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cat-like aliens and a robot computer! But, what is 天の川, ama no gawa? If you were with us for our ‘Across the Universe‘ lesson, then you may recognise it! If you weren’t, then you should definitely go back and take a look at it because it’s going to be extremely useful to you in this. Of course, we could simply present you vocabulary words, but what good are they if you don’t remember them? Well, they’re entertaining, of course. This brings us to a bit of a point as well. When you’re out there, on your own, trying to communicate or understand Japanese language, you’ll need everything from your trusty Japanese Language Survival Kit! You’ll also need to know how to wield these tools. But, maybe, you’re very new to Japanese and you’re only looking for the most basic of basic phrases to learn. Of course, it’s enough to get by, but we also want to provide for you something that is also essential: fun!
Though there’s the necessities, it’s important to learn at least a few fun vocabulary topics along the way. Sprinkling a little stardust on your skills and broadening your vocabulary can make learning a little more interesting. Think of a conversation that only included the essentials, it may save your Japanese-speaking life, but what kind of Japanese-speaking life would you have without a little spark of entertaining extras! Vocabulary treats, if you will. Though we provide you with important Japanese language sustenance, freeze-dried or otherwise, we’re trying to introduce the value of fun treats early-on. Think of your own childhood conversations and things even young people would point at and identify. Even if you’re only here for quick essentials, we still think you’ll find these to be oddly essential words you’ll find day-to-day. And, if you’re in this for the long-haul, ready to trek through Japanese language and culture, truly surviving and thriving, you’ll know the great merit to vocabulary like this. For generations, humans and creatures have looked up at the stars, and now.. you’ll be tested on whether you can identify some words you’d use whilst looking into the night sky.
That’s right! It’s time to put your astronomical and space vocabulary to the test! Since there were so many, we’re going to only test you on each set. It would be quite a few vocabulary words to focus on in one go, and we wouldn’t want to overwhelm you. Besides, there are other quizzes you could go back to so that even if you’re reaching for the stars, you can still stay grounded and keep your knowledge fresh and toasty.
[Quiz] Basic Space Vocabulary |
Have a go at these basic space vocabulary words we introduced in our ‘Across the Universe‘ lesson, (Tape 1, Side A). Select the correct Japanese word and try your best to get as many correct as possible! But, if you get some incorrect, no worries. You can simply refresh and use it as a revision/study tool. Let’s put your skills to the test! Let’s NihonGO!!
ama no gawa shusshin desu.
I’m from the Milky Way.
shouwakusei, chikyuuchan ni chidzukuna!
Asteroid, stay away from Earth-chan!!
(If backpack girl and the monkey have taught us anything, it’s that this works.)
ginga wo mimashita!
I saw a galaxy!
うちゅうひこうしは すまふぉーで うちゅうじんと しゃしんを とった。
uchuuhikoushi wa sumahoo de uchuujin to shashin o totta.
The astronaut took a picture with the alien on his smartphone.
うちゅうせんで うちゅうじんと うちゅうに いきました。
uchuusen de uchuujin to uchuu ni ikimashita.
I went to space with an alien on a spaceship.
よるの そらに ほしが みえました。
yoru no sora ni hoshi ga miemashita.
In the night sky, we could see the stars.
ろけっとが はっしゃして つきへの たびは はじまった。
roketto ga hasshashite tsuki he no tabi wa hajimatta.
The rocket launched and its journey to the moon began.
どこの わくせい から きましたの？
dono wakusei kara kimashitano?
Which planet are you from?
And, there you have it! Did you know all of the vocabulary words, or did you miss some? If you missed some, there’s no worries! You can use this as a way to revise/study. Oddly enough, words pertaining to space are very common. Many festivals and customs have to do with looking up at the stars, and in order to understand that lore, you’ll need to know at least some basic Japanese space words. And, again, it simply adds a bit of flair to your vocabulary life! Just because you’re trying to survive in Japanese language doesn’t mean you have to forget to have fun. It’s like packing a bit of extra snacks in your Japanese language survival kit.
And, if you’re a fan of science, science fiction, or the universe you live in, then it should be a treat to know these. You may not get them right away because they’re a bit more obscure, but it’s all about the journey! If you return and practise with them often, they’ll become second nature. You’ll become more familiar with the written form of these as well. Remember, we’re here 25 hours a day, 8 days a week. We’re so committed to your learning that we break the confines of time and space. Take another listen to the words, revise/study with the quiz, and even try making sentences with these. But, always be sure to enjoy each moment along the way.
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