The Legend of Zelda Vocabulary List

The Legend of Zelda series is a great one to jump into if you’re wanting to play in Japanese. Almost all of the titles since Ocarina of Time have furigana and you don’t have to import anything to play Breath of the Wild in Japanese on the Switch.

Breath of the Wild

裾:すそ:trouser cuff, skirt hem
解除する:かいじょ: rescinding
煮込む:にこむ : to cook together, to boil well
血流量:けつりゅうりょう:(volume of) blood flow
速度:そくど : speed
火花:ひばな:spark
火打石:ひうちいし:flint
あぶる:to warm
発祥の地:はっしょうのち:cradle (of civilization); birthplace
祭事:さいじ:ritual, rites
放置する:ほうち:to leave as is
牙:きば:tusk, fang
簡素:かんそ:plain, simple
握る:にぎる:to grasp/grip
耐久性:たいきゅうせい:durability
心苦しい:こころぐるしい:painful, feeling sorry
元凶:げんきょう:main cause, main culprit
磁気:じき:magnetism
照準:しょうじゅん:aim, alignment
脅かす:おびやかす:to intimidate
リス:squirrel
望遠鏡:ぼうえんきょう:telescope
あめいろ:amber color
物色:ぶっしょく:searching for a particular thing
勘弁:かんべん:pardon, forgive
生える:はえる: to sprout
浮力:ふりょく:buoyancy, floating power
自生:じせい: growing wildly
鉱石:こうせき:ore
化石:かせき:fossil
頑丈:がんじょう:solid, sturdy
岩塩:がんえん: rock salt
成分:せいぶん: ingredient, component
おとなしい:obedient, docile
装束:しょうぞく:costume, personal appearance 
虫が良い:asking too much
蘇る:よみがえる:to be resurrected
聴覚:ちょうかく: sense of hearing
濡れる:ぬれる:to get wet
精神統一:せいしんとういつ:mental concentration (on a task)
安寧:安寧:peace
形跡:けいせき:traces, evidence
回廊:かいろう:corridor
育む:はぐくむ: to raise, to bring up
風車:がざぐるま: pinwheel, windmill
かまど:cooking stove
文献:ぶんけん:literature, books (reference)
欠損:けっそん: deficit, shortage
来るべき:きたるべき: expected to arrive (occur) in the near future
くじく:to sprain
忠誠:ちゅうせい:loyalty, allegiance
切れ味:きれあじ: sharpness
命を懸ける:いのちをかける:to put one’s life on the line
押し付ける:おしつける:to force, to push
正義感:せいぎかん: sense of justice
侮る:あなどる:to disdain, to make light of
買って出る:かってでる: to volunteer
撫でる:なでる:to brush gently, to stroke
多忙な:たぼう: busy
心酔:しんすい:adoration
助手:じょしゅ:helper
五体:ごたい:the whole body
失敬:しっけい:rudeness
都合のいい:つごうのいい:convenient
同行:どうこう:accompanying
湾曲:わんきょく:curve
櫓:やぐら:turret, watchtower
褒美:ほうび:reward
誓う:ちかう:to swear, to vow
ホタル:firefly
姉妹:しまい:sisters
絶え間ない:たえまない:incessantly, without pause
無茶な:むちゃ:absurd, rash
サボテン:cactus
たどり着く:たどりつく:to arrive somewhere after a long struggle
暇をつぶす:ひまをつぶす:to kill time
痺れ:しびれ:numbness
強引な:ごういん:overbearing, pushy
異変:いへん:unusual phenomenon
集:つどい:meeting, gather together
石工:いしく:stonemason
結晶:けっしょう:crystal, fruits of one’s labor
引き止める:ひきとめる:to detain, to restrain
仕切る:しきる:to partition; to take control/direct
歳未満:さいみまん:under … years of age
まさしく:surely, no doubt
命運:めいうん:fate, doom
存亡:そんぼう:life or death
慎む:つつしむ:be careful, be discreet
謙虚:けんきょ:modest
からくり:mechanism, machinery
退治:たいじ:extermination
臨界:りんかい:boundary, critical mass
決壊:けっかい:burst, breach
ひとたまりもない:helpless
鎮め:しずめ:controlling, suppressing, quelling
猛威:もうい:fury, power
手遅れ:ておくれ:being too late