October 26, 2017

最高機密 Top Secret

最高機密 (さいこうきみつ)

top secret

sai kou ki mitsu
top secret

最高 sai kou the best, the highest (this sounds like the English word Psycho! I had a Canadian friend who told a Japanese man who was bothering her, "You are psycho!" He stopped, looked at her and replied, "Thank you!")
最 sai most
高 kou tall, high, expensive
機密 ki mitsu secrecy, secret
機 ki opportunity, machine
密 mitsu secret

最悪 sai aku - the worst, the pits [I]
最後 sai go - the last [B]
鼻が高い hana ga takai - proud, snobby (lit. have a big (tall) nose) [B]
危機 ki ki - crisis [I]
隠密 on mitsu - a spy [A]
秘密 hi mitsu - secret (regular secret) [B]

It all started with a little honey smuggling job...



pu-san ni totte, hachimitsu no arika wa saikou kimitsu datta.
As far as Pooh was concerned, the whereabouts of the honey was top secret.

  • プーさん pu-san - Winnie the Pooh [the full Japanese name is くまのプーさん kuma no pu-san]
  • にとって ni totte - as far as... was concerned; concerning..., for
  • 蜂蜜 hachi mitsu - honey
  • ありか arika - the place, whereabouts

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