How to use にしては & わりに(は)( = ni shite wa & warini (wa) )

April 24, 2016 in Grammar

nishitewaarini

「私にしては日本語の勉強がんばってるよ。」

=Watashi ni shite wa nihongo no benkyou ganbatteru yo.

= I have been studying Japanese really hard — well, really hard for me.

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Adjective + 目/め ( = me)

April 8, 2016 in Grammar

adj+me

今日は少し優しにしてね。

= Kyou wa sukoshi yasashime ni shitene.

= Please be a little nice to me today, OK?

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How to use あげく ( = ageku)

February 25, 2016 in Grammar

ageku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

「さんざんいたずらして遊んだあげく疲れて寝ちゃったよ。」

= Sanzan itazura shite asonda ageku tsukarete nechatta yo.

= After playing around and being a naughty puppy, he fell asleep.

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How to use 限り ( = kagiri) ・限る ( = kagiru)

February 15, 2016 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

kagiri

日本語を勉強するなら猫の先生に限るよ。

= Nihongo wo benkyou suru nara neko no sensei ni kagiru yo.

= A cat teacher is the best to study Japanese with.

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Time Expressions with and without a particle

January 28, 2016 in Grammar, particle

timeexp

「明日は近所の犬と合コンがあるんだよ。」

= Ashita wa kinjo no inu to goukon ga arundayo.

= You know I have a group date with neighborhood dogs tomorrow.


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How to use the suffix 〜な ( = na) / ~ なあ ( = naa)

December 7, 2015 in Grammar, male speech

naa

「カメラ近いなあ…」

= Kamera chikai naa…

= The camera is too close, you know.

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Japanese ordinal numbers : 〜目 ( = me) ,番目 ( = banme), 第 ( = dai)

November 24, 2015 in Grammar

me

「ねえ、右から三つのおもちゃと二番の引き出しにあるおやつ、持って来て。」

= Nee, migi kara mittsume no omocha to nibanme no hikidashi ni aru oyatsu, motte kite.

= Hey, can you bring me the third toy from the right and snacks in the second drawer?

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How to use みたい ( = mitai)

November 11, 2015 in Grammar

mitai

「今まで僕みたいなかわいい先生いた?」

= Imamade boku mitai na kawaii sensei ita?

= Was there a cute teacher like me before?

ニャ~~~

= Nyaaa

= Meow

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How to use なら ( = nara)

November 7, 2015 in Grammar

nara

「日本語を勉強するならマギー先生のサイトだよ。」

= Nihongo wo benkyou suru nara Maggie Sensei no saito dayo.

= If you want to study Japanese, you should use Maggie Sensei’s site.

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How to use より ( = yori) : Comparative form

October 22, 2015 in Grammar

yori-newnew

「誰よりも友達が大切だよ。」

= Dare yori mo tomodachi ga taisetu dayo.

= I care about my friends more than anybody.

「同感!」 

= Doukan!

=I agree!


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