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Archive for March 22nd, 2011

Japanese Word of the Day - badminton (noun)

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バドミントン (badominton) badminton (noun)

Watashi no kazoku wa maitoshi natsu ni naru to uraniwa de badominton o suru.
My family plays badminton in our back yard every summer.

badominton o suru
play badminton

uraniwa de no badominton
back yard badminton

badominton o suru
play badminton

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