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The 101st Proposal (TV Drama from 1991)
The 101st episode. Today, Yumi shares some details and trivia about a 1991 hit TV drama called The 101st Proposal starring Takeda Tetsuya and Asano Atsuko. #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 101回目 101st time
- 101回目のプロポーズ 101st Proposal (1991 Fuji TV drama)
- 平成3年 Heisei 3; 1991
- フジテレビ Fuji TV (TV Station)
- 放送された was broadcast
- 武田鉄矢 Takeda Tetsuya [Japanese folk singer and actor; he has a weekly podcast called 今朝の三枚おろし (This Morning’s Three Cuts) where he shares interesting tidbits from some book he’s recently read. The topics vary widely, but it is always interesting. He has a deep knowledge in a wide variety of topics. Recommended for intermediates and above.]
- 浅野温子 Asano Atsuko [Actress]
- 最終回 final episode (of a TV program)
- 視聴率 viewing rate; ratings (of a TV program)
- リメイク remake
- チェロ奏者 Cellist
- お見合い a formal marriage interview [often set up by matchmakers]
- 冴えないおじさん dull older man; unattractive older man
- 結婚式当日 the day of (her) wedding
- ひたむきに dedicated; single mindedly; earnestly
- ダンプカー dump truck
- 僕は死にません I won’t die
- 美女と野獣 Beauty and the Beast
- 交通マナー traffic manners; traffic etiquette
- 台本 script
- 流行語 buzzword; vogue word; popular phrase
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