Most recent Japanese word you've learned?


#1106

Ah, another oops!


#1107

The good point is that, this time, you have learned:

  • to distinguish between two different kanji
  • A Japanese word
  • A Chinese word

:stuck_out_tongue: The list just keeps growing.


#1108

I’m pretty sure this isn’t used anymore, since my English student found it strange that we have different words for the sound (thunder) and the light (lightning). Japanese people just use 雷 かみなり


#1109

稲妻 (lightning) and 雷鳴 (thunder) are pretty common words.
雷声 does not seem to be in common use (based on a google search) but that does not change its validity as a word (it is in the dictionary, after all).


#1110

独身貴族
unmarried persons living affluently

Found a 4 kanji word!


#1111

戸棚 (とだな) cupboard, closet
Literally “door-shelves” :star_struck:


#1112

殺し屋 (ころしや) Hitman


#1113

stumbled over けんじゃタイム today

Noun

  1. post-coital clarity; period after orgasm when a man is free from sexual desire and can think clearly (​Slang, Jocular, humorous term)

:rofl:


#1114

狂犬病 … oh yeah, it’s the mad-dog-disease: rabies :dog: :crazy_face:. So much info about the disease provided with the kanji.

I know many names of diseases in western countries are very self-explained if you’re aware of latin. But having the kanji in japanese names gives an extra visual aid to guess lot of them … so I’m kinda enjoying learning some common diseases in japanese. :sweat_smile:


#1115

祭る. To deify, enshrine, worship, etc.
I had NO IDEA 祭り was from a verb. After all this time. I feel like a fool.


#1116

I recently learned 赤痢 for dysentery. I have to admit it’s quite self exploratory…


#1117

兵役, へいえき

military service; conscription


#1118

母乳
only knew おっぱい


#1119

手マン・テマン
From a H game about catgirls, means fingering.
Those japanese and their habit to abbreviate everything!


#1120

Was talking with a Japanese friend about Terrace House, and she used both the words 恋愛 and 観察 when asking about the show. Was unfamiliar with those words, but they seem like pretty useful ones to know!


#1121
御御御付 ( おみおつ ) け a polite word for miso soup

The triple 御 is pretty crazy.


#1122

Somehow the top half of the furigana is blanked on my screen, I was able to read it by quoting it. I wonder if this is only with my system or if that happens with others as well.


#1123

お坊さん is the most recent in terms of like…meaning and reading. In terms of just reading though 偉い. 禅宗 is also being burned into me. 宗 as a character in general is honestly. Because of things like 宗教 and 臨済宗 and 黄檗宗.


#1124
生き字引 (いきじびき) - A walking dictionary :) 

Tagging @TamanegiNoKame because I’m 200% sure he’ll love this one :3


#1125

行き止まり(いきどまり) a dead end.