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Vocabs: Days of the Week

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週 (しゅう, shuu) – week 月曜日 (げつようび, getsuyoubi) – Monday 火曜日 (かようび, kayoubi) – Tuesday 水曜日 (すいようび, suiyoubi) – Wednesday 木曜日 (もくようび, mokuyoubi) – Thursday 金曜日 (きんようび, kinyoubi) – Friday 土曜日 (どようび, doyoubi) – Saturday 日曜日 (にちようび, nichiyoubi) – Sunday 平日 (へいじつ, heijitsu) – weekday; normal day (not holiday) 週末 (しゅうまつ, shuumatsu) – weekend

Vocabs: Parts of the Body – Organs

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A list of the organs inside our body. 器官 (きかん, kikan) – organ (of body, plant, etc.) 脳 (のう, nou) – brain 心臓 (しんぞう, shinzou) – heart 肝臓 (かんぞう, kanzou) – liver 腎臓 (じんぞう, jinzou) – kidney 肺 (はい, hai) – lung 胃 (い, i) – stomach 腸 (ちょう, chou) – guts; bowels; intestines 大腸 (だいちょう, daichou) – large intestine;… Read more »

Vocabs: Parts of the body

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A list of vocabulary of the parts of the body. 頭 (あたま, atama) – head This word has multiple meanings, it can also mean brain, start or top. Examples: The phrase 頭が良い (atama ga ii) literally good brain, is used to mean smart. When someone says “頭からやってください (atama kara yatte kudasai)”, chances are they aren’t asking you to do something… Read more »

Vocabs: Animals Part 2

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Here’s another 10 more common animals in Japanese. See Part 1 here, and check out Part 3 too! Some on the animal names can be written in kanji, however the kanji is less often used. Thus, the kanji of those words are in the brackets, rather then the usual way round of putting the hiragana in the brackets. 羊 (ひつじ,… Read more »

Vocabs: What’s the weather today?

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As all three girls here are fans of Jpop idols Arashi (literally storm in Japanese), what better way then to learn about Japanese terms for weather? This idea came about during the shiritori game. I think the was Saori? who said the word ‘arare’ and I had no idea what it was. Turns out that it’s hail/hailstones. Ahhh! So I’ve… Read more »

Vocabs: Animals Part 1

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Hurrah! The first content post on Nihongo Manabu! Today I’d like to talk about… animals! Here’s a list of 10 commonly heard animals in Japanese. 猫 (ねこ, neko) – cat 犬 (いぬ, inu) – dog 豚 (ぶた, buta) – pig 牛 (うし, ushi) – cow 熊 (くま, kuma) – bear 鳥 (とり , tori) – bird 兎 (うさぎ, usagi) – rabbit… Read more »