Happy Haiku: Getting Ready

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Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.
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Happy Haiku!

Haiku
イベントで
準備できる
似合ってよ!

Romaji
Ibento de
Jyunbi dekiru
Niatte yo!

English Translation
At an event
Can prepare
(Looking good!)

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Shouri

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 勝利, which is read as shouri (show-ree).

勝利 is “win.”

勝 means “win/victory.”

利 refers to “advantage/benefit.”

The stroke order for 勝利 is shown below. Continue reading

Happy Haiku: Tears

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Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.
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Happy Haiku!

Haiku
涙目で
完全に泣く
哀情

Romaji
Namidame de
Kanzen ni naku
Aijou

English Translation
With teary eyes
Cry completely
Sadness

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Genki

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Kanji is a complicated means of conveying language. With literally thousands of symbols that have different readings depending on context, the layers of complexity can prove overwhelming. However, beyond the squiggly lines lies sophistication to those patient and diligent enough to learn. Kanji is really cool in this regard.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 元気, which is read as genki (gehn-key).

元 means “origin.”

気 refers to the “spirit/mind/mood.”

Combined together, you can think of 元気 as the “original mood” in the sense that humans are supposed to default to being healthy, right?

In fact, one of the first things you’re taught in Japanese class is how to ask if someone is feeling well.

元気ですか? (Genki desu ka?) —> How are you (feeling)?

元気 is also used in the context of someone who is lively or full of energy.

The stroke order for 元気 is shown below. Continue reading

Happy Haiku: To Listen

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Happy Haiku: I try to dabble in writing haiku poems in Japanese.
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Happy Haiku!

Haiku
耳で聞く
お世界の音
よく聞くよ!

Romaji
Mimi de kiku
O sekai no oto
Yoku kiku yo!

English Translation
Listen with ears
The sounds of the world
Listen well!

- Nhan “Nhan-Fiction” Pham

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Random Kanji Knowledge: Koibito

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Random Kanji Knowledge time!

Today’s kanji is 恋人, which is read as koibito (ko-ee-bee-toe).

恋 is the symbol for “love/romance.”

人 means “person.”

Put two and two together, and 恋人 turns into “lover/sweetheart.” 恋人 is often used in reference to one’s boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other.

The stroke order for 恋人 is shown below.
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