みなさん こんにちは！ かずえです。
I just did YouTube lesson live (minna no Nihongo Lesson 14 Grammar) for the first time.
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So you’ve learnt followings in this lesson:
1. Verb conjugation: te-form (Verb1, 2 and 3 (irregular))
Making requests: 〜てください。
3. Progressive form: 〜ています。
4. Offering help. 〜ましょうか。
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Source: Maggie Sensei
= ii nomippuri dane.
= You drink a lot!
Hi, everyone! I’m Cookie.
I looooove Milk! I could drink just milk all day long.
Today we are going to study the suffix ぶり ( = buri) / っぷり ( = ppuri)
You may remember this sound from expressions like the one indicating “it has been”.
But this time, we’re going to learn a version that does not deal with time or periods of time like the lesson below.
You may also remember this common use:
(For the first time in ~ )
= Sannen buri ni nihon ni itta.
= I went to Japan for the first time in three years.
How to form:
This suffix ぶり ( = buri) / っぷり ( = ppuri) * describes the appearance, state, action, condition, degree or the way one does something.
(The kanji for ぶり( = buri) is 振り)
You may notice that ぶり ( = buri) is part of several other words like:
* 身振り= 身ぶり= みぶり= miburi = body gesture
* 手振り = 手ぶり= てぶり= teburi = hand gesture
You sometimes put them together:
身振り手振り = みぶりてぶり= miburi teburi = (body and hand) gesture(s)
= Naoto wa Maggie ni dansu wo miburi teburi de oshieta.
= Naoto taught Maggie how to dance with his body and hand gestures.
* 素振り = 素ぶり= そぶり = soburi = look, sign behavior
= Anoko, B no koto zutto sukidatta mitai dayo.
= She has been into you for a long time.
= Sonna soburi zenzen misenai kara wakaranakatta.
= I had no idea. She didn’t show the slightest hint of that.
* 口振り= 口ぶり= くちぶり = …continue reading
Source: Gaijin Pot
Did Japanese Buddhist monks bring Zazen meditation to the world? Yes. Is Japan famed for its sleek minimalism and peaceful culture? Yes.
Do Japanese people ever get mad? Hell to the yeah they do!
As you probably know, Japanese culture values harmony and group well-being over individual feelings. So Japanese people grow up probably a *little* more skilled than us at bottling up frustrations and anger in order to keep the superficial peace.
That said, Japanese people are human beings and, like the rest of the world, they have times when they lose their absolute sh*t too. Just take a peek at this TV show panelist (rightfully) losing his temper on live television after witnessing an offensive segment about gender.
This Japanese father and blogger tweeted about his family oogiri (大喜利（おおぎり）), a game where you have to give the wittiest comeback as fast as possible to a certain question or topic.
The theme was all about who could make the most annoying, rude-sounding exclamations (e.g. “ah”, “wut?” or “wow!) using only one hiragana.
But exclamations are harmless, you say. Yeah, any English teachers out there will understand the pain of asking students a question and being met with a chorus of “えっ” or “あれ” or “マジで!”
Likewise, if you’ve ever had the unfortunate chance to witness a Japanese variety television show, you’ll know that by the fourth Eeeeeeeeeeeeee-reaction from the audience over a zoomed-in bowl of noodles just how annoying exclamations can be.
= All three of us played an oogiri game, the “Piss off your opponent with one hiragana championship!”
My daughter: “PARDON?” (は)
I kept her in check with “OY!” (あ)
My son broke away and won the championship with “SO WHAT?” (で)
Repeating over and over again will win you top rage points.
If は, あ, and …continue reading
Each Japanese syllable is made up of either a single vowel: a,i,u,e and o or a combination of a consonant plus a vowel.
There are 46 basic Hiragana, 25 voiced or semi-voiced variations (called “Daku-on) and 33 contracted sounds. Here, “voiced” means you use your vocal cords to pronounce them. It begins with the consonants b, d, g, j and z and semi-voiced ones begin with p, that we call Daku-on.
Source: Japanese Blog
“The Limits of Your Language are the Limits of Your World.”~Ludwig Wittgenstein~
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Hi everyone! Hope you are all enjoying learning Japanese on a daily basis.
When it comes to learning Kanji’s, I believe the best way is to group them in a categories where you can learn a handful of them at the same time. Once you memorize them as a group, it will be easier to remember when you are ready to use them.
Today’s lesson is all about learning just 8 of the Kanji’s that are related to your body parts. These are simple and easy to learn Kanji’s so, once you go through this lesson, you will be ready to use them right away.
Kanji Challenge Series 3 – Body parts
Body = karada
My whole body is sore.
Karada jyu ga itai.
からだ じゅう が いたい。
（体中 が 痛い。）
Please wash your face every morning.
Mai asa chanto kao o arattene.
まいあさ ちゃんと かお あらってね。
（毎朝，ちゃんと 顔 洗ってね。）
Eye = me
Please close your eyes.
Me o tojite kudasai.
め を とじて ください。
（目 を 閉じて 下さい。）
My nose is so stuffed.
Hana ga sugoku tsumatte imasu.
はなが すごく つまって います。
（鼻が すごく 詰まって います。）
Open your mouth.
Kuchi o akete.
You need to get your ears checked.
Kimi mimi no kensa o shite moratta hō ga iiyo.
きみ みみ の けんさを してもらった ほうが いいよ。
Neck = kubi
Try these neck exercises.
Kono kubi no undo shite mite.
この くびの うんどう してみて。
（この 首の 運動 してみて。）
His hands are huge.
Kare no te wa totemo ōkii.
かれの ては とても おおきい。
（彼の 手は とても 大きい。）
Move your legs faster.
Ashi o hayaku ugo kashite.
あしを はやく うごかして。
（足を 早く 動かして。）
Hope these Kanji’s were easier to learn than the last ones. If it’s hard for you to memorize, take one Kanji at a time, and move onto the next once you memorize one at a time.
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