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Take a Bite out of These Shark Week Words!

シャークウィーク用語をひとかじり!
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beach
(n)
はま
hama
beach
砂浜 砂浜
すなはま
sunahama
sandy beach
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ocean
(n)
うみ
umi
ocean
サメが、海を泳いでいる。 サメが、海を泳いでいる。
サメが、うみをおよいでいる。
Same ga, umi o oyoide iru.
The shark is swimming in the ocean.
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shark
サメ サメ (n)
サメ
same
shark
ホオジロザメ ホオジロザメ
ホオジロザメ
hōjirozame
great white shark
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diving
ダイビング ダイビング (n)
ダイビング
daibingu
diving
attack
攻撃する 攻撃する (v)
こうげきする
kōgeki suru
attack
hammerhead shark
シュモクザメ シュモクザメ
シュモクザメ
Shumokuzame
hammerhead shark
seal
あざらし あざらし (n)
あざらし
azarashi
seal
あざらしがフラフープを回している。 あざらしがフラフープを回している。
あざらしがフラフープをまわしている。
Azarashi ga furafūpu o mawashite iru.
The seal is spinning hula hoops.
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fish
(n)
さかな
sakana
fish
魚が水の中を泳いでいる。 魚が水の中を泳いでいる。
さかながみずのなかをおよいでいる。
Sakana ga mizu no naka o oyoide iru.
The fish is swimming in the water.
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swim
泳ぐ 泳ぐ (v)
およぐ
oyogu
swim
プールで泳ぐ プールで泳ぐ
プールでおよぐ
pūru de oyogu
swim in a pool
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bite
噛む 噛む (v)
かむ
kamu
bite
fin
ヒレ ヒレ (n)
ヒレ
hire
fin
great white shark
ホホジロザメ ホホジロザメ (n)
ホホジロザメ
hohojirozame
great white shark
megalodon
メガロドン メガロドン (n)
メガロドン
megarodon
megalodon
This year, Shark Week starts earlier.
今年のシャーク・ウィークは、例年より早くに始まります。 今年のシャーク・ウィークは、例年より早くに始まります。
ことしのシャーク・ウィークは、れいねんよりはやくにはじまります。
Kotoshi no Shāku Wīku wa, reinen yori hayaku ni hajimarimasu.
This year, Shark Week starts earlier.
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Tuesday at 3:53 pm
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Hey listeners! Did we miss any other words? Write them down here!



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October 16th, 2018 at 7:01 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone! Sorry we didn't reply earlier.


>こんにちは、Charlieさん

よくできました!


>Hi Outhmane,

Do you swim in such a dangerous sea?


>Hi Emma,

"さめ/same(shark)" is written as 鮫. Please note that the left part is not 父(dad) but 交.


>Hi Vinay,

That's cool😮


>Hi Jaymi H.,

I would bit あざらし rather than ホホジロザメ, too.


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com

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August 13th, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!


>Hi Joshua,

We are glad to hear that our lesson helps you learn new vocabs👍


>Hi Defrina,Tripp and TaTa,

It must be hard to bit such a big ホオジロザメ😄


>Kon'nichiwa, Kalpana-san

Sō desu ka😄


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com

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Miki(美希)

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August 6th, 2018 at 3:33 am
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Hi Mika,


Thank you for the comment and the question.

The name ホホジロザメ comes from the fact the side of its head is white. ホホ(ほほ・頬)means cheeks. ジロ (シロ・しろ・白)means white.

ヒレ is not a loan word. It has a kanji 鰭 (ひれ) and means a fin of a fish. The reason why these are written in katakana here is because we are taking about particular kind of fish and a particular body part. In science, names of species and their body parts are often written in katakana.


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August 6th, 2018 at 3:19 am
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Hi Attilio,


Thanks for the question. Your Japanese sentence is correct!

Good job!


Hi Andy,


In Japanese, when we talk about particular kind of animals, we write their names in Katakana. A good example is:

Japanese monkey is written as ニホンザル, not 日本猿.


Hope this helps.


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Miki H

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August 4th, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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Hi Ana,

@Raya,

@Xali,

@Bellaris,

@Eduardo,

@Menna,


Glad to hear that you’re enjoying our vocabulary list!


Please note that you can add any words from the vocabulary to your Word bank or Flashcard Deck for further practice.


@DJ.


Thank you for your message!


You can check out more about the hohojirozame distribution and habitat at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_white_shark


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


@Daryl,

Please check out these lessons with farm related vocabulary:

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/video-58-video-vocab-lesson-19-farm-animals/

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/video-vocab-season-1-s2-1-learning-japanese-vocabulary-for-farm-animals-has-never-been-more-fun-2/


Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


Sincerely,

Cristiane (クリスチアネ)

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Jaymi H.
August 2nd, 2018 at 6:12 am
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As a ホホジロザ目 i would 噛む a あざらし。

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Vinay
July 23rd, 2018 at 10:49 pm
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I would bite or eat あざらし if i feel hungry and i'd bite the ホホジロザメ if i came across it just for fun and swim away from it as fast as possible while grinning.

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Emma
July 23rd, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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i can't un-see shark's kanji as "fish dad"


are there any exceptions when an organism isn't spelled w/ katakana?


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Outhmane
July 23rd, 2018 at 5:12 pm
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For me , I would bite a ホホジロザメ to assert dominance so that I can swim with no one bothering me

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Charlie
July 23rd, 2018 at 4:41 pm
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リンゴはカリカリです