Cathy’s Japanese Vocab

For the time being, here are some Japanese words I learnt from those Doramas I have watched till today.

Live to learn, and learn to live. πŸ˜› Happy learning all!

PS: Please correct me if there is any mistake in this vocab.. ^.^V

PS 2: Grouped by alphabet, but not arranged alphabetically in each πŸ˜› *mendokusai na~ (Will arrange them later when I have time)

A

Arigatou/ Arigatou gozaimasu (polite) = Thank you

Aishiteru = I love you

Aitai = Wanna meet/see

Atsu = Hot

Atama = Head

Ayamari = Mistake/ Apologize

Ato = Next/ Later

Anata = You/ Husband

Ashita = Tomorrow

Akirameru/ Akiramette = Give up

Aoi = Blue

Akai = Red

Asa gohan = Breakfast

Aru/ Arimasu = Exist

Are = That

Arienai = Impossible

Aho = Stupid

Ase = Sweat

B

Buchou = Head of department

Benkyou = Study

Bakka = Stupid

Betsuni = Nothing

Banzai = Hooray

Boku = I

Bento = Lunch Box

Bikurishita = Shocked

Busu = Ugly (Very Very Rough Word; towards women)

Buta = Pig

Bimbo = Poor (Materially)

Byouki = Sickness

Byouin = Hospital

C

Chigaimasu/ Chigau yo = Wrong

Chiisa = Little

Chugaku = Junior High School

Chuu = Kiss

Chanto = Clearly

Chikaku = Nearby

Chotto = A Little; Chotto Matte = Wait a moment

D

Domo = Thank you/Hello/~a lot (ex: Domo arigatou = Thanks a lot)

Daijoubu = I’m fine

Dai~ = Number (ex: Dai ichi = Number one, Dai ni = Number two, etc.); The most (ex: Dai kirai = hated most)

Dakara = Therefore

Daihen = Difficult

Dekiru = Can/Able

Dekita/Dekimasuta = Finish

Doko = Where

~Demo = …ever (ex: Doko demo = wherever, Nan demo = whatever)

Demo = But

Denwa = Telephone

Dou = How

Doushite = Why

Dare = Who

Dorobo = Thief

E

Ebi = Prawn

Egao = Smile

Engawa = Veranda

Ecchi = Sex

F

Futari = Together (2 persons) / Those 2 persons

Futsu = Ordinary

Fune = Ship

G

Ganbatte = Good luck / Do your best!

Gomennasai/Gomenne = Sorry

Gaman = Patience

Gumi = Group/Class

Gakko/Gakuen = School

Gohan = Rice

Genki = Alright (Healthy)

Gokuro sama/ Gokurosama desu/desuta = Thanks for the good work (Japanese saying when about leaving working place)

H

Hai = Yes

Hikari = Light

Hayai = Fast ; Hayaku = Come on, faster!

Hana = Flower

Haha = Mother

Hora! = Look! (Just a sound, literally no meaning)

Hitori = Alone

Hito = Person

Hanashi = Talk

Hajimete = First time

Hisashiburi = Long time no see

Hanazakari = Full Blossom

Himitsu = Secret

Hanabi = Firework

Hen = Strange; Hentai = Freak/Weirdo

Heya = Room

Himono = Dried Fish

Hotaru = Firefly

Honki = Serious

Hidoi = How mean!

Honto = True, Really

Hebi = Serpent/Snake

Heki = No problem/OK

Hannin = Culprit

I

Itadakimasu = Thanks for the food (Japanese people’s saying before eat)

Iie = No

Iru = Exist (For people)

Itekimasu = I’m leaving

Iterashai = The answer to Itekimasu (means Take care/ Be careful)

Ima = Now, Ima Sugu = Right Away

Inu = Dog

Ii/ Ii yo = OK/ Good

Iku = Join

Ikanaide = Don’t go

Ippai = Full of

Ittai = Hurt

Itai = Actually

Itsu = When

Isha = Doctor

Itsureshimasu = Excuse me

Ishoni = Together

Irashaimase = Welcome to our shop! ; Irashai = Welcome

J

Jodan = Joke

Ji/Jikan = Time

Jibun = Self (Myself,Yourself)

Jinsei = Life

Jidousha = Car

Jitsu wa = Actually

Junbi = Prepare

Jiji = Old man (rude way)

K

Konnichiwa = Good Afternoon

Konbanwa = Good Night

Kakoi = Cool/ Awesome

Kanojo = She/ Girlfriend

Kareshi = Boyfriend

Kare = He

Kani = Crab

Kao = Face

Koukousei = High School Student

Koko = Here

Keitai = Cellphone

Kaibutsu = Monster

Kimi = You

Kiitto = For Sure/Definitely

Ki o tsukete = Be Careful

Kikyu wa = In the end, …

Kokoro = Heart

Kazoku = Family

Kokai = Regret

Konkuru = Competition

Kohai = Junior

Kamisama = God

Kaishite = Give it back/Let me see

Kowai = Frightened

Konkai = In Charge

Kangaete = Think

Kotae = Answer

Kimete = Decide

Kiite = Listen

Kanji = Feel

Kohi = Coffee

Koi = Love

Kore = This; Are = That

Kaishain = Company employee

Kirai = Hate

Kirei = Beautiful

Kuroi = Black

Kotatsu = Japanese table covered with blanket, installed with heater inside

Kawaii = Cute

Kuchibiru = Lips

Kawatta = Change

Kaeru = Go Back/Return

Kyou = Today

Kinou = Yesterday

Kekkon = Marry

Kanashi = Sad

Kantan = Easy

Keisatsu = Police

~Kara = From (ex: Kyo kara = From Today)

Kyukyusha = Ambulance

Kotoba = Words

Kiyoku = Memory

Kaze = Wind/ Cold(Illness)

Kagi = Key

Kaichou = Boss/Captain/President

~Kudasai = Please (ex: Kiite Kudasai = Please Listen)

L

(Actually there is no Japanese language word start withΒ  an L)

M

Mada = Still

Moushiwake arimasen = Truly sorry

Machigai = Mistake

Mochiron = Of Course

Mirai = Future

Mizu = Water

Mondai = Problem

Modotte = Back

Misei = Store

Mendokusai = Bothersome

Mechatta = Sleep

Me = Eye

Maji desuka? = Are you serious? (Maji = Serious)

Mamoru = Protect

Makasete = Leave it to me

Mahou = Magic

Masaka? = Really?/Don’t tell me that…

~Made = Until (ex: Itsu Made : Until When)

~Mitai = Like (ex: Yume Mitai = Dreamlike)

Mou~ = More (ex: Mou ichi do = Once more)

Minna = All

Matte = Wait

Muri = Impossible

N

~No = Possessive adverb (ex: Watashi no… = My …), Conjuction (ex: Risou no kareshi = Ideal Boyfriend)

~Nai = Not (ex: Oboite nai = Not Remember)

Namae = Name

Nan/ Nani = What

Niku = Meat

Ninjin = Carrot

Nikki = Diary

Nen = Year

Neko/Nyanko (Cuter way) = Cat

Nihon = Japan

Nao = Heal/Cure

Nabe = A kind of soup in hot pot (usually contain seafood)

Nori = Seaweed

Natsu = Summer

Ningen = Human

O

Onii-chan/san = Brother

Onee-chan/san = Sister

Obaa-chan/san = Grandma

Oba-chan/san = Aunty

Ojii-chan/san = Grandpa

Oji-chan/san = Uncle

Oto-chan/san = Father

Okaa-chan/san = Mother

Oboite = Remember

Okane = Money

Okashi = Strange

Oni = Devil

Ofuro = bathroom

Ore = I (in rough way; usually used by teenage boy)

Omae = You (in rough way; usually used by teenage boy, or gangster :P)

Ohayo/Ohayogozaimasu (polite) = Good Morning

Oyasumi/ Oyasuminasai (polite) = Good Night (Right before go to bed)

Okaeri = Welcome Back (The answer to Tadaima = I’m Home)

Oishii = Delicious

Ooki = Big

Osaki ni = First/Earlier

Onna = Woman

Otoko = Man

Onegai/ Onegaishimasu = Please (Ask someone to…)

Otsukare/Otsukare sama desu/desuta = Thanks for the good work (Japanese saying when about leaving working place)

Omedeto = Congratulation

Ongaku = Music

Omiyage = Souvenir (Edible)

Omiai = Matchmaker-Dating

P

(Nothing come in mind right now, unless the common known words like ‘papa’, ‘panda’,’pikachu’, ‘pokemon’,…)

Q

(Definitely Impossible for Japanese Language :P)

R

Rikon = Divorce

Ren’ai = Love Relationship

Risou = Ideal

Ringo = Apple

S

Sumimasen = Sorry/ Excuse me

Shibaraku = A while/Temporarily

Suwarinasai/Suwari/ Suwatte = Sit Down

Saiko = Best

Sukoshi = A little moment

Saigo = Last

Sugoi = Cool/ Great

Saitte = Worst

Sensei = Teacher

~San = Mr./Mrs. (ex: Hiroshi-san, Yamasa-san)

~Sama = Mr./Mrs. (To address people more respectfully)

Senpai = Senior

Suki = Like

Saki = Just now

Sake = Japanese alcoholic drink

Sekai = World

Sagashite = Find

Seishun = Youth

Seichou = Growth

Soushite = Then

Shikoto = Work

Siawase = Happy

Sore dake = Only that

Shoujikin = Honestly

Sokka/ So desuka = Oh really?

Shinpai = Worry

Shiroi = White

Sora = Sky

Saikin = Recently

Shinjite = Believe

Subarashi = Amazing

Shiranai = Don’t know

Shimatta = Oh no!/Oops

Samishi = Lonely

T

Te = Hand

Tabete = Eat

Tadaima = I’m Home (Answered by: Okaeri = Welcome Back)

Tonikaku = Anyway

Tsumori = Purpose/Intention

Tsumari = In brief/ In other words

Tokubetsu = Special

Tashikani = I’m certain

Tsugi = Next

Tonari = Beside

Tamago = Egg

Terebi = TV

Tatta Hitotsu = The one and only

Tegami = Letter

Tantei = Detective

Tannin = Homeroom teacher

Tsumaranai = Boring/Worthless

Tsuma = Wife

Tanjoubi = Birthday

~Tachi = Plural form of Person (ex: Bokutachi = We/Us , Anata-tachi = You, Naoki-kun tachi = Naoki CS)

U

Umai = Delicious

Unmei = Fate

Uso = Lie

Uchi = House

Urusai na! = Shut up! (You’re Noisy)

Ureshi = Happy

Usagi = Rabbit

V

(Definitely Impossible for Japanese Language :P)

W

Watashi = I (polite)

Wakai = Young

Wakarimasu/Wakatta = Understand, Wakarimasen = Don’t Understand

Wasure-mono = Forget, Wasurenai = Don’t Forget

Waratte = Laugh

Warui = Bad/Wrong

X

(Definitely Impossible for Japanese Language :P)

Y

Yama = Mountain

Yorokonde = Pleased

Yorokobi = Happy

Yoroshiku ne/ Yoroshiku onegaishimasu = Please

Yokai = Get it/OK

Yuhan = Dinner

Yappari = As I guess/Indeed

Yume = Dream

Yamette/Yamero = Stop it!

Yokatta = Thank God (In Relief)

Yubi = Ring

Yasashii = Nice/Gentle

Yakuza = Japanese gangster

Z

Zen zen = At all

Zenbu = all/everything

Zutto = Always

Zettai = Definite

Zannen = Unluckily

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