8. Hiroko's Top 3 Casual Japanese Expressions


Lesson Video Download Video
1 Introduction 2 Lesson Materials 3 Review Line-By-Line Audio Vocabulary Quizzes Vocabulary Flashcards
Show More
94 Comments
Please Sign In to leave a comment.
:smile: :disappointed: :flushed: :grin: :unamused: :sunglasses: :angry: :laughing: :sweat_smile: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :wink: :sob: :innocent: :sleeping: :open_mouth: :smiling_imp: :heart: :thumbsup:
Posting in Japanese? Leave a translation. It's good practice and helps others.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Hi mina-san! Which of Hiroko’s 3 casual expressions did you like the best? :kokoro: What other casual expressions do you like? :hachimaki:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

jason san,
konnichiwa.
You learnt a lot.
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar jason

sugoi means wow but also be cool

cool is another word for wow

like that cool

you say: that cool

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Ryan san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Well…the Japanese language doesn’t have the word かわい.
Do you meanかわいそう which is ‘look poor’?
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Ryan

I think that ‘cute’ should be kawaii 可愛い and kawai かわい is more like ‘you poor thing’.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

トーマス さん、
こんにちは。 :smile:
Kawaii has four and sugoi has three because かわいい has four hiragana letters and すごい has three.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar トーマス

Short Question: how many syllables do “kawaii” and “sugoi” have?
Do the final longer i count as one or two?
Thanks ;)

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Butterguy san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for the comment.
That’s great! :thumbsup:
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Butterguy

This is a great lesson now i can talk to my friends in japanese :)

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Eleni san,
Konnichiwa.
Tondemonai means outrageous, ridiculous, terrible, crazy, anything far from something, absolutely not, don’t be silly, don’t mention it and so on.
It depends on the situations.
Uso actually means ‘lie.’
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Eleni

Konnichiwa! :smile: What’s the difference between “tondemonai” and “uso”? Both mean “no way!”, right?