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Headlines
Pay It Forward: The Top New Japanese Words for 2019 – Nippon
Amazing new Japanese words – Language Log

Vocabulary
Domo arigato – Thank you – Gracias
Konichiwa – Hello or good day – Buen dia
Konbanwa – Good night
Kiosketene – Take care – Cuidate
Ohi i shi – Delicious – Sabroso
Kampai – Cheers – Salud
Genki desu ka? – How are you? – Como estas?
Genki dayo – I’m fine – Bien
Kioskete – Take care – Ten cuidado
Mottainai (もったいない) is a Japanese term conveying a sense of regret concerning waste.
Ryokan – traditional inn – hospedaje tradicional
Ohayo Godaimasu – Buenos dias
Conichigua – Buenas tardes
Convagua – Buenas noches
Magiska – (Expression of surprise used mostly by men)
Azas – Thank you – Gracias
Goyo gakusha – academic flunkies – maestros malos
Kiosketene – Take care – Cuidate
波 (nami) wave – ola
助 (tasu-keru) – help – ayuda
okonomiyaki – whatever you want fried – cualquier cosa frita
omiyage – gifts to friends, family, and acquaintances
分かりますか。 (“Wakarimasuka”) – Do you understand? – Entiendes?
Hatsuyume = First dream had in the new year

Izakaya – Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks
wabi sabi – melancholic beauty in the impermanence of all things

‪Sampuru‬
https://twitter.com/i/moments/839221422471831553

Numbers
1- ichi
2 – ni
3 – san
4 – shi
5 – go
6 – rockuB
7 – nana
8 – hachi
9 – kyu
10 – jyu

Proverbs

  • 出る釘は打たれる。
    • Deru kugi wa utareru
    • Literally: The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.

Elsewhere on the web
Denshi Jisho
http://www.genkienglish.net
http://www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/radio/program/index.html
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/language/quickjapanese/index.html
The Kanji of the Year for 2011: human ties that bind
Japanese

Use the rest room beautifully@LanguageLog

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180103-the-untranslatable-japanese-phrase-that-predicts-love

Wikipedia
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