Thursday, April 13, 2006


This week's Japanese Word of the Week is a bit of a cheat. Say the word as it looks, without stressing any one syllable over another: deshijon ("deh-shee-joh-n").

deshijon = decision

As in, Julie and Randal have a big decision to make this weekend.* (They have 8 days left to decide.)

* Normally, I'd give that example in Japanese but I left my study materials at home and I have a vague recollection that some of the verbs in that sentence must be transformed into nouns (eg., "to make" needs to become part of the noun "a-decision-that-is-in-need-of-making"), and I don't even want to attempt my hand at it now.

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