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Vocabulary Lesson for Intermediate Kanji Book, Vol. 1, Chapter 1

Learn the vocabulary from Chapter 1 of the Intermediate Kanji Book, Vol. 1

The following vocabulary has been selected to aid students as they study Chapter 1 of the Intermediate Kanji Book, Vol. 1.

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Vocabulary for this lesson

bukkyou
noun
  1. Buddhism
hotoke
noun
  1. Buddha; merciful person
butsuzou
noun
  1. Buddhist image (statue)
nanfutsu
noun
  1. Southern France
dokuritsu
na adjective, noun, suru verb
  1. independence (e.g. Independence Day)
dokutoku
noun, no adjective, na adjective
  1. uniqueness
dokushin
noun, no adjective
  1. single; unmarried
hitorigoto
noun
  1. speaking to oneself
dokusen
noun, no adjective
  1. monopoly
kodoku
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. loneliness
dokubun
noun
  1. German literature
insatsu
noun, suru verb
  1. printing
inkan
noun
  1. stamp
inzei
noun
  1. royalty (on book)
mejirushi
noun, suru verb
  1. landmark
inshou
noun, suru verb
  1. impression
indo
noun, no adjective
  1. India
oushuu
noun
  1. Europe
seiou
noun, no adjective
  1. Western Europe
oubei
noun, no adjective
  1. Europe and America
touou
noun, no adjective
  1. Eastern Europe
hokuou
noun, no adjective
  1. Northern Europe
oubun
noun
  1. European language
honshuu
noun
  1. Honshu (largest of the four main islands of Japan)
sankakusu
noun
  1. delta
sekai
noun
  1. the world
sewa
noun, suru verb
  1. looking after; help
nisei
noun
  1. second generation
yoron
seron
noun
  1. public opinion
seken
noun
  1. world; society
seiki
noun
  1. century
yononaka
noun
  1. society; the world
keizaikai
noun
  1. economic world
genkai
noun, no adjective
  1. limit
seikai
noun
  1. political world
kyoukai
noun
  1. boundary
shikai
noun
  1. field of vision
shouryaku
noun, suru verb
  1. omission
kisei
noun, suru verb
  1. returning home
habuku
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to omit
hansei
noun, suru verb
  1. reflection
shou
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. ministry
kaerimiru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to look back (e.g. over shoulder or at the past)
  2. to reflect
chou
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. agency
kishouchou
noun
  1. (Japanese) Meteorological Agency
kankouchou
noun
  1. government administration office
kenchou
noun
  1. prefectural office
kankei
noun, suru verb
  1. connection
kakarichou
noun
  1. chief clerk
keisuu
noun
  1. coefficient
kaikeigakari
noun
  1. accountant
onkou
na adjective, noun
  1. gentle
kouseishou
noun
  1. Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
noukou
na adjective, noun
  1. density; concentration
hakujaku
na adjective, noun
  1. weak
hakujou
na adjective, noun
  1. heartless
senpaku
na adjective, noun
  1. shallowness; superficiality
usugi
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. lightly dressed
usureru
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to fade; to become dim
usuragu
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to become thin; to fade
keihaku
na adjective, noun
  1. frivolous
hakkou
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. misfortune
usumeru
ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to dilute
noushuku
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. concentrated
noudo
noun
  1. density
koi
i adjective
  1. deep (colour)
  2. strong (flavour, smell, etc.)
kouchoku
noun, suru verb
  1. stiffening
kyoukou
na adjective, noun
  1. firm
kouka
noun
  1. coin
kouka
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. hardening
koudo
noun
  1. hardness
juunan
na adjective, noun
  1. flexible
yawarakai
i adjective
  1. soft
yawaraka
na adjective, noun
  1. soft
nanjaku
na adjective, noun
  1. weakness
nanka
noun, suru verb
  1. softening
hinpu
noun
  1. rich and poor
hinjaku
na adjective, noun
  1. poor
mazushii
i adjective
  1. poor
hinkon
na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. poverty
binbou
na adjective, noun
  1. poor
kokuou
noun, no adjective
  1. king
oushitsu
noun
  1. royal family
ousama
noun
  1. king
ouji
noun
  1. prince
shushou
noun
  1. Prime Minister
shunou
noun, no adjective
  1. leading spirit
shuto
noun, no adjective
  1. capital city
genshu
noun
  1. ruler
shuchou
noun
  1. head (of organization, organisation); chief
tekubi
noun
  1. wrist
yuusou
noun, suru verb, no adjective
  1. mailing
yuuseikousha
noun
  1. Japan Post
yuubinkyoku
noun
  1. post office