Today’s word ドラテク/DORA-TEKU (driving technique) is comprised of the first portions of ドライビング/DORAIBINGU (driving) and テクニック/TEKUNIKKU (technique). Many DORATEKU involve skilled manipulation of the アクセル/AKUSERU (gas pedal), ブレーキ/BUREIKI (brake), クラッチ/KURATCHI (clutch), and ハンドル/HANDORU (steering wheel) among others.
Today’s word: ちょい引き、comprised of ちょい/Choi（slight) and 引き/Hiki, which is the the noun form of the verb 引く/Hiku (to pull). When Hiki/Hiku and other words starting with the H sound are combined with a previous word, the H sound (hiki) changes to a B (biki). Choi-Biki most often refers to a quick/slight pull on the handbrake to upset the rear traction and initiating a drift.
ちょい/Choi is a useful adjective, and can be used in other situations including:
* ちょい踏み/ Choi Fu-mi: slight pedal press (accelerator or brake)
* ちょい下げ/ Choi Sa-geh: slight drop/lowering
* ちょい乗り/ Choi No-ri: short hop/quick errand, as opposed to 通勤/Tsuu-kin (commuting)
Choi Biki written:
in Hiragana: ちょいびき
in Katakana: チョイビキ
with Kanji: ちょい引き、or チョイ引き
Today: ツルツル (tsuru-tsuru) describes surfaces which both appear to be, and actually are, smooth, slippery, and the like. Icy winter roads are tsuru-tsuru. Worn-out tires are tsuru-tsuru. Waxed floors, billiard balls, ramen noodles and Hobbs’/Dom’s heads are all tsuru-tsuru.
Today: 溝（mizo: gutter/ditch), 落とし（otoshi: drop). A driving technique made famous by Initial D, in which Takumi drops a tire into a ditch on the side of the road in order to whip his car around a corner faster than otherwise possible. (unfortunately not depicted in photo).