odayaka – calm

December 25, 2007 at 7:58 am | Posted in Adjectives | Leave a comment

穏やか (おだやか)

sounds like “old yak”

boy, this old yak is awfully calm, as he sits there, chewing his cud and smoking his tobacco pipe. i’d like to be more like this calm, old yak.

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Cheerful

July 20, 2006 at 6:16 am | Posted in Adjectives | Leave a comment

Cheerful = Akarui (Adjective)

Sounds like – A Ca(r) Louie

Story – You are driving in a really junky beat up car with your friend Louie. You look at the car and see how beat up it is, half the roof is missing, the windows are cracked, the seats are cut up. Yet in spite of all this, your friend Louie is cheerful, and he has a big smile on his face. Just imagine riding in a car, with Louie, who is cheerful.

A ca(r) Louie = Akarui = Cheerful (Just remember to drop the “r” in car.)

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