Japanese News & Vocabulary

Below is a link to a TV Asahi news clip about vending machines (自動販売機) in Tokyo that were found burned and the money stolen.

http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/sphone/news_society/articles/000034970.html

Vocabulary

じどうはんばいき【自動販売機】
vending machine

もやす【燃やす】
to burn

げんきん【現金】
cash, ready money, money on hand, currency; mercenary, self-interested, calculating

ぬすむ【盗む】
to steal

ひがいしゃ【被害者】
victim, injured party, sufferer

きたない【汚い】
dirty, filthy, foul, unclean; disordered, messy, untidy, poor (e.g. handwriting); indecent (language, etc.), dirty, vulgar, coarse; dastardly, mean, base, underhanded; stingy, greedy

あぶら【油】
oil

ついてる
to be attached, to have, to be in a state; to be lucky, to be in luck

けいしちょう【警視庁】
Metropolitan Police Department (esp. Tokyo)

ろじょう【路上】
(on the) road, (on the) way

だい【台】
stand, rack, table; support; belt; counter for machines, incl. vehicles; setting (e.g. in jewellery); level (e.g. price level), range (e.g. after physical units), period (of time, e.g. a decade of one’s life)

しゅうへん【周辺】
circumference, outskirts, environs, around, in the area of, in the vicinity of; (computer) peripheral

はんけい【半径】
radius

はんい【範囲】
extent, scope, sphere, range, span

あわせて【合わせて】
in all, in total, collectively; in addition, besides, at the same time

まんえん【万円】
10000 yen

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