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

Want to play shiritori / しりとり?

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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? 

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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

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ごご
gogo
afternoon, P.M.

I almost went with ごはん but caught myself.

ClaudiaR13

ごうとう meaning "robber, mugger"
 

Cheshirekj

うなぎ
unagi
eel

ClaudiaR13

ぎむ
duty

ClaudiaR13

This is fun.  I'm learning new words.
 

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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. ♥

ClaudiaR13

飼育
しいく   
means "breeding, raising"

 

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くろ
kuro
black

ClaudiaR13

労働
ろうどう

Meaning "manual  labor, work"
 

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うま
uma
horse

 

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まち       machi,  city

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ちび
chibi
small (usually cute)

ClaudiaR13

病気  illness, disease
びょうき 

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きみどり
黄緑
light green

ClaudiaR13

利用
​りよう
use, application
 

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うめぼし
umeboshi
dried, pickled plum

*not my favorite thing to eat  (๑•﹏•)

ClaudiaR13

仕事
しごと,  shigoto

meaning "job, employment, work"
 

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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?

ClaudiaR13

るす   absence,  house-sitter
留守

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すばらしい
subarashii
wonderful

ClaudiaR13

糸 thread

ClaudiaR13

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

しお
salt

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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」?  (・・;)

ClaudiaR13

I messed up!  Probably did it late at night.

ClaudiaR13

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

いみ
意味
meaning, sense
 

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みんな

everyone

ClaudiaR13

なつ
夏       summer

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つめたい
cold (to the touch)

ClaudiaR13

いす
椅子   chair, stool

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すずめ
suzume
sparrow

ClaudiaR13

めがね
眼鏡
eye glasses

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ねずみ
nezumi
mouse

ClaudiaR13

みず

water

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

ClaudiaR13

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とき

time, hour, moment, opportunity, chance
 

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きせき
奇跡
kiseki
miracle

ClaudiaR13

きぬ

silk

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ぬの

nuno
cloth

(a good reply to silk, yes? ^ω^  )

ClaudiaR13

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

Cloth--a very good reply!  Yes!
 

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うわぎ
上着
uwagi
tunic, jacket

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

ClaudiaR13

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ぎむ
義務
duty, obligation, responsibility

It is our duty to raise silkworms for silk tunics!

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むし

mushi
bug, insect

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

ClaudiaR13

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しま

shima
island

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

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まゆ

mayu
cocoon

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

ClaudiaR13

ゆしゅつ
輸出
export

We will export the silk tunics.
 

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つる

tsuru
crane

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

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