Japanese You've Been Waiting to Learn!

Have you been particularly waiting for something? You'll learn how to express it with this article. Say things such as, "I am looking forward to hearing from him!" You'll also learn to talk about the hard parts of life, such as feelings of despair and disappointment. If you want to learn sentences such as, "I gave in to despair because I failed the college entrance exam," you need to read this article. In this Yojijukugo Japanese article, learn two Japanese phrases that are on both ends of the spectrum. You'll learn to speak Japanese using ichijitsusenshuu no omoi de matsu to express how eagerly you look forward to something. In addition, you'll discover how to say, "to give in to despair" in Japanese. This Japanese article provides multiple uses for two types of phrases that you'll need in situations of all kinds. If you want to talk about the good and the bad, this Japanese article is for you.

Vocabulary: In this article, you'll learn the following words and phrases:

jiboojiki – "abandon, desperation"

ichijitsusenshu, ichinichisenshu – "really looking forward to"

Grammar: In this article, you'll learn the following words and phrases:

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Today's Yojijukugo (1)

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Romaji / "Meaning"

jiboojiki / "abandon, desperation"

Romaji:

First Kanji / Second Kanji / Third Kanji / Fourth Kanji

ji / boo / ji / ki

The first Kanji means, "oneself." The second Kanji means, "violence." The third Kanji repeats the first and there means means, "oneself" again. The fourth and final Kanji means, "abandon."

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History, Definition, Similar Expressions, etc.

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A similar expression is yakekuso ni naru. Yake means " despair " and kuso is a word emphasizing the preaching word.

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Usage

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We often use Jiboojiki ni naru as a set phrase meaning "to give in to despair."

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Sample Sentences

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  1. Boku wa, daigaku juken ni shippai shite, jiboojiki ni natta. "I gave in to despair because I failed to pass the college entrance exam."
  2. Boku wa, kanojo ni furarete, jiboojiki ni natte iru. "I'm feeling desperate because I was dumped by my girlfriend."
  3. Kare wa, jiboojiki ni natte, kaisha o yameta. "He quit the company in desperation."

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Today's Yojijukugo (2)

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Romaji / "Meaning"

ichijitsusenshuu, ichinichisenshuu / "really looking forward to"

Romaji:

First Kanji / Second Kanji / Third Kanji / Fourth Kanji

ichi / jitsu, nichi / sen / shuu

The first Kanji means, "one." The second Kanji means, "day." The third and fourth Kanjis mean, "thousand" and "autumn," respectively.

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Usage

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We often use it as a set phrase such as ichijitsusenshuu no omoi de matsu, to express how quickly you look forward to something. Omoi is a noun that comes from omou, meaning "to think" or "to feel."

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Sample Sentences

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  1. Boku wa, ichijitsusenshuu no omoi de, Shizuka-chan kara no henji o matta. "I really look forward to a response from Shizuka."
  2. Boku wa, gookaku happyoo no denwa o, ichijitsusenshuu no omoi de matta. "I could not wait for a telephone call announcing the test results."
  3. Haha wa, musuko no kaeri o ichijitsusenshuu no omoi de matta. "Our mother really looked forward to her son's return."