Have you heard of “Power of appreciation or gratitude”?
To receive help from Japanese, showing gratitude in advance works!
This is YouTube Live lesson on 1 June 2020
Here are the words & phrases used for showing appreciation.
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Source: Maggie Sensei
= Watashi no iu toori ni mainichi, nihongo wo benkyou shinai to koukai shimasuyo.
= I bet you will regret if you don’t study Japanese every day.
元気にしていますか？ = Genki ni shite imasu ka? = How are you holding up?
Hello, I am your guest teacher, Nimbus. I was told Maggie Sensei to make a lesson so that you can keep studying Japanese.
How to form:
* verb (dictionary form / past tense/ present continuous form / past continuous form / passive form / honorific form, etc) + 通り( = とおり) toori
* 言う通り= 言うとおり= iu toori = as one says (said)
* 言った通り= 言ったとおり= itta toori = as one said
* 言っている通り= 言っているとおり= itte iru toori = as one has been saying
* 言っていた通り = 言っていたとおり = itte ita toori = as one was saying/had been saying
Note: Polite form:
*おっしゃる通り = ossharu toori = as you say (said)
*申し上げた通り = moushiageta toori = as I said
(天気）予報通り =(天気）予報どおり= (tenki) yohou doori = as the (weather) forecast said
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Source: Gaijin Pot
Going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience on its own, let alone going to the dentist in a country where you only have an elementary grasp of the language?
I remember the time I urgently needed dental care. I’d gone on countless trips to the dentist as a kid, but this pain was unlike anything I’ve felt before. It started on the morning of my second month in Japan, and I recall frantically scouring the internet for the nearest dentist in my area. In the end, they had to do an extraction, and now I wear a removable tooth.
Unsurprisingly, most, if not all, the dentists I found only spoke Japanese. In Tokyo, clinics with English speaking services are expensive. At the time, I was more stressed about effectively making my dental appointment than the actual pain I felt in my tooth.
Going to the dentist isn’t fun, but we can make the process easier. In this kanji guide, you’ll brush up on the basics of visiting the dentist.
Finding a clinic
If the pain is too severe, and there aren’t any English speaking clinics available, I highly suggest looking up the nearest dental clinic in your neighborhood. Search up dental clinic 歯科クリニック(shikakurinikku) and add the name of your area. If you’re looking for something a little more specialized like an orthodontist, use 歯列矯正(shiretsu kyousei).
Talking about symptoms
Once you’ve successfully found a clinic, you’ll need to describe the pain you’re feeling and where you’re feeling it. For your canine teeth, use 犬歯 (kenshi) or 切歯 (sesshi) for your incisors. Next, if you think you may …continue reading
Reading is a habit that will become easier and more pleasant with practice, just like working out! At first, the process is slow and very tiring and you are prone to give up fast, but over time it will become more enjoyable and rewarding. Maintaining a good reading habit is healthy: it reduces stress, improves your memory, and it will help against the decline of mental ability. Plenty of reasons to start now!
1. Ask yourself why you want to read more
Writing down your reasons might help you stick to your newly implemented habit
What do these questions have in common? They are personal! You need to find your own reason to read. This will ensure that you form a healthy reading habit that will not be swayed by the accomplishments of others. Don’t forget to remind yourself from time to time why you started this reading habit journey, so you can stick to it.
2. Get into the habit of reading
Wanting to “read more” is a good start, yet unfortunately, it is not enough to build a habit. Let me clarify: reading more is not a goal but an intention, and a dubious one of that. If you want to read more, you have to start making a habit out of “reading”. Setting yourself a yearly reading goal is …continue reading
If there was one group of warriors that produced more myth and exaggeration and shrouded in so much mystery, it would be the ninja. The word ninja（忍者, or its alternative name shinobi, appears throughout historical accounts in the context of secret intelligence gathering or stealthy assassinations carried out by martial-arts experts. Many opportune deaths may be a result of clandestine activities by ninjas but because they work in so much secrecy it is impossible to prove them. The ways of the ninja are an unavoidable part of samurai warfare, and no samurai can ignore the utility and fear that they represented. However, ninjas were despised because of how they contradicted the samurai code due to their use of secretive and underhanded methods.
In the mid 15th century onward, certain samurai families began to develop particular skills in intelligence gathering during feudal warfare. These were the ninja families. Like so many martial arts traditions in Japan, their skills were passed down from father to son or more usually from sensei (master) to chosen pupil, who may not always have been a relative.
The most celebrated “professional” ninjas were leaders of the provinces in Iga and Koga. They were minor landowners who, just like any daimyo of any size, emphasized the value of family and loyalty.
Ninja Training (Photo Credit: Ninja by Stephen Turnbull)
1 – Learning to balance exceptionally well