For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions below.
Onsen and Nakedness
In today’s episode, Yumi talk about ryokans, hot springs and how she overcame the embarrassment about going naked to one. Listen and #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 湧いてきた started gushing out; started bubbling out [湧いて from 湧く(to gush out); てきた from てくる (to start doing ~)]
- (お湯に)つかる to be soaked (in warm water); to be submerged (in warm water)]
- (足をお湯に)つける to soak (one’s feet in hot water); to put (one’s feet in hot water)
- 成分 composition
- 効能 benefit; effect; efficacy
- おもてなし hospitality
- 懐石料理 traditional Japanese meal brought in courses
- 名産物 local special products [名 (famous); 産物 (products; produce)]
- 施設 facility
- 癒す to heal
- 庭園 garden [garden that is professionally designed and maintained; 庭 (garden; yard); 園 (park)]
- ~なんか such as ~; such thing as ~
- 堪能する to indulge in; to enjoy
- 露天風呂 open-air bath
- 見知らぬ人 stranger(s) [見知らぬ (unacquainted; unfamiliar; unknown; strange)]
- 抵抗 resistance; reluctance; opposition
- そっか “Ah, I see”; “Oh, I get it”; “Oh, okay” [a very casual expression which stems from そうか/そうですか]
- 指す to indicate; to point
- 個室 private room
- 思春期 adolescence
- 付き合い fellowship; friendship
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