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Current word count: 289 words

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A

Ah: Umm

Ai: Love

Aikido: A Japanese art of self-defense

Aikijujutsu: An unarmed samurai fighting style

Aishiteru: I love you

Aisu kuriimu: Ice cream

Akai: Red

Aku: Evil

Amai: Sweet

Amatsuotome: Celestial maiden 

Amerika: America

Amiagegutsu: Lace-up boots 

Anata: You

Anime: A common abbreviation of the Japanese term for animation.

Aoi: Blue

Aoi murasaki: Blue-violet

Ara: Oh

Arigato: Thank you

Asa: Morning

Ashita: Tomorrow

Atama: Head

Atsu: Hot

Ayakashi no yonshimai: Four fake sisters

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B

Bai: Bye

Baka: Stupid, fool, idiot

Ban: Evening

Bango: Number

Bara: Rose

Bento: Lunch/snack boxes

Biiru: Beer

Bishoujo: A beautiful or pretty girl

Bo: A long wooden stick used as a weapon in martial arts

Boku: I (normally said by males)

Boorupen: Ball-point pen 

Bunraku: The traditional puppet theater of Japan

Buroochi: Brooch 

Burookunhaato: Broken heart

Bushi: Warrior

Bushido: Translated it means "way of the warrior", as in the way of life of the samurai

Buta: Pork

Buutsu: Boots 

Byobudaoshi: Translated it means "to topple a folding screen", a throw in karate

Byoin: Hospital

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C

Chairo: Brown

Chasaku: Tea scoop

Chasen: Small wisk

Cheen: Chain 

Chibi: A short person or kid

Chikyuu: Earth

Chirigami: Tissue paper

Chokoreto: Chocolate

Chotto matte: Just wait

Chugokugo: Chinese

Cotti: Crab

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D

Daiguuji: High priest of a great shrine 

Daijobu: I'm fine

Dare: Who

Demo: But

Denkou: Lightning 

Densetsu: Legend

Densha: Train

Diipukisu: Deep kiss 

Do: The way/How

Doitsu: Germany

Dojo: A school for training in various arts of self-defense

Doko (ni): Where?

Domo: Very much

Dosei: Saturn (planet) 

Douitashimashite: You're welcome

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E

Ecchi: Mildly perverted

Eien: Eternal

Eigo: English

Eika: Poem; song 

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F

Faia: Fire 

Fudepen: Calligraphy pen

Fukai midori: Dark green

Fukkatsu: Resurrection/Revival

Fuku: Clothes, uniform

Furai: Fried 

Furansu: France 

Furenchitoosuto: French toast 

Furisade: Colorful kimono with long, flowing sleeves

Futsu: French 

Futsugo: French language 

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G

Gagakushi: Drawing paper 

Gai: Victory song 

Gekko: Moonlight

Gi: A training outfit worn for martial arts (consists of a cotton jacket and loose-fitting cotton drawstring pants)

Ginzui: Silver

Ginzuishou: Silver crystal

Go: Five

Gogatsu: May

Gohan: Rice

Gomen: Sorry

Gyuu: Beef

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H

Haato: Heart 

Hachi: Eight

Hachigatsu: August

Hai: Yes

Haihiiru: High heels 

Hamachi: Yellow-tailed tuna fish

Hana: Flower 

Henshin: Transformation

Hentai: Extremely perverted, x-rated

Hikari: Light

Hiraishin: Lightning rod 

Hiragana: One of the Japanese phonetic alphabets, used for native words.

Hisui: Jade

Hito: Person

Hitomi: Star 

Hiya: Fire arrow 

Honhisu: True jade

Honto ni: Really?

Hoshi: Star 

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I

Ichi: One

Ichi-gatsu: January

Iie: No

Ikaga: How

Ima: Now

Inu: Dog

Itai: Ouch

Itsu: When

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J

Ja ne: Bye / c-ya

Jakokusuishou: Wicked dark crystal

Janken: Rock-scissors-paper game 

Jashin: Wicked heart

Jinguu: Shinto shrine

Juu: Ten

Juugatsu: October

Juuichigatsu: November

Juunigatsu: December

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K

Kaoiusei: Neptune (planet) 

Kakimasu: Write 

Kakkoii: Handsome

Kakyuu: Fireball

Kamara: Camera

Kami: God

Kanji: Chinese characters as used in Japanese, with different meanings/pronunciations

Kanjiru: To feel, or to sense

Kannamesai: Shrine festival 

Kanojo: She

Kansho: Sweet potato

Kare: He

Kasaan: Mother

Kasei: Mars (planet) 

Katakana: One of the Japanese phonetic alphabets, mainly used for borrowed words.

Katana: A samurai sword, usually between three-to-four feet long

Kawaii: Cute

Kenjetsu: A samurai fighting style that employs the katana

Ki: Vital energy

Kimono: Japanese traditional clothing, usually for special events

Kinou: Yesterday

Kinsei: Venus (planet) 

Kissu: Kiss 

Kitto: I'm sure

Koi: Love

Koishiteru: I'm in love

Koko: Here

Konban wa: Good evening

Koneko: Kitten

Konnichi wa: Good day, hello

Koohii: Coffee

Kore: This

Koshoo: Pepper

Kougyouku: Soft

Kowai: Scared, afraid, scary

Kuchidzukeru: To kiss 

Kudamono: Fruit

Kudasai: Please

Kugatsu: September

Kurai: Dark

Kurozuishou: Black crystal

Kyodai: Enormous

Kyou: Today

Kyuu: Nine

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L

None at this moment....

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M

Maaku: Mark (not the name) 

Maboroshi no Ginzuishou: Silver Crystal's Illusion

Maho: Magic, or a magic spell

Makaiju: Hell tree

Manga: Japanese comics

Matte: Stop

Megami: Goddess 

Meiousei: Pluto (planet)

Miko: Priestess

Minna: Everyone

Mirai: Future

Misaki: Cape

Mizu: Water

Moeru: On Fire

Mokusei: Jupiter (planet)

Moshi moshi: Hello (commonly used when answering the phone)

Munasawagi: Apprehension

Murasaki: Violet

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N

Nangyouku: Hard

Nani: What?

Nasai: Sorry

Naze: Why?

Ne: Added to the end of a sentence to say "isn't it?" or "am I right?"

Neko: Cat

Nemuru: Sleep

Ni: Two

Nigatsu: February

Nijizui: Rainbow

Nijizuishou: Rainbow crystals

Nikuman: Meat-filled steamed bun

Ninja: A person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts and employed especially for espionage and assassinations

Ninjitsu: A ninja fighting style

No: Of (as in 'Ai no Senshi', meaning 'Soldier of Love', or if you translate word by word 'Love of Soldier')

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O

Obachan: Elder lady, granny

Obi: A thick, broad sash worn around the waist (usually over a kimono)

Odango: Dumpling

Ofuda: Anti-evil scroll

Ohayo: Good morning (or Ohayo gozaimasu to be polite)

Ojiisan: Grandfather, or old man

Onegai: Please

Onigiri: Home-made rice balls

Onii-san: Brother

Onna: Women

Otome: Girl

Otou-san: Father

Owari: The end

Oyasumi: Good night

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P

Pan: Bread

Piku: To shake or tremble

Poteto: Potato

Pure no kokoro: Pure heart

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Q

None at this moment...

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R

Rakurai: Thunderbolt 

Roketto: Locket 

Romaji: The English alphabet, when used to transliterate the original Japanese words.

Roku: Six

Rokugatsu: June

Ryu: A particular school or tradition of martial arts

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S

Sakana: Fish

Sake: Japanese rice wine

San: Three

Sangatsu: March

Sarada: Salad

Sayonara: Good bye

Seihai: Chalice

Seika: Hymn; chant; sacred song 

Senpai: Elder or upperclassman, can be used to honor someone.

Senshi: Warrior or soldier

Seiyuu: A voice actor or actress

Shichigatsu: July

Shi: Four

Shichi: Seven

Shigatsu: April

Shine: Die

Shinto: A religion of Japan, consisting chiefly of the cultic devotion to deities of natural forces

Shio: Salt

Shitennou: Four generals

Shoji: A paper screen used as a wall, partition, or sliding door

Shou: Crystal

Soko: There

Soo desu ka: Is that so?

Souyo: Yeah

Sugoi: Cool

Suisei; Mercury (planet)

Suupu: Soup

Sumimasen: Excuse me, as in interrupting someone, not as in bumping into them.

Sushi: Cold rice dressed with vinegar, formed into any various shape, and garnished especially with bits of raw fish or shellfish

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T

Tabemasu: Eat

Tango: Words

Taniotoshi: Translated it means "to push off a cliff", a throw in karate

Taskete: Help

Tenchi: Sword

Tennousei: Uranus (planet)

Tenshi: Angel

Tomodachi: Friend

Toraware: Captured

Tori: Chicken

Tousaan: Father

Tsuki: Moon

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U

Ujikofuda: Charm for shrine visitors

Usagi: Rabbit

Usotski: Liar

Uta: Song 

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V

None at this moment...

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W

Wain: Wine

Watashi: I (normally said by females)

Watashitachi: We

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X

None at this moment...

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Y

Yabou: Ambition

Yaoi: Male/male couple

Yatta: Yay

Yoma: Demon

Yukata: Summer kimono, usually navy blue or white

Yuki yo: Snow

Yume: Dream

Yuri: Female/female couple

Yuujou: Friendship

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Z

Zuchi: Miniature shrine in a temple

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