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Risa:
Welcome to Japanese Top Words. Today’s theme is Ten Happy Words.
Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy!
1
嬉しい(ureshii) happy!
嬉しい(ureshii) Happy!! Happy! Happy!! 嬉しい!(Ureshii!) チョコレートをもらって嬉しい。(Chokorēto o moratte ureshii.)
ありがとう!(Arigatō!) I get the chocolate. みんなで食べよう。(Minna de tabeyō.)
2
きれい (kirei) beautiful
「わあ!きれい。 (Wā! Kirei.)」「おお!すごい、星がきれい(Ō! Sugoi, hoshi ga kirei) 」きれい! (Kirei!)
3
すばらしい(subarashii) wonderful
人に優しくできる人はすばらしい。(Hito ni yasashiku dekiru hito wa subarashii.)
「よいしょ、重いなあ。(Yoisho, omoi nā.) よいしょ、よいしょ。(Yoisho, yoisho.)」
「僕が持ちますよ。(Boku ga mochimasu yo.)」
「ありがとうね。(Arigatō ne.) すばらしいね 。(Subarashii ne.)」
4
元気 (genki) lively
元気! (Genki!) lively 元気!(Genki!)
「げんげん元気、元気が一番♪ はい!(Gengen genki, genki ga ichiban. Hai!) 」
昨日いっぱい寝たから今日は元気いっぱいです!元気。(Kinō ippai neta kara kyō wa genki ippai desu! Genki.)
「みんな、元気ですか!?(Minna, genki desu ka!?)」「イエーイ! (Iēi!)」
5
好き(suki) like
アイスクリームが好きです。(Aisukurīmu ga suki desu.)
犬が好きです。(Inu ga suki desu.)
素敵なあなたが大好きです。(Suteki na anata ga daisuki desu.) Woo!
6
希望 (kibō) hope
世界が平和であることと、皆さんの心の中が平穏であることを希望します。(Sekai ga heiwa de aru koto to, mina-san no kokoro no naka ga heion de aru koto o kibō shimasu.)
Hope.
7
笑う(warau) to laugh
友達の話してくれた例え話がとても面白くて笑う。(Tomodachi no hanashite kureta tatoebanashi ga totemo omoshirokute warau.)
「ハッハッハ!(Hahaha!)」笑ってはいけないところで笑う。 (Waratte wa ikenai tokoro de warau.)
「ヒッ…(Hi..)」
8
興奮する(kōfun suru) excited
大好きな人のライブを見に行って興奮する。(Daisuki na hito no raibu o mi ni itte kōfun suru.)
「ヤー! フゥー! イエーイ! (Yā! Fū! Iēi!)」
9
親切(shinsetsu) kind
「フッフフー♪ あれ、あれ!? 携帯がない!(Fuffufū♪ Are, are!? Keitai ga nai!)」
「ネンネネンー♪ おやおや、携帯が落ちておるぞ。(Nen nenen♪ Oyaoya, keitai ga ochite oru zo.) ふん、持ち主はどこかな?(Fun, mochinushi wa doko ka na?)  あ!(A!) あなたですか?(Anata desu ka?) ちょっと、携帯落としてますよ。(Chotto, keitai otoshite masu yo.)」
「あ!ありがとうございます。(A! Arigatō gozaimasu.) 本当にすごい探してたんです。 (Hontō ni sugoi sagashite ta n desu.) ありがとうございます。 (Arigatō gozaimasu.) 」
親切 (shinsetsu)
10
面白い(omoshiroi) funny, interesting
面白い人になりたい。(Omoshiroi hito ni naritai.)
“面白い”は2つ意味があって、「funny」の面白いと「interesting」の面白いがあります。(“Omoshiroi” wa futatsu imi ga atte, “funny” no omoshiroi to “interesting” no omoshiroi ga arimasu.)
例えば「funny」だったら、「ハハハッ。面白い!」ていう感じで。えーっと、「interesting」の方だったら、「へえ! 面白い! 見て見て見て、面白い!」ていう感じの使い分けです。(Tatoeba “funny” dattara, “Hahaha. Omoshiroi!” te iu kanji de. Ēto, “interesting” no hoō dattara, “Hē! Omoshiroi! Mite mite mite, omoshiroi!” te iu kanji no tsukaiwake desu.)
分かるかな? (Wakaru ka na?)
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Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

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Which happy word do you like the most?

March 26th, 2017 at 11:43 am
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Russell Hankey さん、
Konnichiwa.😄
Well…as you know a word usually has several meanings.
It depends on the context and situations.
What both of them are correct.
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Russell Hankey
March 23rd, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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I heard from people I trust to know Japanese that genki means something like “How are you”, but in your video, Risa says that it means lively. Are these two different words?

September 5th, 2016 at 12:09 am
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Jon san,
Konnichiwa.
Don’t worry she is fine. :wink:
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Jon
August 25th, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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I wonder what she’s like after having a few drinks? :smile:

July 28th, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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Lexi san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your positive feedback.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.
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July 21st, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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Thank u Risa and the whole Japanese pod!!!! U help so much!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

June 14th, 2016 at 2:12 pm
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Juan(ホアン) san,
Konnichiwa.
Yes, you can say ‘omoshiroi’ as ‘a person is interesting.’ :wink:
Funny is ‘okashii.’
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Juan(ホアン)
June 2nd, 2016 at 12:29 am
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I like the word Shinsetsu the most because I live in America and I met a Japanese lady from Osaka, Japan and she is very kind!

Juan(ホアン)
June 2nd, 2016 at 12:27 am
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If I am writing an email and I am writing that a person is interesting, how do I describe that a person is interesting? Do I just write “Omoshiroi” and hope that the reader can determine the difference between funny and interseting?

March 25th, 2016 at 6:36 pm
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Quyen san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
わかりました。
どういたしまして。
Yuki  由紀