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Daily Japanese #437

2014, March 23 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

ぽうっと (poutto)

-(onomatopoeic) shrill whistling sound
-reddening or brightening slightly
-rush of blood to the head

Word of the day EX:

まさかの時 (まさかのとき/masaki no toki)

-in time of need; for a rainy day; in case of emergency

Word of the day EXX:

睡魔 (すいま/suima)

-sleepiness; drowsiness

…There’s something enjoyable about watching people play games in Mandarin then slipping in the occasional Taiwanese.

http://www.twitch.tv/m3ep/profile

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Daily Japanese #432

2014, March 16 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

油断 (ゆだん/yudan)

-inattention; carelessness; unpreparedness

Word of the day EX:

真珠 (しんじゅ/shinju)

-pearl

Phrase of the day:

手当て (てあて/teate)

-allowance; compensation
-treatment; medical care

…I haven’t watched any mahjong videos in a while, and I guess this is a good way to kick it back off with the 麻雀最強戦2014 鉄人予選

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Daily Japanese #333

2013, December 8 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

不磨 (ふま/fuma)

-permanence; immortality

Word of the day EX:

痘痕 (あばた/abata)

-pockmark

Word of the day EXX:

蛇籠 (じゃかご/jakago)

-gabion
-A gabion is a cage, box, cylinder filled with rocks used in civil engineering

…Check out this documentary for Street Fighter from Capcom, produced by Area 5. Super interesting especially if you’re somewhat into fighting games.

Daily Japanese #272

2013, October 6 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

伝票 (でんぴょう/denpyou)

-chit; sales slip; voucher

Word of the day EX:

ろくに (rokuni)

-hardly; barely

Word of the day EXX:

縄 (なわ/nawa)

-rope; cord

…an interest article from the Nikkei newspaper talking about crowd funding with the recent successes of Little Witch Academia and Project Phoenix on Kickstarter.

http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNZO60104480U3A920C1H1EA00/

Daily Japanese #155

2013, June 11 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

愚痴 (ぐち/guchi)

-idle complaint; grumble

Word of the day EX:

討論 (とうろん/touron)

-debate; discussion

Word of the day EXX:

漫談 (まんだん/mandan)

-chat; desultory conversation

…Day zero of E3 hit, and all the major conferences were held. I think it’s rather safe to say that Sony has won this year, with shots fired against Microsoft’s used game policies and always online DRM. Also Sony released a hilarious video obviously poking fun at Microsoft’s Xbox One.

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Daily Japanese #92

2013, April 10 Leave a comment

Phrase of the day:

割を食う (わりをくう/wari wo kuu)

-to be put at a disadvantage
-to receive the short end of the stick

Word of the day:

肩透かし (かたすかし/katasukashi)

-dodging; parrying (questions)

Word of the day EX:

没頭 (ぼっとう/bottou)

-immersing oneself

…Everyone is Wakamoto buuuuurrraaaaa. With that said, I’m looking for episodes 21-24 of Tokyo Encounter.

Daily Japanese #58

2013, March 7 Leave a comment

4 character proverb of the day (四字熟語):

落花狼藉 (らっかろうぜき/rakka rouzeki)

-lit. petals falling violently
-running amuck; in shambles; committing violence on

Word of the day:

嗜む (たしなみ/tashinamu)

-to have a taste for; to be fond of
-to be modest or prudent

Word of the day EX:

琵琶 (びわ/biwa)

-biwa (Japanese lute)

…I’m Jackie Chan. This is my game.