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Hey guys it’s Risa. Today I am going to teach you five phrases that make you sound like a pro.
1. 確かに(tashika ni) true, indeed
確かに(tashika ni) 確かに(tashika ni) 確かに(tashika ni) true, indeed.
2. 適当に(tekitō ni) halfheartedly, without much care.
適当に。(Tekitō ni.)あ、適当に。(A, tekitō ni.) あ、いいよ、いいよ、なんか適当に。(A, ii yo, ii yo, nan ka tekitō ni.)
3. とりあえず(toriaezu) In the meantime, for now
とりあえず、行こうか。(Toriaezu, ikō ka.)とりあえず(toriaezu) means like anyway.
4. そういえば (sō ie ba) speaking of which. Now that you mentioned it.
そういえば(sō ie ba) When you remember something, そういやあ (sō iyā) ああ、そういえば。(Ā, sō ie ba.) あ、そういえば、買い物行かなくちゃ。(A, sō ie ba, kaimono ika nakucha.)
5. 了解です(ryōkai desu) roger
了解です(ryōkai desu) roger. Now is your Japanese like a pro, yeay!
じゃあ、また。(Jā, mata. ) 日本語の勉強、頑張ってね。(Nihongo no benkyō, ganbatte ne.) Bye.


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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Which phrase do you like the most?

October 29th, 2017 at 1:42 pm
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Josue さん、
I’m very sorry for the late reply!!
So, now you know how to use 了解です? Please feel free to
ask us questions if any! And thank you for a kind comment about our Risa!

September 2nd, 2017 at 1:03 am
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I was confused because i have heard of 了解です in anime, but since i listened, not read it, i wasn’t so sure about how to say it.

PD: I read some comments and it seems i’m not the only one who notices Risa’s cuteness 😂

August 7th, 2017 at 4:09 pm
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Hi Savannah,

Thank you for your comment! Yes, the word ‘了解’ is not only used commonly within anime, but many people use this word on a daily basis.

これからも日本語の勉強を頑張って下さい。We wish you the best of luck with your further studies.

Team JapanesePod101.com

Savannah Johnston
August 4th, 2017 at 5:02 am
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了解 is something you hear a lot in anime!

June 13th, 2017 at 7:48 am
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Is there’s any different between
(Toriyaizu) and (Tonikaku)??
sorry I don’t have japanese Keyboard

April 25th, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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Rahul さん、
I’ll reply on behalf of Yuki. 😁
Thank you for posting the comment in Japanese!
わたしは なつこ です。 よろしくおねがいします。
We have 漢字 series. Please check: https://www.japanesepod101.com/index.php?cat=53
Hope this helps!

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

March 24th, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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Hi i am Rahul !
由紀さんよろしくわたしにほんとにほんごが大好き です。インド人です😅
hope you answer….

November 13th, 2016 at 4:15 pm
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konnichiwa! 😄
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.
We can say the very similar thing with:

Hope this helps. 😅

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

October 22nd, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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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!

September 15th, 2016 at 11:42 am
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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.

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