Beginner Word of the Day – ウサギ [rabbit]

Beginner Word of the Day – ウサギ [rabbit]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Rabbit

今日のことば
Word of the Day: July 19, 2018

ウサギ

noun | うさぎ


MEANING: rabbit (usagi)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

うさぎは、ぴょんぴょん跳ねます。

うさぎは、ぴょんぴょんはねます。
Rabbits hop around.(usagi wa, pyon pyon hanemasu.)

NOTES:
[as for rabbits; (sound of light hopping); hop]

VOCABULARY:
うさぎ rabbit
ぴょんぴょん lightly and repeatedly jumping (onomatopoeia)
跳ねます 【はねます】 jump

 

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Beginner Word of the Day – 虎 [tiger]

Beginner Word of the Day – 虎 [tiger]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Tiger

今日のことば
Word of the Day: July 18, 2018

noun | とら


MEANING: tiger (tora)

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

その寺には、虎の屏風がありました。

そのてらには、とらのびょうぶがありました。
In that temple, there is a folding screen with a painted tiger on it.(sono tera niwa, tora no byoubu ga arimashita.)

NOTES:
[that; temple; in; tiger; ‘s; folding screen; exists] To learn more about byoubu screens, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By%C5%8Dbu

VOCABULARY:
その that
寺 【てら】 temple
に at; は (topic marker pronounced “wa”)
虎 【とら】 tiger
の (possessive marker)
屏風 【びょうぶ】 folding screen
が (particle that often marks subject)
ありました existed; was

 

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tiger (tora) – download
In that temple, there is a folding screen with a painted tiger on it.(sono tera niwa, tora no byoubu ga arimashita.) – download

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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 when made into dumplings is delicious.(tako wa, takoyaki ni suru to oishii desu.) – download

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