Message From Maggie

March 30, 2014 in Message from Maggie


 “Don’t be dismayed at good-byes.
 A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”   

(From “Illusions”, RICHARD BACH  )

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Thank you and ありがとう!from Maggie

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


R.I.P Maggie Sensei

September 20th,2005〜March 24th,2014

I will support you from Dog Heaven.

★How to use ~まま(=mama)

March 9, 2014 in Grammar



= Kyou wa suwatta mama ressun wo shimasu.

= I will give you a lesson sitting down.

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Visiting someone’s house in Japan Part 2

February 22, 2014 in Japanese culture, Japanese manners, useful phrases


= Kouhii douzo!

= Here’s your coffee.


= Douzo okamai naku…

= Please don’t trouble yourself.


= 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


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?


= Soshite tomete kureru?

= And can I stay over?

Maggie : 「え〜〜〜と…」 !sleepy!

= Eeeeee to…
= Weeeeelll…..


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Verb present tense /adjective + ことがある (=koto ga aru) 

January 1, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

= Oshougatsu demo shigoto wo suru koto ga arimasu.
= I sometimes even work on New Year’s Day.

Verb past tense (〜た form )+ ことがある (= (~ ta) + koto ga aru)

December 16, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar, Japanese tense


= Kono kawaii inu, dokokade mita koto ga aru naa…
= (I think I have seen this cute dog somewhere.)
= This cute dog looks familiar…


= Uwaa henna inu!

= Wow! What a strange dog!


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How to use 「〜ない(=nai)?」

December 2, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

= Kyou, deito shinai?
= Do you want to go on a date with me today?

〜と & 〜ないと(= ~to & ~ naito) conditional

October 30, 2013 in Grammar

how to use to
= Jaakii kurenai to itazura suruyo!
= Trick or “dog treats”!!
(If you don’t give me “dog treats”, I will play a trick on you!)

〜ずに (=zuni) & 〜ないで(=naide)

October 22, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

= Kore narabazu ni kaetano?
= Did you get this without standing in line?