MoeManga 00C: Kanata Hoshikawa

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Tue 2013/11/19 16:28 JST in MoeManga
*Kanata is often also referred to as Kanata-chan, where "-chan" is a suffix which expresses that the speaker finds the person endearing.

MoeManga Japanese Learning

Here are some of the keywords you may want to remember for your Japanese studies.


ひとつ上 - someone who is 1 year older. When you break it down, "ひとつ" means "one" and "上" means up/above. Often used when describing the person's age. When referring to someone younger, you would change "上" to "下" .
  • みっつ上 - someone who is 3 years older.
  • ひとつ下 - someone who is 1 year younger.


先輩 - a senior or a superior at work or school. When calling someone who is your senpai, you would add "~先輩" at the end of their name. A junior on the other hand is called "後輩" .
  • かなた先輩 - senior Kanata.


報道部 - the news club. When you break it down, "報道" means "news/press/coverage" and "~部" means "club/department/section.
  • 軽音部 - light music club.
  • 剣道部 - kendou club.


ディレクター - the director.


担当 - the manager.


厳しく - to be strict/severe. The plain adjective is 厳しい .


指導 - to advise/coach/lead/guide.


心優しい一面 - a kind or compassionate side. This is a compound word made up by the following three words:
  • 心 - heart.
  • 優しい - kind/generous.
  • 一面 - side/aspect.


知っている - to know/understand/realize. The plain verb is 知る .
Keywords from previous MoeManga posts are as follows.
  • 人知れず
  • 戦う
  • 戦士
  • こと
  • 一員
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