Beginner Word of the Day – 蛸 [octopus]

Beginner Word of the Day – 蛸 [octopus]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Octopus

今日のことば
Word of the Day: July 13, 2018

noun | たこ


MEANING: octopus (tako)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

タコは、たこ焼きにすると美味しいです。

たこは、たこやきにするとおいしいです。
Octopus when made into dumplings is delicious.(tako wa, takoyaki ni suru to oishii desu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for octopus; takoyaki; when making; delicious]
VOCABULARY:
タコ octopus
は (topic marker pronounced “wa”)
たこ焼き 【たこやき】 takoyaki (dumplings made from octopus)
にする upon doing… と and; upon doing so
美味しい 【おいしい】 delicious

 

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octopus (tako) – download
Octopus when made into dumplings is delicious.(tako wa, takoyaki ni suru to oishii desu.) – download
 
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Beginner Word of the Day – 鹿 [deer]

Beginner Word of the Day – 鹿 [deer]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Deer

今日のことば
Word of the Day: July 12, 2018

鹿

noun | しか


MEANING: deer (shika)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

奈良では、鹿が放し飼いにされています。

ならでは、しかがはなしがいにされています。
In Nara, deer roam freely. (nara dewa, shika ga hanashigai ni sarete imasu.)

NOTES:
[as for in Nara; deer; kept free; are allowed] Nara was an ancient capital of Japan. There are over a thousand deer roaming freely on the streets.

VOCABULARY:
奈良 【なら】 Nara (city in Japan)
で at; は (topic particle pronounced “wa”)
鹿 【しか】 deer
が (particle usually marking subject)
放し飼い 【はなしがい】 kept free; let (the deer) run free; pasturing
に (particle indicating location or act of some action)
されています allowed

 

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In Nara, deer roam freely. (nara dewa, shika ga hanashigai ni sarete imasu.) – download

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