果たし状 letter of challenge (to fight)

果たし状

letter of challenge (to fight)



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

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果たし状
hatashi jou

letter of challenge (to fight)

ha (tashi) fruit, carry out, succeed

jou conditions, form




結果 kekka – result, consequences [B]

年賀状 nen ga jou – New Years card [I]
招待状 shou tai jou – invitation card [I]

A hard day’s work and this is what I get to calm my nerves?!


SUGGESTED USAGE:

何だ!近頃の果たし状は!!ピンクの紙とかレースの刺繍とか、けしからん!
nanda! chika goro no hatashijou wa!! pinku no kami toka re-su no shishuu toka keshikaran!

What?! Challenge letters nowadays, I tell you!! Pink paper, lace embroidery… This is unpardonable!

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

何だ nan da – Whats this?! used when surprised – kore wa nan desu ka. is What is this?

近頃 chika goro – recently, as of late another useful recently is saikin

ピンク pinku – pink, the color
kami – paper other kamis include: 髪 kami hair & 神 kami god / God
とか toka – such as… and … used when listing 2 or more examples

レース re-su – lace because in Japanese R and L are transliterated to the same katakana characters, re-su can also mean race
刺繍 shi shuu – embroidery
けしからん keshikaran – impertinent, shameful, unpardonable, inexcusable, outrageous, disgraceful Yes keshikaran can imply all these meanings!


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