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24. Nihongo Dōjō - Did Japanese Ever Taste This Good?!

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Posting in Japanese? Leave a translation. It's good practice and helps others.


Ericさん こんにちは。
Thanks for saving クルミさん’s line!
You saved her! :sunglasses:



Eric san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
They are both grammatically correct.
However, those two sentence structures are different.
あります tend s to take particle が like くるまがあります’tere is a car or I have a car’.
人気です is the same structure as 静かです and きれいです.

Yuki  由紀

avatar Eric

By the way, クルミさん’s dialog is missing under the kana section of the PDF on the second page.

avatar Eric

Why この店は人気があります and not この店は人気です? Is 人気です incorrect?



Mr. Payne,
thank you very much for the comment. I’ll share your post with my team
and try to improve our lessons. :smile:


avatar Mr. Payne

To much extraneous conversation between the teachers. Let’s get to the lesson material, already!

avatar Kat


This is a really interesting question, and one that Japanese people wonder about as well!

I read some Japanese message board discussions about this topic, and many of the posters seem to agree that calling a friend/boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents お父さん・お父様・お母さん・お母様 can sound overly forward at first, and could offend the parent in question. They recommend calling a friend’s father おじさま・おじさん, and a friend’s mother おばさま.

However some other posters say that they just go ahead and call their friend/boyfriend/girlfriend’s parents お母さん・お父さん, and that a friend’s mother in particular could be offended by being called おばさん・おばさま, especially if she is relatively young (in her 30s or 40s).

In conclusion, think it very much depends on your age and the age of the parent in question, as well as on how close a relationship you have. I hope this helps a little! :wink:

avatar Kat

私も小さなレストランが大好きです。雰囲気(ふんいき, atmosphere)がいいですよね :smile:
There’s apparently something wrong with her stomach in that she never feels full, no matter how much she eats. :shock:

avatar Amber

Fabrizio is calling Fuyuka’s father お父さん.
In English people would call him Mr. + his surname…
Is it normal in Japanese to say お父さん to a collegue’s or friend’s father?

avatar トーマス



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