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  1. I want to continue previous topic by adding some words and phrases that I`m sure ladies will appreciate! So, let`s get started with the types of the form of clothes: そでなし [sodenashi] - sleeveless 半そで [hansode] - short sleeve 長そで [nagasode] - long sleeve When you talk about embroidery pattern of clothes: 無地 [muzi] - plain 柄 [gara] - patern しま [shima] - stripped ゆるい [yurui] - loose (about a skirt) きつい [kitsui] - tight (about a skirt) Couple phrases that will help you during shopping: 買い物 (をする)[kaimono (o suru)] - to go shopping 似合う [niau] - to look good on someone; ex: 黒がよくお似合いです。 [kuro ga y
  2. Hello, today I want to share with you some words and phrases that are used in order to describe someone`s appearence. First of all I want to give you some Japanese words that describe parts of a face: 額 [hitai] - forehead まつげ [matsuge] - eyelash ほう/ほほ [hou/hoho] - cheek まゆ/まゆげ [mayu/mayuge] - eyebrow まぶた [mabuta] - eyelid 唇 [kuchibiru] - lips So, now you are familiar with the parts of a face and I can give you couple words, due to which you can describe your look: 衣服 [ifuku] - clothes ネックレス [nekkuresu] - necklace イヤリング [iyaringu] - earrings ベルト [beruto] - belt パンツ [pantsu] - undershorts (for
  3. Hi every one. Today I would like to talk about number making in Japanese. I assume that many of you are already know that there is no a certain way to say that a noun in Japanese sentence is in a plural/singular form. Although you can define the form due to context and due to special forms (suffixes, prefixes and etc.) that indicate it. So, there are at least six ways to indicate plurality in Japanese language: 1. Repetition of nouns: 人々 [hitobito] - people 山々 [yamayama] - mountains 家々 [ieie] - houses 島々 [shimazima] - islands 木々 [kigi] - trees 枝々 [edaeda] - branches 店々 [misemise] - stores 神々 [
  4. Hi every one, I cointinue providing Japanese vocabulary concerning housework. Today I`ll talk about laundry and cleaning up. So, let`s start with laundry vocabulary: 洗濯物 [sentakumono] - laundry たまる [tamaru] - (laundry) piles up ぬれている [nureteiru] - wet 乾く [kawaku] - to dry 湿っている [shimetteiru] - not dry 洗剤 [senzai] - dish soap ためる [tameru] - to let it pile up ぬらす [nurasu] - to wet 干す [hosu] - to put it out for drying たたむ [tatamu] - to fold Next phrases you may find usuful in this topic: 服を汚す [fuku wo yogosu] - to get one`s clothes dirty そでが真っ黒に汚れる [sodega makkuroni yogoreru] - the cuffs have b
  5. It is very helpful to learn foreign language by memorizing words that surround you. Therefore, today I would like to give some words that concern kitchen and living room vocabulary. So, let`s start with the names of pots and pans that you can find in your kitchen. キッチン [kicchin] - Kitchen 電子レンジ [denshirenzi] - microwave ワイングラス [waingurasu] - wine コーヒーカップ [kouhiikappu] - coffee cup 湯飲み(茶わん)[yuunomi (chyawan)] - tea cup (you also may use just 茶わん to say 'tea cup') 食器 [syokki] - dish スツール [sutuuru] - stool 冷蔵庫 [reizouko] - refrigerator ガスレンジ/ガスコンロ [gasurenzi/gasukonro] - gas stove グラスのコップ [gurasu
  6. Actually this topic is not totally about "uncertainty" it`s more about the suffixes that express a state where you think or feel something uncertain. Let`s check an example: 風邪気味で熱っぽいだ。 [kaze kimi de netsuppoi da] - I think I`ve caught a cold, I`m feeling feverish. In Japanese language we can use っぽい [ppoi] suffix to say that we feel something or we think feeling something, i.e. to express some kind of uncertainty. Also you can add this suffix to a word saying that someone behaves or looks like someone else: あの小学生は、大人っぽい。 [ano shyoogakusei otonappoi] - That (primary school) student behave ver
  7. Ok, everybody knows that there are Winter Olympic Games take place in Sochi, Russia. Due to this event I would like to present some Japanese words and phrases dedicated to the Olympic Games. So, today I`ll give some words that used during the Olympics, but not only them. Taking into account the fact that baseball is probably one of the most famous game in Japan I will give some words connected to this sport too. This game is not one of the official Olympic games but I can`t ignore it, just because it`s extremely popular among Japanese people. So, let`s start with simple words that mean names
  8. Hello everyone! Today I would like to talk about difference between Japanese dialects. From south to north of the country, Japanese language divides into various dialects. In fact, there are about 17 different types of Japanese language dialects. In order to get familiar with such phenomena as Japanese dialects I`m going to upload a scheme that shows you in which region a particular dialect is spoken. If you want want to find out more about Japanese dialects ask any questions and I`ll help you out with it.
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