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Take a Bite out of These Shark Week Words!

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!
14 Words • 10 Comments
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beach
(n)
beach
砂浜
sandy beach
(n)
beach
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ocean
(n)
ocean
サメが、海を泳いでいる。
The shark is swimming in the ocean.
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(n)
ocean
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shark
サメ (n)サメ
shark
ホオジロザメ
great white shark
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サメ (n)サメ
shark
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diving
ダイビング (n)ダイビング
diving
ダイビング (n)ダイビング
diving
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attack
攻撃する (v)攻撃する
attack
攻撃する (v)攻撃する
attack
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hammerhead shark
シュモクザメ シュモクザメ
hammerhead shark
シュモクザメ シュモクザメ
hammerhead shark
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seal
あざらし (n)あざらし
seal
あざらしがフラフープを回している。
The seal is spinning hula hoops.
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あざらし (n)あざらし
seal
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fish
(n)
fish
魚が水の中を泳いでいる。
The fish is swimming in the water.
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fish
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swim
泳ぐ (v)泳ぐ
swim
プールで泳ぐ
swim in a pool
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泳ぐ (v)泳ぐ
swim
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bite
噛む (v)噛む
bite
噛む (v)噛む
bite
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fin
ヒレ (n)ヒレ
fin
ヒレ (n)ヒレ
fin
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great white shark
ホホジロザメ (n)ホホジロザメ
great white shark
ホホジロザメ (n)ホホジロザメ
great white shark
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megalodon
メガロドン (n)メガロドン
megalodon
メガロドン (n)メガロドン
megalodon
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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。
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。
This year, Shark Week starts earlier.
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 3:53 pm

Hey listeners! Did we miss any other words? Write them down here!

avatar Lochan Monday at 7:01 pm

Hey,I love Japanese

Please.make a lesson on Candy’s and snacks.
What phrase can I use to say “are you even listening”?

avatar JapanesePod101.com Wednesday at 11:04 am

CoffeeAddict さん、
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for helping C. Shook san.😄
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar CoffeeAddict Monday at 3:55 pm

C. Shook, to add to the answer - alone, the word same stays with the sa pronunciation. This is the case when speaking of sharks in general. I think Sa changes to Za when there’s a preceding word (a noun/modifying noun - for the type of shark), and when you’re talking about specific ones. So hoojirozame is a great white shark.

avatar JapanesePod101.com Sunday at 9:09 pm

C.Shook san,
Konnichiwa.
We have other pronunciation changes however, we don’t have this kind of lesson.
Yes, you can call her 奈津子先生. 😄
Yuki 由紀
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avatar C.Shook Sunday at 10:50 pm

奈津子先生,

Thank you so much for your help!
I awfully appreciate it😄
This “pronunciation-related changes” sounds interesting.
Is there a lesson that talks about this subject?
Thank you again, 奈津子先生, for taking the time to answer my question! 😁

PS: I call you “先生” which is “teacher”, yes?
I apologize. I’m new.

avatar JapanesePod101.com Wednesday at 9:46 pm

C.Shook さん、
こんにちは。😄
Glad to know Yuki-sensei’s answer was helpful for you!
This time, let me answer to your question. 😁

You didn’t hear wrong; this kind of pronunciation-related changes often happen.
In some names of sharks (such as ‘koban-zame’ and ‘hoojiro-zame’), さめ
becomes ざめ due to pronunciation. The sound of さ has so-called unvoiced sound [s]
as its consonant, but by making it voiced, [z], it makes easier to pronounce.

Hope this helps! 😉

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar C.Shook Wednesday at 1:53 pm

由紀さん,

Thank you so much for answering my question!
I really appreciate it.😄
Would you be so kind to answer one more question about the word “shark” in
Japanese?
I hear the word “さめ” pronounce as “ざめ”
Why does the “さ” change to “ざ”?
Am I hearing this wrong or is this part of grammar?
Thank you again, 由紀さん.
I hope you would be so kind to answer my question.
I wish you a great day!😄

avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 10:44 am

C.Shook さん、
こんにちは。😄
When names of animals and plants are written in Japanese, hiragana should be basically used.
However, when they are written in encyclopedias, katakana should be used.
Therefore, both writing in hiragana and katakana is correct.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar C.Shook Saturday at 6:48 am

Hello,
I have a question:
In my dictionary the word “shark” is spelled with hiragana characters: さめ
But here its spelled using katakana characters: サメ
Does this mean the one written in hiragana is incorrect?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.😄
PS: I love sharks!