Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tazaki Tsukuru p.48-49. A Japanese-English vocabulary of Haruki Murakami's latest novel.

page 48:

幽閉 [ゆうへい: YUUHEI]  confinement, imprisonment, incarceration, house arrest.
からから  (1) (on-mim) parched, dried-up
渇く [かわく: KAWAKU]  to be thirsty.
動揺 [どうよう: DOUYOU]  (1) shaking, trembling, pitching, rolling, oscillation, (2) disturbance, unrest, agitation, excitement, commotion, turmoil, discomposure, feeling shaken.
象徴的 [しょうちょうてき: SHOUCHOUTEKI]  symbolic
殻 [から: KARA]  shell, husk, hull, pod, chaff.
殻 [かい: KAI]  (arch) egg, eggshell
殻 [かく: KAKU]  shell (i.e. electron shell)
殻 [がら: GARA]  (1) (uk) chicken bones (e.g. for soup), chicken carcass, (n) (2) (uk) poor-quality coke (coal), (suf) (3) (uk) left-overs, remnants
破る [やぶる: YABURU]  to tear, to violate, to defeat, to smash, to destroy, to break (e.g. password).
もがき (n) struggle; writhing; wriggling; floundering; KD
醜い [みにくい: MINIKUI]  (1) ugly, unattractive, (2) unsightly, unseemly.
孵化 [ふか: FUKA]  incubation, hatching
希求 [ききゅう: KIKYUU]  aspiring to, seek, demand, ask for
鼻先 [はなさき: HANASAKI]  tip of nose.
執拗 [しつよう: SHITSUYOU]  persistent, obstinate, tenacious, relentless, insistent, importunate, persevering, stubborn
憧憬 [どうけい: DOUKEI]  longing, aspiration
相殺 [そうさい: SOUSAI]  offsetting each other, plus and minus equal zero, counterbalancing.
打ち消す [うちけす: UCHIKESU]  (1) to deny, to contradict, (2) to negate (esp. a sound), to drown out.

page 49:

推測 [すいそく: SUISOKU]  guess, conjecture.
諦観 [ていかん: TEIKAN]  clear vision, resignation (as in reconciling oneself)
欠く [かく: KAKU]  (1) to chip, to nick, to break, to crack, (2) to lack.
凪 [なぎ: NAGI]  calm (at sea), lull
虚ろ [うつろ: UTSURO]  blank, cavity, hollow, empty (space)
目を逸らす [めをそらす: MEWOSORASU]  to look away, to avert one's eyes
針 [はり: HARI]  (1) needle, pin, (4) hand (e.g. clock, etc.)
膜 [まく: MAKU]  membrane, film.
幾重にも [いくえにも: IKUENIMO]  repeatedly, over and over again
包み込む [つつみこむ: TSUTSUMIKOMU]  to wrap up
毎に [ごとに: GOTONI]  (exp,suf) (uk) one by one, each, every, at intervals of.
着実 [ちゃくじつ: CHAKUJITSU]  steady, sound, trustworthy, solid.
年老いる [としおいる: TOSHIOIRU]  to grow old
僅か [わずか: WAZUKA]  only, merely, (a) little, small quantity.
収縮 [しゅうしゅく: SHUUSHUKU]  deflation, contraction, shrinking, constriction.
嘔吐 [おうと: OUTO]  vomiting
黙黙 [もくもく: MOKUMOKU]  silent, tacit, mute
[おおむね: OOMUNE]  (1) (uk) in general, generally, mostly, roughly, largely, mainly, on the whole, by and large
背骨 [せぼね: SEBONE]  spine, backbone, spinal column.

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