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!

Hi everyone! I spent my summer vacation in Canada and met this lovely friend, Dawson at a wonderful B&B in Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island.
I asked her to be our guest teacher and she said “ワン !CHECKHEART! !  = Wan!” means “I’d love to! !CHECKHEART! ” in doggie language.

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Hi I am Dawson! I am going to teach a lesson related to

 

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Does this kanji look familiar? It should! It is one of Maggie Sensei’s favorite kanji.

OK, let’s study!

1) 楽しい = たのしい= tanoshii = fun

Ex. ポケモンGo!は楽しい

= Pokemon Go! wa tanoshii.

= Pokemon Go! is fun.

Ex. 日本語を勉強するのは楽しい

= Nihongo wo benkyou suru nowa tanoshii.

= Studying Japanese is fun.

Ex. Dawsonは楽しい

= Dawson wa tanoshii.

= Dawson is fun.

Ex. 毎日、楽しいことを考えて過ごしなさい。

= Mainichi, tanoshii koto wo kangaete sugoshinasai.

= Spend time thinking about something fun everyday.

Ex. 一緒にいると楽しいな。

= Issho ni iru to tanoshii na.

= It’s fun to be with you!

Ex. 昨日は、とっても楽しかったです。ありがとう!

= Kinou wa, tottemo tanoshikatta desu. Arigatou!

= I had a lot of fun yesterday. Thank you!

2) = らく = raku = easy, comfortable

adverb: 楽に = らくに= rakuni = easily, comfortably

adjecitve:  楽な= らくな= raku na = easy, comfortable

Ex. この靴はだ。

= Kono kutsu wa raku da.

= These shoes are comfortable to wear.

Ex. どうぞにしてください。

= Douzo raku ni shite kudasai.

= Make yourself comfortable.

Ex. 今の仕事はすごくだ。

= Ima no shigoto wa sugoku raku da.

= The current job is so easy.

Ex. 飛行機に乗る時はな格好をしていった方がいい。

= Hikouki ni noru toki wa raku na kakkou wo shite itta hou ga ii.

= You should wear something comfortable (when you will be ) on the plane.

3) 楽々 = らくらく = rakuraku = easy, comfortable

verb: 楽々する= らくらくする = rakuraku suru = to feel ease

adverb: 楽々= らくらくと= rakuraku to = easily, comfortably, effortlessly

Ex. 子供がやっと大学を卒業して楽々した。

= Kodomo ga yatto daigaku wo sotsugyou shite rakuraku shita.

= Our children finally graduated from university. I feel like I can relax now.

Ex. 試験が終わって楽々した。

= Shiken ga owatte rakuraku shita.

= The exam is finally over. I feel much more relaxed now. / I can relax now.

Ex. このスーツケースは軽量なので子供でも楽々と動かせる。

= Kono suutsukeisu wa keiryou nanode kodomo demo rakuraku to ugokaseru.

= This suitcase is so lightweight that even a child can move it easily.

Note: You can also say 楽に動かせる = raku ni ugokaseru. 楽々 = rakurakuto emphasizes the meaning of “easiness” more than 楽に ( = rakuni)
But you can not say,

X 楽々としてください。 (wrong)

= Rakuraku to shite kudasai.  

= Please make yourself comfortable.

 :rrrr: You say 楽にしてください。= raku ni shite kudasai.

4) 楽ちん楽チン= らくちん/らくチン= rakuchin  (colloquial)

Ex.車で行ったら楽チンなのに。

= Kuruma de ittara rakuchin nanoni.

= It would be much easier if we went there by car.

Ex. 電子レンジを使うと料理も楽チンだ。

= Denshirenji wo tsukau to ryouri mo rakuchin da.

= Cooking is easy if you use a microwave oven.

Ex. 楽チンレシピ

= Rakuchin reshipi

= Easy recipes.

5) 楽勝 = らくしょう= rakushou = the literal meaning is “to win easily”, easy, a piece of cake

Ex. 今度の試験は楽勝だった。(casual)

= Kondo no shiken wa rakushou datta.

= This time the exam was a piece of cake.

Ex. A: 「運転免許、取れたの?」

= Unten menkyo, toreta no?

= Did you get your driver’s license?

B: 「うん、楽勝!」(casual)

= Un, rakushou!

= Yeah, it was a piece of cake!

6)  楽しむ = たのしむ = tanoshimu = to enjoy, to have fun

From the picture:

「”犬”生*、楽しもうよ! 」

= “Ken”sei*, tanishimou yo!

= Let’s enjoy our “dog”  life!

* Note: If you are a human you say 人生= jinsei= (human) life.

Ex. それではみなさん、ステージを楽しんでください。

= Sorede wa minasan, suteiji wo tanoshin de kudasai.

= OK, everyone. Please enjoy the show.

Ex. どうぞお楽しみください。(polite)

= Douzo otanoshimi kudasai.

= Please enjoy.

To a person who is already traveling or who is going to travel soon.

Ex. 旅行、楽しんでください。

= Ryokou tanoshinde kudasai.

= Enjoy the trip.

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To a person who is going to travel soon.

Ex. 旅行、楽しんできてください。

= Ryokou, tanoshinde kite kudasai.

(Literal meaning: Please go have a nice trip.)

= Please have a nice trip.

(casual)

Ex. 旅行、楽しんできて!

(Literal meaning: Go have a nice trip.)

= Ryokou, tanoshinde kite!

= Have a nice trip!

7) 楽しみにする = たのしみにする = tanoshimi ni suru  = to look forward to, to be excited about something

Ex. 久しぶりに会えるのを楽しみにしています

= Hisashiburi ni aeru no wo tanoshimini shite imasu.

= I am looking forward to seeing you for the first time in a long time.

Ex. 明日のデート楽しみにして(い)るね。(casual)

= Ashita no deeto tanoshimini shite(i) rune.

= I look forward to our date tomorrow.

Ex. 日本行きをずっと楽しみにしていたのにキャンセルになって残念だ。

= Nihon iki wo zutto tanoshimi ni shite ita no ni kyanseru ni natte zannen da.

= I had really been looking forward to my trip to Japan so it was really disappointing that it got cancelled.

Ex. すごく面白いもの買ったから明日、持ってくるね。楽しみにしていてね。

= Sugoku omoshiroi mono katta kara ashita, motte kurune. tanoshimini shite itene.

= I got a really interesting thing so I will bring it tomorrow, OK? You are going to love it.

8) お楽しみに = おたのしみに= otanoshimini = You’re going to love it. It is going to be awesome!

(Note: It means the same as 楽しみにしていて= Tanoshimini shite ite)

You say that before you show/ do something fun or great. You are pretty certain that the listener will love it.  It is going to live up to the listener’s expectation.

Ex. A: 「マギー先生、次のレッスンはどんなレッスンですか?」

= Maggie Sensei, tsugi no ressun wa donna ressun desu ka?

= Maggie Sensei, what is your next lesson about?

Maggie: お楽しみに!

= Otanoshimini !

= You are going to love it. / It is going to be a good one!

Ex. どんな料理が出るかはお楽しみに

= Donna ryouri ga deruka wa otanoshimini ni!

= ( I won’t tell you what kind of food will be served but )You are going to love the food.

Ex. カナダのお土産あるからね。お楽しみに

= Kanada no omiyage aru kara ne. Otanoshimi ni!

= I got you a souvenir from Canada. You are going to love it.

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maggie-senseiマギー先生より = Maggie Sensei yori = From Maggie Sensei

Dawson先生、ありがとう!

= Dawson Sensei, arigatou!

= Thank you, Dawson Sensei!

みんな、これからも日本語を楽しんで勉強してくださいね。

= Minna, korekara mo nihongo wo tanoshinde benkyou shite kudasai ne.

= I hope you all continue to enjoy your Japanese studies!

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