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Beginning Japanese Phrases 40: に住んでいます ni sunde imasu – lives in…

Beginning Japanese Phrases 40: に住んでいます ni sunde imasu – lives in…

June 10, 2021

私(わたし)の弟(おとうと)は、東京(とうきょう)に住(す)んでいます。

watashi no otouto wa, toukyou ni sunde imasu.

my – younger brother – as for – Tokyo – in - living

My younger brother lives in Tokyo.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 39: を見ませんか o mimasen ka – Wouldn’t you like to see … ?

Beginning Japanese Phrases 39: を見ませんか o mimasen ka – Wouldn’t you like to see … ?

June 2, 2021

もし、よかったら、一緒(いっしょ)映画(えいが)見(み)ませんか?

moshi, yokattara, issho ni eiga o mimasen ka?

if – good – if – together – with – movie – (direct object marker) – won't see?

If it is all right, why don't we watch a movie together? (Slightly literally)

Would you like to watch a movie with me? (More natural)

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 38: 海に行きましょう umi ni ikimashou – Let’s go to the sea (beach)

Beginning Japanese Phrases 38: 海に行きましょう umi ni ikimashou – Let’s go to the sea (beach)

May 19, 2021

もし、晴(は)れたら、海(うみ)行(い)きましょう。

moshi, haretara, umi ni ikimashou.

if – sunny – if – sea – to – let's go

If the weather is good, let's go to the beach.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 37: 飲めば nomeba – If you drink (take)…

Beginning Japanese Phrases 37: 飲めば nomeba – If you drink (take)…

May 12, 2021

この薬(くすり)飲(の)めば、痛(いた)みがとれます。

kono kusuri o nomeba, itami ga toremasu.

this - medicine - (direct object marker) - if you drink - pain - (subject marker) - go away

When you take this medicine, the pain will go away.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 36: 読めば yomeba – If you read…

Beginning Japanese Phrases 36: 読めば yomeba – If you read…

May 5, 2021

この本(ほん)を読(よ)めば、日本(にほん)の歴史(れきし)がよくわかります。

kono hon o yomeba, nihon no rekishi ga yoku wakarimasu.

this - book - (direct object marker) - if you read - Japan - 's - history - (subject marker) - well – know

If you read this book, you would have a good grasp of Japanese history.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 35:  ~を見ましたか? ~o mimashita ka? –  did you see ~?

Beginning Japanese Phrases 35: ~を見ましたか? ~o mimashita ka? – did you see ~?

April 28, 2021

もうあの映画(えいが)を見(み)ましたか?

いいえ、まだ見(み)ていません。

mou ano eiga o mimashita ka? iie, mada mite imasen.

already - that - movie - (direct object marker) - saw (polite) – question - No - (not) yet - not seen (polite)

Have you already seen that movie? No, I haven't seen it yet.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 34:  食べよう tabeyou –  intend to eat

Beginning Japanese Phrases 34: 食べよう tabeyou – intend to eat

April 21, 2021

お昼(ひる)ご飯(はん)は、何(なに)を食(た)べようと思(おも)っていますか?

お寿司(すし)を食(た)べようと思(おも)っています。

ohiru gohan wa, nani o tabeyou to omotte imasu ka?

osushi o tabeyou to omotte imasu.

 

as for lunch - what - wanting to eat - thinking?

sushi - wanting to eat – thinking

 

What are you thinking for lunch?

I'm thinking about having sushi.­

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 33:  のほうが no hou ga – is more…

Beginning Japanese Phrases 33: のほうが no hou ga – is more…

April 14, 2021

バスと電車(でんしゃ)とどちらのほうが安(やす)いですか?

basu to densha to dochira no houga yasui desu ka?

bus - or - train - or -which one - is more - cheap - ?

Which is cheaper? The bus or the train?

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 32:  も mo – also

Beginning Japanese Phrases 32: も mo – also

April 7, 2021

私(わたし)は、帽子(ぼうし)を買(か)いました。手袋(てぶくろ)も買(か)いました。

watashi wa, boushi o kaimashita. tebukuro mo kaimashita.

as for me, I - hat - (direct object marker) - bought. gloves - also - bought.

I bought a hat. I also bought gloves.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 31:  しています shite imasu – doing

Beginning Japanese Phrases 31: しています shite imasu – doing

March 31, 2021

A:  今(いま)、何(なに)をしていますか?

B: 本(ほん)を読(よ)んでいます。

A: ima, nani o shite imasu ka? B: hon o yonde imasu.

A: now - what - (direct object marker) - doing ? B: book - (direct object marker) - reading

A: What are you doing? B: I'm reading a book.

 

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