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TV Show: Aiba Manabu, a short introduction

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Aiba Manabu (相葉マナブ) is a variety show hosted by Aiba Masaki. The show is produced by TV Asahi, and it started on the 21st of April, 2013. It’s a 30 minute show that airs from 6 pm to 6:30 pm every Sunday. Manabu, or 学ぶ, means to learn. And that is precisely what the show is about. Aiba learns about… Read more »

Vocabs: Bugs and Insects 3

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虫螻 (むしけら, mushikera) – worm; insect 回虫 (かいちゅう, kaichuu) – roundworm  蚯蚓 (みみず, mimizu) – earthworm 百足 (むかで, mukade) – centipede 馬陸 (やすで, yasude) – millipede 蝿 (はえ, hae) – fly 蛾 (が, ga) – moth 猩猩蠅 (しょうじょうばえ, shoijyoi hae) – fruit fly (any insect of family Drosophilidae); vinegar fly; pomace fly; banana fly 蛆虫 (うじむし, ujimushi) – maggot 水黽 (あめんぼ, amenbo) – pond… Read more »

Vocabs: Bugs and Insects 2

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Back with more bugs and insects! Check out part 1 and part 3 as well! 飛蝗 (ばった, batta) – grasshopper 蝶 (ちょう, chou) – butterfly 芋虫 (いもむし, imo mushi) – hornworm (caterpillar of a hawk moth); (hairless) caterpillar 裸虫 (はだかむし, hadaka mushi) – caterpillar (esp. hairless) 毛虫 (けむし, kemushi) – hairy caterpillar; woolly bear 油虫 (あぶらむし, aburamushi) – aphid 蟋蟀 (こおろぎ, koorogi) – cricket… Read more »

Blog: Vacation in the Philippines!

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Hi everyone! Greetings from Philippines! Here I am, with Jheili and Octavia, the other two authors on this site in the Philippines. It’s a trip that we’ve planned for a long time, and it’s been really exciting to meet the girls for the first time. The beach, the sea, and the food! It’s been crazy fun chatting with the girls,… Read more »

Vocabs: Bugs and Insects 1

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虫 (むし, mushi) – insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm 昆虫 (こんちゅう, konchuu) – insect; bug 蟻 (あり, ari) – ant 白蟻 (しろあり, shiroari) – termite; white ant 蜚蠊 (ごきぶり, gokiburi) – cockroach てんとう虫 (てんとうむし, tentou mushi) – ladybug; ladybird 蜂 (はち, hachi) – bee; wasp; hornet 蛍 (ほたる, hotaru) – firefly; lightning bug; glowworm 甲虫 (かぶとむし, kabutomushi) – rhinoceros beetle 蜻蛉 (とんぼ, tonbo) – dragonfly; damselfly… Read more »

Vocabs: Animals Part 3

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縞馬 (しまうま, shimauma) – zebra ゼブラ (zebura) – zebra 箆鹿 (へらじか, berajika) – moose (Alces alces); elk 大鹿 (おおじか, oojika) – 1. large deer 2. moose; elk; red deer ムース (muusu) – moose ライオン (raion) – lion チンパンジー (chinpanji) – chimpanzee 黒猩々(くろしょうじょう, kuroshoujyou) – chimpanzee 猩々 (しょうじょう, shoujyou) – orangutan ゴリラ (gorira) – gorilla 亀 (かめ, kame) – tortoise カンガルー (kangaruu) – kangaroo 孔雀… Read more »

Reading: Mini Conversations 2

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Two short conversations, with parallel English text. 田中たなか:ポールさん、おはよう! Tanaka: Paul-san, morning! ポール:田中さん、おはようございます。 Paul: Tanaka-san, good morning. 田中:もうすぐ夏なつ休やすみですね。 Tanaka: The summer break is coming really soon yeah? ポール:そうですね。 Paul: Indeed. 田中:ポールさんの夏休みなにしますか? Tanaka: Paul-san, what will you do during the summer break? ポール:私わたしは家族かぞくと一緒いっしょに旅行りょこう行いきます。 Paul: I will go on a vacation with my family. 田中:いいなぁ!どこへ?海外かいがい? Tanaka: That’s nice! Where to? Overseas? ポール:はい、オーストラリアで。 Paul:… Read more »

TV Show/Vocabs: Ninosan 3rd & 10th May 2015

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So I’ll like to do a brief review on two episodes of Ninosan. Why two episodes in one post? Because of the format of the show. It’s one theme every two weeks, with the second week being a direct continuation of the first. Read an introduction of the show here. Anyway, the show this time is about behind the scenes… Read more »