わざわざ = wazawaza (Mini Lesson #145)

June 30, 2012 in Mini Lesson from No.124, Vocabulary

「えっ!?わざわざ来たのにゆかり留守なの?」

= Eh!? Wazawaza kita noni Yukari rusu nano?

= What? I came here all the way but Yukari is not here (at home) ?

なんだ…

= Nanda…

= Oh well…

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How and when to use のに(=noni) *Request Lesson

June 20, 2012 in Grammar

「犬のにヴィトンが欲しいの?」

= Inu nanoni Viton ga hoshii no?

= Even though you are a dog, you want a Louis Vuitton (bag)?

「同じ女子のに私の気持がわからないの?」

=Onaji joshi nanoni watashi no kimochi ga wakaranai no?

= How can you — as a woman — not understand how I feel?

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Request Lesson How/When to use 一応= ichiou

June 12, 2012 in useful phrases, Vocabulary

「どうして食べないの?」

= Doushite tabenai no?

= How come you’re not eating?

一応、ダイエットしているから….」

= Ichiou daietto shiteirukara…

= I am sort of on a diet…

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Super Basic Words Part 7 (Twitter follow up lesson)

June 6, 2012 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「みんなの日本語もぐんぐん伸びるよ!」

= Minna no nihongo mo gungun nobiruyo!

= I bet your Japanese will grow bigger and bigger.

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