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 – week 3

Day 13

121. 重い (omoi) : heavy

122. 胸 (mune) : chest, breast

123. 払う (harau) : pay (money, respect, attention, etc.)

124. 軽い (karui) : light (of weight)

125. 見つける (mitsukeru) : find

126. 忘れる (wasureru) : forget, leave behind

127. 酒 (sake) : alcohol, rice wine

128. どちら (dochira) : which (polite)

129. 姉 (ane) : (one’s own) older sister

130. 覚える (oboeru) : memorize, learn

Day 14

131. 狭い (semai) : narrow, small

132. 赤い (akai) : red

133. 着る (kiru) : wear, put on

134. 笑う (warau) : laugh, smile

135. 一番 (ichiban) : most, best

136. 授業 (jugyou) : class session, lecture

137. 週 (shuu) : week

138. 漢字 (kanji) : Chinese character

139. 自転車 (jitensha) : bicycle

140. 電車 (densha) : train

Day 15

141. 探す (sagasu) : search for, look for

142. 紙 (kami) : paper

143. 歌う (utau) : sing

144. 遅い (osoi) : slow, late

145. 首 (kubi) : neck

146. 速い (hayai) : fast

147. 一緒に (issho ni) : together, at the same time

148. 今月 (kongetsu) : this month

149. 遊ぶ (asobu) : play

150. 遠い (tooi) : far, distant

Day 16

151. 弱い (yowai) : weak

152. 耳 (mimi) : ear

153. 座る (suwaru) : sit, sit down

154. 右 (migi) : right

155. 浴びる (abiru) : take (a shower)

156. 肩 (kata) : shoulder

157. 寝る (neru) : lie down and sleep, go to sleep

158. 消す (kesu) : switch off, turn off

159. 元気 (genki) : healthy, energetic

160. 全部 (zenbu) : all, whole

Day 17

161. 去年 (kyonen) : last year (colloquial)

162. 引く (hiku) : draw, pull

163. 図書館 (toshokan) : library

164. 上げる (ageru) : raise, lift

165. 緑 (midori) : green

166. 腕 (ude) : arm

167. ドア (doa) : door (loan word)

168. 女の子 (onna no ko) : little girl

169. 男の子 (otoko no ko) : boy

170. 私たち (watashitachi) : we (colloquial)

Day 18

171. 近く (chikaku) : near, close to

172. やる (yaru) : do, give

173. かなり (kanari) : fairly, rather

174. 国 (kuni) : country

175. 起こる (okoru) : happen

176. 秋 (aki) : autumn, fall

177. 送る (okuru) : send

178. 死ぬ (shinu) : die

179. 気持ち (kimochi) : feeling, sensation

180. 乗る (noru) : ride, take

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66 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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