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Japanese vocabulary in the Routledge 5000 frequency list

Routlege 5000 Vocab 901-1000

This collection contains 97 words.
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noun
1. life; life force  (see also: 生命; sometimes written as 生命)
2. lifetime; lifespan
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noun
1. stream; current; flow
2. course of events
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'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be raised (e.g. child); to be brought up; to grow (up)
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plans; arrangement; schedule; program; programme; expectation; estimate
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conjunction
by the way; in this connection; incidentally; in passing  (often written with kana only)
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never; by no means; not in the least; in no way  (with neg. verb)
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noun
1. horse
2. horse racing  (see also: 競馬; this meaning is restricted to reading うま)
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perfection; completeness
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noun
student (esp. a university student)
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noun
character; personality; disposition; nature
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. death; decease
2. death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation)  (see also: 五刑; archaic)
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place; situation; position; location
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1. development; growth; advancement; unfurling
2. expansion; extension; enlargement
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1. funny; amusing; comical; laughable; ridiculous  (often written with kana only)
2. strange; odd; funny; peculiar; weird; unusual; eccentric  (often written with kana only)
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neighbourhood; neighborhood
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noun
1. one long cylindrical thing; one film, TV show, etc.; one goal, home run, etc.; one telephone call  (see also: )
2. one version
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to stick; to paste; to affix  (esp. 貼る)
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb, transitive verb
2. to stretch; to spread; to strain; to tighten; to put up (tent)
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noun
1. cooked rice
2. meal
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1. danger; peril; hazard  (opposite: 安全)
2. risk
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particle
I wonder  (usu. fem)
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adverb, conjunction
that is; namely; i.e.  (often written with kana only)
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foreign; abroad; overseas
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training; education
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imagination; guess
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expression, adverb
as a matter of fact; by the way; to tell you the truth; to be honest; frankly
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to permit; to allow; to approve; to tolerate
2. to exempt (from fine); to excuse (from); to pardon; to forgive; to release; to let off
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noun, noun (suffix)
table (e.g. Table 1); chart; list
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noun
1. culture; civilization; civilisation
2. Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
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numeric
eight  (捌 is used in legal documents)
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noun
food
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to borrow; to have a loan
2. to rent; to hire
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expression
though; much as
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preparation; setup; arrangements; provision; reserve
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. February
2. second month of the lunar calendar
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noun
1. moon
noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
2. month
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expression, noun
society; the world; the times
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Internet  (computer terminology)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. spring; springtime
2. New Year
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travel; trip; journey
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noun
two years
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1. cold (e.g. weather)  (opposite: 暑い)
2. uninteresting (esp. joke); lame; dull; weak; corny  (see also: お寒い)
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identical; equal to; same (kind); like; similarity
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1. general; universal
2. ordinary; average; common  (opposite: 特殊)
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adverb, noun
first; foremost; number one
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noun
three years
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to say; to be called  (humble)
2. to do  (after a word beginning with お- or ご-; humble)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to push; to press  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す)
2. to apply pressure from above; to press down  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す, 圧す)
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noun
1. duty; responsibility (incl. supervision of staff)
2. liability; onus
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selection; choice; option
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lose; to be defeated
2. to succumb; to give in; to surrender; to yield  (this meaning is restricted to form 負ける)
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noun
1. technology; engineering
2. technique; skill
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popular; typical; general
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noun
1. near; close; beside; vicinity; proximity; besides; while  (often written with kana only)
2. third person
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to decrease (in size or number); to diminish; to abate
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noun
article; news story; report; account
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the person himself
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to burn
2. to roast; to broil; to grill; to bake; to toast; to barbecue
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adverb, suffix
occasionally; once in a while  (often written with kana only)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get used to; to grow accustomed to; to become familiar with  (esp. 慣れる)
2. to become skilled in; to become experienced at  (esp. 慣れる)
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conjunction, expression
or; otherwise  (often written with kana only)
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to meet (by chance); to come across; to run across; to encounter; to happen upon  (出遭う usu. has a negative connotation)
2. to meet (e.g. of rivers, highways, etc.)  (esp. 出合う; this meaning is restricted to form 出会う, 出合う)
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1. propulsion; drive
2. promotion (e.g. of a government policy); furtherance; implementation
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noun
1. oneself
2. for one's self; personally
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work; operation; manufacturing; fatigue duty
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pronoun
myself
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noun, noun (suffix), counter
time (three times, each time, etc.); times
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to associate with; to keep company with; to go out with; to go steady with; to get on with
2. to go along with; to follow someone's lead; to accompany someone; to compromise
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
half
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noun
condition; conditions; term; terms; requirement; requirements
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noun
(medical) doctor; physician  (see also: お医者さん; pol. お医者さん; sensitive)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to wave; to shake; to swing
2. to sprinkle; to throw (dice)
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noun
concern; interest
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1. indication; expression; showing; manifestation; demonstration
2. display; displaying  (computer terminology)
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noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
autumn; fall
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1. bright; colourful
2. cheerful
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noun
1. hobby; pastime
2. tastes; preference; liking
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pupil
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'na' adjective, 'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), 'suru' verb
1. befitting; becoming; worthy of; proportionate; in keeping with; suitable
2. considerable; substantial
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
to abide (by the rules); to obey; to follow; to accompany
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consideration; examination; investigation; study; scrutiny; discussion; analysis; review
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to occupy; to hold
2. to account for; to make up; to take up
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1. exactly; surely; certainly  (esp. 正に when in kanji; often written with kana only)
2. right then; just then; at that moment  (often written with kana only)
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noun
player (in game); team member
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noun
1. not exceeding; and downward; ... and below
2. below (e.g. standard); under (e.g. a level)
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noun
size; dimensions; volume
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investigation; examination; inquiry; enquiry; survey
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noun, noun (suffix), prefix
1. part; segment; share; ration  (see also: 分の)
2. rate
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noun
(one's parents') home
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announcement; publication; presenting; statement; communique; making known; breaking (news story); expressing (one's opinion); releasing; unveiling
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rather; better; instead  (often written with kana only)
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drawing up (e.g. legal document, contract, will, etc.); preparing; writing; framing; making; producing; creating; creation  (see also: 制作)
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noun
1. name; given name
2. title
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guarantee; maintain; ensure; insure; secure; reservation
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1. quite; entirely; completely; at all  (often written with kana only)
2. as if; as though; just like  (often written with kana only)
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to carry; to transport; to move; to convey
2. to come; to go  (see also: 足を運ぶ; usu. as お運びになる, お運び下さる, etc.; honorific)
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irregular godan verb 'aru'
sometimes happens; might sometimes be the case  (see also: ことがある)
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must not
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