Mini Lesson 調子(=choushi)

June 2, 2014 in Beginners, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

choushi
「みんな、調子どう?」
 
= Minna choushi dou?
 
= How is it going, everyone?
 

お先に = osaki ni (Mini Lesson #147)

August 16, 2013 in Beginners, Facebook Follow up lesson, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

OSAKINI
お先にどうぞ!」
= Osaki ni douzo!
= Please go ahead!
 
「いえ、いえ、どうぞ、お先に!」
= Ie ie  douzo osaki ni!
= No, you go ahead, please!
 
 
 

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プチ(=puchi) (Mini Lesson #146)

July 15, 2013 in Colloquial, Facebook Follow up lesson, Mini Lesson from No.124, Slang

puchipura
「このロールケーキ、プチプラだけど、美味しいね!
= Kono rouru keiki puchipura dakedo oishii ne.
= This rolled cake is inexpensive but it’s good, isn’t it?

わざわざ = wazawaza (Mini Lesson #145)

June 30, 2012 in Mini Lesson from No.124, Vocabulary

「えっ!?わざわざ来たのにゆかり留守なの?」

= Eh!? Wazawaza kita noni Yukari rusu nano?

= What? I came here all the way but Yukari is not here (at home) ?

なんだ…

= Nanda…

= Oh well…

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誰でも & 誰にも = Dare demo & Dare nimo (Mini Lesson #144)

September 27, 2011 in Mini Lesson from No.124

「マギー、日本語なんて誰でも教えられるよ。」

= Maggie, Nihongo nante daredemo oshierareru yo.

= Hey, Maggie, anybody can teach Japanese, you know.


「日本語を教える情熱は誰にも負けないわよ!」

= Nihongo wo oshieru jōnetsu wa darenimo makenai wayo!

= Nobody can beat my passion for teaching Japanese!

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お言葉に甘えて= okotoba ni amaete (Mini Lesson #143)

June 24, 2011 in Expressions, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

「マギー先生お休みをとったらどうですか?」

= Maggie Sensei oyasumi wo tottara dō desuka?

= Maggie Sensei, why don’t you take a vacation?

「じゃあ、お言葉に甘えて旅行に行ってきます!」

= Jaa okotoba ni amaete ryokō ni itte kimasu!

=Then I will accept your nice suggestion and go traveling!

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指切り+ 約束 =yubikiri+yakusoku (Mini Lesson #142) 

June 21, 2011 in Mini Lesson from No.124

「約束ね!指切りしよ!」

= Yakusoku ne! Yubikiri shiyo!

= Let’s make a promise with pinkie?

「針、千本かあ…」

= Hari senbon kaa…

=Um…(if I break my promise, I need to swallow) one thousand needles, huh?

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甲斐 = かい = kai (Mini Lesson #141)

June 17, 2011 in Mini Lesson from No.124

「食べることが生き甲斐なの!」

= Taberu koto ga ikigai nano

= I live for eating!

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ちゃら /チャラ = chara (Mini Lesson #140)

June 15, 2011 in Mini Lesson from No.124

一年間の家賃、これでチャラにして下さい。

= Ichinenkan no yachin kore de chara ni shite kudasai.

= Let me give you this to cover this year’s rent and we’ll call it square.

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縄張り = なわばり = nawabari (Mini Lesson #139)

June 11, 2011 in Mini Lesson from No.124

「ここに入らないでよ!」

= Koko ni hairanai deyo!

= Don’t come in here, OK?

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