冒: to fool; brave

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

冒 mào

verb
: to cover the eyes; act rashly; to fool/defraud
: to emit; to give off; to send out (or up, forth); brave; bold; to cover; to act under false pretenses

Kun Reading

おかす okasu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: to brave; to risk; to face; to venture;
: to harm; to afflict; to affect;
: to desecrate; to profane;
: to assume (someone else’s surname); to take

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ぼう bou

冒とく | ぼうとく boutoku

noun | +suru verb
: blasphemy; curse; profanity; sacrilege; desecration

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New and (almost) Free Serif Fonts

By | Design, Typography-Font

Here comes the “readable type” of print! (Unlike san serif fonts, which are the choice for legibility on the web). Serifed fonts (also known as the “Roman” typeface) are widely used for body text because they are considered easier to read than sans-serif fonts in print (not a scientific study).

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巾: towel

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

巾 jīn

noun | Radical 50
: towel; cloth

Kun Reading

巾 | はば haba

noun
: width; breadth
: freedom (of thought); latitude
: gap; difference (in price); range (of voice)

巾 | べき beki

noun | Math term
: a power

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巾 | きん kin

noun
: napkin; cloth

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下: below; under

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

下 xià

verb | measurement word
: down; downwards; below; lower
: later; next (week etc); second (of two parts)
: to decline; to go down; bring down
: to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc)
: measure word to show the frequency of an action
: inferior

Kun Reading

下 | した shita

noun
: below; down; under; younger (e.g. daughter)
: bottom
: beneath; underneath
: just after; right after
: inferiority; one’s inferior (i.e. one’s junior)
: trade-in
: preliminary; preparatory

下 | もと moto

adverb
: under (esp. influence or guidance)

下 | しも shimo

noun
: lower reaches (of a river)
: bottom; lower part
: lower half (of the body, esp. the privates); feces; urine; menses
: end; far from the imperial palace (i.e. far from Kyoto, esp. of western Japan)
: (No-adjective) dirty (e.g. dirty jokes, etc.)

下り | くだり kudari

noun | noun suffix
: down-train (going away from Tokyo)
: down-slope; downward going

下さい | ください kudasai

expression
: (Usually written using kana alone) (Honorific or respectful language) please give me
: (after te-form of a verb or a noun prefixed with o- or go-) please do for me

下げる | さげる sageru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to hang; to lower; to move back; to wear; to dismiss; to grant

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下 | か ka

suffix
: under (being in said condition or environment)

下 | げ ge

noun
: lowness (of degree, value, etc.); inferiority
: second volume (of two); third volume (of three)

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Kaleidoscopic Color Names

By | colors, Design

Our naming convention of colors cannot be duller than the primary red, blue and yellow and secondary colors of purple, green and orange. Thanks to the advent of the web and its coloring system (RGB and Hex codes) and Crayola, here are a few more names that can add pizzaz and flash to your color vocabulary.
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思: to think

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

思 sī


: to think; consider

Kun Reading

思い | おもい omoi

noun
: thought; mind; heart; feelings; emotion; sentiment; love; desire; hope; expectation; experience

思う | おもう omou

Godan verb with u ending | transitive verb
: to think; to consider; to believe;
: to think (of doing); to plan (to do);
: to judge; to assess; to regard;
: to imagine; to suppose; to dream;
: to expect; to look forward to;
: to feel; to desire; to want;
: to recall; to remember

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し shi

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Google Analytics Fundamentals

By | Food for thought, web
Digital Analytics Fundamentals Course

Strike while the iron is hot (and still available) until Oct. 30, 2013 @ 11:59 PDT.

Want to learn about Google Analytics (GA) without muddling through it yourself? Here’s the course (created by Google), which I just completed online (for free) and got a certificate to show. Learn it now before GA evolves into Universal Analytics!

Learn how GA works and why it is important to first set up a measurement plan, how to create a GA account: setting up properties, filters, goals, e-commerce tracking, how to collect campaign data, and how to read the reports and what each segmented report can do for your business. (After that, it’s all practice and experimentation to see what fits your business best!)

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寫: to write

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning, Music

 

寫 [写] xiě

(动) verb
: to write

Kun Reading

写 | うつし utsushi

noun
: copy; duplicate; facsimile; transcript

写 | うつす utsusu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: to transcribe; to duplicate; to reproduce; to imitate; to trace;
: to describe;
: to film; to picture; to photograph

写る | うつる utsuru

godan verb with ru ending | intransitive verb
:print; impression

common: 書く| かく kaku

godan verb with ku ending | transitive verb
: to write/draw

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しゃ sha

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