Typical questions from Japanese people

August 25, 2015 in Beginners, Travel Japanese, useful phrases

typical question

「どこから来たの?」

= Dokokara kitano?

= Where are you from?

「納豆好き?」

= Nattou sukI?

= Do you like Natto?

「お箸使える?」

= Ohashi tsukaeru?

= Can you use chopsticks?

Tofu: え~と…

= Ehhhhto

= Well……

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How to use つく / ついている= tsuku/ tsuite iru (Mini Lesson)

April 23, 2015 in Beginners, Mini Lesson from No.124

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「なんか鼻についてるよ!」

= Nanka hana ni tsuiteruyo!

= You have something on your nose!

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「マギー先生の頭にもなにかついていますよ。」

= Maggie sensei no atama nimo nanika tsuite imasuyo.

= You have something on your head, too, Maggie Sensei.

「取って!」

= Totte!

= Get rid of it!


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時間 ( = jikan) : Time Related Japanese Part 2

April 10, 2015 in Beginners

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Cookie : 「ねえ、もう朝の5時だよ!起きて、起きて!」

= Nee, mou asa no goji dayo! Okite, okite!

= Hey, it’s already five in the morning. Wake up, already!

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How to use 方 (=kata)

January 19, 2015 in Beginners, Grammar, Sentence pattern

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「ねえ、眉毛の描き、間違っていない?」

= Nee,  mayuge no kakikata, machigatte inai?

= Hey,  isn’t  the way you draw your eyebrows wrong ?

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How to use ついでに (=tsuideni)

January 14, 2015 in Beginners, Grammar, Sentence pattern

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「新しい服を作ってくれるなら、ついでにコートも作ってね。

= Atarashii fuku wo tsukutte kureru nara, tsuideni kooto mo tsukuttene.

= Since you are making me new clothes anyway, make me a coat as well.

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How to use 中=chuu

January 6, 2015 in Beginners, Kanji

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「ねえ、ここ開いているからちょっとのぞいてもいい?」

= Nee, koko aite iru kara chotto nozoite mo ii?

= Hey, this store is open. Can I take a peek?

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自己紹介 = jikoshoukai = self introduction

December 26, 2014 in Beginners

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「自己紹介、お願いします。」

= Jikoshoukai, onegai shimasu.

= Please introduce yourself.

「名乗る程の者では…。」

 = Nanoru hodo no mono dewa…

= I’d rather be anonymous….

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名前 (=namae) : Name Related Lesson

October 22, 2014 in Beginners, Japanese culture

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「お名前は?」

= Onamae wa?

= What is your name?

「モコで〜す!」

= Moko deesu!

= I’m Moko!

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How to use 〜てある( = te aru)

September 4, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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Shadow 「窓が開けてあるから外がよく見えるよ。」

= Mado ga akete aru kara soto ga yoku mieru yo.

= The window has been kept open so I can see outside very well.

「あっ、あそこに犬がいる!」

= Ah, asoko ni inu ga iru!

= Oh, there is a dog over there.

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Chibi : 「今日はベッドメイキングがもうしてあったよ。」

= Kyou wa beddo meikingu ga mou shite attayo.

Bed  has been already made for today.

「ママ、ありがとう!」

= Mama, arigatou!

= Thanks, Mom!

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How to use V+ている (=te iru)

July 31, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar, Polish

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「お腹すいているんだけどご飯まだ?」

= Onaka suite irun dakedo gohan mada?

= I’m hungry…Can I eat yet?

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