Beginner Word of the Day – 桃 [peach]

Beginner Word of the Day – 桃 [peach]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Peach
 

 

今日のことば
Word of the Day: October 30, 2018

noun | もも


 
MEANING: peach [momo]  
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

桃の花が咲きました。

もものはながさきました。
The peach flowers are blooming.(momo no hana ga sakimashita.)

 
NOTES:
[peach; flower; bloomed]  

VOCABULARY:
桃 【もも】 peach
花 【はな】 flower
咲きました 【さきました】 bloomed

 

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Makoto e-Zine #8 November 2018 Audio Files

Makoto e-Zine #8 November 2018 Audio Files


Issue #8
November 2018

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Frank introduces Obaasan to his friend, Sushi. He learns Sushi is actually something to eat. Frank is saddened by this unexpected turn of events

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NEW READER: Frank and the Obaasan & The Fountain of Youth
33 Pages

ž Laughs, Jokes, Riddles, and Puns
ž Prefecture Spotlight: Kumamoto
ž Etymology: Mizu ni Nagasou
ž Phrase of the Day: The Pen is Mightier than the Sword
ž Kanji Spotlight: JLPT N5 Kanji Numbers
ž Grammar Time! Plan To: yotei; tsumori
ž Frank and the Obaasan Reader, Grammatical Notes, Kanji Notes, and English Translation
ž The Fountain of Youth

5 Fun Anime Fighting Phrases in Japanese

5 Fun Anime Fighting Phrases in Japanese

5 Fun Anime Fighting Phrases in Japanese

Here are five kakkoii fighting phrases you might hear in anime Japanese or read in manga. Listen for them when you get to the fighting scenes.

Please note, all five of these can be rude–they are, after all, fighting words. Be careful how you use them, but saying them to your close Japanese friends could be fun.

Let’s get started with some Anime Fighting Phrases in Japanese

かかってこい!

Bring it on!

The かかって comes from a word that means “to start,” “to deal with,” “to handle.” こい is a somewhat rude command that means “come on!”


うけてたつ!

I accept your challenge!

When you are ready to take up the gauntlet, say, 「うけてたつ!」


まけるもんか!

I’ll never lose!

Said when things are not going well for the bad guy and he is about to lose. もん is an ender used for emphasis. もんか is used for creating rhetorical questions when the speaker actually believes the opposite is true. “Am I about to lose? No way!”


おぼえてろ!

I’ll get you for this!

The bad guy is lost and he knows it. He is in an embarrassing retreat, but to save face, he says to the victorious hero, 「おぼえてろ!」 Literally, this is “I’ll remember this.” It can mean, “You’ll be sorry!” or “You’ll regret this!” or “I’ll get even someday!”



ちくしょう!

Darn!

This is also pronounced ちきしょう. Literally, this means “livestock” or “beast.” When said when upset, however, it is a light curse. Dammit! Hang it all! Darn!


Anime fighting phrases
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kakattekoi
uketetatsu
makerumonka
oboetero
chikushou


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Beginner Word of the Day – 蟻 [ant]

Beginner Word of the Day – 蟻 [ant]

The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Ant
 

 

今日のことば
Word of the Day: October 05, 2018

noun | あり


 
MEANING: ant (ari)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

裏庭に蟻の巣ができました。

うらにわにありのすができました。
There is an ant hill in the backyard.(ura niwa ni ari no su ga dekimashita.)

 
NOTES:
[back yard; ant; nest; became]  

VOCABULARY:
裏庭 【うらにわ】 backyard
に at
蟻 【あり】 ant
巣 【す】 nest
できました constructed; became

 

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