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Beginning Japanese Phrases 67: という to iu – such a…; is called

Beginning Japanese Phrases 67: という to iu – such a…; is called

January 12, 2022

「メアリー」という人(ひと)を知(し)っていますか?

meari- toiu hito o shitte imasu ka?

Mary – such a – person – knowing – (question marker)

Do you know a person named Mary?

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 66: という to iu – such a…; is called

Beginning Japanese Phrases 66: という to iu – such a…; is called

January 6, 2022

「たま」という猫(ねこ)を飼(か)っています。

tama toiu neko o katte imasu.

"tama" – called – cat – (direct object marker) - keeping

I have a cat named Tama.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 65: も mo – as much as; even

Beginning Japanese Phrases 65: も mo – as much as; even

December 22, 2021

あの会社(かいしゃ)は、従業員(じゅうぎょういん)が100人(にん)もいます。

ano kaisha wa, juugyouin ga hyakunin mo imasu.

that – company – as for – employee – (subject marker) – 100 people – even - exists

That company has a hundred employ

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 64: も mo – as much as; even

Beginning Japanese Phrases 64: も mo – as much as; even

December 8, 2021

彼女(かのじょ)は、猫(ねこ)を7(なな)匹(ひき)も飼(か)っています。

kanojo wa, neko o nanahiki mo katte imasu.

as for her – cat – (direct object marker) – seven (cats) – even - keeping

She has seven cats even!

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 63: しか shika – only; nothing but

Beginning Japanese Phrases 63: しか shika – only; nothing but

December 1, 2021

私(わたし)の父(ちち)は、NHKしか見(み)ません。

watashi no chichi wa, NHK shika mimasen.

My - father - as for - NHK - only - won’t see

My father only watches NHK.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 62: しか shika – only; nothing but

Beginning Japanese Phrases 62: しか shika – only; nothing but

November 24, 2021

私(わたし)は、猫(ねこ)を一匹(いっぴき)しか飼(か)っていません。

watashi wa neko o ippiki shika katte imasen.

as for me, I – cat – (direct object marker) – one (animal) – only - have

I only have one cat.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 61: ~方 ~kata – way to; method; way of doing

Beginning Japanese Phrases 61: ~方 ~kata – way to; method; way of doing

November 17, 2021

その考(かんが)え方(かた)には、賛成(さんせい)できません。

sono kangae kata niwa, sansei dekimasen.

that | thinking | way of | as for | approve | (I) cannot

I can't approve of that line of thinking.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 60: ~方 ~kata – way to; method; way of doing

Beginning Japanese Phrases 60: ~方 ~kata – way to; method; way of doing

November 10, 2021

泳(およ)ぎ方(かた)を教(おし)えてください。

oyogi kata o oshiete kudasai.

swimming | method | teach | please

Please teach me how to swim.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 59: ~にくい ~nikui – difficult to

Beginning Japanese Phrases 59: ~にくい ~nikui – difficult to

November 3, 2021

あの先生(せんせい)の授業(じゅぎょう)は、分(わ)かりにくいです。

ano sensei no jugyou wa, wakari nikui desu.

that | teacher | 's | class / lesson | understand | difficult | is

That teacher's class is hard to understand.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 58: ~やすい ~yasui – easy to

Beginning Japanese Phrases 58: ~やすい ~yasui – easy to

October 28, 2021

この本(ほん)は、読(よ)みやすいです。

kono hon wa, yomi yasui desu.

this – book – as for (this book) – read – easy to - is

This book is easy to read.

 

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