Study Japanese with Slam Dank

via GIFMAGAZINE One of my favorite manga, is Slam Dank. I used to watch this anime with my brother every week when I was a kid. I picked a scene from the manga and explain the Japanese word.   なぜあんなゴツい男が晴子ちゃんの兄貴なんだ!!Why that muscular guy is Haruko’s brother !! こんなに似てない兄妹がいていいものか!!There is no such brother and sister that not similar at all !! まさに目の上のタンコブ!!This is exactly like a thorn … Continue reading Study Japanese with Slam Dank

Amazake (Non-Alcohol Sweet Sake)

甘酒; Amazake is my favorite traditional Japanese drink that is made from fermented rice or the lees left over from sake. Amazake has been drunken since at least the 6th century Japan.   Although amazake has been around a long time, it became really popular in these recent 10 years because of its abundance of nutrients. At the supermarket, there is a variety of amazake … Continue reading Amazake (Non-Alcohol Sweet Sake)

How to Use やばい

やばっ やばくない? These are examples of using different suffixes for the adjective of やばい meaning either very good or bad. やばい; yabai originally means dangerous or a troubling situation, but it started being used broad meanig as slang among the young people in the 1980’s, so now people use やばい more in a bad situation, but also in good situations. So, it means basically OMG, … Continue reading How to Use やばい

Useful Japanese to Talk about COVID-19

Virus ウィルス Lung 肺(はい) Pneumonia 肺炎(はいえん) Isolation 隔離(かくり) Self-isolation, Quarantine, self-quarantine 自主隔離(じしゅかくり) Lock down ロックダウン Social distancing 他人との距離(きょり)を置く、ソーシャルディスタンス Excuse me… You know, the social distancing rules… could you give me some space?  すみません。。。ソーシャルディスタンスのルールを守りたいので。。。少し、距離を置いて(間隔をあけて/離れて)もらえませんか? Let me give you some space. 少し距離を置きますね/少し離れますね/少し間隔をあけますね。 We should give each other a little more space. 少し離れましょう。 Sorry to worry you, but I have asthma and keep coughing. 心配させてごめんなさい、喘息(ぜんそく)持ちで咳(せき)が出るんです。 Sometimes I can’t … Continue reading Useful Japanese to Talk about COVID-19

7 Most Important Japanese Words at Work

These are some common phrases/words that you must use at work.   1. おはようございます。Ohayou gozaimasu. Situation: when you get work. Even you get to work in the afternoon or in the evening, you would say おはようございます as a greeting when you arrive at work. This is mostly within the company, and you don’t really say it to your client unless it’s in the morning.   … Continue reading 7 Most Important Japanese Words at Work