Roots and stamina

Prompted to reflect on Roots and writing a blog about Japanese learning, I naturally had a look at how to say “root” in Japanese. The interesting thing is that the character to say «root» (根・こん) also means “perseverance”, “stamina”, “mental energy”. So, reflecting on roots being the source of our stamina and energy, I looked…

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どちらかが彼女を殺した~第2章~2

My reading notes for the second part of chapter 2. 練馬区・ねりまく is a special ward in Tokyo. Now, I have always wondered what was exactly a 交番・こうばん. It seems to be a small neighborhood police station. In the novel, two police officers 警官・けいかん come from the nearest 交番 to secure the area while the detectives 刑事・けいじ will later come…

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星の王子さま~2

My reading notes for the second part of Le Petit Prince in japanese. (p11 to 16). The narrator meets the Little Prince for the first time and draws several sheep. (Notes for the first part) 砂漠・さばく desert 不時着・ふじちゃく emergency landing (不時・ふじ means emergency, unexpectedness) 整備士・せいびし mechanic (person). 整備・せいび means maintenance, servicing, outfitting and it is one of those words I…

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About those “boring hobbies”

At school, I remember we sometimes had to fill forms about where we lived, what our parents were doing and so on. I had difficulties in filling two fields: what I want to do when I grow up and what are my hobbies. Because at school, my hobby was: reading books. And later, my hobbies…

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