Part 3: Technical Japanese I wish I had known soonerPosted: April 24, 2009 | Author: Doug | Filed under: Japanese, Language | Leave a comment »
Previous episodes can be found here and here. In this episode, I just wanted to pass along a few more words that I learned recently that I think are useful (in no particular order):
- 回線, kaisen – A network circuit (private WAN circuit). Useful when dealing with large-scale networking issues.
- 戻す, modosu – To return, put back, recover. In computing, this is useful when explaining that you’ve restored or rolled back a service back to it’s original setup.
- 復旧, fukkyū – Restore, recovery. This is useful when explaining that a service is back up (from a previous outage). In other words, it’s back up.
- 変更, henkō – Change, modification (add する to make it into a verb). Useful in a computing context, as you can imagine.
- 添付, tenpu – File attachment (to email?)
- 削除, sakujo – Deletion, remove, but is also the DEL key on a Japanese keyboard. Pretty useful if you’re using one for the first time.
- 通話, tsūwa – Telephone call, or a counter for telephone conversations. Not technical, but useful in an office setting (if you’re using a Japanese phone).
For the first three at least, I can vouch the usage is correct based on advice from native speakers, the next four are ones I am pretty sure about, but haven’t confirmed with native speakers yet. Anyways, try them out, and good luck in your computing over in Japan!
Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu
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