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Archive for November, 2009

Let’s/Shall Posted by on Nov 15, 2009

For today’s grammar point, let’s look at a sentence like this, “レストラン に いきましょう“. (レストラン = restaurant. に = ni particle. いきましょう = let’s go.) This sentence means, “Let’s go to [a/the] restaurant”. To form the “let’s” construction, just add ましょう to the stem of the verb. In this case the verb we used was いく, which…

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20th Anniversary of the Emperor’s Ascension to the Throne Posted by on Nov 12, 2009

Today is the Kokumin Saiten (国民さいてん) or the day of the Emperor’s Ascension. The official ceremony for Emperor Akihito’s ascension to the throne was held in 1990 on the twelfth of November. Today is the twentieth anniversary of Emperor Akihito’s ascension. In celebration of this event, there was a concert held at the Koukyo (皇居) or…

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Answers To Word Of The Day Posted by on Nov 9, 2009

1- Japanese word for “scarf” (マフラ) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=07-08-2009 2 – This terminology can also be used to imply, “I’m sorry”, but under the Word of the Day it’s used to mean, “Excuse me”. There’s another way to say this other than using すみません… (ごめんください) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=07-09-2009 3 – The Japanese way of saying, “Don’t Mind” (literally) (ドンマイ) https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/japanese.htm?date=07-10-2009…

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に Particle Posted by on Nov 6, 2009

The に particle is a difficult particle to master because it has so many uses. We’ll only take a look at a couple of uses for now, but when we get to the advanced stage of grammar, we’ll talk more about に. In the general sense, you use に when you want to indicate toward…

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Word Of The Day Posted by on Nov 3, 2009

1- Japanese word for “scarf” 2 – This terminology can also be used to imply, “I’m sorry”, but under the Word of the Day it’s used to mean, “Excuse me”. There’s another way to say this other than using すみません… 3 – The Japanese way of saying, “Don’t Mind” (literally) 4 – 初心者 5 – It’s…

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