Super Basic Words Part 6 (Twitter Follow Lesson)

March 13, 2012 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary


「継続は力なり」

= Keizoku wa chikaranari
Persistence (Continuing something steadily) leads to Power
「あきらめたらかみつくよ。」
= Akirametara kamitsukuyo.
= I’ll bite you if you give up.

Hi, everyone! !happyface!

This is a review lesson for all my Twitter (Maggie Sensei) followers who have been studying the Super Basic Words that I have been tweeting everyday.

In the Part 6, we have been working on adjectives that you can use to describe someone’s personality.
Since this is the 6th lesson, some of the words might seem a bit tough to be called  “Super” Basic Words.
If you are a new visitor to this site, you can go check the following lessons.

 

!star!  Super Basic Words – Part 2

!star! Super Basic Words – Part 3

!star!  Super Basic Words – Part 4

!star!  Super Basic Words – Part 5

As I always say, they are all random so you can start from any lesson.

:maggie-small: From my quotes above :
:w: 「継続は力なり」
= Keizoku wa chikaranari
Persistence (Continuing something steadily) Leads to Power
This is a very famous Japanese saying.
継続= keizoku = persistence, continuing
:rrrr: verb form :継続する= keizoku suru = to maintain, to continue, to keep doing
= ちから = chikara = force, strength, power
なり = nari = classic Japaneseである= de aru = ~ is, ~ are
I am not sure if you have an equivalent expression but it means that if you keep doing something steadily, you will be become powerful and will one day reach your goal. So don’t stop doing.
:: 「あきらめたらかみつくよ。」
= Akirametara kamitsukuyo.
= I’ll bite you if you give up.
あきらめたら= akirametara
:rrrr: あきらめる = akirameru= to give up
:rrrr:〜たら= ~ tara = conditional = if
かみつく =噛みつく =  kamitsuku = to bite
= yo = casual suffix to show your will = I will ~ /I’m going to

!CHECKHEART! Week 43

1) serious = 真面目な = まじめな =  majimena

:rrrr:  a serious student

= 真面目な学生

= まじめながくせい

= majimena gakusei

2) unserious, insincere= 不真面目な = fumajimena

:rrrr: irresponsible attitude

= 不真面目な態度

= ふまじめなたいど

= fumajimena

3) cheerful, amusing, lively, happy= 陽気な = youkina

:rrrr: a merry disposition

= 陽気な性格

=ようきなせいかく

= youkina seikaku

4) stuck-up, cheeky = 生意気な = なまいきな = namaikina

:rrrr:  a cocky child

= 生意気な子供

=なまいきなこども

= namaikina kodomo

5) enthusiastic, zealous= 熱心な = nesshinna

:rrrr:  an enthusiastic teacher

= 熱心な先生

= ねっしんなせんせい

= nesshinna sensei

6)domestic= 家庭的な= かていてきな = kateitekina

:rrrr:  a family man

= 家庭的な男性

= かていてきなだんせい

= kateitekina dansei

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!CHECKHEART! Week44

7) flashy , loud, gaudy = 派手な = はでな = hadena

:rrrr: flashy clothes

= 派手な服

= はでなふく

= hadena fuku

8) plain, subdued, low-keyed = 地味な=じみな = jimina

:rrrr: subdued color

= 地味な色

= じみないろ

= jimina iro

9 ) kind, nice, pleasant= 親切な=しんせつな = shinsetsuna

:rrrr: a kind sales assistant

= 親切な店員

= しんせつなてんいん

= shinnsetsuna ten-in

10) mean, malicious = 意地悪な=いじわるな = ijiwaruna

:rrrr: a mean/ nasty question

= 意地悪な質問

= いじわるなしつもん

= ijiwaruna shitsumon

11) dependable, reliable = 頼もしい=たのもしい = tanomoshii

:rrrr: a reliable parent

= 頼もしい親

= たのもしいおや

= tanomoshii oya

12) strange, eccentric, unusual = 変わった = かわった = kawatta

:rrrr: a weird flavor / taste

= 変わった味

= かわったあじ

= kawatta aji

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!CHECKHEART! Week 45

13) selfishわがままな = wagamamana

:rrrr: a selfish son

 

= わがままな息子
= わがままなむすこ
= wagamamana musuko
14) pampered / spoiled = 甘やかされた = あまやかされた = amayakasareta

:rrrr:  a spoiled woman

= 甘やかされた女性
= あまやかされたじょせい
= amayakasareta josei
15) shy = 恥ずかしがりの= はずかしがりの = hazukashigarino
:rrrr: a shy person
= 恥ずかしがり屋
= はずかしがりや
= hazukashigariya
16) stubborn =  頑固な = がんこな = gankona

:rrrr:  a stubborn old person

= 頑固なお年寄り
= がんこなおとしより
= gankona otoshiyori
17) short tempered, feisty = 短気な = たんきな= tankina

:rrrr: a short tempered younger brother

= 短気な弟
= たんきなおとうと
= tankina otouto
18) easygoing, laid-back = のんびりした= nonbirishita

:rrrr:  relaxed laid-back life

= のんびりした人生
= のんびりしたじんせい
= nonbirishita jinsei
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!CHECKHEART! Week 47

19) meddlesome, nosyおせっかいな = osekkaina

:rrrr: a nosy neighbor

= おせっかいな隣人

= おせっかいなりんじん

= osekkai na rinjin

20) calm, composed = 落ち着いた= おちついた= ochitsuita
:rrrr:calm voice
落ち着いた声

= おちついたこえ

= ochitsuita koe

21) talkative = おしゃべりな = oshaberi na
:rrrr: a talkative high school girl
= おしゃべりな女子高生
=おしゃべりなじょしこうせい

= oshaberina joshikousei

 

22) uncommunicative, silent, quiet = 無口な = むくちな = mukuchina:rrrr: a husband of few words

= 無口な夫

= むくちなおっと

=  mukuchina otto

23) diligent, hard-working = 勤勉な = きんべんな = kinbenna

:rrrr: a diligent boy

= 勤勉な少年

=きんべんなしょうねん

= kinbenna shounen

24) capricious, fickle = 気まぐれな = きまぐれな = kimagurena:rrrr: changeable weather

= 気まぐれな天気

= きまぐれなてんき

= kimagurena tenki

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!CHECKHEART! Week 48
25) feisty, cranky, to be easily angered = 怒りっぽい = おこりっぽい = okorippoi

:rrrr:  a feisty customer

= 怒りっぽい客

= おこりっぽいきゃく

= okorippoi kyaku

26) pure純粋な = じゅんすいな = junsuina

:rrrr: pure heart

= 純粋な 心

= じゅんすいなこころ

= junsuina kokoro

27) active= 活発な= かっぱつな= kappatsuna

:rrrr:  active market

= 活発な市場

= かっぱつなしじょう

= kappatsuna shijou

28) boring = つまらない= tsumaranai

:rrrr: a boring (menial) work

= つまらない仕事

= つまらないしごと

= tsumaranai shigoto

29) thoughtful, caring= 思いやりのある= おもいやりのある= omoiyari no aru

:rrrr: caring society

= 思いやりのある社会

= おもいやりのあるしゃかい

= omoiyari no aru shakai

30) irresponsible = 無責任な = むせきにんな = musekininna

:rrrr: an irresponsible politician

= 無責任な政治家

= むせきにんなせいじか

= musekininna seijika

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!CHECKHEART! Week 49

31) talented = 才能のある = さいのうのある = sainou no aru
(Note: You can also say 才能がある= さいのうがある= sainou ga aru)
:rrrr:  a talented singer
= 才能のある歌手
= さいのうのあるかしゅ
= sainou no aru kashu
32) forgetful = 忘れっぽい = わすれっぽい= wasureppoi
:rrrr: forgetful mother
= 忘れっぽい母
= わすれっぽいはは
= wasureppoi haha
33) tired = 疲れた = つかれた = tsukareta

:rrrr: tired looking

= 疲れた様子
= つかれたようす
= tsukareta yousu

 

34) sociable = 社交的な = しゃこうてきな = shakoutekina

:rrrr:  antisocial

= 非社交的な
= ひしゃこうてきな
= hishakoutekina

35) refined, elegant, sophisticated = 上品な =  じょうひんな = jouhinna

:rrrr:a sophisticated tone of voice

= 上品な口調
= じょうひんなくちょう
= jouhinna kuchou

36) indecent, improper, filthy = 下品な = げひんな = gehinna

:rrrr:tasteless jokes

 

= gehinna joudan
= 下品な冗談
= げひんなじょうだん
= gehinna joudan

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!CHECKHEART! Week 50

 

37) strict, severe = 厳しい= きびしい = kibishii

:rrrr: strict regulations

=厳しい規則

= きびしいきそく

= kibishii kisoku

38) sweet, gentle,  loving = 優しい= やさしい= yasashii

:rrrr: a loving friend

= 優しい友達

= やさしいともだち

= yasashii tomodachi

39) aggressive, rough = 乱暴な= らんぼうな= ranbouna

:rrrr: an aggressive driving

= 乱暴な運転

= ranbouna unten

40) friendly = 親しみやすい=したしみやすい = shitashimiyasui

:rrrr: friendly smile

= 親しみやすい笑顔

= したしみやすいえがお

= shitashimiyasui egao

41) noisy, loud / picky, annoying= うるさい= urusai

:rrrr:.Ex. 1) loud music

= うるさい音楽

= うるさいおんがく

=urusai ongaku

:rrrr:Ex. 2) a picky customer

= うるさい客

= うるさいきゃく

= urusai kyaku

(Note : うるさい客= urusai kyaku = could also mean “noisy customer(s)”

42) generous = 気前のいい= きまえのいい = kimae noii

:rrrr: a generous boss

= 気前のいい上司

=きまえのいいじょうし

= kimae no ii joushi

(Note : You can also say 気前 = kimae ga and  = yoi)

 

マギー先生より= Maggie Sensei yori = From Maggie Sensei

自分の性格にぴったりの言葉はありましたか?

= Jibun no seikaku ni pittari no kotoba wa arimashitaka?

= Did you find the perfect word to describe your personality?