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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 4 301-380 Vocab

This collection contains 141 words.
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noun
1. green
2. greenery (esp. fresh verdure)
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fresh verdure; new green leaves
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verdigris; green rust; copper rust
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noun
new mat
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1. counter for tatami mats
2. measure of room size (in mat units)
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tatami mat; Japanese straw floor coverings
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to fold (clothes, umbrella)  (often written with kana only)
2. to close (a shop, business)  (often written with kana only)
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late blooming (flower, talent); late flowering
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
to bloom
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noun
dancing; dance
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dance
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envelope
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complete blockade (seal); baseball shutout
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numeric
1. 10^12; 1,000,000,000,000; trillion
noun
2. sign; omen; indication; portent  (see also: 兆し)
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noun
signs; omen; symptoms
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1. column; shaft; cylinder  (this meaning is restricted to form 円柱)
noun
2. round pillar (esp. in buildings)  (see also: 角柱; usu. まるばしら)
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prop; brace; fulcrum
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noun
1. pillar; post
2. support; prop; mainstay
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parking (e.g. car)
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noun
congratulations; celebration; congratulatory gift; tip
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national holiday; public holiday
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to congratulate; to celebrate; to observe (a festival)
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noun
coal
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noun
1. charcoal
2. charred remains  (obscure term)
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gentleness; mildness; meekness
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judo
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1. soft; tender; limp; limber
2. gentle; mild
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employment (long term); hire
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to employ
2. to hire; to charter
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dryness; aridity; insipidity; dehydration; desiccation
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to dry (clothes, etc.); to desiccate
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elite; picked; powerful; efficient
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1. sharp (blade); pointed
2. sharp (pain); stabbing; cutting (remark); stinging; pointed (question or look); screeching (noise)
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noun
iceberg
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freezing (over)
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noun
1. ice
2. shaved ice (usually served with flavored simple syrup)  (see also: かき氷)
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noun
hail; chilly chilly rain
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noun
corner; nook
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. corner; nook; recess
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2. downstage right (on a noh stage)  (see also: 目付柱; obscure term)
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noun
separate volume; extra issue; supplement; additional volume; supplementary volume
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noun
1. long, narrow card on which Japanese poems are written (vertically); strip of paper
2. thin rectangle  (see also: 短冊形; abbreviation)
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noun, noun (suffix)
thread; yarn; string
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noun
cotton yarn (thread)
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1. recruiting; selection; taking applications
2. raising; collection; subscription; soliciting (e.g. donations)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to grow violent; to become stronger; to become worse
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
2. to invite contributions, etc.; to solicit help, participation, etc.; to recruit (e.g. soldiers)
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noun
1. coin
2. hard currency  (see also: 軟貨)
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1. hard; solid; tough  (esp. 固い amp 堅い for wood, 硬い for metal and stone)
2. stiff; tight; wooden; unpolished (e.g. writing)
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noun
paints; painting material
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to paint; to plaster; to lacquer; to varnish; to spread; to smear; to put up (wallpaper)
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noun
hatred
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love and hate; likes and dislikes
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thief; burglar; robber; theft
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noun
fat; grease; blubber
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noun
fat; tallow; lard; grease  (see also: )
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noun
flour; meal; powder
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fine powder
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wheat flour
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noun
1. pronoun  (linguistics terminology)
2. synonym; classic example; pattern; byword; representative
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noun
1. pipe; tube; cylinder
2. gun barrel
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to sweep; to brush; to gather up
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. tower; steeple; spire
noun
2. stupa; pagoda; dagoba  (see also: 卒塔婆, 塔婆; original meaning; abbreviation)
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wisdom; intelligence; prudence
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wise; clever; smart
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to pick up; to find; to gather
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controlling; settling (e.g. an issue); coping; putting in order
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100,000 yen
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malt
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noun
wheat
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to print
2. to color or pattern fabric using a wooden mold
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reform; renovation
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printing
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noun
1. eggs; egg; spawn; roe  (this meaning is restricted to form 卵)
2. hen egg
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egg yolk
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noun
1. machine; mechanism
2. instrument; appliance; apparatus  (often 器械)
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noun
1. plate; dish; platter; disc  (see also: お皿)
noun, noun (suffix), counter
2. serving; helping; course
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noun
ashtray
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noun
prayer; supplication
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prayer; supplication
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lime; quicklime; caustic lime
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grey; gray; ashen
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to eat; to drink  (honorific)
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convening; calling together (e.g. parliament)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to melt; to dissolve
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1. grinding; polishing
2. studying (hard); striving to master something
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to polish; to shine; to brush (e.g. teeth)
2. to refine; to improve
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. grain; bead; drop  (see also: )
2. counter for small round objects including grains, seeds, pills, drops
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noun
particle; grain
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smoking  (see also: 禁煙)
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noun
desk
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1. on the desk
2. theoretical; academic
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1. putting money aside; savings; deposit (e.g. in a bank)
2. accumulated surplus of wins; wins in the bank  (baseball term)
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comparing with; match; rival; equal
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1. counter for small animals  (this meaning is restricted to reading ひき)
2. counter for rolls of cloth (two han in size)
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minute; detailed; careful; scrupulous; thorough
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noun
1. cotton plant (Gossypium spp.)  (often written with kana only)
2. batting; wadding; padding
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donation; presentation; gift
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to give (as a gift); to present
2. to confer; to bestow; to award
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to freeze; to be chilled; to be frozen
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freezing; cold storage; refrigeration
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to freeze; to be frozen over; to congeal
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noun
bottle; jar; decanter; flagon; phial; vial
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noun
hat; cap
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1. cool; refreshing
2. clear (e.g. eyes); bright
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desolate; dreary; bleak
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noun
second (60th min)
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level of humidity
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noun
moisture; humidity; dampness
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be wet; to become wet; to be damp; to be moist
2. to be in low spirits; to feel depressed  (often as 湿って or 湿った; this meaning is restricted to reading しめる)
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noun
1. steam; vapour; vapor
2. steamship; steamboat; steamer  (see also: 蒸気船; abbreviation)
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humid; sultry
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noun
confections; sweets; candy
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noun
cheap sweets
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to till; to plow; to plough; to cultivate
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noun
farming; agriculture
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noun
mine (ore)
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noun
1. stomach
2. Chinese "stomach" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)  (see also: 胃宿, 白虎; astronomy, etc. term)
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pincer movement; pincer attack
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to interpose; to hold between; to insert
2. to be on either side (e.g. road); to be across (e.g. street, river); to be beyond
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suburb; outskirts
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1. copper (Cu)
2. bronze (medal)  (see also: 銅メダル; abbreviation)
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obtuse angle
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to become blunt; to grow dull
2. to become less capable; to weaken; to falter
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to wither (of a plant); to be blasted; to die
2. to mature (of one's personality, abilities, etc.)
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withering; dying
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cold wintry wind
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drop (of water); drip
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1. raindrops; falling drop of water
2. intravenous drip; IV; drip-feed  (medicine, etc. term)
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noun
1. dripping; drop; trickle
2. water trickling from moss, rocks, or cliffs in the summer
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noun
1. sign; mark; symbol; code
2. sign (e.g. positive, negative)  (mathematics)
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noun
domestic animals; livestock; cattle
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1. soft; tender; limp; limber
2. gentle; mild
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flexible; lithe; soft; pliable
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several (boats)
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waiting upon (someone)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to ask; to inquire; to hear; to be told  (humble)
2. to implore (a god for an oracle); to seek direction (from your superior)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to boil; to heat  (this meaning is restricted to form 沸かす)
2. to excite  (this meaning is restricted to form 沸かす)
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boiling; seething
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boiling up
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast
2. to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim
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positive; affirmation
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below zero; sub-zero
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