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なん・なに

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

のち

after

ほう

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

lower reaches (of a river), bottom, lower part, lower half (of the body, esp. the privates), feces (faeces), urine, menses

とき、じ

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

てん

store, shop, establishment, restaurant

まえ

ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour), in front (of), before (e.g. the house), head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore p...

ひと

person

入る

はいる

to invade

甘い

あまい

sweet-tasting, sweet, sugary, sugared, fragrant (smelling), sweet (music), lightly salted, light in salt, not spicy

暑い

あつい

heat of the day, hottest part of the day

いち

one

いま

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

いろ

colour, color, complexion, appearance, look

おとこ

son

女の子

おんなのこ

girl

外国

がいこく

foreign country

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

さん

three, tri-

好き

すき

-phil, -phile, enthusiast (for), love (of), being attractive (to), to tend to be liked (by)

少し

すこし

little by little, a little for each, gradually

大好き

だいすき

I love it.

建物

たてもの

building

小さい

ちいさい

less than ..., smaller ...

作る

つくる

to make, to produce, to manufacture, to build, to construct, to prepare (food), to brew (alcohol), to raise, to grow, to cultivate, to train

とし、ねん

year (e.g. AD), counter for years

友達

ともだち

playmate, companion, friend to play with

なつ

summer (on the lunisolar calendar: 16th day of the 4th month to the 15th day of the 7th month)

名前

なまえ

name, full name, given name, first name

貼る

はる

to replace shoji, cleaning and repapering shoji in preparation for winter

一つ

ひとつ

one, for one thing, only

古い

ふるい

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

料理

りょうり

cooking, cookery, cuisine, dealing with something, handling, administration, management

旅行

りょこう

travel, trip

わたし

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

並び

ならび

line, row, rank, list

楽しめる

たのしめる

Enjoy

持ち

もち

Hold

以外

いがい

with the exception of, excepting

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

かたち

form, shape, figure, visage

決める

きめる

to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix, to cl...

興味

きょうみ

interest (in something), curiosity (about something), zest (for)

child, interest

趣味

しゅみ

hobby, pastime, tastes, preference, liking

凄い

すごい

terrible, dreadful, amazing (e.g. of strength), great (e.g. of skills), wonderful, terrific, to a great extent, vast (in numbers)

せん

line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam

ちから

strength, power, proficiency, ability

場所

ばしょ

place, location, spot, position, room, space, basho, wrestling tournament

発音

はつおん

phonetic symbol

必要

ひつよう

essential, indispensable, imperative, necessary, compelling, vital, critical

へん

strange, odd, peculiar, weird, curious, queer, eccentric, funny, suspicious, fishy, unexpected, change

良い

いい

moderate, proper, just right

教え

おしえ

teaching, instruction, teachings, precept, lesson, doctrine

意味

いみ

meaning, significance

同じ

おなじ

approximately the same

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

はる

spring, springtime, New Year, prime (of one's life, etc.)

本当に

ほんとうに

truly

東京

とうきょう

Tokyoite

おと

sound, noise, report, note, fame

例えば

たとえば

for example, e.g.

笑う

わらう

to smile cheerfully, to crack a smile

日本

にっぽん

Japan

ほか

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

集まり

あつまり

gathering, meeting, assembly, collection, attendance

文字

もじ

letter (of alphabet), character, literal

行き

いき

bound for ..., going (to)

らい

next (year, etc.), since (last month, etc.)

嬉しい

うれしい

happy, glad, pleasant

かい

hippocampal gyrus

建築

けんちく

construction, architecture (of buildings)

行動

こうどう

action, conduct, behaviour, behavior, mobilization, mobilisation

参加

さんか

participation

実際

じっさい

practicality, practical, reality, actuality, actual conditions, bhutakoti (limit of reality)

実は

じつは

as a matter of fact, by the way, to tell you the truth, to be honest, frankly

順番

じゅんばん

collating sequence

中央

ちゅうおう

centre, center, middle, heart, metropolis, capital city, central government

連れ

つれ

companion, company

間違い

まちがい

slip of the tongue, misstatement, verbal slip-up

薄い

うすい

sheet, thin plate

初めて

はじめて

(it was) not until, (it was) only when

思い

おもい

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

(something) shop, somebody who sells (something) or works as (something), somebody with a (certain) personality trait

いずる

coming out, going out, outflow, efflux, rising (of the sun or moon), attending (work), appearing (on stage), one's turn to go on, start, beginning

うち

inside, within

歩き

あるき

walk, walking, foot messenger (of a town, village, etc.)

かき氷

かきごおり

shaved ice

案外

あんがい

unexpectedly

もち

sticky rice cake

行く

いく

to go, to move (in a direction or towards a specific location), to head (towards), to be transported (towards), to reach, to proceed, to take place, t...

かぜ

method, manner, way, style, appearance, air, tendency

ところ

press, print shop, printing office

和菓子

わがし

wagashi, traditional Japanese confectionery

一言

ひとこと

single word, a few words, brief comment

まち

block (of land)

その

visit to a park

あざ

Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a villa...

覚え

おぼえ

memory, sense, experience

面白い

おもしろい

interesting, amusing

くだん

matter, case, item, affair, subject

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How Can You Easily Make Friends in Japan? Ask Risa

Romaji: How Can You Easily Make Friends in Japan? Ask Risa

Translation: PiPop

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