Double negative: ない+ない ( = nai+nai)

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「そんな大きなスイカ一人で食べられないでしょ。」

= 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?

「食べられないことはないよ。」

= 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)

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「Dipper先生、今日は何を教えてくれるの?」

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

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

「今、何を教えるか考えているところです。」

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

= I am thinking about what to teach now.

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Asking for / Giving directions

DIRECTIONS

「すみません。日本はどこですか?」

= Sumimasen. Nihon wa doko desuka?

= Excuse me. Where is “Japan”?

Fella: 「まっすぐ行って、左に曲がって下さい。」

= Massugu itte, hidari ni magatte kudasai.

= Go straight and turn left.

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How to use verb + ても ( = temo)

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「シェイディー先生、日本語の質問をしてもいいですか?」

= Shady Sensei, nihongo no shitsumon wo shitemo ii desu ka?

= Shady Sensei, may I ask you a Japanese question?

「してもいいけど、簡単なのにしてね。」

= Shitemo iikedo, kantan nanoni shitene.

= Yes you can, but make it an easy one, OK?

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How to use がち ( = gachi) & 気味 ( = gimi)

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Levo : 「勉強しすぎでお疲れ気味なんじゃない?」

= Benkou shisugi de otsukare gimi nanjanai?

= Aren’t you a little tired ’cause you studied too much?

Nao : 「無理しがちだから手を抜いてやればいいんだよ。」

= Muri shigachi dakara te wo nuite yareba iindayo.

= I know you tend to work too hard. You should just take it easy.

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