V+合う (= au )

February 24, 2015 in Grammar

au
「Alex 今日もイケてるね。」

= Alex kyou mo iketerune.

= You are cool as always Alex!

「Neclaもいつもかわいいよ!」

= Necla mo itsumo kawaiiyo!

= You are always cute, too, Necla!

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How to use とか (=toka)

February 19, 2015 in Grammar

toka

「マギー先生とかいう犬、知ってる?」

= Maggie Sensei toka iu inu shitteru?

= Do you know a dog called Maggie sensei or something?

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How to use なかなか (= nakanaka)

February 9, 2015 in useful phrases

NAKANAKA

Clyde:「僕、なかなかイケメンでしょ!」

= Boku nakanaka ikemen desho!

= Don’t think I am a fairly handsome guy?

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Khloe: 「こんなかわいい猫はなかなかいないよ」♩

= Konna kawaii neko wa nakanaka inaiyo!

= I bet you can’t find a cute cat like me easily.

/ It is not easy to find a cute cat like me, you know!

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How to use こんな(=konna) / そんな(=sonna) / あんな(=anna)

February 4, 2015 in Grammar, useful phrases

konnasonna

Levo: 「あの〜そろそろおやつの時間なんですが…」

= Anoo.. Sorosoro oyatsu no jikan nan desuga…

= Um….I think it is time for a snack, you know..

 !sleepy!そんな目で見つめられたらいやと言えないなあ…」

= Sonna me de mitsumeraretara iya to ienai naa…

= How can I say no to those eyes.

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とんでもない= Tondemo nai

January 28, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

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 Sumomo:「猫と一緒に遊ぶなんてとんでもない!」

= Neko to issho ni asobu nante tondemo nai!

= There is no way that I would play with cats.

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Pilou: 「僕がモルモットを食べようとするなんてとんでもないよ!」

= Boku ga morumotto wo tabeyou to suru nante tondemo naiyo!

= There is no way that I would try to eat a guinea  pig.

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!happyface! 「イケメンですね。」

= Ikemen desu ne.

= You are very handsome!!

Paprika「いえいえ、とんでもないです。」

= Ieie, tondemo nai desu.

= Not at all.

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How to use 方 (=kata)

January 19, 2015 in Beginners, Grammar, Sentence pattern

kata

「ねえ、眉毛の描き、間違っていない?」

= Nee,  mayuge no kakikata, machigatte inai?

= Hey,  isn’t  the way you draw your eyebrows wrong ?

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How to use ついでに (=tsuideni)

January 14, 2015 in Beginners, Grammar, Sentence pattern

tsuideni

「新しい服を作ってくれるなら、ついでにコートも作ってね。

= Atarashii fuku wo tsukutte kureru nara, tsuideni kooto mo tsukuttene.

= Since you are making me new clothes anyway, make me a coat as well.

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How to use 中=chuu

January 6, 2015 in Beginners, Kanji

chuu

「ねえ、ここ開いているからちょっとのぞいてもいい?」

= Nee, koko aite iru kara chotto nozoite mo ii?

= Hey, this store is open. Can I take a peek?

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自己紹介 = jikoshoukai = self introduction

December 26, 2014 in Beginners

jikoshoukai

「自己紹介、お願いします。」

= Jikoshoukai, onegai shimasu.

= Please introduce yourself.

「名乗る程の者では…。」

 = Nanoru hodo no mono dewa…

= I’d rather be anonymous….

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How to use V+ 始める(=hajimeru)/ だす(=dasu)/かける(=kakeru)

November 12, 2014 in Grammar

HAJIMERU

「今年はいつ雪が降り始めるのかなあ。」

= Kotoshi wa itsu yuki ga furihajimeru no kanaa.

= I wonder when it starts to snow this year.

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