Travel: car battery 充電器

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電気自動車  でんきじどうしゃ  denki jidōsha  electric car

充電器ステーション じゅうでんきステーション  jūdenki  suteeshon  electric battery charger

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電気自動車充電専用  denki jidōsha jūdensenyō

でんきじどうしゃじゅうでんせんよう

 for the personal use of charging your electric car

Tableware: crockery 食器

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

chopsticks  お箸  おはし  o-hashi

bowls  ちゃわん  chawan

mugs  マグカップ  magukappu

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

chopsticks  お箸  おはし  o-hashi

bowls  ちゃわん  chawan

mugs  マグカップ  magukappu

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

chopsticks  お箸  おはし  o-hashi

bowls  ちゃわん   chawan

spoon  スプーン  supūn

ladle  柄杓  ひしゃく  hishaku

lacquerware  漆器  しっき  shikki

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

dishes  お皿  おさら  osara

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

bowls  ちゃわん   chawan

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crockery  食器  しょっき  shokki

coffee cups  コーヒーカップ   kōhii-kappu

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coffee cups  コーヒーカップ   kōhii-kappu

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

lacquerware  漆器  しっき  shikki

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lacquerware  漆器  しっき  shikki

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crockery  食器 しょっき  shokki

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dishes  お皿  おさら  o-sara

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pots  鍋  なべ  nabe

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JLPT N5 電 electricity

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This kanji is easy to visually recognise. With the meaning electricity it is used in quite a few everyday words, particularly with car, train, phones, power hydro in some countries, etc.:

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電車 でんしゃ densha train
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国電 こくでん kokuden National Railways
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市電 でん shiden city street-car, tram
Also: 路面電車 ろめんでんしゃ romen-densha tram
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電気 でん denki electricity
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電子 でん denshi electron microwave
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電力 でんりょく denryoku electricity
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電柱 でんちゅう denchū power pole
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電球 でんきゅう denkyū light bulb
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電灯 でんとう dentō electric light, torch
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電池 でん denchi battery
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 電灯スイッチ  でんとうスイッチ dentō suitchi light switch
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電線 でんせん densen power cable
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電源 でんげん dengen on-off button
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電話機 でん denwa-ki telephone-appliance

The kanji on the phone is a name: Matsushita Tarō

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携帯電話 けいたいでん keitai-denwa mobile-phone
often: 携帯 けいたい keitai mobile
often called: スマホ sumaho from sumaatohon smart-phone
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公衆電話 こうしゅうでん kōshū-denwa pay-phone 
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Of course, most books are now 直結 ちょっけつ chokketsu on-line anyway. オートダイヤル ōtodaiyaru auto-dial also eliminates searching in books.
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電話口 でんぐち denwa-guchi mouthpiece on receiver
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電話中 でんちゅう denwa-chū engaged, on-the-line
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short: 留守電 でん rusu-den
answering machine
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電話線 でんせん denwa-sen telephone line
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電話番号 でんばんごう denwa-bangō
telephone number
案内 あんない annai information
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電気自動車 でんどうしゃ denki-jidōsha electric car
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電子辞書 でんしょ denshi-jisho 
electronic dictionary

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Eメール, イーメール, 電子メール でんしメール email
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充電 じゅうでん jūden charging an electric appliance
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無電 でん muden wireless
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電卓 でんたく dentaku calculator
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電気製品 でんせいひん denki-seihin electronic goods

Akihabara is sometimes called Electric City

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電器 でん denki electric goods

different kanji

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電器炊飯器 でんきすいはんき denki-suihan-ki
electric rice cooker

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電気ドリル でんきドリル denki-doriru electric drill

Tableware: crockery 食器

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JLPT N5 食 food, eat

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Food capital is Tottori Prefecture
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The eating character is in the shape of the kanji. The hair is the roof, the face is the 日 part and the arms are the bottom bit of the kanji. Clever.
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One meal a day
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And the same for Kyoto
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And in this 6-monthly plan, every month on the 19th is an educational item on food. So there!
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和食  しょく  washoku  Japanese-style meal
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食欲  しょくよく  shokuyoku  appetite
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食品  しょくひん  shokuhin  foodstuffs
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食器  しょっき  shokki  crockery

Tableware: lacquer 漆器

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A feature of lacquer ware is not only the looks, but also the fact that the lacquer does not add taste to the food. When you drink from plastic or stoneware you can taste the material - lacquer doesn't have that problem.
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This is what a (better) Japanese lunch looks like. Each and every dish is separated in its presentation and contents. If the food is to go into the stomach, it first has to pass two eyes.
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A typical Japanese dinner in a more formal (and expensive) restaurant.
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Here are some photos of good quality tableware that would be pleasing to the eye of any guest. Different styles are represented.
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Most Japanese families would have stacks of this kind of stylish pottery, just in case visitors call in, and all this pottery would have to be hand-washed after the meal.
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Tableware: crockery 食器

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House: appliances 食器洗い機

食器洗い機  しょっきあらいき
shokki-arai-ki  dishes-washing-machine
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Japanese kitchen space often dictates the size of the appliance. Also there may not be all that many people needing the appliance in the first place.
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Sometimes one has to wonder, if the cleaning of the appliance is not more work than actually cleaning the dishes by hand. There's a thought. Is it a status symbol?
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(little take up space - big open up)
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Also: if chopsticks are made of wood, you still would have to wash them by hand... Would you put your expensive Japanese porcelain, or your expensive Japanese lacquerware in the machine - not really.
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All parents seem to think it is a useful skill to learn. You're doing a brilliant job! Great sink to work at!
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We would love one of those glass ones at home, so we could all watch the dishwasher wash the dishes. We would save time washing of course, but we would have time to watch. Unfortunately, these glass ones are only shop demo models.
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shokki-arai-ki   dishwasher

House: appliances 電気炊飯器

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rice cooker  電気炊飯器
denki-suihanki   でんきすいはんき
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The rice cooker is now part of the Japanese cook's arsenal of implements and gadgets: so easy to use, rice and water to the mark and presto! Rice to perfection, each and every time.
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These days there are so many models on the market. Even commercial kitchens can now purchase cookers to produce large quantities of rice to perfection.
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There are many electrical appliance stores advertising their new products and relatively speaking, rice cookers are not that expensive anymore. If you have some spare time, visit Akihabara and ask for rice cookers. It should keep you busy for a week or so!

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