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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.

English Japanese Romaji English Japanese Romaji
 
AnimalsAdjectives
Bearkuma Angry怒って ikatte
Birdtori Bad悪い warui
Catneko Beautiful美しい utsukushi i
Cowushi Cheap安い yasui
Dog inu Clean汚れのない yogore nonai
Fishsakana Cold冷たい tsumeta i
Horse uma Different異なる kotonaru
Monkey サル saru Difficult困難 konnan
Mouseマウス mausu Early早く hayaku
Pig buta Easy簡単な kantan na
Sheephitsuji Friendlyフレンドリー furendori^
Good良い yoi
Body PartsHeavy重い omoi
Armude Important重要な juuyouna
Back後ろの ushiro no Married結婚 kekkon
Chest金庫 kinko Natural自然 shizen
Earmimi Nice素敵な suteki na
Eyeアイ ai Open開く hiraku
Facekao Polite丁寧 teinei
Fingeryubi Poor貧しい mazushii
Fingersyubi Richリッチ ricchi
Footashi Sad悲しい kanashi i
Hairkami Simple単純な tanjunna
Handte Slowゆっくりした yukkurishita
Headatama Small小さな chiisa na
Heart心臓 shinzou Sweet甘い amai
Legashi Tall背が高い sega takai
Mouthkuchi Warm暖かい atataka i
Neckkubi Well上手に jouzu ni
Nosehana Worse悪化 akka
Shoulderkata Worst最悪 saiaku
Stomachi Wrong間違った machigatta
Teethha
Tongueshita
Toothha
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
Floortoko Dessertデザート deza^to
Forkフォーク fo^ku Dinner夕食 yuushoku
Furniture家具 kagu Fishsakana
Glassガラス garasu Food食べ物 tabemono
Hat帽子 boushi Fruitフルーツ furu^tsu
Houseie 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
Paperkami Saladサラダ sarada
Penペン pen Saltshio
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
ShoeskutsuGeography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 kasaBy train電車でdensha de
Underwear下着 shitagiCafeカフェkafe
WallkabeCountrykuni
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.


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