味 ( = aji) ★Tastes related expressions ★

June 21, 2014 in Vocabulary

aji

「このクッキー何味?」

= Kono kukkii nani aji?

=What flavor is this cookie?

「ビーフ味!」

= Biifu aji!

= Beef flavor!

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動物(doubutsu) : Animal Related Expressions in Japanese and many more…

July 6, 2013 in Expressions, Proverbs, Vocabulary

doubutsu

「ちょっと猫をかぶってみました。」

= Chotto neko wo kabutte mimashita.

= I am “wearing a cat” for fun.

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Super Basic Words Part 9+ Trend word 女子力(= joshiryoku)

November 27, 2012 in Beginners, Slang, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「私は女子力UP! みんなは語彙力UPね!」

= Watashi wa joshiryoku appu! Minna wa goiryoku appu ne!

= I will work on the “Woman Power” and  you guys should work on the “Vocabulary Strength”, OK?

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Super Basic Words Part 8

September 5, 2012 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「GTOは古いです。今やGSMです。」

= GTO wa furui desu. Imaya GSM desu.

= GTO is old now. It’s time for GSM!

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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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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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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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Super Basic Words Part 7 (Twitter follow up lesson)

June 6, 2012 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「みんなの日本語もぐんぐん伸びるよ!」

= Minna no nihongo mo gungun nobiruyo!

= I bet your Japanese will grow bigger and bigger.

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Super Basic Words Part 6 (Twitter Follow Lesson)

March 13, 2012 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「継続は力なり」

= Keizoku wa chikaranari
Persistence (Continuing something steadily) leads to Power
「あきらめたらかみつくよ。」
= Akirametara kamitsukuyo.
= I’ll bite you if you give up.

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お開き = ohiraki + 開く=ひらく+あく, 開ける = ひらける・あける

January 31, 2012 in Beginners, Kanji, Vocabulary

「そろそろお開きにしましょう!」

= Sorosoro ohiraki ni shimashou!

=Let’s finish the party now.

「えっ!?ケーキは?」

= Eh!? Keiki wa?

= What!? What about these cakes?

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