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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 5 901-1000 Level-Appropriate Vocab

This collection contains 117 words.
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noun, prefix, 'no' adjective
tentative; temporary
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refreshing; exhilarating
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1. fresh; refreshing; invigorating  (often written with kana only)
2. clear (e.g. voice); fluent; eloquent  (often written with kana only)
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portrait
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after all
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consent; acquiescence; agreement
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kaki; Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki)
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noun
1. wick; marrow; staple (for stapler); (pencil) lead; stuffing; pith
2. core; heart; centre; center  (see also: )
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failure; bankruptcy
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to come apart at the seams; to be ripped; to be torn  (see also: 綻ぶ; often written with kana only)
2. to begin to open; to begin to bloom  (see also: 綻ぶ; often written with kana only)
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correction; revision; amendment
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train (sometimes specifically a steam train)
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education; training; discipline
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to smell sweet; to be fragrant
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noun
1. arena, esp. in sumo
2. forum (e.g. for discussion)
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1. straw bag; bale; sack
suffix, counter
2. counter for sacks; counter for bales; counter for bags  (sometimes pronounced びょう, ぴょう; this meaning is restricted to reading ひょう)
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change; transition; vicissitudes
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centre; center; pivot; mainstay; nucleus; backbone; central figure; pillar; key man
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elbow
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foot (of a mountain or hill); bottom; base  (often written with kana only)
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yearning; longing; aspiration
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longing; aspiration
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(field) marshal; (fleet) admiral; general of the army
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lacquer ware; lacquerware; lacquer work; lacquerwork
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noun
1. lacquer; varnish; japan
2. lacquer tree (Toxicodendron vernicifluum)  (often written with kana only)
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to serve sake
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drink at home with the evening meal; dinner-time drink
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compensation; reparations; indemnity; damages
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water shortage
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craving; longing; thirsting
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'ku' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be thirsty; to feel thirsty  (see also: 喉が乾く)
2. to thirst for; to crave  (often as 〜に渇いた)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to yearn for; to long for; to pine for; to miss; to love dearly; to adore
2. to follow (someone)
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one's son-in-law
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noun
1. husband; groom
2. (one's) son-in-law
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wild idea; delusion
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noun
reckless remark; rash remark; abusive language; thoughtless words
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indignation; resentment
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anonymity; anonym; pseudonym; assumed name
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noun
mountain stream; mountain torrent
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insult; contempt; slight
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1. bone marrow; medulla
2. true spirit; one's mind
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grain; cereal; corn
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noun
1. firewood; kindling; fuel
2. piece(s) of firewood  (usu. まき)
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1. fuel and water; firewood and water
2. gathering firewood and drawing water; kitchen work; housework
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jurisdiction; control
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tusk; fang
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noun
ivory
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quick; fast; rapid; swift; prompt; streamlined; expedited; expeditious
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corresponding to; being applicable to; relevant to; coming under; falling under; applying to; fulfilling; qualifying as
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one by one; in detail; minutely
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to scoff; to laugh at; to make fun of; to ridicule; to jeer at
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self-deprecation; self-derision; self-mockery; laughing at oneself
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cowardice; timidity
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setback; at a standstill or impasse
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noun
1. alchemy
2. making big money (implied, by dubious means)
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noun
wharf; bridge; jetty; pier
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to drown; to nearly drown; to sink below the surface (of water)  (often written with kana only)
2. to indulge in; to lose one's head over something; to wallow in
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doting
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bribery; corruption; graft
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blind spot
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whaling; whale fishing
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whale (Cetacea spp.)  (often written with kana only)
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priest; monk  (Buddhist term)
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boat race
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noun
rice covered with beef and vegetables
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noun
1. porcelain bowl  (this meaning is restricted to reading どんぶり)
2. bowl of rice with food on top  (see also: 丼物; abbreviation)
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depravity; corruption; degradation
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noun
water tank; cistern; fish tank
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rest; break; recess; intermission
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rest
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only; merely; (a) little; small quantity  (often written with kana only)
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narrow margin (esp. victory or defeat); slim margin
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1. inspection; reading
2. browsing (the WWW, Internet); web browsing  (computer terminology)
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friendship; amity
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to instigate; to tempt  (often written with kana only)
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mourning (dead persons); memorial
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to grieve over; to mourn; to lament
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government official; clerk
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1. harvest; crop; ingathering
2. fruits (of one's labors); results
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acetic acid
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vinegar
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be given; to be granted; to be honored with; to be honoured with  (humble)
2. to give; to bestow; to confer; to honor; to honour  (honorific)
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Imperial gift
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kidney
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heart attack; myocardial infarction
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noun
type of dramatic recitation accompanied by a shamisen (associated with the Japanese puppet theatre)
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1. envious (feeling, etc.); jealous  (often written with kana only)
2. enviable (position, etc.)  (often written with kana only)
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envy
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transport; carriage
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1. dissection; autopsy
2. analysis
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Kinki (region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara)
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all night; without sleep
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
evening; early night hours
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abduction; kidnapping; kidnaping
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to brew (sake, etc.)
2. to cause; to bring on; to bring about; to give rise to
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brewing; distillation
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postponement; deferment; extension (of time)
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consultation; question; enquiry; inquiry
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to consult with; to discuss; to confer; to deliberate
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reverence; awe; respect
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fear; horror; anxiety; concern; uneasiness
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secretion
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urinary organs
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death  (honorific)
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irregular godan verb 'iku/yuku', intransitive verb
1. to go; to move (in a direction or towards a specific location); to head (towards); to be transported (towards); to reach  (see also: 来る)
2. to proceed; to take place  (see also: 旨く行く; い sometimes omitted in auxiliary use)
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superannuated; decrepitude
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to rot; to decay
2. to die in obscurity
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noun
sulfuric acid; sulphuric acid
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clarity; clearness
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1. imitation; sham; mock
2. simulation  (computer terminology)
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exhaustion; impoverishment; ruin
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cumulative total; accumulated total; total up to now
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absconding; disappearance
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seaweed
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algae; waterweed; seaweed; duckweed
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mosquito
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Tochigi prefecture (Kanto area)
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