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Kiki and Koko Survival Kit Thumbnail Quiz皆様, こんにちにゃあぁWelcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online, your home away from home, your safest digital travel destination, and your personal survival kit, stocked with fresh supplies multiple times a week. We’re your hosts, and your suppliers of all things Japanese language and culture. Though learning new things is the name of our game, one important aspect of learning can be having a bit of an educational rerun. But, without these reruns, you’d have to purchase them on-demand, and then by the time you get to your library, you’d find yourself scrolling through page after page, unable to choose what you truly want to see again. But, that’s where we come in! We help you choose what to see again in a cohesive way that fits with your current playlist. But, we digress, because this metaphor is really a stand-in for the necessity of studying. Just looking at a word once won’t necessarily make its way into your long term memory. But, looking at it multiple times is a great start! We’re taking it a step further, presenting you with activities that not only test your skills, but connect them to other concepts in your memory. The more engagement and sort of juggling around you do with words, using them in different scenarios and ways, using more of your senses, you end up getting a much better chance of properly learning the vocabulary and the grammar that goes along with it!

We’re taking and , flipping them both to , and pressing [▶], and seeing if you can suss out their meanings! That’s right, we’re going to continue this week’s activities with part two of our veritable QUIZ-fest, QUIZ-ket, or QUIZ-a-palooza of learning and revision!

So, if you’re not quite ready for this, no worries! You can use it as practice. This is not only a great way to test your skills of translation, listening, reading, and more, but it’s also a great way to simply look at things from a different perspective. The multiple randomised options give you the ability to get a bit of spontaneity as well as the opportunity for even more practise! Almost every option is another vocabulary word or phrase that you can translate or use yourself in a sentence to further your studies, or practice the basics. Reading will definitely be a huge part of this, as well, but mainly, we’ll be focusing on vocabulary from 🔊Basic Classroom Vocabulary | Nouns | TAPE 1 – SIDE B || Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Learning Essentials and Basic Classroom Vocabulary | Adjectives | TAPE 2 – SIDE B || Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Learning Essentials. 

Again, there are quite a few vocabulary words in here, and though we were sure to give some time before we tested your knowledge to be sure there was a bit of a chance to get a better idea of what you know, there was still so much material presented between then and now that we understand if you’re not confident in these words, yet. But, again, that’s alright! Take your time and work at your own pace. And, if you ever feel this quiz is becoming too much at any point for beginners, then just take a rest and come back to it. It’s better to continue when you’re in a more receptive state. It makes things much more enjoyable AND more efficient! We’re not really in the whole school of ‘cramming’ as you may have guessed. We’re just here to support you every step of the way whether those steps are quick or careful, constant or intermittent.

But, let’s not postpone this any longer! Let’s dive into the deep end of learning and revision. It’s time to have a look at today’s quiz/practice! If you’ve completed the previous quiz/practice, you’ll hopefully be acquanted with the rules of the games, but if you haven’t or need a reminder, no worries; we will explain how to complete it as well as its use. Let’s NihonGO!!

Listening (or Reading) Practice |日本語の聞き取り若しくは読み取り緎習

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Hello, there僕、 QUIZBO™くんです緎習しようよLet’s NihonGO!!

We’re starting off with some listening or reading practise. If you’re unable to use the audio clips, then you’ll still be able to use this for Japanese reading practice. We’ll keep this simple, though, and stick to hiragana. If you don’t know one of the characters yet, then it’s still alright, because you can at least try to fill in the blanks with the audio or just practical context. We have here with us the portable version of our computer robot friend, QUIZBO™ Mini, who will be here to help read out the audio portions. And, if you’re not using the audio, then he’ll just be here to encourage you. Are you ready!? Let’s NihonGO!!

Please choose the romanisation of the following word:

惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
What does  the word「よみやすい」mean? 
easy to read
あの本は 読みやすいですね。
あのほんは よみやすいですね。
ano hon wa yomiyasui desune.
That book is easy to read, isn’t it.
hard to read
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

Please choose the romanisation of the following word:

鋏ハサミ【はさみ】 hasami
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

What does  the word「はさみ」mean?
rubbish bin / dust bin(🇺🇞Trash Can)
惜しいなあNot quite!
(measuring) ruler
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

Please choose the romanisation of the following word:

蟞曞【じしょ】 jisho
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

What does  the word「じしょ」mean?
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

Please choose the romanisation of the following word:

時蚈【ずけい】 tokei
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

What does  the word「ずけい」mean?
正解Correct! It also can mean ‘watch’ or any other time piece.
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

Antonym Practice |反察語緎習

In this section, you’ll practice opposites! Whilst knowing how to make the main word you’re thinking of into a negative adjective, knowing it’s antonym and even the negative version of that adjective can expand your vocabulary. This sort of thinking can create more connections in your mind to the vocabulary words in order to cement them in your memory.

This will be a bit more of a skill practice as you’ll not only need to be able to read, but also know the meaning of the word. But, no worries, you can always practise if you’re not quite ready to quiz yourself. And, we’ll provide the hint of an audio clip from QUIZBO™

What is the opposite of 「きれい」

(Vocabulary also found: in Japanese Word(s) of the Week w/ QUIZBO™ | 【○○】+ BONUS:【○○】(+Quick Quiz with Kiki+Koko))

Answer | 答え
汚い きたない
正解Correct! 「綺麗」はその堎合に「neat」を意味したす。
「きれい」 means 「neat」in this case.
Therefore, the opposite of「きれい」is「きたない」
空っぜ からっぜ
惜しいなあNot quite!
 䞍快 ふかい 
惜しいなあNot quite!
䞍人気 ふにんき
惜しいなあNot quite!

What is the opposite of 「むずかしい」

Answer | 答え
易しい やさしい
「むずかしい」 means 「difficult」in this case.
So, the opposite of「むずかしい」is「やさしい」
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

What is the opposite of 「かきやすい」

Answer | 答え
「曞きやすい」は「easy to write」ずいうこずを意味したす。
「かきやすい」 means 「easy to write」.
So, the opposite of「かきやすい」is「かきにくい」
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!
惜しいなあNot quite!

Translation Practice |翻蚳緎習

Now, you’re going to put together your skills from the previous sections in order to actually translate some sentences! We’ll keep it simple by giving you multiple choice, but we’ll also give you a few where you’ll just need to keep to the honour code and write it down or say it aloud or in your mind before revealing the answer.

Now, we’re going to be using a few vocabulary words and grammatical concepts from previous lessons, but even still, you should be able to get good use out of this as long as you know the main vocabulary words from the lesson, and you’ll end up practising a few others along the way~! It’ll allow you to sort of assess your skills and you can even use these to create your own sentences~!

次の文の 英蚳を お遞びしおください。
Please select the English translation of the following sentence

「私に 黒板にチョヌクで 挢字を 綺麗に 曞くのは 難しいです。」
「watashi ni kokuban ni chooku de kanji wo kirei ni kaku no wa muzukashii desu.」

It is difficult for me to write kanji on the blackboard in chalk. 
正解!Correct! ちゃんず英蚳したわよYou properly translated it to English!
It is easy for me to write kanji in my notebook with a pen
惜しいなあNot quite!
Writing kanji on the blackboard in front of everyone is difficult.
惜しいなあNot quite!
Quickly writing kanji on the blackboard is difficult to me.
惜しいなあNot quite!

次の文の 和蚳を お遞びしおください。
Please select the Japanese translation of the following sentence

「That student’s name is Billy. They’re smart and popular. And, they study their Japanese lessons every day. Let’s be like Billy.」

(Just look for the key vocabulary words to guide you!)

ano gakusei no namae wa birii desu. atama ga yokute ninki ga arimasu. soshite mainichi, nihon no gakka no benkyou wo shimasu. biriikun no you ni narimashou.
正解Correct! ちゃんず和蚳したわよYou properly translated it to Japanese! 
ano gakusei no namae wa birii desu. atama ga yokunakute ninki ga arimasem=n. soshite mainichi, nihon no gakka no benkyou wo shimasen. biriikun no you ni nararaide.
惜しいなあNot quite! (And, we’re just joshing with Billy. Everyone is 頭がいい。👌…Joshing? Is that a word? Do people still say that? Has anyone ever said that? We heard it somewhere…)
ano gakusei no namae wa birii desu. kitanakunakute kawaii desu. soshite mainichi, chuugoku no gakka no benkyou wo shimasu. biriikun no you ni natte mo ii desu.
惜しいなあNot quite!
konna ni ooi moji ga atte yominikui desu. 
惜しいなあNot quite! Maybe if it’s true, then just take it one word at a time and just try your best!

次の文の 英蚳を お遞びしおください。
Please select the English translation of the following sentence

「私の バックパックの䞭に 定芏や ハサミや 蚈算機や 地図が ありたす。」
「watashi no bakkupakku no naka ni jougi ya hasami ya keisanki ya chizu ga arimasu.」

There is a ruler, scissors, a calculator, and a map in my backpack.
正解Correct! ちゃんず英蚳したわよYou properly translated it to English! 
There is a clock, a lunchbox, and a map in my backpack.
惜しいなあNot quite!
There is glue, a calendar, a clock, and scissors in my backpack.
惜しいなあNot quite!
There is a dictionary, socks, a map, a blackboard, and a bookcase in my backpack.
惜しいなあNot quite!

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次の文の 和蚳を お遞びしおください。
Please select the Japanese translation of the following sentence

「What’s in the backpack? It looks empty. It’s difficult to write without even a pencil.」

(Don’t worry about the underlined words we haven’t presented before this lesson.)

bakkupakku no naka ni nani ga aru no desuka. karappo you ni mieru. enpitsu sae nashi de kaki nikui desu ne.
 正解Correct! ちゃんず和蚳したわよYou properly translated it to Japanese! 
bentoubako no naka ni nani ga aru no desuka. ippai you ni mieru. nori sae nashi de tsuki nikui desu ne.
惜しいなあNot quite! For those looking for extra practice, ぀き, tsuki, comes from ぀く, tsuku, meaning to ‘stick’ in this case
bakkupakku no naka ni nani ga aru no desuka. kokuban no you ni mieru. chooku sae nashi de kaki nikui desu ne.
惜しいなあNot quite!
bakkupakku no naka ni nani ga aru no desuka. bentou no you ni mieru. gomibako sae nashi de sute nikui desu ne.
惜しいなあNot quite!
For those looking for extra practice, 捚お, sute, comes from 捚おる, suteru, meaning to ‘throw away’

How did you do? Were these activities trickier than last time? Did you find you remembered a lot of the words? Could you read all of the hiragana? Whether or not you had an easy walk through the park or a bit of a careful trek through the woods, we’re proud of you for giving it your best! Remember, the answers are randomised, so you can always refresh and try it again, if you like! Maybe you’d like to try to do a bit more with today’s lesson? Well, the learning doesn’t have to stop here! You can always go through the incorrect answer options and try to translate them to English or from Japanese or vice versa. You can even create your own sentences! You can have a look at our grammar section to see how you can create your very own sentences if you’re not sure of the grammatical pieces of these sentences. (As you may have noticed, the particles and such may change based on the part of speech and the general meaning of the sentence.) We hope this acts as a helpful quick quiz or something that you can spend the evening combing through for even more vocabulary and grammar practice. We hope we’ll be able to create more activities like these in future! They’re quite a bit to code, but we think they’re useful, and something a bit different to the norm. Like a virtual print or a classroom activity.

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