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A woman’s Kanji 2016

A woman's Kanji 2016

We conducted a survey on “1000 Kanji of this year, one character of next year” for 1,000 women over 20 in Japan by marketing company Her Story Inc.
The first place “Shaku” has been cited as reasons for selection, such as the earthquake in Kumamoto and Tottori, the entertainment world swaying with dissolution and insulting fuss, and the change of the Governor.

◆ Selection reason (1st to 5th)

TOP 揺 (Shake )23.7%
[meaning] Shake , loose, swing, move,

・ Politics began to move Generation turnover between the clear and the Showa era, disasters, filling problems, Olympic Games
・ There were many scenes where earthquakes occurred in various places, the weather was unstable, or governments swayed as political changes were overturned as the Governor changed.
・ Because the world was upset about emperor’s remarks
・ Because the shaking of the Kumamoto earthquake, there was also a shake in the entertainment world.

2th 災 (Disaster) 15.2%
[meaning] Things that happen naturally. Great fire, large water, dandelion, etc. Woe to you. To be disgusted

· Because of heavy rains and earthquakes in various places
· Because there were many natural disasters and accidents often
· Because it was a year with many disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons

3位 倫 ( Squeal ) 15.2%
[meaning] The way people should be treated and protected. Squeal.
Besides. An opponent who becomes a companion. Friend.

・ Because there were many things ethical thought made, such as celebrity’s affair affair successively, politician’s disrespectful response, incomprehensible murder case etc.
・ Because there was a lot of lack of ethics, such as infidelity, drugs, illegal investigation expenses.

4位 変(Change) 12.5%
[meaning] Changing one after another. To move on. Change.
The event that suddenly changed from what has happened so far will occur. Misfortune of time.

・ The weather was not good this year, it was somewhat strange.
・ Because there was a change that values or the like so far collapsed in a good sense or a bad meaning
・ Extreme change is severe including extreme weather.

5位 動 ( Move ) 10.5%
[meaning] not kept still. Change the position / attitude. It moves.
People’s behavior

・ The Olympics and the situation moved
・ Many things such as the Olympic honors, the Tokyo Governor’s past reworking, the local earthquakes and many others moved in politics, sports and nature.

A woman's Kanji 2016

Summary of Survey
【Survey period】 November 9 – November 15, 2016
【Survey method】 Internet survey
【Survey target】 1000 women over 20 nationwide
Her story

To say in Japanese? < Beauty salon and Spa > Conversation of the journey

English | Japanese | pronunciation

●来店 Coming to the beauty salon ,spa

I’m Nadeshiko Yamato.I have booked at 10:00. | 10時に予約している大和なでしこです。 Juji ni yoyaku siteiru Nadeshiko Yamato desu.

I’ll drop some other time. | また来ます。| Mata kimasu.

I’ll drop by later. | また後で来ます。Mata atode kimasu.

●コミュニケーション Communication(1)

How are you?(How are you doing?) | 元気ですか? Genki desuka?

Hi. (good morning) | おはようございます。Ohayou gozaimasu.

Hi. (good after noon) | こんにちは。Konnichi wa.

Hi. (good evening) | こんばんは。 Konban wa.

Pretty good. | 元気です。Genki desu.

Thanks. | ありがとう。Arigatou.

Excuse me.| 失礼します。Shiturei shimasu.

It seems like it’s getting colder (hotter) every day. | だんだん寒く(暑く)なってきましたね。| Dandan samuku (atsuku)natte kimasita ne.

This is quite a nice beauty salon.| いいサロンですね。 ii salon desu ne.

●施術中 Treatment time

I am a sensitive skin. | 私は肌が弱いです。Watashi wa Hada ga yowai desu.

Here is a scratch. | ここに傷があります。Koko ni kizu ga arimasu.

It is a little painful. | ちょっと痛いです。Chotto itai desu.

It you massage is good. |あなたはマッサージが上手ですね。Anata wa massage ga jyozu desune.

It is a little ticklish. | ちょっとくすぐったいです。Chotto Kusuguttai desu.

Okay a little more strongly. | もう少し強くて大丈夫です。Mousukoshi tuyokute daijyobu desu.

There is painful. | そこは痛いです。Soko wa itai desu.

It’s painful. | 痛いです。Itai desu.

Please be a little more softly. | もう少し弱くしてください。Mousukoshi yowaku shite kudasai.

Is it possible to increase the more time? | もっと時間を長くできますか? Motto Jikan wo nagaku dekimasu ka?

Facial also thank you. | フェイシャルもお願いします。Facial mo onegai shimasu.

I would like to have a massage. | マッサージをお願いします。Massage wo onegai shimasu.

Is it possible to head massage? | ヘッドマッサージはできますか? Hed massage wa dekimasu ka ?

Where is the sauna ? | サウナはどこですか? Sauna wa doko desuka ?

Water please. ( Can I get water? ) | お水をもらえますか ? Omizu wo morae masuka?

Do you have a hairbrush? | ヘアブラシはありますか? Hair brush wa arimasu ka?

Where is the dryer? | ドライヤーはどこですか? Dryer wa doko desuka?

Where is the trash? | ゴミ箱はどこですか? Gomi bako wa doko desuka?

Air conditioning is cold (hot). | エアコンが寒い(暑い)です。 Eacon ga samui ( atsui ) desu.

●ヘアサロン Hair salon

Please shorten the hair. | 髪を短くしてください。Kami wo Mijikaku shite kudasai.

Please in the length of up to shoulder hair. | 髪は肩までの長さにしてください。Kami wa Kata madeno nagasa nishite kudasai.

Bangs, please to the length of up to eyebrows. | 前髪は、眉毛までの長さにしてください。Maegami wa mayuge no nagasa ni shitekudasai.

Hair I want to perm. | 髪にパーマをかけたいです。Kami ni Parma wo kaketai desu.

Please refer to the hair up style. | 髪をアップスタイルにしてください。Kami wo up style ni site kudasai.

Please wind the hair. | 髪を巻いてください。Kami wo maite kudasai.

Please refer to the treatment to hair. | 髪にトリートメントをしてください。 Kami ni treatment wo shite kudasai.

Please dyed chestnut hair. | 髪を栗色に染めてください。| Kami wo Brown color ni somete kudasai.

Can I nail art? | ネイルアートはできますか? Nail art wa dekimasu ka ?

Nail chip you have any? | ネイルチップはありますか? Nail chip wa arimasu ka ?

Can I eyelash extension? | まつげエクステはできますか? eyelash wa dekimasu ka ?

●許可を求める Ask permission

Do you have a restroom? (May I use your restroom?) | トイレはありますか? Toilet wa arimasu ka?

Would you mind if I smoked? | タバコを吸ってもよろしいですか? Tabako o suttemo yoroshii desuka?

I need to excuse myself for a minute. | ちょっと失礼します。 Chotto shitsurei shimasu.

●情報を聞く Communication (2)

Where are you from ? | 出身地はどこですか? Shusshin wa doko desuka?

Could you give me your mail address? | メールアドレスを教えていただけますか?Mail-adress o oshiete itadake masu ka?

●帰る Leaving the salon

I’ll see you again. | またよろしくお願いします。 Mata yoroshiku onegai shimasu.

See you later. | また今度。Mata kondo.

I hope we can meet again soon. | また近いうちに。Mata chikai uchini.

Take it easy. ( Take care.) ( Bye. ) ( Good bye ) | さよなら。Sayonara.

To say in Japanese?< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.5 seasoning 調味料 choumiryo >

< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.5 seasoning 調味料 choumiryo >

(Meet,Fish 肉・魚 niku,sakana)

salmon / さけ sake
yellowtail / ぶり buri

(blue-skinned fish 青魚)
saury / さんま sanma
sardine / いわし iwashi
horse mackerel / あじ aji
mackerel / さば saba

(red fish 赤身魚)
tuna / まぐろ maguro
bonito / かつお katsuo

(white fish)
sea bream / 鯛 tai
flatfish / ひらめ hirame
cod / 鱈 tara
greater amberjack / かんぱち kanpachi
conger eel /穴子 anago
eel / うなぎ unagi

(shellfish 貝 kai)

scallop / ほたて hotate
oyster / カキ kaki
turban shell / サザエ sazae
clam / はまぐり hamaguri
ark shell / 赤貝 akagai

(roe 魚卵)
sea urchin / ウニ uni
salmon roe / イクラ ikura
herring roe / かずのこ kazunoko


pink shrimp / 甘エビ amaebi
prawn / 車エビ kurumaebi
octopus / タコ tako
squid / イカ ika

chiken / 鶏肉 toriniku
beef / 牛肉 gyuniku
pork / 豚肉 butaniku
horsemeat / 馬肉 baniku
crab paste / かにみそ kanimiso

To say in Japanese?< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.4 seasoning 調味料 choumiryo >

< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.4 seasoning 調味料 choumiryo >

suger / 砂糖 satou
salt / 塩 shio
soy sauce / しょうゆ shouyu
miso , soybean paste / 味噌 miso
vineger / 酢 su

(condiment / 薬味 yakumi)

spring onion / ねぎ negi
horseradish / わさび wasabi
chilli,red pepper / 唐辛子 tougarashi
citron / 柚子 yuzu
citrus Sudachi / すだち sudachi
giger / 生姜 shouga
Japanese pepper / 山椒 sansho

To say in Japanese?< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.3 野菜 vegetable >

< Japanese Cuisine 日本料理 vol.3 野菜 vegetable >

(野菜 vegetable)

rice / 米 kome
pumpkin /かぼちゃ kabocha
mushroom / きのこ kinoko
cucumber / きゅうり kyuri
sweet potato / さつまいも satsumaimo
potato / じゃがいも jyagaimo
onion / 玉ねぎ tamanegi
carrot / にんじん ninjin
turnup / かぶ kabu
sweet green pepper / ししとう shishitou
burdock / ごぼう gobou
(garland) chrysanthemun / 春菊 shungiku
eggplant / なす nasu
(Japanese)radish / 大根 daikon
bamboo shoot / たけのこ takenoko
lutus root / レンコン renkon
shalott / らっきょう rakkyo
Japanese ginger / みょうが myouga
chinese cabbage / 白菜 hakusai
gerlic chive / にら nira
Japanese hoewort / 三つ葉 mitsuba
potherb mustard / 水菜 mizuna
white gourd / とうがん tougan

(same name vegetables)

cabbage / キャベツ cabbage
celery / セロリ celery
tomato / トマト tomato
parsley / パセリ parsley
cauliflower / カリフラワー cauliflower
broccoli / ブロッコリー broccoli
lettuce / レタス lettuce
asparagus / アスパラガス asparagus

(Beans 豆 mame)

soybean / 大豆 daizu
red bean / 小豆 azuki
green soybean / 枝豆 edamame
pea / エンドウ豆 endou mame
black soybean / 黒豆 kuro mame
broad bean / 空豆 sora mame

(wild vegetable / 山菜 sansai)

horsetail / つくし tsukushi
fatsia sprouts / たらの芽 taranome
butterbur sprout / ふきのとう fukinotou
Japanese mugwort / よもぎ yomogi
bracken / わらび warabi
flowering fern / ぜんまい zenmai

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