How to use the suffix, 「ね ( = ne ) 」

August 18, 2015 in conversation, Grammar

ne

「いつもきれいにしている。」

= Itsumo kirei ni shiteirune.

= You always make yourself so clean, don’t you?

「まあね!」

= Maane!

= I guess so.

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How to use どころ(=dokoro)

July 6, 2015 in Grammar

dokoro
この暑さで祭りどころじゃないわ….

= Kono atsusa de matsuri dokoro janai wa…

= This is way too hot to go to the festival.

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受身 (= ukemi) : Passive form

June 29, 2015 in Grammar

ukemifinal

Vinnie 「こんなのつけられた….」

= Konna no tsukerareta…

= I got this thingy put on me…

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How to use ても ( = temo)

June 22, 2015 in Grammar

temo

「シェイディー先生、日本語の質問をしてもいいですか?」

= Shady Sensei, nihongo no shitsumon wo shitemo ii desu ka?

= Shady Sensei, may I ask you a Japanese question?

「してもいいけど、簡単なのにしてね。」

= Shitemo iikedo, kantan nanoni shitene.

= Yes you can, but make it an easy one, OK?

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How to use がち ( = gachi) & 気味 ( = gimi)

June 15, 2015 in Grammar

gachi&gimi

Levo : 「勉強しすぎでお疲れ気味なんじゃない?」

= Benkou shisugi de otsukare gimi nanjanai?

= Aren’t you a little tired ’cause you studied too much?

Nao : 「無理しがちだから手を抜いてやればいいんだよ。」

= Muri shigachi dakara te wo nuite yareba iindayo.

= I know you tend to work too hard. You should just take it easy.

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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

verbtense2final

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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