Yumi continues her discussion on onomatopoeia in Japanese. Japanese use sound words and mimetic words far more frequently than in English. Learning how to use these words well will help improve your fluency.
日本人(にほんじん)らしく話(はなし)せる to be able to speak like a Japanese
汗(あせ)をかいた to sweat
さっぱり分(わ)からない don’t know at all
ゴロゴロ loafing; rolling; sound of thunder
回転(かいてん)する to rotate; to turn
クタクタ exhausted; tired; worn out
芯(しん) wick; core; heart; center
カンカンになっている to be very angry
絶対許(ぜったいゆる)さない absolutely won’t forgive
For upper beginners to intermediates. Listen to the short podcast and then answer the comprehension questions on the website: https://thejapanesepage.com/nihongonotane-index/
Take a quiz on this episode here:
If you are a Makoto+ member, you can find the transcript, English translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF for printing:
Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript, translation, key vocabulary, and a downloadable PDF.