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Daily Japanese #416

2014, February 28 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

孔雀 (くじゃく/kujaku)

-peafowl

Word of the day EX:

連鎖 (れんさ/rensa)

-chain; chaining; connection
-(genetic) linkage

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皮肉 (ひにく/hiniku)

-cynicism; irony

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Daily Japanese #415

2014, February 27 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

のろのろ (noronoro)

-slowly; sluggishly
-onomatopoeic

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鋸歯 (のこぎりば/nokogiriba)

-teeth of a saw; serration

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狂気 (きょうき/kyouki)

-madness; insanity

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Daily Japanese #414

2014, February 26 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

風潮 (ふうちょう/fuuchou)

-tide; current
-tendency

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省内 (しょうない/shounai)

-in the ministry; in the department

Word of the day EXX:

結束 (けっそく/kessoku)

-union; unity

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Daily Japanese #413

2014, February 25 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

口火 (くちび/kuchibi)

-fuse; spark plug; cause (of war); origin (of a quarrel)

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暑がり (あつがり/atsugari)

-(person) sensitive to heat

Word of the day EXX:

老後 (ろうご/rougo)

-old age

…The Youtube channel of Audrey, a Japanese comedian combi. All their videos are part of the “People who I would very much like to meet”.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ctvaudrey?feature=watch

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Daily Japanese #412

2014, February 24 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

竄する (ざんする/zansuru)

-to exile; to banish
-to revise the wording of a phrase

Word of the day EX:

パラパラ (parapara)

-falling in (large) drops; sprinkle; pattering; clattering; flipping through a book

Word of the day EXX:

罪名 (ざいめい/zaimei)

-name of a crime; charge

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Daily Japanese #411

2014, February 23 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

馬力 (ばりき/bariki)

-horse-power; HP

Word of the day EX:

構造改革 (こうぞうかいかく/kouzou kaikaku)

-restructuring

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横暴 (おうぼう/oubou)

-violence; oppression; high-handedness; tyranny; despotism

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Daily Japanese #410

2014, February 22 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

建材 (けんざい/kenzai)

-building material

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把握 (はあく/haaku)

-grasp; catch; understanding

Word of the day EXX:

人権 (じんけん/jinken)

-human rights; civil liberties

…At first it seems like a silly corner, but turns out to be a heart touching story. (笑)