Speaking Japanese: calling for power

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Speaking Japanese: calling for power

by: Shoji Kudaka and Takahiro Takiguchi | .
Stripes Japan | .
published: May 26, 2016
Calling for power 
 
The Land of Rising Sun is the home of countless Power Spots that locals believe will heal or empower them. Are you down on your luck or need a little extra boost? If so, check out one of Japan’s Power Spots and use some of the phrases provided below. May you feel the power! 
 
“Kokowa yuumeina pawaa supotto desu.” = This is a famous Power Spot.
(“kokowa” = This/here is, “yuumeina” = famous, “pawaa supotto” = Power Spot)
 
“Ookina ki desu ne?”= This is a gigantic tree, isn’t it?
(“ookina” = big, “ki” = tree, “desu ne?” = isn’t it?)
 
“Jurei ni-sen nen desu.” = It is 2,000 years old.
(“jurei” = age of tree, “ni-sen” = 2000, “sen” = 1000, “hyaku” = 100, “nen” = year)
 
“Konoatarino pawaa supotto wo oshiete kudasai?” = Can you show me the Power Spots around here?
(“konoatarino” = around)
 
“Shinpiteki desu ne?” = It is mysterious, isn’t it?
(“shinpiteki” = mysterious)
 
“Iyasare masu.” = I feel healed.
(“iyasare” = healed)  
 
“Nanika wo kanji masu.” = I feel something special.
(“nanika” = something, “kanji” = feel)
 
“Kimochi ga ii desune?” = It is refreshing, isn’t it?
(“kimochi ga ii” = refreshing)
 
“Minna asokode oinorishite imasu.” = People are praying over there. 
(“minna” = people, “asokode” = over there, “inori” = pray)
 
“Jinja ni ikimasu.” = I am going to visit a Shrine.
(“jinja” = Shrine, “ikimasu” = will go)
 
“Jinja de nani wo inori masu ka?” = What are you going to pray for at the shrine?
(“nani” = what)
 
“Okanemochi ni nareruyoo inorimasu.”
= I will pray that I will become rich.
(“okanemochi” = rich, “nareruyoo” = to become)
 
“Kokode shashin wo tottemo ii desu ka?” = Can I take a photo here?
(“tottemo ii” = can take)  
 
- Shoji Kudaka and  Takahiro Takiguchi, 
Stripes Japan
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