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Learn about naming conventions and the meanings of Japanese names. Inside are links to explore thousands of Japanese baby names.

Japanese Language Spotlight10

How to say Easter in Japanese

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Japanese word for Easter is "fukkatsusai (復活祭)" or "iisutaa (イースター)". "Fukkatsusai" is written with a combination of three kanji characters "fuku", "katsu" and "sai". "Fukkatsu" means "revival" and "sai" means "festival".

Kanji of the Day: New

Monday April 14, 2014

As the Japanese school year starts in April, it is a new start for many students. Learn how to write the kanji character for "new", with step-by-step kanji stroke order. "Shingakki (新学期)" means "new school year" and "shinnyuusei (新入生) means, "new student/freshman".

Shingakki

Friday April 11, 2014

Nihon dewa kono jiki doko no gakkou demo, shingakki ga hajimarimasu. Shingakki to wa, atarashiku hajimaru gakki, matawa, gakki no hajime no koto desu. Nihon no gakkou wa tsuujou san-gakki sei de, shi-gatsu kata hajimari, san-gatsu ni owarimasu. Toku ni shinnyuusei ni totte wa, kokoro mo isshin suru jiki de, nyuugakushiki nado dewa oyatachi mo kodomo no seichou ni kangaibukaku kanjiru kikai demo arimasu.

日本ではこの時期どこの学校でも、新学期が始まります。新学期とは、新しく始まる学期、または学期の初めのことです。日本の学校は通常三学期制で、四月から始まり、三月に終わります。特に新入生にとっては、心も一新する時期で、入学式などでは親たちも子供の成長に感慨深く感じる機会でもあります。

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Word of the Day: Shitaku

Monday April 7, 2014

Today's word is "shitaku (preparations; arrangements; an outfit)". It is written with a combination of two kanji characters "shi" and "taku".

*Yuushoku no shitaku wa mada? 夕食の支度はまだ? --- Isn't supper ready yet?
*Kanojo wa itsumo shitaku ga nagai. 彼女はいつも支度が長い。 --- She always takes a long time to get ready.

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