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Japanese Culture Section


無敵の鉄人ボブは夏の小雨で錆びた。
muteki no tetsujin bobu wa, natsu no kosame de sabita.
Bob, the invincible Iron Man rusted in a light summer sprinkle.
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The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

鉄人
tetsu jin
Strong (Iron) Man

tetsu iron
jin man, person

地下鉄 chi ka tetsu – subway (not the restaurant!) [B]
鉄道 tetsu dou – rail road (iron road) [I]
大人 otona – adult [B]
火星人 ka sei jin – Martian [I]
外国人 gai koku jin – foreigner [B]

…And just out of warranty!


SUGGESTED USAGE:

無敵の鉄人ボブは夏の小雨で錆びた。
muteki no tetsujin bobu wa, natsu no kosame de sabita.
Bob, the invincible Iron Man rusted in a light summer sprinkle.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

無敵 mu teki – invincible, unrivaled (no enemies strong enough to challenge)

ボブ bobu – Bob (a tough sounding name like the Fonz)

natsu – summer
no – shows possession It was a light sprinkle OF the summer
小雨 ko same – light rain Another and perhaps an easier way would be to say, ‘karui ame’ (light rain)
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de – in He rusted because of being IN the rain
arrow 錆びた
sabita – rusted from sabiru

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