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比べものにならない, くらべものにならない
there is no point comparing....
When we talk about speed, there is no point comparing a plane and a ship.
くらい、ぐらい (位)
to the extent that; so ~ that ~ almost ~; at least; the only ~; rather than ~
It's so warm this evening that we (almost) don't need a heater.
〜ところ(だ) (所だ・処だ)
I am about to / I was about to
He arrived just as I was about to give up.
'ha (wa)' used to indicate contrast
I don't eat /meat/ (but I do eat fish).
I hear that
I hear it's going to snow.
! (exclamation mark, add emphasis, denote new information being imparted)
The bus is coming!
ように言う, ようにいう
V, To say to (do something)
My doctor told me to stop drinking.
appearance, looks, seems
A sound like rain falling
ところで (所で・処で)
by the way
by the way it looks like rain
Indicates a change which has taken place or will take place.
I came to have an interest in Japan after I went to Japan
~出す, 〜だす
Rain started to fall.
in order to, to
It takes time to learn Japanese
Turn a phrase ending in a verb into a 'noun phrase'
Getting married is such an effort!
Adds emphasis - sentence ending particle; Emphasizes personal desires
Won't it be great if we can go fishing tomorrow?
Informal Imperative (request form)
Sit down.
I wonder.. (Based on か question particle.)
I wonder if he'll be here soon?
with effort
I took the trouble to go and see him, but he wasn't there
place, time, occasion
so, therefore (explaining something unavoidable)
The dog ate my homework (so) I can't turn it in today.
〜反面, 〜はんめん
on the other hand
the reverse
to affect the senses (to taste, to smell of, to feel like, to give the sensation of etc.)
This room smells of gas.
? (for casual questions)
Who's it?
To be, is (formal equivalent of だ [da])
Vm, wanting to do ___
I want to see a Bond movie!
area passed through (通過点)
I walked through the park.
(marks point of departure) 出発点
I left the room.
て形+ある (て在る・て有る), 〜てある
Vte something has been purposely put into a state
The window has been closed.
て形+くる (て来る), てくる
Do something, and return
I'll go buy the newspaper (and come back)
て形+みる (て見る), てみる
to try (out)
try to read
Try to do something, but the nuance is that it was unsuccessful.
I tried to kiss her, but she said no.
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
to the extent of; to the extent that ~; (not as) ~ as ~ ; about [REL. bakari; kurai]
(Lit, I'm not strong as Lenz's extent. (=I'm not as strong as Lenz))
(particle used with na-adjectives)
What a strange man!
しまう (仕舞う・終う・了う)
Vte, (Definitely, completely [often to ones regret] do V)
Now you've gone and broke it.
予定, よてい
be planning to do~
i am planning to go back to my country at the end of june
try to
Try to do two things at a time
気になる, きになる
thinking about, concerned about, worried about
I was worried about my father's health.
fake, pretending
it seems like he is faking his injury
A voluntary action stopped just before being completed
I was about to go out when the phone rang.
-方, -かた
how to _____, way to _____,
teach me how to write this kanji
by doing this (meant to highlight a method or means)
By listening to Japanese music, you will become better.
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.
て形+いる (て居る), 〜ている
Vte (Continuing states, experience, repetative events)/ doing currently
The window is open.
without a coat on
i went without eating
Decide to do something
I have decided to go to Japan this year.
Can`t possibly
There is so much (food) that I can`t possibly eat it all
it has been decided/arranged that
It has been decided that I will work in Tokyo
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