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Japanese for "bad weather" in Pimsleur

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TedMilker
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22 August 2009 at 2:51am | IP Logged 
In the first Pimsleur course, they teach you:

yana otenki desu (sorry for the romaji only, could not get hiragana to work with the
forum in Google Chrome)

means "bad weather". However, I cannot find yana(or any spelling I can think of) in Jim
Breen's dictionary to find the Kanji, if any.

Am I just mangling the spelling horribly? Is this just an expression that stands alone?
Or possibly just an outdated word?
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Bao
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22 August 2009 at 3:02am | IP Logged 
That'a because the word is pronounced いや/iya, not や/ya.

嫌(いや)な お天気(てんき) です
it means something between 'the weather is uncomfortable' and 'the weather is abhorrent' (can't find the words in English, sorry)

Edited by Bao on 22 August 2009 at 3:04am

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TedMilker
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22 August 2009 at 5:19pm | IP Logged 
Ahh! Thanks a lot! Listening to it a few more times, I can definitely here that i in
front of ya. I will have to keep that in mind in the future.
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Monox D. I-Fly
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15 January 2018 at 3:11pm | IP Logged 
Bao wrote:
That'a because the word is pronounced いや/iya, not や/ya.

嫌(いや)な お天気(てんき) です
it means something between 'the weather is uncomfortable' and 'the weather is abhorrent' (can't find the words in English, sorry)


I didn't know that the Kanji for "kirai" can be pronounced as "iya". Since "iya" means "no", can we use that single Kanji to express a rejection or a negative answer?


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