いちばんichiban

noun / ~の noun:

  • number one; first; first place

adverb:

  • best; most

noun:

  • game; round; bout

adverb:

  • as a test; as an experiment; by way of experiment; by way of trial; tentatively 試しに

noun:

  • song (e.g. in noh); piece

このkonoネクタイNEKUTAIniしましょうshimashou一番ichibanよさそうyosasouだからdakara I will take this tie, as it seems to be the best.

お金okanewo稼ぎkasegiたいtaiならnaraアメリカAMERIKAga一番ichibanda If you want to earn money, America is the best.

すこしsukoshiold

adverb / noun:

  • small quantity; little; few; something
  • little while
  • short distance

子供kodomoni少しsukoshi愛情aijouwo注いでsosoidemi給えtamaeするとsurutokiminiおびただしいobitadashii愛情aijouga戻ってくるmodottekuru Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.

少しsukoshiテレビTEREBIwo見てmitemoいいiiですかdesuka Would you mind if I watched TV for a while?

たいへんtaihen Inflection

adverb:

  • very; greatly; terribly; awfully

adjectival noun / noun:

  • immense; enormous; great
  • serious; grave; dreadful; terrible
  • difficult; hard

noun:

  • major incident; disaster - archaism

1日中歩き回ってarukimawatte大変taihen疲れたtsukareta I am dead tired from walking around all day.

ameくらいkuraide電話denwaga混線konsenしてたらshitetara日本nipponなんてnante大変taihenですdesuyone If rain was enough to get phone-lines crossed then Japan would be in a right mess, wouldn't it?

oldほんとうhontouほんとhontoirr.ホントHONTOirr.ホントーHONTOOホントウHONTOU Inflection

~の noun / adjectival noun / adverb / noun:

  • truth; reality; actuality; fact

~の noun / adjectival noun / adverb:

  • proper; right; correct; official
  • genuine; authentic; natural; veritable

そのsono悪いwarui知らせshiraseha残念ながらzannennagara本当hontouda The bad news is only too true.

みんなminnairr.みなmina

adverb / noun:

  • all; everyone; everybody
  • everything

ここkokoniいたita人々hitobitohaみんなminna行ってitteしまったshimatta All the people who were here have left.

ごちそうgochisouhaみんなminnakaregakoないうちにnaiuchini食べられてtaberareteしまったshimatta All the dinner had been eaten before he came.

だいじょうぶdaijoubuだいじょぶdaijobu Inflection

adjectival noun:

  • safe; secure; sound; problem-free; without fear; all right; alright; OK; okay

adverb:

  • certainly; surely; undoubtedly

interjection / adjectival noun:

  • no thanks; I'm good; that's alright - colloquialism

noun:

彼女kanojoha今のところimanotokoro大丈夫daijoubuですdesu She is all right at the moment.

いやiya大丈夫daijoubuda No, no, that's okay.

ときどきtokidoki

adverb / noun / ~の noun:

  • sometimes; at times

ジェーンJEENhaときどきtokidoki学校gakkouまでmade走ってhashitteいくiku Jane sometimes runs to school.

けっこうkekkou Inflection

adjectival noun / adverbial noun / noun:

  • splendid; nice; wonderful; delicious; sweet

adjectival noun:

  • sufficient; fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"); (by implication) no thank you
  • well enough; OK; tolerable

adverb:

  • quite; reasonably; fairly; tolerably

noun:

  • construction; architecture - archaism

猛烈mouretsuni勉強しなくてbenkyoushinakutemoすむsumutoha結構kekkouですdesune It is good that you do not have to study so hard.

naniwoさしあげsashiageましょうmashouka」「いやiyaけっこうkekkouただtada見てmite回っているmawatteiruだけdakeだからdakara "Can I help you?" "No, thank you. I'm just looking around."

商品shouhinhaお引き取りohikitoriいただいてitadaitemo結構kekkouですdesushi返送hensouしてshitemoかまいませんkamaimasen If you wish, you may pick them up, or we would be glad to send them back to you.

一日中コンピューターKONPYUUTAAni向かってるmukatteruからkara結構kekkou電磁波denjiha I sit in front of a computer screen all day, so I get pretty heavily bombarded by electro-magnetic waves.

たぶんtabun Inflection

adverb:

  • perhaps; probably

adjectival noun / ~の noun:

  • generous; many; much; great

kimiにはnihaたぶんtabunみんなminnaわかっているwakatteiruことkotoでしょうdeshou I expect you know all about it.

いくつikutsu

adverb:

  • how many?
  • how old?
いくらikura

adverb / noun:

  • how much?; how many?

adverb:

  • even; even if

このkonoハンカチHANKACHIhaいくらikuraですかdesuka How much is this handkerchief?

おなじonajiおんなじonnaji

noun or verb acting prenominally / noun:

  • same; identical; equal; uniform; equivalent; similar; common (origin); changeless; alike

adverb:

  • anyway; anyhow; in either case - usu. part of a 'nara' conditional

彼女kanojoha稼ぐkasegunotoおなじonajiだけdakenoo金を使う金wotsukau She spends as much money as she earns.

またmata

adverb / conjunction / prefix:

  • again; and; also; still (doing something)

ありがとうarigatouまたmata次のtsuginohiniくるkuruようにしますyounishimasu Thanks. Maybe we'll come back.

なぜnazeなにゆえnaniyue

adverb:

  • why; how

あなたanatahaなぜnaze働いているhataraiteiruno How come you're still working?

あまりamariあんまりanmariold Inflection

noun / ~の noun:

  • remainder; remnant; rest; balance; surplus; remains (of a meal); leftovers あまり

adverb:

adjectival noun / ~の noun:

  • extreme; great; severe; tremendous; terrible

suffix noun:

  • more than; over あまり

ぎょうざgyouzanogunoあまりamariha餃子gyouzawoiede作りましたtsukurimashitagakawaga少なかったsukunakattaせいかseikaguga少しsukoshi余ってamatteしまいましたshimaimashita Gyoza stuffing? I made some gyoza at home but, possibly because I didn't have enough dough, I had some of the filling left over.

それsorehaあまりamari価値kachigaないnai It's not worth much.

ひなたぼっこhinatabokkowoしているshiteirutoあまりamarino気持ちよkimochiyosaniウトウトUTOUTOしてshiteしまったshimatta I felt so good as I lazed in the sunshine that I drifted off to sleep.

スイートルームSUIITORUUMUnoあまりamarino豪華さにgoukasaniウットリしたUTTORIshita We were entranced by the fabulous suite.

1か月1kagetsuあまりamari名古屋nagoyani居たitaことがあるkotogaaru I lived in Nagoya for over a month.

いろいろiroiro Inflection

adjectival noun / ~の noun / adverb / ~と adverb / noun:

  • various; all sorts of; variety of

noun:

  • various colors (colours) - archaism

いろいろiroiro考えてkangaeteみるmiruto私のwatashino主観shukanですdesugaプレゼントPUREZENTOhaどれだけdoredake気持ちkimochigaこめられているkomerareteirukade価値kachigaかわってkawatteくるkuruのだnodato思いますomoimasu All things considered, and it's just my opinion but, I think that the value of a present changes depending on how much thought is put into it.

だんだんdandan

adverb / ~と adverb:

  • gradually; by degrees; little by little; more and more; increasingly

noun:

  • steps; stairs; staircase; terrace

だんだんdandan暖かくatatakakuなりますnarimasu It will get warmer and warmer.

ちょっとchottoちょとchotoatejiatejiチョットCHOTTOちょいとchoitoチョッとCHOtto

adverb:

  • a little; a bit; slightly
  • just a minute; for a moment; briefly
  • somewhat; rather; fairly; pretty; quite
  • (not) easily; (not) readily - before a verb in negative form

interjection:

  • hey!; excuse me

ネクタイNEKUTAIwo締めるshimerumaちょっとchottoじっとjittoしてshitene Hold still a moment while I fix your tie.

このkonotsukuehawatashiにはnihaちょっとchotto低いhikui This desk is a little low for me.

それsore以上ijouno仕事shigotohaちょっとchotto見つからないmitsukaranaiだろうdarou You won't find a better job in a hurry.

ちょっとchottoそこsokonoきみkimi Hey, you there!

とてもtotemoとってもtottemo

adverb:

  • very; awfully; exceedingly - とっても is more emphatic
  • (not) at all; by no means; simply (cannot) - before a negative form

これkorehaとてもtotemoおもしろomoshiroそうsoudanetoひろしhiroshiga言いますiimasu "This looks pretty interesting," Hiroshi says.

このkonoamenonakawo外出gaishutsuするsuruことkotohaとてもtotemoできないdekinaiことkotoですdesu Going out in this rain is out of the question.

どうdouいかがikagaいかika

adverb:

あなたanatahaあのanokurumawoどうdou処理shoriしたshitanoですかdesuka What did you do with that car?

どうもdoumo

interjection:

adverb:

  • much (thanks); very (sorry); quite (regret)
  • quite; really; mostly
  • somehow
  • in spite of oneself; try as one might; no matter how hard one may try (to, not to) どうしても

interjection:

  • greetings; hello; goodbye
もうmouもーmo-irr.

adverb:

  • now; soon; shortly; before long; presently
  • already; yet; by now; (not) anymore すでに
  • further; more; again; another; the other

interjection:

  • tsk; dammit; jeez; come on - used to strengthen expression of an emotion (often exasperation)
もっとmotto

adverb:

  • (some) more; even more; longer; further
ゆっくりyukkuri Inflection

adverb / noun / ~する noun / ~と adverb:

  • slowly; at ease; restful - onomatopoeia
よりyori

particle:

  • than
  • from; out of; since; at; on
  • except; but; other than

adverb:

  • more

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