よいお年を! = Yoi otoshi wo!+ Year End Japanese culture!

December 26, 2010 in Japanese culture, useful phrases

「これで年越しの準備はばっちり!」

= Korede toshikoshi no junbi wa bacchiri!

= Now I am all set to ring out the old year (and ring in the new year).

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お任せ = omakase (任せる = makaseru)

December 22, 2010 in useful phrases

「クリスマスは私にお任せ下さい!」

= Kurisumasu wa watashi ni omakase kudasai.

= You can count on me for Christmas!

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ミスる (= misuru) and other coined verbs

December 18, 2010 in Colloquial

「ゆかり、またうっかりミスがあったよ。」

= Yukari mata ukkari misu ga attayo.

= Yukari, you made another careless mistake.

「すみません…」

= Sumimasen…

= I’m sorry…

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Katakana chart = カタカナチャート with sound files

December 15, 2010 in Beginners, Katakana

「ねえ、マッギー」

= Nee Maggii,

= Hey, Maggii,

「わたしマギーだし…」

= Watashi Maggie dashi….

= I am MAGGIE! (not Maggii)

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やっぱり = yappari (Mini Lesson#49)

December 14, 2010 in Mini Lesson from No.124

マギー先生の頭の中をスキャンしてみたら…

= Maggie Sensei no atama no naka wo sukyan shite mitara…

= We “scanned” Maggie’s brain and…

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~となる VS ~になる (= ~ to naru VS ~ ni naru)

December 10, 2010 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

「僕も日本語の先生になる!」
= Boku mo nihongo no sensei ni nau!
= I ‘m going to be a Japanese teacher,too!

「大変よ…」
= Taihen yo…
= It’s tough, you know..

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Hiragana chart! ひらがなチャート with sound files

December 9, 2010 in Beginners, Hiragana

「にほんごをいっしょにはじめましょう!」

= Nihongo wo issho ni hajimemashou!

= Let’s start Japanese with me!

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Japanese Culture : お稽古ごと= okeikogoto

December 7, 2010 in Japanese culture

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Request lesson その場合は VS それなら(=Sonobaaiwa VS sorenara)

December 4, 2010 in Grammar

「雨が降ってきたよ!」

= Ame ga futte kitayo!

= It has started to rain!

「それならもう帰る!」

= Sore nara mou kaeru!

= Then I’ll go home now.

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