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

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へん info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word "へん" (hen):
– Imagine something "hen(tai)" (perverted) can be seen as "weird" or "strange" which might help you remember.
– Visualize a hen (the bird) doing something unusual or bizarre.

– "へん" (hen) is an adjective used to describe something unusual, strange, or odd.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– 奇妙 (きみょう, kimyō): Meaning strange or curious.
– 不思議 (ふしぎ, fushigi): Meaning mysterious, wondrous, or strange.
– 異常 (いじょう, ijō): Meaning abnormal or unusual.

Alternate Meanings / Slang:
– "変" (へん, hen) can also have a nuance of being abnormal or odd in a slang context.
– In some casual conversations, "へん" could imply something is awkward or off.

Examples of Sentences Using "へん":
1. この場所はちょっとへんだね。
– Kono basho wa chotto hen da ne.
– This place is a bit strange.

2. 彼の行動はへんだと思う。
– Kare no kōdō wa hen da to omou.
– I think his behavior is weird.

3. 彼女の服はへんだ。
– Kanojo no fuku wa hen da.
– Her clothes are strange.

4. あの音、なんかへんじゃない?
– Ano oto, nanka hen janai?
– Isn’t that sound kind of strange?

5. 最近の天気はほんとうにへんですね。
– Saikin no tenki wa hontō ni hen desu ne.
– The weather has been really strange lately.

a few seconds ago

ペン info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
– The word "ペン" (pen) is borrowed from English, making it a loanword (gairaigo). Its pronunciation is similar to the English word "pen."
– Visualize writing with a pen to associate the action with the word "ペン."
– Remember that katakana is often used for foreign words, so knowing that "ペン" is written in katakana can help reinforce its spelling and pronunciation.

– "ペン" (pen) is used straightforwardly to refer to any writing instrument with ink, such as a ballpoint pen.
– The pronunciation is "pen" and follows Japanese syllabary rules by extending the vowel "e" a bit.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– ボールペン (bōruben): ballpoint pen
– 万年筆 (まんねんひつ, mannenhitsu): fountain pen
– サインペン (sainpen): marker pen or sign pen

Alternate Meanings Like Slang:
– "ペン" can also metaphorically refer to a person who writes, like an author or journalist, although this usage is less common and more contextual.

Examples of Sentences that Use it:
1. これは私のお気に入りのペンです。(Kore wa watashi no okiniiri no pen desu.)
– This is my favorite pen.
2. ペンを貸してくれますか? (Pen o kae kuremasu ka?)
– Can you lend me a pen?
3. 彼は万年筆で書くのが好きです。 (Kare wa mannenhitsu de kaku no ga suki desu.)
– He likes to write with a fountain pen.
4. ペンとノートを準備してください。 (Pen to nōto o junbi e kudasai.)
– Please prepare a pen and notebook.
5. 作家はペンの力を信じています。 (Sakka wa pen no chikara o shinjiteimasu.)
– Writers believe in the power of the pen.

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へん info.

Tips to remember the Japanese word:
1. Associate the word "へん (hen)" with "hen" as in a chicken, thinking of a chicken roaming the vicinity.
2. Visualize a location on a map and place a "hen" at that spot, reinforcing the idea of "vicinity."

The term "へん (hen)" is used to refer to an area or neighborhood, often translated as "vicinity" or "around here/there."

Other words that mean the same thing:
1. 近所 (きんじょ, kinjo) – Neighborhood
2. 付近 (ふきん, fukin) – Vicinity, nearby area
3. 周辺 (しゅうへん, shuuhen) – Surroundings, periphery

Alternate meanings like slang:
In slang or casual context, "へん (hen)" can sometimes denote something strange or odd, although this usage typically occurs with a different context or as part of a different phrase, e.g., "変な (へんな, hen'na)" meaning "strange."

Examples of sentences that use it:
1. このへんにいいレストランがありますか?
– Kono hen ni ii resutoran ga arimasu ka?
– Are there any good restaurants around here?

2. そのへんは初めて行きます。
– Sono hen wa hajimete ikimasu.
– I am going to that area for the first time.

3. 昨日あのへんで友達に会いました。
– Kinō ano hen de tomodachi ni aimaa.
– I met a friend around there yesterday.

an hour ago

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