written with kana only)
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1. difficult; hard; troublesome; complicated; serious (disease, problem, etc.)
2. fussy; particular; fastidious; hard to please; displeased
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they (usually male); them
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noun, counter
1. mountain; hill
2. mine (e.g. coal mine)
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noun, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (suffix)
degree; amount; grade; standard; of the order of (following a number); about; approximately
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expression, 'i' adjective
is not; am not; are not  (negation of である; often written with kana only)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to desire; to wish; to hope
2. to beg; to request; to implore; to pray
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already; too late  (often written with kana only)
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Showa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to face
2. to go towards; to head towards
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to lead; to take (a person)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to change; to alter; to transform; to convert; to turn; to vary
2. to reform; to revise; to amend
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noun
1. influence; effect
2. to influence; to affect; to have an influence on; to impact; to have an effect on
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hospital
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noun
1. year
2. age; years
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noun
1. flower; blossom; bloom; petal
2. cherry blossom
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to want; to wish for
2. to request; to demand
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noun
1. information; news; intelligence; advices
2. information; data contained in characters, signals, code, etc.
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to receive; to take; to accept  (often written with kana only)
auxiliary verb, 'u' godan verb
2. to get somebody to do something  (follows a verb in "-te" form; often written with kana only)
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friend  (see also: 友達; more formal than 友達)
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1. no good; not serving its purpose; useless; broken  (often written with kana only)
2. hopeless; wasted; in vain; purposeless  (often written with kana only)
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'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to pass; to lapse
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
some time ago; not long ago; just now
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
once; one time; one round; one game; one bout; one heat; one inning
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1. plenty; enough; sufficient; satisfactory; adequate
2. division into ten  (this meaning is restricted to form 十分)
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small; little; tiny  (see also: 大きな)
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
1. to open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack
2. to bloom; to unfold; to spread out
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noun
unpopulated island
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ichidan verb, transitive verb, auxiliary verb
to continue; to keep up; to keep on
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important; momentous; essential; principal; major
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conjunction
such ... as; or some such  (often written with kana only)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be hit; to strike  (opposite: 外す)
2. to touch; to be in contact; to be affixed
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near; close; short (distance)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to recognize; to recognise; to observe; to notice
2. to deem; to judge; to assess
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these  (often written with kana only)
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history
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to increase; to multiply
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music; musical movement
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have to do; must; should; ought to
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noun
1. outside; exterior
2. open air
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to advance; to go forward
2. to precede; to go ahead (of)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get up; to rise; to blaze up (fire)
2. to wake up; to be awake; to stay awake
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disagreeable; detestable; unpleasant; reluctant
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station
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