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Maru Kariforunia no Yama-Kaji Izen Kakudai 2017/October/15

California wildfire still spreading

8-ka, Beikoku no Kariforunia de dai-kibo na Yama-Kaji ga hassei shimashita.

Kaji ga hassei shite kara moo 1-shuukan tachimashita.
Demo, hi wa mada kiemasen.

Shisha wa 36-nin ni tasshimashita.
Kore madeni 5,700-ken no ie ga moeta soo desu.

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Kariforunia no Yama-Kaji Izen Kakudai

Kariforunia California, yama-kaji forest fire, wildfire (literally means "mountain fire")
izen still, kakudai [sv] spread, expand

1. 8-ka, Beikoku no Kariforunia de dai-kibo na Yama-Kaji ga hassei shimashita.

yooka 8th. of the month, Beikoku USA, Kariforunia California, -de place marker; in, at
dai-kibo [na] large scale, yama-kaji forest fire, wildfire (literally means "mountain fire")
yama mountain, kaji a fire (of building, forest, etc.), hassei [sv] happen, occur, break out

2. Kaji ga hassei shite kara moo 1-shuukan tachimashita.

kaji a fire, hassei [sv] happen, occur, break out
shite te form of shimasu, -te kara since
moo already, isshuukan (for) one week
[time] ga tachimasu (time) has passed

3. Demo, hi wa mada kiemasen.

demo however, but, hi ga kiemasu fire go out
mada (+ negative) not yet

4. Shisha wa 36-nin ni tasshimashita.

shisha dead person, -nin counter for people
tasshimasu to reach

5. Kore madeni 5,700-ken no ie ga moeta soo desu.

kore madeni so far, until now, -ken counter for buildings
ie house, moeta ta form of moemasu; burn, catch fire, be on fire
-soo desu reported information; I heard, he/they said

Practice the following words

Audio 1.BeikokuUSA
Audio 2.KariforuniaCalifornia
Audio 3.dai-kibo[na] large scale
Audio 4.kiboscale, size
Audio 5.yama-kajiforest fire, wildfire
Audio 6.yamamountain
Audio 7.kajia fire (of building, forest, etc.)
Audio 8.hassei[sv] happen, occur, break out
Audio 9.tachimasuto (time) pass
Audio 10.demohowever, but
Audio 11.hifire, flame
Audio 12.kiemasuto disappear, vanish, go out, go off
Audio 13.shishadead person
Audio 14.tasshimasuto reach
Audio 15.kore madeniso far, until now
Audio 16.iehouse
Audio 17.moemasuto burn, catch fire, be on fire

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

hassei shite kara
verb te form + -te kara,:after, since

Level 2 Chapter 18

5,700-ken no ie ga moeta soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

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