Beginner Word of the Day – 鶏 [chicken]

Beginner Word of the Day – 鶏 [chicken]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Chicken

今日のことば
Word of the Day: June 21, 2018

noun | にわとり


MEANING: chicken (niwatori)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

にわとりが、朝一番にコケコッコーと鳴きました。

にわとりが、あさいちばんにこけこっこーとなきました。
The chicken (rooster) crowed first thing in the morning. (niwatori ga, asa ichiban kokekokko- to nakimashita.)

NOTES:
[the chicken; morning; first at; crow; sounded]

VOCABULARY:

にわとり chicken
が (particle that usually marks the subject)
朝一番 【あさいちばん】 first in the morning
コケコッコー cock-a-doodle-doo
と (quotation marker)
鳴きました 【なきました】 sang

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Beginner Word of the Day – 魚 [fish]

Beginner Word of the Day – 魚 [fish]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Fish

今日のことば
Word of the Day: June 20, 2018

noun | さかな


MEANING: fish

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

その川には、たくさんの魚が泳いでいました。

そのかわには、たくさんのさかながおよいでいました。
There were a lot of fish swimming in that river. (sono kawa ni wa, takusan no sakana ga oide imashita.)

 

NOTES:

[as for in that river; many; fish; swam]
VOCABULARY:

その that
川 【かわ】 river
に in
は (topic marker)
たくさん many
魚 【さかな】 fish
泳いでいました 【およいでいました】 swam

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