Most recent Japanese word you've learned?

水着 (みずぎ):shorts:

今朝娘にこの言葉を習いました。:smiley:

菓子屋 - sweet shop
音声録音(する)- audio recording
反射波 - reflected wave
筆記(する)- writing, recording (not audio related)
作成(する) - drafting (for instance, legal documents)
軽食 - light meal

and if you feel like training your tongue a little, I have:
複雑骨折 - compound bone fracture

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Just learned this and found it interesting that (うるう) has 4 characters and 3 of them are u’s - uruu!
By itself (うるう) means “embolism; intercalation” (I definitely didn’t just have to look up what both of these mean)
Apparently it’s also used in “leap second” (閏秒(うるうびょう)), “leap day” (閏日(うるうび)) and “leap month” (閏月(うるうづき))!

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おんぼろ - Worn-out, dilapidated

Just stumbled this pinnochioP song through my Spotify Discover, love the desperation in the voice.

共産主義 - communism

Interestingly it is easy to remember based on each kanji meanings

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What really irritates me in dubs in when they pick weird times to give characters a goofy accent or some other verbal tic.

I didn’t know we could do furigana in posts - how do you do it?

<ruby>(kanji goes here)<rt>(furigana goes here)</rt></ruby>

There’s a bunch of assorted optional tags, most of which deal with what happens when a browser is not set up to display furigana, but I don’t usually mess around with those.

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Really good for learning multiple kanji together! Thanks! :slight_smile:
And it wouldn’t be complete without
共産主義者 - communist

和菓子 - traditional Japanese sweets
接吻(する) - kissing (looks fairly antiquated and I only found it in a dictionary)
接続(する) - connection (train connection, Internet connection, etc.)
河風、川風 - river breeze (since there is 海風, 涼風 and 秋風, why not :stuck_out_tongue: )

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国家社会主義ドイツ労働者党 is the NSDAP

i.e. the nazis; national socialist german workers’ party

こっか_しゃかい_しゅぎ_ドイツ_ろうどうしゃ_とう

It turns out to be the first thing said in Kill la Kill episode 1 >_>

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短縮形 - short word form
大変興味深い - “of great import” (興味深い - of great interest)
論文集 - science article/assay collection
若者言葉 - young people language
一計を案じる - to devise a plan

体温 - body temperature
貧血 - anemia (literally “poor blood”)
暮春 - late spring
募集 - late autumn
初春 - early spring
初秋 - early autumn

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ハンドルキーパー
(Designated driver)

命あっての物種
(While there is life, there is hope)

EDIT: Also, thanks to everyone that has posted on this thread. Just sifted through hundreds of posts and my Anki is bustling with interesting new vocab!

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妨害工作 - sabotage
サボタージュ(する) - sabotage
下線部 - underlined part (in a text, for instance)
飛来(する)- arrival by plane, flying in (dictionary says it’s a thing, and DuckDuckGo gives me photos of planes and ducks)
何回か - a few times
何回も - many times

Some bonus words while scoring Aozora Bunko:
表示(する) - displaying
新字新仮名 - new kanji and kana orthography*
新字旧仮名 - new kanji, but old kana orthography*

*I think this is sort of expected of older books. I think I’ll start with 新字新仮名, though ^^".

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凍る・氷る (こおる) – to freeze (intransitive), to become frozen

So yes, 氷 (こおり) has a corresponding verb. Who knew? (I certainly didn’t.)

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I only know this because it’s in WK (lv. 28), I wonder how long it’d take for me to encounter it otherwise

Mix (とど)まる (to remain/stay) and (こお)る (to freeze), and you get (とどこお)る (to stagnate)!

As for a term I just learned:
(とど)まるところを()らない = knowing no bounds; showing no signs of stopping or slowing down

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I didnt JUST learn “to need” 要る but I just learned its mainly always written in kana! I kind of wish WK would note this in vocab that is commonly in kana but whatever. lol

瘋癲 - insanity, madness (derogatory)
希望者 - applicant (“a hopeful person”)
放火殺人 - murder by arson
放火犯人 - arsonist
著者 - writer
生年月日 - date of birth
著書 - writing, published books

Started reading 怪人二十面相 by 江戸川乱歩 (Edogawa Ranpo):
怪人 - mysterious person
面相 - countenance, looks

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I was going to mention this as well.

It’s how I remembered 滞る so easily too. lol

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I’m going to be tested on my knowledge in business Japanese (especially economics) soon so I tried reading an article from the Nikkei today and I learned the following words:

  • 上昇(じょうしょう) = rising → 物価上昇率 inflation
  • 措置(そち) = a measure, which is different from a policy (政策)

物価上昇率の一時的な2%超えを容認したことを受けた措置だ

  • 上回る(うわまわる) = to exceed (esp. figures: profits, unemployment rate, etc.)
  • 緩和(かんわ) = relief
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You know what goes well with this… :smiley:


I learned this a long long while back, but never found actual use for it. Maybe someone else will!

Good luck on your test! :slight_smile:

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