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油を売る Sell Oil (slang: goof off when you should be working)
油を売る

lit: sell oil (slang: goof off when you should be working)
Strong (Iron) Man 無敵の鉄人ボブは夏の小雨で錆びた。
muteki no tetsujin bobu wa, natsu no kosame de sabita.
Bob, the invincible Iron Man rusted in a light summer sprinkle.
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Volume 8: Two by Two, Here We Go! Kotoba Zamurai
Volume 8: Counting two by two--with an Octopus! More...
目に入れても痛くない So Cute!
目に入れても痛くない Even if it pokes me in the eye, it wont hurt (it is VERY cute!) MORE...
闇討ち Attack in the Dead of Night
闇討ち attack in the dead of night

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愛の告白 Confession of Love
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Adding Furigana to Your Microsoft Word Document

Most people have no trouble getting their computer to type Japanese (if you need help with setting up the IME, see our Wagawiki here), but adding furigana (small hiragana over kanji) for documents and PDFs can be a little harder.

This page will discuss how to add furigana in Microsoft Word 2007. Earlier versions of Word also have this feature and the setup may be similar as below. For those without Word, I believe Open Office either has this feature out of the box or as a plugin.

太鼓腹 Taiko Belly
太鼓腹
Taiko (Japanese drums) Belly
ほら吹き Blowing a Shell or Tell a Lie
ほら吹き
Blowing a Shell or Tell a Lie
百年の恋も冷める Even a 100 year old Love can turn Cold
百年の恋も冷める
Even a 100 year old love can turn cold
気取る Put on Airs
気取る
put on airs, conceited, styling, all the frills!
時代に取り残される Left behind the Times
時代に取り残される
Left behind the Times
土下座 Prostrating Oneself
土下座
kneeling down to the ground, prostrating oneself
ふられる Rejected, Give the Cold Shoulder
ふられる
rejected, to give the cold shoulder
たわごと Talk Nonsense
たわごと
Talk Nonsense
男らしい Manly
男らしい
manly, like a man, masculine
夢中 Lost in thought, in a daze, ecstasy
夢中
Lost in thought, in a daze, ecstasy
降参 Surrender
降参

surrender
逆襲 Counter-attack
逆襲

counter-attack
追放 Banishment
追放

banishment
身元確認 ID Check
身元確認

ID check
致命的 Fatal
致命的

Fatal
百年目 The End
百年目

The End
殴り込む Raid
殴り込む

raid
最高機密 Top Secret
最高機密

top secret
手掛かり Clue
手掛かり

clue
忍者走り Running Ninja-style