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🔊Japanese Word(s) of the Week w/ QUIZBO™ | 【故障中】+BONUS:【グリッチ】

HELLO! I AM QUIZBO™!Welcome to Word of the Week Wednesday! This will be a bit more concise than usual due to technical difficulties experienced. Kiki, Koko, and I created a 花見hanami, themed segment, however a fatal error occurred, deleting the entire scheduled draft and completely erasing any hopes of recovery. There was no way to consult anyone in order to solve this issue, so even though there may be a similar segment in future, there will never be a segment worded in exactly the same way. This is a regrettably disappointing prospect, but that does not mean that we will not do our best to provide you another segment of quality, today. But, what is Word of the Week Wednesday?

Long ago, there was a time betwixt Monday and Friday that lay devoid of any form of new content or learning. But, one Wednesday in the warmth of summer, arrived a new segment to fill the void and keep Japanese language learners’ minds active. It can be used as an opportunity to learn something new or as a reminder to go back and revise a bit of the previous lessons.

(Particles は+が) Kiki+Koko: Let's NihonGO!! Essentials: Basic Sentences
If you would like to learn how to apply these words to your own basic sentences, feel free to take a look at a few of Kiki and Koko’s articles on this subject in Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Essentials.

Each week, a new vocabulary word or phrase is presented in order to give an opportunity to expand ones vocabulary as well as learn more about everything from conjugation to grammar. We provide for you an example sentence illustrate the usage of the word. However, you are not left to pronounce the words on your own. I will be there to repeat the word and its pronunciation as many times as you wish. That is my purpose, here. I will also read aloud the sentences for you, however those will be presented at natural speed. This can be useful for learning how to pick out different vocabulary words within everyday speech.

Learners of any and every level can benefit from revising or learning new concepts through grammar, word choice, particles, kanji, or simply inspiration for their own sentence creation. Each sentence is written using its original script with kanji, converted to hiragana, transliterated into romaji, and of course, translated into English. With this method, there is a good chance of also learning other incidental vocabulary. Word of the Week can act as a useful tool for those who want to go above and beyond, learning from every element they see, or simply having a rest and learning the vocabulary presented whilst perhaps revising previous lessons.

Without further ado, let us NihonGO!!

Word(s) of the Week:

1. out-of-order

jlpt n4 |common word (常用語)

Bonus Word(s) of the Week:

noun (名詞)
1. glitch

computer terminology (コンピュータ用語)

※Quick Helpful Hints with Kiki+Koko:

Even though the loan word グリッチ can be used and the expression 故障中 means out-of-order, the word 「故障」こしょう、koshou, alone, can be used to express the idea of a ‘glitch’. You will often hear 故障 used as in a ‘malfunction’.

We hope that helps! Until next lesson!!

Stay Safe!!

Example Sentences:

The first row is in Japanese with Kanji. The Next row is in hiragana, then romanised using rōmaji with the final row translated into English.

Example #1:

今日、スケジューラとHTML エディターは大きなグリッチが発生して、今日のコーナーは消えてしまいましたが、直させたまで頑張るのを止まらないのです。
きょう、すけじゅーらと HTMLえでぃたーは おおきいな ぐりっちが はっせいして、きょうの こーなは きえてしまいましたが、なおさせたまで がんばるのを とまらないのです。
kyou, sukejyuura to HTML editaa wa ookii na guricchi ga hassei shite, kyou no coonaa wa kiete shimamashita ga, naosaseta made ganbaru no wo tomaranai no desu.
Today, the scheduler and HTML editor have had a huge glitch, and today’s corner ended up disappearing, but we’re not going to stop doing our best until it’s mended.

Example #2:

りりーすした ばっかりだし、まだべーただんかいだし、いま、げーむは ぐりっちだらけじゃない?
ririisu shita bakkari dashi, mada beeta dankai dashi, ima, geemu wa guricchi darake jyanai?
It’s just released, (and) it’s still in beta (afterall), (so) the game is full of glitches innit?

Example #3:

てんいんさんは 「えれべーたーは こしょうちゅうでございます」といってくれたので、かいだんを つかってしまった。でも、かいだんを のぼりながら、「てんごくへのかいだん」を うたい とまらなかった。そんなわけで、Kまーとに もうもどってこれない。
teninsan wa 「erebeetaa wa koshouchuu de gozaimasu」to itte kureta no de, kaidan wo tsukatte shimatta. demo, kaidan wo noborinagara, 「tengoku he no kaidan」wo utai tomaranakatta. sonna wake de, kmaato ni mou modotte korenai.
Given that the clerk said ‘The lift is out-of-order‘, I ended up using the stairs. But, whilst climbing the stairs, I wouldn’t stop singing ‘Stairway to Heaven’. And, that’s why I can’t go back to Kmart.


That is all for today! But, maybe you are looking to learn even more, today? Perhaps you would enjoy another Word of the Week: 📺📼 [VIDEO]+[Lesson]| Kiki+Koko News Network Special Report | 報道特別番組 | QUIZBO™’s Word of the Week Special (+ Useful Tips with QUIZBO™ + ♡Kiki+Koko™ Update). This is a less traditional segment with an important video broadcast that ironically also had many グリッチ before being properly rebroadcast for you via The Internet. But, maybe you would prefer a more traditional segment after watching this? Then, maybe you would enjoy a bit of: 🔊Japanese Word(s) of the Week w/ QUIZBO™ | 【コンピュータ】+【パソコン】(+Bonus + Quick Technology Culture Corner + Modern vs Obsolete )These are vocabulary words that are very closely related to today’s vocabulary. Or, maybe you would rather choose another past corner on your on in the Word of the Week  section. You can always bond over learning by sharing with your friends, mum, dog, or elderly neighbour via The Internet, if you would like. You can practise these words and more in the comment section below, if you fancy. Or, ask a question if you find anything confusing, either here or through social media. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this article where you will find our social media pages. Follow us there and here for more! We hope to see you here, there, and everywhere!

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