How do you say Life in Japanese? It is easy, sei katsu | セイカツ | 生活 =
Okay so here is the deal. This is the kanji for life: 生. It’s a very pretty character and something that obviously reappears a lot in the Japanese language. I am really committed to learning this language, but it takes a lot of effort and even a couple good wake up calls. I got to thinking, what is the best way to get a hold of this Japanese Monster, in a manner that is convenient and efficient (especially for busy Dads). I came up with the not so novel idea of starting a new blog. This site will basically serve as my own personal dictionary, which I can cater just to my liking.
I’ve learned that the best way to study sometimes, is to just teach it for yourself (I am practically the smartest person I know with respect to the customs of Americans’ eating habits, shoe permitted buildings, baseball teams, and idiosyncrasies of the spoken dialect. This is probably due to the fact that I live in Japan and no one here is American, but I digress.) So in any case, it is easy to see that Japanese is going to be with me For Life.
Now on to today’s lesson.
- Residual part(s): N/A
- 生活 (セイカツ) - life = seikatsu
- 先生 （センセイ） – teacher = sensei
- 学生 (がくせい） – student = gakusei
- 生ビール （ナマビール） – draft beer = nama bīru
- 生まれ変わる (ウマレカワル） – to be born again = umarekawaru
- 生活は面白。 = Seikai wa omoshiroi.
- Life is interesting.
I thought this was an appropriate way to start the Kanji off. This is the Kanji for life and is seen in many compounds.