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Three Japanese phrases for any sticky classroom situation.
In this lesson, you are going to learn three useful classroom expressions. They are super easy and you are going to learn them in less than 3 minutes.
So here are the three phrases. First we have もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please. ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) Slowly please. かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) Please write it down.
Once more please も、う、い、ち、ど、お、ね、が、い、し、ま、す。 (mo, u, i, chi, do, o, ne, ga, i, shi, ma, su.) もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) もう (mō) means again. いちど (ichi-do) means one time or once. おねがいします (onegaishimasu) is a phrase to be used to request some kind of service and it literally means please do something for me. Remember おねがいします (onegai shimasu.) from the first lesson, it means please. So もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) literally means again, one time please and we translate this as once again please.
The second phrase is ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please. ゆっくり (yukkuri) means slowly. So when you say this little つ (tsu) it means you are supposed to pause. ゆ、っ、く、り (yu, tsu, ku, ri) ゆっくり (yukkuri) おねがいします (onegai shimasu.) お、ね、が、い、し、ま、す。 (o, ne, ga, i, shi, ma, su.) This is the same as before and this is a phrase to be used to request some kind of service. So when the teacher says something you don’t know, you can say もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please and ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please.
Now the third useful phrase かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) please write it down. か、い、て、く、だ、さ、い。 (ka, i, te, ku, da, sa, i.) かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) When you want to ask someone to write down something so that you can understand it better, you can say かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) かいて (kaite) is a conjugation of a verb meaning to write かく (kaku) ください (kudasai) is please. So かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) is please write it down. When you don’t understand something in the classroom, you can say すみません、せんせい。 (Sumimasen, sensei.) excuse me professor or excuse me teacher. もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please and to have her say slowly, ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please and if you still don’t understand something, you can say かいてください。 (kaite kudasai.) please write it down. Of course you can use these expressions outside of the classroom.
Okay let’s practice. すみません、せんせい。 (Sumimasen, sensei.) もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) すみません、かいてください。 (Sumimasen, kaite kudasai.)

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Mina-san! These 3 expressions should always be in the back of your brain when speaking Japanese! 😄

November 27th, 2016 at 6:41 pm
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Oisin san,
Konnichiwa.
どうもありがとうございます。
Hiroko sensei is really happy.
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Oisin
November 18th, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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どうもありがとうひろこ先生。ひろこさんわ最善教諭です。:thumbsup: 😄 僕は一週間学習日本語。ありがとうございます。😎

August 29th, 2016 at 7:18 am
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kamal desu san,
Konnichiwa.😄
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Douitashimashite.
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kamal desu
August 15th, 2016 at 3:17 am
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konnichiwa .well done JapanesePod101.com
arigatou gozaimasu

March 2nd, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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Robert san,
Konnichiwa.😄
Thank you for your positive feedback.
Please enjoy other lessons, too.
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February 26th, 2016 at 2:48 am
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On of the most useful lessons for a beginner ! Thanks !!

February 22nd, 2016 at 7:12 am
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Normanさん、
Konnichiwa.😄
I am sorry I am not sure how to pronounce TALHA.
If you tell me that, I will let you know how to write.
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February 16th, 2016 at 10:39 pm
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Hello hiroko
how to write ‘’TALHA'’ in japanese

September 8th, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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Kiera san,
Konnichiwa.😄
Do you mean you want to know how to say “do you have a sheet?” in Japanese?
If so that is “sheeto ga arimasu ka.”
If you want to know how to say “do you have a sheet in English?” in Japanese, that is “eigo no sheeto ga arimasu ka.”
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Kiera
September 5th, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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I meant sheet in english