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Word of the Day—August 25, 2016

adulatory (adj): excessively praising or admiring

The professor’s comments were full of adulatory remarks and really weren’t helpful at all.

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[Vocabulary] 멋대로

멋대로 (meot-dae-ro) – as one pleases

This is quite different from 편하게/편안하게 in that this word has more of a negative connotation.

Of course, you can use 멋대로 to describe something neutral or positive too, but it is used more often in negative situations. 41 more words

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Dame だめ ダメ 駄目

Dame だめ ダメ 駄目 – 😥 unacceptable; hopeless; incapable

/damé/ Emoji: 👎🙅❌❎🆖🈲

1. [😥] (of an action or object) unacceptable   37 more words

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Bikkuri びっくり ビックリ

Bikkuri びっくり ビックリ – surprising, shocking

/bikkúri/ Emoji: ‼️⁉️❗️❕😲😵

1. (of an event or fact)  surprising, shocking 

Synonym: 10 more words

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Isogashii 忙しい いそがしい

Isogashii 忙しい いそがしい – busy, hectic

/isogashíi/ From isogu

1. [😥] (of a person or time period)  busy, hectic 

Amerika ha dou datta? アメリカはどうだった? – How was America? 19 more words

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Daijoubu 大丈夫 だいじょうぶ

Daijoubu 大丈夫 だいじょうぶ – Okay, not a problem, fine

/daijóubu/ Emoji: 🙆⭕️🆗👌👍

1. [😊] (of a situation) okay, not a problem, fine 

Biiru nomu? ビール飲む? – Do you want a beer?  16 more words

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