📚📚 Read Every Day Challenge - Winter 2024 🎍☃🌲

Feb 6, Tue of Week 6 of Q1 2024

  • いちばんやさしい世界史の本 Ch.5 [162-169/258]

  • STEINS;GATE (VN) Ch.10

Words of the day
  • 技術革新(ぎじゅつかくしん) = technological innovation. Revolution is 産業革命(さんぎょうかくめい).
  • 紡績(ぼうせき) = spinning (textile)
  • 織機(しょっき) = weaving machine; loom. Product is 織物(おりもの). The (advanced) machine is 紡績機械(ぼうせききかい).
  • 飛(と)び杼(ひ) = Flying shuttle - Wikipedia (for weaving). Different from 飛(と)び火(ひ) (= sparks; repercussions). Simply written 飛(と)びひ in context.
  • 四神(しじん) = Four Symbols - Wikipedia. Consisting of 玄武(げんぶ), 朱雀(すざく), 青龍(せいりゅう), 白虎(びゃっこ).
  • 立憲君主制(りっけんくんしゅせい) = Constitutional monarchy - Wikipedia. That is, there is 君主(くんしゅ).
  • 薄幸(はっこう) = unfortunate. Diluted (薄(うす)い) is practically lacking.
  • 蔵相(ぞうしょう) = Minister of Finance. Uses the reading like 宰相(さいしょう) or 首相(しゅしょう). He got 罷免(ひめん) for not doing 徴収(ちょうしゅう).
  • 万有引力(ばんゆういんりょく)の法則(ほうそく) = law of universal gravitation. 万有(ばんゆう) is all creation, like 万物(ばんぶつ) or 森羅万象(しんらばんしょう).
  • 正当化(せいとうか) = justification. So I am always right :point_right:
  • 大挙(たいきょ)して = in a large group; in great numbers. From 大挙(たいきょ)する.

Book highlights

ジョン・ケイ = John Kay (flying shuttle) - Wikipedia / John Kay (spinning frame) - Wikipedia. Inventors only 30 years apart.
ルーベンス = Peter Paul Rubens - Wikipedia
ベラスケス = Diego Velázquez - Wikipedia
レンブラント = Rembrandt - Wikipedia
ロココ様式 = Rococo - Wikipedia, Late Baroque. I have no idea about this one.
サンスーシ宮殿 = Sanssouci - Wikipedia :synagogue:
ラヴォアジエ = Antoine Lavoisier - Wikipedia. The book uses ラヴォワジエ.
ジェンナー = Edward Jenner - Wikipedia, creator of world’s first vaccine, smallpox vaccine
デカルト = René Descartes - Wikipedia. Just the pronunciation.
グロティウス = Hugo Grotius - Wikipedia
ホッブズ = Thomas Hobbes - Wikipedia
モンテスキュー = Montesquieu - Wikipedia
ヴォルテール = Voltaire - Wikipedia
アントニオ・サリエリ = Antonio Salieri - Wikipedia


球戯場(きゅうぎじょう)の誓(ちか)い = Tennis Court Oath - Wikipedia (テニスコートの誓(ちか)い)
革命暦(かくめいれき) = French Republican calendar - Wikipedia (French Revolutionary calendar) :calendar:. Looks interesting, but it’s no more.
ネッケル = Jacques Necker - Wikipedia
ミラボー = Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau - Wikipedia
ラ・ファイエット = Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette - Wikipedia
ジャコバン派 = Jacobins - Wikipedia (Jacobin club)
ロベスピエール = Maximilien Robespierre - Wikipedia


I prepare both meanings in advance in my mind, and whatever reading to fit the meaning. But of course I might fail a contextless SRS.

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