The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Cicada
 

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Word of the Day: August 09, 2018

noun | せみ


MEANING: cicada; locust (semi)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

外では、蝉が鳴いてうるさいくらいです。

そとでは、せみがないてうるさいくらいです。
Outside, the cicada are very loud.(soto dewa, semi ga naite urusai kurai desu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for outside; cicada; crying; too loud]  

VOCABULARY:
外 【そと】 outside
では as for (outside)
蝉 【せみ】 cicada; locust
が [particle that usually marks the subject] 鳴いて 【ないて】 cry; sing
うるさい noisy; loud
くらい degree; extent
です to be; to have [copula]

 

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