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Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 5

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Here are the next 10 Japanese adjectives used in sentences. You can also find the previous articles using Japanese adjectives at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions please leave a comment.

41    このステーキは柔らかくてジューシーですね。
このステーキはやわらかくてジューシーですね。
This stake is tender (soft) and juicy.

42    君のノートパソコンは薄くて羨ましい。
きみのノートパソコンはうすくてうらやましい。
I’m envy that your laptop is thin.

43    学校の教科書は厚いものばかりだ。
がっこうのきょうかしょはあついものばかりだ。
School’s textbooks are always thick.

44    優しい人がタイプです。
やさしいひとがタイプです。
My type is somebody who is sweet (kind).

45    美味しいと評判のラーメン屋へ友達が連れて行ってくれた。
おいしいとひょうばんのラーメンやへともだちがつれていってくれた。
My friend took me to Ramen shop that’s popular for its great tasting ramen.

46     全国大会で優勝できて、本当に嬉しい。
ぜんこくたいかいでゆうしょうできて、ほんとうにうれしい。
I’m really happy that I could win the national competition.

47    この映画には悲しい結末がある。
このえいがにはかなしいけつまつがある。
This movie has a sad ending.

48    時々、寂しくてたまらなくなる時がある。
ときどき、さびしくて(さみしくて)たまらなくなるときがある。
Sometimes I get unbearably lonely.

49    美しい景色にため息がでる。
うつくしいけしきにためいきがでる。
The beautiful scenery makes lose my breath..

50    怖い映画はあまり好きではありません。
こわいえいがはあまりすきではありません。
I don’t really like scary movies.

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Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 4

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Here is the Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 4. You can also find the previous Japanese adjectives articles at the bottom of this post.

31    羽毛布団は軽くて寝心地がいい。
うもうぶとんはかるくてねごごちがいい。
A feather futon is light, so I feel good when I go to sleep.
* 布団=A set of Japanese sleeping mattress and comforter

32    もっと強い精神力を持ちたい。
もっとつよいせいしんりょくをもちたい
I’d like to have stronger will power.

33    弱い者いじめは最低だ。
よわいものいじめはさいていだ。
It’s pathetic to bully weak people.

34    甘い食べ物が好きです。
あまいたべもがすきです。
I like sweet foods.

35    辛い食べ物は苦手です。
からいたべものはにがてです。
I’m not a big fan of spicy foods.
* 苦手=not good at something, don’t like so much

36    この薬はとても苦いです。
このくすりはとてもにがいです。
This medicine is very bitter.

37    昨日は楽しかったね。
きのうはたのしかったね。
I had a fun (good) time yesterday.

38    このテレビ番組は面白いですね。
このテレビばんぐみはおもしろいですね。
This TV show is interesting/funny.

39    この先生の授業はいつも詰まらない。
このせんせいのじゅぎょうはいつもつまらない。
This teacher’s class is always boring.

40    この殻は硬すぎて割れません。
このからはかたすぎてわれません。
This shell is too hard to break.

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Japanese Word A Day on Twitter

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This is just a quick post to let everyone know that starting from today, we will be posting a Japanese Word a day on twitter. Each post will include the Japanese word (in kanji), The Japanese word in hiragana, the English translation, and a sentence showing how to use the word correctly. The main focus will be common Japanese words. Posts may occasionally contain common Japanese phrases as well.

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Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 2

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Here is Part 2 of Japanese adjectives used in sentences. We should have the next 10 up by tomorrow. In case you missed the first10, you can find them here: Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 1. Please leave comments if you have any questions.

11    帰りが遅くなる。
かえりがおそくなる。
I’ll come home late.

12    新宿駅はうちから遠い。
しんじゅくえきはうちからとおい。
Shinjuku Station is far from my house.
* うち=casual way to say my house or home

13    近くのコンビニに行ってくるね。
ちかくのコンビニにいってくるね。
I’m going to go to the close convenience store.
* Convenience store = コンビニ (a shorten version of コンビニエンスストア)

14    あの人の話はいつも長い。
あのひとのはなしはいつもながい。
That person always talks for a long time.

15    髪を短く切りたい。
かみをみじかくきりたい。
I want to cut my hair short.
* If adjective is to modify a verb, the last letter い will change into く.

16    このジーパンはきつすぎる。
This pair of jeans is too tight.
*  〜すぎる= too (adjective)  When using with すぎる, the last letter い disappears.

17    暗い部屋でテレビをみるな。
くらいへやでテレビをみるな。
Don’t watch TV in a dark room.

18    外はまだ明るい。
そとはまだあかるい。
It’s still bright outside.

19    この木の幹はとても太い。
このきのみきはとてもふとい。
This tree’s trunk is very thick.

20    そうめんはうどんより細いです。
そうめんはうどんよりほそいです。
Soumen Noodles are thinner than Udon Noodles.
* です is used for polite conversations.

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Japanese Adjectives in Sentences Part 1

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A few days ago we made a post listing nearly 100 Japanese words for Describing (adjectives). Over the next few days we will be using those adjectives in sample sentences. Here are the first 10!

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Japanese Phrases and Sentences

1    君は背が高いね。
きみはせがたかいね。
You are tall.

2   このレストランは少し高い。
このレストランはすこしたかい。
This restaurant is a little expensive.

3   低い棚がほしい。
ひくいたながほしい。
I want a low chest.
* In Japanese, subject is often omitted.

4   これ安いね。
これやすいね。
This is cheap.

5   あの家は大きい。
あのいえはおおきい。
That house is big.

6   君の手は小さい。
きみのてはちいさい。
Your hands are small.

7   新しいCDを買いました。
あたらしいCDをかいました。
I bought a new CD.

8   このバイクは古い。
このバイクはふるい。
This bike is old.

9   今日は早く起きた。
きょうははやくおきた。
I woke up early today.
* If adjective is to modify a verb, the last letter い will change into く.

10  君は足が速い。
きみはあしがはやい。
You run fast.

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How to Use Trains in Tokyo

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Riding a train or subway in a city like Tokyo can be a bit overwhelming a little confusing. But don’t worry, you’ll get used to it quickly. This article contains information and Japanese words and phrases that should help you get around Tokyo easier.

If you are planning to use a train in Japan, you should definitely get a copy of train map. You can download one here. Tokyo train lines basically consist of two groups. The Tokyo Metro which consists of the subway lines (地下鉄, Chikatetsu) and JR lines which usually run above the ground. If you are staying in Tokyo for a while, I highly recommend that you get a returnable prepaid fare card (SUICA or PASMO) which is available at most of stations with 500yen deposit. This makes traveling using the train much easier because you don’t need to figure out the right ticket to purchase. Wherever you go, the fare will be automatically withdrawn from your card at the entrance gate and exit gate(改札、Kaisatu) of each station.

If you have a IPhone or any other mobile devices, you can also download an application for transfer (乗り換え、Norikae).  It will usually tell you a couple of the fastest and cheapest options to get to where you want to go. All you have to do is enter the starting and ending stations. Even Japanese people use their cellphones on daily basis to check train times and find the best routes.

When you transfer from one train to another there will be a number of signs with colors.  Each line has its own color, so find your line’s color and follow the signs.

For those who never used train or subway, these are the things you need to do. 😉

1. Buy a ticket to the station you want to go to, or charge your PASMO or SUICA. 切符を買うか、カードをチャージする。

2. Find where the entrance to the line you want to use is. 改札を見つける。

3. Put your ticket in the electronic gate or scan your charged PASMO or SUICA on it, then go through the gate. 改札を通る。

4. Go to the platform. Make sure you are at the right one because there are usually trains go different directions. 何番線かを確かめる。

5. Get on the train.電車に乗る。

6. Get off the train at your station. If you need to transfer, go to the different platform.  電車を降り、乗り換える。

7. Go through the gate to get out of the line. 改札を出る。

8. Once you are there, find the exit that’s desirably close to where you want to go to. 出口を見つける。

There are usually several exits for each station, especially for a big one like 東京駅(Tokyo eki)、新宿駅(Shinjyuku eki)、or 池袋駅(Ikebukuro eki). If you are meeting someone at a station, make sure which exit or gate you going. If you are lost, find a station attendant(駅員さん、ekiinsan)and ask for help.

Here are some useful Japanese phrases you can use at a station.

  • ○○駅に行きたいのですが、行き方を教えて下さい。(○○eki ni ikitainodesuga, ikikata wo oshietekudasai.) I would like to go to ○○station. Will you tell me how to get there?
  • どこで乗り換えたらいいですか?(Doko de norikaetara iidesuka?) Where should I transfer?
  • 何線に乗ればいいですか?(Nanisen ni noreba iidesuka?) Which line should I take?
  • 何番線に行けばいいですか?(Nanbansen ni ikeba iidesuka?) Which platform should I go to?
  • ○○に行きたいのですが、一番近い出口はどこですか?(○○ni ikitainodesuga, ichiban chikai deguchi wa dokodesuka?) I would like to go to ○○. Please tell me the closest exit.
  • ○○はどこですか?(○○ha dokodesuka?) Where is ○○?

Japanese Words

電車(でんしゃ, Densha) – train

駅(えき, Eki) – station

地下鉄(ちかてつ, Chikatetsu) – subway

JR線(ジェーアールせん, JR sen) – JR Line

改札(かいさつ, Kaisatsu) – an entrance or exit gate

出口(でぐち, Deguchi) – an exit

乗り換え(のりかえ, Norikae) – to transfer line

切符(きっぷ, Kippu) – fare ticket

駅員,駅員さん(えきいん, Ekiin/えきいんさん, Ekiin san) – a train station attendant

ホーム(ほーむ, Hoomu) – platform

快速(かいそく, Kaisoku) – rapid train

準急(じゅんきゅう, Jyunkyuu) – sub rapid train

各駅停車(かくえきていしゃ, Kakueki teisha) – train that stops every station

○○線(○○せん, ○○sen) – line of train

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