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Beginning Japanese Phrases 57: といいです to ii desu – it would be good if; I hope (Part 2)

Beginning Japanese Phrases 57: といいです to ii desu – it would be good if; I hope (Part 2)

October 13, 2021

試験(しけん)に合格(ごうかく)するといいですね。

shiken ni goukaku suru to ii desu ne.

test – on – passing grade – to do – would be good

I hope (I or you) will pass the exam.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 56: といいです to ii desu – it would be good if; I hope

Beginning Japanese Phrases 56: といいです to ii desu – it would be good if; I hope

October 7, 2021

明日(あした)、晴(は)れるといいですね。

ashita, hareru to ii desu ne.

tomorrow | to be sunny | would be good

I hope it will be sunny tomorrow.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 55: 歌いながら utainagara – while singing

Beginning Japanese Phrases 55: 歌いながら utainagara – while singing

September 29, 2021

父(とう)さんは、歌(うた)を歌(うた)いながら、シャワーを浴(あ)びます。

otousan wa, uta o utainagara, shawa- o abimasu.

father | as for | song | (direct object marker) | sing – while | shower | (direct object marker) | showering

My father takes a shower while singing a song.

 

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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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