Japanese Word of the Day - small (i-adjective)


27
Apr
2015

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小さい (ちいさい) small (i-adjective)

とても小さいハンバーガーがスプーンにのっている。
とてもちいさいハンバーガーがスプーンにのっている。
There is a very small hamburger on the spoon.

このセーターは、小さすぎます。
このセーターは、ちいさすぎます。
This sweater’s too small.

小さい問題が大きい問題になることがある。
ちいさいもんだいがおおきいもんだいになることがある。
Small problems can become big problems.

その車は小さいが、とても馬力がある。
そのくるまはちいさいが、とてもばりきがある。
The car is small, but it’s very powerful.

とても小さい
とてもちいさい
very small

小さすぎる
ちいさすぎる
too small

小さいひよこ
ちいさいひよこ
small chick

小さいサイズ
ちいさいサイズ
small size

小さい車
ちいさいくるま
small car

小さいミス
ちいさいミス
small mistake

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Japanese Word of the Day - lamb (noun)


26
Apr
2015

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ラム肉 (ラムにく) lamb (noun)

ラムは最高においしいです。
ラムはさいこうにおいしいです。
Lamb is extremely delicious.

ラムのあばら肉
ラムのあばらにく
rack of lamb

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Japanese Word of the Day - China (noun)


25
Apr
2015

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中国 (ちゅうごく) China (noun)

中国は、地球で人口が最大の国です。
ちゅうごくは、ちきゅうでじんこうがさいだいのくにです。
China is the largest country on Earth by population.

中国の地図
ちゅうごくのちず
map of China

中国本土
ちゅうごくほんど
mainland China

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Japanese Word of the Day - Italy (proper noun)


24
Apr
2015

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イタリア (イタリア) Italy (proper noun)

古代ローマ帝国の中心は、現在のイタリアだ。
こだいローマていこくのちゅうしんは、げんざいのイタリアだ。
The heart of the ancient Roman empire was modern-day Italy.

イタリアの地図
イタリアのちず
map of Italy

イタリアのローマ
イタリアのローマ
Rome, Italy

イタリアの二十五の地域
イタリアのにじゅうごのちいき
25 Regions of Italy

イタリアの各地域
イタリアのかくちいき
regions of Italy

ファシスト政権下のイタリア
ファシストせいけんかのイタリア
Fascist Italy

イタリアの首相
イタリアのしゅしょう
Prime Minister of Italy

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Japanese Word of the Day - ceremony (noun)


23
Apr
2015

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式 (しき) ceremony (noun)

校長が、卒業式で話しをした。
こうちょうが、そつぎょうしきではなしをした。
The president spoke at our graduation ceremony.

結婚式
けっこんしき
wedding ceremony

葬式
そうしき
funeral ceremony

卒業式
そつぎょうしき
graduation ceremony

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Japanese Word of the Day - swimsuit (noun)


22
Apr
2015

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水着 (みずぎ) swimsuit (noun)

ビーチで水着を着るつもりだ。
ビーチでみずぎをきるつもりだ。
I am going to wear my swimsuit at the beach.

その女性は水着を着ている。
そのじょせいはみずぎをきている。
The woman is wearing a swimsuit.

白い水着
しろいみずぎ
white swimsuit

つなぎの水着
つなぎのみずぎ
one piece swimsuit

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Japanese Word of the Day - giraffe (noun)


21
Apr
2015

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キリン (キリン) giraffe (noun)

キリンは首が長い。
キリンはくびがながい。
Giraffes have long necks.

キリンが、動物園で木の葉っぱを食べている。
キリンが、どうぶつえんできのはっぱをたべている。
The giraffes are eating leaves from a tree in a zoo.

動物園で、来園者がキリンを見ている。
どうぶつえんで、らいえんしゃがキリンをみている。
The zoo visitors are watching the giraffe.

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Apr
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Japanese Word of the Day - pig (noun)


19
Apr
2015

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豚 (ぶた) pig (noun)

お母さん豚が、子豚たちに乳をあげている。
おかあさんぶたが、こぶたたちにちちをあげている。
The mother is nursing the piglets.

豚が子豚に乳をあげている。
ぶたがこぶたにちちをあげている。
The pig is nursing the piglets.

豚達が太陽の下で休んでいます。
ぶたたちがたいようのしたでやすんでいます。
The pigs are resting in the sun.

豚は頭のいい動物だ。
ぶたはあたまのいいどうぶつだ。
Pigs are intelligent animals.

その豚は昨日、六匹の子豚を産んだ。
そのぶたはきのう、ろっぴきのこぶたをうんだ。
The pig gave birth to six piglets yesterday.

豚小屋にいるピンクの豚
ぶたごやにいるピンクのぶた
pink pig inside pig-pen

太った豚
ふとったぶた
fat pig

ピンクの豚
ピンクのぶた
pink pig

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Japanese Word of the Day - nighttime (noun)


18
Apr
2015

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夜 (よる) nighttime (noun)

もう夜です。
もうよるです。
It’s already nighttime.

街の夜の景色
まちのよるのけしき
nighttime view of the city

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