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Typhoons and Hurricanes
Japan not only has typhoons but other natural disasters— particularly earthquakes. Therefore, Yumi reasons, Japanese people tend to have a higher sense of crisis and therefore make tons of preparations. Listen as she compares Japan and Florida’s preparations for bad weather. #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 台風とハリケーン typhoons and hurricans
- 同じもの same thing
- 気象現象 weather phenomena
- 熱帯 tropics
- 低気圧 low (atmospheric) pressure; low-pressure system
- 毎年 every year
- 大型 large-scale
- 中部 central region
- 北中部 north central
- 直撃 direct hit
- 被害 damage
- 食料 foodstuffs; food
- 戦々恐々 trembling with fear; filled with trepidation
- やや強かった somewhat strong; a little strong
- ホッとしました to feel relieved
- 9月中旬 middle of September
- ドキドキ heart beating fast; thrilled; scared
- によると according to
- 一安心 feeling of relief; peace of mind
- 海岸 coast; beach
- 川岸 riverbank
- 護岸工事 levee protection works
- 建設 construction
- テトラポット concrete breakwater objects that look like large jacks off the coast in Japan
- 堤防 embankment; levee
- 自然のまま natural; as nature intended
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