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Archive for April, 2010

Egg Based Dishes Posted by on Apr 8, 2010

Do you have a lot of leftover eggs from Easter that you don’t know what to do with? How about putting the eggs to good use and making some classic egg based Japanese dishes? オムライス is a Japanese style omelet. The omelet is made of a thin egg layer and underneath it is tasty fried rice…

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Making Requests Posted by on Apr 5, 2010

To make a polite request, use the て form with ください : 急いでください = Please hurry (いそいでください/急いでください = please hurry) You don’t always have to use the て form with ください : 明日電話をください = please call tomorrow (literally “please phone tomorrow”) (あした/明日 = tomorrow. でんわをください/電話をください = please call) The reason the て form is not used…

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Combining Words, Clauses, and Sentences Posted by on Apr 2, 2010

One of the uses of the や particle is to connect two nouns. More specifically, the や particle is used to list two items  among other items. 野菜や果物を買いました = I bought vegetables and fruit among other things (やさい/野菜 = vegetables. や = among other things. くだもの/果物 = fruit. を = direct object particle. かいました/買いました =…

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