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一般的な (いっぱんてきな) Usual/general/regular
国際的な (こくさいてきな) International
現実的な (げんじつてきな) Realistic
専門的な (せんもんてきな) Expert
科学的な (かがくてきな) Scientific
歴史的な (れきしてきな) Historical
楽観的な (らくかんてきな) Optimistic
日本的な (にほんてきな) Japanese (Typical Japanese)
中立的な (ちゅうりつてきな)Neutral
理想的な (りそうてきな) Ideal
基本的な (きほんてきな) Basic/Fundamental
女性的な (じょせいてきな) Feminine
男性的な (だんせいてきな) Masculine
孤立的な (こりつてきな) Isolated
代表的な (だいひょうてきな)Representative (also can be “exemplar”)
支配的な (しはいてきな) Dominant
個人的な (こじんてきな) Individual
客観的な (きゃっかんてきな)Objective
主観的な (しゅかんてきな) Subjective
技術的な (ぎじゅつてきな) Technical
公平的な (こうへいてきな) Fair
実際的な (じっさいてきな) Practical
効果的な (こうかてきな) Effective
世界的な (せかいてきな) International/Global
伝統的な (でんとうてきな) Traditional
典型的な (てんけいてきな) Typical
具体的な (ぐたいてきな) Concrete/solid
積極的な (せっきょくてきな)Aggressive
比較的な (ひかくてきな) Relative
感情的な (かんじょうてきな)Emotional

Japanese lessons for kids


あちこち:here and there
ばらばら: separately
ざあざあ:heavy rain
ぺこぺこ:hungry (おなかがーー)
ずきずき:painful (あたまがーー)similar to あたまががんがんする
でこぼこ(凸凹):rough, not smooth (みちわーー)
ぐちゃぐちゃ:messy, all around
ぐずぐず : slowly
ころころ:rolling down
にこにこ:smiling face
いらいら:becoming irritated
つるつる:slick, slippery, ぬるぬる
ぼこぼこ/ばしばし:hitting on the body or face
ごろごろ:upset stomach, avalanche
ぱちんぱちん:sound of metals hitting
もともと:originally, long time ago
ぽかぽか:nice and warm
Japanese lessons for kids

さらに、かつもと, しかも:furthermore, moreover
だから、それで、ので、そのけっか: for this reason
やはり:also; as I thought; still; in spite of; absolutely; of course
しかし、けれでも、しかしながら, だが:but
つまり:in other words, briefly
そして, それから, それに, そのうえ:in addition, furthermore
このように:in this way
ちなみに:for your information
げんざい、いまのところ:at present
これから:after this
むしろ:rather, instead
だからといって、からといって:while it may be true that..
ところが, ただ,それなのに、それでも,それにもかかわらず:however, neverthesless
そのじつ、じつわ:in fact
いっぽう、このかん、このうち:meanwhile, recently, the other day
ほんらい、つうじょお:normally, usually
さて:…well, …then
いずれにしろ:in any way
とにかく:in any way
まさに:exactly, for sure

Japanese lessons for kids

If you live outside Japan and don’t speak any Japanese you might wonder what the people of this great country are up to.
No worries. There are a number of English Language news resources that are updated on a daily (even hourly ) basis.
Here are some big and reliable ones
1- Japan Times
1- NHK World News
2- Asahi News
3- Yomiuri News
5- Kyodo News
6- Jiji Press

These blogs are also popular among expats in Japan
1- Japantoday
2- Metropolis

Have you ever heard of the Childrens’ Day in Japan when people put up carp-shaped flags? If you are familiar with that special day then you must know the meaning of Koi is carp in Japanese. The Japanese koi fish symbolizes courage in Japan because when caught by a fisherman they don’t quiver like other fish. Japanese people usually don’t eat the koi but in the past it was believed that the blood of koi can cure many diseases.

If you ever visit Japan and go to a traditional Japanese garden then it is very likely that you will see a small pond filled with life like sized koi fish.Kois are commonly found in almost all continents, mostly in Europe and Asia because the koi fish can easily adjust to any climate and geographical condition.The one you mostly see would be either in gold, red or mixed colors but actually they can be in any color as you can see in the koi pictures below. Japanese children like the red, black and white colored koi which is also known as Gosanke.

There’s another reason why koi is a special fish for Japanese kids: koi means friendship and love (actually the word koi sounds the same with another word in Japanese meaning to like “koi suru”). Below you can find some popular types of koi and the videos where kois are fed with babybottles. Enjoy!

Koi, Koi fish in Japanese, Japanese koi fish, 鯉

Koi,Japanese koi fish, 鯉


Koi, Koi fish in Japanese,

Koi, Koi fish in Japanese,Koi, Koi fish in Japanese,