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Basic Japanese vocabulary (romanji)

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).
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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)
heya
room
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)
ai
love
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)