How to use 〜てある( = te aru)

September 4, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar


Shadow 「窓が開けてあるから外がよく見えるよ。」

= Mado ga akete aru kara soto ga yoku mieru yo.

= The window has been kept open so I can see outside very well.


= Ah, asoko ni inu ga iru!

= Oh, there is a dog over there.


Chibi : 「今日はベッドメイキングがもうしてあったよ。」

= Kyou wa beddo meikingu ga mou shite attayo.

Bed  has been already made for today.


= Mama, arigatou!

= Thanks, Mom!

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How to use V+ている (=te iru)

July 31, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar



= Onaka suite irun dakedo gohan mada?

= I’m hungry…Can I eat yet?

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How to use 〜し ( = shi )

July 10, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar



= Neko wa asonde kurenaishi,  Mama wa isogashii shi, kyou wa hitori de nani wo shiyou kana.

= Cats won’t play with me,  and Mom is busy… I wonder what should I do by myself today…


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味 ( = aji) ★Tastes related expressions ★

June 21, 2014 in Vocabulary



= Kono kukkii nani aji?

=What flavor is this cookie?


= Biifu aji!

= Beef flavor!

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More about how to use いい(=ii)

June 3, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar


Salvador :「おやついる?」  

= Oyatsu iru? 

= Do you want a  snack? 

Kitchu :「今、いい!」 

= Ima ii! 

= No thank you. (Not now) 


Salvador : 「先にお風呂に入っていい?」

=  Sakini ofuro ni haitte ii?

= Can I go ahead and take a bath?

Kitchu : いいよ!」

 = iiyo!

= Sure! Go ahead!

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Mini Lesson 調子(=choushi)

June 2, 2014 in Beginners, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

= Minna choushi dou?
= How is it going, everyone?

How to use 〜かな ( = kana)

May 26, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar


= Sate, kyou wa nani wo shite asobou kana…
= Hmm…what should I play with today.

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Noun + で(も)いい VS +がいい (=Noun + de(mo) ii vs + ga ii)

May 20, 2014 in Beginners

= Kyou no sensei boku demo ii ?
= Would it be OK if I were the teacher for today? / Do you mind if I am your teacher for today’s lesson?

How to use 〜てみる (=~ te miru) 

May 12, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

max te miru
= Max Nihongo oshiete miru?
= Do you want to try  teaching Japanese,Max?

= Ato de ne…
= Maybe later…

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We will be back in a month!

April 13, 2014 in Message from Maggie


みんな、元気?= Minna genki?

Hi everyone! We miss you so much!!

Again and again we are very sorry that we haven’t answered your comments or questions here, Twitter or Facebook.

But like I said before, we do read all your messages. Thank you!!! !heart3!

We will be back in a month, on May 12th!!!

We are very much looking forward to coming back here and helping your Japanese again  in a month!  !JYANE!