Shiritori (しりとり) is a Japanese word game in which the players say a word that begins with the last kana of the previous word. Please join the game to practice Japanese or just to have fun.
Word chain samples: レタス (retasu, lettus) ---> スイカ (suika, watermelons) ---> カラス (karasu, crows)
(You don't need to use color or bold seen above.)
Please make sure to use romaji and add English translation whenever you can.
Advanced players may play the game with themes and added rules, but beginner players can simply post [romaji + English translation] and ignore all the advanced themes/rules.
Last edited by mikkih; June 13, 2014 at 08:16 AM. Reason: Please use romaji.
Not the type of cats you typically see on the Internet (wiki)... But you'd never know...........
たぬき （タヌキ, 狸, Japanese raccoon dog）EN wiki link
Moving away from folklore
What a cute tanuki-mario lol
From manga/anime Kuroko no Baske (Kuroko's basketball)
いまよし しょういち (今吉 翔一)
Shoichi Imayoshi is Touou Academy's captain and a point guard. He speaks Kansai dialect.
Somehow, I thought I already used his name before...
ちば けいじ (千葉刑事)
Detective Chiba from Detective Conan. One of the very few main (good) characters who hasn't been given a full name yet after all these years But it's likely something along the lines of the name of his voice actor (Chiba Isshin)
ジョセフ・ジョースター (Joseph Joester)
From JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険)
The main character (an alien) from the manga Uchuujin Tanaka Tarou I read as a kid. Personally I always think the name is kinda like (one of) the Japanese version of John Smith XD
うらはら きすけ (Urahara, Kisuke, 浦原喜助, manga BLEACH)
I never read the manga. 山田太郎 and 山田花子 are always together. Would it be ... Mary for John? Mary Smith doesn't sound right...
Sign/indication/presence (something like the "ki" in Dragon Ball Z or "reiatsu" in Bleach) The absolute must-have word in any shounen action manga
On a related note, the Chinese version includes names such as 張三, 李四, and 王五
いあい (iai, 居合)
Iai is the control movement to counter-atack with a sword. (It sort of sounds similar to 気配. ) When you feel enemy's 気配, you should be ready for it.
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School of one-sword. As the name suggests, it's the art of using one sword.
If you mean names I see in school text books, or my maths or literacy homework, yeah probably. Though 一郎, 四郎, and 五郎 sound like brothers to me XD while 張三, 李四, and 王五 are more clearly not related since they have different surnames (zhang/chou, li/ri, wang/ou.)
I dunno about Japanese homework, but text books wise Hanako is definitely something I remember seeing often
Last edited by mikkih; July 24, 2014 at 10:02 AM.
I like everything ending with e, I hope it's not taken... (didn't read the whole thread)
I think everybody knows this one: picture (the one to draw)
Last edited by noname00; August 18, 2014 at 06:55 PM.
Since nonamae00 likes "e," here is a word starting and ending with e:
えどまえ (edomae, 江戸前’): fish caught in the sea near Edo(Tokyo).
thank you mikkih, very kind of you since the word ends with e my word will be 笑み（えみ）. I like this one also very much it is something like a little, sweet smile <3 don't you say shy smile in English, too?
so the next one starts with み
Last edited by noname00; August 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM.