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Beginning Japanese Phrases 44: になりました ni narimashita – became

Beginning Japanese Phrases 44: になりました ni narimashita – became

July 7, 2021

この春(はる)、彼(かれ)は、会社員(かいしゃいん)になりました。

kono haru kare wa kaishain ni narimashita.

this – spring – as for he – company employee - became

He became a company employee this spring.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 43: すごく sugoku – very; really; extremely; awfully

Beginning Japanese Phrases 43: すごく sugoku – very; really; extremely; awfully

June 30, 2021

日本語がすごくうまくなりました。

nihongo ga sugoku umaku narimashita.

Japanese language – very – better – became

(Your/My) Japanese has really improved.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 42: 寒くなりました samuku narimashita – became cold

Beginning Japanese Phrases 42: 寒くなりました samuku narimashita – became cold

June 23, 2021

昨日(きのう)から急(きゅう)寒(さむ)くなりました。

kinou kara kyuu ni samuku narimashita.

yesterday – from – suddenly – cold – became

It suddenly became cold since yesterday.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 41: ピアノを弾いています piano o hiite imasu – playing piano

Beginning Japanese Phrases 41: ピアノを弾いています piano o hiite imasu – playing piano

June 16, 2021

近所(きんじょ)の子供(こども)がピアノを弾(ひ)いています。

kinjo no kodomo ga piano o hiite imasu.

neighborhood – 's – child – (subject marker) – piano – (direct object marker) - playing

A neighbor's child is playing the piano.

 

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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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