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Maru Kogata Roketto Uchiage Shippai 2017/January/16

fails in launch the small rocket

15-nichi, JAXA wa Shingata no Kogata roketto o uchiagemashita.
Demo, uchiage wa shippai shimashita.

Kono kogata roketto wa, Choo-kogata no Eisei o uchiageru tame ni,
JAXA ga atarashiku kaihatsu shimashita.

Roketto no nagasa wa yaku 9-meetoru.
Ookisa wa denchuu to onaji gurai da soo desu.

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Kogata Roketto Uchiage Shippai

kogata small size, compact, roketto rocket, uchiage [n] launching, liftoff, shippai [sv] failure, fail

1. 15-nichi, JAXA wa Shingata no Kogata roketto o uchiagemashita.

juugo-nichi 15th. of the month
JAXA (Jakusa) : Uchuu-Kookuu-Kenkyuu-Kaihatsu-Kikoo The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
shin-gata new model, new type, shin- new (something)
ko-gata small size, compact, ko- small (something)
roketto rocket, uchiagemasu to launch, shoot up

2. Demo, uchiage wa shippai shimashita.

demo however, but, uchiage [sv] launching (noun)
shippai [sv] failure, fail

3. Kono kogata roketto wa, Choo-kogata no Eisei o uchiageru tame ni,
JAXA ga atarashiku kaihatsu shimashita.

kogata small size, compact, roketto rocket
choo-kogata ultra-small, ultra-compact, choo- super-, ultra-
(jinkoo) eisei (artificial) satellite, uchiageru root form of uchiagemasu
-tame ni expressing a purpose; for, in order to do, so that
atarashiku ku form of atarashii; newly (adverb)
kaihatsu [sv] development, develop

4. Roketto no nagasa wa yaku 9-meetoru.

nagasa length, yaku approximately, about, nearly, meetoru meter

5. Ookisa wa denchuu to onaji gurai da soo desu.

ookisa size, denchuu telegraph pole, electric light pole
onaji kurai / onaji gurai about the same
onaji same, -kurai / -gurai about, approximately
-soo desu reported information; I heard, they said

Practice the following words

Audio 1.rokettorocket
Audio 2.kogatasmall size, compact
Audio 3.choo-kogataultra-small, ultra-compact
Audio 4.shingatanew model, new type, the latest model
Audio 5.uchiagemasuto launch, shoot up
Audio 6.uchiage[n] launching, liftoff
Audio 7.shippai[sv] failure, fail
Audio 8.eiseisatellite
Audio 9.jinkoo-eiseiartificial satellite
Audio 10.atarashikuku form of atarashii; newly (adverb)
Audio 11.atarashiinew (adjective)
Audio 12.kaihatsu[sv] development, develop
Audio 13.nagasalength
Audio 14.yakuapproximately, about, nearly
Audio 15.ookisasize
Audio 16.denchuutelegraph pole, electric light pole
Audio 17.densenelectric wire, power line
Audio 18.onajisame
Audio 19.-kurai / -guraiabout, approximately

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

choo-kogata eisei o uchiageru tame ni
-tame ni:expressing a purpose; for, in order to do, so that

Level 3 Chapter 10

ookisa wa denchuu to onaji gurai da soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

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