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a Japanese language blog. vocabulary, grammar, and other resources for studying the language.

日本語のブログ。言語を勉強するための単語や文法や他のリソース。

range: intermediate to semi-advanced with beginner lessons sprinkled throughout.

artwork by Melissa B. Perry




Kanji Alive App

I found this awesome web-based app today called Kanji Alive. It’s really handy for learning and writing kanji, and it has a stroke order animation. You can look up kanji by their English meanings or by their on’yomi or kun’yomi readings. Kanji Alive App

Bible for Children (Japanese Version) Part 5

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Vocabulary

太陽 (たいよう、taiyou) - sun

月 (つき、tsuki) - moon

星 (ほし、hoshi) - star(s)

数える (かぞえる、kazoeru) - to count, to enumerate

ほど (程、hodo) - extent, limit

やってくる (yattekuru) - to come around

続きを読む…

Kanji Struggles

tokyo365:

It’s the worst when stroke order matters when looking up kanji. I think I was close though.

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Correction

I made a correction on Kanji: Week 4

気 is not river; it’s spirit. Sorry for the mistake!

ごめんなさい!

*stationery

Kanji: Week 5

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“As you read (in Japanese), think about the meaning.”
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Kozasa-sensei

(In other words, don’t just plow through Japanese. Be aware of meanings and words, try to understand what you’re reading).

Vocabulary: Week 15 「15週間の単語」

Nouns

頃 (ころ、koro) - time, period of time

所為 (せい、sei) - fault, reason, cause

  • 私の所為です。 It’s my fault.

関係 (かんけい、kankei) - relationship, connection, involvement

  • Kanji: お前が関係ないよ。
    Kana: おまえがかんけいないよ。
    English: It has nothing to do with you./It doesn’t concern you.

信頼 (しんらい、shinrai) - trust, confidence

割り切り (わりきり、warikiri) - clear solution

Adjectives

くだらない (kudaranai) - worthless, meaningless, ridiculous, nonsense

Verbs

放す (はなす、hanasu) - to set free, to let go

失敗する (しっぱいする、shippai suru) - to fail

Expressions

まさか (masaka) - no way!, never!, you don’t say!

気持ちが軽い (きもちがかるい、kimochi ga karui) - feel relieved

  • 気持ち (きもち、kimochi) means feeling or mood
  • 軽い (かるい、karui) is an i-adjective meaning light (in weight)
Church of the Light chapel of Ibaraki Kasugaoka Church in Japan. The chapel was designed by architect Tadao Ando.
word-stuck:

natsukashii 懐かしい (なつかしい)