Beginner Word of the Day – 狸 [tanuki; raccoon dog]

Beginner Word of the Day – 狸 [tanuki; raccoon dog]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Tanuki, Racoon Dog

今日のことば
Word of the Day: August 16, 2018

noun | たぬき


MEANING: tanuki; raccoon dog (tanuki)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

たぬきは、人をばかすと言われています。

たぬきは、ひとをばかすといわれています。
It is said the tanuki tricks people.(tanuki wa, hito wo bakasu to iwareteimasu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for the raccoon; people; transform; it is said]  

VOCABULARY:
たぬき raccoon
は as for (particle marking the main topic)
人 【ひと】 people
を (marks the direct object)
ばかす bewitch; confuse; enchant
と言われています 【と いわれています】 it is said

 

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Beginner Word of the Day – ロバ [donkey]

Beginner Word of the Day – ロバ [donkey]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Donkey

今日のことば
Word of the Day: August 15, 2018

ロバ

noun | ろば


MEANING: donkey (roba)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

ロバは、意外と頭がいい動物です。

ろばは、いがいとあたまがいいどうぶつです。
Donkeys are surprising smart animals.(roba wa, igai to atama ga ii doubutsu desu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for donkeys; unexpectedly; head; good; animal]  

VOCABULARY:
ロバ donkey
は as for (particle marking the main topic)
意外と 【いがいと】 unexpectedly; it might surprise you to know…
頭がいい 【あたまがいい】 smart
動物 【どうぶつ】 animals
です to be; to have [copula]

 

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Beginner Word of the Day – 鶴 [crane (bird)]

Beginner Word of the Day – 鶴 [crane (bird)]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Crane (Bird)

今日のことば
Word of the Day: August 14, 2018

noun | つる


MEANING: crane (tsuru)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

つるは、日本の国鳥です。

つるは、にほんのこくちょうです。
The crane is Japan’s national bird.(tsuru wa, nihon no kokuchou desu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for cranes; Japan’s; national bird]  

VOCABULARY:
つる crane (bird)
は as for (particle marking the main topic)
日本 【にほん】 Japan
の (shows possessive)
国鳥 【こくちょう】 national bird
です to be; to have [copula]

 

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The crane is Japan’s national bird.(tsuru wa, nihon no kokuchou desu.) – download
 
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