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~が
but
I know him but we've never met.
~に
(location marker, time marker, direction marker)
There's a dog in that car.
いくら (幾等)
how much
How much is a postcard?
~で
by means of, by, [action] at a place
I came by car.
~ね
isn't it?
Isn't this nice!
~が
(subject marker)
There is a television in the kitchen.
~だ
The 'copula' : expresses conditions. X is Y.
I'm English.
少し, すこし
a bit...
A bit cold
何, なに
What
What will you have?
~を
'object marker' (also shown as 'o') 目的
That [←marked by object marker] please.
まで
till, to
Opening hours are 9am to 5pm.
~始める, ~はじめる
to begin/start VERB-ing
I started reading yesterday.
~も
also
this is also mine
てから
after
From 9 to 5.
御, ご、お、み、おん
(honorific) respected-___
Is your * husband * well?
~は
'topic marker' (also shown as 'wa')
X wa Y desu : X is Y
から
because
~に
to, from (indirect object marker)
I was given this by my mother.
どうして
why?, what for?
Why didn't you come?
でも
but
I'd like to make it easier to use but still not use frames.
~の
's, of
Fred's car. / Dixon of Dock Green
~も
(with -ve) neither ... nor , also not, either
That isn't mine either.
ので
because, and
~へ
indicates direction of verb. Also pronounced 'e'
I will go abroad next year.
~か
? (basic question particle)
Is this your book?
けれども
but, however
It rained, but everybody enjoyed themselves.
ないで
without
"I went to school without eating breakfast."
~たい
I want to (verb)
netai: I want to sleep
つもり (積もり・積り)
One's intention; conviction; belief
I intend to do that; I am convinced that ...
しかし (然し・併し)
However, but
But now things have changed a lot.
色々, いろいろ
Various; various colors
There are various types of wine and the way they are matured varies accordingly.
~時, ~とき
when
when i was in japan
前に, まえに
before [action]
before going to the UK
に反して, にはんして
against, contrary to
contrary to expectations
~なのに
but, although (contrast, surprising)
It's summer but it's cold.
ばかり
just (just recently) / nothing but
I just bought it / you do nothing but play around
だろう
is, would be, probably is; isn't it?
I guess it will rain today
に限って, にかぎって
of all the ... / especially / only / just
our child of all children / especially our child
たら
if, when (verb form)
When I wake up
で・に・前, で・に・ まえ (de - ni -mae)
time and place prepositions at in on
On Friday at 3pm
~の
? (sentence ending particle - question) [F]
What is it you don't get?
訳, わけ
meaning; reason; circumstances
And by that reasoning ...
くれる (呉れる)
to give me, to do for me, I was given
The teacher gave me a book to help me in my studies. // Would you please write this in Kanji for me?
を聞いた, をきいた
I heard
I heard from Tom you want to move
かどうか
whether, if
It doesn't matter whether it's finished (lit. or not)
すぎる
too; too much; excessively
This problem is too difficult for me
~て
([verb]-te, connects two sentences)
I'm going to the book shop to buy it.
条件形, えば
if
If you go, you'll understand.
なら
if
If it's from outside, I don't mind.
たり する form, V stem+たり
doing things like V+ing
Yesterday I did things like watching tv and playing video games.
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