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    Quote Originally Posted by BritishChris View Post
    not that I learnt it today, but its just a fun and useless word.
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    Perhaps you made a machigai when you read the thread title. eh hehe

    But good word!
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    As usual, you all (Aliを除く) have your heads up your asses.

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    well i did learn it like, last week.
    not through choice, it came up on the flashcards.

    So it counts.
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    I learned these Kanji compounds today! I'm finding this technique of learning new vocabulary really helpful. Things are becoming far less a task of learning random syllables.

    稲妻 Lightning
    妻 Wife
    稲 Rice plant
    稲田 Rice paddy
    稲荷 Inari God of Harvest
    荷物 Luggage
    重荷 Heavy load
    重い Heavy
    自由な Free (as a bird)
    自分 Oneself
    自家 Personal
    自家製 Home-made
    差出人 Sender
    差す To point (among other things)
    時差ぼけ Jet-lag
    時差 Time difference
    件名 Subject
    日付 Date
    1件~20を表 Display items 1-20
    次を表示 Display next
    前を表示 Display previous
    削除 Delete

    The last several are from Mixi, which I'm beginning to try to translate completely.

    Quick question, in this example, "1件~20を表示", is "する” dropped?

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    I learned that you'll get a good laugh if, when asked for the umpteenth time, "Amerikajin desu ka?" you respond "eee..too...Amerikajin no tsumori de...su..."

    Literally..."Last time I checked, I was American..." didn't know tsumori was used like that.

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    According to a sign I saw today:

    自動販売機コーナ (jidouhanbaiki corner) = vending machine place

    Huh. I'll have to watch out for that tricky translation in the future.

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    Couldn't you translate koona as corner?
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    As usual, you all (Aliを除く) have your heads up your asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliDimayev View Post
    Couldn't you translate koona as corner?
    Oh, I can do that just fine. Apparently they can't, though..

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    The hell is with 付ける? ... way too many meanings. I can turn on a light, put on my clothes, write in my diary, glue my hand to my forehead, furnish my house, sew clothes, and apply ointment to myself all with one verb?

    What else can 付けるさん do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust King View Post
    The hell is with 付ける? ... way too many meanings. I can turn on a light, put on my clothes, write in my diary, glue my hand to my forehead, furnish my house, sew clothes, and apply ointment to myself all with one verb?

    What else can 付けるさん do?
    Notice that everything you said has an underlying meaning of "affixing" something. Hence the versatile nature of 付ける.

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    terminal velocity -- 終端速度 しゅうたんそくど

    i was talking to a science teacher about gravity and stuff and this came up....i had to look it up to make sure thats what it ment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher80 View Post
    terminal velocity -- 終端速度 しゅうたんそくど

    i was talking to a science teacher about gravity and stuff and this came up....i had to look it up to make sure thats what it ment.
    Christ, you were talking to a teacher about 'gravity and stuff'? I can't even understand 90% of what I hear in J-dramas or shows for children. Am I completely f'ed when I get my placement? I want to be friendly with my teachers, but I my conversational ability is so under-developed.

    Should I be worried?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderlust King View Post
    Christ, you were talking to a teacher about 'gravity and stuff'? I can't even understand 90% of what I hear in J-dramas or shows for children. Am I completely f'ed when I get my placement? I want to be friendly with my teachers, but I my conversational ability is so under-developed.

    Should I be worried?
    Your teachers will be just as happy to talk about how 'amai' or 'oishii' something is as gravity and stuff, in my experience.

    Also, a handy dictionary works wonders.

    I did have a conversation about moons once with a science teacher. Was helped by the fact that I could point to his moon chart and say 'This is a waning gibbous moon, this is a waxing crescent moon' etc.

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    yeah it is not a normal conversation. i was at the education center and the science researchers were giving a presentation in the planetarium. then we started talking about the moon which lead to tides and gravity then stuff falling to earth and thats when terminal velocity came up.
    then it was over and i went back to my desk and did normal boreing video editing for the rest of the day...
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    I recently refined my understanding of Japanese words for varying stages of drunkenness:

    ほろ酔い(ほろよい): Tipsy/buzzed.
    千鳥足 (ちどりあし): Tipsy. It apparently literally refers to how a certain kind of bird waddles or something.
    酔っぱらい (よっぱらい): Drunk.
    べろべろ: Sloshed, trashed.
    泥酔 (でいすい): a formal word like "inebriated" or "intoxicated". Usually 泥酔状態. Not sure on the exact word.
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    巣 (す) - bird's nest, in addition to spider's wed.

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    誘惑する女 (ゆうわくするおんな) - seductress
    むっつり助け平(むっつりすけべい) - extreme, closet pervert? Can't get an exact translation for this one, but I was told that this label applies to all Japanese men.

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    Trying to translate the JTB site to buy my ticket for my trip home, I found some pretty good vocab words in Kanji sono mama:

    国債(こくさい)ーGovernment Bonds
    国庫(こっこ)ーNational Treasury
    国策(こくさく)ーGovernment Policy

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    ぶちあげ - Dictionarywise it means "To boast/brag," "To charm" or "To take by force." However, when used to refer to music, especially stuff like trance, it takes on a nuance meaning something like "Trippy." Hypnotic may also be appropriate.
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    八重歯(やえば)- Those fucking terrible smiles that some Japanese girls have, that guys find cute here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusuke View Post
    八重歯(やえば)- Those fucking terrible smiles that some Japanese girls have, that guys find cute here
    HAHAHA, that's hilarious.
    Literally "eight stacks of teeth".

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