"Man who has sex with many women". Used by Ayumi to describe Masa (Mark).
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
nekojita (ねこじた): cat's tongue
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
oaji no ho wa do desu ka (おあじのほはどですか): how does it taste?
I was asked this at U-zen regarding my bento box. The use of "no ho" is confusing to me here.
Very polite, asked by persons preparing the meal
Monday, November 19, 2012
kimochii (きもちいい): good feeling
Sunday, November 11, 2012
mimi + ate (みみあて): ear warmers
Another good example of a hard word that makes a lot of sense when broken down into kanji
verb stem + mono
Sensei thought us that the objects of a verb can be called by the verb stem + mono. For example, kaimasu (shopping/buy) makes kaimono, tabemasu makes tabemono, etc. At the same time, you can figure out that wearing a kimono is kimasu.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
kushi ire (くしいれ): skewer container
Little container in which to put used yakitori skewers
Friday, November 9, 2012
Kanji stroke order guide
atashi (あたし): poor girl's watashi
From Yuko: "You only hear in old tv shows about farmers life or samurai's old girlfriend from back home etc. It is definitely a blue collar word. So SSG guys, especially Ayumu, will love it.
"Asha onaka ga suitan dayooooo "
Monday, November 5, 2012
kochira (こちら): more Japanese demonstratives
re: object (kore, sore, etc)
no: when specifying noun (kono, sono, etc)
ko: location/place (koko, doko, etc)
nna: to describe the type of object (new!)
chira: direction (new!)
|Japanese demonstratives (edit)|
** regular (long vowel)
Sunday, November 4, 2012
shitsurei shimasu (しつれいします): I am impolite
Sunday, October 28, 2012
uchiwa (うちわ): hand fan (rounded)
Plastic fan like the ones they use at Shin-Sen-Gumi to fan the charcoal
Sensu: fan that opens up
Senpuku: electric fan
keisatsu (けいさつ): police
The po-po in nihongo.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
koibito (こいびと): new lovers
Michael and Karise are new lovers
Thursday, October 4, 2012
bochi-bochi (ぼちぼち): so-so (Kansai dialect)
From Kansai Dialect page on Wikipedia
yoi no kuchi (よいのくち): the time right after the sun has set
kangaeru (かんがえる): to think, to consider
- to think, to have the idea
- to think about, to consider
Monday, October 1, 2012
te + fukuro (てぶくろ): hand + bag = gloves
fukuro: sack, pouch, bag
Sunday, September 9, 2012
kankiwamaru (かんきわまる): to be overcome with emotions
Ayumu's mom's friend taught me this one when Shigeta got emotional during his speech after the festival.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
zenbu (ぜんぶ): everything
Sunday, August 19, 2012
gomi (ごみ): garbage
gomi-bako: trash can
Thursday, August 16, 2012
usagi (うさぎ): rabbit
Sunday, August 12, 2012
jisaboke (じさぼけ): jet-lag
Monday, August 6, 2012
tsure shoben (つれしょうべん): going off to urinate together
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
onibaba (おにばば): old woman demon
baba: old woman
Thursday, July 19, 2012
chirori (ちろり): aluminium sake pitcher
(this item on rakuten)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
ikutsu (いくつ): how many; how old
ex: imouto-san wa ikutsu desu ka.
oikutsu desu ka. (instead of nansai desu ka)
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Kana stroke order and direction
KoSoADo — How to say ‘this’ in Japanese
[ko | so | a | do] + [re | ko | chira | no | nna | u | itsu | ...?]
That's 28 new words!
Monday, July 2, 2012
koitsu, soitsu and aitsu
Koitsu: this person
Soitsu: that person
Aitsu: that person over there (person in sight but relatively far, or someone not in sight but familiar to both the speaker and listener)
This is supposed to be crude vocabulary according to my dictionary.
. RU/U verbs: is there a way to determine which is which when a verb ends with RU. I have learned that:
-ARU, -ORU, -URU endings: ALWAYS "U" verb.
-IRU, -ERU: OFTEN (greater %) "RU" verb.
Not necessarily a perfect answer, but it helps with figuring out "U" verbs "on the fly".
. "I" adjectives can usually be converted to adverbs by replacing the last I with KU: OSOI (late) becomes OSOKU.
ex: Osoi desu (it's late) vs. osoku nomimasu (drinking late)
. "nani" becomes "nan" in before d, t and n.