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Here are a few fun words all ending with a ใ‚Š. These onomatopoeia are adverbs (modifies verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs) or ใ™ใ‚‹ nouns. For more on fun sound words as well as Japanese proverbs and idioms, check out our Japanese Vocabulary instant digital download booster pack for over half off savings.

 

ๆ€ฅใใ‚…ใ†ใซใ€ๅพŒใ†ใ—ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰่‚ฉใ‹ใŸใ‚’ใŸใŸใ‹ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใงใ€ใณใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใŸใ€‚
Someone suddenly tapped me on the shoulder, surprising me.

Vocabulary

ๆ€ฅใใ‚…ใ†ใซ kyuu ni–suddenly
ๅพŒใ†ใ—ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚‰ ushiro kara–from behind
่‚ฉ
ใ‹ใŸ
kata–shoulder
ใ‚’ o–(direct object marker)
ใŸใŸใ‹ใ‚ŒใŸ tatakareta–was clapped; was tapped (passive)
ใฎใง node–therefore; because of that
ใณใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใŸ bikkuri shita–was surprised

Bonus: ใณใฃใใ‚Š็ฎฑ
ใฐใ“
jack-in-the-box | ใƒ“ใƒƒใ‚ฏใƒชใƒžใƒผใ‚ฏ exclamation mark !

 

 

 

ใƒ†ใ‚นใƒˆใฎ็‚นๆ•ฐใฆใ‚“ใ™ใ†ใŒๆ‚ชใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใจใฆใ‚‚ใŒใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ—ใŸใ€‚
This week’s test score was bad, therefore I was deeply disappointed.

Vocabulary

ใƒ†ใ‚นใƒˆ tesuto–test
็‚นๆ•ฐ ใฆใ‚“ใ™ใ†
ย tensuu--score; grade; marks
ใƒ†ใ‚นใƒˆใฎ็‚นๆ•ฐใฆใ‚“ใ™ใ† tesuto no tensuu–test grade
ๆ‚ชใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‹ใฃใŸ warukatta–was bad
ใฎใง node–therefore; because of that
ใจใฆใ‚‚ totemo–very
ใŒใฃใ‹ใ‚Šใ—ใŸ gakkari shita–felt bad; disappointed


 

 

 

ใ“ใฃใใ‚Šใจๅฎถใ„ใˆใ‚’ใฎใžใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใฒใจใŒใ„ใŸใฎใงใ€่ญฆๅฏŸใ‘ใ„ใ•ใคใซ้›ป่ฉฑใงใ‚“ใ‚ใ—ใŸใ€‚
Someone was sneaking around the house, so I called the police.ย 

Vocabulary

ใ“ใฃใใ‚Šใจ kossorito–sneakily
ๅฎถใ„ใˆ ie–house
ใฎใžใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ nozoite iru–peeking [from ่ฆ—ใฎใž ใ to peek] ไบบใฒใจ hito–person
ใฎใžใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ไบบใฒใจ
ย nozoite iru hito--a person peeping
ใ„ใŸ ita–there was; existed
ใฎใง node–therefore; because of that
่ญฆๅฏŸใ‘ใ„ใ•ใคใซ keisatsu ni–to police
้›ป่ฉฑใงใ‚“ใ‚ใ—ใŸ denwa shita–called; telephoned


 

 

 

ไปŠ้€ฑใ“ใ‚“ใ—ใ‚…ใ†ใฏๅฟ™ใ„ใใŒใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ๆ˜Žๆ—ฅใ‚ใ—ใŸใฏใฎใ‚“ใณใ‚Šใ—ใŸใ„ใ€‚
This week was busy so tomorrow I will take it easy.

Vocabulary

ไปŠ้€ฑใ“ใ‚“ใ—ใ‚…ใ† konshuu–this week
ๅฟ™ใ„ใใŒใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸ isogashikatta–was busy
ใฎใง node–therefore; because of that
ๆ˜Žๆ—ฅใ‚ใ—ใŸ ashita–tomorrow
ใฎใ‚“ใณใ‚Šใ—ใŸใ„ nonbiri shitai–want to relax


 

 

 

ใ‚ใฎไบŒไบบใตใŸใ‚Šใฏใ€ๅŒๅญใตใŸใ”ใชใฎใง้ก”ใ‹ใŠใŒใใฃใใ‚Šใ ใ€‚
Those two, being twins, look exactly the same.

Vocabulary

ใ‚ใฎ ano--that over there
ไบŒไบบใตใŸใ‚Š futari–two people
ๅŒๅญใตใŸใ” futago–twins
ใชใฎใง na node–therefore
้ก”ใ‹ใŠ kao–face
ใใฃใใ‚Š sokkuri–look just like
ใ  da–was (simple past of ใงใ™)


 

 

 

่ฒทใ‹ใ„็‰ฉใ‚‚ใฎใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ‚นใƒผใƒ‘ใƒผใซๆฅใใŸใŒใ€ใ†ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š่ฒกๅธƒใ•ใ„ใตใ‚’ๅฟ˜ใ‚ใ™ใ‚ŒใŸใ“ใจใซๆฐ—ใใŒไป˜ใคใ„ใŸใ€‚
I went to the supermarket wanting to go shopping when I realized I had carelessly forgotten my wallet.

Vocabulary

่ฒทใ‹ใ„็‰ฉใ‚‚ใฎ kaimono–shopping
ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใจ shiyou to–intent to do
ใ‚นใƒผใƒ‘ใƒผใซ su-pa- ni–to the supermarket
ๆฅใใŸ kita–came [simple past of ๆฅใใ‚‹ to come] ใŒ ga–but; however
ใ†ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š ukkari–carelessly
่ฒกๅธƒใ•ใ„ใต saifu–wallet
ๅฟ˜ใ‚ใ™ใ‚ŒใŸใ“ใจ wasureta koto–something forgotten [the ใ“ใจ makes “forgot” into a noun phrase which is what he/she remembered] ใซๆฐ—ใใŒไป˜ใคใ„ใŸ ni ki ga tsuita–realized; came to mind


 

 

 

ๅฝผใ‹ใ‚Œใฏใ€ใŸใฃใทใ‚Šใจ็œ ใญใ‚€ใฃใŸใ€‚
He slept plenty.ย 

Vocabulary

ๅฝผ ใ‹ใ‚Œ kare–he
ใŸใฃใทใ‚Šใจ tappuri to–fully; plentifully [the ใจ makes ใŸใฃใทใ‚Š into an adverb modifying ็œ ใญใ‚€ใฃใŸ.] ็œ ใญใ‚€ใฃใŸ nemutta–slept


 

 

 

ใ‚ใฎๅญใ“ใฏใ€้‡Ž่œใ‚„ใ•ใ„ใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใดใ‚Šใ—ใ‹้ฃŸใŸในใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚
That child only ate a little bit of his/her veggies.

Vocabulary

ใ‚ใฎๅญใ“ ano ko–that child
้‡Ž่œใ‚„ใ•ใ„ yasai–vegetables
ใกใ‚‡ใฃใดใ‚Š choppiri–a little bit
ใ—ใ‹ shika–only; just
้ฃŸใŸในใชใ‹ใฃใŸ tabenakatta–didn’t eat


 

 

 

ๅ‹•็‰ฉๅœ’ใฉใ†ใถใคใˆใ‚“ใงใ€ใƒฉใ‚คใ‚ชใƒณใŒใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Šใจใ€ใŠใ‚Šใฎไธญใชใ‹ใ‚’ๆญฉใ‚ใ‚‹ใ„ใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚
At the zoo, the lion slowly walked around his cage.

Vocabulary

ๅ‹•็‰ฉๅœ’ใฉใ†ใถใคใˆใ‚“ doubutsuen–zoo
ใง de–at
ใƒฉใ‚คใ‚ชใƒณ raion–lion
ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Šใจ yukkuri to–slowly [the ใจ makes ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Š into an adverb modifying how he walked] ใŠใ‚Šใฎไธญใชใ‹ ori no naka–inside the cage
ๆญฉใ‚ใ‚‹ใ„ใฆใ„ใŸ aruite ita–was walking


 

ๅฝผๅฅณใ‹ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ใฏใ€ๅคงๅฅฝใ ใ„ใ™ใใชไฟณๅ„ชใฏใ„ใ‚†ใ†ใฎๅ†™็œŸใ—ใ‚ƒใ—ใ‚“ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฟใฆใ†ใฃใจใ‚Šใจใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚
She looked at a photo of an actor she likes with rapt attention.

Vocabulary

ๅฝผๅฅณใ‹ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ kanojo–she; her
ๅคงๅฅฝใ ใ„ใ™ใใช daisuki na–love; to like a lot
ไฟณๅ„ชใฏใ„ใ‚†ใ† haiyuu–actor; actress
ๅ†™็œŸใ—ใ‚ƒใ—ใ‚“
shashin–photograph
่ฆ‹ใฟใฆย  mite–looking
ใ†ใฃใจใ‚Šใจ uttori to–with great attention

ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ shite iru–doing

 

 

 

็œผ้กใ‚ใŒใญใ‚’ใจใ‚Šใ‹ใˆใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ™ในใฆใฎใ‚‚ใฎใŒใฏใฃใใ‚Šใจ่ฆ‹ใฟใˆใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸใ€‚
When I changed glasses, I was able to see everything clearly.

Vocabulary

็œผ้กใ‚ใŒใญ megane–(eye) glasses
ใจใ‚Šใ‹ใˆใŸใ‚‰ tori kaetara–upon switching; upon changing
ใ™ในใฆ subete–all
ใ™ในใฆใฎใ‚‚ใฎ subete no mono–all things; everything
ใฏใฃใใ‚Šใจย  hakkiri to–clearly
่ฆ‹ใฟใˆใ‚‹ mieru–able to see
ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใŸ you ni natta–come to be that; reached that point


 

ๆŽƒ้™คใใ†ใ˜ใ‚’ใ—ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ๅฎถใ„ใˆใฎไธญใชใ‹ใŒใ™ใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใŸใ€‚
After cleaning, the whole house was pleasantly refreshed.

Vocabulary

ๆŽƒ้™คใใ†ใ˜ souji–cleaning
ใ—ใŸใ‚‰ shitara–upon doing
ๅฎถใ„ใˆใฎไธญใชใ‹ ie no naka–inside the house
ใ™ใฃใใ‚Šใ—ใŸ sukkiri shita–became refreshed; felt good


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