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

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

Useful and Practical Japanese Phrases Starting from た、ち 、つ、て、と (・ω・)

(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) Let’s study 5 often used Japanese phrases. Today we’re gonna explain the phrases starting from た、ち 、つ、て、and と!!! (=´∀`)人(´∀`=) ♡o。+..:*♡o。+..:*♡o。+..:* た・・・たちの悪い~ (たち の わるい)Bad quality たち(質)= quality/attitude/personality 悪い=bad たちの悪い~ bad quality of ~ (noun) Ex. たちの悪い冗談 Bad joke. Ex. たちの悪い友達 Bad friend.   ち・・・力を合わせる (ちから を あわせる) Work all together as a team/combine forces ちから= power 合わせる=get together 力を合わせて put all hands together 力をあわせれば~できるIt can … Continue reading Useful and Practical Japanese Phrases Starting from た、ち 、つ、て、と (・ω・)

Learning Japanese from Twitter

【次回はシーズン3 ほんとにほんとの最終回】介護士夫婦がゲスト!過酷な現場の「光」と「陰」を明らかにしてくれます #ねほりんぱほりん pic.twitter.com/ATgQe7CALL — NHK ねほりんぱほりん (@nhk_nehorin) March 20, 2019 ストレス過多(すとれす かた) Overstressed ストレス=stress 過多=too much/over/excess Ex. ストレス過多で仕事を辞めた。(すとれす かた で しごと を やめた)I quit a job because of too much stress. Ex. ストレス過多で調子が悪い。(すとれす かた で ちょうし が わるい)I don’t feel well because of too much stress. 我慢の限界(がまん の げんかい) can’t stand it anymore/reached the limit of my endurance (patience) 我慢=endurance 限界=limit Ex. あなたのだらしなさには、我慢の限界だよ!(あなた の … Continue reading Learning Japanese from Twitter

Useful and Practical Japanese Phrases Starting from さ、し 、す、せ、そ (・ω・)

(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) Let’s study 5 often used Japanese phrases. Today we’re gonna explain the phrases starting from さ、し 、す、せ、and そ!!! (=´∀`)人(´∀`=)   さ・・・さばさばした性格(さばさば した せいかく) This is a personality that is optimistic, down to the earth, simple, chill, straightforward, open-hearted, and cheery disposition. This is used mainly for females. Ex. あきさんは、さばさばした性格の人だ。Aki is very simple and optimistic. Ex. さばさばした性格の人が好き。I like the person who is open-hearted. し・・・仕方がない(しかた が … Continue reading Useful and Practical Japanese Phrases Starting from さ、し 、す、せ、そ (・ω・)

Useful and Practical Japanese Phrase Start from か、き、く、け、こ (・ω・)ノ

(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) Let’s study 5 often used Japanese phrases. Today we’re gonna explain the phrases starts from か, き, く, け, and こ !!! (=´∀`)人(´∀`=) か・・・金が物言う (かね が もの いう) Money has power; money talks. You can do whatever you want if you have enough money. 金 = money 物言う = talk something Ex. 金が物言う世の中; Money talks in this world き・・・聞くは一時の恥。聞かぬは一生の恥。(きく は いっとき の はじ。きかぬ は いっしょう の はじ) If you ask what you don’t know, that can … Continue reading Useful and Practical Japanese Phrase Start from か、き、く、け、こ (・ω・)ノ

Cute Japanese Emoticon; Kaomoji

Do you know Kaomoji? Emoji are these → 😃😊😉 However, kaomoji are another kind of Japanese facial expressions using lots of symbols and letters. E (絵) = picture   Kao (顔) = face Moji (文字) = letter   Here is the list of kaomoji you can use by copy and pasting or typing them yourself. ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʕ•̫͡•ʔ•̫͡•ʔ Happy (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) (о´∀`о) (๑✧∀✧๑)☀ ( ^ω^ ) (^o^) (^◇^) ( ・∇・) (╹◡╹) … Continue reading Cute Japanese Emoticon; Kaomoji

Useful and Practical Japanese Phrase Start from あ、い、う、え、お

(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵) Let’s study 5 often used Japanese phrases. Today we’re gonna explain the phrases starts from あ、い、う、え、and お !!! (=´∀`)人(´∀`=) あ ・・・ああ言えばこう言う(ああいえばこういう) This is a type of person or attitude that is not open to accepting advice and yet also a defiant, always makes an excuse or someone who always states the opposite opinion to avoid doing things. ああ言う = say that こう言う = say … Continue reading Useful and Practical Japanese Phrase Start from あ、い、う、え、お