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

Kiki Koko and Quizbo Essential Basic Space Vocabulary Side A QUIZ皆様, こんにちにゃあぁ!Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online, the ever-growing library of Japanese language learning resources. However, we’re not only here to provide you with information, but to also provide you opportunities to actually properly learn said information! Sure, we could simply leave it up to you to learn on your own, and you can definitely make a multitude of self-guided activities based on the information, but we still feel it’s important to give opportunities to test your skills or simply practise the materials! Last time, we reached for the ✨ほし✨ with a quiz on Basic Space Vocabulary | SIDE A, during of which we put your skills to the test! This time, we’ll be continuing with another quick but useful quiz in which we turn the tape over to Basic Space Vocabulary | SIDE B where you’ll be tested on whether or not you know the basic vocabulary of your solar system~!

Now, last time, if you’ve been keeping up with us, you’ll know that we gave you a bit of a head start in this proverbial space race, so we reckon it important to give you a bit more than simply testing your knowledge through text alone. Because reading and recognition will certainly be important to many of those looking towards becoming fluent in Japanese, we’ll be including some of QUIZBO™くん’s special ‘sound bytes’. However, if you’re not in a position to listen to audio for those questions, then you can simply rely on the romanisation. This can be very useful practise even for those learning hiraganaas it can be a way of applying said knowledge. And, there’s something quite rewarding about actually applying your knowledge after just a bit of rote memorisation. Speaking of which:

If you’re simply unaware of each of the planets in this particular solar system, or you’d just like a bit of time to study beforehand, you can have a look at the main lesson in which these vocabulary words originated. And, remember, there’s no reason why you can’t use this quiz as more of a study tool, as well. Just refer back to the readings of each vocabulary word as said by QUIZBO™ after you get the answer to each question, and then you’ll be able to engage your auditory senses for an even fuller learning experience!

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Before we begin: We mentioned him in the intro, and now he’s here to help! We have our computer friend, QUIZBO™, here in his mini form to read applicable words aloud to you. Press the 「▶」button and listen to the pronunciation for the applicable questions, then select the equivalent word in its Japanese text. We’ll include hiragana and kanji for beginners and intermediate learners. And, again, if you’re unable to hear the sound ‘bytes’, you can use this as an oppertunity to practise converting romanised words into its Japanese script. (This is essential for most typing in Japanese~!)

Without further ado: Let’s NihonGO!!

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

This may hit close to home. If you’re an Earthling, you may want to know this terrestrial vocabulary word. How do you write 「Earth in Japanese? 
地球【ちきゅう】 chikyuu
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! 🌏Correct~!! よくできました!yoku dekimashita! Well done!
土星【どせい】 dosei
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Though this is a star of ‘earth’, this soil doesn’t match up with the name of what may be your home planet.
隕石【いんせき】inseki
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! This can be found on Earth, but it’s still from off-world.
星座【せいざ】seiza
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! These are made up of many stars, but from a terrestrial perspective, Earth isn’t part of this one.

Have a listen to the audio clip below and identify which space vocabulary word is being said:

Here’s a romanised hint: kinsei  
 金星【きんせい】 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!♀Correct~!!
水星【すいせい】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! This is the star of water not of gold. 
木星【もくせい】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! This is a wooden star, not a golden star. Try again!
土星【どせい】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go! 

This space vocabulary word is said, 「ほうき星【ほうきぼし】houkiboshiin Japanese. However, now, with no hints: what is this word in English?  
Comet  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
Meteor 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! This is a tricky one!
Meteorite 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! This is a super tricky one!
 Mercury
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ This one’s not a planet or a rock star~ Give it another go! 

The tides ebb and flow in the world of astronomy. It’s the will-they-won’t-they of scientific classifications of the century. But to us, 「Pluto」will always be a planet. No matter what it’s classified as this year, what is 「Pluto」called in Japanese? 
冥王星【めいおうせい】 meiousei  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
海王星【かいおうせい】 kaiousei  
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Give it another go!
天王星【てんのうせい】 tennousei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Try again, friend!
水星【すいせい】 suisei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Try again, friend!

Have a listen to the audio clip below and identify which space vocabulary word is being said:

Here’s a romanised hint: kaiousei 
海王星【かいおうせい】 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!Correct~!!
天王星【てんのうせい】 tennousei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Though they look similar, they’re quite a bit different in name. Have another go at it!
木星【もくせい】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! This is a wooden star, not a star of the king of the sea. Try again!
水星【すいせい】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! It has a bit to do with water, but think more mythically. Give it another go!

Wonder if they’ll ever know they’re in the best selling show… Whether or not you know if there’s life on it, do you know how to say「Mars in Japanese?
火星【かせい】 kasei 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!♂Correct~!!
太陽【たいよう】taiyou 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! You may be able to travel there once, but you won’t be able to return for entirely different reasons. Try again!
流れ星【ながれぼし】nagareboushi 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!
木星【もくせい】 mokusei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

Is this the real life? Or is this just…a quiz? Well, whether you’re bopping to some rock or looking up at some space rocks, you may want to know how to say, 「Mercury」in Japanese. Which is the correct word? 
水星【すいせい】 suisei
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! ☿️ Correct~!!
 火星【かせい】 kasei  
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
月【つき】tsuki
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!
木星【もくせい】 mokusei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

Hopefully you know this in English. But, do you know how to translate it from Japanese? What is「木星」 in English?
 木星【もくせい】 mokusei
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! ♃Correct~!! .
海王星【かいおうせい】 kaiousei  
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Give it another go!
天王星【てんのうせい】 tennousei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Try again, friend!
水星【すいせい】 suisei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Try again, friend!

Have a listen to the audio clip below and identify which space vocabulary word is being said:


Here’s a romanised hint: dosei 
土星【どせい】 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!Correct~!!
火星【かせい】 kasei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
太陽【たいよう】taiyou 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
流れ星【ながれぼし】nagareboushi 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

In Japanese, this planet’s namesake stems from a heavenly ruler, but in English, it’s based on a Greek deity. What is「天王星【てんのうせい】 tennousei」, in English?
Uranus  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!! 
Saturn 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! No automobiles here. Try again!
Venus 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
Earth 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

Have a listen to the audio clip below and identify which space vocabulary word is being said:


Here’s a romanised hint: seiza 
星座【せいざ】 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!Correct~!!
ほうき星【ほうきぼし】 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
太陽【たいよう】taiyou 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
流れ星【ながれぼし】nagareboushi 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

Don’t stare at this one for too long! You wouldn’t want to damage your eyes. It’s at the centre of our solar system, and its namesake. What is「The Sun」called in Japanese. 
太陽【たいよう】taiyou
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!☀Correct~!!
 火星【かせい】 kasei  
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
月【つき】tsuki
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!
木星【もくせい】 mokusei 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go!

Just one last word before we’re through! It’s written as 「月【つき】tsuki in Japanese, but which is the correct translation in English?
The Moon 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!!☽Correct~!! よくできました!yoku dekimashita! Well done!
The Solar System 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Try again!
Meteorite 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Give it another go! 
Comet
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Have another go at it, yeah?

Wowee! That was more than a few vocabulary words. Did you get all of them correct? Maybe you struggled with a few of them? Either way, no worries! You can refresh this and give it another go as many times as you wish! If you’re doing you’re best, you’re already reaching for the stars! Though it’s always important to give it your best, it’s almost more important to be patient with yourself. It takes light years to reach other planets, so think of the journey towards learning new vocabulary as only a tiny fraction of that. At least you can stay in the comfort of your own atmosphere whilst studying these. In any case, we hope that this has been a mental workout of sorts that has helped you train with your properly equipped Japanese language learning tools. Whether your journey takes you to The Moon and back or keeps you on your home planet, we’ll be there every parsec of the 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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