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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 4 201-300 Vocab

This collection contains 166 words.
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noun
1. milk
2. breast
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nipple; teat
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rough; rude; wild
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noun
wasteland; wilderness; deserted land; prairie; vast plain; wilds; desert; wild land
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to lay waste; to devastate; to damage
2. to invade; to break into
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to reach the limits; to come to the end of one's tether
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cross-examination; close questioning; demanding an explanation
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be packed (with); to be full (space, schedule, etc.)
2. to be blocked (road, pipe, etc.); to be clogged; to be plugged up  (see also: 鼻が詰まる)
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1. packing (in cans); canning; canned goods; tin can
noun
2. confining someone (e.g. so they can concentrate on work)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to prosper; to flourish
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nutrition; nourishment
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noun
1. result; effect; performance; success
2. workmanship; execution; shape and quality of (an article); finishing touches
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noun
bed; berth; crib; cot; kip
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clinical (e.g. pathology, physiology)
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noun
under the floor
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noun
tokonoma (alcove where art or flowers are displayed)
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prohibition; inhibition; ban
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. order; turn
2. obedient; docile; submissive; meek  (this meaning is restricted to reading じゅん)
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noun
1. the number of flat things
2. win-loss difference which influences the ranking of wrestlers  (sumo term)
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noun
1. welfare; public welfare; social welfare
2. (former) Ministry of Health and Welfare  (see also: 厚生省; abbreviation)
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1. thick; deep; heavy  (this meaning is restricted to form 厚い)
2. kind; cordial; hospitable; warm; faithful
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1. fur; skin; pelt
2. kanji "fur" radical  (this meaning is restricted to reading けがわ)
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skin
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noun
1. skin; hide; pelt; fur  (see also: )
2. rind; peel; husk; bark
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1. importation; import; introduction  (opposite: 輸出)
2. afferent  (biology term; opposite: 輸出)
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noun
1. concentration; thickness; density  (chemistry term)
2. cardinality  (mathematics)
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1. deep (colour); dark
2. strong (flavour, smell, etc.)
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noun
descendants; posterity; offspring
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noun
grandchild; grandson; granddaughter
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yellow; amber
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gold
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1. autumn colours; fall colors; leaves changing color (colour)
2. leaves turning red; red leaves  (this meaning is restricted to reading こうよう)
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sulfur (S); sulphur
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to reach; to arrive; to get through; to get at
2. to be attentive; to pay attention
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to entangle; to entwine
2. to pick a quarrel; to find fault
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1. use; adoption; acceptance
2. appointment; employment; engagement; recruitment
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to adopt (measure, proposal)
2. to pick (e.g. fruit); to catch (e.g. insects); to take (e.g. a sample)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to incline; to lean; to tip; to tilt; to slant; to bend; to list
2. to devote oneself to; to concentrate on; to pour one's energy into
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tendency; trend; inclination
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noun
nose
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gem; jewel; precious stone
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noun
treasure
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be ill; to suffer from  (esp. 患う)
2. to worry about; to be concerned about  (esp. 煩う)
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1. extension; elongation; prolongation; lengthening
noun
2. Enchou era (923.4.11-931.4.26)
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noun
1. futures
2. credit (buying)
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1. sweet-tasting; sweet; sugary; sugared
2. fragrant (smelling); sweet (music)
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noun, noun (suffix)
bay; gulf; inlet
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1. silence; being silent; quiet; hush
2. reticence; inaction
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to sink; to go under; to submerge
2. to go down (e.g. sun); to set; to descend
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sales; selling; marketing
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Europe and America; the West
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noun
sediment; earth and sand
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noun
sugar
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noun
1. sand; grit
2. gold dust; silver dust
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precious; valuable; priceless; noble; exalted; sacred
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respect; esteem; reverence; honour; honor
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noun
1. principal object of worship at a temple (usu. a buddha or bodhisattva); principal image; idol
2. the man himself; the person at the heart of the matter  (jocular, humorous term)
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
to value; to prize; to esteem; to respect
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noun
deep crimson
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noun
black tea
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lipstick
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lodging
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to stay at (e.g. hotel)
2. to be docked; to be berthed; to be moored
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shipping; outgoing freight; forwarding
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noun
1. Inari (god of harvests, Uka-no-Mitama)  (see also: 稲魂)
2. Inari shrine; Fushimi Inari shrine (in Kyoto)
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1. leaves and branches; foliage
2. unimportant details; inessentials; side issues  (see also: 枝葉末節; esp. しよう)
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noun
branch; bow; bough; twig; limb
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1. request; commission; dispatch; despatch
2. dependence; trust
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devotion; (religious) conversion
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noun
1. infant; baby; child
2. child over 1 but not yet of school age  (law, etc. term)
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1. very young
2. childish; immature
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novel; original; newness
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to slice (off); to lop (off); to cut (off); to kill (a human) using a blade (sword, machete, knife, etc.)
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noun
courage; bravery; valour; valor; nerve; boldness
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1. brave; valiant; gallant; courageous
2. stirring; vigorous; rousing
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rising; ascending; climbing  (opposite: 下降)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to ascend; to go up; to climb
2. to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise  (usu. 昇る)
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noun
sushi; anything made with vinegared rice (may also contain vegetables, spices, fish, or other delicacies)  (see also: 巻き寿司; food term)
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noun
1. congratulations; felicitations; best wishes
2. longevity; long life
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noun
1. greens; vegetables
2. rape (Brassica napus); rapeseed
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vegetable
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season
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noun, noun (suffix)
ticket; coupon; bond; certificate
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noun
festival
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noun
festival; feast  (see also: お祭り)
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noun
glove; mitten; mitt
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noun
mailbag
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. bag; sack; pouch
2. skin of an orange (and other like fruits)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to burn; to get fired up
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noun
fuel
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noun
1. poison; toxicant
2. harm; evil influence  (see also: 目の毒, 毒する)
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1. examination of tickets
2. ticket gate; ticket barrier  (see also: 改札口; abbreviation)
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noun
name plate; name tag; label
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to aim at
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shooting; sniping
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noun
1. armpit; under one's arm; side; flank
2. beside; close to; near; by  (also written as 傍, 側)
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1. graduation; completion (e.g. of a course)
2. outgrowing something; moving on  (colloquialism)
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noun
cerebral stroke; apoplexy
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noun
reaction; secondary effect; side effect
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to show respect; to honour; to honor
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noun
objective; plan; policy
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noun
1. needle; pin  (see also: )
2. hook  (see also: , 釣り針)
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visit to a shrine or temple; paying homage at a shrine or temple
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seeing; look at  (humble; polite (teineigo) language)
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to assume the posture of praying; to press the palms and fingers of both hands together; to do reverence (e.g. before a statue of the Buddha); to pay one's respects
2. to beg; to make a supplication
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noun
1. bathing
2. to bathe; to take a bath; to enter a bath
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to dash over oneself (e.g. water); to take (e.g. shower); to bask in (e.g. the sun); to bathe in; to be flooded with (e.g. light); to be covered in
2. to suffer (e.g. an attack); to draw (e.g. criticism, attention, praise); to have heaped upon; to be showered with
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suffering; distress; affliction; anguish; agony; trouble
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to be worried; to be troubled
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1. dirty; filthy; foul; unclean
2. disordered; messy; untidy; poor (e.g. handwriting)
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pollution; contamination  (see also: 公害)
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noun
dirt; filth
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filthy; unfair; dirty; untouchable; disgusting; nasty; foul; odious; repulsive
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noun
electric light
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noun
light; lamp; torch
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noun
baby; infant
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noun
1. son (of others)  (honorific)
2. young master
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noun
1. buttocks; behind; rump; bottom
2. undersurface; bottom
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noun
outer canthus; outer corner of the eye  (see also: 目頭)
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noun
1. tear; tears; lachrymal secretion
2. sympathy
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noun
tears of gratitude
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1. suspension; interruption; stoppage; ban; standstill; halt; hang-up; deadlock; stalemate; abeyance  (usu. ていし)
2. suspension of music, dance, etc. as a sign of mourning for a prominent person  (this meaning is restricted to reading ちょうじ)
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noun
1. sweat; perspiration
2. moisture; condensation
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1. full; wholehearted; utmost; all; every
noun
2. overall width
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noun
breadth, extent
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1. big; large; drastic; substantial  (opposite: 小幅)
noun
2. full-width cloth (approx. 72 cm wide for traditional Japanese clothing; approx. 140 cm wide for Western clothing)  (see also: 小幅, 中幅)
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noun
child  (see also: 子供; archaic)
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noun
insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm
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insect; bug
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to bury (e.g. in the ground)
2. to fill up (e.g. audience fills a hall); to cause to be packed
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buried property; treasure trove
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1. darkness; the dark; dark
2. bewilderment; despair; hopelessness
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noun
pole; rod; stick
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noun
1. cargo; freight
2. money or assets
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noun
1. skin
2. body (in the context of intimate bodily contact)  (see also: 肌を許す)
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1. heart  (anatomical term)
2. guts; nerve; cheek; gall; spine
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noun
hydrochloric acid
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noun
1. salt (i.e. sodium chloride); common salt; table salt  (esp. しお)
2. salt (e.g. sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, etc.)  (esp. えん; chemistry term)
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lake shore
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noun
lake
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1. to harm; to hurt; to injure; to damage
auxiliary verb
2. to fail in doing
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damage; injury; loss
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noun
1. knee
2. lap; knee and thigh (while sitting)
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1. spicy; hot
2. salty
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1. painful; bitter; heart-breaking; difficult (emotionally)  (often written with kana only)
2. tough; difficult; hard (usu. of situations)  (see also: 辛い; often written with kana only)
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'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
two way; both parties; mutual; both
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noun
one house
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noun
edge of the eaves; house frontage
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noun
results; record; grades; marks
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noun
umeboshi; pickled ume; pickled plum
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to air; to dry; to desiccate
2. to drain (off)
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same surname  (opposite: 異姓)
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1. farmer; peasant; country bumpkin  (sensitive)
2. farming
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to dig; to excavate; to hollow
2. to delve into
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1. excavation; exhumation
2. discovery (e.g. new talent)
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digging out; excavation
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noun
1. nationality; citizenship
2. nationality (ship, airplane, etc.); registration; flag
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1. unusual; rare; curious
2. new; novel
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prizing; valuing highly; esteeming
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practice; practising; training
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to give into custody; to leave (a child) in the care of; to entrust; to deposit  (see also: 預かる)
2. to lean on; to put one's weight on
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deposit; bank account
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signature
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fisherman  (sensitive)
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fishing (industry)
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