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Guarded by Neptune, planet of the deep blue sea…!”

Maybe I’m not the best swimmer, but I’d say my Sailor Neptune transformation is about complete ;)

Grammar: Either/Or

Saying “either/or” in Japanese using ~か~か

  • ~か~か is used when a person is unsure about two (or possibly more) possibilities.
  • When particles を、へ、に、で、と、が、etc. come after か, the last か is typically dropped. 
  • It’s also used when verbs are not the same
  • This structure is related to ~かどうか

How to do it

Noun か +  Noun + Particle + Sentence
Verb Plain Form か+ Verb Plain Form か + Sentence
Adjectives か + Adjective か + Sentence

Kanji: 朝には、卵かトーストを食べる。
Kana: あさには、たまごかトーストをたべる。
Romaji: Asa ni wa, tamago ka toosuto wo taberu.
English: I eat either eggs or toast in the mornings.

Kanji: 勉強しに図書館かカフェに行きます。
Kana: べんきょうしにとしょかんかカフェにいきます。
Romaji: Benkyou shi ni toshokan ka kafe ni ikimasu.
English: I go to either the library or the café to study.

Kanji: パーティーのとき、自分たちで料理するかピザを注文するかまだ分からない。
Kana: パーティーのとき、じぶんたちでりょうりするかピザをちゅうもんするかまだわからない。
Romaji: Paatii no toki, jibuntachi de ryouri suru ka piza wo chuumon suru ka mada wakaranai.
English: I still don’t know if I should cook or order pizza for the party.

Kanji: 文学の授業は、簡単か難しいか知っていますか。
Kana: ぶんがくのじゅぎょうは、かんたんかむずかしいかしっていますか。
Romaji: Bungaku no jugyou wa, kantan ka muzukashii ka shitte imasu ka.
English: Do you know if the literature class is easy or difficult?

With sentences that have the same verb or adjective, you could use か such as in a sentence like this:

私は海外に行けるか行けないか分からない。
I don’t know if I can go abroad or not.

But the better alternative would be to use かどうか for sentences like that.

私は海外に行けるかどうか分からない。
I don’t know whether I can go abroad.


Awesome toast and egg shakers are from The Spoiled Avocado.

If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or corrections, please feel free to message me. 

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Ka and Ba

Place: Ancient Egypt

Ka

A person’s spirit double created at their birth that they joined upon death.  Depicted in art as upraised arms, the Ka inhabits the mummified corpse, or in its destruction statues in the tomb.  Living individuals leave provisions for the Ka and if the offerings were insufficient, the Ka would be forced to wander as a ghost eating and drinking whatever it could find. 


Wooden Ka statue of Awybre Hor


Ba

The personality and unique soul of a person. Depicted as a falcon with the head of a human, the Ba is an after-death consciousness state that rises to look over the body. It moves between the world of the living and the realm of the dead, returning to the tomb with the setting of the sun.

While the Ka and the Ba are not traditional ghost myths, their connection to the living body and subsequent after-death state mark them as interesting after-death consciousness studies–and thus inclusive in this archive. Plus I have a serious fondness for Ancient Egyptian mythology.

The Dark Tower UK and US first edition complete story collection - Stephen King

The Little Sisters of Eluria (1998) in Everything’s Eventual
The Gunslinger (1982) Revised edition (2003)
The Drawing of the Three (1987)
The Waste Lands (1991)
Wizard and Glass (1997)
The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)
Wolves of the Calla (2003)
Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower (2004)