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Shochu Posted by on May 20, 2012

島娘 (Shimamusume), one of 鹿児島's most popular brands of shochu.

今日 (きょう/Today) I’d like to talk a little about my favorite Japanese alcoholic beverage, 焼酎 (しょうちゅう/Shochu)! This is not the traditional 酒 (さけ/sake) that many people order when they go to a 日本料理 (にほんりょうり/Japanese food) restaurant in another country. 酒 can be translated as rice wine, but the word is commonly used to describe any…

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Answers to the Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 7, 2009

1) あせる (to be impatient, hasty) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-01-2009 2) ゆっくりする (to relax) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-02-2009 3) いなか (countryside) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-05-2009 4) 入試 (entrance exam) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-09-2009 5) 合コン (match making party) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-10-2009 6) いじわる (mean) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-11-2009 7) けち (stingy, cheap, frugal) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-12-2009 おかしい (funny, strange) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-13-2009 9) おしゃれ (fashionable) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-16-2009 10) しぶい (tasteful) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-17-2009 11) きもい (disgusting) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=03-18-2009 12) あたたかい…

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Word of the Day Exercise Posted by on Aug 4, 2009

Some of you may know the Word of the Day provided by Transparent Language. It’s an awesome list of Japanese vocabulary accompanied by sound. It also provides the word in context with various conjugations of the word. Today’s list is a review of some of the words you may have forgotten. Next time I’ll provide…

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Restaurant Food Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 1, 2009

You may some of these items on a menyuu (メニュー) or menu dining in a Japanese restaurant. スパゲッテイ – (supagetti) spaghetti カレー – (karee) curry そば – (soba) buck wheat noodles (usually served cold) うどん – (udon) thick white noodles (usually served ward) サンドイッチ – (sandoicchi) sandwich アイスクリーム – (aisukuriimu) ice cream ラーメン – (raamen) ramen noodles…

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