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Beginning Japanese Phrases 54: 聴きながら kikinagara – while listening

Beginning Japanese Phrases 54: 聴きながら kikinagara – while listening

September 22, 2021

音楽(おんがく)を聴(き)きながら、本(ほん)を読(よ)みます。

ongaku o kikinagara, hon o yomimasu.

music | (direct object marker) | listen while | book | (direct object marker) | read

While listening to music, (I) read a book.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 53: すればよかった sureba yokatta – I wish (I) had done… (with する verbs)

Beginning Japanese Phrases 53: すればよかった sureba yokatta – I wish (I) had done… (with する verbs)

September 8, 2021

もっとゆっくり運転(うんてん)すればよかったです。

motto yukkuri unten sureba yokatta desu.

more – slowly – drive – would have been better

I wish (I/you) had driven slower.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 52: ~ばよかった ~ba yokatta – I wish (I) had done…

Beginning Japanese Phrases 52: ~ばよかった ~ba yokatta – I wish (I) had done…

September 1, 2021

もっと勉強(べんきょう)すればよかったです。

motto benkyou sureba yokatta desu.

more – study – would have been better - good

(I/you) should have studied more.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 51: 風邪をひいた kaze o hiita – caught a cold

Beginning Japanese Phrases 51: 風邪をひいた kaze o hiita – caught a cold

August 26, 2021

今日(きょう)は、学校(がっこう)に行(い)くはずでしたが、風邪(かぜ)をひいたので休(やす)みました。

kyou wa, gakkou ni iku hazu deshita ga, kaze o hiita node yasumimashita.

as for today – school – to – go – supposed to – but – cold – came down with – therefore – rested

I was supposed to go to school today, but I caught a cold and stayed home.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 50: ここで koko de – here

Beginning Japanese Phrases 50: ここで koko de – here

August 18, 2021

犯人(はんにん)は、ここでかくれていたはずだ。

hannin wa, koko de kakurete ita hazu da.

as for the criminal – here – at – hiding – was - must

The criminal must have been hiding here.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 49: 写真 shashin – photo; photograph

Beginning Japanese Phrases 49: 写真 shashin – photo; photograph

August 11, 2021

写真(しゃしん)を撮(と)ってもいいです。

shashin o totte mo ii desu.

picture – (direct object marker) – take and – if – good - is

You may take photos.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 48: 見てもいい mite mo ii – okay to see; fine to watch

Beginning Japanese Phrases 48: 見てもいい mite mo ii – okay to see; fine to watch

August 4, 2021

テレビを見(み)てもいいですか?
はい、いいです。どうぞ。

terebi wo mite mo ii desu ka?
hai, ii desu. douzo.

TV – (direct object marker) – okay to see – is it?
yes – good – is – please do

May I watch TV?
Yes, you may. Go ahead, please.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 47: すぐに sugu ni – soon; not long from now; quickly

Beginning Japanese Phrases 47: すぐに sugu ni – soon; not long from now; quickly

July 28, 2021

この薬(くすり)を飲(の)めば、すぐによくなります。

kono kusuri o nomeba, suguni yoku narimasu.

this – medicine – (direct object marker) – if drink – soon – better - become

If you take this medicine, you'll get better soon.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 46: 聞けばいいんです kikeba iin desu – it’s fine to ask

Beginning Japanese Phrases 46: 聞けばいいんです kikeba iin desu – it’s fine to ask

July 22, 2021

わからないことは、先生(せんせい)に聞(き)けばいいんです。

wakaranai koto wa, sensei ni kikeba iin desu.

don't know – something – (topic marker) – teacher – to – if ask – good – is

If there is something you don't understand, it's fine to ask the teacher.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 45: 好きになりました suki ni narimashita – came to like

Beginning Japanese Phrases 45: 好きになりました suki ni narimashita – came to like

July 14, 2021

私(わたし)は、日本語(にほんご)の勉強(べんきょう)が好(す)きになりました。

watashi wa, nihongo no benkyou ga suki ni narimashita.

as for me – Japanese language – 's / of – studying – (subject marker) – to like – became

I've grown to like studying Japanese.

 

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