Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tazaki Tsukuru p.24-25. A Japanese-English vocabulary of Haruki Murakami's latest novel.

page 24:

留まる [とどまる: TODOMARU]  (1) to remain, to abide, to stay (in the one place)
解散 [かいさん: KAISAN]  breakup, dissolution.
進路 [しんろ: SHINRO]  (1) route, course, (2) career, university choices, course (of future life).
勧める [すすめる: SUSUMERU]  to recommend, to advise, to encourage
洗練 [せんれん: SENREN]  polish, refinement.
薄ら [うすら: USURA]  (1) (uk) thinly, lightly, slightly, (2) hazy, fuzzy, (3) dim, faint, slight
でかい  huge, gargantuan.
地方都市 [ちほうとし: CHIHOUTOSHI]  provincial city, provincial town, suburban city, regional towns and cities
否めない [いなめない: INAMENAI]  (exp) cannot deny, undeniable, incontrovertible
[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).

page 25:

悔い [くい: KUI]  regret, repentance.
多かれ少なかれ [おおかれすくなかれ: OOKARESUKUNAKARE]  (exp) to a greater or lesser extent (degree), more or less
引き留める [ひきとめる: HIKITOMERU]  to detain, to check, to restrain
励ます [はげます: HAGEMASU]  to encourage
とは限らない [とはかぎらない: TOHAKAGIRANAI]  (exp) not necessarily so, is not always true
連休 [れんきゅう: RENKYUU]  consecutive holidays.

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