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)

Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 30: World Countries

It’s been a while since the last Japanese Lesson, so I decided to come back with the names of countries in Japanese! To note that many of these countries’ names also have a kanji form, called “ateji” (当て字), where kanji are used through their sound to represent words. And here is the list! English Ateji Katakana / … More Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 30: World Countries