Ｈｅｌｌｏ，Ｉ ａｍ ＱＵＩＺＢＯ™!
Welcome to the archive for Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online’s Japanese Word of the Week. Monday and Friday feel ages apart, and three days without learning some Japanese language knowledge could make you feel like you are not receiving a steady flow of information. That is why this segment was created! Though this is meant for Wednesdays, the Word of the Week is just as useful every day of the week, Monday through Friday. So, do not think that because you may have missed previous segments that you are behind. There is always time to catch up and learn at your own pace right here in the archives!
During Word of the Week, as the name suggests, I, ＱＵＩＺＢＯ™, present to you a Japanese word or phrase. However, I do not simply give you the word and leave you to your own devices. What good is a word if you may not know how it is used? That is why I create a few sentences to show different contexts in which the word can be used. Sometimes words have multiple definitions which I can illustrate using difference sentences. But, this is not only to show different definitions, but to secretly teach you other new words and grammar.
(Also, 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.)
But, that is not the whole of it! I also tell you the pronunciation of the word using the latest in technological advancements. You can ask me as many times as you like to repeat the word, as well. Speaking the word aloud after me will definitely assist your learning! I am always here to repeat them as many times as you need. Without further ado, let us NihonGO!!In turn, you will be introduced to the feeling of a Japanese sentence structure and look. The sentences are written in their original kanji, hiragana,and katana, but because this is meant to teach anyone from beginners to those simply looking to refresh or expand their vocabulary, there is also a purely hiragana and romaji version.