Interesting Words from the Japanese Bible

Today's topic is looking at common, interesting words found in the Japanese Bible.  As you may know from reading in English, the Bible is full of interesting and, well, sometimes strange words.  The same is true in Japanese.  The good news is most of these words are very useful in everyday life. (maybe)

CONTENTS:

1. 奇跡 kiseki - miracle
2. 祝福 shuku fuku - a blessing, being blessed
3. 永遠 eien - forever, eternity
4. 幻 maboroshi - a vision
5. 告白 koku haku - confess; a confession

LET'S BEGIN:

1) 奇跡 kiseki - miracle

EXAMPLE:

私の日本語能力は奇跡的です。
watashi no nihongo nouryoku wa kiseki teki desu.
My Japanese ability is miraculous! (lit. As for my Japanese's ability, it is miraculous!) (let's be modest here)

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NOTE: If you want to make this a compliment regarding someone's English, simply change 私 watashi (I) to あなた anata (you) and 日本語 nihongo (Japanese) to 英語 eigo (English)

 

2) 祝福 shuku fuku - a blessing, being blessed

EXAMPLE: 

ゴジラはキティちゃんから祝福のキスをされました。
gojira wa kiti-chan kara shukufuku no kisu wo saremashita.
Godzilla was blessed by a kiss from Hello Kitty.

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