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?
 

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

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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久しぶり(= hisashiburi) + 〜ぶり(=buri)

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

hisashiburi

「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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予約= yoyaku : How to make a reservation in Japanese

August 17, 2012 in Japanese culture, Practical, Travel Japanese, useful phrases, Vocabulary

「ご予約は何名様ですか?。」

= Goyoyaku wa nanmei sama desu ka?

= How many people in your party?

「4匹です!」

= Yonhiki desu.

= Four “dogs” !

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Request Lesson How/When to use 一応= ichiou

June 12, 2012 in useful phrases, Vocabulary

「どうして食べないの?」

= Doushite tabenai no?

= How come you’re not eating?

一応、ダイエットしているから….」

= Ichiou daietto shiteirukara…

= I am sort of on a diet…

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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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よいお年を! = Yoi otoshi wo!+ Year End Japanese culture!

December 26, 2010 in Japanese culture, useful phrases

「これで年越しの準備はばっちり!」

= Korede toshikoshi no junbi wa bacchiri!

= Now I am all set to ring out the old year (and ring in the new year).

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