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Vocabs: Jun’s jweb blog Enjoy Vol. 146

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So Jun updated his jweb blog today! Just going to highlight a few kanji from his (short) blog post. 花粉 (かふん, kafun) – pollen Not used in the post… But since Jun was talking about pollen flying all over the place, then it makes sense to introduce the next word: 花粉症 (かふんしょう, kafunshou) – hay fever; pollinosis (allergy to pollen) 歌舞伎座 (かぶきざ,… Read more »

Vocabs: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen with Uchimura Kohei – News Zero 8th Feb 2016

As usual, I will put up a list of some interesting vocabulary used in the Ichimen segment reviewed. If you are looking for the review, it’s over here. 体操 (たいそう, taisou) – gymnastics; physical exercises; calisthenics In this Ichimen, they are talking about the gymnast, Uchimura Kohei. 鉄棒 (てつぼう, tetsubou) 1. iron rod; iron bar; iron club 2. horizontal bar (gymnastics)… Read more »

Vocabulary: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 18 Jan 2016

Precautions to prevent slips

Here are some noteworthy vocabulary from the 18th Jan 2016 news zero ichimen segment. You can read a review I did of the segment here. 降雪 (こうせつ, kousetsu) – snowfall; snow 路面 (ろめん, romen) – road surface 数日 (すうじつ, suujitsu) – few days 数日間 (すうじつかん, suujitsukan) – several day period 当日 (とうじつ, toujitsu) – appointed day; very day 翌日 (よくじつ, yokujitsu)… Read more »

Review: Sakurai Sho’s Ichimen – News Zero 11 Jan 2016

Sakurai Sho newscaster

Hi! Today I’d like to do a little review of Sho’s Ichimen corner. I’m just catching up to watching their shows from last year, hence the reason why this review is from an episode that aired so long ago… But it’s interesting anyway. For those of you who don’t know, Ichimen (一面) actually means “one aspect” or “one side”. It’s… Read more »

Say What? Snakes and Prawns

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Ebi and Hebi, prawn and snake

Introducing a new segment on Nihongo Manabu! Say What? aims to discuss words and phrases that are easily confused. In this first post, let’s talk about two fairly similar sounding words, へび (hebi) and えび (ebi). The two words might sound similar, and they do indeed both refer to a type of animal, they couldn’t have more different meanings. While you… Read more »

Vocabs: Travel

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This week we’ll explore some travel related vocabulary! Modes of transportation will not be covered in this post, please refer to my Types of Transport post instead. 旅行 (りょこう, ryokou) – travel; trip 旅 (たび, tabi) – travel; trip; journey ツアー (tsuaa) – tour 観光旅行 (かんこうりょこう, kankouryokou) – (sightseeing) tour ガイド (gaito) – guide; tour guide; conductor; guiding; leading ツアーガイド (tsuaagaito) – tour… Read more »

Vocabs: Occupations 3

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This week, we’ll continue our exploration of various occupations in Japanese. 料理人 (りょうりにん, ryouriin) – cook; chef 給仕 (きゅうじ, kyuuji) 1. waiting on a table; serving (at dinner) 2. waiter; waitress; waitperson; server; cabin boy; bellboy; page; pageboy 3. office boy; office girl ウェイター (ueitaa) – waiter ベルボーイ (berubooi) – bellboy ポーター (pootaa) – porter 弁護士 (べんごし, bengoshi) – lawyer;… Read more »

Vocabs: Occupations Part 2

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We’ll continue our exploration of how various occupations are called in Japanese. 写真家 (しゃしんか, shashinka) – Photographer カメラマン (kameraman) – cameraman; photographer; cinematographer 画家 (がか, gaka) – painter; artist 運転士 (うんてんし, untenshi) – driver; train driver; train engineer; motorman; taxi driver 歌手 (かしゅ, kashuu) – singer 作曲家 (さっきょくか, sakkyokuka) – composer プログラマー (puroguramaa) – programmer 技術者 (ぎじゅつしゃ, gijutsusha) – engineer;… Read more »

Vocabs: Occupations Part 1

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What’s your occupation? In this vocabulary list, we’ll learn the names of some occupations in Japanese. 仕事 (しごと, shigotou) – work; job; business; occupation; employment; vocation; task 職業 (しょくぎょう, shokugyou) – occupation; business Of course, we have to start off by learning what the word ‘occupation’ is in Japanese. As you might be able to tell from the word definitions, 仕事 is a more general… Read more »