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Daily Japanese #80

2013, March 31 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

能ある鷹は爪を隠す (のうあるたかはつめをかくす/nouaru taka wa tsume wo kakusu)

-lit. a wise hawk will hide it’s talons
-someone with great power will not recklessly show off, but rather only use it when necessary.

Word of the day:

オートバイ (o-tobai)

-motorcycle (wasei: auto-bike)

Word of the day EX:

烙印 (らくいん/rakuin)

-mark; brand; stigma

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Daily Japanese #81

2013, March 30 Leave a comment

Phrase of the day:

不落の城 (ふらくのしろ/furaku no shiro)

-impregnable castle

Word of the day:

軋む (きしむ/kishimu)

-to jar; to creak; to grate

Word of the day EX:

嚥下 (えんか/enka)

-(act of) swalling; deglutition

…Recently finished reading Ciguatera, an interesting SoL story.

http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/ciguatera-r2342

Daily Japanese #80

2013, March 29 Leave a comment

Term of the day:

ぞろ目 (ぞろめ/zorome)

-matching dice; doublets
-bet on two horses in the same bracket
-repeating digit number (repdigit) ie. 777, 888 etc.

Word of the day:

石鹸 (せっけん/sekken)

-soap

Word of the day EX:

咀嚼 (そしゃく/soshaku)

-chewing; mastication
-digestion; assimilation

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Daily Japanese #79

2013, March 28 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

月下氷人 (げっかひょうじん/gekkahyoujin)

-matchmaker; go-between; cupid

Word of the day:

靡く (なびく/nabiku)

-bend; yield to

Word of the day EX:

拵える (こしらえる/koshiraeru)

-to make; to manufacture

…great series of animated shorts, Peeping Life-World. This particular series goes through events in history.

Daily Japanese #78

2013, March 27 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

登竜門 (とうりゅうもん/touryuumon)

-the tough gateway to success in life, a trial that will influence your fate
-the gateway to success, opening to honours

Word of the day:

稀 (まれ/mare)

-rare

Word of the day EX:

鶯 (うぐいす/uguisu)

-nightingale

…well it was fun while it lasted, Darien “back it up” Long loses his job on 31st March.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KickAssMallCop

Daily Japanese #77

2013, March 26 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

聾の早耳 (つんぼのはやみみ/tsunbo no hayamimi)

-lit. keen hearing of a deaf person
-for persons who are of hard hearing, they can make as if not being to hear inconvenient things, but when undesirable things are said they hear well.
-in other words, even though one is unable to hear, they pretend to be able to and jump to conclusions.

Word of the day:

娶る (めとる/metoru)

-to take a wife

Word of the day EX:

檸檬 (れもん/remon)

-lemon

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Daily Japanese #76

2013, March 25 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

嚢中の錐 (のうちゅうのきり/nouchuu no kiri)

-lit. a drill in a bag (will always poke through)
-A talented person will naturally appear at the top, as a drill in a bag will always poke through.

Word of the day:

沁みる (しみる/shimiru)

-to pierce (one’s heart)
-to soak

Word of the day EX

跛 (びっこ/bikko)

-lameness; cripple (sensitive language)
-mismatched pair (of shoes etc.)
-claudication

…Live stream channel of Yusuke Murata of Eyeshield 21 and One-Punch Man fame.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nebu-kuro1