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Japanese Word of the Day - December 2016

We’re in the dead of winter, and with it come all things cold. But no reason for disappointment, because Christmas is also coming! You might be surprised to learn that Christmas is also celebrated in Japan, so there are lots of parties and festivals to enjoy!

 

December

冬(fuyu)- winter <br> From Toradora!, episode 21
雪(yuki)- snow <br> From Love Live! 2nd Season, episode 9
氷(koori)- ice <br> From Pokémon: The Movie 2000: The Power of One
寒い(samui)- cold (weather) <br> From Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-, episode 15
寒い
冷たい(tsumetai)- cold (to the touch), coldhearted <br> From Toradora!, episode 6
冷たい
ツンデレ(tsundere)- someone who is cold on the outside but gradually shows their warm side over time <br> From Toradora!, episode 1
ツンデレ
ツンドラ(tsundora)- tundra, someone who is only cold on the outside <br> From Bakemonogatari, episode 3
ツンドラ
無視する(mushi suru)- to ignore <br> From Himouto! Umaru-chan, episode 1
無視する
恥ずかしがり屋(hazukashigariya)- shy person <br> From Clannad, episode 4
恥ずかしがり屋
照れ隠し(terekakushi)- hiding one’s embarrassment <br> From Clannad, episode 3
照れ隠し
気が付く(ki ga tsuku)- to notice, acknowledge <br> From Future Diary, episode 1
気が付く
褒める(homeru)- to praise, speak well of <br> From Clannad, episode 4
褒める
祭り(matsuri)- festival <br> From Persona 4: The Animation, episode 13
祭り
景色(keshiki)- scenery, landscape <br> From Sword Art Online, episode 16
景色
教会(kyoukai)- church <br> From Maoyu, episode 3
教会
待つ(matsu)- to wait <br> From Toradora!, episode 19
待つ
サンタ(santa)- Santa <br> From Toradora!, episode 19
サンタ
クリスマス(kurisumasu)- Christmas <br> From Toradora!, episode 19
クリスマス
喜び(yorokobi)- joy <br> From Toradora!, episode 19
喜び
期待はずれ(kitaihazure)- disappointment, let-down <br> From Lucky Star, episode 3
期待はずれ
飽きれる(akireru)- to get tired of, lose interest in <br> From Himouto! Umaru-chan, episode 1
飽きれる
寝る(neru)- to sleep <br> From Himouto! Umaru-chan, episode 1
寝る
年末(nenmatsu)- end of the year <br> From Persona 4: The Golden Animation, episode 8
年末