Visiting someone’s house in Japan Part 2

February 22, 2014 in Japanese culture, Japanese manners, useful phrases

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「コーヒーどうぞ!」
= Kouhii douzo!

= Here’s your coffee.

「どうぞお構いなく…」

= Douzo okamai naku…

= Please don’t trouble yourself.

(コーヒー飲めないんだけど…)

= Koohii nomenain dakedo…

= I don’t drink coffee but…

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Visiting Someone’s house in Japan Part 1

February 10, 2014 in Japanese culture, Japanese manners, Practical, useful phrases

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Cookie : 「ねえ、マギーのうちに遊びに行っていい?」

= Nee, Maggie no uchi ni asobini itte ii?

= Hey, can I come over to your house, Maggie?

「そして泊めてくれる?」

= Soshite tomete kureru?

= And can I stay over?

Maggie : 「え〜〜〜と…」 !sleepy!

= Eeeeee to…
= Weeeeelll…..

 

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予約= yoyaku : How to make a reservation in Japanese

August 17, 2012 in Japanese culture, Practical, Travel Japanese, useful phrases, Vocabulary

「ご予約は何名様ですか?。」

= Goyoyaku wa nanmei sama desu ka?

= How many people in your party?

「4匹です!」

= Yonhiki desu.

= Four “dogs” !

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Business!? 経費(keihi) & 自腹(jibara) + 領収書(ryoushuusho)(=jibara & keihi + ryōshūsho)

October 26, 2011 in Business related, Japanese culture, Vocabulary

「このおもちゃ、経費で買ってくれる?」

= Kono omocha keihi de katte kureru?

= Can you buy me this toy using the company expense account?

自腹でお願いします。」

= Jibara de onegai shimasu.

= Please pay for it out of your own pocket.

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通 = tsū and All about 寿司= Sushi!!

June 8, 2011 in Japanese culture

「大将、あがりお願い!」

= Taishō, agari onegai!

= Hey Master! Give me a cup of green tea, please.

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端午の節句= Tango no sekku + Golden week!

April 30, 2011 in Japanese culture, Japanese song

「だから、私、女の子だって..」

= Dakara watashi onnanoko datte…

= I told you. I am a girl!

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怪しい= ayashii + 占い= uranai =fortune-telling

April 21, 2011 in Japanese culture, Vocabulary

「あなたの未来を占いましょうか?」
= Anata no mirai wo uranaimashou ka?
= Do you want me to read your future?

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がんばれ = ganbare & くじけないで= kujikenaide

March 29, 2011 in Japanese culture, Japanese song

がんばれ日本!!

= Ganbare Nippon

= Hang in there, Japan!!

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花より団子= Hana yori dango +お花見=Ohanami culture

March 1, 2011 in Japanese culture, Japanese song

「ねえ、お花見に行かない?」
=  Nee ohanami ni ikanai?
= Hey,  do you want to go see the cherry blossoms?


「お団子はあるの?」
= Odango wa aru no?
= Are there “odango” (= sweet dumpling)

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福袋 (=fukubukuro) + 得と損 (=toku to son)

January 5, 2011 in Japanese culture, Vocabulary

「ねえ、マギー、僕が入っていたら超お得じゃない?」

= Nee Maggie, boku ga haitte itara chou otoku janai?

= Hey Maggie, wouldn’t it be a great deal if I were in your “lucky bag”?

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