Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tazaki Tsukuru p.13-14. A Japanese-English vocabulary of Haruki Murakami's latest novel.

page 13:

欠かす [かかす: KAKASU]  to miss (doing), to fail (to do).
ものの  (prt) but, although.
及第点 [きゅうだいてん: KYUUDAITEN]  passing mark
塾 [じゅく: JUKU]  coaching school, cramming school, juku.
整った [ととのった: TOTONOTTA]  well-ordered, in good order, well-featured, well-regulated.
[とりたてて: TORITATETE]  (exp) in particular, worth mentioning
破綻 [はたん: HATAN]  failure, bankruptcy.
救う [すくう: SUKUU]  to rescue from, to help out of, to save.
[がたい: GATAI]  (aux-adj) difficult, hard
特技 [とくぎ: TOKUGI]  special skill.
口が重い [くちがおもい: KUCHIGAOMOI]  incommunicative, taciturn
社交 [しゃこう: SHAKOU]  social life, social intercourse.
[あえて: AETE]  (uk) dare (to do something), venture (often overcoming reluctance, or in the face of probable failure), take upon oneself, challenge, presume, (there is no) need to, (don't) go as far as, definitely (not).
裕福 [ゆうふく: YUUFUKU]  affluence, prosperity.
叔母 [おば: OBA]  aunt.
地味 [じみ: JIMI]  plain, simple, subdued, sober.
先ず先ず [まずまず: MAZUMAZU]  tolerable, passable, adequate, so-so
誇る [ほこる: HOKORU]  to boast of, to be proud of.
中庸 [ちゅうよう: CHUUYOU]  (1) middle way, (golden) mean, moderation, middle path, (2) the Doctrine of the Mean - one of the Four Books.
希薄 [きはく: KIHAKU]  (1) thin (e.g. air), diluted, sparse, lean, weak, rarified, rarefied, (2) lacking (e.g. empathy), deficient, insufficient (e.g. zeal).

page 14:

物心ついて以来 [ものごころついていらい: MONOGOKOROTSUITEIRAI]  (exp) for as long as one can remember
一貫して [いっかんして: IKKANSHITE]  (exp) consistently
実用 [じつよう: JITSUYOU]  practical use, utility.
一筋 [ひとすじ: HITOSUJI]  (1) one long straight object (e.g. strand of hair, beam of light), (2) a single bloodline, (adj-na) (3) earnest, resolute, intent, devoted, (4) ordinary, common.
貨物 [かもつ: KAMOTSU]  (1) cargo, freight
集積 [しゅうせき: SHUUSEKI]  accumulation.
惹きつける [ひきつける: HIKITSUKERU]  (1) to fascinate, to attract, to charm
模型 [もけい: MOKEI]  model, dummy, maquette.
夢中 [むちゅう: MUCHUU]  daze, (in a) trance, ecstasy, delirium, engrossment, within a (deep) dream.
精巧 [せいこう: SEIKOU]  elaborate, delicate, exquisite.
趣向を凝らす [しゅこうをこらす: SHUKOUWOKORASU]  to elaborate a plan, to think up something clever for variety's sake
ジオラマ  [ JIORAMA] diorama
添え物 [そえもの: SOEMONO]  addition, supplement
通過 [つうか: TSUUKA]  (1) passage through (e.g. train skipping a station), transit,
きびきび  (on-mim) brisk, lively, energetic
興奮 [こうふん: KOUFUN]  excitement, stimulation, agitation, arousal.
震え出す [ふるえだす: FURUEDASU]  to begin to tremble
筋道 [すじみち: SUJIMICHI]  reason, logic, thread, method, system.
[おち: OCHI]  (1) slip, omission, (2) outcome, final result, the end, (3) (uk) punch line (of a joke).
ひょっとして  (exp) by any chance, (should) it happen (that).
[まとも: MATOMO]  (1) (uk) the front, (2) honesty, uprightness, directness, (3) decency, normality
志向 [しこう: SHIKOU]  intention, aim, preference (for).
矛盾 [むじゅん: MUJUN]  contradiction, inconsistency.

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