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!

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How to express your feelings with よかった ( = yokatta)

August 3, 2016 in Expressions, Grammar

yokatta

猫に生まれてよかった !

= Neko ni umarete yokatta.

= We are very happy to have been born cats.

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Japanese expressions with numbers

December 27, 2015 in Expressions

nanakorobi

「人生、七転び八起きだよ。」

= Jinsei, nanakorobi yaoki dayo.

= Life has its ups and downs. you know.

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How to use 是非 ( = zehi)

June 9, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases, Vocabulary

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 トフィック「ぜひ、僕をゲスト先生にしてください。」

Toffik ”Zehi, boku wo gesuto sensei ni shite kudasai.

Toffik “Definitely have me on as a guest teacher.”

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How to use せっかく (= sekkaku)

April 29, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

sekkaku

Marlowe 「せっかくきれいなスリッパをもらったんだけど大き過ぎるよ。」

= Sekkaku kireina surippa wo morattan dakedo ooki sugiruyo.

= You gave me these beautiful slippers but they are way too big.

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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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とんでもない= Tondemo nai

January 28, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

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 Sumomo:「猫と一緒に遊ぶなんてとんでもない!」

= Neko to issho ni asobu nante tondemo nai!

= There is no way that I would play with cats.

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Pilou: 「僕がモルモットを食べようとするなんてとんでもないよ!」

= Boku ga morumotto wo tabeyou to suru nante tondemo naiyo!

= There is no way that I would try to eat a guinea  pig.

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!happyface! 「イケメンですね。」

= Ikemen desu ne.

= You are very handsome!!

Paprika「いえいえ、とんでもないです。」

= Ieie, tondemo nai desu.

= Not at all.

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動物(doubutsu) : Animal Related Expressions in Japanese and many more…

July 6, 2013 in Expressions, Proverbs, Vocabulary

doubutsu

「ちょっと猫をかぶってみました。」

= Chotto neko wo kabutte mimashita.

= I am “wearing a cat” for fun.

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お言葉に甘えて= okotoba ni amaete (Mini Lesson #143)

June 24, 2011 in Expressions, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

「マギー先生お休みをとったらどうですか?」

= Maggie Sensei oyasumi wo tottara dō desuka?

= Maggie Sensei, why don’t you take a vacation?

「じゃあ、お言葉に甘えて旅行に行ってきます!」

= Jaa okotoba ni amaete ryokō ni itte kimasu!

=Then I will accept your nice suggestion and go traveling!

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