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today04/7月/20

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I had a lesson at a coffee shop in Kyobashi this week. It was the first time since Covid-19 outbreak. I am still monitoring the situation and I am adjusting the schedule at this time.  Most of my lessons are still via Skype, but it was nice to have a lesson in person.

Especially when I teach beginner students, I prefer to having face-to-face lesson. Hopefully the virus will be contained soon.

ひさしぶりにカフェでレッスンをしました。まだほとんどのレッスンはオンラインですが、対面たいめんでレッスンができて、とても楽しかったです。

早くこのコロナウィルスがおさまればいいなと思っています。

Sentence ending particle “yo”

today23/6月/20

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“Yo” indicates mild emphasis when the speaker is very sure of what she or he is saying.


このクッキーとてもおいしいですよ。

This cookie is delicious. ( so I recommend this cookie. )


It is often used to convey informarion which the listener doesn’t know.

パーティは何時なんじからですか。→ 3時からですよ。

What time does the party start? → It starts at 3:00. 


You can use “yo” to get someone’s attention.

ばんごはんですよ!  Dinner’s ready!!



“Yo” can also be used when the speaker is making a judgment, so be careful not to put too much stress on it, and do not overuse it; otherwise you might sound aggressive.


Musical song in Japanese2

today08/6月/20

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If you are a musical theatre fan and also interested in Japanese lauguage, I found another “stay home musical video ” in Japanese.


日本語でミュージカルのうたをきいてみましょう。


Seasons of Love from “RENT”

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred  日本語で言えますか?

わたしはこの歌が大好だいすきです。

Sentence ending particle “ne”

today03/6月/20

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” Ne ” indicates agreement, confirmation or sympathy.


暑いあつです。→ そうです 。 It is hot, isn’t it? → Yes, it is.( I think so, too )


レッスンは4月からです 。The lesson will start from April, am I right?


It can also soften a request.


また連絡れんらくしてください。また連絡して。 Please contact me again. (please keep in touch )


Sometimes the speaker will use ” ne ” in a monologue: in this case it indicates the speaker’s subjective reflection, trying to reach back into memories or thought.


日本にほんものなにがいちばんきですか。Among Japanese food, what do you like the best?

そうです…(Let me see…) おこのきが大好だいすきです。 I love Okonomiyaki.



Lesson レッスンについて

today27/5月/20

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緊急事態宣言きんきゅうじたいせんげん解除かいじょされましたが、まだまだ気をつけないといけません。

6月中はスカイプレッスンを続ける予定ですが、できるだけ早くカフェレッスンも再開さいかいしたいと思っています。

After Japanese government has lifted the state of emergency for all prefectures, we still need to be careful and they called on the New Lifestyle”. check here

I will keep Skype lessons during June. It is difficult for me to eatablish a regular schedule at this time but hopefully I can restart face-to-face lessons at the coffee shop soon, so please contact me and let me know your requests for the lessons.

New life style 新しい生活様式

today19/5月/20

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The state of emergency has lifted in 39 prefectures, however Osaka is not yet included in this list.

残念ざんねんですが、大阪はまだ緊急事態宣言きんきゅうじたいせんげん解除かいじょされていません。

日本政府にほんせいふは「新しい生活様式せいかつようしき」を公表こうひょうしています。

Even after the government relaxed the restrictions, they called on ” new life style” practices.

You can check the website here: I have included both the Japanese and the English version.

英語 English  日本語 Japanese

日本語の3みつは 密閉みっぺい 密集みっしゅう 密接みっせつ です。

英語では3Cs です。

密閉 Confined spaces 密集 Crouded places 密接 Close contact settings

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