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The Kotoba Zamurai Archives
Kotoba Zamurai - Fun Japanese language lessons

'Kotoba zamurai' articles are written to be 'a non-systematic approach to learning unusual, but useful words.' While these not-so-serious articles are written with the upper-beginner to intermediate in mind, even beginners should be able to get something out of them. If not, I may have wasted 15 minutes of your life... I will leave it up to you to take the chance.
Fun How to Wow Words in Japanese
How to Wow - Fun Japanese words with examples

Some words are just more fun than others. This area of TJP may empower your vocabulary with less than useful example sentences. Dozens of fun words in nine fun categories.
Quizzes
Interactive Web Quizzes for learning Japanese

Various Quizzes on beginner level Japanese

Various other articles:

Title Teaser
島流し Banishment
島流し

Banishment / exile to a desert island
口が軽い Talks too Much
口が軽い

Spill the Beans, loose mouth, talk too much
刀 Japanese Sword
Japanese Sword

With Video

仮説 Hypothesis
仮説

hypothesis
一人残らず Everyone
一人残らず

everyone
にらみあい Evil Stare
にらみあい

Evil Stare
雪女 Snow Woman
雪女
Snow Woman
雪だるま Snowman
雪だるま
snowman
隠れファン Closet Fan
隠れファン
CLOSET FAN [the fact you like something is kept a secret]
位置について、用意、ドン! Get ready, set, go!
位置について、用意、ドン!
Get ready, set, go!
ポンコツ Piece of Junk
ポンコツ
junk, junky, piece of junk
フィーバー Disco Fever
フィーバー
(disco) fever
しぶい子供 Sophisticated Child
しぶい子供
Sophisticated Child
顔面蒼白 Pale Face
顔面蒼白
face becoming white or pale because of a sudden fear or shock
難攻不落の要塞 Impregnable Fortress
難攻不落の要塞

impregnable fortress
証拠隠滅 Destruction of Evidence
証拠隠滅

destruction of evidence
言語道断 Something so Bad, There are no Words

言語道断

Something so Bad, There are no Words

寒中水泳 Swimming in the Middle of Winter
寒中水泳

swimming in the middle of winter; a midwinter swim
駆け落ち Elope, Elopement
駆け落ち

elope, elopement
親ばか a Parent Who is a Fool for Child
親ばか

a Parent who is a fool for child
目立つ Stand Out; be Conspicuous
目立つ

stand out; be conspicuous [lit. eye stand up]
根負け Beat & Worn Out
根負け

BEAT & WORN OUT
断っておくけど Let me Hasten to Mention...
断っておくけど

let me hasten to mention...
思いがけない Unexpected
思いがけない

unexpected
寝言 Talking in one's Sleep
寝言

Talking in one's Sleep
寝癖 "Morning Hair" that is, hair that sticks up due to sleeping
寝癖

morning hair that is, hair that sticks up due to sleeping
安心感 Sense of Security
安心感

Sense of Security
口を滑らせる Slip of the Tongue (mouth)
口を滑らせる

slip of the tongue (mouth)
冷静 Calm, Cool
冷静

calm, cool
内気 Shy, Bashfulness, Timid
内気

shy, bashfulness, timid

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