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The Law of Attraction
Even when bad things happen, there is always something to be grateful for. Listen and #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 必死に with one’s best effort; work very hard to do something; with one’s best effort; desperately
- 節約する save money
- 食費 food expense
- 電気代 electricity bill [電気 (electricity); 代 (charge; fee; substitute)]
- 便乗値上げ piggyback price increase [便乗(getting a ride; getting on the bandwagon); 値上げ (price increase)]
- 機能 function
- 高級な high-end; high-class; luxury [高 (high);級 (class)]
- 値引き discount; price reduction [値 (price); 引きnoun form of 引く(to pull); sound changes from 引き to 引き when combined with other word in front of it]
- 必需品 essentials; necessity
- 冷や汗 cold sweat [冷や (cold; chilled); 汗 (sweat)]
- 順調 nice and steady; doing good
- 絶望感 sense of despair [絶望 (despair; hopelessness); 感 (feeling; emotion; sensation)]
- 満たされる be filled with [normally used with a very positive emotion. it actually sounds humorous for this word to be used with 絶望感 (despair)]
- 貯金 savings [貯 (to store); 金 (money)]
- 引き寄せの法則 law of attraction [引き寄せ to draw or pull (something) toward; 法則 (rule; law)]
- 潜在意識 subconsciousness [潜在 (latent); 意識 (consciousness)]
- 浸透するpermeate [permeation; soaking]
- 科学的根拠 scientific foundation [科学的 (scientific); 根拠 (basis; grounds; foundation; reason)]
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