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CSN JPN 112 cultural note expressions

Cultural notes and expressions


57 entriesCreated by #50778 — Last modified: 2015-04-01 02:50:31
下さい 【ください】① please give me ② (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me
結構 【けっこう】① splendid, nice, wonderful, delicious, sweet ② sufficient, fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"), (by implication) no thank you ③ well enough, OK, tolerable ④ reasonably, fairly, tolerably
お腹が空く 【おなかがすく】to become hungry, to get an empty stomach
弁当 【べんとう】bento (Japanese box lunch)
花見 【はなみ】cherry blossom viewing, flower viewing
正月 【しょうがつ】New Year, New Year's Day, the first month, January
歯医者 【はいしゃ】dentist
花火 【はなび】fireworks
手術 【しゅじゅつ】surgical operation
乾杯 【かんぱい】① toast, drink (in celebration or in honor of something) ② drinking one's glass dry ③ cheers
元日 【がんじつ】New Year's Day
お待たせしました 【おまたせしました】Thank you for waiting, Have I kept you waiting?
外科 【げか】surgical department
内科 【ないか】① internal medicine, i.e. treatment by medical procedures rather than surgical procedures ② department of internal medicine (hospital, etc.)
薬局 【やっきょく】pharmacy, chemist (shop), drugstore
お構いなく 【おかまいなく】please don't fuss over me
いただきますexpression of gratitude before meals
外来 【がいらい】① external origin, imported ② outpatient
眼科 【がんか】ophthalmology
産婦人科 【さんふじんか】maternity and gynaecology department (gynecology), department of obstetrics and gynaecology (gynecology)
歯科 【しか】dentistry
耳鼻科 【じびか】otolaryngology, concerning the ear, nose, and throat
小児科 【しょうにか】pediatrics
体力 【たいりょく】physical strength
いらっしゃいませwelcome (in shops, etc.)
モーニングサービスbreakfast special, cheaper than usual breakfast combination
天の川 【あまのがわ】Milky Way
運動会 【うんどうかい】athletic meet
秋分の日 【しゅうぶんのひ】autumn equinox holiday (Sep 23 or 24), fall equinox holiday, autumnal equinox
七夕 【たなばた】Festival of the Weaver (July 7th), Star Festival
少少 【しょうしょう】just a minute, small quantity
真中 【まんなか】middle, centre, center, mid-way
花火大会 【はなびたいかい】display of fireworks, firework(s) display
気分が悪い 【きぶんがわるい】feel sick, feel unwell
足が早い 【あしがはやい】① to be fast at walking and running ② to be quick to spoil (of foodstuffs)
お年玉 【おとしだま】New Year's gift
ひな祭り 【ひなまつり】Girls' Festival (March 3rd), Dolls' Festival
体育の日 【たいいくのひ】Health and Sports Day (national holiday; 2nd Monday in October), Health-Sports Day, Sports Day
入学式 【にゅうがくしき】school entrance ceremony
文化の日 【ぶんかのひ】Culture Day Holiday (Nov 3)
文化祭 【ぶんかさい】culture festival, arts festival
体育祭 【たいいくさい】athletic festival
一番上 【いちばんうえ】topmost
頭がいい 【あたまがいい】bright, intelligent
足が遅い 【あしがおそい】to be slow-footed
皮膚科 【ひふか】dermatology
気分が良い 【きぶんがよい】feel good (pleasant)
救急 【きゅうきゅう】first-aid, emergency (aid)
救命 【きゅうめい】lifesaving
昭和 【しょうわ】Showa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
天皇誕生日 【てんのうたんじょうび】Emperor's Birthday Holiday (Dec 23rd) (Emperor Shouwa's was April 29th)
年賀状 【ねんがじょう】New Year's card
病棟 【びょうとう】(hospital) ward
眼鏡を掛ける 【めがねをかける】to wear glasses
端午の節句 【たんごのせっく】Boy's Day celebration (May 5th)
慥かめる 【たしかめる】to ascertain, to check, to make sure
ご馳走さま 【ごちそうさま】① word used after one has been treated (esp. used after a meal) ② used after hearing something lovey-dovey