How to use もう & まだ ( = mou & mada)

July 9, 2016 in Beginners, Grammar

moumadafinal

「あの~…もう1時間も待っているんですが…昼ご飯はまだですか?

もう12時ですよ。」

= Anoo…Mou ichijikan mo matte irundesuga… hirugohan wa mada desu ka?
Mou juuniji desu yo.

= Excuse me…. I’ve been waiting for one hour already. Isn’t my lunch ready yet?
It’s already 12 o’clock you know.

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How to use しか & だけ ( shika & dake) & だけしか ( = dakeshika)

June 8, 2016 in Beginners

shika

Conner「昨日は、9時間しか寝ていないからもっと寝させて。」

= Kinou wa, kujikan shika nete inai kara motto nesasete.]

= I ONLY slept for nine hours, so please let me sleep a little longer.

dake

Buster「ずるい!Connerだけ、かわいいの着てる!」

= Zurui! Conner dake, kawaii no kiteru.

= Not fair! Only you are wearing something cute.

Conner「今日だけくまにならせてよ。」

= Kyou dake kuma ni narasete yo.

= Let me be a bear just for today.

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挨拶 = あいさつ = aisatsu: How to greet in Japanese

February 5, 2016 in Beginners, conversation, greetings

newaisatsu

「元気?」

= Genki?

= How is it going?

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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

tsuiteiru1

「なんか鼻についてるよ!」

= Nanka hana ni tsuiteruyo!

= You have something on your nose!

tsuiteiru2

「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

timerelated

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

kata

「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

tsuideni

「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

chuu

「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

jikoshoukai

「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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