Japanese Vocabulary

This page contains the most commonly used vocabulary in English and Japanese, there are more than 300 words. The table includes the following: Japanese adjectives verbs, animals, body parts, objects food, people, and survival words that you might want to know when chatting. Most of the vocabulary is used for the everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them, if you don't know how to say a word then check our alphabet in Japanese which can be found on the menu above to get some help. You can also check our Japanese Phrases.

Japanese Vocabulary


    

English Japanese Romaji English Japanese Romaji
 
AnimalsAdjectives
Bear熊 kuma Angry怒って ikatte
Bird鳥 tori Bad悪い warui
Cat猫 neko Beautiful美しい utsukushi i
Cow牛 ushi Cheap安い yasui
Dog 犬 inu Clean汚れのない yogore nonai
Fish魚 sakana Cold冷たい tsumeta i
Horse 馬 uma Different異なる kotonaru
Monkey サル saru Difficult困難 konnan
Mouseマウス mausu Early早く hayaku
Pig 豚 buta Easy簡単な kantan na
Sheep羊 hitsuji Friendlyフレンドリー furendori^
Good良い yoi
Body PartsHeavy重い omoi
Arm腕 ude Important重要な juuyouna
Back後ろの ushiro no Married結婚 kekkon
Chest金庫 kinko Natural自然 shizen
Ear耳 mimi Nice素敵な suteki na
Eyeアイ ai Open開く hiraku
Face顔 kao Polite丁寧 teinei
Finger指 yubi Poor貧しい mazushii
Fingers指 yubi Richリッチ ricchi
Foot足 ashi Sad悲しい kanashi i
Hair髪 kami Simple単純な tanjunna
Hand手 te Slowゆっくりした yukkurishita
Head頭 atama Small小さな chiisa na
Heart心臓 shinzou Sweet甘い amai
Leg脚 ashi Tall背が高い sega takai
Mouth口 kuchi Warm暖かい atataka i
Neck首 kubi Well上手に jouzu ni
Nose鼻 hana Worse悪化 akka
Shoulder肩 kata Worst最悪 saiaku
Stomach胃 i Wrong間違った machigatta
Teeth歯 ha
Tongue舌 shita
Tooth歯 ha


    

English Japanese Romaji English Japanese Romaji
 
ObjectsFood
Bathroomバスルーム basuru^mu Appleリンゴ ringo  
Bedベッド beddo Apricotあんず anzu  
Bedroom寝室 shinshitsu Bananaバナナ banana  
Ceiling天井 tenjou Breadパン pan  
Chair 椅子 isu Breakfast朝食 choushoku  
Clothes衣類 irui Butterバター bata^  
Coatコート ko^to Candyキャンディ kyandei  
Cupカップ kappu Carrotニンジン ninjin  
Deskデスク desuku Cheeseチーズ chi^zu  
Dressドレス doresu Chickenチキン chikin  
Floor床 toko Dessertデザート deza^to  
Forkフォーク fo^ku Dinner夕食 yuushoku  
Furniture家具 kagu Fish魚 sakana  
Glassガラス garasu Food食べ物 tabemono  
Hat帽子 boushi Fruitフルーツ furu^tsu  
House家 ie Grapesブドウ budou  
Inkインク inku Ice creamアイスクリーム aisukuri^mu  
Jacketジャケット jaketto Lamb子羊 kohitsuji  
Kitchen台所 daidokoro Lemonレモン remon  
Knifeナイフ naifu Lunch昼食 chuushoku  
Lampランプ ranpu Meal食事 shokuji  
Letter手紙 tegami Meat精肉 seiniku  
Map 地図 chizu Onionタマネギ tamanegi  
Newspaper新聞 shinbun Orangeオレンジ orenji  
Notebookノート no^to Pork豚肉 butaniku  
Pantsパンツ pantsu Potatoジャガイモ jagaimo  
Paper紙 kami Saladサラダ sarada  
Penペン pen Salt塩 shio  
Pencil鉛筆 enpitsu Sandwichサンドイッチ sandoicchi  
Pharmacy薬局 yakkyoku Sausageソーセージ so^se^ji  
Picture写真 shashin Soupスープ su^pu  
Plate プレート pure^to Sugar砂糖 satou  
Refrigerator冷蔵庫 reizouko Supper夕食 yuushoku  
Restaurantレストラン resutoran Turkeyトルコ toruko  
Roof屋根 yane Vegetables野菜yasai
Room部屋 heya
Rug 敷物 shikimonoMiscellaneous Objects
Scissors はさみ hasami Artアートa^to
Shampooシャンプー shanpu^Bookhon
Shirtシャツ shatsuDictionary辞書jisho
Shoes靴 kutsuGeography地理chiri
Soapせっけん sekkenHistory歴史rekishi
Socks靴下 kutsushitaMath数学suugaku
Spoon スプーン supu^nMusic音楽ongaku
Tableテーブル te^buruScience科学kagaku
Toiletトイレ toireBank銀行ginkou
Toothbrush歯ブラシ haburashiBeach浜辺hamabe
Toothpaste歯磨き粉 hamigakikoBy bicycle自転車でjitensha de
Towelタオル taoruBy busバスでbasu de
T-shirtTシャツ shatsuBy car車の場合kuruma no baai
Umbrella 傘 kasaBy train電車でdensha de
Underwear下着 shitagiCafeカフェkafe
Wall壁 kabeCountrykuni
Walletウォレット uorettoDesert砂漠sabaku
Window ウィンドウ uindou Flowershana
Footballフットボールfuttobo^ru
PeopleForestmori
Aunt叔母obaGameゲームge^mu
Baby赤ちゃんakachanGardenniwa
Brother兄弟kyoudaiHouseie
CousinいとこitokoIslandshima
DaughtermusumeLakemizuumi
Dentist 歯医者haishaLibrary図書館toshokan
Doctor 医師ishiMountainyama
FatherchichiMovies映画eiga
Granddaughter孫娘magomusumeOceanオーシャンo^shan
Grandfather祖父sofuOfficeオフィスofisu
Grandmother祖母soboOn foot徒歩でtoho de
GrandsonmagoPlayerプレーヤーpure^ya^
HusbandottoRiverkawa
MotherhahaSeaumi
NephewoiSoccerサッカーsakka^
Niece meiSupermarketスーパーマーケットsu^pa^ma^ketto
Nurse 看護師kango shiSwimming poolスイミングプールsuimingupu^ru
Policeman警官keikanTheater劇場gekijou
PostmanポストposutoTreeki
Professor 教授kyouju
Son 息子musuko
Teacher 先生sensei
Uncle叔父oji
Wife tsuma
Verbs
Arrive到着touchakuLive生活するseikatsu suru
Ask尋ねるtazune ruLook見るmiru
Be存在するsonzai suruLoveai
Become〜になる~ ninaruMake作るtsukuru
Begin開始するkaishi suruMean意味するimi suru
Break壊すkowasuMeet会うau
Bring持ってくるmotte kuruNeed必要性hitsuyousei
Build建てるtate ruOpen開くhiraku
Burn燃えるmoe ruPlay遊ぶasobu
Buy買うkauPushプッシュpusshu
Call呼ぶyobuRead読むyomu
Choose選ぶerabuRemember思い出すomoidasu
Clean汚れのないyogore nonaiReturn戻るmodoru
Close閉じるtoji ruRun走るhashiru
Come来るkuruSay言うiu
Cut切るkiruSee見るmiru
DanceダンスdansuSell売るuru
DoするsuruSend送るokuru
DreamyumeSit座るsuwaru
Drink飲むnomuSleep眠るnemuru
Eat食べるtabe ruSpeak話すhanasu
Fall落ちるochiruTake取るtoru
Find見つけるmitsu keruTalk離すhanasu
Forget忘れるwasure ruTeach教えるoshie ru
Get手に入れるteniire ruTell教えるoshie ru
Go行くikuThink考えるkangae ru
Hear聞くkikuUnderstand理解するrikai suru
HelpヘルプherupuWait待つmatsu
KissキスkisuWant欲しいhoshii
Know知っているshitte iruWork働くhataraku
Laugh笑うwarau

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Japanese Vocabulary, expressions and words. Try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn Japanese page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.