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30 July 2008 @ 11:37 am
Found Thing  
Today's Japanese word is: アメリカ合衆国連邦緊急事態管理庁. For the people who can't read the kanji (weak sauce!), that's pronounced アメリカがっしゅうこくれんぽうきんきゅうじたいかんりちょう (or amerikagasshuukokurenboukinkyuujitaikanrichou for the even weaker sauced who can't handle the kana).

Okay, now use it in a sentence!
 
 
In the mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
nojaynojay on July 30th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
If I could understand that...
I'd declare a state of emergency and call in FEMA.

A "wall of kanji" usually indicates it's some form of official office or government organisation. This one's spoiled by the アメリカ kana up front.
Douglas Triggs: languagedoubt72 on July 30th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Re: If I could understand that...
Of course.

I found it looking for the correct pronunciation of 合衆国, and that's the longest entry I've ever seen in EDICT (pure kana names possibly excepted -- it's also the only organizational entry that came up on the search, which makes me wonder why it's so lonely, what happened to all the other shiny happy U.S. government agencies? Maybe they're hiding under 米国 or something instead?)

At any rate, it amused me.