New! Telephone Japanese

December 7, 2016 in Business related, conversation, Daily Life, Japanese manners, Vocabulary

telephone

「もしもし、クッキーさんいますか?」

= Moshimoshi, Cookie san imasu ka?

= Hello, Is Cookie-san there?

「はい、僕ですが…どちら様ですか?」

= Hai, boku desu ga… Dochira sama desu ka?

= This is he. Who is calling please?

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How to ask for a favor / make a request

May 19, 2016 in conversation, Grammar, Japanese manners

moraukureru

 「ちょっと、背中のトトロ取ってもらえる?」

= Chotto, senaka no totoro totte moraeru?

= Hey, can you remove the Totoro from my back?

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Casual Contraction: Dropping い ( = i) :てん ( = ten), とく ( =toku)

March 28, 2016 in Colloquial, conversation

casual contraction

「クッキー先生、起きてんの?」

= Cookie Sensei, Okiten no?

= Is Cookie Sensei awake?

「寝てんじゃない?」

= Neten ja nai?

= Isn’t he sleeping?

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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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How to use the suffix, 「ね ( = ne ) 」

August 18, 2015 in conversation, Grammar

ne

「いつもきれいにしている。」

= Itsumo kirei ni shiteirune.

= You always make yourself so clean, don’t you?

「まあね!」

= Maane!

= I guess so.

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相槌= あいづち= aizuchi = gap filler

April 15, 2015 in Colloquial, conversation, Expressions

aizuchi

ミトンズ: 「実は、犬と付き合っているの…」

= Mitonzu: “Jitsu wa, inu to tsukiatteiruno…”

=Mittens:  “You know I am seeing a dog.”

フ:「うそっ! ほんとに?」

Fu : “Uso! Honto ni?

Fu : “No way! Really?”

(マジひくわ~)

= Maji hikuwaa…

= Now that really creeps me out.

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