Kanji Tip 19: 颪 (wind blowing down from mountains)

As promised on the last kanji lesson which meaning was “storm”, here is a kind of a less used version of the kanji 嵐 (あらし, storm)! It’s read おろし (oroshi), and it means literally “wind blowing down from mountains”. As I introduced in this lesson, the bottom kanji means “wind”, and the upper one means … More Kanji Tip 19: 颪 (wind blowing down from mountains)

Kanji Tip 14 – 残暑 (lingering summer heat)

It’s still very hot in Tokyo! And that goes just towards today’s Kanji Tip! It’s read ざんしょ (zansho) and it literally means “lingering summer heat”! It’s a very commonly used word around this time of the year. The first kanji 残 is use in the word 残る (のこる, nokoru), which means “remain”.The second kanji 暑 is used in … More Kanji Tip 14 – 残暑 (lingering summer heat)

Video of the Week: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)

Ever heard of Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)? It is basically a singing synthesizer application with a female voice, developed by Crypton Future Media. Saying it just like that makes it sound kinda professional, but actually it is a really strong and wide marketing icon. I thought it was quite interesting when I made a quick search … More Video of the Week: Hatsune Miku (初音ミク)