1000 most common japanese words

1000 most common japanese words list

1000 most common japanese words list. Each language has about 3000 core words that are used in 70% of daily conversation. In this post, Learn Japanese daily would like to provide you 1000 most common japanese words. The list is divided in to each 10, so that you can learn it everyday with 10 word, and each page have 60 words for you to learn everyweek.

1000 most common japanese words

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1000 most common japanese words – week 1

Day 1

1. 行く (iku) : go

2. 見る (miru) : see, look at

3. 多い (ooi) : a lot of, many

4. 家 (ie) : home, household

5. これ (kore) : this, this one

6. それ (sore) : that, that one

7. 私 (watashi) : I

8. 仕事 (shigoto) : work, job

9. いつ (itsu) : when

10. する (suru) : do, make

Day 2

11. 出る (deru) : go out, leave

12. 使う (tsukau) : use, make use of

13. 所 (tokoro) : place

14. 作る (tsukuru) : make, create

15. 思う (omou) : think

16. 持つ (motsu) : have, possess

17. 買う (kau) : buy

18. 時間 (jikan) : time, hour

19. 知る (shiru) : know

20. 同じ (onaji) : same, identical

Day 3

21. 今 (ima) : now

22. 新しい (atarashii) : new

23. なる (naru) : become

24. まだ (mada) : (not) yet, still

25. あと (ato) : after

26. 聞く (kiku) : hear, ask

27. 言う (iu) : say, tell

28. 少ない (sukunai) : few, little

29. 高い (takai) : high, tall

30. 子供 (kodomo) : child

Day 4

31. そう (sou) : so, that way

32. もう (mou) : already, yet

33. 学生 (gakusei) : student

34. 熱い (atsui) : hot (to touch)

35. どうぞ (douzo) : please

36. 午後 (gogo) : afternoon, p.m.

37. 長い (nagai) : long

38. 本 (hon) : book, volume

39. 今年 (kotoshi) : this year (colloquial)

40. よく (yoku) : often, well

Day 5

41. 彼女 (kanojo) : she, one’s girlfriend

42. どう (dou) : how, what

43. 言葉 (kotoba) : word, language

44. 顔 (kao) : face

45. 終わる (owaru) : finish, end

46. 一つ (hitotsu) : one (thing)

47. あげる (ageru) : give, offer (colloquial)

48. こう (kou) : like this, such

49. 学校 (gakkou) : school

50. くれる (kureru) : be given

Day 6

51. 始める (hajimeru) : start (something)

52. 起きる (okiru) : get up, get out of bed

53. 春 (haru) : spring

54. 午前 (gozen) : morning, a.m.

55. 別 (betsu) : another, different

56. どこ (doko) : where

57. 部屋 (heya) : room

58. 若い (wakai) : young

59. 車 (kuruma) : car, automobile

60. 置く (oku) : put, place

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74 thoughts on “1000 most common japanese words

  • 03/07/2019 at 3:51 pm
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    there’s no 801 word…

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    • 03/07/2019 at 6:13 pm
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      it is umai : sweet, delicious. Thanks for your comment, we will fix it.

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  • 15/12/2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Few typos: 緩い with meaning of loose meaning is read ゆるい, 明後日 is more commonly read あさって, 九つ has wrong romaji

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    • 04/01/2020 at 6:24 am
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      thank yakisaba san ! i fixed them.

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    • 04/01/2020 at 6:25 am
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      Thank Anna ! i fixed them.

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  • 08/01/2020 at 2:13 pm
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    That’s really useful for me. How can i say the Congratulations with Japan friend. Is it true おめでとう

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    • 10/01/2020 at 6:11 am
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      yes it is. you can say in more formal way : arigatou gozaimasu

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    • 16/01/2020 at 5:30 am
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      Thank Anna, I fixed it !

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    • 05/02/2020 at 5:47 am
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      Thank Anna, I fixed it !

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    • 10/03/2020 at 7:25 am
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      It can be tomeru sometimes, anyway i fixed it, Thanks Anna san !

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  • 27/03/2020 at 3:11 pm
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    No.170
    Shouldn’t it be Watashitachi not Watachitachi?

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    • 28/03/2020 at 7:07 am
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      Thank Riku san, i fixed it !

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  • 03/04/2020 at 10:56 am
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    No.645 Everywhere I look is says it should be saisho, and that saikin means recently.

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    • 04/04/2020 at 7:29 am
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      Thanks GoldFish-Boy, it is saisho. I fixed it.

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  • 04/04/2020 at 7:58 am
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    No. 676 says that group is グループ but the romaji says guru-bu. I’m assuming it is guru-PU, with a P.

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  • 04/04/2020 at 8:49 am
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    No. 744 shows that mondai is how you pronounce 宿題, but according to Jisho.com it’s しゅくだい (shukudai)

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  • 04/04/2020 at 10:15 am
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    No. 788 has the same description as 785. But Jisho says that 788 means “reply; answer; response​” not view, perspective.

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  • 05/04/2020 at 8:29 am
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    I’m pretty sure that No. 819 should be kanarazu, not hanarazu.

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    • 05/04/2020 at 3:40 pm
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      Thank GoldFish-Boy san ! I checked and fixed words in your comments

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    • 12/05/2020 at 8:22 am
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      i fixed it, thanks Abdul

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  • 28/04/2020 at 1:44 am
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    No. 422 is the same as No. 4…

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    • 12/05/2020 at 8:22 am
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      i fixed it, thanks Thorfinn

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  • 04/07/2020 at 4:58 pm
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    doesnt 218 okiru mean ‘wake up’? occur should be okoru instead

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    • 10/07/2020 at 7:41 am
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      okiru means wake up, and also occur. okosu mean make some events occur
      事故がおきた : accident happened (occured). 事故をおこした make an accident happened

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  • 07/08/2020 at 12:05 am
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    278 こっち romaji is wrong. It should be kocchi?

    249 is missing

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    • 10/08/2020 at 8:21 am
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      i fixed them, thanks DekoMoon !

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  • 18/08/2020 at 9:07 am
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    No.700 it should be ” seiki ” instead of “seki”

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    • 30/08/2020 at 11:48 am
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      thanks Anna, i fixed it !

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  • 28/08/2020 at 9:44 am
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    648 直接 romaji should be chokusetsu right?

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    • 30/08/2020 at 11:49 am
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      thanks Chron, i fixed it !

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  • 15/10/2020 at 7:28 pm
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    218 should be to wake up, get up

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    • 14/12/2020 at 8:28 am
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      okiru also have meaning : wake up, get up, i will add this meaning too, thanks Raiko

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  • 15/11/2020 at 7:09 am
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    I imagine you put a lot of time into this free resource, thank you so much! for making this available and updated to the fixes people recommend.

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  • 17/04/2021 at 10:03 pm
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    Hello,
    I would like to give your website content to my students learning Japanese. Can I have your permission to give your website name to students? Sincerely
    Douglas

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    • 18/04/2021 at 9:13 am
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      sure Douglas Lewis,
      I am glad that this could help your students on learning

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  • 23/04/2021 at 12:38 pm
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    how do you say “I” when its obvious? Or is it just strictly “私”?
    I heard something about “watashi” not being used if it was obvious, I may have to look that over again.

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    • 27/04/2021 at 10:13 am
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      when its obvious, you can remove 私 when speaking

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  • 01/05/2021 at 5:31 pm
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    Hi, is there available any spreadsheet or document with these words? I would like to print them out.

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    • 04/05/2021 at 9:10 am
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      sorry i don’t have them, you can print the web directly

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  • 04/05/2021 at 7:00 am
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    136 should be jugyou not juugyo?

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    • 04/05/2021 at 9:11 am
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      Thanks Simon Chevrier, I fixed it

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  • 30/05/2021 at 7:31 pm
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    hey, why cant i copy the word from the website?

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    • 03/06/2021 at 8:33 am
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      sorry as other sites want to copy from my site to post on their own

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  • 15/08/2021 at 3:34 am
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    I hope this is the right place to comment. 218 and 222 are repeated for some reason

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    • 15/08/2021 at 7:17 am
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      okiru has two meaning (use different Kanji). chikaku is repeated as you comment 🙂

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  • 16/08/2021 at 3:37 am
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    Ehm… Actually I see two okiru with the same Kanji, same for chikaku. 52 has the same Kanji as 218 and 171 has the same Kanji as 222.

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    • 21/08/2021 at 9:12 am
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      they has the same kanji but different meaning 🙂

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    • 21/08/2021 at 9:13 am
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      i fixed it, thanks Rivus san !

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  • 30/08/2021 at 7:10 pm
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    I’m pretty sure 506 is the same as a previous one

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    • 02/09/2021 at 10:08 am
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      as you said, this must be nan not nani

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  • 03/09/2021 at 4:16 am
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    I think 580 is wrong. It should be slimy if I’m not wrong

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    • 08/09/2021 at 12:21 pm
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      nurunuru is slimy not nurui

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    • 08/09/2021 at 11:30 am
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      It also have “to arrive” meaning

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    • 08/09/2021 at 11:31 am
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      thank you, it should be in katakana

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  • 14/09/2021 at 5:42 am
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    Hi, 263 should be konshuu.
    Thanks for the list.

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  • 14/09/2021 at 5:46 am
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    267 should be ni, nichi is a counter for days.

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  • 16/10/2021 at 3:27 pm
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    263 the romaji should be “konshuu”, right? Awesome list though; thanks for making it!

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  • 16/10/2021 at 3:34 pm
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    301 should be “yasashii”, right? Thanks for taking your time to fix the typos!

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  • 16/10/2021 at 3:44 pm
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    Please check the romaji of 302, 303 , 304, 316, 318, 325, 331 and 332 too. It should be “oniisan”, “ookii”, “chiisai”, “mittsu”, “koukousei”, “yottsu”, “oishii” and “kinou”. Thanks for fixing!

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  • 12/11/2021 at 9:57 pm
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    Hello, I am building a website and was wondering if I can use some of these words to put in my site, would this be okay?
    There is a lot of free ones out there but this is the first one I found.

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    • 13/11/2021 at 9:22 am
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      Okay Douglas Thomas Lewis

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