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Word of the Week 4

  Word of the Week: WEEK 4   I started my word of the week on the second Saturday of April and now is the last Saturday for the month of April. For week 4, the word of the week is:   お か ね ( お金 ) Money read as Okane means Money. Without お (o), かね ( 金 ) means Gold. It is also the Kanji of Friday, 金曜日 . 金 in On-yomi (Chinese reading) is きん (Kin) ・こん (Kon) and the Kun-yomi (Japanese reading) is かね (Kane) ・かな (Kana).   You can check here on how to write the Kanji of Money or Gold: KANJI: 金   Example:            げんきん ( 現金 ) – Cash            きのうはきにょうびでした。 ( 昨日は金曜日でした。 )                Yesterday was Friday. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ That’s it for today’s post.  This is Ringo.   I’ll see you soon! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ If you want to check my previous post, you can check it through the link below: >> Happy Birthday Lyrics in Japanese >> Let's talk about Nature For Hiragana and Katakana page, please check the link below: >> The Hiragana Character >> The Ka

Kanji: 金

  How to write 金: ------------------------------------- Strokes: 8 ------------------------------------- On-Yomi (おんよみ): きん  (kin) こん (kon) ------------------------------------- Kun-Yomi (くんよみ):  かね (kane) かな (kana) ------------------------------------- Meaning:  Gold  Money ------------------------------------- Sample:  金曜日 - Friday   (きんようび - Kinyoubi)  お金持ち - Rich person, Wealthy  (おかねもち - Okanemochi)

Happy Birthday in Japanese

  Happy Birthday Lyrics in Japanese How do you say Happy Birthday to you in Japanese?   お 誕生日 お め で と う ご ざ い ま す お た ん じょ う び お め で と う ご ざ い ま す O ta n jo u bi O me de to u Go za i ma su It means Ha ppy Birth day to you or Congratulations on your Birthday . たんじょうび ( 誕生日 ) means Birthday. Putting the marker お makes it more polite. For example: きょうはわたしのたんじょうびです。(今日は私の誕生日です。) Today is my birthday. Or you can say (to make it more polite): きょうはわたしのおたんじょうびです。(今日は私のお誕生日です。) For casual, you can say おたんじょうびおめでとう .     If you want to sing the Happy Birthday song in Japanese, there are two ways: The original version and the Japanese version. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Original Version: (Please sing it in the Birthday song tune) ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー ハッピーバースデー ディア ( 名前さん ) ハッピーバースデー トゥーユー Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu- ~ Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu- ~ Happi- ba-sude- Dia (Name) ~ Happi- ba-sude- tu-yu- ~ ★     お名前さん – A person’s name. You can th

Video: Japanese Words| Hiragana | I-adjectives PART 2

  Japanese Words| Hiragana | I-adjectives PART 2 This is the part 2 for Japanese i-adjectives.   In Japanese, there are two types of adjectives: i-adjectives and na-adjectives . I will only focus on i-adjectives first. 10 I-adjectives examples:   あたらしい (Atarashii) – New Example: あたらしいほん ( 新しい本 )  - New book           ★   ほん ( 本 ) (hon) – Book ふるい (Furui) – Old Example: ふるほんや ( 古本屋 ) – used bookstore                ★     ほんや ( 本屋 ) (honya) – Bookstore        あたたかい (Atatakai) – Warm Example: きょうはあたたかいです。( 今日は暖かいです。 )  -  It is warm today.          ★     きょう ( 今日 )(Kyou) – Today すずしい (Suzushii) – Cool Example: すずしいてんき ( 涼しい天気 ) – Cool weather          ★     てんき ( 天気 ) (Tenki) – Weather おいしい (Oishii) – Delicious Example: おいしいたべもの ( おいしい食べ物 ) – Delicious foods            ★     たべもの ( 食べ物 )(Tabemono) – foods   まずい (Mazui) – Taste bad -           まずい can sometime be use as expression when someone feels something bad is coming or have unexpected situati

Word of the Week 3

  Word of the Week Our Week 3 word of the week is:   ひ と ( 人 ) Person   人 is read as ひと (Hito) in Kun-Yomi or the Japanese reading while On-Yomi, it reads じん (Jin) and にん (Nin). じん was adopted in the later era in Japan while the Chinese reading にん was initially introduced to Japan. When 人 stands alone, the reading will be 人 .   The pictogram of 人 is like a person standing on two legs. Pictograms are essential in learning Kanji as they represent certain things. Though, I don’t usually use it as I am comfortable memorizing the Kanji and its reading.   人 is included in the first 1000 Kanji that a learner, like myself, studies. Kanji reading is difficult for foreign students. That’s why I keep on studying and need to practice because some Kanji is read differently from Kun and On-Yomi. You can check how to write 人 in this link:  Kanji: 人   For example:   一人 – read as ひとり (Hitori) meaning 1 person. 二人 – read as ふたり (Futari) means 2 people.   For the rest of the number of p

Japan’s Golden Week

  Japan’s Golden Week  Golden week is the longest holiday in Japan. It’s Katakana form is ゴールデンウィーク read as Go-ruden Ui-ku . ウィ is read as ‘wi’ and its Kanji is 黄金週間 ( おうごんしゅうかん ) . It is the busiest holiday in Japan alongside the Bon ( お盆 ) festival which is in August. Most companies are closed during the Golden Week.  黄金 ( こがね ) – means Golden which is the combination of Yellow ( 黄 ) and Gold ( 金 ) or Money ( 金 ) . 週間 ( しゅうかん )  – means week. 週 read as しゅう means Week. 間 can be read in many readings. For On-Yomi, 間 is read as かん or けん while the Kun-Yomi, it is read as あいだ or ま . It means in-between, interval, or space. Golden Week consists of 4 public holidays:           April 29 – Showa Day ( 昭和の日 )      May 3 – Constitution Memorial Day ( 憲法記念日 )      May 4 – Greenery Day ( みどりの日 )     May 5 – Children’s day ( 子供の日 )             ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆   Showa Day ( 昭和の日 ) celebrated every April 29 is an annual holiday. The first holiday of Gold