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Daemon wrote:
lambent

(adjective) Softly bright or radiant.

Synonyms: aglow, lucent, luminous

Usage: Lady Ruth lifted her eyes to his, and their lambent fires were suddenly rekindled.


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ミョウ たえ miào


Jōyō Kanji : High School (8th Grade ~ JLPT אַחַת)

RADICAL 38

Strokes 7-3-4

Frequency 1002

MARVELOUS

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ (causing wonder) marvelous, wonderful, miraculous

ⓑ [original meaning] of marvelous beauty, exquisite, charming, subtle

ⓒ (of incredible excellence) marvelous, superb, excellent; adroit, ingenious

妙薬 myōyaku miracle drug, golden remedy みょうやく

絶妙な zetsumyō na miraculous, exquisite, superb ぜつみょうな

妙法蓮華経 myōhōrengekyō Lotus Sutra みょうおうれんげきょう

妙味 myōmi subtle charm, beauty みょうみ

美妙な bimyō na elegant, exquisite びみょうな

微妙な bimyō na subtle, delicate びみょうな

妙案 myōan bright idea, excellent plan みょうあん

軽妙 keimyō luminous...lucent...aglow, lambent けいみょう



Pray Boo hoo! lambent Eh?


彼女の顔は幸せで軽妙ていた。 Kanojo no kao wa shiawasede keimyōte ita. Her face was lambent with happiness. かのじょのかおあしあわせでけいみょうていた。

妙技 myōgi wonderful skill; stunt みょうぎ

巧妙な kōmyō na skillful, ingenious, clever こうみょうな

妙な話だが myōnahanashidaga curiously enough, oddly enough, strange to tell みょうなはなしだが

精妙巧緻 seimyōkōchi exquisite and elaborate せいみょうこうち

奇妙な話だが kimyōnahanashidaga curiously enough, oddly enough, strange to tell きみょうなはなしだが

❷ (arousing marvel) strange, odd, queer, singular

奇妙な kimyō na strange, queer, odd きみょうな

珍妙な chinmyō na queer, odd, fantastic ちんみょうな

❸ youthful, young and beautiful

妙齢の myōrei no young, blooming みょうれいの

INDEPENDENT

【myō 妙】 mystery, miracle, wonder; cleverness, adroitness; strangeness

妙な myō na strange, queer, funny みょうな

造花の妙 zōka no myō the mystery of creation ぞうかのみょう

妙を得ている myō o ete iru clever, skillful みょうをえている

妙に思う myō ni omou think strange みょうにおもう

KUN

【tae 妙】

taenaru 妙なる exquisite, excellent; delicate; charming

妙なる調べ taenaru shirabe sweet tune, enchanting melody たえなるしらべ

SYNONYMS

GORGEOUS



ケン NAMES ジュン あや xuàn


exceptional



イツ それる そらす yì

MYSTERIOUS



カイ ケ あやしい あやしむ guài


HOMOPHONES

myō ➳ 

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Anonyme, Jean Arp et Max Ernst, 1921, Fondation Arp, Clamart.
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Daemon wrote:
heavyset

(adjective) Having a short and solid form or stature.

Synonyms: stocky, thickset, compact

Usage: Although he was heavyset, he moved with surprising agility and speed and was a formidable opponent in the ring.


Kanji of the Day



オウ よこ héng hèng


Jōyō Kanji : 3rd Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)

RADICAL 75

Strokes 15-4-11

Frequency 374

▶SIDEWAYS

COMPOUNDS

❶ⓐ sideways, horizontal, across, crosswise, transverse, lateral, latitudinal

ⓑ place sideways, lay across, lay down

横転する ōten suru roll, fall down sidelong; barrel roll おうてんする

横断する ōdan suru cross, traverse おうだんする

横隔膜 ōkakumaku diaphragm; midriff おうかくまく

縦横に jūō ni vertically and horizontally, in all directions; freely じゅうおうに

横臥する ōga suru lie on one’s side, repose おうがする

arbitrary, perverse, despotic, tyrannical, overbearing

横暴な ōbō na arbitrary, tyrannical, despotic おうぼうな

横着な ōchaku na impudent, brazen; idle, lazy おうちゃくな

横領 ōryō seizure, embezzlement, usurpation おうりょう

横行する ōkō suru be rampant, overrun, swagger, strut おうこうする

横柄な ōhei na overbearing, arrogant おうへいな

専横 sen’ō arbitrariness, despotism せんおう

❸ unnatural

横死 ōshi unnatural [violent] death おうし

④ overflow

横溢する ōitsu suru be filled with (vitality), overflow with おういつする

KUN

➀ⓐ side, flank, width; transverse direction

ⓑ [in compounds] side(ways), (a)cross, horizontal, lateral

横から yoko kara from one’s side よこから

横書きする yokogaki suru write laterally, write from left to right よこがきする

横文字 yokomoji letters written in lateral lines; European [Western] language よこもじ

横ズナ yokozuna (grand) champion sumo wrestler よこずな

横たわる yokotawaru lie (down) よこたわる

横這い yokobai crawling sideways; remain at the same level よこばい

横波 yokonami...side (transverse) wave...broadside sea よこなみ

横太り yokobutori compact, thickset, stocky, heavyset よこぶとり



Pray Boo hoo! heavyset Whistle


横太り型にはおしゃれなデザインが多いですね。 Yokobutori-gata ni wa osharenadezain ga ōidesu ne. There are many smart designs among the heavyset models, aren't there? よこぶとりがたにっはおしゃれなでざいんがおおいですね。

横風 yokokaze side wind よこかぜ

横糸 yokoito [also 緯糸 or 緯] woof よこいと

横投げ yokonage throwing sideways よこなげ

② [in compounds] arbitrary, perverse, wrong

横槍 yokoyari interruption よこやり

横取り yokodori usurpation よこどり

横車を押す yokoguruma o osu have one’s own way, act perversely よこぐるまをおす

③ abbrev. of 横浜 yokohama: Yokohama

東横線 tōyokosen Toyoko Line (between Tokyo and Yokohama) とうよこせん

SYNONYMS

side



ホウ かた -かた -がた fāng


-side



ヘン あたり -べ biān


side



メン おも おもて つら miàn


HOMOPHONES

yokoito ➳ 緯 横糸 緯糸

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John Heartfield, Hurrah, die Butter ist Alle (1935)
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Daemon wrote:
effulgent

(adjective) Shining brilliantly; resplendent.

Synonyms: radiant, refulgent, beamy, beaming

Usage: Hidden nooks and corners, unused to observation, suddenly gleam and blush in effulgent exposure,—like lovers whom the unexpected turning on of a light has revealed kissing in the dark.


Kanji of the Day



エン つや なまめかしい あでやか NAMES もろ よし yàn


Jōyō Kanji : High School & Names (8th Grade ~ JLPT אַחַת)

RADICAL 139

Strokes 19-6-13

Frequency 2050

▶CHARMING ▶ROMANCE

COMPOUNDS

❶ [original meaning] charming, beautiful, fascinating, voluptuous

艶容 en’yō fascinating figure, charming look えんよう

艶美 enbi beauty, charm えんび

濃艶な nōen na charming, bewitching, enchanting のうえんな

妖艶な yōen na fascinating, voluptuous ようえんな

romance, love, love affair

艶聞 enbun love affair, romance, one’s love story えんぶん

艶書 ensho love letter えんしょ

艶福 enpuku good fortune in love えんぷく

INDEPENDENT

【en 艶】 charming beauty

艶な en na charming, fascinating, voluptuous えんな

KUN

【tsuya 艶】

➀ gloss, luster, lustre, glaze

艶艶した tsuyatsuya shita glossy, bright つやつやした

艶消し tsuyakeshi grinding, frosting; disillusionment つやけし

艶やか tsuyayaka beaming, beamy, refulgent, radiant, effulgent つややか



Pray Boo hoo! effulgent Eh?


クエーサーとは、非常に遠方にある、艶やか輝きを放つ天体だ Kuēsā to wa, hijō ni enpō ni aru, adeyaka kagayaki o hanatsu tentaida Quasars are effulgent heavenly bodies that are extremely far away くええさあとは、ひじょうにえんぽうにある、あでやかかがやきをはなつてんたいだ

艶出し加工 tsuyadashikakō...adding luster...adding lustre つやだしかこう

② charm, color, colour

艶の有る声 tsuya no aru koe charming voice つやのあるこえ

③ [in compounds] love, romance

艶っぽい tsuyappoi romantic, spicy, coquettish つやっぽい

艶事 tsuyagoto love affair, romance つやおと

【nama(mekashii) 艶めかしい】 charming, fascinating; coquettish, voluptuous

艶めかしい姿 namamekashii sugata bewitching figure なまめかしいすがた

艶めかしい目付きで namamekashii metsuki de with coquettish eyes

【ade(yaka) 艶やか】

adeyaka na 艶やかな charming, fascinating, fair あでやかな

艶姿 adesugata charming figure あですがた

NAMES

艶子 tsuyako female name つやこ

SYNONYMS

LOVE



アイ いとしい ài


florid



ㇶ イ NAMES あや fěi


EXQUISITE



ヨウ NAMES たま yáo


HOMOPHONES

tsuya ➳ 

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Sophie Taeuber, Sans titre (Untitled) vers 1916. Broderie (Embroidery)
Photo M. N'Guyen © Fondation Arp, Clamart
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Daemon wrote:
subtitle

(noun) Translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Synonyms: caption

Usage: Despite having to read the subtitles for the duration of the film, I found myself lost in the storyline and thoroughly enjoyed it.


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フク fù


Jōyō Kanji : 4th Grade (JLPT שְׁתַּיִם)

RADICAL 18

Strokes 11-2-9

Frequency 592

▶SECONDARY

COMPOUNDS

❶ [also prefix]

secondary, sub-, subordinate, vice-, deputy, assistant

ⓑ (in addition to the main thing) accessory, side-, extra, supplementary, additional

副作用 fukusayō secondary effect, reaction ふくさよう

副次的な fukujiteki na secondary ふくじてきな

副大統領 fukudaitōryō vice-president ふくだいとうりょう

上級副社長 jōkyūfukushachō senior vice president じょうきゅうふくしゃちょう

副総理 fukusōri deputy prime minister ふくそうり

正副 seifuku principal and vice [assistant]; original and copy せいふく

副詞 fukushi adverb ふくし

副神経 fukushinkei accessory nerves ふくしんけい

副賞 fukushō supplementary [extra] prize ふくしょう

副見出し fukumidashi...caption...subtitle ふくみだし



Pray Boo hoo! subtitle Eh?


実験はすべて副見出しに記録された Jikken wa subete fuku midashi ni kiroku sa reta The whole experiment was recorded in subtitle じっけんはすべてふくみだしにきろくされた

副業 fukugyō subsidiary business ふくぎょう

副収入 fukushūnyū additional income ふくしゅうにゅう

副産物 fukusanbutsu by-product, side line ふくさんぶつ

❷ duplicate, copy

副本 fukuhon duplicate, copy ふくほん

INDEPENDENT

【fuku 副】 secondary, assistant; duplicate, copy

副二名 fuku nimei two assistants ふくにめい

SYNONYMS

secondary



ジ シ つぐ つぎ cì


subordinate



ジュウ ショウ ジュ したがう したがえる cóng cōng


supplementary



ホ おぎなう bǔ


HOMOPHONES

fuku ➳ 

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John Heartfield, Der Henker und die Gerechtigkeit [Le bourreau et la justice], dans Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung (The Executioner and the justice [The executioner and justice], dans Arbeiter-Illustrierte-Zeitung) AIZ, 30 novembre 1933
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Daemon wrote:
barrelhouse

(noun) A cheap drinking and dancing establishment.

Synonyms: honky-tonk

Usage: After dinner, we grabbed a couple of beers at the local barrelhouse and let loose on the dance floor.


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オク や wū


Jōyō Kanji : 3rd Grade (JLPT שָׁלוֹשׁ)

RADICAL 44

Strokes 9-3-6

Frequency 318

▶HOUSE ▶SMALL SHOP

COMPOUNDS

house, building

屋外 okugai outdoors, open air, exterior of a house おくがい

家屋 kaoku house, building かおく

社屋 shaoku office building しゃおく

廃屋 haioku deserted house はいおく

❷ [original meaning] roof

屋上 okujō housetop, roof おくじょう

INDEPENDENT

【oku 屋】 roof; house

屋上屋を架す okujō oku o kasu gild refined gold, paint the lily おくじょうおくをかす

KUN

【ya 屋】

➀ [in compounds] house, dwelling house

屋敷 yashiki [sometimes also 邸] mansion, residence; residential lot やしき

小屋 koya cottage, hut, cabin; playhouse こや

部屋 heya room, chamber へや

母屋(=母家) omoya main house [wing] おもや

② [in compounds] roof

屋根 yane roof やね

③ⓐ [also suffix] small shop or place of business, store

ⓑ [suffix] shopkeeper, dealer

ⓒ suffix or forming names of business establishments

屋台 yatai stall, stand; float, festival car やたい

店屋 miseya shop, store みせや

料理屋 ryōriya restaurant りょうりや

魚屋 sakanaya fish shop; fish dealer さかなや

花屋 hanaya flower shop; florist はなや

庄屋 shōya village headman しょうや

本屋 hon’ya bookstore; bookseller ほんや

居酒屋 izakaya barrelhouse...honky-tonk...いざかや



Pray Boo hoo! barrelhouse Eh?


うちは、安手の居酒屋じゃないんですからね、放歌高吟はお断り。 Uchi wa, yasude no izakaya janai ndesukara ne, hōkakōgin wa okotowari. This is not some cheap barrelhouse, so we don't accept that customers sing loudly. うちは、やすでのいざかやじゃないんですからね、ほうかこうぎんはおことわり。

不動産屋 fudōsan’ya real estate agent, Realtor ふどうさんや

松坂屋 matsuzakaya Matsuzakaya Department Store まつざかや

④ colloquial occupation suffix--sometimes indicates slight contempt or humility

事務屋 jimuya clerk, office worker じむや

何でも屋 nandemoya jack-of-all-trades なんでもや

⑤ colloquial suffix indicating the peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of a person

気取り屋 kidoriya affected person, snob きどりや

分からず屋 wakarazuya obstinate person, hardhead わからずや

恥ずかしがり屋 haukashigariya shy person はずかしがりや

⑥ [sometimes also 家] suffix after stage family names

音羽屋 otowaya Otowaya (stage name of a kabuki family) おとわや

SYNONYMS

STATELY RESIDENCE



テイ やしき dǐ


PROFESSION SUFFIX



シ shì


GUY



ド やつ やっこ nú


USAGE

ya



➀ [in compounds] house, dwelling house

② [in compounds] roof

③ⓐ [also suffix] small shop or place of business, store

ⓑ [suffix] shopkeeper, dealer

ⓒ suffix for forming names of business establishments

④ colloquial occupation suffix--sometimes indicates slight contempt or humility

⑤ colloquial suffix indicating the peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of a person

⑥ [sometimes also 家] suffix after stage family names



➀ [also suffix] house, home

② [usu. 屋] suffix after stage family names

★Both 屋 and 家 refer to a house or dwelling, but they are not used interchangeably in the same compounds.

HOMOPHONES

ya ➳ 

yashiki ➳ 邸 屋敷

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Raoul Hausmann, Tatlin lebt zu Hause [Tatlin at home/Tatline chez lui] 1920
Photomontage et aquarelle (Photomontage and watercolor) 41 x 28 cm
Stockholm, Moderna Museet
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