For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions below.
History of "kun"
"Why are Diet members (Japanese parliament) called "kun" when "kun" is mostly for little boys?". Listen as Yumi delves into the fascinating history behind this common honorific title. #learnJapanese #JapaneseImmersion
- 子供の頃 when I was a kid; childhood
- そういう感じ such a feeling; that's how (I) feel
- 新聞社 newspaper company
- 決まりがある there's a rule
- 年下 younger (person)
- 現代の日本 modern Japan
- 国会議員 Diet member
- 子供っぽい childish
- 年齢の高い方 older people
- 違和感 feeling out of place; uncomfortable feeling; bad feeling
- 明治時代 Meiji period (1868-1912)
- 江戸時代 Edo period (1603-1868)
- 武士 samurai; warrior
- 農民 farmer
- 商人 merchant
- 身分制度 status system; class system
- 廃止 abolish
- 敬称 honorary titles
- 平等 equality; impartiality
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