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Did you know 食べ物 (tabe-mono) means Food?

Did you know 食べ物 (tabe-mono) means Food?

Here are the words picked by Risa:

  • お菓子 - sweets
  • 豚肉 - pork
  • ご飯 - rice

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Have you been to 松島 (Matsushima)?

Have you been to 松島 (Matsushima)?

Matsushima (松島) is a group of islands in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. There are some 260 tiny islands (shima) covered in pines (matsu) . Therefore, it’s named Matsushima.

松島にカモメがたくさんいます。(Matsushima ni kamome ga takusan imasu): Many seagulls are on Matsushima.

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Did you know ふく (fuku) means clothes in Japanese?

did you know ふく (fuku) means clothes in Japanese?

Here are some words picked by Risa:

  • ズボン trousers, pants
  • 半袖 short-sleeved
  • 長袖 long-sleeved

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Did you know 何名様ですか。 (Nan-mei-sama desu ka?) means ‘How many people?’

Did you know 何名様ですか。 (Nan-mei-sama desu ka?) means 'How many people?'

When you go out in Japan you can expect to be asked this phrase.

This is the polite way of asking how many people are in your party. When responding, instead of using the term 名様 (mei-sama) you should say (number of people) plus 人 (nin).

三人です。(San-nin desu.): Three people.

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好きな日本のミュージシャンは誰ですか。 Who’s your favorite Japanese musician?

Who's your favorite Japanese musician?

(dare): who

Answers from our users:

  • HYDE and GACKT
  • ONE OK ROCK
  • Utada Hikaru, AKB48, and UVERworld!

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あなたを、もっともよく表現している日本語の形容詞は何ですか。 What’s the Japanese adjective that represents you the best?

What’s the Japanese adjective that represents you the best?

形容詞 (keiyōshi): adjective

Answers from our users:

  • Kakkoii
  • かわいい
  • 楽しい

What’s the Japanese adjective that represents you the best?

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日本語であなたの名前は何ですか。 What’s your name in Japanese?

What's your name in Japanese?

名前 (namae): name

Answers from our users:

  • ケイテリン、でも私は小春が好きです。小春と呼んでください。
  • My Japanese name is ケイト・キング (Kate King).
  • My Japanese is Riho (里穂).

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忘れ物を探しているんですが。 I’m looking for something I lost.

I'm looking for something I lost

Please keep an eye on your belongings! But, if you do lose something, use today’s phrase!

  • 忘れ物を探しているんですが。 (Wasuremono o sagashite iru n desu ga.) - I’m looking for something I lost.
  • いけない!お財布を忘れた! (Ikenai! O-saifu o wasureta!) - Oh no! I forgot my wallet!

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誕生日は、いつですか。 Do you know how to answer this question?

Do you know how to answer this question?

誕生日 (tanjōbi): birthday

Here is how to ask about someone’s birthday:

  • 誕生日は、いつですか。When is your birthday?

Here are some ways to answer this question:

  • 8月22日です。It’s August 22nd.
  • 5月30日です。It’s May 30th.
  • 9月3日です。It’s September 3rd.

When is your birthday?

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お気に入りの趣味は何ですか。 What is your favorite hobby?

what is your favorite hobby?

趣味 (shumi): hobby

Here are some hobbies from our users:

  • Learning languages.
  • Running while listening to JapanesePod101.
  • Shashin o toru koto desu ka? Ii desu ne!!

What is your favorite hobby?

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