Learning Japanese with Shiritori 「しりとり」

Started by SleepyD, February 26, 2013, 08:00:50 pm

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SleepyD

February 26, 2013, 08:00:50 pm Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 08:04:27 pm by SleepyD
Okay, so I'm not one to do forum games but I think this would be a good supplement to the Japanese learning thread. I'd like to focus more on grammar in the Japanese learning thread, since it's kinda boring just listing a bunch of words.

Here we'll play shiritori, where I say a word, and the next person needs to think of a word that starts with the last syllable of the previous word. 
For example:
1) shiritori しりと
2) ringo 
3) gomi 

The game ends when someone thinks up a word that ends in 'n' 「ん」
No Japanese word starts with the 'n' sound. If someone does that (admittedly, that'll be harder in a forum format), we start over with a new word. Also, only nouns are permitted. 

Sounds good? For every word, I'll add the kanji (if applicable) and hiragana pronunciation.  For readability, I ask that any japanese characters be given a bigger size than default. I set it at 12 here. I also link the word in the jisho.org dictionary, since it shows you stroke order too. In the next post, I will start.

SleepyD

February 26, 2013, 08:02:30 pm #1 Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 08:07:42 pm by SleepyD
映画
えい

movie, film

Kanji link: http://jisho.org/kanji/details/%E6%98%A0%E7%94%BB

Chocofreak13

i love shiritori! i first saw it in xXxHolic, and in fact made a forum game based on it (i didn't know the japanese name so i called it something in english. it should be a page back or so, i think). my only request is that we also include the pronunciation in romaji, since i don't know how to pronunce any of it with the native characters yet, and i'm willing to bet i'm not the only one. it makes it easier for me to respond, too, since i don't have to go digging for kanji to form a word. ><;;


画 家
がか

"gaka"
Painter, Artist

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/画家

SleepyD

Alrighty then. But I hope you're learning the kana! I feel very very strongly that people should be reading hiragana/katakana as opposed to straight romaji. Not knowing the kanji is fine, but reading kana is a must.


からだ

romaji: karada
defn: body

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/%E4%BD%93

alfonso_rd_30


Chocofreak13

dashi stock is actually rather tasty, though finding the ingredients for it is a bitch. i've had to substitute for the most part.


しる

"Shiru"
Juice, Sap, Dipping Sauce

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/汁

SleepyD

haha, yes, like Choco says, it is a fish based soup stock, and is a very common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Most notably, miso soup.

Man, 'ru' is a tough one...
Well, I figured that I would give you a English loanword like ルール ('ruuru'; rule), but that's not that helpful in learning new vocab. Call it cheating, but I will share a new word I just looked up and learned. haha

累囚
るいしゅう

'ru i jo u'
prisoner

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/%E7%B4%AF%E5%9B%9A

Now to repeat it 10 times and write it out a couple more times. lol

Chocofreak13

i'm not gonna call it cheating since the purpose of this thread is to learn, right? -w-
also, miso soup is damn tasty. but the one time i made it it all ended so horribly. guess some things are better left to professionals.... ;v;

囚われ
とらわれ

'towara-re'
"imprisonment; captive"

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/囚われ

(you might want to copy+paste the link since for some reason they don't count kanji as "real" in web addresses)

SleepyD

For the record, shiritori is based on ending /syllable/ not kanji, but I'll go along anyhow. (so technically you should have used 'u')

When I copy/paste from chrome, I get the unicode stuff for the kanji, so it works okay.

*thinks*....................lol okay, this works I guess:
錬金術
れんきんじゅつ

ren kin ju tsu
"alchemy"

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/%E9%8C%AC%E9%87%91%E8%A1%93

Chocofreak13

oh, sorry, i figured that was it, but i didn't want to assume.

(lol jutsu)

術後
じゅつご

jutsugo
"Postoperative" (lolwut)
http://jisho.org/kanji/details/術後

SleepyD

haha, but you did it again! (This time the syllable was "tsu")

ゴキブ
'go ki bu ri'
cockroach

(No kanji for this one, just katakana)

but here's a picture of gokicha~ haha

Chocofreak13

March 01, 2013, 04:16:34 pm #11 Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 04:24:42 pm by Chocofreak13
i had a feeling! but the kanji had both the syllables smooshed together. ><;;

竜胆
りんどう

Rindou (ri-n-do-u)
"Bellflower"

http://jisho.org/kanji/details/竜胆
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/竜胆




(Rin from Usagi Drop, named for the Rindou. :3)

alfonso_rd_30


Chocofreak13

小さい
ちいさい

Chiisai (chi-i-sa-i)
"small, tiny"

(my last name 8D )

SleepyD

Ahh... it's been a while. Sorry about that.

イチゴ
i-chi-go
Strawberry