ブログカテゴリ:基本会話



2019/10/09
Use this expression to tell someone that something is expensive. 《Examples:》 ① John: How was that new sushi restaurant. Mary: It was good but a bit pricey. John: How much was the bill? Mary: ¥50,000 ② John: Wasn’t that foundation a bit pricey? Mary: Yes, but’s it really high quality. John: So, it’s worth the price? Mary: Yes. 《日本語訳》 ① John:新しいお寿司屋さんはどうだった? Mary:よかったけど少し高かったです。 John:いくらだった?...

2019/10/02
Use this expression to compare someone’s appearance to something or someone Examples: John: You see that woman that walked in Yoshinoya? She looks like Ishihara Satomi. Tony: Wow, you’re right! Keisuke: That man looks like the boss. Takahiro: He looks like the boss because he is he boss. Keisuke: Oh! 《日本語訳》 John:吉野家を歩いていたあの女性が見えますか?彼女は石原さとみに似ている。 Tony:あなたの言う通りだ!...

2019/09/01
Please don’t forget... Use this expression to remind someone to do something. Examples: John is going to the airport to fly to Thailand. His sister Mary tells him not to forget his passport. John: I’m leaving for the airport. Mary: Please don’t forget your passport. John: Thanks, I won’t. John often forgets to do his homework on the weekends so his mother reminds him every Friday. Mom: John, please don’t forget to do your homework this weekend. John: Don’t worry mom, I won’t....

2019/08/17
Hi, everyone! Today’s Conversation Starter is ‘What time ~?’ We use this to ask for the time of many things. Example: A: What time is it? B: It’s 8 o’clock. A:何時ですか? B:8時です It is also used when asking what time someone works or what time something starts. Example: A: What time do you work tomorrow? B: 8 a.m. A:明日は何時から仕事ですか? B:午前8時です A: What time does the movie start? B: At 9. A:映画は何時から始まりますか?...

2019/08/07
Our conversation starter for today is ‘Where’s ~?’ (Where is ~?) This is very useful for asking for the location of something, especially when travelling. For example: Ex1, A: Where’s the grocery store? B: It’s in Squirrel Hill on Lincoln Ave. A: Thank you. Ex2, In a grocery store A: Excuse me, where’s the tofu? B: It’s in the produce section. We also use ‘Where is ~?’ to ask where someone is. Ex3, A: Where’s John? B: He’s in the bathroom. 【日本語訳】...

2019/07/24
Today’s conversation starter is What’s ~? (What is ~?) Use ‘What’s ~?’ to ask about someone or something. For example: A: What’s your name? B: My name is John. A: What’s your favorite movie? B. It’s Seven Samurai. Asking about something; A: What’s this? B: It’s an electric toothbrush. A: What’s your plan for the weekend? B: I’m going surfing in Okinawa. Want to come? 【日本語訳】 A:あなたのお名前は? B:私の名前はジョンです。...

2019/06/29
Hello everyone! Here we have another conversation starter for today: How about...? We use this question starter to give suggestions and advice. It is a polite way of suggesting something. For example: A: I want to take a vacation this summer. B: How about going to the beach? A: But it’s going to be so crowded! B: How about travelling to New Zealand? A: But it’s too troublesome to travel with winter clothes when it’s summer! B: How about doing some research on what you can do without going...

2019/06/12
Hi everyone! Our conversation phrase for today is “It’s difficult to (do something).” “Difficult” means something is not easy to do or to understand. A person can also be difficult if he or she is hard to deal with or not behaving well. For example: A: Hey! How’s your trip to France? B: I had a great time, but I had some trouble ordering food there. A: Why? What happened? B: It’s difficult to read the menu. It was only written in French. A: That’s too bad. B: Yeah, the waitress...

2019/05/29
Hello everyone! Our conversation phrase for today is “It's too~ to do something.” In this phrase, “too” indicates a greater degree of something and exceeds normal limits. It is placed before an adjective to emphasize a negative meaning. So you can say, “It's too hot/ cold/ hard/ expensive to (do something). For example: A: Can I try this sweater on? B: Sure. The fitting room is on the right, across from the cashier. A: (a few minutes later) Do you have a smaller size? It’s too big...

2019/05/08
Hello everyone! Today’s useful conversation phrase is, “On second thought...” This is used when you change your mind about something. For Example: ex1. Flight attendant: “Chicken or Beef?” Passenger: “Chicken. On second thought, I’ll take beef.” ex2. (At a coffee shop) Customer: “I’ll take a café latte please. On second thought, make it a cappuccino.” 【日本語訳】 ex1. 客室乗務員「チキンにしますか?ビーフにしますか?」...

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