Request lesson : How and when to use はず(=hazu)

November 14, 2012 in Beginners, Grammar, Sentence pattern

 

「今年の秋までにはカレができるはずだったのに…」

= Kotoshi no aki made niwa kare ga dekiru hazu datta noni…

= I was supposed to be able to get a boyfriend by this autumn…

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Daily Basic Phrases (Twitter follow up lesson)

November 6, 2012 in Beginners, Sentence pattern, useful phrases

:maggie-small: 「毎日、一言私のこともほめてみて下さい。」

= Mainichi hitokoto watashi no koto mo homete mite kudasai.

Please try to give me one compliment every day.

  !nemui! 「先生は、花よりも美しいです。」

= Sensei wa hanayori mo utsukushii desu.

You are more beautiful than flowers, Sensei!

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Conditional : 〜たら = ~tara (*Request Lesson)

February 17, 2011 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

Maggie :「ゆかり、掃除が終わったらマッサージしてね。」

= Yukari, Souji ga owattara massaaji shitene.

= Hey, Yukari, when you finish cleaning, give me a massage, OK?

Yukari :「気が向いたらね。」

= Ki ga muitara ne.

= If I feel like it…

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~となる VS ~になる (= ~ to naru VS ~ ni naru)

December 10, 2010 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

「僕も日本語の先生になる!」
= Boku mo nihongo no sensei ni nau!
= I ‘m going to be a Japanese teacher,too!

「大変よ…」
= Taihen yo…
= It’s tough, you know..

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〜ておく= ~ teoku

November 25, 2010 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

「ご飯だけどこのまま寝せておこうか?」

= Gohan dakedo konomama nesete okouka?

= It’s time to eat, but why don’t we just let her sleep like this.

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Requested Lesson: 「~もんか」「~もんだ」「~(だ)なんて」(~monka/=monda/~(da)nante)

April 8, 2010 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

monda

:roll:   「たった、8ヶ月でこのブログが終わりだなんて誰が信じると思うの?」

(=Tatta hachikagetsu de kono burogu ga owarida nante dare ga shinjiru to omou no?)

“Who would believe that this blog would finish in just eight months.”

:maggie-small: 「でも、人って案外と信じるもんだよ。」

(=Demo hitotte angai to shinnjiru mon dayo.)

“But more than you imagine, people are supposed to believe it.”

!nemui! 「そういうもんかなあ…」

(=Souiu mon ka naa..)

“I wonder if it is true…”

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「〜っぽい」~ish/-like (Video Follow Up)

September 16, 2009 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

sexy

:maggie-small:私、色っぽい?」

=Watashi, iroppoi?

Am I sexy?

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(し)てきてくれる ((shi)te kite kureru) + Listening Practice

August 1, 2009 in Grammar, Sentence pattern

kaimono

:P 買物に行ってきてくれる

= Kaimono ni itte kite kureru?

= Can you go shopping for me?

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