ホテルの日本語 (=Hoteru no nihongo) Useful phrases at the hotel

July 13, 2015 in Practical, Travel Japanese, useful phrases

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Ella「9時にモーニングコールお願いします。」

= Kuji ni mooningu kooru onegai shimasu.

= May I have a wake up call at 9:00 please.

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How to use 是非 ( = zehi)

June 9, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases, Vocabulary

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 トフィック「ぜひ、僕をゲスト先生にしてください。」

Toffik ”Zehi, boku wo gesuto sensei ni shite kudasai.

Toffik “Definitely have me on as a guest teacher.”

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How to use せっかく (= sekkaku)

April 29, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

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Marlowe 「せっかくきれいなスリッパをもらったんだけど大き過ぎるよ。」

= Sekkaku kireina surippa wo morattan dakedo ooki sugiruyo.

= You gave me these beautiful slippers but they are way too big.

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How to use 出来る= できる= dekiru

April 2, 2015 in Sentence pattern, useful phrases, Vocabulary

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「枝豆、いつできるかなあ。」

= Edamame, itsu dekiru kanaa.

= I wonder when I can harvest Edamame.

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Ordering Fast Food in Japanese

March 11, 2015 in Travel Japanese, useful phrases

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「カロリー高いかなあ….」

= Karorii takai kanaa….

=I wonder if it is high in calories…

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How to use なかなか (= nakanaka)

February 9, 2015 in useful phrases

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Clyde:「僕、なかなかイケメンでしょ!」

= Boku nakanaka ikemen desho!

= Don’t think I am a fairly handsome guy?

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Khloe: 「こんなかわいい猫はなかなかいないよ」♩

= Konna kawaii neko wa nakanaka inaiyo!

= I bet you can’t find a cute cat like me easily.

/ It is not easy to find a cute cat like me, you know!

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How to use こんな(=konna) / そんな(=sonna) / あんな(=anna)

February 4, 2015 in Grammar, useful phrases

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Levo: 「あの〜そろそろおやつの時間なんですが…」

= Anoo.. Sorosoro oyatsu no jikan nan desuga…

= Um….I think it is time for a snack, you know..

 !sleepy!そんな目で見つめられたらいやと言えないなあ…」

= Sonna me de mitsumeraretara iya to ienai naa…

= How can I say no to those eyes.

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とんでもない= Tondemo nai

January 28, 2015 in Expressions, useful phrases

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 Sumomo:「猫と一緒に遊ぶなんてとんでもない!」

= Neko to issho ni asobu nante tondemo nai!

= There is no way that I would play with cats.

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Pilou: 「僕がモルモットを食べようとするなんてとんでもないよ!」

= Boku ga morumotto wo tabeyou to suru nante tondemo naiyo!

= There is no way that I would try to eat a guinea  pig.

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!happyface! 「イケメンですね。」

= Ikemen desu ne.

= You are very handsome!!

Paprika「いえいえ、とんでもないです。」

= Ieie, tondemo nai desu.

= Not at all.

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Mini Lesson 調子(=choushi)

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

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

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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