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Adventures in Japanese 2

クリスマス Christmas
クリスマスツリー Christmas tree
クリスマスカード Christmas card
キリストきょう Christianity
(お)しょうがつ The New Year [lit., the first proper month]
(お)もち pounded rice cakes
きもの traditional Japanese wear [きます= to wear, もの= things]
年がしょう New Year's card
お年[とし]だま money recieved mainly by children from adults [とし= year, だま=coins]
きょうかい church
じんじゃ shrine [Shinto]
(お)てら temple [Buddhist]
はな火[び] (を します) (to do) fireworks
おくる to send, mail
はじめて for the first time
クリスマスイブ Christmas eve
クリスマスケーキ Christmas cake [a Japanese creation]
クリスマスプレゼント Christmas present
サンタクロース Santa Claus
みそ日[か] Dec. 30
[おお]みそ日[か] New Year's Eve (Dec. 31)
かざります to decorate
つつみます to wrap
[い(う)] say
[ゴ] language
Verb た form This form may be used to express a plain perfect vrb form (past tense, plain equivalent of ~ました), or preceding an extender as a past form.
Verb た form + ことが あります。 Have done~ (experience). [the extender never appears in perfect (past) form since it is already preceded by the past verb form of た. In this usage, the time expressed cannot be too close to the present]
Verb た form + ことが ありません/ ない(ん)です。 Have never done~ (experience).
Created by: robinav



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