Day 2: Tuesday 4/13

Went to the gym today to attend an ab toning class only to find out that they were all girls. I was lucky that I showed up a few minutes late cause watching them exercise, I knew I didn’t belong there 🙂 Instead I worked out on my own and I’m feeling pretty sore.

I picked up a book on Game Engines called Game Engine Architecture by Jason Gregory. The author was actually a customer of mine at Havok. He is a generalist programmer at Naughty Dog. The book covers the basics of game engines without going too deep into any particular topic. The book is still over 800 pages with plenty of references and extra material to cover.

As for Kanji, I feel good about the 10 I learned yesterday. I don’t remember all the examples, but I can read them without any problems. Writing them is not bad but I think once I pile up more characters, things will get tricky. I need to stay on top of it by reviewing every day. Looking at the blog is a good way to review. So the 10 Kanjis for today are:

Character Meaning On yomi Kun yomi On example Kun example
僕 I
a servant
a menial
ボク *しもべ それで僕はどうな るんだ?(それでぼくはどうなるんだ)/ Then, what will happen to me?
(僕 is man’s word used on friendly terms.)
神の僕(かみのしもべ)/ the servants of God
俺 I 【エン】 おれ 俺達(おれたち)/ we (俺 is man’s word used on friendly terms.)
俺だよ俺!!だれだよそれ?!
å·± Self
you
コ
*キ
おのれ 利己的(りこて き)/ selfishness, self-interest, egoism, selfish, self-interested, egoistic
自己主張(じこしゅちょう)/ self-assertion
知己(ちき)/ an acquaintance, a friend
己(おのれ)/ self, you, You swine!
己の敵を倒すことに、・・専念すべし (おのれのてきをたおすことにせんねんすべし)Should devote oneself to killing one’s enemy. I wrote about this sentence before here
記 Write down
note down
put down
record
inscribe
describe
an account
a description
a record
キ しる・す 日記に書き記す(にっきにかきしるす)/ write down in one’s diary

記念(きねん)/ commemoration, commemorative, memorial

記念日(きねんび)/ a memorial day, an anniversary

下記の(かきの)/ the following, the undermentioned, mentioned below ☆⇔上記の(じょうきの)/ the above, the above-mentioned, the aforesaid

下記の通り(かきのとおり) / as follows

☆=以下の通り(いかのとおり)

日記に書き記す(にっきにかきしるす)/ write down in one’s diary
動 move
stir
shift
work
go
run
waver
vacillate
be touched
be influenced
transfer
ドウ うご・く
うご・かす
うご・き
運動(うんどう) / exercise, a movement
動作(どうさ) / action, movements, motions,
demeanor ☆=動き(うごき)
夜行性の動物(やこうせいのどうぶつ) /
a nocturnal animal
そこを動くな!(そこをうごくな) / Hold it there!, Freeze!
動かぬ証拠(うごかぬしょうこ) / hard evidence, incontestable proof
机を動かす(つくえをうごかす) / move a desk
世論の動き(せろんのうごき) / the trend of public opinion
運 luck
fortune
chance
destiny
fate
lot
carry
convey
transport
go well
ウン はこ・ぶ 運動(うんどう) / exercise, a movement
飲酒運転(いんしゅうんてん) / drunken driving
運転手(うんてんしゅ) / a driver ☆=ドライバー
運が良い(うんがいい) / be lucky, be fortunate, be in luck ☆⇔運が悪い(うんがわるい) / be unlucky, be unfortunate
自転車で運ぶ(じてんしゃではこぶ) / carry ~ on the bicycle ☆自転車=ちゃり(slang),ちゃりんこ (slang)
習 learn
be taught
take lessons
study
practice
the custom
tradition
a habit
シュウ なら・う
なら・い
なら・わし
自動車教習所(じどうしゃきょうしゅうじょ) /
a driving school
習性(しゅうせい) / a habit, one’s way, behavior
スキーを習う(すきーをならう) / take lessons in ski
習い事(ならいごと) / lessons by a master
先祖伝来の習わし(せんぞでんらいのならわし) / an ancestral custom
☆習わし=風習(ふうしゅう),しきたり
幸 happiness
good fortune
good luck
happy
lucky
fortunate
natural products
コウ さいわ・い
さち
しあわ・せ
不幸(ふこう) / unhappiness, misfortune, miserable, unhappy, unfortunate, bereavement, fatality ☆⇔幸福(こうふく),幸せ(しあわせ) / happiness 幸いにも(さいわいにも) / mercifully, fortunately ☆=幸運にも(こううんにも),お陰様で(おかげさまで)☆⇔不運にも(ふうんにも) / unfortunately
海の幸(うみのさち) / seafood
幸せ者(しあわせもの) / a lucky (blessed) person ☆=果報者(かほうもの)
連 take with
bring with
range
line up
レン つら・なる
つら・ねる
つ・れる
連日連夜(れんじつれんや) / day and night
くしゃみを連発する(くしゃみをれんぱつする)/ sneeze in succession
知らせ(しらせ) / news, a notice, a report, information ☆=連絡(れんらく),通知(つうち)
連続的に(れんぞくてきに) / continuously, successively, consecutively
連載小説(れんさいしょうせつ) / a serial novel, a serialized story (fiction)
連なる山脈(つらなるさんみゃく) / a range of mountains
名を連ねる(なをつらねる) / enter one’s name
連れて来る(つれてくる) / bring ~ (humans, animals) with ~
私も連れて行って!(わたしもつれていって) / Take me with you! ☆=私も連れてって (colloq)
絡 entwine
twine around
get entangled
get caught
involve
ラク から・む

から・まる

脈絡のない(みゃくらくのない) / incoherent, disjointed 知らせ(しらせ) / news, a notice, a report, information ☆=連絡(れんらく)

絡繰り(からくり) / mechanism, a contrivance, a trick

糸が絡まった(いとがからまった) / The thread has got tangled.

The Kanji for 己(おのれ)may be easily confused with the Kanji for bow 弓(ゆみ) and pull 引.く(ひく)

弓 a bow キュウ ゆみ 弓道(きゅうどう) / archery ☆=アーチェリー 弓矢(ゆみや) / a bow and arrow
引 pull
draw
haul
tug
drag
attract
cite
quote
subtract
reduce
cut down
discount
deduct
withdraw
retreat
fall back
retire
go down
subside
イン ひ・く
ひ・ける
引退表明(いんたいひょうめい)/ declaration of retirement, manifestation of retirement ☆=引退宣言(いんたいせんげん)
引力(いんりょく) / gravitation, gravity, attraction, attractive force
引っ繰り返す(ひっくりかえす)/ upset, overturn, reverse
10引く2(じゅうひくに)/ ten minus two
気が引ける(きがひける)/ be daunted, be diffident
☆=気後れする(きおくれする)
引き算(ひきざん) / subtraction ☆=減法(げんぽう)
値段を負ける(ねだんをまける) / reduce the price, discount
☆=値引きする(ねびきする)
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