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S.No Kanji Readings Meanings Examples


81 KAI , E meeting, ei kai wa - English conversation
, to meet [only kai wa means any conversation]
au kai gi - meeting, conference
( ) kyou kai - church
82 SEI,SHOU blue ao zora - blue sky
, (sometimes green) ao mori ken - Aomori Prefecture
aoi ao iro - blue color
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83 SEKI, SHAKU red aka chan - a child, infant
, seki dou - the equator
akai aka ji - red ink, in the red, a deficit
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84 MEI, MYOU light, bright, akarui - bright, cheerful
, to dawn hatsu mei - invention
akarui ,akeru setsu mei - explanation
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85 SHUU, TOKI fall (the season), shuu bun no hi - autumn equinox holiday
, autumn aki kaze - autumn breeze
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86 KUU , KOU sky, air, empty kara te - karate [lit. empty hand]
, kuu ki - air, atmosphere
sora , aku kuu kou - airport
, sora - sky
87 KAI , KE to open doa o akeru - open a door
, zen kai - full throttle, fully open
hiraku , hirakeru
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88 A, AKU bad, evil warui mono - a bad fellow,
, someone (something) bad
warui sai aku - the worst
( ) aku ma - devil, demon
89 CHOU morning asahi shinbun - Asahi newspaper
ke sa - this morning [irregular pronunciation]
asa mai asa - every morning
asa go han - breakfast [lit. morning rice]
90 JI letter (from mo ji - letter
the alphabet...), aka juu ji - Red Cross [ juu ji is cross]
aza character, mark kan ji - kanji, [lit. Chinese character]

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91 SOKU foot, feet, leg, ryou ashi - both legs (both feet)
to be enough migi ashi - right foot, leg
ashi sufficient man zoku - satisfaction

92 MI taste, experience aji mi - try the taste, have a taste
i mi - meaning
aji shu mi - hobby

93 SHIN new, fresh atarashii kuruma - a new car
shin bun - newspaper
arata , atarashii shin nen - new year
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94 SHUU to collect, gather hen shuu - editing (newspaper, book...)
atsumeru - to collect, to gather something
atsu ( meru ) shuu kai - assembly, group
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95 KEI , KYOU older brother o nii san - big brother
, kyou dai - brothers
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96 SHI older sister o nee san - big sister
nee san - girl, older girl
ane shi mai - sisters

97 HO , BU to walk, to step ippo ippo - one step at a time, step by step
san po - a walk, stroll
ayu ( mu ) , aru ( ku ) dai ippo - the first step
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98 YUU , U to have, to exist, is arigatou - arigatou, thank you
, [set expression]
a ( ru ) kou yuu chi - public land
( ) yuu mei - famous
99 AN safe, peaceful , an shin - peace of mind
cheap, inexpensive yasui mono - something cheap
yasui an zen - safe, safety

100 to heal, to cure i sha - doctor
i in - clinic
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101 I mind, heart, i mi - meaning
attention chuu i - warning, caution, be careful
you i - preparation, prepare
i ken - opinion, view
102 I more, with, i ka - below, less than, under
through, i jou - more than, over, this is all
on account of i shin den shin - telepathy, mind reading
103 GEN , GON speech, statement koto ba - word, language
, to say hitori goto - soliloquy, talking to yourself
iu , koto word, expression hou gen - dialect
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104 KA , KE house ka zoku - family
, sakka - writer, novelist, author
ya , ie ai byou ka - lover of cats
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105 KYUU to hurry kyuu kyuu sha - ambulance
tokkyuu - limited express train
isogu oriento kyuu kou - Orient Express
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106 KEN dog ko inu - puppy
ban ken - watch dog
inu ai ken ka - lover of dogs

107 MAI younger sister shi mai - sisters (elder & younger)
itoko - cousin (female)
imouto shi mai to shi - sister cities

108 SHIKI , SHOKU color ao iro - blue
, ki iro - yellow
iro juu nin to iro - 10 people 10 colors,
different strokes for different folks
109 ON , IN sound on gaku - music
, hatsu on - pronunciation
ne , oto fuku in - the Gospel, good news
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110 IN member, official i in - committee member
kai in - member, membership
sha in - company employee
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111 IN institution, byou in - hospital
academy i in - (doctor's) clinic
dai gaku in - graduate school
112 IN to drink nomi mono - something to drink, a drink
nomi mizu - drinking water
nomu nomi hou dai - all you can drink

113 GYO fish nin gyo - mermaid
kin gyo - goldfish
uo , sakana tobi uo - flying fish
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114 DOU to move un dou - exercise, movement
dou butsu - animals
ugoku kan dou - deeply impressed, moved, touched
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115 GYUU cow, bull gyuu nyuu - milk
gyuu niku - beef, cow meat
ushi ushi - cow

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116 KA a song kokka - national anthem
to sing ka shi - lyrics, words to music
uta , utau ka bu ki - Kabuki, Japanese play
, tan ka - Tanka, 31 syllable Japanese poem
117 SHA to copy, sha shin - photograph
take (a photo) sha shin ka - photographer
utsusu sha sei - sketching, drawing from life

118 EI to be reflected, ei ga - movie
to project on a eiga kan - the movies, cinema
utsuru , utsusu screen, reflect hou ei - televising
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119 KAI sea, ocean nihon kai - Japan Sea
hokkaidou - Hokkaido,
umi the most northern big island of Japan
kai gan - beach, coast
120 BAI sale hatsu bai - new product for sale, sale
to sell uri mono - something for sell
uri , uru bai bai - selling & buying
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121 UN luck, un ga - canal
to carry un mei - fate, destiny
hakobu an zen un ten - safe driving

122 JUU , CHOU heavy ki chou - precious, valuable
kasane gi - wearing clothes over clothes
omoi juu ten - important point, to stress something

123 EI England, English, seki ei - quartz
grand ei kai wa - English conversation
hanabusa ei yaku - English translation
ei yuu teki - heroic
124 EKI station (train) eki mae - in front of a station
eki in - station attendant
eki ben - station bento (lunch)
125 SHUU end, finish sai shuu - the final, last, closing
shuu sen - end of war
owari , tsui shuu den - the last train
, shuu ryou - end, termination
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126 TA many, much, oosugiru - too much
frequent ta bun - probably, maybe
ooi ta moku teki - multi purpose

127 KI get up, wake up haya oki - getting up early
omoi okosu - to recall a memory
okiru , okosu ichi nen hokki - be resolved to ...
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128 OKU roof, house, shop hon ya - book store
shi bai go ya - playhouse, theater
ya ya shiki - mansion

129 SOU send ei sei hou sou - satellite broadcasting


nama hou sou - live broadcast
okuru sou kin - sending money (through mail...)

130 KYOU teach, faith, kirisuto kyou - Christianity
education shuu kyou - religion
oshieru yudaya kyou - Judaism
kyou iku - education
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131 DAI , TEI younger brother itoko - cousin
, kyou dai - brothers
otouto de shi - disciple, pupil
mana deshi - favorite student, teacher's pet
132 DOU same, agree, dou i - agreement, same thought
equal dou on go - homonym
onaji dou ki - same class, same period,
contemporaries
133 SHU , SU Lord, master, ji nushi - landlord
, principal matter jou shu - lord of a castle
nushi sou zou shu - Creator

134 SHI think i shi - intention, purpose
kata omoi - one sided love, unrequited love
omou ryou omoi - mutual love
omoi dasu - to recall, remember
135 SHIN parent, relative, chichi oya - father parent
familiar haha oya - mother parent
oya , shitashii ryou shin - parents
, oya yubi - thumb
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136 KA , KE flower ike bana - flower arrangement
, hi bana - a spark
hana hana bi - fireworks
hana mi - flower viewing (cherry blossoms)
137 KA summer natsu yasumi - summer vacation
natsu matsuri - summer festival
natsu ka ki ji kan - daylight savings time

138 GA , KAKU picture ei ga - a movie, film
, kei kaku - plan, schedule, program
san sui ga - landscape picture
139 KAI world se kai - the world, society
se kai ichi - the best in the world
shi kai - field of vision, sight
140 BAI buy kai mono - something to buy, shopping
bai bai - selling & buying, trade
kau kai nush i - the buyer, purchaser

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141 KI return, arrive at, okaerinasai - Welcome home!
come home Said when someone comes home
kaeru kaeri michi - the way back home, the road home
ki koku - return to home country
142 DAI generation, price, e do ji dai - Edo period (1603-1868)
substitute, ko dai - ancient days
kawari , kawaru exchange juu dai - the teens, teenager, from 11-19
, age, generation
143 GAKU , RAKU music, comfort, an raku - ease, comfort
, ease on gaku - music
tanoshii gakki - a musical instrument

144 FUU , FU wind, air, style kami kaze - divine wind, Kamikaze
, tai fuu - typhoon
kaze nihon fuu - Japanese style

145 TAI lend kane kashi - money lending
kashi ya - a house for rent
kasu chotto kashite kudasai
- Let me borrow ___ for a sec
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146 HOU direction, anata - you (usually written in hiragana)
person, way of tsukai kata - how to use (something)
kata mi kata - view point, way of looking

147 SHI paper te gami - letter (postal)
ori gami - origami, paper folding
kami wa shi - Japanese paper

148 TSUU go through, fu tsuu - common, generally, ordinary
avenue, traffic toori (or doori) - street, avenue
tooru , toori tuu yaku - translate, interprete
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149 TAI body, object ki tai - gas, vapour
gu tai teki - concretely, tangible
karada , katachi karada ga yowai - body is weak
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150 SHAKU borrow, rent kari mono - borrowed thing
shakkin - debt, loan
kariru kari ie - house for rent

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151 KAN China kan ji - Kanji, Chinese characters
kan bun - Chinese literature
han kan wa - Chinese character - Japanese dictionary

152 KAN building, palace ei ga kan - movie theater
to sho kan - library
yakata sui zoku kan - aquarium

153 GEN , GAN beginning, origin moto moto - originally
, mi moto - ID, a person's identity
moto ji gen - dimension

154 KOU think, consider , kou ko gaku - archaeology
a thought kangae naosu - to rethink, reconsider
kangaeru , kangae ii kangae - a good thought


155 CHAKU , IYAKU to wear ama gi - rain wear
, uwa gi - a coat, jacket
kiru tou chaku - to arrive

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156 KYUU , KU research, study ken kyuu - research
ken kyuu kai - research society
kiwameru kyuu mei - investigation

157 KYO , KO past, gone, leave sugi saru - to pass
, ka ko - the past
saru sute saru - to abandon (ship)

158 KYOU , KEI capital tou kyou - Tokyo
, pekin - Beijing, China
miyako jou kyou - going to the capital (Tokyo)

159 KYOU , GOU strong kyou teki - strong enemy, fierce enemy
, ben kyou - study
tsuyoi sai kyou - the strongest

160 GYOU , GOU business, vocation ei gyou - business, trade
, karu waza - acrobatics
waza san gyou - industry

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161 SETSU , SAI cut, cut off shin setsu - kindness
, tsume kiri - (finger) nail clippers
kiru fumi kiri - railway crossing

162 KIN , KON near, early sai kin - recently
, kin ki - the Kinki area (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara...)
chikai chika goro - recently, lately
kin jo - neighborhood
163 GIN silver kin gin - gold & silver
gin kou - bank
shirogane jun gin - pure silver

164 KOU , KU mouth de guchi - exit
, kara kuchi - spicy taste
kuchi jin kou - population

165 KOU , KU , GU craft, construction jin kou - manmade, artificial
, , dai ku - carpenter
kou jou - factory
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166 KOKU black an koku - darkness
shiro kuro - black and white
kuro , kuroi makkuro - pitch black
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167 KEI plan, measure kei kaku - plan, scheme
to kei - watch, clock
hakaru on do ke - thermometer

168 KEN study of, sharpen ken kyuu - research
ken kyuu sei - research student
togu ken shuu - training

169 KEN , KON build ken koku - founding of a nation
, ni kai date - a 2 story building
tateru sai ken - rebuilding, reconstruction

170 KEN testing, examine, shi ken - exam, test
effect jikken - experiment
tamesu tai ken - (personal) experience

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171 KO old tsukai furusu - to wear out something
kou ko gaku - archaeology
furui furu hon ya - used bookstore

172 KOU wide, broad hiro ba - an opened space, plaza
kou koku - advertisement
hiroi , hiromeru kou hou - public relations, publicity
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173 SHIN heart, mind ai koku shin - patriotism
an shin - relief, peace of mind
kokoro i shin den shin - telepathy
shita gokoro - hidden intentions, secret motive
174 SHI test, try, nyuu shi - entrance examination
experiment ude dameshi - testing one's abilities (arm)
kokoromiru , tamesu sotsu gyou shi ken - graduation test
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175 TOU solution, answer mon dou - questions and answers
ou tou - reply, answer
kotaeru , kotae kai tou - answer, solution
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176 JI , ZU matter, thing, shi goto - work
, fact, business dai ji - important
koto ka ji - housework
ki ji - article (newspaper)
177 TEN revolve, un ten - driving
turn around i ten - transfer, moving
kai ten - revolution, rotate
178 SAKU , SA make, produce, sakka - author, writer
, prepare te zukuri - handmade
tsukuru tou saku - plagiarism

179 CHA , SA tea o cha - Japanese tea, green tea
, u-ron cha - Oolong tea, Chinese tea
mugi cha - barley tea
180 SOU fast, early haya kuchi - talk fast
asa hayai - early morning
hayai sassoku - at once, immediately (irreg. sound)

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181 SHI stop kin shi - prohibited, not allowed
tachi iri kin shi - keep off! dont come in
tomaru , tomeru , tome chuu shi - suspension, interruption
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182 JI , SHI oneself doku ji - original, peculiar
, ji ei - self-defense
mizukara ji ga ji san - praising one's own work

183 SHI , JI official, serve, hou shi - service, attendance
, attend shi age - finished, end
tsukaeru shi goto - work

184 SHI death, die uchi ji ni - die in battle, die in action
chi shi - lethal, fatal
shinu hisshi - desperate, inevitable death, frantic

185 SHI begin kai shi - commencement, begin
sue shi jyuu - forever
hajimeru hajimemashite - nice to meet you

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186 SHI use ten shi - angel
tai shi - ambassador
tsukau , tsukai tsukai yasui - easy to use
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187 SHI I, me, private shi sho bako - post office box
shi ji - personal affairs
watashi , watakushi
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188 CHI , JI ground, earth igoko chi - comfort
, u chuu ki chi - space station
gen zai chi - you are here on a map,
present location
189 JI hold, have ki mochi - feeling, mood
okane mochi - rich man
motsu , moteru chikara mochi - strong man
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190 SHITSU quality, matter, shitsu mon - question
substance hin shitsu - quality
jisshitsu - substance, essence
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191 SHITSU room, chamber misshitsu - hidden room
kyou shitsu - classroom
muro on shitsu - greenhouse

192 HIN goods, article, kuruma you hin - car parts
elegance, dignity ge hin - vulgar, indecent
shina ke shou hin - cosmetics

193 SHA company, firm, sha kai - society
office kai sha - office, company
yashiro shuppan sha - publisher

194 SHA someone, person i sha - medical doctor
gaku sha - a scholar
mono gei sha - Geisha, woman performer

195 SHU , ZU hand kara te - Karate
heta - not good at, poor at
te jou zu - good at, excells at
te gami - letter (postal)
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196 SHUU week isshuu kan - one week
sen shuu - last week
rai shuu - next week
shuu matsu - weekend
197 SHUU , JU learn ren shuu - practice
, ji shuu - self study
narau fuku shuu - review, study again

198 JUU , CHUU live, reside, dwell juu sho - (mailing) address
, i shoku juu - necessities of life,
sumu clothing, food, and housing
i juu - migration
199 SHUN spring (season) haru yasumi - spring break
sho shun - early spring
haru sei shun - youth

200 SEI , SHOU correct, justice, sei kai - correct
, right kai sei - revisement, amendment
tadashii shou gatsu - the New Year

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201 SHOU few, little shou shou omachi kudasai
Please wait a moment
sukunai , sukoshi shou nen - youth, boy
, shou gakkou - elementary school
202 JOU location, place ba sho - a place, area
suki- jou - ski area
chou , ba chuu sha jou - parking lot

203 CHI to know, wisdom chi e - wisdom
chi ji - governor
shiru koku chi - announcement, notice

204 SHIN true, reality sha shin - photograph
makkura - pitch black
ma , makoto makotoni - really, truely
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205 ZU , TO map, drawing, chi zu - map
, plan, unexpected ai zu - sign, signal
e , hakaru i to - intention, aim
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206 SEI , SE generation, world, se kai - the world
, society sei ki - century
yo jin sei - life

207 SEKI evening yuu gata - evening


yuu yake - sunset
yuu yuu shoku - dinner

208 SOU run kyou sou - race
dassou - escape, desertion
hashiru nige hashiru - to run away

209 ZOKU tribe, family min zoku - tribe
ka zoku - family
kaku ka zoku - nuclear family
210 CHUU pour, flow into, chuu i - caution, warning
concentrate on chuu mon - order (restaurant...)
sosogu , sasu chuu sha - injection, a shot
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211 DEN rice field yu den - oil field
ta ue - rice planting
ta inaka - the country (irreg. pron)

212 DAI , TAI stand, stage, bu tai - stage


, pedestal tai fuu - taiphoon
dai dokoro - kitchen
213 TAI wait, depend on matte kudasai - please wait a sec
ki tai - expectations, hopes
matsu , machi shou tai - invitation
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214 DAI topic, subject shuku dai - homework
wa dai - topic, subject
mon dai - problem
215 DO , TO , TAKU degree, time, ichi do - one time, once
, , times occurred on do - temperature
tabi kon do - next time

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216 RITSU , RYUU , to stand ken ritsu - prefectural
, doku ritsu - independence
tatsu hi tachi - Hitachi company

217 RYO trip, travel ryo kou - trip
tabi bito - a traveller
tabi ryo ken - passport

218 RYOKU, RIKI power, strength, chikara mochi - strong person
, exertion nou ryoku - ability
chikara kyou ryoku - cooperation

219 CHUU noon, daytime hiru ne - a nap
chuu shoku - lunch, noonmeal
hiru hiru yasumi - lunch break, noon break

220 CHOU town, village minato machi - port city
chou min - townspeople
machi chou kai - town council

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221 CHOU bird yaki tori - grilled chicken
isseki ni chou - one stone, two birds -
tori to kill 2 birds with one stone
ko tori - a small bird
222 TEN store, shop kai ten - the opening of a shop
kissaten - coffee shop
mise ten in - attendant, clerk of the store

223 MON question, ask, mon dai - problem
problem shitsu mon - question
tou gi mon - question, doubt, problem

224 TOU winter tou min - hibernation, winter sleep
fuyu yasumi - winter vacation
fuyu tou ki - winter season

225 DOU , TOU way, road, street, ma gari michi - a winding road
, course kaeri michi - the way home
michi kata michi - a one way (trip)

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226 DOU hall nin ten dou - Nintendo video game company
shoku dou sha - dining car
shoku dou - lunch room, cafeteria
227 TOKU special toku betsu - special
toku ni - especially, particularly
toku gi - special skill
228 NIKU meat hi niku - irony, ironic
gyuu niku - beef
kin niku - muscle
229 YA , SHO plains, field ara no - wasteland, wilderness
, ya kyuu - baseball
no nagano ken - Nagano prefecture

230 HATSU depart, start from, shuppatsu - depart, leave


to happen baku hatsu - explosion
abaku , tatsu hakken - discovery
, hatsu mei - invention
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231 HAN meal, cooked rice go han - rice, meal
asa go han - breakfast
meshi sui han ki - rice cooker

232 BYOU ill, sick byou ki - sick
byou in - hospital
yamai , yamu kyuu byou - sudden illness
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233 FU , BU non-, negative, fu ka nou - impossible
, bad fu an - uneasy, unsure
fu kou hei - unfairness, injustice
234 FUKU clothing, obey you fuku - western style clothes
i fuku - clothes
fuku juu - obedience
235 BUTSU , MOTSU thing, matter, shoku butsu - plant life
, object mono gatari - story, legend
mono tabe mono - something to eat

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236 BUN , MON sentence, literature bun mei - civilization
, bun ka - culture
fumi , aya bun gu - stationery
, bun shou - a sentence
237 BETSU separate, another, bessou - a second house
specially toku betsu - special
wakareru , wakeru betsu ni - it's not that important, not particularly
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238 BEN exertion ben kyou - study
fu ben kyou - idleness
tsutomeru ben kyou chuu - in the midst of studying

239 MOKU , BOKU eye hito me bore - love at first sight
, moku tek i - purpose, goal
me hidari me - left eye

240 YOU use, service, shi you - use


business you shi - paper, form
mochiiru you i - prepare
you jin bou - body gaurd
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241 YA night, evening yo nige - flight in the night, fleeing in the night
kon ya - this evening
yo , yoru ya kan - night, night time
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242 YOU weekday nan you bi - what day of the week?
kin you bi - Friday
do you bi - Saturday
243 YOU the West, you fuku - western style clothing
western style, you shoku - western (foreign) food
ocean you ga - foreign painting
244 RI logic, reason, truth ri yuu - reason, cause
mu ri - impossible, unreasonable
ri ka - science
245 RYOU fee, materials ryou kin - a charge, a fee
ryou ri - cooking, dish
in ryou - a drink (written word)
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