Vocabulary

Vocabulary Categories:

  1. Animals
  2. Colors
  3. Household Items
  4. Body parts
  5. Transportation
  6. School
  7. Question words

Animals

Vocabulary covered:
1. neko (cat)
2. inu (dog)
3. nezumi (mouse)
4. ushi (cow)
5. saru (monkey)
6. kuma (bear)
7. ahiru (duck)
8. usagi (rabbit)
9. tora (tiger)
10. niwatori (chicken)
[ made up of two words:
‘niwa = garden’ & “tori = bird ”
Literal meaning: Garden bird
11. tori (bird)
12. shika (deer)
13. iruka (dolphin)
14. uma (horse)
15. buta (pig)
16. sakana (fish)
17. ookami (wolf)
18. kitsune (fox)
19. kirin (giraffe)
20. zou (elephant)
21. kaeru (frog)
22. hebi (snake)
23. raion (lion)
[Note: “shishi” is the original way to say ‘lion’ in Japanese but over time “raion” has replaced it’s usage in everyday spoken Japanese.]

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Colors

Vocabulary covered:

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  • aka (red)
  • midori (green)
  • pinku (pinku)
  • orenji (orange)
  • murasaki (purple)
  • shiro (white)
  • kuro (black)
  • haiiro (gray)
  • kiiro (yellow)
  • ao (blue)
  • chairo (brown)
  • kin (gold)
  • gin (silver)

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