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2020/11/06
Today’s useful phrase is, “Is it okay to. . .?” This is used to ask for permission to do something, similar to “may I?” For example: Your wife or husband is reading in the living room. You want to watch TV, so you ask, “Is it okay to turn on the TV?” パートナーがリビングルームで読書をしています。 テレビが見たいときに、【テレビをつけてもいいですか?】と尋ねるときに使います。 You’re in a Starbucks looking for a place to...

2020/10/08
Today's conversation phrase is “be careful not to…” We use this to caution or warn someone to not do something, usually to a friend or family member. Using this phrase shows concern. For example: If you know someone is leaving the house and there is ice on the ground, you can say to them “be careful not to slip on the ice.” 氷で滑らないように気を付けてね When your friend is visiting their family for a few days for the holidays, you can say, “be careful not to eat too...

2020/09/23
Hi everyone! Today's conversation word is “absolutely.” When you want to emphasize your certainty about something, we use absolutely. This word makes your statement stronger! Here are some examples: (The second sentence is stronger in tone) “I didn’t study for the test. I’m sure I’m going to fail.” 私はテストの勉強をしませんでした。私は失敗すると確信しています。 “I didn’t study for the test. I’m absolutely sure I’m going to fail”....

2020/04/09
Hi everyone! This season’s useful phrases are about health and illness. Our phrase for today is to come down with something. This phrase is used when someone is about to become sick or to have some symptoms of a less serious illness. The preposition “with” is typically followed by a particular disease (come down with the flu/ measles/ a cold). For example: “I have to cancel the meeting because I`ve come down with a fever.”...

2020/04/04
Hi everyone! We have additional content on our homepage and it will be all about helpful English phrases in different situations. Today we’ll introduce some of the commonly used expressions when greeting someone. “Hello” and “Hi” are the most popular greetings to use in an informal or casual situation. It is generally followed by a person’s name. For example,“ Hello/ Hi, Chris. Good to see you!” “Nice to meet you” or “Pleased to meet you” is always used when meeting...

2020/03/07
Today’s English phrase is used when you get into a taxi. The driver will ask you where you want to go and you`ll answer with, ”Please take me to ~.” This phrase is okay to use in any situation where a driver will take you somewhere. Example: (You’re visiting New York City and need to take a taxi.) “ Please take me to Grand Central Station.” “ Please take me to Rockefeller Center.” “ Please take me to JFK airport, terminal 1.”

2020/02/08
Do you have a good memory? Then you can say, “I won’t forget...” This is a promise that you will remember something. Examples: Mi: What’s my name? John: Mi. Mi: Don’t forget my name. John: I won’t forget your name Mi. 日本語訳 Mi:私の名前は何? John:ミィ Mi:私の名前を忘れないでね John:忘れないよ John: Remember that we’re meeting tomorrow after work. Adam: I won’t forget to come. John: Good. 日本語訳...

基本英会話 · 2020/01/22
Hello. I’m sure you already know “thank you” but when you want to thank someone for something they did for you recently, you can say, “Thank you for ...” Examples: A: Thank you for dinner the other night. B: You’re welcome A:先日は夕飯をありがとう B:どういたしまして A: Thank you for coming early. B: No problem. A:早く来てくれてありがとう B:問題ないよ Easy right? Thank you for reading this post.

基本英会話 · 2019/12/14
Hello! Our basic conversation phrase for today is Would you like to..? If you want to ask someone what they want to do in a polite way, you can say, “Would you like to…?” Examples: ① A: Would you like to have dinner with me Friday night? B: No, sorry. ② A: Would you like to go to the beach with me? I’m going surfing. B: Yeah, let’s go! ③ A: Would you like to eat anything else? B: No, thank you. I’m full. 《日本語訳》 ①...

基本英会話 · 2019/12/07
Hi everyone! Today’s conversation phrase is, “Can you give me a moment?” Use this phrase when you want someone to wait for you to do something. To give a moment means to give someone a short amount of time (to do something). It’s a little more indirect than saying, “Can you wait?” Examples: Mary: John, can you help me with something? John: Sure, but can you give me a moment? I’m studying Japanese right now. 日本語訳 Mary:ジョン、手伝ってもらってもいい?...

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