Japanese 238 - Vocabulary expansion 30

a few; a little; scarce; insufficient
I have little money.
かね が すくない です。okane ga sukunai desu.
The population of this town is small.
この まち の じんこう は すくない。kono machi no jinkou wa sukunai.

is a political term that designates a city as an administrative unit. It's equivalent to the English word city when used in the context of a municipality.

The population of this city is about 500,000.
この  の じんこう は じゅうまんにん ぐらい です。kono shi no jinkou wa gojuumannin gurai desu.
Tokyo City
The weather in Tokyo City is hot.
とうきょう の てん は あつい です。toukyoushi no tenki wa atsui desu.

is more generic than and refers to the concept of a city as a populated and developed area. It doesn't necessarily imply a political or administrative boundary like does. The term is more comparable to the English use of urban area or metropolis.

That city has a population of 1 million.
その  の じんこう は ひゃくまんにん です。sono toshi no jinkou wa hyakumannin desu.
a city with a small population
じんこう が すくない jinkou ga sukunai toshi
I want to live in a city with a small population.
じんこう が すくない  に みたい です。jinkou ga sukunai toshi ni sumitai desu.
announcement; presentation; publication
Her presentation was short.
かのじょ の はっぴょう は みじかかった。kanojo no happyou wa mijikakatta.
Do you want to hear the announcement?
はっぴょう を きたい です か。happyou o kikitai desu ka.
to announce; to present; to publish
He made an announcement.
かれ は はっぴょうしました。kare wa happyoushimashita.


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