JAPANESE – COUNTERS – 助数詞 (josūshi)

Counting in Japanese is like a language it it’s self

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Every language has a different way of counting objects; the Japanese use counters. They are similar to English expressions such as “a cup of ~”, “a sheet of ~” and so on. There are a variety of counters, often based on the shape of the object.

(from Japanese.About)

When using a counter, pay attention to the word order. It is different from English order. A typical order is “noun + particle + quantity — verbs.” Here are examples:

  • Hon o ni-satsu kaimashita.
    本を二冊買いました。
    I bought two books.NOUN (hon) + PARTICLE (o) + NUMBER (ni) + COUNTER (satsu) + VERB.
  • Koohii o ni-hai kudasai.
    コーヒーを二杯ください。
    Please give me two cups of coffee.

冊 – satsu – counter for books, e.g. magazines, books

杯 – hai – counter for liquid in cups, e.g. cups of tea, glass of water

YES, I REALISE THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY THINKING, AAAHHH THERE ARE GONNA BE…

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crude

Are you crude?

Mashed Radish

The stock market may not like recent declines in crude oil prices, but the grocery market just might. For the everyday consumer, these declines are spelling savings at the pump, which, for many people, like me, means a little extra cash for checkout lane. We just need to be sure that the food we buy is properly cooked, if we are considering crude‘s etymology.

"Crude." Doodle by @andrescalo. “Crude.” Doodle by @andrescalo.

Crude

Crude comes into English in the late 1300s, when it referred to a material in its natural or raw state. Chaucer again gets the Oxford English Dictionary‘s first attestation. It comes from the Latin crudus, whose meanings were manifold, much like the word’s uses in English today. Its sense of “rough” was applied to wounds (“bloody” and “bleeding”), food (“unripened,” “uncooked,” and “undigested”), and behavior (“rude” and “fierce”). Crude oil, also known as petroleum and dating back to 1865, makes sense…

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寄る(よる)

今日のことばは寄る(よる)。

私は友達のしことによる好きじゃないから私たちがみじかい時間しか話せる。でも私の仕事が近くにあるときよるが好き。

日本にいながら同じレストランによる。

どこによるすき?

*間違えあったら、教えてください。

おねがいします。

読んでくれてありがとう誤差います。

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Today’s word is to stop by.

I don’t like to stop by my friends work places because we can only talk for a short time. But when I am close to my work I like to stop by.

While I am in Japan I like to stop by the same restaurants.

Where do you like to stop by?

追う(おう)

今日のことばはおう。(すみませんおうがきのうのことば。ごめなさい遅くなりました。

私は子ども時バブルをおった。私のことも時いろいろなことはおっていた。友達もおうし、鳥もおうしそれでたくさんうんどうしていた。間に合ったほうがいいですから, 大人になりましたバスをおっている。

あなたはいつも何をおう?子ども時何を追った?大人がいる何をおっている?

返事を書いてください。読みたい。

おねがいします。

*間違えがあったら、教えってください。

読んでくれてありがとうございます。

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Today’s word is chase.

When I was a child I chased bubbles.

When I was a child I chased many things I chased my friends,  I chased birds so I was exercising a lot. When I became an adults I chased buses because it is good to be on time.

What do you usually chase? When you were a kid what did you chase? Now that you are an adult what do you chase?

Please write your response, I want to read it.

ながら

今日の文はながらと作っている。5つの文を書きます。

ブログを書きながらテレビを見ます。

働きながら大学に行っている。

バスをのりながら音楽を聞いている。

日本にいながら友達と会います。

おすしを食べながらしょうゆを使わない。

同じ時間何のことをする?

*間違えがあったら、教えてください。

おねがいします。

読んでくれてありがとう誤差います。

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Today’s sentence  will use nagara. I will write 5 sentences.

I watch tv while writing my blog.

I work while going to school.

I listen to music while riding the bus.

I visit my friends while I am in Japan.

I do not use soy sauce while eating sushi.

What things do you do at the same time?

は(highlight word with another particle already attached)

今日は(highlight word)の文を作ります。5つの文を書きます。

カナダではメープルの木が見えます。

ひこうきにはどこも行けません。

私は夜ではもっと早い家に帰れます。

私のマンションからはCNタワーが見えません。

仕事からは ダウンタウンに歩きます。

あなたの文を読みたい。書いてください ^_^

*間違えがあったら、教えてください。

おねがいします。

読んでくれてありがとうございます。

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Today I will make sentences with ha to highlight a word.

You can see maple trees in Canada.

You can’t go anywhere in an airplane.

I can return to my house faster at night.

I can’t see the CN tower from my apartment.

You can walk downtown from my work.

I want to read your sentence. Please write them.

If you see a mistake please let me know.

Thank you for reading.

 

 

measles

Background information of the word measles

Mashed Radish

The recent outbreak of measles in the United States is incredible for a lot of reasons, especially since the country declared the disease officially eliminated here in 2000. But the word measles–and the disease, to be sure–has been around for a long time.

"Measles." Doodle by @andrescalo. “Measles.” Doodle by @andrescalo. Sorry, Canada.

Measles

The first ‘case’ of measles in the English language was documented as early as 1325, where, in the form of maseles, it glosses a French term for the same, according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

The disease, of course, is associated with its rash of red spots. These spots lent measles as a term for execresences on trees in the 1600s and blemishes on photographs or paper in the late 1800s. And it’s these very spots which may be symptoms, if you will, of its origin.

The word measles is Germanic in origin, with etymologists citing immediate origins in…

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