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[QUIZ] Do You Know: 🔊 Across the Universe| Basic Space Vocabulary | SIDE A || Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Learning Essentials

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, not only presenting you with Japanese Language Learning Essentials, but making sure you’re able to utilise them. Planet Earth may not always seem like it’s doing so well, but when the temperature and visibility are just right, you’re away from any sort of light pollution, and you’re in a part of the globe where visibility is possible that time of year, you can look up into the night sky and see at least some of the other planets of this solar system. Life on Mars may not be far away, Venus may not be the most hospitable of planets, and Jupiter’s gravity may crush you, but hey, you can at least think about some other planets to keep your mind off of Earth’s issues for just a moment and maybe even practise some Japanese language skills along the way!

Learning the names of the planets of this solar system is quite a useful feat, but we’ll give you a bit of time to revise those, quizzing you on them next time, as there may be some students who haven’t memorised them in their native language, yet. Instead, we’re going to quiz you on some adjacent vocabulary that we taught you in  「🔊 Across the Universe| Basic Space Vocabulary | SIDE A 」. Whether or not you’re a fan of astronomy, these words will certainly come up in daily life. Adding some fun words to your vocabulary can definitely help you get a bit more enjoyment out of your Japanese learning experience. You may not talk about astronauts or UFOs often, but if you didn’t know these words in your native language, you’d probably feel as though you were missing out on a universe of topics.

Again, we do our bets to provide the essential vocabulary, but if you don’t remember it, it’s like leaving your survival kit at home, or bringing your tools and having no idea which to use. This time, we’re not simply telling you how and what to use, we’re putting your skills to the test! Do you know your basic space vocabulary?

Of course, knowing how to read is something important, but we want to make sure to cater to every learning level, so we’ll include romanised words as well! And, if this is your first time here, and you haven’t encountered our lessons on vehicles, this is the perfect time for you to catch up. Just have a quick look, revise / study if you need, and come back when you’re ready! OR if you’d like to catch yourself off-guard to give an advanced test to see if you’ve retained the knowledge, then feel free to try it that way, as well.

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[Quiz] Basic Space Vocabulary |
[クイズ] 基本的な宇宙の単語

This astronomical object twinkles in the night sky, and together these make  constellations. What is 「star in Japanese? 
星【ほし】 hoshi
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! ⭐Correct~!!
惑星【わくせい】 wakusei
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Though many may mistake one for this.
 小惑星【しょうわくせい】 shouwakusei
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! These don’t usually twinkle, and hopefully you don’t see one of these travelling too closely in the night sky. 

Though it’s Milky in English, it’s Silver in Japanese. How do you say 「galaxy in Japanese?
 銀河【ぎんが】ginga 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! 🌌Correct~!!
 宇宙【うちゅう】uchuu 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! A little less specific than this one. 
 宇宙飛行士【うちゅうひこうし】 uchuuhikoushi
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ That’s too far-out. Give it another go!

This mode of transportation puts us over the moon! How do you say 「rocket in Japanese?  
 ロケット【ろけっと】roketto  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
未確認飛行物体【みかくにんひこうぶったい】mikakuninhikoubuttai 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Technically, it could work, but then it wouldn’t be unidentified. 
 小惑星【しょうわくせい】 shouwakusei
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ That’s too far-out. Give it another go! 

We live on one of these! We think this one is called, ‘Earth’? But what do you think a 「planet」is called in Japanese? 
惑星【わくせい】wakusei  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
天の川【あまのがわ】ama no gawa
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ A little too broad. Zero in on the planet~! We know you can do it!
小惑星【しょうわくせい】shouwakusei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Think bigger! Or maybe just less small?

In English, we think of them as space sailors, in Japanese, we think of them as space pilots. How do you say 「astronaut」, or 「cosmonaut」 in Japanese?
宇宙飛行士【うちゅうひこうし】 uchuuhikoushi 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!👨‍🚀👩‍🚀Correct~!!
 宇宙人【うちゅうじん】uchuujin
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Sorry,👽👾 now, all your base are belong to us. Try again!
 宇宙【うちゅう】uchuu
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Just a little more detail~ 

Though saying ‘galaxy’ can apply to this word, whilst this galaxy is milky in this terminology, it is a river to heaven in Japan. How do you say the「Milky Wayspecifically in Japanese? 
天の川【あまのがわ】ama no gawa 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!🌌 Correct~!!
星【ほし】 hoshi
×違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ You’ll find these within the Milky Way, but not the answer this time. Try again, friend!
 宇宙人【うちゅうじん】 fune 
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ 👽👾 Give it another go~! 

The destination of astronauts and probably the home of aliens, but definitely the best place for stars to float about. What do you call 「space or the 「universe in Japanese?
 宇宙【うちゅう】uchuu 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
未確認飛行物体【みかくにんひこうぶったい】mikakuninhikou buttai 
]× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ 👽👾 Give it another go~! 
銀河【ぎんが】ginga 
]× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ 👽👾 Give it another go~! 

Dinosaurs hate these. How do you say 「asteroid」 in Japanese? 
小惑星【しょうわくせい】shouwakusei 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!! Too soon? You’ll live on in our hearts, dinosaurs.
 惑星【わくせい】wakusei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! But not quite~ We’re not sure how dinosaurs felt about these.
 星【ほし】hoshi 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Dinosaurs might not have known the difference, but you do! Try again, friend!

Xli xvyxl mw syx xlivi. How do you say 「alien in Japanese? 
 宇宙人【うちゅうじん】 uchuujin 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
宇宙船【うちゅうせん】 uchuusen 
×違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ This was from another lesson about vehicles, but we know you can do it~! Look for the ‘people’~!
宇宙飛行士【うちゅうひこうし】uchuuhikoushi 
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Though to aliens, they’d seem like aliens. 

Often seen visiting rural areas or only America, the UK, or Japan in films, how do you refer to 「UFOs」, 「Unidentified Flying Objects」, in Japanese? Hint: There is more than one answer.
ユーエフオー【ゆーえふぉー】yuuefoo  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!! This was certainly a bit of a trick question as all of these are correct.
ユーフォ―【ゆーふぉー】yuufoo  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!This was certainly a bit of a trick question as all of these are correct. 
ユー・エフ・オー【ゆー・えふ・おー】yuu-efu-oo  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!! This was certainly a bit of a trick question as all of these are correct. 
未確認飛行物体【みかくにんひこうぶったい】mikakuninhikou buttai 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!! This was certainly a bit of a trick question as all of these are correct. But, if you want the one that is the most specific, not as an acronym, but as a word literally meaning unidentified flying object, then this is the one you’ll want.

How did it go? Maybe you missed a few? Maybe you got them all correct? Maybe you missed them all? No worries! If you worked hard and got them all correct, おめでとうございます, omedetou gozaimasuCongratulations!  But, if you didn’t, we still congratulate you on doing your best! Sometimes it just takes a little more practise! Remember, it’s a journey; you might not have gotten them all correct yet, but if you continue to practise, you’ll find yourself understanding it eventually. That’s what we’re here for! We’re here to help you achieve your Japanese learning goals, equipping you with Japanese language learning tools.

If you refresh the page, you can continue to revise/study as many times as you like! Be sure to check back to the old lessons as well to keep them fresh in your memory. And, be sure to engage all of your senses! Take another look at the previous lessons and listen to the audio. Learning these vehicles should prove very useful when trying to travel through Japan, or simply being able to make conversation about basic Japanese vehicles. Remember the verbs we included in the lesson? You can create your own sentences here and leave them in the comments below! It’s good practise and should put you well on your way.

Hopefully this equipped you with what you need, and again, no worries if you didn’t get all of the dozen words correct. You can simply break them up into different sessions if you need to. In future, we’ll have study guides available at our Patreon which we’ll link to. But, more importantly, you may have noticed learning is a bit easier when you can read. Feel free to take a look at our Reading and Writing sections to revise / review / study, if you’ve already stayed up-to-date, or take your time and go through them at your own pace.

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