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Typhoons generally head for Japan.
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  • May 5th 2011, 01:49
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Typhoons generally head for Japan.

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台風[たいふう] は[] 一般に[いっぱんに] 日本[にっぽん] へ[] 向かっ[むかっ] て[] 進む[すすむ] 。[]
Tajfuny ogólnie kierują się w stronę Japonii.
Los tifones típicamente se dirigen hacia Japón.


Aug 25th 2014, 03:09
Aug 25th 2014, 09:42 - edited Aug 25th 2014, 09:43
It means, tyfoons usually move toward (in the direction of) Japan.
Aug 25th 2014, 10:49
Typhoon paths follow three general directions.

Straight track (or straight runner). A general westward path affects the Philippines, southern China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
A parabolic, recurving track. Storms recurving affect eastern Philippines, eastern China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.
Northward track. From point of origin, the storm follows a northerly direction, only affecting small islands.


According to this page (http://www8.ocn.ne.jp/~yohsuke/taihuu_2.htm), there are 27 typhoons every year on average. 11 of them come close to Japan and only 3 actually hit Japan.
Aug 25th 2014, 10:56
Thanks, I didn't know that. Is it required tag "false"?

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