Japanese ordinal numbers : 〜目 ( = me) ,番目 ( = banme), 第 ( = dai)

November 24, 2015 in Grammar



= Nee, migi kara mittsume no omocha to nibanme no hikidashi ni aru oyatsu, motte kite.

= Hey, can you bring me the third toy from the right and snacks in the second drawer?

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How to use みたい ( = mitai)

November 11, 2015 in Grammar



= Imamade boku mitai na kawaii sensei ita?

= Was there a cute teacher like me before?


= Nyaaa

= Meow

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How to use なら ( = nara)

November 7, 2015 in Grammar



= Nihongo wo benkyou suru nara Maggie Sensei no saito dayo.

= If you want to study Japanese, you should use Maggie Sensei’s site.

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性格 ( = seikaku) How to describe personality in Japanese

October 30, 2015 in Vocabulary



= Yoku, seikaku mo iishi, kiryou mo iitte iwareru no.

= People often tell me I have a nice personality AND good looking.


= Omake ni tottemo kenkyo desho.

= On top of that, I am also very modest, right?

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How to use より ( = yori) : Comparative form

October 22, 2015 in Grammar



= Dare yori mo tomodachi ga taisetu dayo.

= I care about my friends more than anybody.


= Doukan!

=I agree!

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How to use こそ ( = koso)

October 5, 2015 in Grammar



= Misty, watashi no omocha kakushita desho.

= Misty, you hid my toy, didn’t you?


= Minky koso, watashi no oyatsu kakushita desho.

= You, too, hid my snack, didn’t you? Minty.

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How to use the suffix 〜よ ( = yo)

September 20, 2015 in Grammar



= Doite yo.

= Move over!


= Jaa, watashi mo ryokou ni tsuretetteyo.

= Then take me along for the trip too!

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Double negative: ない+ない ( = nai+nai)

September 9, 2015 in French, German, Grammar



= Sonna ookina suika hitori de taberarenai desho.

= You know you are not going to be able to eat a watermelon that big by yourself, right?


= Taberarenai koto wa naiyo.

= I wouldn’t say it is impossible.  (I could eat it.)

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How to use Verb + ところ ( = tokoro)

September 2, 2015 in French, Grammar



= Dipper Sensei, kyou wa nani wo oshiete kureru no?

= Dipper Sensei, what are you going to teach us?


= Ima, nani wo oshieru ka kangaete iru tokoro desu.

= I am thinking about what to teach now.

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Typical questions from Japanese people

August 25, 2015 in Beginners, Travel Japanese, useful phrases

typical question


= Dokokara kitano?

= Where are you from?


= Nattou sukI?

= Do you like Natto?


= Ohashi tsukaeru?

= Can you use chopsticks?

Tofu: え~と…

= Ehhhhto

= Well……

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