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  a 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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How to use 〜てある( = te aru)

September 4, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

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Shadow 「窓が開けてあるから外がよく見えるよ。」

= Mado ga akete aru kara soto ga yoku mieru yo.

= The window has been kept open so I can see outside very well.

「あっ、あそこに犬がいる!」

= Ah, asoko ni inu ga iru!

= Oh, there is a dog over there.

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Chibi : 「今日はベッドメイキングがもうしてあったよ。」

= Kyou wa beddo meikingu ga mou shite attayo.

Bed  has been already made for today.

「ママ、ありがとう!」

= Mama, arigatou!

= Thanks, Mom!

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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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