電源 OFF!

I recently did a post about seeing the kanji for “ketai” (携帯) many times in an article about the IPhone vs Android phone. I saw this advertisement and immediately spotted it, learning a new word as well. The kanji for electricity is “電” and the kanji for “source” is "源 "in this ad it said “電源 off!” which is saying “electricity source” off! (でんげんoff!). The ad is talking about the priority seating on trains for senior citizens and pregnant women. Based on the context alone I could say “electricity source off!” and still get the meaning of the sentence. 面白かっただ!

Advertisements

About marcusbird

Writer, Designer, Filmmaker
This entry was posted in learning Japanese and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s