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Island in Japanese 🇯🇵


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island しま
How to say “island” in Japanese? “しま”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “しま” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on island in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to remember the Japanese word:
– Visualize an island in the middle of the sea, and imagine a flag with the characters しま waving on it.
– Link it with the English word "shim" (something slender) and imagine a slender, isolated piece of land in the water.

Explanations:
– The word しま (shima) is commonly used in Japanese to refer to an island.
– It can be broken down into kanji (島), where each character part conveys specific meanings; the character itself resembles the shape of an island with mountains and water.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– 島 (shimasu) – though less commonly used in the same context.
– 諸島 (shotō) – means group of islands or archipelago.

Alternate meanings like slang:
– In a different context, the Hiragana し (shi) and ま (ma) can also appear in other words, but しま specifically as 'island' does not have significant slang meanings.

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. 日本には多くの美しい島があります。 (Nihon ni wa ōku no utsukushÄ« shima ga arimasu.) – Japan has many beautiful islands.
2. しまへの旅行を計画しています。 (Shima e no ryokō o keikaku eimasu.) – I am planning a trip to an island.
3. その島は観光客に人気です。 (Sono shima wa kankōkyaku ni ninki desu.) – That island is popular among tourists.
4. 小さなしまが海の中に浮かんでいる。 (Chiisana shima ga umi no naka ni ukandeiru.) – A small island is floating in the sea.

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