Ok. I picked out a really long list of vocabs from this episode. Probably the longest I’ve done so far from a single episode…. As usual, the vocabs are in order of appearance in the show, so that it’s easier for you to spot the word when it’s used in the show.
Overall, I really enjoyed watching this episode. From the shouting of bugs while eating spicy food, to watching Ohno make a birthday present for Jun… to Jun being completely freaked out in the haunted house. This episode is definitely worth watching!
Definitions from jisho,org and weblio.jp.
頑張り屋 (がんばりや, ganbariya) – someone who battles on in difficult circumstances
Okada praises Yaotome for being a “頑張り屋”.
ロンダート (rondaato) – roundoff (gymnastics)
Miyake and his roundoffs…. XD The Japanese literally translates to round out in English…. but the move is actually called roundoff in English.
バク転 (バクてん, bakuten) – backward somersault; back handspring; backflip
側転 (そくてん, sokuten) – cartwheel
くねる (kuneru) – to bend loosely back and forth; to wriggle; to be crooked
Roundoff is something like is twisted cartwheel.
逆ギレ (ぎゃくギレ, gyaku gire) – being angry at someone who would normally be angry at you; situation wherein the offender is angry at the victim
Inohara’s 逆ギレ incidents with Ohno and Aiba.
魂消る (たまげる, tamageru) – to be astonished; to be startled; to be appalled
Yamada was astonished/amazed by Aiba’s abdominal muscles.
選手権 (せんしゅけん, senshuken) – championship; title (of champion)
The spicy food eating + sweating championship they had with Takenaka Naoto-san.
誇る (ほこる, hokoru) – to boast of; to be proud of
Takenaka Naoto – one of the actors the Japanese movie industry is proud of. That guy really acts all sorts of roles really well. In particular all the funny/strange characters. He’s a genius at it I tell you.
滅法 (めっぽう, meppou) – extraordinary; absurd; very; in chaos; incoherent
目がない (めがない, meganai) – extremely fond of; having a weakness for
序の口 (じょのくち, jyo no kuchi) – this is only the beginning (the real work having yet to begin)
刻む (きざむ, kizamu)
1. to mince; to cut fine; to chop up; to hash; to shred
2. to carve; to engrave; to chisel; to notch
3. to tick away (time); to record the passing moments
4. to etch (into one’s mind); to remember distinctly
A word with multiple meanings! (Including two other archaic uses not included here.) In the show, they used to when talking about minced chilli peppers.
本場 (ほんば, honba)
1. home; habitat; center; centre; best place
2. authentic; genuine
I hear this being used to mean authentic/genuine a lot more then home on variety shows. Maybe it’s just the shows I watch or something… Anyway, in this episode, they were talking about how the authentic the Mabo Tofu dish is.
選りすぐる (えりすぐる, erisuguru) – to choose the best
香辛料 (こうしんりょう, koushinryou) – spices; condiment
Loads of spices used in the various dishes they tried!
手元 (てもと, temoto)
1. at hand; on hand; nearby; close at hand
2. way of moving one’s arms; skill
3. money at hand; pocket money
4. grip; handle
In the show, it was used as an adverb – use the towel close at hand to wipe their sweat.
拘わる (こだわる, kodawaru)
1. to fuss over; to be particular about
2. to be obsessive; to be fixated
Something that Takenaka fusses over when eating spicy food – yell out names of insects instead of complaining that it’s spicy.
鍬形 (くわがた, kuwagata) – stag beetle
Ok, here comes a whole slew of bugs! Some of them have already been mentioned in the themed vocabs posts before, but many are new!
甲虫 (かぶとむし, kabutomushi) – rhinoceros beetle (esp. the Japanese rhinoceros beetle, Trypoxylus dichotomus)
螳螂 (かまきり, kamakiri) – praying mantis (esp. the narrow-winged mantis, Tenodera angustipennis)
金蚊 (かなぶん, kanabun) – drone beetle (scarabaeid beetle) (Rhomborrhina japonica)
苦悶 (くもん, kumon) – anguish
Ohno and his anguished look when eating the ‘death udon.’
大鍬形 (おおくわがた, ookuwagata) – giant stag beetle (Dorcus hopei)
蝉 (せみ, semi) – cicada; locust
お絞り (おしぼり, oshibori) – wet towel (supplied at table); hot, moistened hand towel
Ohno wiped his running nose on a wet towel.
途轍もない (とてつもない, todetsumonai)
1. extravagant; absurd; unbelievable; preposterous; unreasonable
2. enormous; tremendous; extraordinary; monumental
ざらつく (zaratsuku) – to be rough feeling
皇室 (こうしつ, koushitsu) – Imperial household (of Japan)
由緒正しい (ゆいしょただしい, yuishotadashi) – having an ancient and honorable origin
The hat shop that Ohno visited is a really famous shop with a long and honorable history. That have been patronised by many celebrities, and even the Imperial household.
収める (おさめる, osameru)
1. to dedicate; to make an offering; to pay (fees)
2. to supply
3. to store
4. to finish; to bring to a close
5. to restore (something to its place)
6. to achieve (e.g. a result)
Again in the same sentence of the video – the shop supplies hat to celebrities and the Imperial household.
画鋲 (がびょう, gabyou) – drawing pin; thumb tack
They used thumb tacks to hold the material in place on the mold to shape the hat.
風通し (かぜとおし, kazetooshi)
2. communication (within an organisation); openness
The shop owner helpfully suggests that Ohno can use ‘it’s good ventilation’ as an excuse to explain to MatsuJun why the hat is so thin (if the end product failed that way). Good thing Ohno didn’t have to use it.
窯 (かま, kama) – stove; furnace; kiln
After stretching and securing the material for the hat on the mold, it’s time to dry it in the furnace.
装飾 (そうしょく, soushoku) – ornament
Ohno comments that Jun always promises to use the hats he gifted as ornaments/decorations. (Not for wearing!) But Ohno believes Jun doesn’t even do that. Poor Oh-chan! 😛
仕上げ (しあげ, shiage) – end; finishing touches; being finished
顔が濃い (かおがこい, kaogakoi)
Ok. This phrase is not found in jisho.org, though it’s a common Japanese phrase. It means having strong (or deep set) facial features. (Actual phrase used in the video was
鬱陶しい (うっとうしい, uttoushi)
1. gloomy (e.g. mood); depressing
2. irritating; troublesome
3. heavy (weather); cloudy
MJ doesn’t like haunted houses. Well, he’s just scared… but he claims they are irritating/troublesome. Because he’s just the kind of person who likes to act cool… made more so by the theme of his segment.
清め (きよめ, kiyome) – purification
The MJ Girl and her purification salt. XD
戦慄 (せんりつ, senritsu) – shudder; shiver; tremble with fear; horrible; terrible; hair-raising
MJ, and the hair-raising maze.
修行 (しゅぎょう, shugyou)
1. ascetic practices (Buddhist term)
2. training; practice; discipline; study
MJ and his haunted house training.
頼もしい (たのもしい, tanomoshii) – reliable; trustworthy; hopeful; promising
The MJ Girl thought MJ was reliable… but nah, he’s just acting cool and lying.
入念 (にゅうねん, nyuunen) – careful; elaborate; scrupulous
保険 (ほけん, hoken) – insurance; guarantee
Because right after boasting, MJ carefully laid out excuses – as some sort of insurance/safety net so that his pride won’t come all crashing down when he fails.
突入 (とつにゅう, totsunyuu)
1. rushing into; breaking into; storming
2. plunging into (war, etc.); embarking on (a new venture)
無数 (むすう, mosuu) – countless number; infinite number; innumerable
There are countless number of traps set up in the Fuji Q haunted house, waiting to scare the daylights out of the next victim.
2. roentgen (unit of ionizing radiation)
This is an abbreviation for レントゲン
関門 (かんもん, kanmon) – barrier; gateway
襲う (おそう, osou)
1. to attack; to assail; to make an assault; to strike; to hunt down
2. to succeed (someone in a post, role, etc.)
3. to make a sudden visit
What do you get in a haunted house? Zombies and all sorts of ghosts assaulting you of course.
取り乱す (とりみだす, torimidasu)
1. to put in disorder; to mess up; to disturb; to scatter about
2. to be upset; to lose one’s composure; to lose self-control; to go to pieces; to be shaken up; to break down; to be flustered; to blow one’s cool
MJ and the MJ girl broke down when the door wouldn’t open. 🙂
自尊心 (じそんしん, jisonshin) – (spirit of) self-respect; self-importance; conceit; pride
At the end of it all, the staff decided to let Jun do a special segment to regain his pride – have him scare other people instead.
1. structure; construction; arrangement; contrivance
2. plan; plot; contrivance
Girls at fake street interview: Answers questions faithfully
MJ sticks hands out of the box and scares them
Girls: So that was the plan…
MJ reveals himself
満悦 (まんえつ, manetsu) – great delight; rapture
The pure look of bliss on Jun’s facing after having girls fawn over him… XD
街頭 (がいとう, gaitou) – in the street
MJ did make tons of mistakes (uncool moves) listed by interviewees in the street interview. But oh wells. MJ will be MJ.
Ok, that’s the end of a very long list! (Which too me really long to compile and write up!)