Thank you and ありがとう!from Maggie

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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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

 mama

「今日は座ったままレッスンをします。」

= 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

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

January 1, 2014 in Beginners, Grammar

kotogaaru2
「お正月でも仕事をすることがあります。」
 
= 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

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takotogaaru
 
 「このかわいい犬、どこかで見ことがあるなあ…」
 
= Kono kawaii inu, dokokade mita koto ga aru naa…
 
= (I think I have seen this cute dog somewhere.)
 
= This cute dog looks familiar…

「うわ~変な犬!」

= Uwaa henna inu!

= Wow! What a strange dog!

 

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How to use 「〜ない(=nai)?」

December 2, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

nai
「今日、デートしない?」
 
= 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
 「ジャーキーくれないいたずらするよ!」
 
= Jaakii kurenai to itazura suruyo!
 
= Trick or “dog treats”!!
 
(If you don’t give me “dog treats” or I will play a trick on you!)
 

〜ずに (=zuni) & 〜ないで(=naide)

October 22, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

zuni
「これ並ばずに買えたの?」
= Kore narabazu ni kaetano?
 
= Did you get this without standing in line?
 
 

々 (踊り字= odoriji ) Japanese iteration mark

October 15, 2013 in Beginners, Kanji

odoriji
「この字、どうやって読むのかなあ…」
 
=Konoji douyatte yomunokanaa…
 
= I wonder how I read this letter….
 
 

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