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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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Beginning Japanese Phrases 30:  やせすぎ yasesugi – too thin

Beginning Japanese Phrases 30: やせすぎ yasesugi – too thin

March 24, 2021

私(わたし)の妹(いもうと)は、ダイエットをしたのでとてもやせています。やせすぎかもしれません。

watashi no imouto wa, daietto o shita node totemo yasete imasu. yasesugi kamo shiremasen.

as for my younger sister - diet - did - therefore - very - is skinny - too thin - perhaps

Because my younger sister went on a diet, she is very thin. I think she is too thin.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 29:  本を読んだり hon o yondari – (do things like) read books

Beginning Japanese Phrases 29: 本を読んだり hon o yondari – (do things like) read books

March 17, 2021

A, きのうは、何(なに)をしましたか?

B, 本(ほん)を読(よ)んだり、昼寝(ひるね)をしたりしました。

  1. kinou wa, nani o shimashita ka?
  2. hon o yondari hirune o shitari shimashita.

as for yesterday, what - did?

book - (direct object marker) - things like reading - nap - (direct object marker) - things like doing (nap) - did

  1. What did you do yesterday?
  2. I did things like reading a book and taking a nap and so on.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 28: そうですね sou desu ne – Yes, it is

Beginning Japanese Phrases 28: そうですね sou desu ne – Yes, it is

March 10, 2021

A, 今日は、寒いですね。
B, そうですね。きのうも寒かったです。

A. kyou wa samui desu ne.

B. sou desu ne. kinou mo samukatta desu.

as for today, cold-is-don't you think?

like that-isn't it. yesterday-also-was cold

A. It is cold, isn’t it?

B. Yes, it is. It was cold yesterday also.

 

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Beginning Japanese Phrases 27: 音楽 ongaku – music

Beginning Japanese Phrases 27: 音楽 ongaku – music

March 3, 2021

ジョンさんは、音楽をききながら、そうじをしました。

jonsan wa, ongaku o kikinagara, souji o shimashita.

as for john (honorific)-music-(direct object marker)-while listening-cleaning-(direct object marker)-did

John did some cleaning while listening to the music.

 

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