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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〜納め=~osame + Super Basic Words Part 5 (Twitter lesson follow up)

December 24, 2011 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「これで今年は仕事納めです!」

= Kore de kotoshi wa shigoto osame desu!

= This is the last work of the year.

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Super Basic Words Review (Twitter follow up lesson) Part 4

November 3, 2011 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「これ勉強したら遊んであげる!」

= Kore benkyou shitara asonde ageru.

= I will play with you after you study this!

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経費 ( keihi ) & 自腹 ( jibara ) + 領収書 ( ryoushuusho )

October 26, 2011 in Business related, Japanese culture, Vocabulary

「このおもちゃ、経費で買ってくれる?」

= Kono omocha keihi de katte kureru?

= Can you buy me this toy using the company expense account?

自腹でお願いします。」

= Jibara de onegai shimasu.

= Please pay for it out of your own pocket.

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Request : 気にする vs 気になる = kinisuru vs kininaru

October 20, 2011 in Grammar, Vocabulary

「またでぶって言われた…」

= Mata debu tte iwareta…

= Somebody called me I am fat again…

「先生、あまり気にしないで下さい。」

= Sensei, amari kinishinaide kudasai.

= Don’t worry about it so much, Teach.

「最近、ニノのことが気になる…」

= Saikin Nino no koto ga kininaru…

= Recently I think about Nino often…/ I kind of like Nino now.

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Super Basic Words Review Lesson Part 3 (Twitter lesson follow up)

September 13, 2011 in Beginners, Super Basic Words, Vocabulary

「毎日、一つ一つ積み重ねです。」

= Mainichi hitotsu hitotsu tsumikasane desu.

= You need to build things up one by one everyday.

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