How to use さえ(=sae)

March 28, 2015 in Grammar

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「あ~このレポートさえ終われば外で遊べるんだけど….」

= Aah.. kono repooto sae owareba soto de asoberun dakedo…

= Ahh, all I have to do is to finish this report and I can go out and play but….

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Cooking Related Japanese

March 18, 2015 in Vocabulary

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「これ、全部、私が作ったの。」

= Kore, zenbu,  watashi ga tsukutta no.

= I made all of these, you know.

(もちろん、うそだけど)

= Mochiron, uso dakedo.

= (Of course it’s not true though…)

「すご〜い!

= Sugoooi!

= Wooow!

(バレバレだけど..)

= Barebare dakedo…

= (It is obvious that she didn’t make them but…)

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Ordering Fast Food in Japanese

March 11, 2015 in Travel Japanese, useful phrases

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「カロリー高いかなあ….」

= Karorii takai kanaa….

=I wonder if it is high in calories…

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Colloquial Japanese words (Twitter follow up lesson)

March 4, 2015 in Colloquial, Slang

jidori

「自撮り、上手にできるかなあ。」

= Jidori, jouzu ni dekiru kanaa.

= I wonder if I can take a good selfie….

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V+合う (= au )

February 24, 2015 in Grammar

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「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

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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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