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Japanese Word of the Day - January 2017

New Year's has come again! This is also the month Japan celebrates 20 year olds, which is the age one becomes an adult here. So is it a new year and new you ... or is it back to the same old routine? Don’t let it get you down, just grab a drink (age-appropriate, of course) and keep up the good work!

 

初詣 (hatsumoude) - first shrine visit of the new year, the 1st <br> From THE iDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS
初詣
おせち料理 (osechi ryouri) - New Year's cuisine
おせち料理
門松 (kadomatsu) - gate pine
門松
カレンダー (karendaa) - calendar <br> Hatsune Miku
カレンダー
成人式 (seijin shiki) - Coming of Age Day Ceremony <br> From Edo Cats
成人式
二十歳 (hatachi) - 20 years old, the age at which a person becomes an adult in Japan
二十歳
お年玉 (otoshidama) - New Year's gift money <br> From Gintama, episode 250
お年玉
眠い (nemui) - sleepy <br> From Lucky Star
眠い
朝早い (asahayai) - early in the morning <br> From Gintama, episode 1
朝早い
スーツ (suutsu) - suit <br> From Katekyo Hitman Reborn
スーツ
忙しい (isogashii) - busy <br> From Attack on Titan, episode 15
忙しい
疲れる (tsukareru) - to be tired <br> From One Punch Man
疲れる
オフィス (ofisu) - office <br> From Servant x Service
オフィス
昼ご飯 (hirugohan) - lunch <br> From Gintama
昼ご飯
コーヒー (koohii) - coffee <br> From Death Note
コーヒー
お茶 (ocha) - tea <br> From The Devil is a Part-Timer
お茶
飲み会 (nomikai) - drinking party <br> From Gintama
飲み会
お土産 (omiyage) - souvenir
お土産
同僚 (douryou) - coworkers/colleague <br> From Neurou: Supernatural Detective
同僚
電車 (densha) - train <br> From Spirited Away
電車