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

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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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How to use 〜し ( = shi )

July 10, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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「猫は遊んでくれない、ママは忙しい、今日は一人で何をしようかな。」

= Neko wa asonde kurenaishi,  Mama wa isogashii shi, kyou wa hitori de nani wo shiyou kana.

= Cats won’t play with me,  and Mom is busy… I wonder what should I do by myself today…

 

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More about how to use いい(=ii)

June 3, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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Salvador :「おやついる?」  

= Oyatsu iru? 

= Do you want a  snack? 

Kitchu :「今、いい!」 

= Ima ii! 

= No thank you. (Not now) 

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Salvador : 「先にお風呂に入っていい?」

=  Sakini ofuro ni haitte ii?

= Can I go ahead and take a bath?

Kitchu : いいよ!」

 = iiyo!

= Sure! Go ahead!

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Mini Lesson 調子(=choushi)

June 2, 2014 in Beginners, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

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「みんな、調子どう?」
 
= Minna choushi dou?
 
= How is it going, everyone?
 

How to use 〜かな ( = kana)

May 26, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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「さて、今日は何をして遊ぼうかな…」
= Sate, kyou wa nani wo shite asobou kana…
= Hmm…what should I play with today.

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Noun + で(も)いい VS +がいい (=Noun + de(mo) ii vs + ga ii)

May 20, 2014 in Beginners

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「今日の先生、僕でもいい?」
 
= Kyou no sensei boku demo ii ?
 
= Would it be OK if I were the teacher for today? / Do you mind if I am your teacher for today’s lesson?
 

How to use 〜てみる (=~ te miru) 

May 12, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

max te miru
「マックス、日本語教えてみる?」
= Max Nihongo oshiete miru?
= Do you want to try  teaching Japanese,Max?

「あとでね…」
= Ato de ne…
= Maybe later…


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Verb present tense /adjective + ことがある (=koto ga aru) 

January 1, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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「お正月でも仕事をすることがあります。」
 
= Oshougatsu demo shigoto wo suru koto ga arimasu.
 
= I sometimes even work on New Year’s Day.
 
 
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