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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
世界一 World's best
世界一

Worlds best
万年床 Unmade Bedding
万年床

unmade bedding
ほっぺが落ちる Delicious
ほっぺが落ちる

very oishii (its so delicious, my cheek will fall)
おまけに To make matters worse...
おまけに

To make matters worse...
いつのまにか Before you Know it
いつのまにか

before you know it
迷う Perplexed
迷う

perplexed, puzzled, lost the way
接着剤 Super Glue
接着剤

super glue
女の直感 Woman's Intuition
女の直感

womans intuition
夢遊病 Sleepwalking
夢遊病

Sleepwalking
食い逃げ Eat & Leave Without Paying, to Bilk
食い逃げ

eat & leave without paying, to bilk
江戸っ子 Born and Raised in Tokyo
江戸っ子
(Edos child - born and raised in Tokyo)
毒見役 Taste Tester
毒見役

taster (of food or drink) for poison
果たし状 letter of challenge (to fight)
果たし状

letter of challenge (to fight)
接吻 Kiss
接吻

kiss (old word)
辻斬り Samurai who Kills Someone with a Sword on the Street
辻斬り

Samurai who kills someone with a sword on the street
かわず Frog
かわず

(old word for かえる kaeru- Frog)
馬が合わない Not get along
馬が合わない
Not get along
雪男 Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot
雪男
Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot
瞬間 a Moment
瞬間
moment, an instant
猫ばば take something someone left as your own
猫ばば
take something someone left as your own; pocket (to swip something regardless of whose it is)
犬掻きで泳ぐ dog paddling, swim like a dog
犬掻きで泳ぐ
dog paddling, swim like a dog
弓を引く Draw the bow; rise up against...
弓を引く
Draw the bow; rise up against...
天然ボケ Naturally Air Headed
天然ボケ
Naturally Air Headed
天敵 Natural Enemy
天敵
natural enemy
変身 metamorphosis, transformation
変身
metamorphosis, transformation
真実 the Truth
真実

truth
理想的 ideal
理想的

ideal
強敵 Formidable Enemy
強敵

Formidable Enemy
弁解 Excuse
弁解

Excuse
宇宙人 alien, space man
宇宙人

alien, space man

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