Japanese for Texting – Part 4

Posted on 29. Jun, 2015 by in Culture, Grammar

Here is the last article on Japanese for Texting. Hope you are enjoying the series. If you want to go back and review, here are the links for you.

Japanese for Texting – Part 1

Japanese for Texting – Part 2

Japanese for Texting – Part 3

A new series will be starting with my next article, so stay tuned!

The focus for Part 4 is simplicity! These are simple and short words but yet very useful!

 

わかった!- Wakatta! (got it!)

いいよ!-Iiyo! (OK!)

いやだ!- Iyada!(No!)

なんで?-Nande? (Why?)

どうして?-Doushite? (Why?))

どこ?- Doko (Where?)

なに?-Nani? (What?)

なんて いったの?- Nante ittano? (What did you say?)

なに いってるの?-Nani itteruno? (What are you saying?)

どういうこと? – Douiukoto? (What do you mean?)

とんでもない!- Tondemonai! (No way!)

おもしろい!- Omoshiroi! (Funny!)

すごいね!-Sugoine! (Awesome!)

かんぺきだ!- Kanpekida! (Perfect!)

ちがうよ!- Chigauyo! (That’s not it!)

まちがえた!-Machigaeta! (Made a mistake!)

やめちゃだめ!-Yacchadame! (Don’t do it!)

やめようよ!-Yameyouyo! (Let’s not do it!)

いいこと おもいついた!- Iikoto omoitsuita! (Have a good idea!)

まちがえてる!-Machigaeteru! (You are wrong!)

あきらめないで!- Akiramenaide! (Don’t give up!)

たいせつだよ!- Taisetsu dayo. (Important!)

おめでとう!- Omedetou! (Congratulations!)

よろしくね!- Yoroshikune! (Nice to meet you!)

わぁ!- Wa-! (Wow!)

かっこいい!- Kakoii! (Cool!)

かなしい!- Kanashi-! (Sad!)

いたい!-Itai! (Hurts!)

うれしい!-Ureshii! (Happy!)

びっくり!- Bikkuri! (Surprised!)

しってる?- Shitteru? (Do you know?)

しらない!- Shiranai! (Don’t know…!)

しってるよ!-Shitteruyo! (I know it!)

あつい!- Atsui! (Hot!)

さむい!- Samui! (Cold!)

むしあつい!-Mushi atsui! (Humid!)

かわいい!- Kawaii! (Cute!)

かわいそう!- Kawaiso! (Feel bad)

ははっ!-Haha! (Haha)

わらえる!- Waraeru!(Makes me laugh! )

だれこれ?- Darekore? (Who is this?)

あなたってだれ?- Anatattedare? (Who are you?)

たいせつ!-Taisetsu! (Important!)

いいね!- Iine! (Good!)

うまくいったね!- Umakuittane! (Everything went well!)

こんど がんばれ!- Kondo ganbare! (Next time, do your best!)

きをつけてね!- Kiotsuketene! (Take care! Be careful! )

ありえない!- Arienai! (This never happens!)

うそでしょ?- Usodeso? (You are kidding, right?)

まじ?- Maji? (Serious?)

どうする?- Dousuru? (What are you going to do?)

もう きめた?- Mou kimeta? (Have you decided?)

そう おもったよ- Sou mottayo. (I thought so.)

また かんがえよ。- Mata kangaeyo. (Let’s think about it again.)

また かんがえるよ。- Mata Kangaeruyo. (I will think about it again.)

 

Hope you all enjoyed these…  let me know how you liked them in the comment section!

Japanese for Texting – Part 3

Posted on 26. Jun, 2015 by in Culture, Grammar

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Photo from Rhys A. on flickr.com

There will be two more articles on Japanese for Texting including today’s post. I hope you are learning more practical Japanese phrases that you can easily use with your friends. If there is anything specific you would like to know, always leave me a comment. I will try to cover in my future articles for you.

Below is another collection of some useful Japanese phrases. Enjoy learning!

 

きょう どうしてる?- Kyo doushiteru? (What are you doing today?)

きょう あえる?- Kyo aeru? (Can I see you today?)

パーティー あるんだって。- Par-ti arundatte (Heard there will be a party.)

さんか しない?- Sanka shinai? (Won’t you join us?)

いっしょに いかない?-Isshoni ikanai? (Won’t you come with us?)

ごめん、まだ わからない。- Gomen mada wakaranai (Sorry, don’t know yet)

そういえば、らいしゅう ひま?- Soieba, raishu hima? (By the way, are you free next week?)

わすれてた、せんやく が あるの。-Wasureteta. Senyaku ga aruno (Forgot, I had a plan already.)

そこって どこ?- Skotte doko? (Where is that?)

ちょっと まってて。-Chotto mattete (Please wait a moment.)

おなか いっぱい- Onaka ippai (I am full.)

おなか すいた- Onaka suita. (I am hungry.)

ぜったい いや!- Zettai iya (No way!)

~かってきてー!- ~ Kattekite. (Can you buy me ~?)

~がほしいなー。- ~ ga hoshii na.(I want ~.)

ほかに なにか ほしい?- Hokani nanika hoshii? (Do you want anything else?)

たべたいもの ある?- Tabetaimono aru? (Do you have something you want to eat?)

~もって いくね。- ~ motte ikune. (I will bring ~. )

ちょっと よていが はいっちゃった。- Chotto yoteiga haicchatta. (Something came up.)

いそがしの?- Isogashiino? (Are you busy?)

すごく いそがしい。-Sugoku isogashi (So busy)

いまは むり。- Imawa muri.(Not now)

いえから でられない。- Iekara derarenai.(Can’t leave the house.)

かいしゃから でられない。- Kaisha kara derarenai. (Can’t leave work.)

ほんとに?-Hontoni? (Really?)

しんじられない。- Shinjirarenai (Can’t believe it)

てつだうよー。- Tetsudauyo-. (I will help you.)

でつだわせてー。- Tetsudawasete-.(Let me help you.)

だいじょうぶだよー。-Daijo-budayo.(It’s ok.)

なんとか おわるから。- Nantoka narukara.(It will be fine.)

まってるね。-Matterune.(I will wait for you.)

あとでね。-Atodene.(Later)

またね。-Matane. (Later)

 

 

Japanese for Texting – Part 2

Posted on 22. Jun, 2015 by in Culture, Grammar

Hope you all liked the Part 1 of the Japanese for Texting.  The expressions I am covering in this series are mainly to be used among friends, as they sound more friendly than formal. I am thinking, you would text more often to your friends or family than to your boss. If you need a formal expressions, that might be more in email format rather than text, which I would like to cover in my future articles.

 

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Photo from Guillaume Perreault on flickr.com

So, here is the Part 2 of Japanese for Texting. Have fun!

 

いまから いくね - Ima kara ikune (I am just leaving now.)

いま むかってるよ – Ima mukatteruyo (I am on my way.)

いま でたところ – Ima deta tokoro (I just left.)

まってるよ – Matteruyo (I will be waiting for you. )

ちょっと おくれる – Chotto okureru (I will be a bit late.)

いま ここに いるよ – Ima kokoni iruyo (I am here right now.)

また いこうね – Mata ikoune (Let’s go there again.)

また あおうね – Mata aoune (Let’s meet again.)

また たべに いこうね – Mata tabeni ikone (Let’s go eat again.)

また あの レストラン いこうね – Mata ano resutoran ikoune. (Let’s go to the restaurant again.)

きょうは ランチ ごちそうさまでした – Kyouha ranchi gochisou samadeshita. (Thanks for lunch today.)

きょうは ほんとうに ありがとう。- Kyouha hontouni arigato. (Thanks for everything today.)

たのしかったね – Tanoshi kattane. (We had fun.)

きょうは たのしい いちにち でした – Kyouwa tanoshii ichinichi deshita. (I had a fun day today.)

きょうは すっごく たのしかったよ – Kyouwa suggoku tanoshikattayo. (I had so much fun today.)

きょうは たのしめた?-Kyo wa tanoshimeta? (Did you have fun today?)

きょうは さいこう だった – Kyo wa saiko datta. (I had a perfect day today.)

また らいしゅう でかけようよ – Mata raishu dekakeyouyo. (Let’s go out again next week.)

また らいしゅう あそこ いこうよ – Mata raishu asoko ikouyo. (Let’s try the place again next week.)

また らいげつ こようね – Mata raigetsu koyo-ne. (Let’s come back here again next month.)

たのしみにしてるよ - Tanshimini shiteruyo.(I will be looking forward to it.)

また はやく (~に)あいたいな。- Mata hayaku (~ni) aitaina (I can’t wait to see you again.)

**In the above example, ~ will be replaced by his/her (friend’s) name.

 

Stay tuned for the Part 3 of the Texting in Japanese.