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Japan – Feb. 28 Phrase of the Day


Sukii tte ikkai yattara yamitsuki ni naru

Once you try skiing, You’re hooked.


Today’s focus will be on ‘yamitsuki ni naru’

Yamitsuki means hooked; ni naru means to become.

Repeat this over and over all day.  My boys will work with it until they can repeat it on queue.  Remember these are such a useful supplement.  They helped me a lot.

Bonus study.  Can anyone figure out what this kana word is?  Can you replace it in out study sentence?

インベンター Inbentaa

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Japan, Phrase of the Day, Study | , , , | Leave a comment

Japan – Vocab 9/17/09


[たいおうする] taiou suru – to correspond


interaction; correspondence; coping with; dealing with; support


Vista対応ゲーム動かしたいです。I want to run a VISTA game.

Here VISTA対応 refers to ‘Corresponding’ or ‘Supported by’ Vista

ファイルCivil3D2010対応ファイル変換して再送してくれます。Can you please convert this file into a Civil 3D 2010 file, and resend it?

Again here, 対応 is used as a modifier to express a supported version.

その日本語対応する英語ない。That Japanese word has no English equivalent.

The usage A に対応する B はない is used in the sense of ‘As for the correspondace or A to B there is none’.

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Japan | , , | Leave a comment

Japan Day 1

After getting a feel for everything, we went to see my new friend Yuji Fukuoka at Nishida Machine Company in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan.  We took a traing to Otori station.  Trains…..  Did you know that you can take a train to anywhere you want to go in Japan.  They run on time.  The gravest incident on a train delay within the last 10 years (I think) was an absolute melt down incident.  The train was only 6 minutes late. 

I said to my bunch on our last day, with all the bags and gifts, “just jump off and get clear of the door”.  I got 30 seconds to get 200 pounds of stuff off this train, or I’ll be going to visit another town without you.  The train people are serious. Continue reading

October 24, 2008 Posted by | Japan | , , , , , | Leave a comment