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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How to use とか (=toka)

February 19, 2015 in Grammar

toka

「マギー先生とかいう犬、知ってる?」

= Maggie Sensei toka iu inu shitteru?

= Do you know a dog called Maggie sensei or something?

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How to use こんな(=konna) / そんな(=sonna) / あんな(=anna)

February 4, 2015 in Grammar, useful phrases

konnasonna

Levo: 「あの〜そろそろおやつの時間なんですが…」

= Anoo.. Sorosoro oyatsu no jikan nan desuga…

= Um….I think it is time for a snack, you know..

 !sleepy!そんな目で見つめられたらいやと言えないなあ…」

= Sonna me de mitsumeraretara iya to ienai naa…

= How can I say no to those eyes.

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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 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

 tearu22

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.

tearu3

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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