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MNN (Int.1) Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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Chapter 1 Vocabulary

KanjiKanaDefinition
どのようにhow
道に迷うみちにまようto lose one's way
先輩せんぱいsenior (student, colleague, etc.)
まるでjust (as in 'X is just like Y')
性格が明るい :せいかくが あかるいcheerful (personality)
父親ちちおやfather
みずうみlake
目指すめざすto aim at, have one's eye on
いのちlife
おせち料理おせちりょうりtraditional Japanese food for the New Year
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初詣ではつもうでtraditional practice of visiting a shrine or temple during the New Year to pray for happiness
たたみtatami mat (thick straw mat used for flooring in traditional Japanese rooms)
座布団ざぶとんsquare floor cushion for sitting or kneeling on
ゆかfloor
正座せいざformal kneeling position, with buttocks on heels, body upright, and hands in lap
おじぎbow (greeting)
作家さっかwriter, author
~中~ちゅうwhile
いっぱいfull, crowded
どんなにhowever, no matter how
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立派(な)りっぱ(な)wonderful, grand
欠点けってんfailing, shortcoming
~過ぎ~すぎpast, after, gone
似合うにあうsuit, look good in
それでso, therefore
お礼おれいthanks, appreciation
ポイントkey point
内容ないようcontents
聞き取るききとるto comprehend by listening
表現ひょうげんexpression
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迷うまようto be unable to decide (between A and B)
部分ぶぶんpart
市民しみんcitizen
会館かいかんassembly hall
市民会館しみんかいかんcommunity center
伝統的(な)でんとうてき(な)traditional
実際にじっさいにactually
そういうthat kind of
ふだんordinary, usual
何とかなんとかsomehow or other
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イントネーションintonation
奨学金しょうがくきんscholarship, bursary
推薦状すいせんじょうreference, letter of recommendation
交流こうりゅうsocial interchange
司会しかいpresiding over (a meeting or social event)
目上めうえsuperior, of higher status
断ることわるto refuse
引き受けるひきうけるto accept
印象いんしょうimpression
チェックするto check
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(お)住まい(お)すまいresidence
たたむto fold
重ねるかさねるto place one on top of the other, stack
板張りいたばりwooden (floor, ceiling, etc.)
素足すあしwithout socks
使い分けるつかいわけるto use selectively
良さよさmerit, good quality
読み取るよみとるunderstand by reading or scrutinizing
旅行者りょこうしゃtourist, traveler
最ももっともvery, extremely
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非常にひじょうにvery, extremely
それほどto that extent
代表するだいひょうするto represent
全体ぜんたいwhole
敷くしくto lay (a tatami mat), lay out (a futon, floor cushions)
ちょうどjust (as in 'X is just like Y')
何枚もなんまいもmany (flat objects)
名前をつけるなまえをつけるapply, give a name to
やまとことばword of purely Japanese origin
動かすうがかすto move
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組み合わせるくみあわせるto combine, to join together
客間きゃくまdrawing room, parlor
居間いまliving room, sitting room
仕事部屋しごとべやworkroom, study room
ワラstraw
イグサmat rush
呼吸するこきゅうするto breathe
湿気しっけmoisture, dampness
湿気を取るしっけをとるto remove moisture
快適(な)かいてき(な)comfortable
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清潔(な)せいけつ(な)clean
本文ほんぶんmain text
一戸建ていっこだてdetached house
小学生しょうがくせいprimary school student
日常生活にちじょうせいかつdaily life
あのう、~てただけないでしょうか。Excuse me, but I wonder if you could possible...? (Asking a difficult-to-ask favor, while showing hesitation by starting with あのう.)
何とかお願いできないでしょうか。なんとか、できないでしょうか。Couldn't you please find some way to oblige me? (Showing that, despite knowing your request is unreasonable, you really would like to be granted.)
うちでよければどうぞ。If our house would be all right, then please come along.
お役に立っててようかったです。おやくにたっててようかったです。I'm glad I was able to help.
お預かりします。おあずかりします。We'll take care of it.
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村上春樹むらかみはるきHaruki Murakami (Author and translator, 1949-.)
「ノルウェイの森 」: ノルウェイのもりNorwegian Wood (One of Haruki Murakami's best-known works, translated into many languages.)
南太平洋みなみたいへいようSouth Pacific
トンガ王国トンガおうこくThe Kingdom of Tonga
バオバブBaobab (A tree native to Africa.)
マダガスカルMadagascar
タタミゼTatamisé(e) (A French word signifying a person who has adopted the Japanese lifestyle and culture.)
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