We had another productive class yesterday – I am really happily surprised by the diligence of the guys who are studying – already more or less half a year has passed with classes running with the same amount of enthusiasm – keep it up!
Here is a run down of some of the language we learned : –
- “I’m only guessing, but___ “. Meaning: when we are not sure our advice is good = e.g. “I am only guessing, but I think you should take the Oedo line if you want to go to Ryogoku”.
- “Hand over”. Meaning: to give; to pass to someone. “I handed over the postcard to the clerk”.
- Scoot – to move your butt whilst sitting. “Scoot back to make space”.
- Avoid – to turn away from, ignore, don’t think about. “I am trying to avoid my boss”, “I am avoiding junk food”. “To improve other techniques I am avoiding using the triangle choke”.
- Alert – to be very focused, clear. “You must be alert when driving.
- Mundane – boring, not interesting. “Ibaraki is a mundane place….maybe”.
- Muggy – to be hot and wet, moist. “Nagoya summers are more muggier than Tokyo ones.
- Funeral – a service to remember someone who has died. “The funeral for my grandfather will be held tomorrow”.
- Bed-ridden – when you can’t get out of bed. “After surgery on my knee I was bed ridden for two days”.
- Surgery – to have an operation in hospital. “After breaking my arm I had surgery”.
- Maintenance – to have a machine cared for. “With the points from my credit card I can get free maintenance from Toyota”.
- Mode – type, option, style. “In Japan, the best mode of travel seems to be by train”.
- Worth – value, how much is needed. “Sun san’s great performances at jiu jitsu are worth a purple belt”.
A vocabulary rich lesson! Please take some time to try and review the new language and use it in future lessons!