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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 3 101-200 Level-Appropriate Vocab

This collection contains 136 words.
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sightseeing
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light
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to shine; to glitter; to be bright
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noun
1. neck
2. head
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capital city; metropolis
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'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to win; to gain victory
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overall victory; championship
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1. one's own convenience; one's way
2. convenience or ease of use; knowledge of how to use
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1. frantic; desperate
2. inevitable death
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always; without exception; necessarily; certainly; without fail; positively; invariably
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. through; by way of; via
2. to go via; to go by way of
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reason; pretext; motive
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love; affection
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town; city; municipal; urban
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capital; metropolis
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confirmation; verification; validation; review; check; affirmation; identification
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to pass (time); to spend
2. to overdo (esp. of one's alcohol consumption); to drink (alcohol)
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1. promise; agreement; arrangement; one's word; contract; pact; appointment; engagement; date
2. convention; rule
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1. horse
2. horse racing  (see also: 競馬; this meaning is restricted to reading うま)
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state of affairs (around you); situation; circumstances
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police officer; policeman; constable  (see also: 警察官)
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traffic; transportation; communication; exchange (of ideas, etc.); intercourse
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to exchange (messages, greetings, arguments, etc.)
2. to intersect; to cross; to interlace
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domination; rule; control; direction; guidance
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to distribute; to deliver; to deal (cards)
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1. young; youthful
2. immature; green
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1. some; few; a number of; a little (bit)
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
2. somewhat; to a certain extent
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materials; data; document
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1. emergency
2. extraordinary; unusual
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always; constantly
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1. effect; effectiveness; efficacy; result
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2. effects (e.g. sound effects, visual effects, special effects)  (see also: 音響効果)
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1. as was expected; just as one thought; sure enough; as a result
2. really? (in questions); ever?
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1. breathing; respiration
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2. knack; trick; secret (of doing something)
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'bu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to call out (to); to call; to invoke
2. to summon (a doctor, etc.)
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1. commonness; community
2. to be common; to be shared
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1. together; jointly  (often written with kana only)
2. at the same time; with; as ...; including; along with  (often as ...とともに; often written with kana only)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to leave (behind, over); to bequeath; to save; to reserve
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deplorable; bad luck; regret; disappointment
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refereeing; trial; judgement; judgment; umpire; referee
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1. judgment; judgement; decision; conclusion; adjudication
2. divination
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trial; judgement; judgment
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part; assigning (allotment of) parts; role; duties
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1. other (place, thing, person); the rest
2. outside; beyond  (esp. 外; often written with kana only)
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noun
1. another person; other people; others  (see also: )
2. unrelated person (i.e. not related by blood)  (this meaning is restricted to reading たにん)
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1. technology; engineering
2. technique; skill
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to get on (train, plane, bus, ship, etc.); to get in; to board; to take; to embark
2. to get on (e.g. a footstool); to step on; to jump on; to sit on; to mount  (see also: 載る)
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passenger
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'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to finish; to end; to be completed
2. to merely result in something less severe than expected
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noun
child; children
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supply; provision
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noun
character; personality; disposition; nature
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'tsu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to hit; to strike; to knock; to beat; to punch; to slap; to tap; to bang; to clap; to pound  (also written as 拍つ, 搏つ, 撲つ, 擣つ)
2. to strike (noon, etc.); to sound (cymbals, etc.); to beat (a drum, etc.)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to refuse; to reject; to dismiss; to turn down; to decline
2. to inform; to give notice; to tell in advance
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teacher (classroom)
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report; information
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serious; severe; grave; acute
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1. deep  (opposite: 浅い)
2. profound
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existence; being
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preservation; conservation; storage; saving (e.g. to disk); maintenance
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dispute; strife; quarrel; dissension; conflict; rivalry; contest
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to memorize; to memorise; to commit to memory; to learn by heart; to bear in mind; to remember
2. to learn; to pick up; to acquire  (this meaning is restricted to form 覚える)
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sense; sensation; feeling; intuition
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side; flank; aspect; dimension; profile; sidelight; lateral
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'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to jump out; to rush out; to fly out
2. to appear (suddenly)
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noun
aeroplane; airplane; aircraft
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abrupt; sudden; unexpected; all at once
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'tsu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be raised (e.g. child); to be brought up; to grow (up)
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training; education
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1. to mind; to care about; to be concerned about  (see also: 構わない)
2. to care for; to look after  (often written with kana only)
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organization; organisation; configuration; composition
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development; growth
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suru verb - special class
to reach; to get to; to arrive at
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1. absence; being away from home
2. house-sitting; house-sitter
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defense; defence  (see also: 攻撃)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to protect; to guard; to defend
2. to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide (by the rules); to observe; to obey; to follow
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dissatisfaction; displeasure; discontent; complaints; unhappiness; disgruntled  (see also: 不満足; opposite: 満足)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to satisfy; to fulfill; to appease
2. to fill (e.g. a cup); to pack
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to go out; to vanish; to disappear
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consumption; expenditure
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to erase; to delete; to cross out
2. to turn off power
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noun
1. duty; responsibility (incl. supervision of staff)
2. liability; onus
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coexistence; living together
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play; drama
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seat
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to sit; to squat
2. to assume (a position)
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noun
passenger (transport)
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audience; spectator; spectators
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1. ship; boat; watercraft; vessel; steamship  (舟 is often small and hand-propelled; this meaning is restricted to form 船, 舟, ふね)
2. tank; tub; vat; trough
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addition; supplement; append (e.g. to a file); appendix
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to chase; to run after; to pursue
2. to follow (i.e. a set order, a trend)
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noun
1. background; scenery; backdrop; setting; circumstance; context
2. backing; support (from behind the scenes)
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noun
1. height; stature
2. back; spine  (this meaning is restricted to reading せ)
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who
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1. breath; breathing
2. tone; mood  (see also: 息が合う)
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to lose; to part with
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unemployment  (see also: 無職)
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failure; mistake; blunder
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the aged; old person
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improvement; reform
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1. good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable  (also いい (all senses); often written with kana only)
2. sufficient (can be used to turn down an offer); ready; prepared
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent
2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)
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indication; instruction; designation; directions
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noun
number; series of digits
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occupation; business
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king  (honorific)
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1. consciousness
2. awareness; sense
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1. police
2. police officer  (see also: 警察官; abbreviation)
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tender; kind; gentle; graceful; affectionate; amiable
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to throw; to cast away
2. to face defeat; to give up
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investment
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
1. after all; eventually; in the end
2. conclusion; end  (see also: 結局のところ)
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difficulty; distress
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1. difficult; hard; troublesome; complicated; serious (disease, problem, etc.)
2. fussy; particular; fastidious; hard to please; displeased
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noun
1. variety; kind; type; category
2. counter for different sorts of things
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commemoration; celebration; honoring the memory of something; turning something into a memento; memory
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contribution; donation
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to come near; to let someone approach
2. to bring near; to bring together; to collect; to gather
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commodity; article of commerce; goods; stock; merchandise
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(suffering) damage; injury; harm
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to request; to beg; to ask
2. to call; to order; to reserve
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to rely on; to have recourse to; to depend on
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1. crossing
noun or verb acting prenominally
2. transverse
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noun
1. horizontal (as opposed to vertical); lying down  (see also: 横になる)
2. side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back); width; breadth  (see also: 首を横に振る)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to increase; to multiply
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increase; increment; addition  (opposite: 減少)
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discrimination; distinction; differentiation
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1. painful; difficult; agonizing
2. needy; tight (budget); straitened (circumstances)  (see also: 苦しい懐)
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troubles; hardships
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1. poor (at); weak (in); not very good (at)
2. dislike (of); difficult to deal with
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to dedicate; to make an offering; to pay (fees)
2. to supply
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noun
income; receipts; revenue
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noun
stairs; stairway; staircase
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I; me  (sounds rough or arrogant; male term or language)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to ferry across (e.g. a river); to carry across; to traverse
2. to lay across; to build across
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to give (esp. to someone of lower status); to bestow; to grant; to confer; to present; to award
2. to provide; to afford; to offer; to supply
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musical performance
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