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TYJ Plants

By Takasugi, May 22, 2017 | |
  1. Takasugi
    8.9. Plants

    8.9.1. Flowers


    I have already explained chrysanthemum and cherry blossom.

    つつじ
    tu tu zi
    Japanese azalea

    ひまわり
    hi ma wa ri
    sunflower

    ゆり
    yu ri
    lily

    らん
    ra n
    orchid

    たんぽぽ
    ta n po po
    dandelion

    ばら
    ba ra
    rose

    あじさい
    a zi sa i
    hydrangea

    はす
    ha su
    lotus

    8.9.2. Trees

    まつ
    ma tu
    pine

    すぎ
    su gi
    cedar

    いちょう
    i chô
    ginkgo

    もみじ
    mo mi zi
    a kind of maple

    かえで
    ka e de
    maple

    ひのき
    hi no ki
    Japanese cypress

    8.9.3. Foods

    I have already introduced apples, oranges, peaches, plums, and tomatos.

    ぶどう
    bu dô
    grape

    かき
    ka ki
    persimmon

    Note: This word has different tones from oyster.

    なし
    na si
    Japanese pear

    Note: Japanese pears are quite different from Western pears. They look like apples, and they are much more juicier than Western pears. You should peel it before you eat because the peel is not tasty.

    さくらんぼ
    sa ku ra n bo
    cherry

    すいか
    su i ka
    watermelon

    メロン
    me ro n
    melon

    Note: Watermelons and melons are different in Japanese, and watermelons are never called メロン.

    いちご
    i ti go
    strawberry

    バナナ
    ba na na
    banana

    くり
    ku ri
    chestnut

    きゅうり
    kyû ri
    cucumber

    だいこん
    da i ko n
    Japanese long raddish

    にんじん
    ni n zi n
    carrot

    ごぼう
    go bô
    Japanese burdock

    キャンペーン
    kya be tu
    cabbage

    ほうれんそう
    re n sô
    spinach

    かぼちゃ
    ka bo tya
    squash, pumpkin

    ちゃがいも
    zya ga i mo
    potato

    The word いも "imo" generally means potatoes including sweet potatoes and yams.

    さつまいも
    sa tu ma i mo
    sweet potato

    しいたけ
    ta ke
    a kind of mushroom

    しめじ
    si me zi
    a kind of mushroom

    まつたけ
    ma tu ta ke
    a kind of mushroom

    Note: All of these three are kinds of きのこ H'LL "kinoko" (mushroom).

    こんぶ
    ko n bu
    a kind of sea vegetable

    わかめ
    wa ka me
    a kind of sea vegetable

    のり
    no ri
    a kind of sea vegetable

    Note: Dried mashed nori is used for sushi to roll rice.


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    Takasugi
    My name is TAKASUGI Shinji. TAKASUGI is my family name, and Shinji is my given name; a family name is placed before a given name in Japan, as in other Asian nations. My family name is capitalized to avoid misunderstanding.

    I have been living in Yokohama since I was born. Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan, which is just 30 kilometers away from the biggest city Tôkyô. It takes 30 minutes to go by train from home to Shibuya, which is the hottest town now in Tôkyô.

    I work as a display engineer.

    One of my hobbies is creating things with computers; creating programs, computer graphics and web pages is the thing I spent a lot of time doing. I am also interested in a wide range of sciences, and linguistics is my favorite. I like English and I like using it, but my focus is mainly on Japanese, which is my native language. I'm proud of knowing the language, and the difference between English and Japanese has been fascinating me. I have been thinking whether I can introduce it to people outside of Japan. My attempt of introducing Japanese with some Java applets has had more than 1 million visitors.


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