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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 701-800 Vocab

This collection contains 146 words.
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noun
prime minister
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savage; uncivilized; uncivilised
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poverty; distress
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to carry to extremes; to go to the end of something  (esp. 極める, 窮める)
2. to investigate thoroughly; to master  (esp. 究める)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to rub; to chafe; to strike (match); to file; to frost (glass)
2. to lose (e.g. a match); to forfeit; to squander one's money (e.g. through gambling, Pachinko, etc.)
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abrasion; scratch
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shoe sore; foot blister (caused by shoes)
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toes; tips of the toes; toe of a shoe, sock, etc.
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1. nail (e.g. fingernail, toenail); claw; talon; hoof
2. plectrum; pick
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noun
kindergarten
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to put to shame; to humiliate; to disgrace; to insult
2. to rape; to assault; to violate
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disgrace; humiliation
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noun
1. storm; tempest
2. difficulty; trouble
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healing; cure; recovery
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to recover; to be healed
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depopulation
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to shun; to ostracize; to alienate; to neglect  (see also: 疎んじる)
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noun
1. mood; ambience; ambiance; aura; feel
2. a certain air; presence; special aura; something (about someone)
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lung
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great man; heroic figure; remarkable character
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1. masterpiece; best work
2. amusing blunder; funny mistake; boner  (with sarcastic tone)
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restriction; restraint; binding; constraint
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latitude (nav.)
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ghost; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; demon; monster; goblin
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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
2. charming; bewitching; mysterious  (see also: いろっぽい)
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pig-keeping; pig farming
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pork
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pupil excelling his master
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indigo blue
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to forge; to temper
2. to drill; to train; to discipline
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tempering; forging; hardening; disciplining; training
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fibre; fiber; textile
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sewing
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to sew; to stitch
2. to weave one's way (e.g. through a crowd)
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bundle; bunch
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grasp; catch; understanding
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ten bundles, ten bunches  (see also: )
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three bundles, three bunches  (see also: )
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multistoried building
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to soak; to seep; to dip in
2. to pickle  (this meaning is restricted to form 漬ける, つける)
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tsukemono; Japanese pickled vegetables
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noun
gentleman  (see also: 婦人)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough
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saturation
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to address
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address; destination
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clique; faction
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revolution; rotation; turning; swiveling; circling
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noun
floor space; area (in tsubo)
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palisade; cliff
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cliff
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reprimand; rebuke
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to scold; to chide; to rebuke; to reprimand  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. (domestic) chicken
2. chicken (meat)  (see also: 鶏肉)
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poultry raising; poultry farming; chicken farming
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noun
channel (e.g. between two land masses); strait
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noun
1. ditch; drain; gutter; trench
2. groove; tread  (this meaning is restricted to reading みぞ)
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drainage; gutter; ditch
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simplicity; artlessness; naivete; pristineness; idyll
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1. orbit; trajectory  (astronomy, etc. term, physics terminology)
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2. railroad track
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roof tile
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loss; forfeit
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chief mourner
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noun
1. sumi; India ink; Chinese ink; ink stick; ink-cake
2. squid ink; octopus ink
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1. India ink; China ink
2. ink (of a cuttlefish, etc.)
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noun
1. eyebrow pencil
2. blackened eyebrows
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infectious disease; plague; epidemic
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1. god of pestilence; god who spreads infectious diseases
2. jinx; hoodoo; pest; odious person; plague; angel of death  (derogatory)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. once; one time; (all at) once; in one sitting  (often written with kana only)
2. exclusively; only; alone  (often written with kana only)
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universal; general; ubiquitous; omnipresent  (opposite: 特殊)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to make muddy (a liquid); to make cloudy; to make turbid; to roil
2. to prevaricate; to speak ambiguously  (see also: お茶を濁す, 茶を濁す, 言葉を濁す)
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noun
1. good and evil; purity and impurity
2. voiced and unvoiced consonants
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noun
folding fan
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noun
fist
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noun
Chinese art of self-defence (defense)
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1. A and B; excellent and good; similarity
2. discrimination; discernment; distinction
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young female rice planter; young girl
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enzyme
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bank; weir; embankment; levee
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bank; embankment; dike
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obstruction; check; hindrance; prevention; impediment; interdiction; preemption; blocking
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to keep someone from doing; to stop; to prevent; to check; to hinder; to obstruct; to oppose; to thwart
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mulberry (tree)
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mulberry plantation
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prisoner (of war)
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noun
bell (often a large hanging bell); chime  (see also: )
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excess; over-
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1. compassion (e.g. of Buddha); benevolence; charity; mercy
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2. Hodgson's hawk-cuckoo (Cuculus fugax); Horsfield's hawk cuckoo  (see also: 慈悲心鳥; abbreviation)
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affection; love
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cultivation
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to cultivate; to foster
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noun
1. protection; advocacy; support; defence; championship; vindication
2. to protect (e.g. rights, etc.); to advocate (e.g. free trade, etc.); to support
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noun
1. outer wall (e.g. castle); outer block (enclosure)
2. outline; contour
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spell; charm; incantation; magic word
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to curse; to put a curse on; to detest intensely
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to break; to smash
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pulverization; pulverisation; smashing; demolishing
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1. affair; state; incident; issue; matter
2. verdict; sentence
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outbreak (e.g. war); outburst; sudden occurrence
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noun
old man  (see also: 老媼)
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1. thin or light silk; sheer silk
2. veil (mystery)
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silk; silk cloth
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silk
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score; sheet music  (music term)
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hill
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noun
1. imperial mausoleum; Emperor's tomb  (see also: 御墓)
2. big hill  (this meaning is restricted to reading りょう)
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horn; hunting horn
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steam whistle
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1. flute; fife; pipe; recorder; flageolet; shakuhachi; clarinet
2. whistle
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1. vague; ambiguous; unclear
2. fuzzy  (mathematics, computer terminology)
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saliva; sputum
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fake; counterfeit
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1. wall
2. fence
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wooden fence; board fence
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go; board game of capturing territory
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brave; heroic; gallant
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home run  (baseball term)
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noun
1. dawn; daybreak
2. event (e.g. "in the event of ..."); occasion; occurrence  (usu. as 〜の暁に; this meaning is restricted to reading あかつき)
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dawn
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body; trunk; torso; hull (boat); fuselage (aircraft)
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noh chanting; recitation
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folk song; popular song
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
1. to sing
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
2. to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.); to compose a poem; to recite a poem  (esp. 歌う, 詠う)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to starve; to thirst; to be hungry
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starvation; famine; hunger
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. column of text (e.g. in a newspaper)
2. field (in a form, web page, etc.)
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fascinating; voluptuous; bewitching
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noun
colour and lustre; color and luster; complexion; colour; color
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trace; traces; vestige; vestiges
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scar; cicatrix
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be idle; to slacken
ichidan verb, transitive verb
2. to neglect (e.g. one's work)  (see also: 怠る)
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negligence; procrastination; carelessness
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to be negligent in doing something; to shirk; to be off one's guard  (see also: 怠ける)
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fraud; swindle; graft; cheating; trick; scam
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to deceive; to delude; to trick; to fool
2. to be as ... as ... (e.g. "as bright as day", "as beautiful as a rose")  (in form Aを欺くB)
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noun
orchestral music
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noun
1. bowstring
2. string (of shamisen, guitar, violin, etc.)
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noun
(air) bubble (esp. in a liquid)
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bubble; foam; froth; head on beer
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clear vision; resignation (as in reconciling oneself)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to give up; to abandon (hope, plans); to resign oneself (to)
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lumbering; felling; deforestation
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sticky rice cake  (see also: ; often written with kana only)
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1. hostel; dormitory
2. bureau (government department beneath a ministry under the ritsuryo system)  (see also: 律令制; archaic)
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1. trouble; burden; nuisance; bother; worry
2. care; dependence; support; kindness; obligation; staying (with a person)
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