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12 August 2007 @ 11:49 pm
Useful Vocabulary  
Ai - love (aye)

Au - meet (ow)

Ooi - many (oo-eh)

Apato - apartment (ah-pah-toh)

Ike - pawn, get out (ee-keh)

Ookii - big (oo-kee)

Oki - ocean (oh-kee)

Kuukoo - Airport (coo-coo)

Gokai - misunderstanding (go-kye)

Kaigi - conference (kye-ji)

Osake - sake (polite form) (Oh-sah-keh)(Pronounced quickly as in the native language, it would sound more like "oh-skeh" and the 'a' wouldn't really be heard. (Thanks Leo))

Sake - japanese rice wine or general alcohol

Biru - building (bee-roo)

Biiru - beer (beee-roo. hold out bii a fraction longer.)

Enu/Inu - dog (eh-noo) dogs in Japan go "wa-wa"

Neko - cat (neh-ko) "nyuu-nyuu"

Omoshiroi - interesting (oh-moh-sheer-oi)

Resutoran - restaurant (res-u-toh-rahn. yes. this is an attempt to use the english word.)

Ebi - shrimp (eh-bee)

Enpitsu - pencil (sounds french, en-pee-tsu)

Cha - tea (Ocha - green tea, Kocha - black/western tea)

Ja Matta ne - then again (see you later) (ja mah-tah neh)

N - informal yes/no/acknowledgement (back of the throat/pallet, just the nn sound, brief, almost a grunt really.)

Maru - circle (mah-roo)

Doozu - Please (doh-zoo)

Sugu - soon (soo-goo)

Oishii - delicious/tasty (oh-ee-shee)

Kaji - fire (kah-ji)

Kiite - listen/ask (keee-teh)

kite - come (key-teh)

Kata - shoulder/to do (shoulder the load) (kah-tah)

Nomu - drink (noh-moo)

Sen - a line, 1000

Musume - daughter (moo-sue-meh)

Doogu - tool (doh-gu)

Peeji - page (peh-ji)

Tabako - cigarette (guess what that comes from, toh-bah-koh)

Yaoya - green grocer (yow-yah)

Oyu - hot water (oh-you)

Raku - easy going (rah-ku)

Ohiro/Ofuro - bath (oh-hee-roh, oh-fuh-roh)

Hebi -snake (he-bee)

Pen - pen

Nan/i? - what?

Tokei - clock (toh-keh)

Shigoto - work (shee-go-toh)

Gakkoo - school (gah-koo)

Ginko - bank (geen-ko)

yoobi - day (of the week)

Reiteki - spiritual (reh-teh-key)

Seiteki - sexual (seh-teh-key)


There you go. :)
 
 
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