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太鼓腹 Taiko Belly

太鼓腹
Taiko (Japanese drums) Belly

 

 


The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced
太鼓腹
tai ko bara
Taiko (Japanese drums) Belly

tai big, thick, become fat
ko courage, drums, beat
hara belly, stomach

 

太い futoi – fat, thick [B]
太鼓 tai ko – Taiko Japanese drums [B]
太陽 tai you – sun [B]
空腹 kuu fuku – hunger [A]
腹が立つ hara ga tatsu – angry [lit. stomach stands up] [I]

 

 

 

taikobara 太鼓腹
Many years of careful practice…

 


 

SUGGESTED USAGE:

ボブさんの太鼓腹での演奏はあまりにもすごいので、ウィーンでソロデビューしました。

bobu san no taikobara de no ensou wa amari ni mo sugoi node, wi-n de soro debyu- shimashita.

Bob’s performance on his taiko belly was so extraordinary, he made his debut as a soloist in Vienna.

 

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

趣味 shumi – hobby A common question at introductions
arrow ボブさん bobu san – (Mr.) Bob When a [Mr.] or [Mrs.] can be omitted in English, it probably cannot be omitted in Japanese. SAN can be used for both male and female.
arrow no – possessive
arrow – at, on, in, by The best way to get a feel for these particles is to read examples where they are used and notice how they are used.
arrow 演奏 en sou – performance
arrow あまりにも amari ni mo – was so… that…
arrow すごい sugoi – great! cool!
arrow ので node – because, therefore Notice the order: the first part gives reason for what comes after NODE
arrow ウィーン wi-n – Vienna Where else would Bob show off his extraordinary talent?
arrow ソロ soro – solo
arrow デビュー debyu- – debut
arrow しました shimashita – past tense


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