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Daily Japanese #451

2014, April 5 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

歩行者天国 (ほこうしゃてんごく/hokousha tengoku)

-pedestrian mall; car-free mall
-lit. pedestrian paradise

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無秩序 (むちつじょ/muchitsujo)

-disorder; chaos; confusion

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神話 (しんわ/shinwa)

-myth; legend

…My grandfather surprising looks over me a lot… Maybe it’s because I brought him back two bottles of sake from Saijo? w

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Daily Japanese #428

2014, March 12 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

酒蔵 (さかぐら/sakagura)

-sake brewery
-wine cellar
-bar; bar room

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偽りもの (いつわりもの/itsuwarimono)

-impostor; liar

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横の物を縦にもしない (よこのものをたてにもしない/yokonomono wo tate nimo shinai)

-too lazy to do anything
-lit. something sideways that won’t even stand up

…I look forward to visiting several sake breweries in Japan. Starting in Saijo.

http://saijosake.com/

Daily Japanese #406

2014, February 18 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

公示 (こうじ/kouji)

-edict; public announcement

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古物 (ふるもの/furumono)

-antique; old article; secondhand goods

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科罰 (かばつ/kabatsu)

-punishment; discipline

…Rated as one of the best kaitenzushi in Japan, まいもん寿司 in 金沢

http://tabelog.com/ishikawa/A1701/A170101/17000162/

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Daily Japanese #361

2014, January 4 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

喝上げ (かつあげ/katsuage)

-extortion of money or goods (e.g. from a lower year student); shakedown

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常用 (じょうよう/jouyou)

-habitual use; daily use

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天然記念物 (てんねんきねんぶつ/tennen kinenbutsu)

-natural monument
-protected species (animal, habitat, etc.)

…Also part of the food series, a place in Asakusa, Tokyo called Juuwata.

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1311/A131102/13003672/

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Daily Japanese #352

2013, December 26 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

櫓 (やぐら/yagura)

-turret; watchtower
-high wooden stage; scaffolding
-wooden frame (of a kotatsu)
-weapons storehouse (archaism)

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堀 (ほり/hori)

-moat; fosse
-canal; ditch

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ぱりぱり (paripari)

-crispy
-first-class

…The place is called Yaguratei and their special menu item is a very spicy ramen aptly named “宇宙一辛いらーめん”

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1318/A131807/13006609/

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Daily Japanese #349

2013, December 23 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

天涯 (てんがい/tengai)

-horizon; distant land; skyline; heavenly shores; remote region

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爬虫 (ばちゅう/hachuu)

-reptile

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発注 (はっちゅう/hacchuu)

-ordering (materials); placing an order; order

…Another place in the list of shops I want to eat at. A Shanghai style wonton shop.

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1315/A131503/13090362/

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Daily Japanese #295

2013, October 30 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

改名 (かいめい/kaimei)

-name change

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廉潔 (れんけつ/renketsu)

-honest; incorruptible; integrity

Word of the day EXX:

遮光 (しゃこう/shakou)

-shade; darken
-curtain

…Since I haven’t introduced any food recently, here’s a fairly well known ramen place called ラーメン二郎 which is known for their huge portions. Most people can only finish half the amount of a small size, and even then you can ask for how much vegetables to go on top. Definitely going to be a must eat.

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1314/A131402/13006051/