As adult language we can take advantage of some shortcuts to help speed up the learning process. One simple way is to find words that are almost the same in both languages. This is quite common among languages, such as Spanish and Italian, that have a common origin, but what about with English and Japanese? Of course, you already know the answer: katakana words.
今週の #WOTW は 'arsenal’ です。Arsenal FC is a football club from Islington in London but, have you ever wondered what the word ‘arsenal’ means? If yes, you could google it, but stay with us, let’s have a look at some example sentences using this noun.
今週の #WOTW は 'slay’ です。’Slay’ is a verb and it can be used both in a literary way or informally. Its conjugation is rather tricky. Depending on the meaning it goes like this: slew/slayed for the past and slain/slayed for the participle. Intrigued? Okay, let’s go!
今週の #WOTW は 'commemorate’ です。’Commemorate’ is a verb. The noun is ‘commemoration’. You can easily get the meaning if you look at the root of the word there in the middle. Do you see it? What’s that? Memo? Yep, that’s right. Let’s have a look!