Sunday, 26 May 2013

Hiragana and Katakana

Japanese is written using several different kinds of characters for different purposes.

English alphabet style (Roman) letters are called romaji. These are often used for trademarks, advertising slogans and commands to some old-fashioned computers.

The kanji are Chinese-style characters that the Japanese adopted around the fifth century A.D. Kanji are still used to write many words in Japanese.

The kana are simpler symbols that stand for sounds. There are two kinds of kana: hiragana and katakana.

The hiragana characters are written in a curving, flowing style. They are used for writing some native Japanese words and word endings.

The katakana characters are more angular. They are used mostly for writing foreign-derived words, words adapted into Japanese from English or other European languages are usually written in katakana.

Saturday, 25 May 2013


三つ - みっつ - three
浸透 - しんとう - 1: permeation; penetration; soaking; 2: osmosis
パワー - power
- あせ - 1: sweat; perspiration; 2: moisture; condensation
- におい - 1: odour; odor; scent; smell; stench; 2: aura; whiff; smacks of ...; sense; flavour; flavor
戻る - もどる - to turn back; to return; to go back; to recover; to rebound
無し - なし - without
新発売 - しんはつばい - new product or model

除菌 - じょきん - bacteria elimination
成分 - せいぶん - ingredient; component; composition
- ばい - 1: twice; double; 2: (Suffix) times; -fold

消臭 - しょうしゅう - deodorization
抗菌 - こうきん - antibacterial; antimicrobial

With 3 permeation powers the smell of sweat won't return!
New product! Threefold the bacteria elimination components!
Bacteria elimination
Risesshu Bacteria eliminationEX.

Saturday, 18 May 2013


気を付ける - きをつける - to be careful; to pay attention; to take care

やつら - they; those guys

ヘリ - helicopter

襲う - おそう - 1: to attack; to assail; to make an assault; to strike; to hunt down; 2: to succeed (someone in a post, role, etc.); 3: to make a sudden visit

来る - くる - 1: to come (spatially or temporally); to approach; to arrive; 2: to come back; to do ... and come back; 3: to come to be; to become; to get; to grow; to continue;  4: () to come from; to be caused by; to derive from; 5: to come to (i.e. "when it comes to spinach ...")

...やがる - (Verb Stem + やがる) is used to criticize someone's actions, or to display one's own negative feelings, can be equivalent to swearing. (飲む becomes 飲みやがる, 食べる becomes 食べやがる, Irregular: 来る becomes きやがる or こやがる、する becomes しやがる)

"Take care! They're bloody coming to attack by helicopter!"

中川 翔子

中川 翔子 (なかがわ しょうこ)

中川 翔子 - (なかがわ しょうこ)
東京都とうきょうと - Tokyo Metropolitan area
生まれうまれ - birth; birthplace
東京都とうきょうと - Tokyo Metropolitan area
出身しゅっしん - 1: person's origin (town, city, country, etc.); 2: institution from which one graduated; 3: director in charge of employee relations
血液型けつえきがた - blood type
かた - 1: model; type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.); 2: type; style; pattern; 3: mold (mould); template; model; 4: kata (standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.); 5: form (i.e. customary procedure); 6: size (i.e. clothing, shoes); 7: (Obscure term) (taxonomical) form
身長しんちょう - height (of body); stature
趣味しゅみ - 1: hobby; pastime; 2: tastes; preference; liking
パソコン - personal computer
イラスト - illustration
描くかく - to draw; to paint; to sketch
読書どくしょ - reading
ゲーム - game
映画 - えいが movie; film
アニメ - 1: animated film; animated cartoon; anime (when referring to Japanese cartoons); 2: (Abbreviation) animation
コスプレ - cosplay (dressing in costume, esp. as a manga character, etc.)
など - 1: (Usually written using kana alone) et cetera; etc.; and the like; and so forth; 2: (indicating an approximate quote or vague suggestion) or something; 3: (lessening the significance or value of the previous word) the likes of
特技 とくぎ special skill
ヌンチャク - nunchaku (two linked fighting sticks); nunchak; nunchucks

Nakagawa Shoko
Born 5th May 1985. Originates from Tokyo Metropolitan area. Blood Type A, height 155cm, hobbies are drawing illustrations by computer, reading, (video) games, movies, anime, cosplay etc. Special skill is nunchucks.

Saturday, 11 May 2013


よかろう (良いだろう)  good; excellent; fine; nice; pleasant; agreeable

お前 おまえ (Familiar language)(Male term or language) you (formerly honorific, now sometimes derog. term referring to an equal or inferior)

ちち father

地下 ちか 1: basement; cellar; underground place; 2: (Prefix) underground; below ground; 3: secret; under cover; 4: (Noun)(Colloquialism)(Abbreviation) underground (railway); subway; metro

ろう prison; jail

なか 1: inside; in; 2: among; within; 3: center (centre); middle; 4: during; while

閉じこめる とじこめる to lock up; to shut up; to imprison 

...てある - has been brought about on purpose by somebody, It has been done by somebody (Use transitive verb te-form + aru)

へえ oh, yes?; really?

ぞう statue; image; figure; picture; portrait

1: indicates possessive; 2: nominalizes verbs and adjectives; 3: substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; 4: indicates a confident conclusion; 5: (Female term or language) indicates emotional emphasis; 6: indicates question

ややこしい puzzling; tangled; complicated; complex

ところ 1: place; spot; scene; site; 2: address; 3: district; area; locality; 4: one's house; 5: point; 6: part; 7: space; room; 8: (Usually written using kana alone) whereupon; as a result; 9: (after present form of a verb) about to; on the verge of

助かる たすかる 1: to be saved; to be rescued; to survive; 2: to escape harm; to be spared damage; 3: to be helped; to be saved trouble

(sentence end) indicates emotion or admiration

"Fine...ha..your father is locked up inside the underground prison."

"Oh? So he's in the underground of this statue...It helps that it's not a complicated place."

Sunday, 5 May 2013


集まれギーク! よーく見てないと時間が分からない腕時計

集る あつまる to gather; to collect; to assemble
よく 1: nicely; properly; well; skillfully; 2: frequently; often
見る みる 1: to see; to look; to watch; to view; to observe; 2: to look over; to look on; to assess; to examine; to judge; 3: (Usually written using kana alone) to look after; to keep an eye on; to take care of; 4: to view (e.g. flowers, movie); 5: (Usually written using kana alone) to try; 6: (Usually written using kana alone) to see that...; to find that...
 時間 じかん 1: time; 2: (Counter) hours
分る わかる 1: to be understood; to be comprehended; to be grasped; 2: to become clear; to be known; to be discovered; to be realized; to be realised; to be found out
腕時計 うでどけい wristwatch

Geeks assemble! A wristwatch you can't understand the time of without watching it reeeally well.