Nihongo 101: 突然「とつぜん」

Meaning: abrupt/ sudden/ unexpected Conjugations: 突然な (Adj), 突然に (Adv) 雨が突然降り始めた。Reading: あめがとつぜんふりはじめた。Romaji: Ame ga totsuden furi hajimeta.Translation: It suddenly began to rain. 突然明かりが消えた。Reading: とつぜんあかりがきえた。Romaji: Totsuzen akari ga kieta.Translation: Suddenly, the light went out. 突然計画が変更された。Reading: とつぜんけいかくがへんこうされた。Romaji: Totsuzen keikaku ga henkousareta.Translation: Suddenly, plans had to be changed.

NIHONGGO 101: 輝く

私は暗い世界で輝いてる。 I’m shining in the dark world. It’s been a while since I posted in Japanese and I missed it a bit. 輝く is a verb I learned from Taeyeon’s song “I am the Greatest.”  

July 2018 Articles

Thank you to Joey of Thoughts and Afterthoughts  for subtly reminding me that I have a huge responsibility to update my blog. Although, to be honest, he was only reflecting on his own blogging schedule and I just felt quite guilty. That feeling when you haven’t blogged in 5ever and your scheduled drafts end up going…

A Guest Speaker’s 24 hours in Albay

Feb 23rd Out of my excitement, I got to the airport about four hours before my flight. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited? I decided to make the most out of my time and stayed at the nearest charging station where I squeezed my brain out for an article. While working on my pending article…

Good old Bilbo

私はあなたの半分が私が好きであると同時に半分も知らない。私はあなたの半分以下、半分以下が好きです or 私はあなたが好きなだけ半分を知らない。私はあなたの半分以下、半分以下が好きです   I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Translation Mishap

Don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate those groups who translate the comics for a bigger audience but lines like this encourage me to just study Japanese and read the manga raw. 英語と日本語の勉強して頑張りましょう!