Storm


Wrath, Malibu
Originally uploaded by imagebysp.
Oluja (plural: oluje)

arashi

(あらし)

- Jučer sam gledao film "Savršena oluja".
- kinou, watashi wa paafekuto sutoomu to iu eiga wo mi mashita.
- 昨日、私は「パーフェクト・ストーム」という映画を見ました。
- Yesterday I watched the movie "The Perfect Storm".

- Dolazi oluja. Trebamo zatvoriti sve prozore.
- arashi ga yatte-kuru. mado wo zenbu shimeta hou ga ii.
- 嵐がやって来る。窓を全部閉めたほうがいい。
- A storm is coming. We should close all the windows.

Squid

Lignja (plural: lignje)

ika

イカ

- Znate li gdje bih mogao kupiti lignje?
- doko de ika wo kaeru ka wakari masu ka?
- どこでイカを買えるかわかりますか?
- Do you know where I could buy squid?

Octopus


salata od hobotnice
Originally uploaded by jacqueline_solis.



tako
Originally uploaded by Nachosan
Hobotnica (plural: hobotnice)

tako*

タコ

- Želim probati salatu od hobotnice!
- sono tako-sarada wo tabete mitai desu!
- そのタコサラダを食べてみたいです!
- I want to try the octopus salad!

- "Tako" je tako dobar/ukusan.
- sono tako wa totemo oishii desu.
- そのタコはとてもおいしいです。
- The "tako" (octopus) is so good/delicious.

*Tako has the following meanings in Croatian:
a) very
b) so
c) in such a way
etc.

Chess


grandmaster FLAX ~ II
Originally uploaded by striatic.
Šah (plural: šahovi)

chesu

チェス

- Ja ne znam igrati šah.
- watashi wa chesu no asobikata wo shirimasen.
- 私はチェスの遊び方を知りません。
- I don't know how to play chess.

- Ron je često igrao šah sa Harryjem.
- ron wa yoku harri to chesu wo shimashima.
- ロンはよくハリーとチェスをしました。
- Ron often played chess with Harry.

- Moja papiga je gledala kako igramo šah.
- watashi no sekisei-inko wa, watashi tachi ga chesu wo suru no wo jitto mimashita.
- わたしのセキセイインコは、私たちがチェスをするのをじっと見ました。
- My parakeet watched us play chess.

Vocabulary:
papiga (plural: papige) セキセイインコ (sekisei-inko) - parakeet, budgerigar

Wash


"i think ........
Originally uploaded by vinka*.
prati* - verb, imperfective
oprati - verb, perfective

arau

(あら)

- Moraš oprati ruke prije jela.
- taberu mae ni te wo arawa nakereba ikemasen.
- 食べる前に手を洗わなければいけません。
- You must wash your hands before eating.

- Pomozi mi oprati ovo posuđe!
- osara wo arau no wo tetsudatte!
- お皿を洗うのを手伝って!
- Help me wash these dishes!

Grammar:
*perem, pereš, pere, peremo, perete, peru - present tense

Vocabulary:
rakun (plural: rakuni) アライグマ (araiguma = arau + kuma (bear) ) - raccoon

Desert


Giza Plateau
Originally uploaded by Jeff Carino.
Pustinja (plural: pustinje)

sabaku

(さ)(ばく)

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- Pronašli smo oazu u pustinji.
- watashi tachi wa sabaku no naka de oasisu wo mitsuke mashita.
- 私たちは砂漠の中でオアシスを見つけました。
- We found an oasis in a desert.

- Vrlo malo biljaka može živjeti u pustinji.
- hotondo no shokubutsu wa sabaku no naka de ikirare masen.
- ほとんどの植物は砂漠の中で生きられません。
- Not many plants can live in a desert.

Vocabulary:
deva (plural: deve) ラクダ(rakuda) - a camel

Cookie

green tea cookies with white chocolate ganache filling
green tea cookies [...]
Originally uploaded by deb.
Keks (plural: keksi)

kukkii

クッキー

- Želim praviti ovakve kekse!
- [watashi wa] konna kukkii ga tsukuri tai desu!
- [私は]こんなクッキーが作りたいです!
- I want to bake (make) cookies like these!

Vocabulary:
praviti 作る(つくる, tsukuru) - to make

Leaf


Campus Fall
Originally uploaded by .will.
List (plural: listovi, lišće)

ha

(は)

- Običavao/Običavala sam skupljati lijepo lišće.
- katsute watashi wa utsukushii ha wo atsumete imashita.
- かつて私は美しい葉を集めていました。
- I used to collect beautiful leaves.

- Listovi na prozoru postanu crveni u jesen.
- madogiwa no ha ga, aki ni naru to akaku nari masu.
- 窓際の葉が、秋になると赤くなります。
- The leaves at the window turn red in fall.

Vocabulary:
list (plural: listovi) - a sheet (of paper, etc.)

Garlic


Garlic
Originally uploaded by David Pursehouse
Bijeli luk

nin'niku

にんにく

cf. luk

- tri bijela luka
- nin'niku no kyuukon mittsu
- にんにくの球根三つ
- three bulbs of garlic

- Drakula mrzi bijeli luk.
- dorakyura wa nin'niku ga daikirai desu.
- ドラキュラはにんにくが大嫌いです。
- Dracula hates garlic.

Green Pepper



Originally uploaded by amaoto.
[Zelena] Paprika

piiman

ピーマン

- Paprike su poredane jedna na drugu.
- piiman ga tsumikasanatte imasu.
- ピーマンが積み重なっています。
- The green peppers are stacked up.

Vocabulary:
crvena paprika (plural: crvene paprike) 唐辛子(とうがらし, tougarashi) - red pepper

Fill


stuffed peppers
Originally uploaded by nzrch.
Puniti - verb, imperfective
Napuniti - verb, perfective

tsumeru, mitasu

(つ)める, (み)たす

- Napunili smo paprike rižom i mesom.
- watashi tachi wa okome to niku wo piiman ni tsume mashita.
- 私たちはお米と肉をピーマンに詰めました。
- We filled the green peppers with rice and meat.

- Boca je napunjena vodom.
- sono botoru wa mizu de ippai desu.
- そのボトルでいっぱいです。(lit. The bottle is full of water.)
- The bottle is filled with water.

- Naš hladnjak je napunjen lubenicama!
- watashi tachi no reizouko wa suika de ippai desu!
- 私たちの冷蔵庫スイカでいっぱいです!
- Our fridge is filled with watermelons!

Vocabulary:
pun, puna, puno 満ちた、~でいっぱいの (michita, ~de ippai no) - full, adjective
punjena paprika (plural: punjene paprike) - Stuffed pepper
punjen, punjena, punjeno - filled, stuffed (imperfective)
napunjen, napunjena, napunjeno - filled, stuffed (perfective)

Fork


Dead Watermelon
Originally uploaded by Decrepit Telephone.
Viljuška (plural: viljuške)
Vilica (plural: vilice) - synonym

fooku

フォーク

- Oprostite/Izvinite, ispala mi je viljuška... Mogu li dobiti novu?
- sumimasen, fooku wo otoshite shimai mashita... atarashii no wo morae masu ka?
- すみません、フォークを落としてしまいました・・。新しいのをもらえますか?
- Excuse me, I've dropped my fork... May I get a new one?

Corn


Gasahol
Originally uploaded by wouldpkr
Kukuruz (plural: kukuruzi)

toumorokoshi

とうもろこし

- Moja majka uzgaja kukuruze u našem vrtu.
- watashi no haha wa niwa de toumorokoshi wo sodatete imasu.
- 私の母は庭でとうもろこしを育てています。
- My mom grows corn in our garden.

Potato


Sunshine Potatoes
Originally uploaded by weerbarstig
Krumpir (plural: krumpiri)
Krompir (plural: krompiri) - casual*

jagaimo

じゃがいも

- Kako želite vaše krumpire; kao pire, pržene ili pečene?
- jagaimo wa dono youni nasai masu ka, furaidopoteto, beekudopoteto, masshupoteto ga gozaimasu ga?
- じゃがいもはどのようになさいますか、マッシュポテト、フライドポテト、ベークドポテトがございますが?
- How would you like your potatoes; mashed, fried, or baked?

*This food is listed as krumpir in the Croatian dictionary, however, it's called and written as krompir in many Croatian areas. Krompir is a Serbian/Bosnian term.

Fountain


ATL Centennial Olympic Park
Originally uploaded by HamWithCam
Fontana (plural: fontane)
Vodoskok (plural: vodoskoci) - Lit. waterjump

funsui

(ふん)(すい)

- Da li ima ijedan vodoskok u parku?
- sono kouen ni wa funsui ga arimasu ka?
- その公園には噴水がありますか?
- Is there any fountain in the park?

Puddle


Sunny Rain お天気雨
Originally uploaded by marsalade
Lokva (plural: lokve)

mizu-tamari

(みず)たまり

- Nakon kiše sam morao/morala hodati kroz veliku lokvu.
- ame no atode ookina mizutamari no ue wo aruka nakereba narimasen deshita.
- 雨のあとで大きな水たまりの上を歩かなければなりませんでした。
- I had to walk through a big puddle after the rain.

Vocabulary:
lokva krvi (plural: lokve krvi) 血溜り (ちだまり chi-damari) - a puddle of blood
lokva blata(plural: lokve blata) - not natural in croatian 泥溜り (どろだまり doro-damari) - a puddle of mud
lokva [vode] (plural: lokve [vode]) 水溜り (みずたまり mizu-tamari) - a puddle of water

Waterfall


plitvice08
Originally uploaded by photokarsky
vodopad (vodopadi)

taki

(たき)

- Vidjeli smo mnogo vodopada u Nacionalnom parku Plitvička jezera.
- watashi tachi wa puritovitse kogun kokuritsu kouen de ikutsumo no taki wo mi mashita.
- 私たちはプリトヴィツェ湖群国立公園で幾つもの滝を見ました。
- We saw a lot of waterfalls in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Spoon


spooning
Originally uploaded by JKonig.
Kašika (plural: kašike)
Žlica (plural: žlice) - synonym

supuun

スプーン

- Ja hranim svoju malu ptičicu sa kašikom/žlicom.
- watashi wa kotori wo supuun de yashinai masu.
- 私は小鳥をスプーンで養います。
- I feed my little bird with a spoon.

- Nema kašike.
- supuun ga hitotsu mo arimasen.
- スプーンがひとつもありません。
- There is no spoon.

Vocabulary:
viljuška (plural: viljuške) フォーク (fooku) - fork
vilica (plural: vilice) フォーク (fooku) - fork, synonym
nož (plural: noževi) ナイフ (naifu) - knife

Butter


cooking space
Originally uploaded by olya.
Maslac (plural: maslaci)

bataa

バター

- Sada dodaj 50 grama maslaca.
- dewa, bataa wo gojuu guramu kuwaete kudasai.
- では、バターを50グラム加えてください。
- Now add 50 grams of butter.

- Maslac se mora čuvati na hladnom.
- bataa wa reisho de hozon shinakereba nari masen.
- バターは冷所で保存しなければなりません。
- Butter must be kept in cold.

- Želio/želila bi malo maslaca mojim palačinkama.
- hottokeeki no ue ni bataa wo shoushou itadakitai no desu ga.
- ホットケーキの上にバターを少々いただきたいのですが。
- I would like some butter on my pancakes.

Wing


Symmetry
Originally uploaded by jcowboy.
Krilo (plural: krila)

tsubasa, hane

(つばさ), (はね)

- Raširiti ću krila i odletjeti.
- watashi wa tsubasa wo hirogete tobi tachi masu.
- 私は翼を広げて飛び立ちます。
- I will spread [my] wings and fly away.

- Moja mala ptičica ima svijetlo plava krila.
- watashi no kotori wa usu-ao iro no hane wo shite imasu.
- 私の小鳥は薄青色の羽をしています。
- My little bird has light-blue wings.

- Anđeli imaju prelijepa krila.
- tenshi ni wa utsukushii tsubasa ga arimasu.
- 天使には美しい翼があります。
- Angels have beautiful wings.

Star


Earth Below, Heaven Above
Originally uploaded by Norby.
Zvijezda (plural: zvijezde)

hoshi

(ほし)

- Večeras ne nebo puno zvijezda.
- konya wa manten no hoshi desu.
- 今夜は満天の星です。
- Tonight, the sky is full of stars.

- Vidi! Zvijezda padalica! Zaželi nešto!
- hora mite! nagareboshi! negaigoto shite!
- ほら見て!流れ星!願い事して!
- Look! A shooting star! Make a wish!

Vocabulary:
padati 落ちる (おちる, ochiru) - to fall
zvijezda padalica (plural: zvijezde padalice) 流れ星 (ながれぼし, nagareboshi) - a shooting [falling] star

Salmon

Losos (plural: lososi)

sake, saamon

(さけ)、サーモン

- Želim jesti lososa večeras.
- kon'ya wa sake ga tabetai desu.
- 今夜は鮭が食べたいです。
- I want to eat salmon tonight.

- Mogu ispeći ovog lososa, ako želiš!
- moshi okonomi nara, kono saamon wo [oobun de] yaite agemasu yo.
- もしお好みなら、このサーモンを[オーブンで]焼いてあげますよ。
- I can bake this salmon, if you like!

Wedding (ceremony)

Vjenčanje (plural: vjenčanja)

kekkon-shiki

(けっ)(こん)(しき)

- Danas je vjenčanje moje rodice.
- kyou wa, itoko no kekkon-shiki desu.
- 今日は、いとこの結婚式です。
- Today is my cousin's wedding.

- Želio/željela bi tradicionalno japansko vjenčanje.
- watashi wa nippon/nihon no dentouteki na kekkon-shiki ga ii desu.
- 私は日本の伝統的な結婚式がいいです。
- I would like a Japanese traditional wedding.

Vocabulary:
brak (plural: brakovi) 結婚 (けっこん、kekkon) - marriage

Orange Juice


Vitamin C
Originally uploaded by Voetmann.
Sok od narandže (plural: sok od narandže)

orenji-juusu

オレンジジュース

- Volim sok od narandže.
- watashi wa orenji-juusu ga suki desu.
- 私はオレンジジュースが好きです。
- I like orange juice.

- Kupio/kupila sam paket soka od narandže u trgovini.
- watashi wa mise de orenji-juusu wo hito-pakku kai mashita.
- 私は店でオレンジジュースを1パック買いました。
- I bought a pack of orange juice in the store.

Note:
Sok od narandže literally means juice (made) of orange.

od + genitive singular
ex.
pita od sira (plural: pite of sira) チーズパイ - cheese pie
sok od jagode (plural: sokovi od jagode) 苺ジュース - strawberry juice

Soil


Hands 7
Originally uploaded by
Beck Exposed
Zemlja (plural: zemlje) - soil

Note:
The plural is rarely used, except when talking about different types of soils, just like salt for example.

tsuchi

(つち)

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- Moje ruke su isprljane zemljom.
- watashi no te wa tsuchi de kitanaku nari mashita.
- 私の手は土で汚くなりました。
- My hands got dirty with soil.

- Trebam dobru zemlju za moje lubenice.
- watashi wa suika no tame ni yoi tsuchi ga iri masu.
- 私はスイカのために良い土が要ります。
- I need good soil for my watermelons.

Alien


Alien
Originally uploaded by chicken widget.
Vanzemaljac (plural: vanzemaljci) - (noun, masculine) alien

Note:
The feminine form of an alien is "vanzemaljka (plural: vanzemaljke)" but it is hardly ever used. Instead, the masculine form is used even for female aliens.

uchuujin, iseijin, eirian

(う)(ちゅう)(じん)、(い)(せい)(じん)、エイリアン

- Ova riba izgleda kao vanzemaljac.
- kono sakana wa uchuujin no you ni miemasu.
- この魚は宇宙人のようにみえます。
- This fish looks like an alien.

- Vidio sam vanzemaljski svemirski brod!
- watashi wa iseijin no uchuusen wo mita koto ga arimasu!
- 私は異星人の宇宙船を見たことがあります!
- I have seen an alien spaceship!

Vocabulary:
vanzemaljski, vanzemaljska, vanzemaljsko 宇宙人の、異星人の - (adjective) alien

Earth (planet)


The Good Earth
Originally uploaded by ridingwithrobots
Zemlja

chikyuu

(ち)(きゅう)

- Zemlja je okrugla.
- chikyuu wa marui desu.
- 地球は丸いです。
- Earth is round.

- Zemlja je treći planet od Sunca u sunčevom sustavu.
- taiyou-kei de, chikyuu wa taiyou kawa san-ban-me no wakusei desu.
- 太陽系で、地球は太陽から三番目の惑星です。
- Earth is the third planet from the Sun in the solar system.

Train

Voz (plural: vozovi)
Vlak (plural: vlakovi)

densha

(でん)(でんしゃ)

- Otišao sam u Dubrovnik vozom.
- watashi wa densha de doburobuniku e iki mashita.
- 私は電車でドブロブニクへ行きました。
- I went to Dubrovnik by train.

- Voz još nije stigao.
- densha wa mada touchaku shite imasen.
- 電車はまだ到着していません。
- The train hasn't arrived yet.

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Stair


Trogir
Originally uploaded by wauter de tuinkabouter.
Stepenište (plural: stepeništa) - stair(s), stairway(s), staircase(s)
Stepenica (plural: stepenice) - step(s), stair(s)

kaidan

(かい)(だん)

- Pronašao/pronašla sam šešir na stepenicama.
- watashi wa kaidan de boushi wo mitsuke mashita.
- わたしは階段で帽子を見つけました。
- I found a hat on the stairs.

- Pronašao/pronašla sam šešir na stepeništu.
- watashi wa kaidan no ue de boushi wo mitsuke mashita.
- 私は階段の上で帽子を見つけました
- I found a hat on (top of) the staircase.

Note:
Stepenište means the whole stairs as one item, while stepenice means an assembly of steps which make stairs.

Cheese


FrereJacquesCheese
Originally uploaded by George Kaplan.
Sir (plural: sirovi)

chiizu

チーズ

- Želio/željela bih sendvič od sira, molim vas.
- chiizu sandoicchi wo onegai shimasu.
- チーズサンドイッチをお願いします。(lit. Cheese sandwich, please.)
- I'd like a cheese sandwich, please.

- Ovaj kolač je napravljen od sira.
- kono keeki wa chiizu de tsukurarete imasu.
- このケーキはチーズで作られています。
- This cake is made with cheese.

cf.
  • sendvič sa sirom - a regular sandwich (with ham and vegetables, etc.) plus cheese
  • sendvič od sira - a sandwich with just cheese

Inside, In


strandkai club inside
Originally uploaded by spanier.
Unutra - inside
Unutar - inside
U - in, inside

naka, uchi

(なか)、(うち)

- Pada kiša, uđimo unutra.
- ame ga futte imasu. naka ni hairi mashou.
- 雨が降っています。中に入りましょう。
- It is raining, let's go inside.

- Ima bazen unutar dvorane.
- hooru no uchigawa ni puuru ga ari masu.
- ホールの内側にプールがあります。
- There is a pool inside the hall.

Note: Unutar is rarely used. Instead, it is replaced with the preposition "u".

- Bazen je u dvorani.
- puuru wa hooru no naka ni ari masu.
- プールはホールの中にあります。
- The pool is in the hall.

- Tko je najviši u tvojoj obitelji?
- go-kazoku no uchi de se ga ichiban takai no wa donata desu ka.
- ご家族の内で背が一番高いのはどなたですか。
- Who is the tallest in your family?

Outside


Inside Outside Part 3
Originally uploaded by emily//,,,.
Napolje (napolju)
Van, vani
Izvan, izvana

Note:
2 or all 3 of the terms above are often used as synonyms in Croatian, however, only one of them sounds natural in certain cases.

soto

(そと)

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- Idem van. ( Idem napolje. )
- soto e itte kimasu.
- 外へ行ってきます。
- I'm going out (outside).

- Napolje!
- soto!
- 外(そと)!
- (Go) Outside!

- Parkirao sam auto izvan garaže.
- [watashi wa] kuruma wo shako no soto ni tome mashita.
- [私は]車を車庫の外にとめました。
- I parked the car outside the garage.

- Napolju pada kiša.
- soto wa ame ga futte imasu.
- 外は雨が降っています。
- It's raining outside.
 

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