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Word of the Day: Wakusei 惑星

14 Feb

インパクト 「あれが 惑星インパクトです。」

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Word of the Day: 惑星わくせい (noun) A planet.

Notes: 惑星 also forms the compound 小惑星しょうわくせい (noun: asteroid).

惑 appears in several similar words relating to confusion: The nouns 惑いまどい (noun: perplexity) and 戸惑いとまどい (loss of bearings, confusion); the verbs 惑うまどう (intransitive: to be perplexed), 戸惑うとまどう (intransitive: to be perplexed), and 惑わすまどわす (transitive: to perplex, confuse). 惑 also appears in the compounds 当惑とうわく (noun, suru verb: bewilderment, confusion), and 迷惑めいわく (noun, na- adjective: trouble, bother).

星 can be read by itself as ほし(star). It appears in words like 流れ星ながれぼし (noun: shooting star), 衛星えいせい (noun: satellite), and 星座せいざ (noun: constellation).


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