Basic Japanese vocabulary (romanji)

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A list of 129 Japanese words (or thereabouts) suggested as a basic first set by the online Japanese course 'Japanese is Possible' (Google to find).

anata

you (pronoun)

hito

person (noun)

muzukashii

hard, difficult (adj)

atarashii

new (adj)

tsumetai

cold (adj)

hitsuyou

necessary (adj)

kisama

you (pronoun, extremely disrespectful)

mijikai

short (adj, as e.g. hair)

hayai

fast (adj)

dare

who? (interrogative)

samui

cold (adj)

sagasu

search (for) (verb)

muri

hopeless, impossible (adj)

tomaru

stop (verb)

kuru

come (verb)

tasukeru

rescue (verb)

mukau

face, head for (verb)

mono

thing, object (concrete) (noun)

okaasan

mother (noun)

iru

exist (animate objects) (noun)

minna

everyone

kotae

answer (noun)

iku

go (verb)

boushi

hat (noun)

osu

push (verb)

kare

he (pronoun)

makoto

truth (noun)

erabu

choose (verb)

otousan

father (noun)

tsuzukeru

continue (verb)

yukkuri

slowly, leisurely (adverb)

uta

song (noun)

temee

you (rude) (pronoun)

kuchi

mouth (noun)

terebi

TV (noun)

kanarazu

without a doubt (adverb)

ningen

human (noun)

obake

ghost (noun)

hidoi

terrible, awful (adj)

korosu

kill (verb)

densha

train (noun)

itsumo

always (adverb)

bakemono

monster (noun)

motsu

have (verb)

kage

shadow (noun)

warui

bad (adj)

chiisai

small (adj)

kikoeru

be heard (verb)

nomu

drink (verb)

inu

dog (noun)

doko

where? (interrogative)

hashiru

run (verb)

miru

see, watch (verb)

pasokon

computer (noun)

onna

woman (noun)

hontou

true (adj)

akai

red (adj)

ikutsu

how many? (interrogative)

chikara

power (noun)

omae

you (pronoun)

kiku

listen (verb)

arigatou

thanks (casual) (excl)

chikai

near (adj)

tamesu

test (verb)

okane

money (noun)

amai

sweet, naive (adj)

kanojo

she (neutral) (pronoun)

furui

old (adj)

kumo

cloud (noun)

kokoro

heart (noun)

tooi

far (adj)

ame

rain (noun)

kesshite

never (adverb)

kuruma

car (noun)

taberu

eat (verb)

ooki

big (adj)

mise

store (noun)

tekagen suru

hold back (verb)

ki

energy, spirit (noun)

mitsukeru

find (takes o particle) (verb)

asa

morning (noun)

tabemono

food, food item (noun)

kami

1. god 2. hair (noun)

sore

that (independent) (close to listener) (demonstrative pronoun)

akai

red (adj)

atsui

hot (adj)

noru

ride (verb)

osoi

slow (adj)

nante

such a thing as (particle)

kuroi

black (adj)

chi

blood (noun)

neko

cat (noun)

hon

book (noun)

iku

go (verb)

nani

what? (interrogative)

jibun

oneself, yourself (pronoun)

tataku

hit (verb)

itsu

when? (interrogative)

hanasu

speak (verb)

shiroi

white (adj)

otoko

man (noun)

tsukeru

attach (verb)

aruku

walk (verb)

toru

take (verb)

utau

sing (verb)

nagai

long (adj)

aoi

blue (adj)

atama

head (noun)

tsukiau

hang around, date (verb)

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