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(particle used with na-adjectives)
What a strange man!
ほとんど (殆・殆ど)
most of / rarely
I ate most of it. I rarely read.
-方, -かた
how to _____, way to _____,
teach me how to write this kanji
出す、出して、出した, だす、だして、だした
to pay, to place, to issue, to stick out, to put forth, to serve
to pay, to place, to issue, to stick out, to put forth, to serve
more ____
Don't you know a better method?
気になる, きになる
thinking about, concerned about, worried about
I was worried about my father's health.
A voluntary action stopped just before being completed
I was about to go out when the phone rang.
i went without eating
by __[day, date, time, etc.]__
Turn in the report by Friday.
it has been decided/arranged that
It has been decided that I will work in Tokyo
て形+いる (て居る), ~ている
Vte (Continuing states, experience, repetative events)/ doing currently
The window is open.
Can`t possibly
There is so much (food) that I can`t possibly eat it all
Decide to do something
I have decided to go to Japan this year.
absolutely, surely, by all means, no matter what, at any cost; after all
No matter what I did, Tom wouldn't do what I told him.
Used much like the な of na-adjectives - somewhat archaic.
With my sacred sword I shall smite thee!
To decide on, to choose
Let's make it Sunday.
must ____; really should _____; it won't do if you don't ____.
You must use the large envelope.
予定, よてい
be planning to do~
i am planning to go back to my country at the end of june
without a coat on
と同様, とどうよう
the same way as, as well as
ということですね (と云う事ですね)
your message is that ...
you are coming to tokyo tomorrow,right?
I wonder if... (A type of question mark)
Is she the ikebana teacher?
~のような (~の様な)
just like, alike to, similar to
Kanojo wa marude tori no you ni tonde imasu = she's flying just like a bird! (tonde imasu= flying, tobimasu- fly)
邪気, じゃき
Malice, bad feeling
Have a bad feeling getting up sick. (Formal)
筈, はず
believe that it is so; expect that it is so; it is supposed to be so
I expected him to come, but ...
such; this; like this; such.....as this; of this kind
in this way
あまり + 動詞(否定形), あまり~ない
not very, not much
When used with negative verbs, [amari + v-nai] = [not very much v]
to; for
For foreigners, natto is hard to eat.
て形+はいけない (ては行け無い), てはいけない
you shouldn't, one should not
美術館で写真を撮ってはいけない。/You shouldn't take picture in the museum.
が欲しい, がほしい
N, to want something (desirative)
I want a car.
て形+しまう (て仕舞う・て終う・て了う), てしまう
wind up ____ing, end up ___ing, finish ____ing
I wound up laughing.
貰う, もらう
have someone do something for you
my dad bought a camera for me
と共に, とともに
as well as; with; along with; at the same time; when; as; while
As I'm recovering from my illness, my appetite is coming back.
passive verb ending
the water was drunk by the child
意向形と思う, (しよう)とおもう
I think I will (do)
今から銀行へ行こうと思います。/ I think I will go to the bank right now.
儚い, はかない
hopeless, fleeting, transient, fickle
Unrequited (hopeless) love
積もりだった, つもりだった
I had the intention to do (but I didn't)
僕は彼女と結婚するつもりだった。/ I had the intention to marry her (but I didn't).
easy to V
a beautiful woman is easy to fall in love with
続ける, つづける
keep on doing ...
keep on eating (sweet stuff)
not really
彼女はあまりきれいじゃない。 She isn't very pretty.
I guess, wonder, probably, isn't it?
I guess he will never come back the place.
after all; eventually; at best
After all, there's nothing permanent.
To become
It's become a real mess!
(adds emphasis) [female]
That's just fine.
finally we meet
regarding, about
lets talk about the project
even; only; just
I can't even see it
just because
just because he is japanese...
の余り, のあまり
because of too much
心配のあまり => because of too much anxiety
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