Tuesday, December 15, 2009

7 Japanese Words A Week - December 15, 2009

I'm changing the title of A Japanese word a day to a more appropriate title which is 7 Japanese Words A Week. This would fit what I've been doing which is posting 7 Japanese words to learn per week rather than A Japanese word a day.

This week, since Christmas is around the corner, let's get some words related to it!

1) Santa - santa (サンタ)
2) Christmas - kurisumasu (クリスマス)
3) Snow - yuki (雪, ゆき)
4) December - juuni-gatsu (十二月, じゅうにがつ)
5) Reindeer - tonakai (トナカイ)
6) Year - toshi (年, とし)
7) Ornament - soushoku (装飾, そうしょく)


~Live Life~ said...

Haha...picked up a few here...thanks for the sharing...=)

How to say Merry Christmas? Mari Kurisumasu?? LOL!

Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Hi. Glad you find it useful :)

Merry Christmas - merii kurisumasu (メリークリスマス)

Ken said...

Konbanwa, sensei!

The 'year' I learnt is 'nen'. Is 'toshi' another word for year?


Kelvin -KtheBlogger- Tan said...

Nen is the common usage for year.
But in some instance like age or time of life, toshi is used.

For example if saying younger/junior:
toshishita - 年下(としした)
is used.

toshiue - 年上(としうえ)
is used.

"Last year" you'll say:
Kyonen - 去年(きょねん)

but "This year" you'll say:
kotoshi - 今年(ことし)

So it really depends on the context.