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๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โค๏ธ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san, Today’s location is ใ‚ฐใ‚ขใƒ†ใƒžใƒฉใ‚ทใƒ†ใ‚ฃใƒผใƒปGuatemara Shiti - hello to all of our listeners in Guatemala City, Guatemala! Yoroshiku onegai shimasu!

July 9th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
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ใ‚จใƒชใƒƒใ‚ฏใ•ใ‚“ใ€
ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ๏ผŸใ™ใ”ใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ :open_mouth: :smile:
I think many learners get confused here.

Letโ€™s have a quick review.
I give person A something ใ‚ใ’ใ‚‹
Person A gives person B something ใ‚ใ’ใ‚‹

Person A gives me something ใใ‚Œใ‚‹
Person A gives my family something ใใ‚Œใ‚‹

Yuki ็”ฑ็ด€
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July 8th, 2015 at 9:36 am
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Essentially, ใใ‚Œใ‚‹ is the third-person version of ใ‚ใ’ใ‚‹. Whereas ใ‚ใ’ใ‚‹ is used when I give to someone else, ใใ‚Œใ‚‹ is used when someone else gives to me. Is that correct?

I’m really enjoying these giving/receiving lessons! :thumbsup:

July 4th, 2015 at 2:34 pm
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Charlotte san,
Konnichiwa.
Yes, that is right. :smile:
Yukiใ€€็”ฑ็ด€
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Charlotte
June 29th, 2015 at 8:12 pm
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Hi!
I’ve never come across the word “tatta” before - does this have the meaning of “just”, emphasising the lack of letters he received?

January 19th, 2015 at 3:28 pm
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Jesseใ€€san,
Konnichiwa.

I can understand why you have the first question.
However, ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ is used when a speaker wants to express a situation of an action or state.
English tense and Japanese one are not the same sometime.
In this case your sentence โ€œใฏใ„ใฏใ„ไฝ•ๆžšๆฅใŸ?โ€ also can be used.

Then regarding ใ‚‚
That indicates emphasizing a large number.
If you receive 100 New Year greeting cards, donโ€™t you think 100 is a large number?
When you want to emphasis the number, you can use theใ€€ใ‚‚.

Yuki ็”ฑ็ด€
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Jesse
January 18th, 2015 at 2:11 am
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Second question. Sorry for asking too much.

Why is there a particle ใ‚‚ added to the dialog, such as ๏ผ‘๏ผ๏ผๆžšใ‚‚. To me it means also or too. I would have expected ใฏ. Thanks!

Jesse
January 18th, 2015 at 1:48 am
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Why is this dialog sentence not in past tense. The English translation is how many came? Which is in past tense. But the Japanese dialog, it is in present progressive.

Dialog text.
ใฏใ„ใฏใ„ไฝ•ๆžšๆฅใฆใ‚‹?

Text I would have likely though of.
ใฏใ„ใฏใ„ไฝ•ๆžšๆฅใŸ?

I run in to this often with the word ๆฅใพใ™. If you can help explain why? This is always tricking me.

April 14th, 2014 at 1:52 pm
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Russel san,

I can understand using particles is difficult.

The sentence should be
ๅ…ˆ็”ŸใŒใ€€็งใซใ€€ๆŽจ่–ฆ็Šถใ‚’ใ€€ใใ ใ•ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
My teacher gave me a reference to me.

Yuki ใ€€็”ฑ็ด€
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Russell
April 12th, 2014 at 6:07 am
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I am a bit confused by the particles in the very last sample sentence where it says the right thing is sensei ni suisenjou wo kudasaimashita (if I am reading it right). But if kudasaru is the polite form of kureru why has the why has the ‘wa’ changed to ‘ni’?

Thank you!

January 31st, 2014 at 3:29 pm
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Louis-san,
brilliant! Glad my sample sentences helped :grin:

Natsuko (ๅฅˆๆดฅๅญ),
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