Thursday, October 18, 2012
宅急便 - Express Delivery
宅急便 - takkyuubin - express delivery.
宅 - タク
home, house, residence
急 - キュウ, いそ・ぐ, いそ・ぎ
hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
便 - ベン, ビン, たよ・り
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".