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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