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? (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.
appearance, looks, seems
A sound like rain falling
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
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
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
by __[day, date, time, etc.]__
Turn in the report by Friday.
must ____; really should _____; it won't do if you don't ____.
You must use the large envelope.
I wonder if... (A type of question mark)
Is she the ikebana teacher?
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.
by doing this (meant to highlight a method or means)
By listening to Japanese music, you will become better.
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?
〜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)
(A type of question mark)
Will you go as far as Kita Senju?
~上げる, あげる
Something has just been finished
I finally finished writing my paper
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 ...
even though (it is) ; for
its a cold day for June
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]
such; this; like this; such.....as this; of this kind
in this way
to; for
For Asians, dairy products are hard to digest
が欲しい, がほしい
N, to want something (desirative)
I want a car.
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.
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.
向き, むき
for, facing, toward, aimed at
a PC for old people
貰う, もらう
to get
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.
(Just) when
Just when I had decided to call her, she phoned me.
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