How to use 間 & 間に ( = aida / aida ni)

おいしそ〜

= Oishisoo

= Looks yummy!

「ねえ、ママがいない間に食べちゃおうか。 

= Nee, Mama ga inai aida ni tabechaou ka.

= Hey, why don’t we eat that while Mom is away.

「賛成! 

= Sansei! 

= Good idea! 

 

 

 

「あれ?私のごはんがない

= Are? Watashi no gohan ga nai…

= Hum? My meal is gone.

「え!?僕はママがいない、ずっと寝ていたから知らないよ。

= Eh!? Boku wa Mama ga inai aida, zutto nete itakara shiranai yo.

= What? I don’t know anything ‘cause I was sleeping the whole time you were gone.

 

 

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How to use だって ( = datte)

Makoto: 「亀だってはやく泳げるよ。」

= Kame datte hayaku oyogeru yo.

= Even a turtle can swim fast.

Momoko: 「ナッツちょうだい。」

= Nattsu choudai.

= Give me some nuts! 

「さっき食べたばかりじゃない。」

= Sakki tabeta bakari janai.

= But you just ate.

Momoko:だって、おなかすいたんだもん。」

= Datte, onaka suitan damon.

= Because I am hungry, you know.

 

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How to use かもしれない/かも ( = kamo shirenai / kamo)

Devon:「明日、デートしようよ。」
 
= Ashita, deeto shiyouyo.
 
= Let’s go on a date tomorrow.
 
Navi:「明日は、無理かもしれない。」
 
= Ashita wa, muri kamo shirenai.
 
= I think it could be difficult tomorrow. 
 
Devon:「ひょっとして僕、世界で一番かわいいかも…」
 
= Hyottoshite boku, sekai de ichiban kawaii kamo…
 
= (I might be wrong but) I could be the cutest in the world. 
 
 
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