How to express your feelings with よかった ( = yokatta)

August 3, 2016 in Expressions, Grammar

yokatta

猫に生まれてよかった !

= Neko ni umarete yokatta.

= We are very happy to have been born cats.

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How to use もう & まだ ( = mou & mada)

July 9, 2016 in Beginners, Grammar

moumadafinal

「あの~…もう1時間も待っているんですが…昼ご飯はまだですか?

もう12時ですよ。」

= Anoo…Mou ichijikan mo matte irundesuga… hirugohan wa mada desu ka?
Mou juuniji desu yo.

= Excuse me…. I’ve been waiting for one hour already. Isn’t my lunch ready yet?
It’s already 12 o’clock you know.

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How to ask for a favor / make a request

May 19, 2016 in conversation, Grammar, Japanese manners

moraukureru

 「ちょっと、背中のトトロ取ってもらえる?」

= Chotto, senaka no totoro totte moraeru?

= Hey, can you remove the Totoro from my back?

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How to use けど ( = kedo) / だけど ( = dakedo)

May 7, 2016 in Grammar

KEDO
「今日の夕食だけど、ステーキとトンカツとフライドチキンだけでいいからね。」

= Kyou no yuushoku dakedo, suteiki to tonkatsu to furaido chikin dakede ii karane.

= As for today’s dinner, all I need is just a steak, pork cutlets and fried chicken, OK?

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How to use にしては & わりに(は)( = ni shite wa & warini (wa) )

April 24, 2016 in Grammar

nishitewaarini

「私にしては日本語の勉強がんばってるよ。」

=Watashi ni shite wa nihongo no benkyou ganbatteru yo.

= I have been studying Japanese really hard — well, really hard for me.

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Adjective + 目/め ( = me)

April 8, 2016 in Grammar

adj+me

今日は少し優しにしてね。

= Kyou wa sukoshi yasashime ni shitene.

= Please be a little nice to me today, OK?

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How to use あげく ( = ageku)

February 25, 2016 in Grammar

ageku

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

「さんざんいたずらして遊んだあげく疲れて寝ちゃったよ。」

= Sanzan itazura shite asonda ageku tsukarete nechatta yo.

= After playing around and being a naughty puppy, he fell asleep.

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How to use 限り ( = kagiri) ・限る ( = kagiru)

February 15, 2016 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

kagiri

日本語を勉強するなら猫の先生に限るよ。

= Nihongo wo benkyou suru nara neko no sensei ni kagiru yo.

= A cat teacher is the best to study Japanese with.

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Time Expressions with and without a particle

January 28, 2016 in Grammar, particle

timeexp

「明日は近所の犬と合コンがあるんだよ。」

= Ashita wa kinjo no inu to goukon ga arundayo.

= You know I have a group date with neighborhood dogs tomorrow.


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How to use the suffix 〜な ( = na) / ~ なあ ( = naa)

December 7, 2015 in Grammar, male speech

naa

「カメラ近いなあ…」

= Kamera chikai naa…

= The camera is too close, you know.

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