How to use V+ている (=te iru)

July 31, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

teiru

「お腹すいているんだけどご飯まだ?」

= Onaka suite irun dakedo gohan mada?

= I’m hungry…Can I eat yet?

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How to use 〜し ( = shi )

July 10, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

Howtouseshi

「猫は遊んでくれない、ママは忙しい、今日は一人で何をしようかな。」

= Neko wa asonde kurenaishi,  Mama wa isogashii shi, kyou wa hitori de nani wo shiyou kana.

= Cats won’t play with me,  and Mom is busy… I wonder what should I do by myself today…

 

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More about how to use いい(=ii)

June 3, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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Salvador :「おやついる?」  

= Oyatsu iru? 

= Do you want a  snack? 

Kitchu :「今、いい!」 

= Ima ii! 

= No thank you. (Not now) 

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Salvador : 「先にお風呂に入っていい?」

=  Sakini ofuro ni haitte ii?

= Can I go ahead and take a bath?

Kitchu : いいよ!」

 = iiyo!

= Sure! Go ahead!

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How to use 〜かな ( = kana)

May 26, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

kana

「さて、今日は何をして遊ぼうかな…」
= Sate, kyou wa nani wo shite asobou kana…
= Hmm…what should I play with today.

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How to use 〜てみる (=~ te miru) 

May 12, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

max te miru
「マックス、日本語教えてみる?」
= Max Nihongo oshiete miru?
= Do you want to try  teaching Japanese,Max?

「あとでね…」
= Ato de ne…
= Maybe later…


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★How to use ~まま(=mama)

March 9, 2014 in Grammar

 mama

「今日は座ったままレッスンをします。」

= Kyou wa suwatta mama ressun wo shimasu.

= I will give you a lesson sitting down.

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Verb present tense /adjective + ことがある (=koto ga aru) 

January 1, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

kotogaaru2
「お正月でも仕事をすることがあります。」
 
= Oshougatsu demo shigoto wo suru koto ga arimasu.
 
= I sometimes even work on New Year’s Day.
 
 

Verb past tense (〜た form )+ ことがある (= (~ ta) + koto ga aru)

December 16, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar, Japanese tense

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takotogaaru
 
 「このかわいい犬、どこかで見ことがあるなあ…」
 
= Kono kawaii inu, dokokade mita koto ga aru naa…
 
= (I think I have seen this cute dog somewhere.)
 
= This cute dog looks familiar…

「うわ~変な犬!」

= Uwaa henna inu!

= Wow! What a strange dog!

 

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How to use 「〜ない(=nai)?」

December 2, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

nai
「今日、デートしない?」
 
= Kyou, deito shinai?
 
= Do you want to go on a date with me today?
 
 

〜と & 〜ないと(= ~to & ~ naito) conditional

October 30, 2013 in Grammar

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 「ジャーキーくれないいたずらするよ!」
 
= Jaakii kurenai to itazura suruyo!
 
= Trick or “dog treats”!!
 
(If you don’t give me “dog treats” or I will play a trick on you!)
 
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