Random Vocab 01

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Random Vocab 01
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Random Japanese vocab picked up over time
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  1. 探検
    • たんけん
    • exploration, expedition
    • +する -> explore
  2. 楽譜
    • がくふ
    • music, notation, sheet music
  3. 抵抗
    • ていこう
    • opposition, resistance
    • +する -> resist, fight back
    • +できない -> irresistable
  4. 都合
    • つごう
    • convenience
    • +のよい -> convenient

    Ex. ご都合のつき次第お電話を下さい。 Please phone me at your earliest convenience.
  5. ~ぶる
    • ふりをする
    • pretend
  6. もったいぶって
    grandly, importantly

    Ex. 彼女はもったいぶって部屋に入った。 She 'sailed' into the room.
  7. 計る、測る、量る、図る
    • はかる
    • time, measure, weigh, survey, guage (ability, skill, etc)
  8. 薄情な
    • はくじょうな
    • cold, cold-hearted, unkind
  9. 標準
    • ひょうじゅん
    • standard, norm, par
    • +の -> standard, regular

    *標準語 - standard language
  10. 凹み
    • へこみ
    • dent, hollow
  11. 凹む、窪む
    • くぼむ
    • sag, hollow
  12. でこぼこ
    • inequality, irregularity
    • +の -> rough, bumpy, uneven (a road, for example)
  13. ちらりと見る
    glance, glimpse
  14. 贅沢
    • ぜいたく
    • luxury, splurge
    • +な -> luxurious, extravogant, expensive, rich, fancy
  15. もごもご
    mumble
  16. 気ぜわしい
    feel rushed/pressed, fidgety, restless
  17. 下駄
    • げた
    • Japanese wooden clogs
  18. ふと
    • ふっと、急に
    • suddenly

    Ex. ふと本でも読んでみる気になる。 Have a whim to read.
  19. 気立て
    • きたて
    • good-natured, good-tempered
  20. せっせと
    忙しい, busy
  21. 崩す
    • くずす
    • destroy; make change
  22. 症状
    • しょうじょう
    • symptom, indication
  23. 悔やむ
    後悔(こうかい)する、regret, repend
  24. 悩む
    • なやむ
    • 心配する、worry, trouble
  25. 絞める
    • しめる
    • strangle, choke off
    • *抱き締める(だきしめる) uses a different kanji, so be carefull
  26. 疑う
    • うたがう
    • doubt, suspect, wonder, question
  27. 伴う
    • ともなう
    • accompany, companion, come with
  28. 光景
    • こうけい
    • sight, scene, spectacle

    Ex. An ugly sight to behold
  29. 睨む
    • にらむ
    • stare, look ~'s way, watch
  30. 突っ伏す
    • つっぷす
    • fall on one's knees (go prostate)
  31. 養う
    • やしなう
    • bring up, raise, support, provide (for)
    • Ex. Raise a family of 4 kids.
  32. 憧れ
    • あこがれ
    • longing, yearning
  33. 蹴る
    • ける
    • kick
  34. 嗅ぐ
    • かぐ
    • smell, sniff
  35. 文脈
    • ぶんみゃく
    • context
  36. 因みに
    • ちなみに
    • by way of parenthesis, along the same topic, in that connection
  37. 握る
    • にぎる
    • grip, seize, hold (to seize control)
  38. 騒ぐ
    • さわぐ
    • make a lot of noise, make a racket
  39. ちびる
    to wet one's pants
  40. 貨物
    • かもつ
    • freight, cargo, goods
  41. 吸盤
    • きゅうばん
    • sucker, suctions
  42. 常識
    • じょうしき
    • common sense, gumption
  43. ごまかす
    だます、deceive, cheat, swindle
  44. 拒む
    • こばむ
    • 断る(ことわる)、refuse, defy

    • *use ことわる and it feels like you're refusing once and then it's done
    • *use こばむ and if feels like it's a continuing thing

    • Ex. ことわる - He refused authority
    • Ex. こばむ - He defied authory. (What?! Again?!)って感じ
  45. 塞ぐ
    • ふさぐ
    • close, stop, stuff, fill, seal; obstruct
  46. あらかじめ
    before hand, in advance
  47. 勇敢な
    • ゆうかんな
    • brave, courageous, heroic
    • +に -> bravely, gallantly
  48. 始末
    • しまつ
    • dispose
    • +する -> dispose of, do away with
  49. もたもた
    inefficient, slow

    Ex. もたもたするな! Be quick!
  50. 烙印
    • らくいん
    • brand
    • +を押す -> stigmatize, brand

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