Category Archives: Random Word Bank

Vocabs: VSA tweets (12th Mar to 10th May)

Some pick up vocabs from the tweets. 活躍 (かつやく, katsuyaku) 1. activity (esp. energetic); great efforts; conspicuous service 2. to flourish; to participate actively; to play an active role 取材 (しゅざい, Shuzai) 1. news coverage; collecting data (e.g. for an article); covering (something for media) 2. interview You often would hear this word on news programs. Like when the news… Read more »

Vocabs: Arashi Kirin 60s and 30s group CMs

For the 60s CM, that aired in 2014 Vocabs! Just two vocabs since it’s such a short video. 興味津々 (きょうみしんしん, kyoumi shinshin) PS: Typo earlier, it’s shinshin as per the hiragana 1. very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about) 興味 means curious, interest… and 津々 means overflowing, endless. Oh and if you’re wondering…… Read more »

Vocabs: VSA Tweets! (10th Feb to 5th Mar)

Vocabs – just two words this time… because there really isn’t much exciting vocab used 😛 要素 (ようそ, youso) 1. component; factor; item (e.g. in list) 2. element (e.g. in array); member (e.g. data structure) 加わる (くわわる, kuwawaru) 1. to be added to; to be appended 2. to join in (e.g. a group of friends); to participate 3. to increase… Read more »

Vocabs: AnShi 31st Jan 2015 edition

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As usual, all definitions are taken from http://beta.jisho.org/. (Please check the site for the full definition and details of each word/phrase. I’ve left details like whether the word is used as a noun or verb etc out)宿命 (しゅくめい, shukumei) 1. Fate; destiny; predestination. You hear this word quite a few times throughout the episode… not because they kept saying it,… Read more »

Vocabs: Arashi Sakura PV making

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Some pick up vocab from Arashi single, Sakura PV making. All definitions courtesy of http://jisho.org/ 花弁 (はなびら, hanabira) 1. (flower) petal. I knew flowers, stem, fruit, branch… but I never knew the word petals still Sakura came out! The making and the Music Station performances… I bet after watching this you’ll never forget the word ‘hanabira’! 楽勝 (らくしょう, rakushou) 1…. Read more »

Vocabs: Music Station Arashi Talk Cut 27th Feb 2015

引き続き (ひきつづき, hikitsuzuki) 1. Continuously; continually; without a break. 2. Next; then; after that. You hear this word right at the start! Arashi appearing on music station for two consecutive weeks! XD 見所 (みどころ. midokoro) 1. Point worthy of note; highlight (e.g. in a film); thing to note. 2. Good prospects for the future; promise. Another commonly used word! The… Read more »

Vocabs: News Zero Ichimen Cut 2nd Feb 2015

案内 (あんない, annai) 1. Information; guidance; leading. 2. To guide; to show (around); to conduct. You you watch News Zero, you will hear this word a lot. Actually even on their variety shows when you go visit/interview a place… and there’s a person guiding them around. This word will be used to say XXX person will be the guide. (well,… Read more »

Vocabs: Aiba’s new drama news article translation

Some vocabs from a news article translation I did, about Aiba’s new Getsuku drama Yokouso, Wagaya e Definitions from jisho.org Vocab list:飛躍 (ひやく, hiyaku) 1. Leaping; activity. 2. Leapfrog (over a problem); making a leap (e.g. in logic). 3. Making great strides; making rapid progress. 4. Emerging. 5. Becoming active; playing an active part. 回避 (かいひ, kaihi) 1. Evasion; avoidance…. Read more »

Vocabs: AnShi 1st Jan to 7th Feb tweets

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Definitions from jishop.org 作詞 (さくし, sakushi) 1. (writing) song lyrics. 授業 (じゅぎょう, jyugyou) 1. Lesson; class work; teaching; instruction. 開講 (かいこう, kaikou) 1. Holding a course (of lectures); offering a course. 2. Beginning a series of one’s lectures; starting a new course. 究極 (きゅうきょく, kyuu kyoku) 1. Ultimate; extreme; final; eventual. 引っ張りだこ (ひっぱりだこ, hipparidako) 1. Being very popular; being in… Read more »

Vocabs: VSA Kan-san tweets, 2nd Jan 2015 to 27th Jan 2015

Japanese words review: 豪華 (ごうか, gouka) 1. Wonderful; gorgeous; splendor; splendour; pomp; extravagance. If you have watched VSA, you should have heard this word. Or AnShi. It’s used so often, especially when talking about the guest. 監督 (かんとく, kantoku) 1. Supervision; control; superintendence; direction. 2. Director; superintendent; supervisor; coach; foreman; manager; overseer; controller; boss. You heard this quite often as… Read more »