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明日

あす・あした

tomorrow, near future

なん・なに

what, how many, you-know-what, that

勉強

べんきょう

study, diligence, discount, reduction

ほう

honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people), around (the time that, etc.), about

一番

いちばん

number one, first, first place, best, most, game, round, bout

練習

れんしゅう

practice, practising

今日

きょう

today, this day, these days, recently, nowadays

掃除

そうじ

tidying a garden, sweeping the yard, garden work

なか

inside, in, among, within, center (centre), middle

とき、じ

hour, o'clock, (specified) time, when ..., during ...

ひと

person

赤い

あかい

red, Red (i.e. communist)

いま

now, the present time, just now, soon, immediately, (one) more

pictograph

英語

えいご

theatrical performance given in English

多い

おおい

fruitful, successful

外国

がいこく

foreign country

家族

かぞく

happy family circle, sitting in a family circle and enjoying conversation, harmony in a family

学校

がっこう

school

くに

country, state, region, national government, central government

結構

けっこう

splendid, nice, wonderful, delicious, sweet, sufficient, fine (in the sense of 'I'm fine'), (by implication) no thank you, well enough, OK, tolerable

寒い

さむい

poor, unsatisfactory, inadequate, cold, chilly

質問

しつもん

written inquiry, written enquiry

少し

すこし

little by little, a little for each, gradually

全部

ぜんぶ

all, entire, whole, altogether

大学

だいがく

medical school

高い

たかい

high, tall, expensive

使う

つかう

to use (a thing, method, etc.), to make use of, to put to use, to use (a person, animal, puppet, etc.), to employ, to handle, to manage, to manipulate...

友達

ともだち

playmate, companion, friend to play with

西

にし

Spain

ふく

clothes (esp. Western clothes), counter for doses of medicine, gulps of tea, drags of a cigarette, etc.

古い

ふるい

old (not person), aged, ancient, antiquated, stale, threadbare, outmoded, obsolete article

部屋

へや

room, apartment, flat, pad, chamber, stable

皆さん

みなさん

everyone

わたし

I, me, you (used toward people of equal or lower status)

はは

welding base metal

並び

ならび

line, row, rank, list

兄さん

にいさん

Older brother

思う

おもう

to think, to consider, to believe, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard

最近

さいきん

most recent, these days, right now, recently, nowadays

小学校

しょうがっこう

primary school

場合

ばあい

case, situation

普通

ふつう

common species, cosmopolitan

ほし

Chinese 'star' constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore

意味

いみ

meaning, significance

覚える

おぼえる

to memorize, to memorise, to commit to memory, to learn by heart, to bear in mind, to remember, to learn, to pick up, to acquire, to feel

自分

じぶん

self-centeredness, selfishness, egotism, egocentricity

本当に

ほんとうに

truly

思える

おもえる

to seem, to appear likely

とく

loss of a low-ranked wrestler in the extra eighth bout in the tournament

招待

しょうたい・する

invitation

例えば

たとえば

for example, e.g.

みな

each and all, every single one, everybody

とら

tiger (Panthera tigris), drunkard, drunk, sot

日本

にっぽん

Japan

人間

にんげん

human being, person, man, mankind, humankind, character (of a person)

のう

spiritual ability

ほう

international laws

ほか

other (place, thing, person), the rest, outside, beyond, nothing except, nothing but, nothing apart from, nothing aside from, no choice (but to)

学ぶ

まなぶ

Teaching others teaches yourself

行き

いき

bound for ..., going (to)

位置

いち

place, situation, position, location

一瞬

いっしゅん

moment, instant

予算

よさん

estimate, budget

うわさ

gossip

おう

king, ruler, sovereign, monarch, tycoon, magnate, champion, master, king

海外

かいがい

overseas inspection, tour of inspection abroad

がく

-ology, -ics, study of ..., learning, scholarship, erudition, knowledge

感じ

かんじ

feeling, sense, impression

language, word

正直

しょうじき

honesty, integrity, frankness, honestly, frankly

ぜん

all, whole, entire, complete, overall, pan-, omni-, toti-

全然

ぜんぜん

not at all (with neg. verb), wholly, entirely, completely

earth, ground, land, soil, place, territory

中学

ちゅうがく

middle school, junior high school

思い

おもい

thought, imagination, mind, heart, desire, wish, hope, expectation

お願い

おねがい

request, wish, please

looking, viewing

生き

いき

living, being alive, freshness, liveliness, vitality, situation in which a group of stones cannot be captured because it contains contains two or more...

液体

えきたい

liquid oxygen

電球

でんきゅう

light bulb

ところ

press, print shop, printing office

一杯

いっぱい

amount necessary to fill a container (e.g. cupful, spoonful, etc.), drink (usu. alcoholic), full, one squid, octopus, crab, etc., one boat

market, fair

大事

だいじ

with religious zeal, with utmost devotion, take great care of

ちち

curd, curds, curdled milk

間柄

あいだがら

(on) friendly terms with, (on) sexually intimate terms with

色々

いろいろ

various, various colors (colours)

覚え

おぼえ

memory, sense, experience

面白い

おもしろい

interesting, amusing

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Do Japanese People Learn Foreign Languages? Ask Risa

Romaji: Do Japanese People Learn Foreign Languages? Ask Risa

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