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Japanese Word of the Day - April 2018

Time marches on as we breeze through the third month of 2018. We've got 31 more Japanese words for you to add to your growing vocabulary!

 

旅立ち (たびだち /tabidachi) – setting off on a trip <br> From FMA Brotherhood
旅立ち
引っ越し (ひっこし /hikkoshi) – changing residence <br> From Tonari no Totoro
引っ越し
ひな祭り (ひなまつり /hinamatsuri) – Japanese Doll Festival / Girls Day <br> From K-On
ひな祭り
平安時代 (へいあんじだい /heian jidai) – the Heian era (794-1185) <br> From Shounen Onmyouji
平安時代
だるま (daruma) – Daruma doll <br> From Nichijou Daruma
だるま
弥生 (やよい /yayoi) –  traditional japanese word for the month of March <br> From Psycho-Pass (Yayoi Kunizuka)
弥生
お粥 (おかゆ /okayu) – thin rice porridge <br> From Akatsuki no Yona
お粥
夢 (ゆめ /yume) – dream <br> From Spirited Away
桃 (もも /momo) – peach <br> From Hoozuki no Reitetsu
桜の開花予想 (さくらのかいかよそう /sakura no kaika yosou) – forecast for when cherry blossoms will bloom <br> From Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card
桜の開花予想
お寺 (おてら / otera) – (Buddhist) Temple <br> From K-On
お寺
御朱印 (ごしゅいん /goshuin) – seal souvenir that you can get at temples and shrines <br>
御朱印
恥ずかしがり屋 (はずかしがりや /hazukashigariya) – shy person <br> From Sukitte Ii Na Yo
恥ずかしがり屋
ホワイトデー (ホワイトデー /howaito de) – White Day  <br> From Ore Monogatari
ホワイトデー
ベタ惚れ (べたぼれ /betabore) – a crush, falling in love <br> From Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
ベタ惚れ
魚座 (うおざ /uoza) – Pisces (constellation) <br> From Saint Seiya Lost Canvas
魚座
よもぎ餅 (よもぎもち /yomogi mochi) – type of mocha made from yomogi leaves <br> From Yomogi Mochi Yaketa
よもぎ餅
つつじ祭り (つつじまつり /tsutsuji matsuri) – Azalea flower festival <br> From Spirited Away
つつじ祭り
梅の花 (うめのはな /ume no hana) – plum blossoms <br>
梅の花
梅干し (うめぼし /umeboshi) – pickled, dried plum usually eaten with rice <br> From Hanasaku Iroha
梅干し
春分の日 (しゅんぶんのひ /shunbun no hi) – spring equinox <br> From Koe no Katachi
春分の日
香り (かおり /kaori) – scent, smell <br> From Wolf Children
香り
いちご (ichigo) – strawberry <br> From Shokugeki no Soma
いちご
土筆 (つくし /tsukushi) – type of plant found in the riverside <br> From Hana Yori Dango
土筆
てんとう虫 (てんとうむし /tentoumushi) – lady bug <br> From Pokemon
てんとう虫
探偵 (たんてい /tantei) – detective <br> From Bungo Stray Dogs
探偵
生徒会長 (せいとかいちょう /seito kaichou) – student council president <br> From Kaichou wa Maid-sama
生徒会長
卒業式 (そつぎょうしき /sotsugyoushiki) – graduation ceremony <br> From K-On
卒業式
音楽 (おんがく /ongaku) – music <br> From Fukumenkei Noise
音楽
懐かしい(なつかしい /natsukashii) – nostalgia <br> From FMA Brotherhood
懐かしい

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