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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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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お先に = osaki ni (Mini Lesson #147)

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

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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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久しぶり(= hisashiburi) + 〜ぶり(=buri)

June 24, 2013 in Facebook Follow up lesson, useful phrases

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「ご無沙汰です!」

= Gobusata desu!
= Sorry that I have been away for a long time!

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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