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Japanese Word of the Day - April 2017

Don’t be fooled: April may seem to bring the stresses of the beginning of work or another school year (in Japan), but this is also the time to go see cherry blossoms! So find a way out of the dark and enjoy your youth and the light of spring.

 

嘘 (uso) - lie <br> From Daily Lives of High School Boys
祝う (iwau) - celebrate <br> From Paprika
祝う
桜 (sakura) - cherry blossoms <br> From Cardcaptor Sakura
花見 (hanami) - literally “flower viewing,” but specifically refers to viewing sakura <br> From Senbonzakura
花見
降る (furu) - to precipitate (fall) <br> From Higurashi no naku koro ni
降る
雷 (kaminari) - thunder/lightning <br> From Pokemon
電気 (denki) - electricity <br> From Mirai Nikki
電気
蛍光色 (keikoushoku) - fluorescent color <br> From Osomatsu-san
蛍光色
停電 (teiden) - power outage <br> From ECHO
停電
蛍 (hotaru) - firefly <br> From Grave of the Fireflies
兎 (usagi) - rabbit, hare <br> From Ouran High School Host Club
冠 (kanmuri) - crown <br> From Kingdom Hearts 1.5
青い (aoi) - blue <br> From Blue Exorcist
青い
二十日 (hatsuka) - the 20th (day of the month) <br> From Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, episode 16
二十日
牡牛座 (oushiza) - Taurus (constellation) <br> From Starry Sky
牡牛座
若い (wakai) - young <br> From Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
若い
卒業式 (sotsugyoushiki) - graduation ceremony <br> From Toradora!
卒業式
募集 (boshuu) - recruitment, taking applications, hiring <br> From Hataraku Maou-Sama
募集
望郷 (boukyou) - homesickness, nostalgia <br> From Ghost in the Shell
望郷
意志 (ishi) - will(power) <br> From Senyuu
意志

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