Step two in my new weekly series. The second kana is “i” as in “eat” or “beet”. The characters are: hiragana, い; and katakana イ. Today, I’ll throw in two useful words for each.
いいすぎる (iisugiru), also written in kanji as 言い過ぎる, means “say too much”; something I sometimes get accused of doing.
いってきます (ittekimasu), also written in kanji as 行って来ます, means “I’m going out and coming back soon!” A polite way to exit your home. It is used even when you expect to be gone all day. Sometimes used at a place you frequent if you want it to have a homey atmosphere.
イエスキリスト (iesukirisuto), means “Jesus Christ”, from Hebrew and Greek.
インフルエンザ (infuruenza), means “The Flu”, from Italian.