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Fantasy 1 is the 95th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 5 lessons.

Grammar Notes[]

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王女 vs. 姫[]

  • 姫 (hi-me) is a more general term for a princess as a concept. 王女(ou-jo) refers more specifically in terms of their place in a royal family. For example, "save the princess" (姫を助けて) would likely use this version. Whereas "the king's daughter is the princess" would be (王様の娘は王女).[1]

は to Mean "to Have"[]

  • Unless you physically possess something, don't use (( )っています) to mean "you have".
    In Japanese you'll say, "As for me, fever" when you have a fever. (( わたし)( )っぽい).
  • You can also say, "As for me, it was fever" (...( )っぽいだった。) [See ( )( )ちだった, Lesson: Feelings 2[2]]


Lesson 1[]

  • 王 (ō) = king [Note: 遊☆戯☆王( YU-GI-OH!) means Game King (The King of Games!)]
  • 王様 (ō-sa-ma) = the king
  • 国王 (ko-ku-ō) = the king
  • 女王 (jō-ō / jō ?) = queen ("female king")
  • 王女 (ō-jo) = princess ("king-ish lady / royal lady")
  • 王子 (ō-ji) = prince ("king-ish boy / royal boy")
  • 不思議な (fu-shi-gi-na) = weird / strange / mysterious

Lesson 2[]

  • 杖 (tsu-e) = wand
  • 勇気 (yũ-ki) = bravery
  • 魔法使い (ma-hō-tsu-kai) = wizard / sorcerer ("user of the devil law / of the devil method")
  • 魔女 (ma-jo) = witch ("devil lady")
  • 要る (i-ru) = to need
  • 杖は要らない。(tsu-e-wa-i-ra-nai) = I don't need a wand.
  • 君は剣と盾が要る。(ki-mi-wa-ken-to-ta-te-ga-i-ru) = You need a sword and a shield. [Instead of ...が( )る, it is more common to use ( ひつ)( よう)がある. See martin.mk[3]'s comment.]
  • 魔女は杖が要るの? (ma-jo-wa-tsu-e-ga-i-ru-no) = Do witches need wands?
  • 君は勇気がある。(ki-mi-wa-yũ-ki-ga-a-ru) = You are brave. ("You have bravery.")
  • 兵士たちは戦う勇気をなくした。(hei-shi-ta-chi-wa-ta-ta-ka-u-yũ-ki-wo-na-ku-shi-ta) = The soldiers lost the courage to fight. ("Soldiers lost fight bravery.")

Lesson 3[]

  • 城 (shi-ro) = castle
  • 動く城 (u-go-ku-shi-ro) = a moving castle
  • 勇者 (yũ-sha) = hero
  • 時の勇者は戦いに勝った。(to-ki-no-yũ-sha-wa-ta-ta-kai-ni-ka-tta) = The Hero of Time won the battle. ("...won at the battle / fight.")
  • 魔法 (ma-hō) = magic
  • 魔法が使えたらいいのに。(ma-hō-ga-tsu-ka-e-ta-ra-ī-no-ni) = I wish I could use magic.
  • 人生がときめく片づけの魔法 (jin-sei-ga-to-ki-me-ku-ka-ta-zu-ke-no-ma-hō) = The Life-Invigorating Magic of Tidying Up
  • 姫 (hi-me) = princess
  • お姫様 (o-hi-me-sa-ma) = princess (polite)
  • ゼルダ姫は平和を祈った。(ze-ru-da-hi-me-wa-hei-wa-wo-i-no-tta) = Princess Zelda prayed for peace.
  • 娘はいつもお姫様気分だ。(mu-su-me-wa-i-tsu-mo-o-hi-me-sa-ma-ki-bun-da) = My daughter always has the attitude of a princess. ("As for my daughter, the attitude of a princess." / "My daughter, regarding her, the attitude of a princess.")
  • 姫はオオカミに育てられた。(hi-me-wa-ō-ka-mi-ni-so-da-te-ra-re-ta) = The princess was raised by wolves.
  • 妖精 (yō-sei) = fairy
  • 瓶には妖精が入っている。(bin-ni-wa-you-sei-ga-hai-tte-i-ru) = There's a fairy inside the bottle.
  • 大妖精 (dai-you-sei) = the Great Fairy
  • 勇者は大妖精に剣と盾をもらった。(yũ-sha-wa-tai-yō-sei-ni-ken-to-ta-te-wo-mo-ra-tta) = The hero received a sword and a shield from the Great Fairy. ("...received at the Great Fairy.")

Lesson 4[]

  • 幽霊 (yũ-rei) = ghost
  • 幽霊がいる (yũ-rei-ga-i-ru) = it is haunted
  • あの家には幽霊が出るそうだ。(a-no-i-e-ni-wa-yũ-rei-ga-de-ru-sō-da) = People say that that house is haunted.
  • お化けジャガイモ (o-ba-ke-ja-gai-mo) = monstrous (a.k.a. big) potato
  • お化け (o-ba-ke) = shapeshifters (also monsters, spirits, etc.. . Duolingo also accepts Ghosts and Apparitions.)
  • 妖怪 (yō-kai) = monster (also, "Yōkai", which is a technical term in Japanese demonic mythology. Duolingo accepts supernatural being.)
  • お化けは妖怪です。(o-ba-ke-wa-yō-kai-de-su) = Shapeshifters are Yookai.
  • お化けは妖怪の一種だ。(o-ba-ke-wa-yō-kai-no-i-sshu-da) = Shapeshifters are a kind of Yookai.
  • 不気味 (bu-ki-mi) = ominous / spooky / eerie

Lesson 5[]

  • 鬼 (o-ni) = demon / ogre
  • 鬼は外!(o-ni-wa-so-to) = Demons, go out!
  • 竜 (ryũ) = dragon
  • 河童 (ka-ppa) = water demon / river goblin