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内気 Shy, Bashfulness, Timid


shy, bashfulness, timid

The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

uchi ki
shy, bashfulness, timid

uchi inside
ki spirit, energy, power

内緒 nai sho - secret [I]
案内 an nai - guidance, information [B]
気をつけて ki o tsukete - take care, be careful [B]
電気 den ki - electricity [B]
元気 gen ki - healthy, feeling well, strong [B]

No one could sing UFO like ole Wilbert.


karaoke de utatta wiruba-to wa itsumo no uchiki na wiruba-to dewa nakatta. kare wa, pinku redi- no fan datta no da.

The karaoke-singing Wilbert was not the everyday bashful Wilbert. Turns out he was a Pink Lady fan.


カラオケ karaoke - karaoke KARA comes from the Japanese word meaning (empty) or (without) and OKE comes from the English word (Orchestra)
歌った utatta - sang This is placed before Wilbert, so it modifies Wilbert
ウィルバート wiruba-to - Wilbert Foreigners names are always written in katakana
いつもの itsumo no - the usual..., as always いつも itsumo means (always) but here it is used before a person to mean his (usual behavior).
kare - he
ピンクレディー pinku redi- - Pink Lady This was a disco singing/dancing duo from the 70s. Their most famous song was UFO (pronounced like the English words YOU - FOE)
ファン fan - fan This is from the English meaning someone who likes a sport, star or...
だったのだ datta no da - was - past simple of DESU I translate this (Turns out he was) because the last NO DA convey a sense of explanation.