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3. 5 Phrases To Make You Sound Like a Pro


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Which phrase do you like the most?

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Dirk-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
These are a kind of words/expressions (in any language) that would take
some time to comprehend, so I can understand what you mean!
適当に is difficult to translate, but it measn something is done without certain
plan, specific numbers (i.e. amount, time, etc.) and/or special promises.
For example, if you’re going out for sightseeing, but you’d decide where to go
as you go, as you feel like and as things go, you can say
適当に決める about your destinations and how you spend a day.

Actually, this 適当 has many meanings and you’re not the first person who
mentioned to it specifically (in my experience, of course).
When you cook without measuring the amount of ingredients or condiments,
you’re cooking with your sense, and you’re also cooking without worrying too much
about this ‘right amount as the cooking book says’. This is also 適当に作る.
You can 適当に作る your dinner, even without any specific idea for now and
later you’ll see what’s in your fridge and invent something.

If parents worry about your dinner as they’re going out, you’d say something like:
Don’t worry; we’ll figure something out.
Right?
We can say the very similar thing with:
心配しないで。適当にやるから。

Hope this helps. :sweat_smile:

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Dirk

To be honest, I do not exactly understand what 適当に means and when it is used.
Please explain a little further, thank you very much!

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Hello uuuu uuuu,

We are glad that you liked our video, thank you!

Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,
Stan
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar uuuu uuuu

Omg!
I feel like a pro!
Thank you Risa!
The videos are on fire like always!!!!!!!!!!!

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Megan Somers さん、
Konnichiwa. :smile:
It sounds like this lesson was useful.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Megan Somers

That’s so much for this. I used to always get “ryoukai” [roger] mixed up with “youkai” and I thought they were the same word, but different meanings. For years I never heard the “ryo/r” at the beginning of “ryoukai”. :flushed: :smile: :heart: :thumbsup:

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joshua perez さん、
こんにちは。
Thank you for your positive feedback.
If you have any questions, please feel free to tell us.
:smile:
Yuki  由紀
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avatar joshua perez

ROGER! i like alot! have a nice day may God bless you!

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Juan(ホアン) san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your comment.
I see.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapaensePod101.com

avatar Juan(ホアン)

I liked tekitoni the most.