Japanese Vocabulary

Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese
Lesson 4 初めてのデート The First Date

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いる
iru
(a person) is in...; stays at...

とおか
tōka
10 days; 10th day of the month

じゅうよっか
juuyokka
14 days; 14th day of the month

じゅうくにち
juukunichi
19 days; 19th day of the month

ついたち
tsuitachi
1st day of the month (not used for duration)

ふつか
futsuka
2 days; 2nd day of the month

はつか
hatsuka
20 days; 20th day of the month

みっか
mikka
3 days; 3rd day of the month

よっか
yokka
4 days; 4th day of the month

いつか
itsuka
5 days; 5th day of the month

むいか
muika
6 days; 6th day of the month

なのか
nanoka
7 days; 7th day of the month

ようか
yōka
8 days; 8th day of the month

ここのか
kokonoka
9 days; 9th day of the month
さっき
sakki
a little while ago
~ぐらい
...gurai
about (approximate measurement)

ひとりで
hitori de
alone

うしろ
ushiro
back

あいだ
aida
between

ほんや
honya
bookstore
パン
pan
bread
バス
バスてい
basu tei
bus stop

ねこ
neko
cat

こども
kodomo
child
クラス
kurasu
class

くに
kuni
country; (the) state; region
デパート
depaato
department store

つくえ
tsukue
desk

いぬ
inu
dog

した
shita
down, under, beneath

いちじかん
ichiji kan
for one hour

きんようび
kinyōbi
Friday

まえ
mae
front
もしもし
moshi moshi
Hello? (used on the phone)
ここ
koko
here

びょういん
byouin
hospital
ホテル
hoteru
hotel
ごめんなさい
gomen nasai
I'm sorry

なか
naka
inside

せんげつ
sengetsu
last month

せんしゅう
senshuu
last week

きょねん
kyonen
last year

ひだり
hidari
left

てがみ
tegami
letter (correspondence)
たくさん
takusan
many; a lot

げつようび
getsuyōbi
Monday
そば
soba
near; Japanese buckwheat noodles

らいげつ
raigetsu
next month

となり
tonari
next to (items of similar nature)

らいしゅう
raishuu
next week

らいねん
rainen
next year
アルバイト
arubaito
part-time job
パーティー
paatii
party

ひと
hito
person

しゃしん
shashin
photograph

こうえん
kōen
public park
レストラン
resutoran
restaurant

ごはん
gohan
rice; meal

みぎ
migi
right

かいもの
kaimono
shopping
だから
dakara
so; therefore

おみやげ
omiyage
souvenir
スーパー
suupaa
supermarket

おてら
otera
temple
テスト
tesuto
test; exam
そこ
soko
there (near you)
ある
aru
there is...

こんげつ
kongetsu
this month

こんしゅう
konshuu
this week

ことし
kotoshi
this year

もくようび
mokuyōbi
Thursday

じかん
jikan
time (duration, point in time, hour)

かう
kau
to buy; to purchase

あう
au
to meet

とる
toru
to take (pictures)
かる
わかる
wakaru
to understand

まつ
matsu
to wait

かく
kaku
to write

きょう
kyō
today

あした
ashita
tomorrow

うえ
ue
top; (+ に/で) on top of

まち
machi
town

かようび
kayōbi
Tuesday

すいようび
suiyōbi
Wednesday
どうして
dooshite
why

きのう
kinou
yesterday
あなた
anata
you
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potters oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit the very wood that was carved with knives?"
— Kahlil Gibran
The Prophet
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