How to use べき (=beki)

May 26, 2015 in Grammar

beki

何があっても日本語の勉強を続けるべきだよ。

= Nani ga atte mo nihongo no benkyou wo tsuzukeru beki dayo.

= Whatever happens, you should keep studying Japanese, OK?

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Verb Tense Part 2 (Past tense/ present perfect,etc.)

May 20, 2015 in Grammar, Japanese tense

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Frisky 「たくさん食べたから眠くなってきた。」

= Takusan tabeta kara nemuku natte kita.

= I ate a lot so I am getting sleepy.

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Japanese verb tense Part 1 (Present + Future)

May 12, 2015 in Grammar, Japanese tense

verbtense1final

「Tofu先生、今日は何をするの?」

= Tofu sensei, kyou wa nani wo suruno?

= Tofu sensei, what are you going to do today?

「う~ん、昨日は家でずっと寝ていたから、今日は日本語でも教えるよ。」

=Uun. kinou wa ie de zutto nete ita kara, kyou wa nihongo demo oshieru yo.

= Well, I slept the whole day yesterday so I guess I’ll teach Japanese today.

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How to use さえ(=sae)

March 28, 2015 in Grammar

sae

「あ~このレポートさえ終われば外で遊べるんだけど….」

= Aah.. kono repooto sae owareba soto de asoberun dakedo…

= Ahh, all I have to do is to finish this report and I can go out and play but….

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V+合う (= au )

February 24, 2015 in Grammar

au
「Alex 今日もイケてるね。」

= Alex kyou mo iketerune.

= You are cool as always Alex!

「Neclaもいつもかわいいよ!」

= Necla mo itsumo kawaiiyo!

= You are always cute, too, Necla!

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How to use とか (=toka)

February 19, 2015 in Grammar

toka

「マギー先生とかいう犬、知ってる?」

= Maggie Sensei toka iu inu shitteru?

= Do you know a dog called Maggie sensei or something?

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How to use こんな(=konna) / そんな(=sonna) / あんな(=anna)

February 4, 2015 in Grammar, useful phrases

konnasonna

Levo: 「あの〜そろそろおやつの時間なんですが…」

= Anoo.. Sorosoro oyatsu no jikan nan desuga…

= Um….I think it is time for a snack, you know..

 !sleepy!そんな目で見つめられたらいやと言えないなあ…」

= Sonna me de mitsumeraretara iya to ienai naa…

= How can I say no to those eyes.

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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 V+ 始める(=hajimeru)/ だす(=dasu)/かける(=kakeru)

November 12, 2014 in Grammar

HAJIMERU

「今年はいつ雪が降り始めるのかなあ。」

= Kotoshi wa itsu yuki ga furihajimeru no kanaa.

= I wonder when it starts to snow this year.

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