JAKWOW-J #20! 了解!



皆さん、こんにちは!今週のJAKWOWを始めましょうか?[Konnichiwa, minna-san! Konshū no JAKWOW-J o hajimemashou ka?]

Hi everyone! Shall we start this week’s JAKWOW-J?

Today, we’ll be learning one of my recent favourite words – 了解!

了解![りょうかい、ryoukai] is, as you can see, a compound made up of two kanji – the first meaning ‘completion’, and the second ‘to unlock’.  When put together, it means ‘acknowledged!’ or ‘rodger that!’ in a former setting. Simple, right? To confirm, let’s look at a few examples.

分かりました[wakarimashita] <–> 了解でした [ryoukaideshita]

This can be loosely translated to ‘I got it’ or ‘I understood’ – both have the same meaning, so you can vary your vocabulary a bit!

それは了解された。[sore ha ryoukaisareta]

That was understood.

了解です![ryoukai desu![

Last but not least, what is becoming a well-used phrase for me.. ‘got it!’

今週のジャックワウが終わりました!じゃ、次回まで![Konshyuu no JAK-WOW ga owarimashita! Jya, jikai made!]

Well, that’s this week’s JAK-WOW finished! Until next time!


Published by VickyAngel

I'm currently a university student specializing in Spanish, Japanese and Italian, but studying abroad at Tokyo's 国際基督教大学 (International Christian University)! As well as languages, I've been around in the convention scene since 2009 in various capacities from attendee to organizer. As well as Japanese, I've got a love for all things Korean too! You can follow my Japan adventures at http://www.nihongoingcrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ .

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