Thursday, October 18, 2012

宅急便 - Express Delivery


宅急便 - takkyuubin - express delivery.

宅 - タク
home, house, residence
Henshall: 928

急 - キュウ, いそ・ぐ, いそ・ぎ
hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
Henshall: 254

便 - ベン, ビン, たよ・り
convenience
Henshall: 582

A slightly less mundane example of this word is in the original title of Studio Ghibli movie "Kiki's Delivery Service" - the animated story of an independent young witch's delivery business. The original title is 魔女の宅急便 (majo no takkyuubin), literally "A Witch's Delivery Service".

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