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Marugoto: Japanese Language and Culture

A1 Starter (A1) RIKAI

Vocabulary Index
KANJI:=Written in KANA in this book Only in the audio scripts

a ah 8
aa ah 16
aisukuriimu ice cream 18
aimasu to meet 13
ao blue 16
aka red 16

akarui bright 7

akushon action 11

akusesarii accessories 15

agemasu to give 15
asa morning 1
Asakusa Asakusa 18
asa-gohan breakfast 5
ashita tomorrow 10
asoko over there 16
asobimasu to play 17
atarashii new 7
ani elder brother/(my) elder brother 4
anime anime/animated cartoons 11
ane elder sister/(my) elder sister 4
ano that [Noun] 16
ano/anoo ah/Excuse me/well 3
apaato flat/apartment 7
abimasu to bathe in (water)/to pour (water) over oneself 9
amari not very 5
Amerika America/U.S.A. 2
Arabiago Arabic language 3
arimasu there is/are/to have/ (party, event, festival) to be held 6
are That (far from both the speaker and the listener) 16
ii nice/good 8
iie No./Don't mention it./No problem. 1
iimasu to say/to tell 11
E ii-meeru e-mail 11
ie house 1
ikimasu to go 6
Igirisu U.K. 2
ikutsu how many (for things) 7
ikura how much 13
isu chair 1
isogashii busy 9
Itaria Italy 2
ichi one 7

ichinichi one (whole) day 9

ichiban the best/the most/number one 17
itsu when 9
( itsuka the fifth day of the month 12
ikkodate detached house/single house 7
issho ni together 12
itsumo always 5
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ibento event 12
ima living room 9
imasu to be (existence) 4
imooto younger sister/(my) younger sister 4
imootosan (someone else's) younger sister 4
iro colour 16
iroiro(na) various 12
intaanetto the Internet 10
Indo India 2
Indoneshia Indonesia 2
uun well/hmm 17
ue on/above 8
ushiro back/behind 14
uchi house/one's own house (home) 9
udon udon noodles 6
umi sea/ocean 1
ureshii happy/glad/delighted 17
untenshu driver 13
undoo exercise 9
e oh/What? 15
e picture 11
eakon air conditioner 2
eega movie/film 11
eego English language 3
ee yes 9
eeto/eetto well/umm 8
eki station 11
Ejiputo Egypt 2
SF esuefu SF(science fiction) 11
ehagaki postcard 15
en yen 13
enjinia engineer 3
oishii delicious/tasty 6
ookii big 7
Oosaka Oosaka/Osaka 4
Oosutoraria Australia 2
okaasan mother/(someone else's) mother 4

okane(kane) money 6

Okinawa Okinawa 4
okimasu to get up 9
okusan wife/(someone else's) wife 4
okuni(kuni) country 3
okosan child/(someone else's) child 4
oshigoto(shigoto) job 3
oshare(na) fashionable 15
osushi sushi 6
osoi late/slow 6
osoba(soba) soba noodles 6
ocha(cha) tea/Japanese tea 1
otto husband/(my) husband 4
otera(tera) temple 11
otoosan father/(someone else's) father 4
otooto younger brother/(my) younger brother 4
otootosan (someone else's) younger brother 4
otoko man/male 7
otoko-no-ko boy 4

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otoko-no-hito man/male 4
oniisan elder brother/(someone else's) elder brother 4
oneesan elder sister/(someone else's) elder sister 4
ofuro(furo) bathroom/bath 8
omiyage(miyage) souvenir 15
omoshiroi interesting 17
orimasu to get off 13
orenji orange 16
ongaku music 9
onna woman/female 7
onna-no-ko girl 4
onna-no-hito woman 4
gaikokugo foreign language 11
kaisha company/firm 9
kaishain company employee 3
kaimasu to buy 12
kaimono shopping 10
kaerimasu to go home 9
kakimasu to write 9
kakimasu to draw (a picture) 11
gakusee student 3
kasa umbrella 15
kaji housework 9
kazoku family 1
katakana katakana (Japanese scripts) 2
gatsu month 10
kakkoii cool/good-looking 15
gakkoo school 9
kappu cup 8
Kanada Canada 2
kabuki kabuki 18
kamera camera 2
kayoobi Tuesday 10
karaoke karaoke 2
karee curry 6
karendaa calendar 12
kawaii cute 4
Kankoku South Korea 3
Kankokugo Korean language 3
kiiro yellow 16
kikimasu to listen 9
kita north 13
gitaa guitar 11
kita-guchi north exit 13

kissaten coffee shop 14

kinoo yesterday 10
kimasu to come 10
kimasu to put on/to wear 16
kimochi feeling 10
kimono kimono 18
kyaku guest/customer 13
kyuu nine 12
gyuunyuu milk 5
kyoo today 6
kyooshi teacher 3
Kyooto Kyooto/Kyoto 7
kyonen last year 12

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kirai(na) don't like/dislike 6
kiree(na) beautiful 8
ginkoo bank 14
kin'yoobi Friday 10
ku nine 9
Kuararunpuuru Kuala Lumpur 2
kuukoo airport 13
kudamono fruit 5
guchi exit/entrance 13
kutsu shoes 15
kutsushita socks 16
kuni country 2
kurai dark 7
gurai about/approximately 10

kurashikku classical music 11

kuruma car 13
guree grey 16
kuro black 16
getsuyoobi Monday 10
genkan entrance 8
Genbaku-Doomu Atomic Bomb Dome 18
ko (counter for spherical or cube-shaped things) 15
go five 4
go language 1
kooen park 7
koocha English tea 5
koomuin civil servant 3
koosu course 10
kooto coat 16
koohii coffee 2
koohii-shoppu coffee shop 6
Gooruden-Wiiku Golden Week holidays 12
kokusai international 12
koko (this) here 13
gogo p.m./afternoon 9
goshujin (someone else's) husband 4
gozen a.m./morning 9
kochira this way/this place (polite equivalent of 8
kotoshi this year 12
kotoba language/word 3
kodomo child 4
kono this 4
gohan meal 5
komedhi comedy 11
kore this 8
goro about 9
kongetsu this month 12
konsaato concert 10
konshuu this week 10
kontesuto contest 12
konpyuutaa geemu computer game 11
saa well 13
sai years old 4
Saitama Saitama 14
saifu purse/wallet 15
sakana fish 1

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satsu (counter for books/notebooks) 15
sakkaa soccer/(association) football 11
zasshi magazine 1
san three 4
san Mr./Ms./Mrs./Miss 3
zangyoo overtime/extra hours 10
zangyooshimasu to work overtime/extra hours 10
sandoicchi sandwich 6
sanpo a walk/a stroll 9
shi four 12
ji o'clock 9
shiai game (sports) 12
jiinzu jeans 16
J jei-poppu Japanese pop music 12
jikan time 6
jikan hour(s) 10
jiko-shookai self-introduction 3
shigoto job/work 9
shizuka(na) quiet 14
shita under/below 8
shichi seven 9
shitsumon question 18

jitensha bicycle 13

Shibuya Shibuya 18
shimasu to do 9
jaa well/then 6

jaketto jacket 16

shashin photograph 8
jazu jazz 11
shatsu shirt 2
shawaa shower 2
juu ten 9
juusu juice 2
juudoo judo 11
shufu housewife/homemaker 3
shumi hobby/interest 11
shoosetsu novel 11
shokuji meal 10
shoppingu-sentaa shopping center 17
shiro white 16
jin people from nationality 3
shinkansen bullet train 18
jinja shrine 14
( shinbun newspaper 9
suiyoobi Wednesday 10
suutsu suit 16
sukaato skirt 16
sukaafu scarf 16
suki(na) like/favorite 5

sukejuuru schedule 12

sugoi great 3
sukoshi a little/a few 3
sushi sushi 6
suteki(na) lovely 16
Supein Spain 2

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Supeingo Spanish language 11
supootsu sports 11
supootsu-jimu port 9
sumoo sumo 11
seekatsu life 9
semai small/cramped 7
zero zero 7
sen/zen thousand 13
sengetsu last month 12
senshuu last week 10
sensee teacher 3
zenzen not at all 11
sooji cleaning 17
soko there 16
soshite and 13
sono that 16
soba soba noodles 6
sofa sofa 2
sora sky 1
sore that 16
sorekara and then 18
Tai Thailand 2
taiko taiko drumming 12
daijoobu(na) okay/all right 10
daisuki(na) like very much 11
daidokoro kitchen 8
taihen(na) terrible/tough 17
takai expensive 6
takai high 14
takusan many/much 15
takushii taxi 2
tana shelf 8
tanoshii fun/enjoyable 17
tabun perhaps/maybe 12
tabemasu to eat 5
tabemono food 5
tamago egg 1
dame(na) no good/not permitted/impossible 10
dare who 4
(
tanjoobi birthday 15
)
dansu dance 11
chiisai small 7
chikai near 13
chikaku nearby 7
chikatetsu metro/subway/underground 13
chiketto ticket 12
chichi father/(my) father 4
chairo brown 16
Chuugoku China 3
Chuugokugo Chinese language 3
Chuugokujin Chinese people 3
chokoreeto chocolate 15
chotto a little (difficult) 12
( tsuitachi the first day of the month 12
tsukaremasu to get tired 13
tugi next 18
tsukue desk 1

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tsuma wife/(my) wife 4
thiikappu teacup 15
T thii-shatsu T-shirt 15
DVD dhiibuidhii DVD 12
teeburu table 2
dekimasu can do/to be able to do 3
tenisu tennis 10
depaato department store 7
demo but 7
terebi television 2
ten'in clerk 16
denshi-jisho electronic dictionary 15
densha train 13
tenpura tempura 1
Doitsu Germany 2
Doitsugo German language 3
toire toilet 2
doo how 10
Tookyoo Tokyo 1

Tookyoo-Tawaa Tokyo Tower 18

doozo Please./Here you are. 8
doomo very much 8
doo yatte how 13
tooi far 13
( tooka the tenth day of the month 12
toori street 14
tokidoki sometimes 10
( dokusho reading 11
tokee clock 1
doko where 4
doko nimo anyplace/anywhere 17
totemo very 17
tonari next to/beside 14
tomodachi friend 7
doyoobi Saturday 10
torimasu to take (a photo) 11
dore which one (of three or more) 16
donna What kind of 11
naka in/inside 8
Nagasaki Nagasaki 18
nana seven 12
/ nani what 3
nanigo what language 3
nani mo nothing 17
( nanoka the seventh day of the month 12
namae name 2
narimasu to be/to become 11
nan-sai how old 4
nan-ji what time 9
nan-jikan how many hours 10
nan-nin how many people 4
ni two 7
niaimasu to fit 16
nigiyaka(na) busy/lively 14
niku meat 5
nishi west 13
nishi-guchi west exit 13

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nichi day 12
nichiyoobi Sunday 10
nikki diary 9

Nihon/Nippon Japan 2

Nihongo Japanese language 1
Nihonjin Japanese people 3
nimotsu baggage/luggage 13
Nyuujiirando New Zealand 9
Nyuuyooku New York 9
niwa garden 8
nin (counter for counting people) 4
ningyoo doll 8
nekutai necktie 16
neko cat 1
nemasu to go to bed 9
nen year 12
nooto notebook 15
nomimasu to drink 5
nomimono drink 5
noriba stand 13
norimasu to get on/to ride 13
haa well/umm/yeah 9
paaku park 12

baasudee birthday 15

paathii party 2
baabekyuu barbecue 17
hai yes 1
baiku bike 13
hairimasu to get into/to enter 9
hakimasu to put on/to wear (on the feet) 16
hakubutsukan museum 14
hako box 8
hajimete for the first time 13
basu bus 13
basu-tee bus stop 13
hachi eight 9
( hatsuka the twentieth day of the month 12
baggu bag 15
hana flower(s) 15
( hanashi story 17
hanashimasu to talk/to speak 11
banana banana 6
hanabi fireworks 17
hanabi-taikai fireworks display 17
haha mother/(my) mother 4
hayai fast/quick 6
hayai early 9
Pari Paris 2
han half past (time) 9
pan bread 2
hankachi handkerchief 15
Hangarii Hungary 2
ban-gohan evening meal 9
pantsu pants/trousers 16
hanbaagaa hamburger 6
hi day 11

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piano piano 2
biiru beer 5
higashi east 13
higashi-guchi east exit 13
hikui low 14
hikooki plane 13
piza piza 6
bijutsukan art museum 10
bideo-kamera video camera 15
hito person 13
() hitotsu one (for thing) 7
hitori one person 4
hyaku/byaku/pyak
hundred 13
u
byooin hospital 10
hiragana hiragana (Japanese scripts) 1
hiru daytime/noon 1
biru building 14
hiru-gohan lunch 6
hiroi wide/spacious 7
Hiroshima Hiroshima 4
pinku pink 16
Firipin Philippines 2
fuun hmm/well 4
fuku clothes 15
Fujisan Mt. Fuji 1
() futatsu two (for things) 7
futari two people 3
() futsuka (for) two days/the second day of the month 12
uben(na) inconvenient 13
Burajiru Brazil 2
furamenko Flamenco 11
Furansu France 2
Furansugo French language 3
Furansujin French people 3
furui old 7
purezento present 15
fun/pun minute 9
hee aah/Wow. 12
beddo bed 2
petto pet 7
Betonamu Vietnam 2
heya room 7
benkyooshimasu to study 9
benri(na) convenient 13
booshi hat/cap 15
hooru hall 12
hoka other 16
hoshii I want 15
posutaa poster 12
Hokkaidoo Hokkaidoo 4
poppusu pop music 11
hoteru hotel 2
horaa horror 11
hon book 1

hon/pon/bon (counter for thin and long things) 15

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bonsai bonsai 12
mai (counter for thin and flat things) 15
mainichi every day 9
mausu mouse (for computer) 15
mae front 14
mago grandchild 17
mazu first 9
mazui unappetizing 6
machi town 2
matsuri festival 12
Mareeshia Malaysia 2
Mareeshiajin Malaysian people 3
man ten thousand 16
manga manga/comic books/comic strips 2
manshon apartment house 7
mizu water 5
mise store 14
misoshiru miso soup 5
( mikka three days/the third day 12
( mittsu three (for thing) 7
midori green 16
minami south 13
minami-guchi south exit 13
mimasu to see/to look at 9
minna everyone 12
( muika the sixth day of the month 12
meeru e-mail 13
Mekishiko Mexico 2
moo already 17
mokuyoobi Thursday 10
moraimasu to receive 15
yakyuu baseball 11
yasai vegetable 1
ya(san) shop 6
yasui inexpensive/cheap 6
( yasumi holiday 7
yasumimasu to be absent/to take a vacation 18
yama mountain 1
yuumee(na) famous 14
yukkurishimasu to relax/to take it easy 11
( yooka the eighth day of the month 12
yoga yoga 10
yoku often 5
yoku well 16
yoko beside 8
Yokohama Yokohama 18
( yokka the fourth day of the month 12
yotee schedule/plan 10
yomimasu to read 9
yoru evening/night 1
yon four 4
raamen raamen noodles 6
( raigetsu next month 12
raishuu next week 10
( rainen next year 12
raku(na) easy 13
ryoori dish/cooking 6

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ryokoo trip 18
ree example 1
resutoran restaurant 2
ren'ai romance/love 11
roku six 4
Roshia Russia 2
rokku rock 11
wain wine 5
wakai young 4
watashi I/me 3
watashitachi we/us 4
wanpiisu one-piece dress 16

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