Day 1: Monday 4/12

I went to the gym today and attended a muscle conditioning class at lunch time. I’m still sore from it.

As for learning new stuff at work, I’m studying the low level subsystems of the Gamebryo game engine. I can’t really mention much about it without having you sign an NDA.

For Kanji, I studied the following characters today:

Character Meaning On yomi Kun yomi On example Kun example
Wish
hope
desire
request
ask
implore
entreat
pray
ガン ねが・う
ねが・い
願書: application form, petition
入学書(にゅう がくがんしょ)/ an application for admission to a school
お願いします: please
ってもないチャ ンス(ねがってもないちゃんす) / a chance in a million, a longed-for chance
い事をする(ねがいごとをする) / make a wish
Iron テツ くろがね 板(てっぱん) / an iron plate, a hot plate
地下(ちかてつ) / an underground, a subway, metro
私鉄 (してつ) / Private railroad
鉄道(てつどう)/ railroad
cool
refreshing
unruffled
リョウ すず・しい すず・む 感(りょうかん) / a cool feeling, a cool impression しい顔をして いる(すずしいかおをしている)/ look unconcerned, be unruffled
み(ゆうすずみ)/ enjoying the cool of evening
a field
a plain
生動物(やせいどうぶつ)/ animals in the wild
性的な男(やせ いてきなおとこ)/a man with an air of wild nature (roughness)
菜サラダ(やさいさらだ)/ a vegetable salad
放し(のばなし)/ pasturing, no interference
上野さん / Mr Ueno
Greens
vegetables
a side dish
サイ サラダ(やさいさらだ)/ a vegetable salad
(さんさい)/ edible wild plants
旬の野(しゅんのやさい)/ vegetables in season
サラダ(さらだな)/ lettuce ☆=レタス
He
that
one’s boyfriend
かれ
かの
岸(おひがん)/ the equinoctial week は来るかな?(かれはくるかな)/ I wonder if he will come.
氏(かれし)/ one’s boyfriend
女(かのじょ)/ she, one’s girlfriend
Stay
stop
a quantifier
ハク と・まる
と・める
スコットランドで一する(すこっとらんどでいっぱくする)/  Stay overnight in Scotland
する(がいはくする)/ sleep out, sleep over
ホテルにまる(ほてるにとまる)/ stay (stop) at a hotel
観光客をめる(かんこうきゃくをとめる)/ lodge a tourist, accommodate a sightseer
Say
talk about
tell
state
remark
report
シン もう・す 請(しんせい)/ application, request, petition し込む(もうしこむ)/ make an application
し訳ありません(もうしわけありません)/ I am sincerely sorry., Please forgive me.
し上げます(もうしあげます)/ say, tell, mention (す is modest language of “say, tell”.)
もしもし,スミスとします
Reach
arrive at
get to
gain
achieve
attain
accomplish
carry out
realize
amount to
run up to
acquire skill
notify
and others
タツ
ダチ
たち 人(たつじん)/ a master, an expert, an adept, a virtuoso, an artist ☆=名人(めいじん)
する(じょう たつする)/ become skillful, get better, make progress, improve, advance
する(はいたつする)/ make a delivery, deliver
(でんたつ)/ transmission, communication
日本人の友(にほんじんのともだち)/ a Japanese friend
あの人は誰ですか?(あのひとたちはだれですか)/ Who are those people?
(おれた ち)/ we (俺 is man’s word used on friendly terms.)
☆=僕(ぼ くたち),僕等(ぼくら)
☆=私(わたしたち),我 々(われわれ)
☆=俺(おれたち)
You
an honorific title
クン きみ (しょくん) / you, My friends, Ladies and Gentlemen
(くん) / ~ kun (An honorific which attaches after a name (mainly to male and your junior).
も知ってるだろ?,さあ…(きみもしってるだろ,さ あ) / Do you know it, too? – I’m not sure.
=おまえ,あ んた (It’s used on friendly terms.)
=きさま,てめえ,おの れ (These are defiant words.)

Overall, I think I’m off to a good start. Have to keep on top of the Kanji characters and keep testing myself not to forget them. Those 3 months won’t be as easy.

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2 comments on “Day 1: Monday 4/12

  1. Hi Moh! Hope you’re doing alright.

    You seem to be off to a great start with your 自分磨き!
    Where are you studying kanji from? Looks like a good set of examples.

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