Japanese Word of the Day - pinkie (noun)


22
Sep
2014

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小指 (こゆび) pinkie (noun)

人間の手の中で、小指が一番小さい。
にんげんのてのなかで、こゆびがいちばんちいさい。
The pinkie is the smallest finger on the human hand.

小さな小指
ちいさなこゆび
little pinkie

小指
こゆび
pinkie finger

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22
Sep
2014

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Japanese Word of the Day - television (noun)


21
Sep
2014

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テレビ (テレビ) television (noun)

テレビはエンターテイメントとニュースの優れた情報源だ。
テレビはエンターテイメントとニュースのすぐれたじょうほうげんだ。
Television is a great source of entertainment and news.

私は40インチの薄型テレビを買ったばかりです。
わたしはよんじゅうインチのうすがたテレビをかったばかりです。
I just bought a 40 inch flat screen television.

テレビは居間にあります。
テレビはいまにあります。
The television is in the living room.

ケーブルテレビ
ケーブルテレビ
cable television

カラーテレビ
カラーテレビ
color television

薄型テレビ
うすがたテレビ
flat screen television

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Japanese Word of the Day - hold a meeting (phrase)


20
Sep
2014

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会議を開く (かいぎをひらく) hold a meeting (phrase)

上司が会議を開いている。
じょうしがかいぎをひらいている。
The boss is holding a meeting.

毎日会議を開く必要はありません。
まいにちかいぎをひらくひつようはありません。
There is no need to hold a meeting every day.

午前十時に会議を開く
ごぜんじゅうじにかいぎをひらく
hold a meeting at 10 a.m.

会議を開く
かいぎをひらく
hold a meeting

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Japanese Word of the Day - seventeen (noun)


19
Sep
2014

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十七 (じゅうしち、じゅうなな) seventeen (noun)

彼は十七歳です。
かれはじゅうななさいです。
He is seventeen years old.

数字の十七が木に刻まれている。
すうじのじゅうなながきにきざまれている。
The number seventeen was carved into the wood.

十七音節
じゅうななおんせつ
seventeen syllables

数字の十七
すうじのじゅうなな
number seventeen

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Japanese Word of the Day - twenty-two (noun)


18
Sep
2014

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二十二 (にじゅうに) twenty-two (noun)

数字の二十二が地面に描いてある。
すうじのにじゅうにがじめんにかいてある。
The number twenty-two is painted on the ground.

数字の二十二
すうじのにじゅうに
number twenty-two

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Japanese Word of the Day - salary (noun)


17
Sep
2014

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給料 (きゅうりょう) salary (noun)

私は、毎月、小額の給料と歩合をもらう。
わたしは、まいつき、しょうがくのきゅうりょうとぶあいをもらう。
I receive a small salary plus commissions each month.

給料はいくらですか。
きゅうりょうはいくらですか。
How much is the salary?

現金支給の給料
げんきんしきゅうのきゅうりょう
cash salary

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Japanese Word of the Day - cocoa (noun)


16
Sep
2014

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ココア (ココア) cocoa (noun)

寒い冬の夜には暖かいココアに癒される。
さむいふゆのよるにはあたたかいココアにいやされる。
A warm cup of cocoa is comforting on a cold winter night.

私は、寒い冬の日にはホットココアを飲み、暑い夏の日にはアイスティーを飲みます。
わたしは、さむいふゆのひにはホットココアをのみ、あついなつのひにはアイスティーをのみます。
I drink hot cocoa on a cold winter’s day, and iced tea on hot summer days.

ホットココア
ホットココア
hot cocoa

一杯のホットココア
いっぱいのホットココア
cup of hot cocoa

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Japanese Word of the Day - radio (noun)


15
Sep
2014

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ラジオ (ラジオ) radio (noun)

仕事中、後ろでラジオが流れている。
しごとちゅう、うしろでラジオがながれている。
The radio is playing in the background while I work.

運転中、私は車のラジオをつけている。
うんてんちゅう、わたしはくるまのラジオをつけている。
My car radio keeps me company on the road.

ラジオ番組上位40位
ラジオばんぐみじょういよんじゅうい
Top 40 radio

車のラジオ
くるまのラジオ
car radio

黄色い携帯ラジオ
きいろいけいたいラジオ
yellow portable radio

携帯ラジオ
けいたいラジオ
portable radio

ラジオのニュース番組
ラジオのニュースばんぐみ
news radio

ラジオ放送局
ラジオほうそうきょく
radio station

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Japanese Word of the Day - cold (noun)


14
Sep
2014

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風邪 (かぜ) cold (noun)

一週間風邪をひいているが、まだ良くならない。
いっしゅうかんかぜをひいているが、まだよくならない。
I’ve had a cold for one week, and I still haven’t got better.

風邪をひく
かぜをひく
catch a cold

ふつうの風邪
ふつうのかぜ
common cold

ひどい風邪
ひどいかぜ
bad cold

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