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Updated 2009-06-26 13:20

Summary

Memorize Japanese words and characters.

Basic words

Helps you remember Japanese Hiragana Alphabet.

 

日本語RomajiEnglish
いかがikagahow
どこdokowhere
ここkokothis place
どうしてdoushitewhy
いつitsuwhen
なにnaniwhat
だれdarewho
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Everyday Words

Please note: you will need to use a utf-16 japanese font for this page to appear correctly.

 

JapaneseRomajiEnglish
あいまいaimaiambiguous
エロいeroisexy
かっこいいkakkoiicool
のどかなnodokanapeaceful
お正月 osyougatsunew years day. (noun).
今年kotoshithis year. (noun).
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Colors

 

Kanji HiraganaRomajiEnglish
黒いくろいkuroiblack
白いしろいshiroiwhite
灰色はいいろhaiirogray/grey
赤いあかいakaired
みどりmidorigreen
青いあおいaoiblue
黄色きいろkiiroyellow
茶色ちゃいろchairobrown
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Numbers

Formal UseJapaneseRomajiEnglish
ichione
nitwo
santhree
yon/shifour
gofive
rokusix
nana/shichiseven
hachieight
kyuunine
jyuuten
hyakuhundred
senthousand
manten thousand
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More Japanese numbers. This is called usually used in goro.
Japanese rebus. Example Yoroshiku is written as 4649.
Yakuza is 893.
NumberReading
0
1い, ひ
2ふ ,さ
3
4よ .し
5
6
7
8は ,や
9
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If you study above carefully, this is also the base of modern Japanese word for 一つ hitotsu, 二つ futatsu, みつ mitsu. the same goes to 一人 hitori, 二人 futari, 三人 sannin (from here it is irregular.) There are a lot of irregularities in Japanese number due to historical evolution of the language. The ancient Japanese read 123 as ひふみ。 A plate number 1122 can read 良い夫婦 ii fuufu which means good marriage.

Hiragana Alphabet

HiraganaRomaji
A
I
U
E
O
KA
き KI
く KU
KE
こ KO
SA
SHI
SU
SE
SO
TA
CHI
TSU
TE
TO
NA
NI
NU
NE
NO
HA
HI
FU
HE
HO
MA
MI
MU
ME
MO
YA
YU
YO
RA
RI
RU
RE
RO
GA
GI
GU
GE
GO
PA
PE
PO
PE
PO
BA
BI
BO
BE
BO
DA
DI
DU
DE
DO
ZA
ZI
ZU
ZE
ZO
きゃKYA
きゅKYU
きょKYO
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Directions

JapaneseRomajiEnglish
Ueup
Shitadown
Migiright
Hidarileft
KitaNorth
MinamiSouth
Higashi East
西 Nishi West
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Simple Plain Present Progressive Tense Verbs

Question Answer
NomimasuDrink
IkimasuGo
KimasuCome
WakarimasuUnderstand
ArimasuThere is, have
KikimasuListen, hear, ask
YomimasuRead
OshiemasuTell, teach
MimasuSee, watch
ShimasuDo
HanashimasuTalk, speak
TabemasuEat
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Random vocab

 

Question Answer
毛羽立つけばだつ to become fluffy
外向的がいこうてき extroverted
地味じみ plain, subdued
大らかなおおらかな big-hearted
無双むそう unequalled
反省はんせい reflection, meditation
施設しせつ institution, facility
手順てじゅん process, instructions
同様にどうように similarly
身近な みじかな familiar
用意ようい preparation
のり paste, glue, starch
順序じゅんじょ order, sequence procedure
祝日 しゅくじつ national holiday
健やかなすこやかな healthy, sound
幸福 こうふく happiness
柏 かしわ oak
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Japanese Animals and Plants

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JapaneseHiraganaEnglish
かしわ oak
くわ mulberry
椿つばき camellia
鹿 しか deer
山羊 やぎ goat
桜 さくら cherry
梓 あずさ catalpa
やなぎ willow
馬 うま horse
鴨 かも wild duck
かえる frog
かえで maple
まつ pine
 いのしし wild boar
木蓮 もくれん magnolia
蓮 はす lotus
睡蓮  すいれんwater lily
菖蒲 しょうぶ iris
菊 きく chrysanthemum
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