Japanese, Howl's Moving Castle Vocabulary

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引き付ける, 引付ける, 引きつける, 引付る, 惹き付ける, 惹きつける [ひきつける]

to fascinate, to attract, to charm, to pull up (at a gate), to have a convulsion

物騒 [ぶっそう]

dangerous, disturbed, insecure

荒地, 荒れ地 [あれち, こうち]

wasteland, wilderness, abandoned land, devastated land, The Wasteland (poem by T.S. Eliot)

先, 前 [さき]

previous, prior, former, some time ago, preceding, point (e.g. pencil), tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, ahead, the other side, the future, hereafter, destination, the other party

彷徨く [うろつく, ウロつく]

to loiter, to putter, to prowl, to wander aimlessly, to knock around, to be confused from not knowing what to do

杖 [つえ]

cane, walking stick, staff

株 [かぶ]

share, stock, stump (of tree)

呪い, 詛い, 咒い [のろい]

curse, spell, malediction

大人しい [おとなしい]

obedient, docile, quiet

変装 [へんそう]

disguise, masquerade

住まい, 住居, 住い [すまい, じゅうきょ]

dwelling, house, residence, address

如何にも [いかにも]

indeed, really, phrase meaning agreement

出鱈目 [でたらめ, デタラメ]

irresponsible utterance, nonsense, bullshit, codswallop, random, haphazard, unsystematic

宮殿 [きゅうでん]

palace

参上 [さんじょう]

calling on, visiting

うろうろ

loiteringly, aimless wandering

取引, 取り引き, 取引き [とりひき]

transactions, dealings, business

掃除婦 [そうじふ]

cleaning woman

焼き付く, 焼きつく, 焼付く [やきつく]

to scorch

強力 [きょうりょく]

powerful, strong

手下 [てした]

subordinate, underling

暴れる [あばれる]

to act violently, to rage, to struggle, to be riotous

挟まる [はさまる]

to get between, to be caught in

案山子, 鹿驚 [かかし, かがし, あんざんし, そおど, そおず, そほず, そほど]

scarecrow, figurehead

逆さ, 倒さ [さかさ]

reverse, inversion, upside down

綺麗好き [きれいずき]

tidy (of people), neat, liking cleanliness

鉄, 鐵 [てつ]

iron

国境 [こっきょう, くにざかい]

national or state border

火薬 [かやく]

gunpowder, powder

礼儀 [れいぎ]

manners, courtesy, etiquette

同業者 [どうぎょうしゃ]

person in the same business, the profession, the trade

怪物 [かいぶつ]

monster

変身 [へんしん]

metamorphosis, disguise, transformation

国王 [こくおう]

king

呼び出す, 喚び出す, 呼出す [よびだす]

to summon, to call (e.g. phone), to convene, to decoy, to lure, to invoke (e.g. subroutine), to call

弄る [いじる, まさぐる]

to touch, to tamper with, to grope about, to feel for something

棚 [たな]

shelf, shelves, ledge, rack, trellis

弄くる [いじくる]

to finger, to tamper (with)

屈辱 [くつじょく]

disgrace, humiliation

癇癪, 疳癪 [かんしゃく]

passion, temper, irritability

臆病, 憶病, おく病 [おくびょう]

cowardice, timidity

堪らない [たまらない]

intolerable, unbearable, unendurable, cannot help (doing), cannot but do, anxious to do, tremendous, out of this world, irresistible

恐ろしい, 怖ろしい [おそろしい]

terrible, dreadful, terrifying, frightening, frightened, surprising, startling, tremendous, amazing

碌でなし, 陸でなし [ろくでなし]

bum, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well

付いていく, 付いて行く, 付いてゆく, ついて行く [ついていく, ついてゆく]

to accompany, to follow

契約 [けいやく]

contract, compact, agreement

飼う [かう]

to keep, to raise, to feed

殖やす, 増やす [ふやす]

to increase, to add to, to augment

ぴったり

exactly, neatly, sharp

隠れ家, かくれ家, 隠れ処, 隠処 [かくれが]

hiding place, refuge

こっそり

stealthily, secretly

ため息をつく, 溜息をつく, 溜息を吐く, ため息を吐く [ためいきをつく]

to sigh, to breathe a sigh

嘸 [さぞ]

I am sure, certainly, no doubt

ぼろぼろ, ボロボロ

worn-out, torn, crumbling, tattered, tears or grain of rice falling

崩れる [くずれる]

to collapse, to crumble

煙突, 烟突 [えんとつ]

chimney, smokestack, funnel (of a ship), stovepipe, carrying a passenger without turning on the taximeter

湿る [しめる]

to be wet, to become wet, to be damp

くたくた, ぐたぐた, ぐだぐだ

exhausted, tired, withered, worn out, boiling until shapeless or mushy, tediously, repetitively, wordily

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