〜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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How to use the particle も(=mo) & 「一★も」

October 8, 2013 in Beginners, Grammar

how to use mo
「猫語は一言話せません。」
 
= Nekogo wa hitokoto mo hanasemasen.
 
= I can’t speak a word of Cat language.
 

How to use 〜たり(=tari) & ~たりして(=tarishite)

September 29, 2013 in Grammar

tari
 
「休日は、食べたり寝たりして過ごしています。」
= Kyuujitsu wa tabetari netari shite sugoshite imasu.
= I spend my days off eating, sleeping and etc.
 

〜くせに(= ~ kuseni)

September 24, 2013 in Grammar

kuseni

「この車、ナビついてないの?」

=Kono kuruma navi tsuite naino?

= This car doesn’t have a navigation system?

「免許持ってないくせに!」

= Menkyo motte nai kuseni!

= You don’t even have a driver’s license. (So you have no right to complain.)

 

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Casual suffix : 〜っけ(=kke)  

September 8, 2013 in Grammar

kke
「あれ?何を作るんだっけ?」
= Are? Nani wo tsukurun dakke?
= Umm? What was I going to cook now?
 
 

How to use なんて(=nante)

September 2, 2013 in Grammar

nante
「マギー先生なんて聞いたことないよ。」
= “Maggie sensei” nante kiita koto naiyo.
= I have never heard of “Maggie sensei”.
 

V+ やすい & V+ にくい (=V+ yasui & V + nikui)

August 24, 2013 in Beginners, Facebook Follow up lesson, Grammar

nikui yasui

「これお箸では食べにくいよ!」
= Kore ohashi de wa tabenikui yo!
= It is hard to eat this with chopsticks.

 

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V+ きれない (= kirenai) & V + きる(=kiru)

August 22, 2013 in Facebook Follow up lesson, Grammar

kirenai
「お弁当を食べるのが待ちきれません!」
= Obentou wo taberu no ga machikiremasen!
= I can’t wait to eat my boxed lunch!!
 
「そんなに一人で食べきれないでしょ。」
= Sonnani hitori de tabekirenai desho.
=I bet you can’t eat all that yourself.
 

お先に = osaki ni (Mini Lesson #147)

August 16, 2013 in Beginners, Facebook Follow up lesson, Mini Lesson from No.124, useful phrases

OSAKINI
お先にどうぞ!」
= Osaki ni douzo!
= Please go ahead!
 
「いえ、いえ、どうぞ、お先に!」
= Ie ie  douzo osaki ni!
= No, you go ahead, please!
 
 
 

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