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Friday, December 07, 2007

Hokudai/Cast 41: Unpredictable!

Today's Hokudai/Cast is unpredictable. We're looking at words today. Prefixes, roots, and suffixes. It's an easy way to improve your vocabulary and your spelling.

「unbelievable」の言葉の接頭辞は「un」、根源は「believe」、接尾辞「able」です。「un」の意味は「not」で、「able」の意味は「can」ですからこの言葉の意味は「信じることができない」です。他の言葉もこのように使えます。例えば、「unpredictable」です。接頭辞は「un」と「pre」です。「pre」の意味は「before」です。接尾辞は「able」です。根源は「dict」です。「Dict」の意味は「say, tell, or speak」ですから「unpredictable」の意味は、「前に言う事が出来ない」です。言い換えると、あなたは何かが起こる前に何も言う事が出来ないということです。「天気は予測できない」

In the word “unbelievable” the prefix is ‘un,’ the root is ‘believe’ and the suffix is ‘able.’ ‘Un’ means ‘not,’ and ‘able’ means ‘can’ so the word means ‘can not believe.’ You can do this with other words, too. For example, ‘unpredictable.’ The prefixes are ‘un,’ and ‘pre.’ ‘Pre’ means ‘before.’ The suffix is ‘able’. The root is ‘dict.’ ‘Dict’ means ‘say, tell, or speak.’ So the word ‘unpredictable’ means ‘can not say before ~’ In other words, you can not say something will happen before it happens. “The weather is unpredictable.”
Knowing prefixes, roots, and suffixes will help you improve your vocabulary and spelling. 

“unbelievable” 结头是 “un”,根源是”belive”,结尾是”able”. “un”的意思是 “not”, “able”的意思是 “can”,所以这个词的意思是 “不可置信” ,其他的词也可以这样用。例如,”unpredictable”, 接头是 “ un” 和 “pre”, “pre” 的意思是” say, tell, or speak” 所以这个词的意思是”不能预测”. 换句话说你不能说将会发生啥事情。”天气不可以预测”
接头词,根源, 结尾词要是好好掌握的话,那样你的单词拼读能力会有很大的进。

Hokudai/Cast 41 Contents

0:00 ~ 1:25  Introduction

1:30 ~ 2:23 Prefix, Root, Suffix in Japanese, English, and Chinese

Language Lesson
  • 2:30 ~ 4:05 Japanese-English
  • 4:22 ~ 5:33 Japanese-Chinese
  • 5:35 ~ 7:04 Chinese-English
7:10 ~ 10:20 Wordplay! New!

10:25 ~ 13:25 Winter Vacation Interviews

13:30 ~ 17:15 Music: Mt. Paliot's Low Life

7:15 ~ 18:00 Contact Information
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