How to use べき (=beki)

May 26, 2015 in Grammar

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何があっても日本語の勉強を続けるべきだよ。

= Nani ga atte mo nihongo no benkyou wo tsuzukeru beki dayo.

= Whatever happens, you should keep studying Japanese, OK?

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Verb Tense Part 2 (Past tense/ present perfect,etc.)

May 20, 2015 in Grammar, Japanese tense

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Frisky 「たくさん食べたから眠くなってきた。」

= Takusan tabeta kara nemuku natte kita.

= I ate a lot so I am getting sleepy.

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Japanese verb tense Part 1 (Present + Future)

May 12, 2015 in Grammar, Japanese tense

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「Tofu先生、今日は何をするの?」

= Tofu sensei, kyou wa nani wo suruno?

= Tofu sensei, what are you going to do today?

「う~ん、昨日は家でずっと寝ていたから、今日は日本語でも教えるよ。」

=Uun. kinou wa ie de zutto nete ita kara, kyou wa nihongo demo oshieru yo.

= Well, I slept the whole day yesterday so I guess I’ll teach Japanese today.

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How to use せっかく (= sekkaku)

April 29, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

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Marlowe 「せっかくきれいなスリッパをもらったんだけど大き過ぎるよ。」

= Sekkaku kireina surippa wo morattan dakedo ooki sugiruyo.

= You gave me these beautiful slippers but they are way too big.

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How to use つく / ついている= tsuku/ tsuite iru (Mini Lesson)

April 23, 2015 in Beginners, Mini Lesson from No.124

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「なんか鼻についてるよ!」

= Nanka hana ni tsuiteruyo!

= You have something on your nose!

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「マギー先生の頭にもなにかついていますよ。」

= Maggie sensei no atama nimo nanika tsuite imasuyo.

= You have something on your head, too, Maggie Sensei.

「取って!」

= Totte!

= Get rid of it!


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相槌= あいづち= aizuchi = gap filler

April 15, 2015 in Colloquial, conversation, Expressions

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ミトンズ: 「実は、犬と付き合っているの…」

= Mitonzu: “Jitsu wa, inu to tsukiatteiruno…”

=Mittens:  “You know I am seeing a dog.”

フ:「うそっ! ほんとに?」

Fu : “Uso! Honto ni?

Fu : “No way! Really?”

(マジひくわ~)

= Maji hikuwaa…

= Now that really creeps me out.

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時間 ( = jikan) : Time Related Japanese Part 2

April 10, 2015 in Beginners

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Cookie : 「ねえ、もう朝の5時だよ!起きて、起きて!」

= Nee, mou asa no goji dayo! Okite, okite!

= Hey, it’s already five in the morning. Wake up, already!

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How to use 出来る= できる= dekiru

April 2, 2015 in Sentence pattern, useful phrases, Vocabulary

dekiru

「枝豆、いつできるかなあ。」

= Edamame, itsu dekiru kanaa.

= I wonder when I can harvest Edamame.

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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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