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Daily Japanese #387

2014, January 30 Leave a comment

逸材 (いつざい/itsuzai)

-outstanding talent

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孤客 (こかく/kokaku)

-lone traveler

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連載 (れんさい/rensai)

-serialization; serial story

…This is the live action version of the manga series Freesia, about an alternate Japan in the midst of a war and where a Vengeance Act was passed which allowed families grieved by serious crimes to hire proxies to carry out revenge killings lawfully.
It’s a lot more interesting to read it and the live action movie just turns out to be like a splatter film and kind of ridiculous.

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Daily Japanese #298

2013, November 2 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

代筆 (だいひつ/daihitsu)

-amanuensis
-This is a word that I don’t even know in English. It means a person employed to write or type what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. It can also refer to someone who signs a document on the behalf of another person.

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書き役 (かきやく/kakiyaku)

-clerk; secretary; scribe

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恐慌 (きょうこう/kyoukou)

-panic; scare; consternation

…Since I haven’t recommended anything recently, I’ve just spent time reading this, 死神様に最期のお願いを, which was an amusing read from start to end but it was a shame that it seemed like the series was just cut by the publishers. I would have liked to seen an absolute resolution and extra side events.

http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/shinigami-sama-ni-saigo-no-onegai-wo-r77

Daily Japanese #195

2013, July 20 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

緩和 (かんわ/kanwa)

-relief; mitigation; alleviation; relaxation; softening

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金利 (きんり/kinri)

-interest
-interest rate

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摩擦 (まさつ/masatsu)

-friction; rubbing

…Why can’t we can’t commercials like this. It’s hilarious if you know about Doraemon.

Note: The BGM that plays is Kiseki by Greeeen.

Daily Japanese #184

2013, July 9 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

補給 (ほきゅう/hokyuu)

-supply; supplying; replenishment

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初老 (しょろう/shorou)

-past middle-aged, aging, age 40

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酷使 (こくし/kokushi)

-exploitation; overuse; abuse

…最近はまっている漫画、ドロヘドロ

http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/dorohedoro-r2379

Daily Japanese #181

2013, July 6 Leave a comment

Word of the day:

取り沙汰 (とりざた/torizata)

-current rumour; gossip

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発酵 (はっこう/hakkou)

-fermentation

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調味料 (ちょうみりょう/choumiryou)

-flavoring; seasoning

…今フォローしている漫画の一つ、ブレイクブレイド。

http://comic-meteor.jp/breakblade/

Daily Japanese #86

2013, April 4 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

風前の灯し火 (ふうぜんのともしび/fuuzen no tomoshibi)

-lit. a lamp’s fire before the wind
-precarious state; precarious situation
-when one is in the face of danger, where your life could end at any moment

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未完 (みかん/mikan)

-incomplete; unfinished

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藍褸 (ぼろ/boro)

-rag; scrap; tattered clothes; fault (esp. in a pretense); defect; run-down or junky

…A series that I have been reading since a while back, Sidonia no Kishi by Nihei Tsutomu who has done other great series’ such as Blame! and Biomega. All his stuff feel as if they could easily fit into the same universe, yet have vastly different stories to tell.

http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/sidonia-no-kishi-r1337

Daily Japanese #82

2013, April 1 Leave a comment

Proverb of the day:

一刻千金 (いっこくせんきん/ikkoku senkin)

-even a small moment can be worth 1000 gold.
-precious and fun times pass quickly, so hold them dearly.
-every moment is precious

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前進 (ぜんしん/zenshin)

-advance; move forward

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眉唾 (まゆつば/mayutsuba)

-fake; counterfeit

…and excellent manga series I marathoned through that deals with perspective of adolescence.

http://www.batoto.net/comic/_/comics/hohzuki-island-r573