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 'finalkt3' 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 'finalkt3' 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.