Renting An Apartment Japanese Vocabulary

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Here are some of the vocabulary needed when renting an apartment in Japan.

1. アパート (apaato) One or two-storey wooden apartment building

2. マンション (manshon) Condominium of reinforced concrete construction. Rather high-class apartment.

3. 一戸建て (ikkodate) A (separate) house

4. 家賃 (yachin) Monthly rent

5. 敷金 (shikikin) Key money or deposit paid to the landlord as a guarantee at the time of the signing of the contract.

6. 礼金 (reikin) Moneg paid to the landlord when you rent an apartment or house. In some cases, this payment isn’t required.

7. 管理費 (kanrihi) Monthly maintenance fee

8. 畳 (jou) Unit of measurement for the area of a room. 1 jou = 1 tatami mat approx. 180×90 cm.

9. 2 LDK – 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 dining room, and 1 kitchen

10. 築3年 (chiku san nen) 3 years since construction

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11. 北向き (kita muki) North-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

12. 南向き (minami muki) South-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

13. 東向き (higashi muki) East-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

14. 西向き (nishi muki) West-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

15. 角部屋 (kado beya) Corner room.

16. 10階建の8階 (jukkai date no hachikai) 8th floor of a 10-storey building

17. 徒歩5分 (toho gofun) 5 minute walk from the station.

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18. 最寄り駅 (moyori eki) The nearest station.

19. 間取り (madori) Floor plan

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This I Know by Eldonna Edwards Book Review 

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Title: This I Know

Author: Eldonna Edwards 

Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction 

Date Published: April 24, 2018

My Thoughts on This I Know

A heart-warming story of a girl who can predict the future.

Grace has the knowing, meaning she is able to see the future. She knows what will happen. If seen positively, it is a very wonderful gift as it can prevent disasters and even save lives. But her father, a preacher, sees this negatively as the devil’s work. She then gets scolded whenever she shows her ability.

Will she find a way to convince her father that the knowing is a gift and not a curse?

Beautifully written and elaborately told, this story will linger in your mind long after the last page has been turned.

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Convenience Store Japanese Vocabulary

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Convenience store in Japanese is コンビニエンス ストア (kombiniensu sutowa) but since it is too long, they cut it short which became コンビニ (combini)

Convenience stores have become more well, convenient because you can do almost everything without having to go to the city to run errands.

You can now pay your water and electric bills in the “combini,” photocopy and send fax, buy concert tickets, and they even have home delivery service.

So without further ado, here are the vocabularies that will come in handy the next time you visit the “combini.”

1. コピー (kopee)

Photocopy

2. ファクス (fakusu) or ファックス (fakkusu)

Fax (machine)

3. 宅配便の受付

(たくはいびんのうけつけ)

Takuhaibin no uketsuke

Home Delivery Service

4. ATM (ey chi emu)

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5. 公共料金の支払い

(こうきょうりょうきんのしはらい)

Koukyou ryoukin no shiharai

Payment of public utility charges (water bills/electric bills etc.)

6. はがき

Postcards

7. 切手 (きって) Kitte

Stamps

8. コンサート チケット

Konsaato chiketto

Concert ticket

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How to Walk Away by Katherine Center Book Review 

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Book TitleHow to Walk Away

Author: Katherine Center

Date Published: May 15, 2018

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chic Lit, Contemporary 


Synopsis:

The best day of her life and the worst day are the same day. On the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, Chip proposes to Margaret in the plane that he’s driving. Just after the proposal, when they both thought that the future is certain, the most unexpected thing happens. Will Margaret find her happily ever after?



My Thoughts on How to Walk Away by Katherine Center:

This is my first Katherine Center book and it’s one of my best reads this 2018!

Captivating, inspirational, and unputdownable, every page will keep you on your toes.

Let me share to you my top 3 favorite scenes.


Favorite scene #1:

At the rooftop

Two people are alone with a scenery. I don’t know about you but I find scenes like this very romantic. Adults are acting like teenagers, Ian shares about his past, meaning he gets comfortable with her and trusts her. You know you’ve got him when he lets you in to his life by telling you about his past. Not to mention he carried her piggyback through the hallways, made her wear his sweatshirt, and told her about his mistakes. Cutest scene in the book.


Fave scene #2: 

At the pool

Favorite Scene #3: 

Saucer smashing

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Untranslatable Japanese Words 

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These words can be explained in a sentence but there is no specific word that can be translated into the English language.

1. 森林浴 (しんりんよく) [Shinrinyoku] 

– Peaceful walk through the woods

– Taking a walk in the forest for its restorative benefits

2. 木漏れ日 (こもれび) [Komorebi] 

– Sunlight filtering through the trees

3. 食い倒れ (くいだおれ) [Kuidaore] 

– Eating yourself into bankruptcy

-Bringing ruin upon oneself by extravagance in food

4. 積読 (つんどく) [Tsundoku] 

– Buying books and not reading them

– Buying books and letting them pile up unread (Kinda like my TBR pile. I have a bookstagram on Instagram by the way, @flexireads)

5. 詫寂 (わびさび) [Wabisabi]   

– Aesthetic sense in Japanese art emphasizing quiet simplicity and subdued refinement

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6. 金継ぎ (きんつぎ) [Kintsugi] 

– Mending broken pottery using gold.

7. 物の哀れ (もののあわれ) [Mono no aware] 

– Strong aesthetic sense

– Appreciation of the fleeting nature of beauty

– Pathos of things

8. 居留守 (いるす) [Irusu] 

– Pretending that nobody is at home

9. 猫舌 (ねこじた) [Nekojita] 

– Literally “cat’s tongue” someone who is sensitive to hot food and drinks.

10. 過労死 (かろうし) [Karoushi] 

– Death from overwork

11. しょうがない [Shouganai]

– It can’t be helped

– Nothing can be done

12. 懐かしい (なつかしい) [Natsukashii] 

– It is often translated into English as “nostalgic” but the word nostalgic is a sad emotion but natsukashii can be associated with both positive and negative emotions.

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