Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tazaki Tsukuru p.18-19. A Japanese-English vocabulary of Haruki Murakami's latest novel.

page 18:

頬骨 [ほおぼね: HOOBONE]  cheekbones
突き出す [つきだす: TSUKIDASU]  (1) to push out, to project, to stick out
[いかにも: IKANIMO]  (uk) indeed, really, phrase indicating agreement.
強情 [ごうじょう: GOUJOU]  obstinacy, stubbornness.
尖る [とがる: TOGARU]  (1) to taper to a point, to become sharp
臆する [おくする: OKUSURU]  to be hesitant, to feel timid
一対 [いっつい: ITTSUI]  pair, couple
瞳 [ひとみ: HITOMI]  (1) pupil (of eye), (n) (2) eye.
繊細 [せんさい: SENSAI]  delicate, dainty, fine, slim, sensitive, subtle.
覆う [おおう: OOU]  to cover, to hide, to conceal, to wrap, to disguise.
ふとした  impulsive, unexpected, accidental, casual, inadvertent, on a whim
加減 [かげん: KAGEN]  (1) addition and subtraction, (2) allowance for, (3) degree, extent, measure, (4) condition, state of health, (5) seasoning, flavor, flavour, moderation, adjustment, (6) influence (of the weather), (7) chance.
露出 [ろしゅつ: ROSHUTSU]  (1) exposure, disclosure
作動 [さどう: SADOU]  operation, functioning, running.
物質 [ぶっしつ: BUSSHITSU]  material, substance.
分泌 [ぶんぴ: BUNPI]  secretion.
延びる [のびる: NOBIRU]  (1) to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to spread, (2) to make progress, to grow (beard, body height), (3) to grow stale (soba), (4) to be straightened, to be flattened, to be smoothed, (5) to be exhausted, (6) to be postponed, to be prolonged.
匿名 [とくめい: TOKUMEI]  anonymity, anonym, pseudonym, assumed name.
感触 [かんしょく: KANSHOKU]  feel (i.e. tactile sensation), touch, feeling, sensation, texture (e.g. food, cloth).
心身 [しんしん: SHINSHIN]  mind and body.
緩む [ゆるむ: YURUMU]  (1) to become loose, to slacken (e.g. rope), (2) to become less tense, to relax, to let one's guard down, (3) to slacken (e.g. coldness, supervision), to become lax, (4) to become softer (e.g. ground, facial expression), (of ice) to partially melt, (5) to decrease (e.g. speed), (6) (of a market price) to go down slightly.
締めつける [しめつける: SHIMETSUKERU]  to tighten, to press hard

page 19:

少なからぬ [すくなからぬ: SUKUNAKARANU]  (exp) not a little (few)
対価 [たいか: TAIKA]  compensation, equivalent value, a consideration.
容易 [ようい: YOUI]  easy, simple, plain.
控え目 [ひかえめ: HIKAEME]  moderate, reserved, conservative, humble, mild-mannered, self-effacing, unassuming, well-behaved, low-key, temperate, in small quantities
[こだわる: KODAWARU]  (1) (uk) to fuss over, to be particular about, (2) to be obsessive, to be fixated
着こなし [きこなし: KIKONASHI]  dressing well
鑑賞 [かんしょう: KANSHOU]  appreciation (e.g. of art), aesthetic sense.
脱ぐ [ぬぐ: NUGU]  to take off (clothes, shoes, etc.), to undress.
充実した [じゅうじつした: JUUJITSUSHITA]  full, complete, replete with, substantial (meal), solid (reading), productive (day)

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