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Maru Eikoku de Bakudan Tero 22-nin Shiboo 2017/May/24

terrorist bombing attack in UK, 22 dead

22-nichi (Nihon jikan 23-nichi), Igirisu de Bakudan Tero ga arimashita.

Igirisu no Manchesutaa de ninki-kashu no konsaato ga arimashita.
Kaijoo ni wa yaku 2-man-nin no kankyaku ga imashita.

Sono kaijoo de Bakudan ga Bakuhatsu shimashita.
Isuramu Kageki-ha ni yoru Jibaku Tero da soo desu.

Kono Tero de 22-nin ga shiboo shimashita.
Soshite, sukunakutomo 59-nin ga kega o shita soo desu.

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Eikoku de Bakudan Tero 22-nin Shiboo

Eikoku United Kingdom, bakudan bomb, tero terrorism, terror attack, shiboo [sv] death, die (formal)

1. 22-nichi (Nihon jikan 23-nichi), Igirisu de Bakudan Tero ga arimashita.

nijuuni-nichi 22nd. of the month, Nihon jikan Japan time
Igirisu United Kingdom, -de place marker; in, at
bakudan tero terrorist bombing attack, bakudan bomb, tero terrorism, terror attack
arimasu to be at, there is, have, happen, be held

Both Eikoku and Igirisu are commonly used.
Eikoku is a formal word.
Igirisu is more common in daily conversation.

2. Igirisu no Manchesutaa de ninki-kashu no konsaato ga arimashita.

Manchesutaa Manchester, -de place marker; in, at
ninki-kashu popular singer
ninki popularity, be popular, kashu singer, konsaato concert

"[A] is popular" is [A] wa ninki ga arimasu.
Ano kashu wa ninki ga arimasu "That singer is popular".

3. Kaijoo ni wa yaku 2-man-nin no kankyaku ga imashita.

kaijoo site of an event, -ni place marker; in, at, on
yaku approximately, about, nearly, ni-man-nin 20,000 people, man ten thousand
kankyaku spectator, audience, gallery, imasu to be at, there is

4. Sono kaijoo de Bakudan ga Bakuhatsu shimashita.

kaijoo site of an event, -de place marker; in, at
bakudan bomb, bakuhatsu [sv] explode, blast, burst, blow up

5. Isuramu Kageki-ha ni yoru Jibaku Tero da soo desu.

Isuramu Islam, kageki-ha radicals, extremists, kageki [na] extreme, radical, violent, -ha group, party, sect
-ni yoru by, caused by, jibaku-tero suicide bombing, suicide attack
da root form of desu, -soo desu reported information; I heard, they said

6. Kono Tero de 22-nin ga shiboo shimashita.

tero terrorism, terror attack, -de cause marker; by, because of, due to
-nin counter for people, shiboo [sv] death, die (formal)

shiboo is normally used in a report, statistics or news.
The most common word meaning "to die" is shinimasu / shinu in daily conversation.
Tero de 22-nin ga shinimashita.

7. Soshite, sukunakutomo 59-nin ga kega o shita soo desu.

soshite and, sukunakutomo at least
kega o shimasu to be injured, get hurt, kega injury, hurt, wound, shita ta form of shimasu
-soo desu reported information; I heard, they said

Practice the following words

Audio 1.EikokuUnited Kingdom
Audio 2.IgirisuUnited Kingdom
Audio 3.teroterrorism, terror attack
Audio 4.bakudan teroterrorist bombing attack
Audio 5.jibaku teroterrorist suicide bombing attack
Audio 6.bakudanbomb
Audio 7.bakuhatsu[sv] explosion, blast, eruption, blowing up
Audio 8.arimasuto be at, there is, have, happen, be held
Audio 9.imasuto be at, there is, have
Audio 10.ninki-kashupopular singer
11.ninkipopularity, be popular
Audio 12.kashusinger
Audio 13.konsaatoconcert
Audio 14.kaijoosite of an event
Audio 15.yakuapproximately, about, nearly
Audio 16.kankyakuspectator, audience, gallery
Audio 17.IsuramuIslam
Audio 18.kageki-haradicals, extremists
Audio 19.kageki[na] extreme, radical, violent
Audio 20.shiboo[sv] death, die (formal)
Audio 21.shinimasuto die
Audio 22.sukunakutomoat least
Audio 23.kegainjury, hurt, wound

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

bakudan-tero ga arimasshita / konsaato ga arimashita / kankyaku ga imashita
imasu and arimasu:be at, there is an event, have

Level 1 Chapter 9

Igirisu de tero ga arimashita / kaijoo ni wa 2-man-nin ga imashita
Particles -ni and -de:place marker; at, in, on

Level 1 Chapter 6, 7 & 9

jibaku-tero da soo desu / kega o shita soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

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