いただきます&ごちそうさま(= Itadakimasu & Gochisousama ) (Japanese manners)

August 31, 2009 in Japanese manners, useful phrases

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「いただきます!」

= Itadakimasu!

= (I’ll have this cake now)

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敬語 (Keigo) Honorific Expressions

August 27, 2009 in Formal Japanese

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お気に召して頂けるかどうかわかりませんが、日頃の感謝の気持ちです。」

Oki ni meshite itadakeru ka dou ka wakarimasen ga higoro no kansha no kimochi desu.

I am not sure if you would like this or not but this is just a token of my appreciation.

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苦情 ( =kujyou ) + 文句(=monku) + クレーム(=kureimu)

August 23, 2009 in Vocabulary

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「ちょっと噛んだだけなのに壊れました。」

Chotto kanda dake nanoni kowaremashita.

“I just chewed a little bit and it broke just like that.”

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Today’s Kanji is “気” (=ki) !!

August 21, 2009 in Vocabulary

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「マギーにはを使うなあ…」

Maggie ni wa kiwo tsukau naa..

♦Maggie makes me nervous so I have to be attentive towards her…

I really have to watch my step around Maggie. (Because I don’t want to make her angry.)

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Follow up lesson for the video "一番好きな日本語は何?"

August 19, 2009 in Video follow up

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:o 「一番好きな日本語は?

Ichiban sukina nihongo wa?

“What’s your favorite Japanese word?”

「めんどくさい!」

”Mendokusai!”

” A lot of work!”

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遠慮のかたまり(=Enryo no katamari!")

August 18, 2009 in Vocabulary

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:maggie-small: 「う〜ん、食べたい!ラス1食べたい!」

(Uun rasu ichi tabetai!)

“Oh~~I want the last piece!”

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片仮名 ( KATAKANA1)

August 17, 2009 in Katakana

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:maggie-small: ねえ、今からスタバに行ってカフェラテとフラペチーノ買ってくるからお小遣い頂戴!」

Nee, ima kara sutaba ni itte kafe rate to furapechiino katte kuru kara okodukai choudai!

Hey, I will go to Starbucks to get a Caffe Latte and Frapechino, so gimme some money!

(お小遣い:okozukai = allowance 頂戴chodai = Give me! 買ってくるから : kattekuru kara because I will go buy…)

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恐れ入りますが.. (“Osore irimasuga” ) Formal Japanese

August 15, 2009 in Formal Japanese, useful phrases

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:maggie-small: 恐れ入りますが、おかわりを頂けますか?

Osoreirimasu ga, okawari wo itadakemasuka?

“I am awfully sorry to bother you but could I have a second serving, please?”

おかわり okawari : seconds, a second helping, a refill

頂けますか? Itadake masu ka? Could you give me~

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Body Parts in Japanese Part 2

August 14, 2009 in Vocabulary

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えんりょ(する) (Enryo (suru))

August 13, 2009 in Vocabulary

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Max : 「マギーの家に行くけれども一緒に行く? 」

Maggie no ie ni iku keredomo issho ni iku?

I’m going to Maggie’s house. Do you wanna come with me?

Cookie : 「ちょっと遠慮しておくよ。」

Chotto enryo shite okuyo.

Well, I’d rather not.

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