Thursday, June 21, 2007

Elementary Class Day 13

Sensei comes back. I miss you, Sensei.

Sensei invited us to join an online community called MIXI ミクシィ. We will form a ninja group to exchange confidential information. Because of confidentiality, there are some ninja words that typical websites may not have:

日記(にっき)Diary
足跡(あしあと)Footprint
写真(しゃしん)/フォト Photo
友人(ゆうじん)に公開(こうかい)Open to friends
友人の友人までに公開 Open to friends' friends
全部(ぜんぶ)に公開 Open to all

Information collection is a common job of a ninja. Adjective 形容詞(けいようし)is always used to describe some things. This is the goal of Chapter 2.

In addition to those in the textbook, there are some else:
デブ Fat
スタイルが良い(いい) Good body shape
汚い(きたない) Dirty
煩い/五月蠅い(うるさい)Noisy

Since missions of ninja are highly confidential, they use same pronounciation to represent different meanings. For example,

かみ:紙 Paper、神 God、髪 Hair
はな:花 Flower、鼻 Nose
あつい:厚い Thick、暑い Hot(weather)、熱い Hot (matter)
いっかい:一回 One time、一階 First floor (Ground floor in Japan)

3 comments:

宇宙人 said...

question:
煩い = loud ???

Kunoichi Terminator said...

うるさい should mean noisy rather than just loud. 五月蠅い should be more proper for the kanji.

宇宙人 said...

I thought うるさい means someone annoying ??