くうきkuuki

noun:

空気kuukihaotono媒体baitaida The air is a medium for sound.

いっしょうけんめいisshoukenmei Inflection

adjectival noun / adverbial noun / noun:

  • very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life - four character idiom 一所懸命

もっとmotto一生懸命isshoukenmei勉強benkyouすべきsubekiだったdattaのにnoni You should have worked harder.

あらしarashi

noun:

  • storm; tempest
  • storm; hullaballoo; uproar; winds (e.g. of change) - idiom

このkonokazehaarashinoshirushida This wind is a sign of a storm.

ししゃごにゅうshishagonyuu Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • rounding (fractions); rounding half up - four character idiom

5814wonokuraini四捨五入shishagonyuuすればsurebananiになりますninarimasuka What's 5,814 rounded to the nearest thousand?

くしゃみkushamiくさめkusameくっさめkussameクシャミKUSHAMI

noun:

  • sneeze

expression:

  • spoken twice in response to someone sneezing as a charm against an early death くさめ - idiom

sekiくしゃみkushamiあくびakubiwoするsurutokihakuchiwotede隠しkakushiなさいnasai Cover your mouth when you cough, sneeze, or yawn.

いっさくさくじつissakusakujitsuさきおとついsakiototsuiさきおとといsakiototoi

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • two days before yesterday; three days back (ago) - four character idiom
とかくtokaku Inflection

adverb / ~する noun:

  • (doing) various things; (doing) this and that

adverb:

  • being apt to; being prone to; tending to
  • at any rate; anyhow; anyway

~の noun:

  • all sorts of (negative things); various

noun:

  • things that do not exist; rabbit horns [literal] 兎角 - idiom - Buddhism term 亀毛兎角

とかくtokakuするsuruうちuchinitoshiga明けたaketa A new year began meanwhile.

運動undouga健康kenkounokagiであるdearunowo私たちwatashitachihaとかくtokaku忘れwasureがちgachida We tend to forget that exercise is a key to good health.

むちゃくちゃmuchakuchaatejiムチャクチャMUCHAKUCHA Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • nonsensical; unreasonable; absurd; unrealistic - four character idiom
  • awfully; extremely; to excess; senseless; reckless

noun / adjectival noun:

  • disorder; confusion; being jumbled; being mixed up

adverb:

  • very; extremely; excessively - colloquialism

彼女kanojoha泣きnakiながらnagarakareからkarano手紙tegamiwoむちゃくちゃmuchakuchani引き裂いてhikisaite捨てたsuteta In tears, she tore up his letter and threw it away.

きまじめkimajimeirr.irr. Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • too serious; person who is too serious; honesty; sincerity - four character idiom

彼女kanojoha生真面目kimajimenakaode冗談joudanwo言いiiましmashita She told the joke with a straight face.

なんみんnanmin

noun:

  • refugee; displaced person
  • person inconvenienced by (lack of something); person unable to satisfactorily (marry, shop, etc.) - in compound nouns; ~難民 - colloquialism - idiom 買い物難民【かいものなんみん】

難民nanminha食べるtaberuものmonowoくれkureto要求youkyuuしたshita The boat people asked for food.

どたんばdotanba

noun:

  • last moment; eleventh hour - idiom
  • platform made of dirt used to perform executions (decapitations) in the Edo period - orig. meaning

これkorehakareno土壇場dotanbada This is his eleventh hour.

じきしょうそうjikishousouirr. Inflection

adjectival noun / noun / ~の noun:

  • premature - four character idiom

imaそのsono計画keikakuwo実施jisshiするsurunoha時期尚早jikishousouであるdearu It is premature to put the plan into practice now.

むりやりmuriyariateji

adverb / noun:

  • forcibly; against one's will - 矢理 is ateji - four character idiom

kareha無理やりmuriyari残業zangyouさせられたsaserareta He was forced to work overtime.

かんこんそうさいkankonsousai

noun:

しこうさくごshikousakugo Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • trial and error - four character idiom

解決策kaiketsusakuga功を奏したkouwosoushitanoha試行錯誤shikousakugono結果kekkaだったdatta Finding a solution that worked was a process of trial and error.

しゅんかしゅうとうshunkashuutou

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter; the four seasons - four character idiom
めだましょうひんmedamashouhin

noun:

  • bargain goods; eye-catching goods; featured product; loss leader - four character idiom
かしょうひょうかkashouhyouka Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • underestimation; undervaluation - four character idiom

音楽ongakuno重要性juuyouseiha過小評価kashouhyoukaされているsareteiru The importance of music is underrated.

たいぎめいぶんtaigimeibun

noun:

  • just cause; good reason; pretext; justification - four character idiom
  • duty (to one's country, sovereign, etc.) - four character idiom

ロブソンROBUSONno提案teianha大義名分taigimeibungaあるaruからといってkaratoitteテロリストTERORISUTOwo擁護yougoするsuruようなyounaものであるmonodearu Robson's proposal is tantamount to defending terrorists because they have a cause.

てんぐtengu

noun:

  • tengu; long-nosed goblin
  • bragging; braggart - idiom

大会taikaide優勝yuushoushitaからkaraってtte天狗tenguniなるnarunaお前omaeto同じonajiくらいkuraini上手いumaiやつyatsuなんてnante世の中yononakanihaごろごろgorogoroいるirundazo Don't get such a big head just because you won the tournament. There's many others in the world who are just as good as you.

きょうみしんしんkyoumishinshin Inflection

~の noun / ~たる adjective / ~と adverb:

  • very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about) - four character idiom

トムTOMUha興味津々kyoumishinshinda Tom is curious.

ににんさんきゃくnininsankyaku

noun:

  • three-legged race - four character idiom
  • cooperation with singleness of purpose (e.g. between companies); operating in tandem

いやでもおうでもiyademooudemoこれからkorekarahakimito二人三脚nininsankyakude仕事shigotowoするsuruしかshikaないnainokane Like it or not, we're in this together. All we can do is work as closely as if we were joined at the hip.

しょちゅうみまいshochuumimai

noun:

  • summer greeting card; inquiry after someone's health in the hot season - four character idiom 暑中お見舞い

暑中見舞いshochuumimaiwoみんなminnani書いたkaita I wrote to everybody inquiring after their health in the hot season.

うやむやuyamuya Inflection

adjectival noun / noun:

  • indefinite; hazy; vague; unsettled; undecided - four character idiom
ふなでfunade Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • setting sail; putting out to sea
  • starting anew; embarking on something new - idiom

彼らkareraha来週raishuuno月曜日getsuyoubiniボンベイBONBEIni向けてmukete船出funadeするsuru They will sail for Bombay next Monday.

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