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This Year’s Kanji
This year’s kanji has been selected. Out of 220,000 votes, the kanji for war or battle was chosen. Yumi talks about this as well as what’s been going on in Japan recently. #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 戦争 war
- 漢字能力検定協会 Kanji Proficiency Test Association
- 戦う to fight; to battle
- 全国 all of the country; the whole country
- 印象 impression
- 同時多発テロ simultaneous attacks (particularly 9/11)
- 物騒 troubled; disturbed
- さらに in addition; moreover
- 大盛り上がり great excitement
- 優勝候補 favored candidate; best bet for the title; favored for victory
- 勝利 victory
- 残念ながら unfortunately
- 練習に練習を重ねて practice upon practice
- 礼儀正しい polite; courteous
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