The Japanese Page Word of The Day - Tanuki, Racoon Dog

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Word of the Day: August 16, 2018

noun | たぬき


MEANING: tanuki; raccoon dog (tanuki)
 
EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

たぬきは、人をばかすと言われています。

たぬきは、ひとをばかすといわれています。
It is said the tanuki tricks people.(tanuki wa, hito wo bakasu to iwareteimasu.)

 
NOTES:
[as for the raccoon; people; transform; it is said]  

VOCABULARY:
たぬき raccoon
は as for (particle marking the main topic)
人 【ひと】 people
を (marks the direct object)
ばかす bewitch; confuse; enchant
と言われています 【と いわれています】 it is said

 

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