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Train Signs 2

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電車が到着いたします
Reading: でんしゃがとうちゃくいたします Meaning: The train is arriving (Densha ga touchaku itashimasu)
電 electricity grade: 2 frequency: 268 JLPT: 5
電話 telephone (call) でん・わ (denwa)
電気 electricity でん・き (denki)

車 car シャ、くるま
grade: 1
frequency: 333
JLPT: 5

自動車 car, automobile じ・どう・しゃ (jidousha)
救急車 ambulance きゅう・きゅう・しゃ (kyuukyuusha

到 arrival, proceed, reach トウ、 いた(る)
grade: 7-9
frequency: 1032
JLPT: 2

到来 arrival とう・らい (tourai)

着 arrive, wear チャク、 ジャク、 き(る)、つ(く)
grade:3
frequency:376
JLPT: 4

着物 clothing, clothes, Kimono き・もの (kimono)
下着 underwear した・ぎ (shitagi)

いたす (itasu) is the polte form of する (suru) to do

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寿司 Japanese Shops 3

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First lets look at the writing in black, this is the name of the shop and is also written in romaji at the bottom "nigiri CHOJIRO".
Nigiri is sushi made of rice with a topping (fish, egg etc) on top.  This is the first image Japanese people have of sushi, as opposed to the rolled sushi with seaweed around it (which is called maki zushi).  Sushi shops sell both types, but nigiri sushi is slightly more popular than maki zushi.  
長次郎 (ちょう・じ・ろう) is just the name, and it is made up of;
長 (long)、次 (next),  郎 (son)
次郎 by itself is a very common traditional name, meaning second son. First son is 一郎 (いち・ろう) (Ichiro) Third son is 三郎 (さぶ・ろう)(Saburo) 

Now lets look at the white writing on red.

There are three words on three lines, the first line at the top says;
活魚
Reading; かつ・ぎょ (katsugyo) Meaning; live fish
活 lively, living, かつ、い(きる)、い(かす)、い(ける)(Katsu, ikiru, ikasu, ikeru)
grade: 2 frequency: 171 JLPT level: 3 活動 action, activity かつ・どう (katsudo) 生活 living せい・かつ (seikatsu)
魚 fish ギョ、うお…

不動産 Japanese Shops 2

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不動産

Reading; ふどうさん
Meaning; Real Estate

不 not、フ、ブ (fu, bu)

grade; 4
frequency; 101
JLPT level; 4

不足 insufficiency, shortage ふ・そく (Fusoku)
不安 anxiety, uneasiness ふ・あん (Fuan)

動 move, motion, change, confusion どう、うご・く、うご・かす (dou, ugoku, ugokasu)

grade; 3
frequency; 73
JLPT level; 4

動物 animal どう・ぶつ (doubutsu)
運動 exercise うん・どう (undou)

産 products, childbirth, property サン、う・む、 う・まれる、うぶ、む・す (san, umu, umareru, ubu, musu)

grade; 4
frequency; 161
JLPT level; 4

産業 production さん・ぎょう (sangyou)
国産 domestic こく・さん (kokusan)

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Japanese medical signs 5 整形外科

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整形外科

Reading; せいけいげか
Meaning; Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery (seikeigeka)

整 organize, arranging, tune, tone セイ、 ととの(える)、ととの(う)(sei, totonoeru, totonou)
grade; 3
frequency; 478
JLPT level; 3

調整 adjustment ちょう・せい (chousei)
整理 sorting, arrangement せい・り (seiri)

刑 penalty, sentence, punishment ケイ (kei)
grade; 7-9
frequency; 864
JLPT level; 1

刑事 detective けい・じ (keiji)
刑務所 prison けい・む・しょ (keimusho)

外 outside がい、ゲ、そと、ほか、はず・す、はず・れる (gai, ge, soto, hoka, hazu(su), hazu(reru)
grade; 2
frequency; 81
JLPT level; 5

海外 foreign country かい・がい (kaigai)
以外 with the exception of い・がい (igai)

科 department, section カ (ka)
grade; 2
frequency; 531
JLPT level; 3

科学 science か・がく (kagaku)
科目 (school) subject か・もく (kamoku)


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Kansai Ben Part 2

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Here is part 2 of Kansai Ben for part 1 click here


21, そうなんや (そうですか?)Is that right?
22, ほんで (それで?)and then?
23, えらいこっちゃ (大変(たい・へん)なことになった)It`s become a big mess
24, まあ、知(し)らんけど (まあ、知らないけど) Well, I don`t know.
25, 好きやねん (好きですよ)I like it/you
26, 飴(あめ)ちゃんいる? (飴いる?) Would you like a candy?
27, ホンマおーきに (本当(ほんとう)にありがとう)Thank you very much
28, ごめんなー (ごめんね)I`m sorry.
29, やるやん (出来るね)You can do it! (You did it)
30, ドヤ!(すごいだろう!) Look at this/me (don`t I look good)
31, 腹(はら)いたい (おもしろすぎ!)ROFL
32, 嬉しい(うれしい)わ (嬉しいです)i`m happy
33, 行(い)けたら行(い)くわ~ (行けたら行く) I will go if I can.
34, かまへんかまへん (かまわないかまわない) It doesn`t matter
35, アホか! (ばかか!)Are you stupid!?
36, はよ!(早く!)hurry!
37, 腹(はら)たつわー (腹たつ)It makes me angry
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39, 泣(な)いてへんし (泣いてないし)i didn`t cry
40, ほなねー (またね)See you

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Kansai Ben Part1

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Kansai Ben (Kansai dialect) is spoken around Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.  There are actually different dialects in each city, but the Osaka dialect is the most famous because Osaka is famous for stand up comedy.

In Japan probably the most common way of communicating by cell phone is using an app called line.  I bought these Kansai emoji for my line account and despite there being no kanji I thought I would translate them for you.  I have numbered them from top to bottom left to right, first is what it says, second is the standard Japanese, third is the english.... Enjoy!

1, めっちゃ (とても、超(ちょう)very
2, ええなぁ (良いな (いいな)that`s good
3, めっちゃええなぁ (とても良いな、超良いな(ちょう・いいな)thats very good
4, ええよぉ (良いですよ) that`s OK
5, ほんまに (本当に (ほん・とうに)Really?
6, いやや (いや) disagreeable, detestable
7, あか-ん (だめ)no good, cannot, must not,
8, あかん (だめ)hopeless
9, ほんま? (本当? (ほん・とう?)really?
10, すごいやん (凄いね (すごいね)that`s great/amazing
11, なんでやねん!! (そのわけない) your kidding!
12, なんでやねん (なんで)why?
13, せやろ?(そうやろ)don`t you think so? aren`t I …

Japanese Medical Signs 4 眼科

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眼科

reading; がん・か
meaning; opthalmology (ganka)

(Quick note; a ophthalmologist (person) is a 眼科医  がん・か・い (Gankai).

眼 eyeball ガン、ゲン、まなこ、め(gan, gen, manako, me)
grade: 5
frequency:1527
JLPT level: 1

眼鏡 glasses, spectacles め・がね (megane)
双眼鏡 binoculars そう・がん・きょう (sougankyou)

科 department, section ヵ (ka)
grade: 2
frequency: 531
JLPT level: 3

科学 science か・がく (kagaku)
教科 subject, curriculum きょう・か (kyouka)



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