Forum Rocket Japanese Japanese Vocab Want to play shiritori / しりとり?

Want to play shiritori / しりとり?

teacup

In Module 3.13, Matsuura-さん talks about the children's game しりとり.  One person says a word to start, and then the next person must think of a word that starts with the last syllable of  that word. It sounds tailor made for a forum and a great way to learn new vocabulary. The one rule is no posting a word that ends with ん because no words in Japanese begin with that syllable. 

Shall we play? / あそびましょうか?

Cheshirekj

うみ 
it won't let me reply, maybe my message was too short? 

teacup

みどり
midori
green

Oops! I didn't think of the minimum character requirement for a forum post when I started the thread.  Maybe if we add romaji or kanji or a translation (or all of the above) it will work? (^_^)

Cheshirekj

りんご
ringo
apple

i think this might be the only japanese word i know that starts with ri
took me forever to think of it.. lol

teacup

ごご
gogo
afternoon, P.M.

I almost went with ごはん but caught myself.

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ごうとう meaning "robber, mugger"
 

Cheshirekj

うなぎ
unagi
eel

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ぎむ
duty

ClaudiaR-sc5G

This is fun.  I'm learning new words.
 

teacup

むずかしい
muzukashii
difficult

I'm learning new words too! I've now added ぎむ (and ごうとう) to my vocabulary list.
うなぎ I'm familiar with because I love to eat it. ♥

ClaudiaR-sc5G

飼育
しいく   
means "breeding, raising"

 

teacup


くろ
kuro
black

ClaudiaR-sc5G

労働
ろうどう

Meaning "manual  labor, work"
 

teacup


うま
uma
horse

 

ClaudiaR-sc5G

まち       machi,  city

teacup

ちび
chibi
small (usually cute)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

病気  illness, disease
びょうき 

teacup

きみどり
黄緑
light green

ClaudiaR-sc5G

利用
​りよう
use, application
 

teacup

うめぼし
umeboshi
dried, pickled plum

*not my favorite thing to eat  (๑•﹏•)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

仕事
しごと,  shigoto

meaning "job, employment, work"
 

teacup

とる
取る / 撮る
to take

from lesson 2.2 The Perfect Tourist. I believe the different kanji relates to different uses of the word "to take".  The way it's used in the lesson:
しゃしん を とって もらって も いい です か?
写真を撮ってもらっても良いですか?/ Could you take a photo for me?

ClaudiaR-sc5G

るす   absence,  house-sitter
留守

teacup

すばらしい
subarashii
wonderful

ClaudiaR-sc5G

糸 thread

ClaudiaR-sc5G

That last one might not be so good.  Let's try this one:

しお
salt

teacup

I am a little confused…  糸 / thread can be 「いと」 which would use the 「い」 ending from the prior word,「すばらしい」. How did it change to 「し」?  (・・;)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

I messed up!  Probably did it late at night.

ClaudiaR-sc5G

Obviously messed up twice!  Let's reset to your last word.  

いみ
意味
meaning, sense
 

teacup

みんな

everyone

ClaudiaR-sc5G

なつ
夏       summer

teacup

つめたい
cold (to the touch)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

いす
椅子   chair, stool

teacup

すずめ
suzume
sparrow

ClaudiaR-sc5G

めがね
眼鏡
eye glasses

teacup

ねずみ
nezumi
mouse

ClaudiaR-sc5G

みず

water

teacup

ずっと
zutto
more, all the way, all along
(adverb)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

Details ▸
とき

time, hour, moment, opportunity, chance
 

teacup

きせき
奇跡
kiseki
miracle

ClaudiaR-sc5G

きぬ

silk

teacup

ぬの

nuno
cloth

(a good reply to silk, yes? ^ω^  )

ClaudiaR-sc5G

のうぎょう
農業
agriculture (for growing silkworms?)

Cloth--a very good reply!  Yes!
 

teacup

うわぎ
上着
uwagi
tunic, jacket

[for wearing while farming? Or maybe made from silk? (>y<)]

ClaudiaR-sc5G

Details ▸
ぎむ
義務
duty, obligation, responsibility

It is our duty to raise silkworms for silk tunics!

teacup

むし

mushi
bug, insect

Surely silkworms are not considered BUGS? (゜ロ゜)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

Details ▸
しま

shima
island

Silkworms are a whole different  category.  They are wonderful!  Maybe the bugs came from another island.

teacup

まゆ

mayu
cocoon

The most wonderful thing about silkworms are their cocoons. (•‿•)

ClaudiaR-sc5G

ゆしゅつ
輸出
export

We will export the silk tunics.
 

teacup

つる

tsuru
crane

I would love a silk tunic with a crane design. (•‿•)

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