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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 201-300 Vocab

This collection contains 153 words.
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to fish; to angle; to catch
2. to lure in; to tempt; to attract; to entice; to allure  (see also: 釣られる)
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fishing; angling
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criticism; judgement; judgment; comment
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guidance; leading; induction; introduction; incitement; inducement
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to invite; to ask; to call (for)  (いざなう is arch)
2. to tempt; to lure; to induce
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tuberculosis; tubercule
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philosophy
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to tie; to fasten
2. to total; to sum  (see also: 〆る)
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1. conclusion; execution (of a contract); entering (into treaty)
2. fastening (as in a joint)
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company director; board member
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finding employment; getting a job
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1. to ascend (the throne); to accede  (see also: 付く)
2. to take (seat, position, course, etc.); to assume  (this meaning is restricted to form 就く)
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destruction; extinction
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to destroy; to overthrow; to wreck; to ruin
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'gu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to look up (at)
2. to look up (to); to respect; to revere
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(religious) faith; belief; creed
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being amazed; being horrified; being taken aback
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1. shallows; shoal  (see also: )
2. rapids; current; torrent
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to do  (humble; often written with kana only)
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1. coincidence; agreement; union; match
2. conformity; consistency
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1. undulation
2. ups and downs; highs and lows
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Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)
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deliberation
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taking refuge; finding shelter; evacuation; escape
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to avoid (physical contact with)  (this meaning is restricted to reading よける)
2. to avoid (situation)  (this meaning is restricted to reading さける)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to shake; to jolt; to rock (cradle); to swing
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1. shaking; trembling; pitching; rolling; oscillation
2. disturbance; unrest; agitation; excitement; commotion; turmoil; discomposure; feeling shaken
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1. inlet
2. seashore; beach
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to arrive at (e.g. a decision); to reach (a stage); to attain  (文語)
2. to lead to (a place); to get to
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urgent; pressing
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alliance; union; league
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writing (e.g. as a profession)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to take (trouble); to attend (to business); to command (army)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to collapse; to crumble  (see also: 崩壊, 倒れる)
2. to get out of shape; to lose one's shape; to become disorganized; to become untidy
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1. oni; ogre; demon
2. spirit of a deceased person  (see also: 亡魂)
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oxygen (O)
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sour; acid
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magnification; enlargement; expansion; amplification
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gun; rifle; small arms
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1. Jōmon period  (see also: 縄文時代; abbreviation)
2. straw-rope pattern
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1. Okinawa (prefecture); region comprising most of Japan's southwestern archipelago (esp. Okinawa Island)  (see also: 琉球)
2. Okinawa (city)
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poet
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abolition; repeal
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annulment; abolition; repeal; rescission
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1. fullness; completion; perfection; substantiality
2. enhancement; improvement; enrichment; upgrading
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telescope
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1. mirror; looking-glass
2. barrel head
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feigned illness
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assumption; supposition; hypothesis
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temporarily; provisionally; for example; for argument's sake
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express one's mind; speak out
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noun
nausea; sickness in the stomach
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1. subcontract
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2. subcontractor (person or company)
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Godan verb with `u' ending (special class), transitive verb
to beg; to ask; to request; to invite
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prospect; view; outlook
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to view; to gaze at
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suru verb - special class
to rise up into the air; to ascend into the sky
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open sea
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to jump; to leap  (see also: 踊る)
2. to pound (of one's heart, i.e. with excitement); to throb
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1. activity (esp. energetic); great efforts; conspicuous service
2. to flourish; to participate actively; to play an active role
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desperation; eagerness
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authority; power; influence
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1. bending; indentation
2. refraction
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theory; reason
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misunderstanding; wrong guess
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all night; all-night vigil; sleepless night
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noun
1. funeral hall
2. ceremony site  (see also: 祭場)
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to apologize; to apologise
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thanks; gratitude
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warship; battleship
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to hold (a meeting); to give (a dinner); to show signs of
2. to feel (sensation, emotion, call of nature, etc.)
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holding a meeting; open an exhibition
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noun
school building
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1. benevolence (esp. as a virtue of Confucianism); consideration; compassion; humanity; charity  (this meaning is restricted to reading じん)
2. human  (this meaning is restricted to reading じん)
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1. humanity and justice (esp. in Confucianism); virtue
2. duty
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the two guardian Deva kings
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1. collision; crash; running into
2. conflict; quarrel; clashing
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script; screenplay; scenario
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1. fierce tiger; ferocious tiger
2. Hanshin Tigers (baseball team)
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1. tiger (Panthera tigris)
2. drunkard; drunk; sot  (colloquialism)
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1. tide; tidal current
2. tendency; drift; trend
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1. tide; current
2. salt water
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. hole  (see also: 穴が開く; also read めど for this sense)
2. deficit; shortage; missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.)
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injury (to animate object); hurt  (often written with kana only)
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monster
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1. suspicious; dubious; doubtful; dodgy; suspicious (referring to a potential amorous relation); dangerous (e.g. financial situation); ominous (e.g. weather); strange; shady; fishy  (this meaning is restricted to form 怪しい)
2. charming; bewitching; mysterious  (see also: いろっぽい)
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brightness; splendour; splendor
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to shine; to glitter; to sparkle
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tension; mental strain; nervousness
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noun
lips
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ninja (persons in feudal Japan who used ninjutsu for the purposes of espionage, assassination, sabotage, etc.)  (see also: 忍術)
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to conceal oneself; to hide
2. to endure
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wild enthusiasm; being crazy about
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'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to go mad
2. to get out of order; to go amiss
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usurpation; taking back; dispossession
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pillage; plunder; looting; robbery
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to snatch away; to dispossess; to steal
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diagnosis; medical examination
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to examine (medically)
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tornado; waterspout
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1. dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon)  (see also: ドラゴン)
2. naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology
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debt; liabilities
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bell (often globular)
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hand bell; ringing of a bell
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wind chime; wind bell
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monk; priest
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to publish; to print; to carry (an article)
2. to put up; to hang out; to hoist; to fly (a sail); to float (a flag, kite, etc.)
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count; earl  (see also: 五等爵)
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bear (any mammal of family Ursidae)
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wandering
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1. Japanese apricot (Prunus mume); Chinese plum
2. lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
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excellence; genius
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pointing out; identification
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picking herbs and wildflowers
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noun
(data) item; entry
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ghost; specter; spectre; apparition; phantom
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evil spirit
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soul; spirit
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hedge; fence
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stone wall
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pride; boast
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to deal with (a person); to treat; to handle; to take care of; to entertain
2. to deal with (a problem); to handle; to manage
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1. negotiations; discussions
2. connection
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suddenly; all of a sudden
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Tathagata; perfected one (suffix of high-ranking Buddhist deities)
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reduction; curtailment
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to shorten; to narrow; to close
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1. detailed; full; accurate
2. knowing very well; well-acquainted; well-informed  (opposite: 疎い)
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1. once  (often written with kana only)
2. for a moment; temporarily
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consideration; taking into account
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elegance; grace; refinement
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noun, noun (suffix)
gun; cannon; artillery; ordnance
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noun
staff officer; participating in planning
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dear; desired; missed  (see also: 懐く)
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recalling the old days; nostalgia; reminiscences
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noun
1. bosom; bust
2. (breast) pocket; purse; handbag
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inside pocket; bosom; real intention
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foolish; stupid
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1. idle complaint; grumble
2. moha (ignorance, folly)  (Buddhist term)
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1. tongue
2. tongue-like object; clapper (of a bell); talon (of a lock)
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1. geta; Japanese wooden clogs
2. turn (in set-type proofing); upside-down character  (see also: 伏せ字; later printed as 〓, resembling the teeth of a geta)
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futility; uselessness; pointlessness
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1. slave; servant
2. slavery
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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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tofu; bean-curd
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noun
soya bean (Glycine max); soybean; soy
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adverb, conjunction, prefix
again; and; also; still (doing something)  (often written with kana only)
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money; cash
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noun
coins; small change
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control; restraint; suppression; constraint; curtailment; inhibition; check; curb
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to pin something down; to hold something down; to hold something back; to stop; to restrain; to curb  (esp. 押さえる)
2. to seize; to grasp; to arrest  (esp. 押さえる)
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chamberlain
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noun
1. warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period); samurai
2. man in attendance (on a person of high standing); retainer  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to reading さぶらい)
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