How to use しか & だけ ( shika & dake) & だけしか ( = dakeshika)

shika

Conner「昨日は、9時間しか寝ていないからもっと寝させて。」

= Kinou wa, kujikan shika nete inai kara motto nesasete.]

= I ONLY slept for nine hours, so please let me sleep a little longer.

dake

Buster「ずるい!Connerだけ、かわいいの着てる!」

= Zurui! Conner dake, kawaii no kiteru.

= Not fair! Only you are wearing something cute.

Conner「今日だけくまにならせてよ。」

= Kyou dake kuma ni narasete yo.

= Let me be a bear just for today.

Continue Reading

How to use Verb + ところ ( = tokoro)

tokoro

「Dipper先生、今日は何を教えてくれるの?」

= Dipper Sensei, kyou wa nani wo oshiete kureru no?

= Dipper Sensei, what are you going to teach us?

「今、何を教えるか考えているところです。」

= Ima, nani wo oshieru ka kangaete iru tokoro desu.

= I am thinking about what to teach now.

Continue Reading

How to use verb + ても ( = temo)

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?

Continue Reading