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Sunday, May 11, 2008

奇麗 (kirei) = Beautiful, Clean, Nice...

May 4, 2008-May 10, 2008

Before I go further, I want to apologize to all of you about this much delayed post. I was quite busy last Sunday and acted so lazy during the entire first week of May. Anyway, I still don’t forget it, and I guess now’s the time to give it to you.

Ladies and gentlemen, a round of applause for VJ Czar World’s first Japanese Word of the Week—奇麗!

奇麗 is read as きれい (kirei). It is a Japanese word that means either of the following: beautiful, clean, nice, tidy, pretty and fair. きれい is also written in Kanji as 綺麗. But, this way of writing is not advisable for the first character is an outdated Kanji. Although 奇麗 can be used, most of the Japanese prefer the Hiragana writing きれい, probably because it is simpler and easier to write. However, if you want to impress others and feel like you’re a genius, I recommend you to use the Kanji equivalent. To write it appropriately, follow the images below.

Here are some of the sentences that use 奇麗.

  • 私はとても奇麗です。 = I am very beautiful.
    • 私 (わたし) = watashi = I
    • は = wa (topic indicator particle)
    • とても = totemo = very
    • 奇麗 (きれい)= kirei = beautiful
    • です = des = am
  • 彼女は宿題を奇麗に作りました。 = She made the assignment beautifully.
    • 彼女 (かのじょ) = kanojo = she
    • は = wa (topic indicator particle)
    • 宿題 (しゅくだい) = shukudai = assignment
    • を = wo (object indicator particle)
    • 奇麗に (きれいに) = kirei ni = beautifully
    • 作りました (つくりました) = tsukurimashta = to make (past tense)
  • いつも手を奇麗にしておきなさい。 = Always keep your hands clean.
    • いつも = itsumo = always
    • 手 (て) = te = hands
    • を = wo (object indicator particle)
    • 奇麗に (きれいに) = kirei ni = “cleanly”
    • しておきなさい = shte okinasai = must do/should do
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hi, I am not able to understand the language that you are using in this post so I think it might be better if you will be using only English language in all other posts. Thanks

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Is there any option to translate this language into English?

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