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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 »

Japanese copyright laws…

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So this message was appearing on some variety shows, as well as dramas…. 番組をインターネットに許諾なく公開することは違法です Rather than just giving you the English translation directly… let’s take a look at the meanings of each word used. 番組 (ばんぐみ, bangumi) 1. program (e.g. TV); programme Straightforward enough. インターネット – Internet Also very straightforward 許諾 (きょだく, kyotaku) 1. consent The word consent was followed… Read more »

Vocabs: AnShi 31st Jan 2015 edition

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As usual, all definitions are taken from (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 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 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 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: 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 »