New! Telephone Japanese

December 7, 2016 in Business related, conversation, Daily Life, Japanese manners, Vocabulary

telephone

「もしもし、クッキーさんいますか?」

= Moshimoshi, Cookie san imasu ka?

= Hello, Is Cookie-san there?

「はい、僕ですが…どちら様ですか?」

= Hai, boku desu ga… Dochira sama desu ka?

= This is he. Who is calling please?

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Male Speech

November 5, 2016 in Colloquial, male speech

malespeech

「ちわっす!」

= Chiwassu!

= Hey!/ Yo!


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Wh-ever/No matter wh/how: ても/でも ( = temo/demo)

October 12, 2016 in Grammar

whhow-temodemo

いくら働いても仕事が終わらないの…」

= Ikura hataraite mo shigoto ga owaranai no…

= No matter how much I work, I can’t get my work done…

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Noun+ particle + の ( = no) + Noun : への/での/との (eno/deno/tono, etc.)

September 13, 2016 in Grammar, particle

particleno-2

私へ感謝の気持ちは、晩御飯で示してね。

= Watashi eno kansha no kimochi wa  bangohan de shimeshite ne.

= Try expressing your appreciation for me by (buying me) dinner.

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楽 related lesson (楽しい、楽しむ、楽しんで,楽しみにしています。 etc.)

August 23, 2016 in Expressions

Tanoshimu New

「”犬”生、楽しもうよ! 」

= “Ken”sei, tanishimou yo!

= Let’s enjoy our dog life!

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How to express your feelings with よかった ( = yokatta)

August 3, 2016 in Expressions, Grammar

yokatta

猫に生まれてよかった !

= Neko ni umarete yokatta.

= We are very happy to have been born cats.

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How to use もう & まだ ( = mou & mada)

July 9, 2016 in Beginners, Grammar

moumadafinal

「あの~…もう1時間も待っているんですが…昼ご飯はまだですか?

もう12時ですよ。」

= Anoo…Mou ichijikan mo matte irundesuga… hirugohan wa mada desu ka?
Mou juuniji desu yo.

= Excuse me…. I’ve been waiting for one hour already. Isn’t my lunch ready yet?
It’s already 12 o’clock you know.

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How to use しか & だけ ( shika & dake) & だけしか ( = dakeshika)

June 8, 2016 in Beginners

shika

Conner「昨日は、9時間しか寝ていないからもっと寝させて。」

= Kinou wa, kujikan shika nete inai kara motto nesasete.]

= I ONLY slept for nine hours, so please let me sleep a little longer.

dake

Buster「ずるい!Connerだけ、かわいいの着てる!」

= Zurui! Conner dake, kawaii no kiteru.

= Not fair! Only you are wearing something cute.

Conner「今日だけくまにならせてよ。」

= Kyou dake kuma ni narasete yo.

= Let me be a bear just for today.

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Useful phrases at a hairsalon

June 5, 2016 in Daily Life, Practical, useful phrases

hairsalon

「枝毛を整えてください。」

= Edage wo totonoete kudasai.

= Could you trim the split ends?

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How to ask for a favor / make a request

May 19, 2016 in conversation, Grammar, Japanese manners

moraukureru

 「ちょっと、背中のトトロ取ってもらえる?」

= Chotto, senaka no totoro totte moraeru?

= Hey, can you remove the Totoro from my back?

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