Study Japanese Language through the News

Nihon no Dekigoto

News of Japan

Lower Intermediate

Maru Oosaka, Kyoto de Tsuyoi Jishin 2018/June/18

strong earthquake hits Osaka & Kyoto

18-nichi, gozen 8-ji, Oosaka, Kyoto de tsuyoi jishin ga arimashita.

Jishin no ookisa wa Magunichuudo 6.1
Oosaka de Shindo 6-jaku, Kyoto de Shindo 5-kyoo o kiroku shimashita.

See Intermediate 305 - Jishin no Ookisa "Scale of Earthquakes" about Shindo.

Jishin no ato, Oosaka, Kyoto no densha to chikatetsu wa subete tomarimashita.

Suu-kasho de Kaji ga okimashita
Oosaka shinai de Teiden ga okimashita.
Oosaka shuuhen no koosoku-dooro wa heisa saremashita.

18-nichi, hiru genzai, 3-nin ga Shiboo.
Yaku 200-nin ga kega o shimashita.

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Practice Each Sentence

Oosaka, Kyoto de Tsuyoi Jishin

tsuyoi strong, powerful, jishin earthquake

1. 18-nichi, gozen 8-ji, Oosaka, Kyoto de tsuyoi jishin ga arimashita.

juuhachi-nichi 18th. of the month, gozen a.m.
Oosaka place name, Kyoto place name, -de place marker; in, at
tsuyoi strong, powerful, jishin earthquake

2. Jishin no ookisa wa Magunichuudo 6.1

jishin earthquake, ookisa size, scale, Magunichuudo magnitude, Richter scale
roku-ten-ichi 6.1, ten dot, point, decimal point / point, score

3. Oosaka de Shindo 6-jaku, Kyoto de Shindo 5-kyoo o kiroku shimashita.

-de place marker; in, at, Shindo Japanese seismic intensity scale (ten levels)
-jaku a little under, lower(6), -kyoo a little over, upper(5), kiroku [sv] record, mark

4. Jishin no ato, Oosaka, Kyoto no densha to chikatetsu wa subete tomarimashita.

jishin earthquake, -no ato after, densha train, chikatetsu subway, Metro
subete all, every, tomarimasu to stop

5. Suu-kasho de Kaji ga okimashita

suu-kasho several places, -de place marker; in, at
kaji a fire, okimasu to happen, occur

6. Oosaka shinai de Teiden ga okimashita.

shinai in the city, downtown area, -de place marker; in, at
teiden [sv] power cut, power outage, power failure, okimasu to happen, occur

7. Oosaka shuuhen no koosoku-dooro wa heisa saremashita.

shuuhen surroundings, neighborhood, koosoku-dooro highway, expressway, motorway
heisa [sv] closing, shut down, saremasu passive form of shimasu; be done

8. 18-nichi, hiru genzai, 3-nin ga Shiboo.

hiru noon, genzai as of (time)
san-nin 3 people, shiboo [sv] death, die (formal)

9. Yaku 200-nin ga kega o shimashita.

yaku approximately, about, nearly, nihyaku-nin 200 people
kega o shimasu be injured, get hurt, kega injury, hurt, wound

Practice the following words

Audio 1.tsuyoistrong, powerful
Audio 2.jishinearthquake
Audio 3.gozena.m.
Audio 4.ookisasize, scale
Audio 5.Magunichuudomagnitude, Richter scale
Audio 6.Shindo

Japanese seismic intensity scale (ten levels)

Audio 7.kiroku[sv] record, mark
Audio 8.denshatrain
Audio 9.chikatetsusubway, Metro
Audio 10.subeteall, every
Audio 11.tomarimasuto stop
Audio 12.suu-kashoseveral places
Audio 13.kajia fire (of building, forest, etc.)
Audio 14.okimasuto happen, occur
Audio 15.shinaiin the city, downtown area
Audio 16.teiden

[sv] power cut, power outage, power failure

Audio 17.shuuhensurroundings, neighborhood
Audio 18.koosoku-doorohighway, expressway, motorway
Audio 19.doororoad, street
Audio 20.heisa[sv] closing, shut down
Audio 21.hirunoon
Audio 22.genzaipresent, current, now / as of (time)
Audio 23.shiboo[sv] death, die (formal)
Audio 24.yakuapproximately, about, nearly
Audio 25.kegainjury, hurt, wound

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

jishin no ato
verb ta form + ato (de):after doing, after something

Level 2 Chapter 10

koosoku-dooro wa heisa saremashita
verb passive form:passive form and structures

Level 3 Chapter 14

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