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Most useful words for each reading of every Jōyō kanji

Kanji Usefulness Level 3 201-300 Level-Appropriate Vocab

This collection contains 130 words.
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preparation; setup; arrangements; provision; reserve
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to furnish; to provide for; to equip; to install
2. to have ready; to prepare for
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application; request; petition
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to say; to tell; to state; to express; to offer; to extend (greetings, congratulations, etc.)  (humble)
auxiliary verb
2. to do  (humble)
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for example; for instance; e.g.
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exception
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noun
1. work; labor; labour
2. achievement; performance; ability; talent
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1. manual labor; manual labour; toil; work
2. Labour Party  (see also: 労働党; abbreviation)
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1. scenery; scene; landscape; view; sight
2. scene (e.g. of a crime)
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far; distant
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eternity; perpetuity; immortality; permanence
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1. absolutely; unconditionally  (see also: 絶対に)
2. absolute; unconditional; unmistakable
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to bear; to carry on one's back  (see also: 背負う)
2. to take responsibility for; to accept a duty
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burden; charge; responsibility
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victory or defeat; match; contest; game; bout
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noun
defeat; loss; losing (a game)
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happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being  (mainly literary)
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noun
1. ball; sphere; globe; orb
2. bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet
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the earth; the globe
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noun
alcohol; sake  (see also: お酒)
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hope; wish; aspiration
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to desire
2. to wish for; to expect
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1. simple; easy; uncomplicated
2. brief; quick; light
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to push; to press  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す)
2. to apply pressure from above; to press down  (this meaning is restricted to form 押す, 圧す)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
to divide; to cut; to break; to halve; to separate; to split; to rip; to crack; to smash; to dilute
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to restrict; to limit; to confine
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
2. to be restricted to; to be limited to; to be confined to
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restriction; restraint; limitation; limit
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to turn back (e.g. half-way)
2. to return; to go back
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noun
science
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demand; firm request; requisition; requirement; desire
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
on and after; as from; hereafter; thereafter; since
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to descend (e.g. a mountain); to go down; to come down  (esp. 下りる)
2. to alight (e.g. from bus); to get off; to disembark; to dismount  (esp. 降りる)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to precipitate; to fall (e.g. rain)
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noun
man and wife; married couple
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noun
1. wife  (this meaning is restricted to form 妻)
2. my dear; dear; honey  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to form 妻, 夫)
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zeal; enthusiasm
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noun
1. heat
2. fever; temperature
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1. hot (thing)  (opposite: 冷たい)
2. passionate (feelings, etc.); ardent; hot (e.g. gaze)  (opposite: 冷たい)
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high class; high grade
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
end of the month
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noun
1. tip; top  (see also: )
noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
2. end; close (e.g. close of the month)
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happiness; good fortune; luck; blessing
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unhappiness; sorrow; misfortune; disaster; accident; death
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1. happiness; blessedness; luck; fortune; felicity  (see also: 幸いする)
2. luckily; fortunately
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noun
1. grass; weed; herb; thatch
2. ninja  (archaic)
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to cross over; to cross; to pass through; to pass over (out of)  (esp. 越える)
2. to exceed  (esp. 超える)
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mountain climbing
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1. entry (on stage); appearance (on screen)  (opposite: 退場)
2. entrance; introduction (into a market)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to ascend; to go up; to climb
2. to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise  (usu. 昇る)
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1. the future (usually distant)
2. future tense
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noun
rules; regulations; conventions
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to hold or carry under or in the arms
2. to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.)
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processing; dealing with; treatment; disposition; disposal
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noun
cost; expense
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1. to be delighted; to be glad; to be pleased
2. to congratulate
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noun
1. (my) daughter
2. girl (i.e. a young, unmarried woman)  (see also: )
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to escape; to run away
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to search (for something desired, needed); to look for  (esp. 探す)
2. to search (for something lost); to seek (a suspect in a crime)  (esp. 捜す)
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crime; offence; offense
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pharmacy; chemist (shop); drugstore
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medicine; chemicals
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noun
1. medicine; pharmaceuticals; (legal) drugs
2. efficacious chemical (i.e. gunpowder, pesticide, etc.)
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation  (see also: りんご園; えん usually when a suffix)
2. place; location  (see also: 学びの園)
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noun
question; problem; doubt; guess
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to doubt; to distrust; to be suspicious of; to suspect
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calm; composure; coolness; serenity
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1. quiet; silent
2. slow; unhurried
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noun
1. tool; implement; instrument; utensil; apparatus; device
2. means
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noun
toy; plaything  (often written with kana only)
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noun
1. attendance; presence; appearance
2. to attend; to be present; to appear
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noun
speed; velocity; rate
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noun
1. stage (theatre, theater)
2. scene or setting (e.g. of novel, play, etc.)
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1. visiting ill or distressed people; writing get-well letters  (see also: お見舞い, 見舞い客)
noun
2. get-well gifts; get-well letters  (see also: 見舞い品)
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noun
homework
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noun, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (suffix)
degree; amount; grade; standard; of the order of (following a number); about; approximately
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trouble; difficulty; care; attention
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(corporate) bankruptcy; insolvency; commercial failure; failed business
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to fall; to collapse; to drop; to fall senseless  (see also: 崩れる, 倒す; this meaning is restricted to form 倒れる)
2. to be forced to bed (by illness, etc.)
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lie down
2. to go to bed; to lie in bed
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noun
residence; housing; residential building
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noun, noun (suffix)
picture; drawing; painting; sketch
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noun
picture; painting
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1. destruction; disruption
2. (application) crash  (computer terminology)
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to tear; to break; to destroy
2. to break through (opponent's defense etc.); to breach
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noun
1. garden; yard; courtyard
2. field (of action); area
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home; family; household
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noun
1. surplus; margin; leeway; room; time; allowance; flexibility; scope; rope
2. composure; placidity; complacency; calm
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to visit; to call on
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
2. to arrive; to come; to appear
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call; visit
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to visit; to call on; to pay a visit to
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1. cold (to the touch); chilly; icy; freezing  (opposite: 熱い)
2. coldhearted; unfeeling
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noun, noun (suffix)
life; living; livelihood; life circumstances  (usu. ぐらし as a suffix)
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noun
1. abdomen; belly; stomach
2. womb  (see also: )
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1. dangerous; risky; hazardous; perilous; precarious
2. in danger; in jeopardy; critical; grave; at risk
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1. danger; peril; hazard  (opposite: 安全)
2. risk
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1. dangerous; risky; hazardous; perilous; precarious
2. in danger; in jeopardy; critical; grave; at risk
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noun
1. permission; approval; authorization; license
2. to permit; to authorize
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to permit; to allow; to approve; to tolerate
2. to exempt (from fine); to excuse (from); to pardon; to forgive; to release; to let off
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ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to resemble; to look like; to take after
2. to be similar (in status, condition, etc.); to be close; to be alike; to be like
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1. resemblance; similarity; analogous; quasi
2. to resemble; to be similar; to be alike
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noun
property; fortune; assets
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noun
purse; handbag; wallet
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noun, noun (suffix)
1. playing
2. play (margin between on and off, gap before pressing button or lever has an effect)  (often written with kana only)
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complex; complicated; mixed (feelings)  (see also: ややこしい)
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noun
journal; magazine; periodical
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fear; dread; dismay; terror; horror; scare; panic
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
to fear; to be afraid of
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noun
price; cost
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noun
value; worth; merit
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1. dark; gloomy
2. dark (in colour); dull
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1. to pile up; to stack
2. to load (car, ship, etc.); to pack
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square measure; size (e.g. of land); area; surface
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noun
dream
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1. painful; sore
2. exceeding  (see also: 甚く; esp. 甚い)
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pain; agony; bitterness
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abundance; wealth; plenty; bounty
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to mince; to cut fine; to chop up; to hash; to shred
2. to carve; to engrave; to chisel; to notch
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to sound; to ring; to resound; to echo; to roar; to rumble
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1. wanted; wished for; in need of; desired  (see also: 欲しがる)
auxiliary adjective
2. I want (you) to  (after the -te form of a verb; often written with kana only)
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noun, noun (suffix)
will; desire; ambition; urge (e.g. creative urge)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. on the way; en route
2. in the middle of; midway
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composition; setting (of music)
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to bend; to curve; to warp; to wind; to twist
2. to turn  (see also: 折れる)
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noun
1. ear
2. hearing
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1. complete; completion
2. perfection; accomplishment
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noun
desire; wish; request; prayer; petition; application
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1. crime; sin; wrongdoing; indiscretion
noun
2. penalty; sentence; punishment
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to die
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1. death; mortality
2. to die; to pass away
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