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Vocabulary - [追い風] oikaze

This summer in Tokyo turned out to be incredibly hot and humid, which brings me to this sentence that I came across on the Fnn-news website.
[追い風] [oikaze] is a “tailwind”. But it also can be something that is postitive or favorable.
Real Japanese
ビールメーカー各社の7月のビール類の出荷量は、猛暑が追い風となり、大幅に増加となった。
English Translation
Thanks to a heat wave (in Japan), the volume of [...]

Vocabulary - 「最終兵器」 saishuu heiki

「最終兵器」[saishuu heiki] means “ultimate weapon”. It’s also a “decisive advantage” or “trump card.” Here are three examples.
Example 1
しかし本当の会社の「最終兵器」は人材を育てる仕組みや仕掛けだと思うのです.
However, I think that a company’s real strength lies in developing the talents and know how of its human resources.
.         ほんとう   かいしゃ       さいしゅうへいき       じんざい
しかし  [...]

Vocabulary - [一人前] ichininmae

In the dictionary [一人前] means “a portion of food”. I’m not talking about food here. It commonly means, “attain to, reach or grow to”. There are a variety of expressions that use “ichininmae”.

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