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February 25th, 2014 at 06:30 PM
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Did you get it right?

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August 1st, 2020 at 01:36 PM
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Evan さん

Thank you for the question!

In that には, は emphasises the word marked by に, so in this case ほか(other) is emphasised

He omitted the latter part. ほかには、何か買う物ある?

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Evan Fields
July 20th, 2020 at 07:55 AM
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What does には mean in this dialogue?

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September 21st, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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Hello Greg,

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We provide natural English translations in our lessons.

There are a few exceptional cases where we add a literal translation, but that depends on the series.

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June 30th, 2019 at 04:20 PM
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Seeing many far off english translations.

In example: Milk and Bread; got it. How may cartons of milk? It really is just asking how many cartons of milk. I was looking in the sentence for the acknowledgement word (got it) and mention of bread. It's not in there.

In example: Okay, so we don't need to buy any right now... it really should say "yeah- We are good for today, right?"

There are many mistranslations. We are trying hard to understand everything in the kanji/hirigana/katakana and voice. Making pleasant english thought translations is not helpful to understand the language. It takes at least an extra 5 minutes or more per sentence to understand the Japanese words and grammar.

The lesson idea is REALLY good and I appreciate the effort. But much of the english ... needs rewrite.

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October 12th, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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Hi Luke,

Thank you for the comment! Sorry we didn't reply earlier.

"途中 で、 買い物 して きて ほしい ん(/の) だけど".

"と中" is written as 途中 in kanji and it means "on the way" or "in the middle".

”だけど" at the end indicates that she wants to say something more and in this case the following part would be "買ってきてくれる?", ”いい?", and so on.

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Luke T
July 12th, 2018 at 07:18 AM
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Could you break down this part? と中で、買い物してきてほしいんだけど。。。

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June 27th, 2017 at 09:35 AM
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Well…one bottle of beer should be enough for this couple…?

Christie san,


Thank you for sharing your opinion.


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June 6th, 2017 at 11:20 PM
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I think maybe Japanese people seldom have friends to visit, because they have to work overtime a lot, and after work, they will go to いざかや (居酒屋) to have some drinks ?. In addition, maybe the wife (woman in the dialogue) does not drink beer, In this situation, the dialogue still make sense. ?

May 11th, 2017 at 05:16 AM
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Something seems a little strange to me here in this conversation. There was only one beer left, and yet he didn't buy more. What were the two of them going to do, share the one beer? What if they had guests? This is a disaster, he needs to buy more beer. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

By the way, I got the question wrong because I stopped listening once I heard that he only had one beer left. My own logic/opinion took over. So even though he said 買わなくていい, in my mind I was saying 買わなくちゃ...


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August 6th, 2015 at 02:22 PM
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Trisha san,


かな is put at the end of a sentence to express uncertainty, a request or a question.

わ  is put at the end of a sentence to soften a statement, used by women.

It’s used in other situations.


買う → 買わない(Negative) → 買わなくて(Te-form) → te-form+いい

Negative て-form + いい indicates ‘you don’t need to do’

買わなくていい you don’t need to buy

食べなくていい you don’t need to eat

行かなくていい you don’t need to go

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