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How to Learn Japanese Through Fairy Tale Stories

Top 6 Japanese Fairy Tale Stories and Characters

Hi Listeners,

Do you know what the top 6 Japanese fairy tales are?

Reading short stories in Japanese is a fun way to learn the Japanese language and culture. Check out the 6 Japanese fairy tale stories below and learn must-know folk story words and phrases in Japanese!

1. Top 6 Japanese Fairy Tales

Top 6 Japanese Fairy Tales

1. Momotarō, the Peach Boy

The Japanese title is 桃太郎 (ももたろう; Momotarō). Born from a peach and raised by an old couple, Momotaro grows into a strong boy and starts fighting evil creatures. He is a symbol of bravery and humility.

2. The Crane of Gratitude

The Japanese title is 鶴の恩返し (つるのおんがえし; Tsuru no on-gaeshi). An old man frees a crane and later takes in a young woman. Behind closed doors, she turns into a crane and makes beautiful cloth out of her feathers.

3. The Rollong Rice-balls

The Japanese title is おむすびころりん (Omusubi kororin). A kind man drops his rice-ball and follows it down a hole into the mouse world. He’s rewarded, but when a mean-spirited man tries the same, he is punished.

4. The Inch-High Samurai

The Japanese title is 一寸法師 (いっすんぼうし; Issun bōshi). A boy who is only an inch tall protects a noblewoman from a demon. He’s swallowed by the demon and fights his way out from the inside.

5. The Story of Urashimatarō

The Japanese title is 浦島太郎 (うらしまたろう; Urashimatarō). A fisherman is taken to the Dragon Palace under the sea. He stays for 3 days, but when he returns to the surface, 300 years have passed.

6. Bamboo Hat for the Jizō Statuettes

The Japanese title is かさじぞう (Kasa jizō). A man goes to market to get mochi to celebrate New Year’s but gives his hats to the jizou. Later they reward his kindness.

2. Fairy Tale Characters and Words in Japanese

Here are some common fairy tale characters and words in Japanese you may come across while reading Japanese folktale stories.

Japanese Romaji Meaning
妖精 yōsei fairy
ユニコーン yunikōn unicorn
shiro castle
マジック majikku magic
魔女 majo witch
スペル superu spell
ドラゴン doragon dragon
オーガ Ōga Ogre
王様 ō-sama king
王子 ōji prince
王女 ōjo princess
昔々 mukashi mukashi once upon a time
魔法使い mahō tsukai wizard
人魚 ningyo mermaid
巨人 kyojin giant
こびと kobito dwarf
ままはは mamahaha stepmother

Check out even more fairy tale words in the video below!

Conclusion

You might not understand every single word in Japanese stories at first but try to guess what they mean in context. Illustrations will also help you understand the story. After reading it, make sure to look up the words in the dictionary and read the story a few more times. If you do that, you’ll surely get better at reading Japanese.

So what Japanese tale would you like to read first? Do you know any other fairy tale stories in Japan? Did we miss any Japanese fairy tale words? Let us know in the comments!

How to Say Nice to Meet You in Japanese

nice to meet you in japanese

If you are in Japan for business or travel, or meeting you Japanese friend’s family in your own country, we are sure you would love to impress your Japanese hosts.

You want to introduce yourself, say hello and learn how to say nice to meet you in Japanese. But you have heard that it is difficult and a mistake can cause great confusion or trouble.

Don’t worry! Here we bring you some useful tips for that successful first meeting for all Japanese beginners.

Discover the list of Top 10 Lines to Introduce Yourself in Japanese



1. My name is [name].

こんにちは。わたしは [name]です。
Konnichi wa. Watashi wa [name] desu.
“Hello. My name is [name].”

  • こんにちは (Konnichi wa) is the Japanese equivalent of “Hello” and can be used at any time of day.
  • わたし (Watashi) is a polite way for males or females to say “I” or “me.”
  • (wa) is a particle that follows the topic you are going to be talking about.
  • です (desu) is called a copula, and refers to one type of “to be” verb.


2. Nice to meet you.

Just as important, remember to say:

はじめまして。
Hajimemashite.
“Nice to meet you.”

or the unique expression:

どうぞ よろしくお願いします。
Dozo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
This roughly translates to “Please treat me well.”

or formal and polite expressions:

お会いできてうれしいです。
O-ai dekite ureshī desu.
“I’m happy to meet you.”

お目にかかれて嬉しいです。
O-me ni kakarete ureshī desu.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

お目にかかれて光栄です。
O-me ni kakarete kōei desu.
“It’s an honour to be seen by you.” or “It is an honor to meet you.”

お目にかかる (O-me ni kakaru) is the humble form of 会う (Au; meet).


Using this kind of phrase shows respect for the person and also that you are looking forward to a good relationship with them. It is sure to make a great impression!

Example:

初めまして。どうぞお入り下さい。
はじめまして。どうぞおはいりください。
Hajimemashite. Dōzo o-iri kudasai.
“Please come in, it’s nice to meet you.”

初めまして、ピーター。私の名前はリチャードです。
はじめまして、ピーター。わたしのなまえはリチャードです。
Hajimemashite, pītā. Watashinonamaeha richādodesu.
“Hello Peter, my name is Richard and it is nice to meet you.”

初めまして。
はじめまして。
Hajimemashite.
“Nice to meet you, sir.”

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Keep in mind that in Japanese, we give our full names by saying first the last name and then the first name. So, take the person’s last name and better attach the suffix san (さん), and now you can greet people politely in Japanese! Click here if you want to know which Japanese suffix apply to which person and how to use them all: San, Chan, Kun, Sama

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The 10 Day Hiragana Challenge

September either sounds like back to school or end of holidays. Getting back to work? Well, that’s usually harder, but if the summer didn’t get rid of your motivation to learn Japanese, then you’re about to start on the bleeding edge thanks to:

The 10 Day Hiragana Challenge

The “Challange” is quite simple: within 10 days you’ll be able to perfectly READ and WRITE all Hiragana. That’s all you’ll need to master one of the three alphabets of Japanese language.

From Tuesday, the 6th of September we will release one video per day during 10 days on our YouTube channel, to give you all the resources and tips to learn those Japanese characters. Every day from the 6th to the 15th, Risa will teach you the secret to easily learning 46 hiragana in 10 days.

Don’t miss any video of this upcoming series and not only you’ll know the basics of Japanese pronunciation but you’ll be able to identify a lot words used in everyday life. It’s your best way to get started learning Japanese!

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How to Cook Delicious Chicken Teriyaki While Learning Japanese

Do you like chicken teriyaki? If so, this blog post is perfect for you. In this lesson, you’re going to learn an easy way to cook delicious chicken teriyaki while learning Japanese. Check out 鶏のテリヤキのレシピ (Tori no teriyaki no reshipi; chicken teriyaki recipe) below! Make sure to listen to the audio lesson and review the words and phrases too!

Cook Chicken Teryaki While Learning Japanese

Listen to our Japanese audio lesson - How to Make Japanese Teriyaki Chicken!



1. What’s teriyaki?

Teriyaki (テリヤキ) is one of the most well-known and popular cooking methods in Japanese cuisine. Fish or meat (or other types of ingredients) are marinated in sweet soy sauce and then grilled or broiled. We can write teriyaki in kanji (照り焼き), hiragana, or katakana.



2. Ingredients (材料; Zairyō)

  • One piece of chicken (鶏肉1枚; Toriniku ichi-mai)
  • Fifty milliliters of soy saucee (しょうゆ50cc; Shōyu gojū-cc)
  • Fifty millliters of vinegar (酢50cc; Su gojū-cc)
  • Thirty grams of sugar (砂糖30グラム; Satō sanjū-guramu)

Teriyaki Rice

Learn more Japanese vocabulary about cooking!

Let’s make Japanese chicken teriyaki! Do you have your ingredients? So let’s begin making it.
鶏のテリヤキを作りましょう!材料はありますか。では、作り始めましょう。
(Tori no teriyaki o tsukurimashō! Aairyō wa arimasu ka. Dewa, tsukuri hajimemashō.)



3. How to Make Simple Teriyaki Sauce & Chicken Teriyaki

Learn more Japanese vocabulary about kitchen items!

1) Mix together the soy sauce, the vinegar, and the sugar.

  • しょうゆと、酢と、砂糖を混ぜてください。
  • Shōyu to, su to, satō o mazete kudasai.

2) Keep mixing until the sugar dissolves.

  • 砂糖が溶けるまで、混ぜ続けてくださいね。
  • Satō ga tokeru made, mazetsudukete kudasai ne.

3) Next, put the mixture and the chicken in the pan. Then turn on the heat.

  • 次に、鍋にたれと鶏肉をいれます。それから、火をつけてください。
  • Tsugi ni, nabe ni tare to toriniku o iremasu. Sore kara, hi o tsukete kudasai.

4) When it’s boiling, turn down the flame. Let it cook for ten minutes.

  • お湯が沸騰したら、火を弱くしてください。10分間煮てください。
  • O-yu ga futtō shitara, hi o yowaku shite kudasai.

5) Turn it over and let it cook for another ten minutes.

  • ひっくり返して、また10分煮てください。
  • Hikkuri kaeshite, mata juppun nite kudasai.


4. Japanese Vocabulary and Phrases

Biling Water

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  • テリヤキ (teriyaki): teriyaki
  • 経つ (tatsu): to pass (time); V1
  • 煮る (niru): to cook, to boil, to simmer;V2
  • 沸騰 (futtō): boiling
  • (nabe): pot, saucepan
  • 溶ける (とける): to melt, to thaw;V2
  • たれ (tare): sauce, dipping sauce
  • (su): vinegar
  • しょうゆ (shōyu): soy sauce
  • ひっくり返す (hikkuri kaesu): to turn over, to upset;V1


5. Japanese Audio Lesson


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In this lesson, you will learn how to use hajimeru, tuzukeru, and owaru in Japanese. The conversation takes place in a home economics class at school between a Japanese teacher and some students. The teacher is speaking formal Japanese to her students. The students are speaking formal Japanese with their teacher and informal Japanese to each other. We will also discuss Japanese cooking teriyaki style.
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August 2016 Recap - Japanese Made Easy

Hello Learners, and welcome to your Monthly Recap that will make Japanese easier to learn!

Through this post, you will:
- Receive your free ebook in PDF form to easily master Top 1500 Japanese Kanji
- Know the latest update and upcoming features on JapanesePod101.com
- Catch up with posts and video released this month that you shouldn’t have missed

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Contents:
  1. New Lessons
  2. Itadakimasu! Super Sushi Ninja Challenge
  3. Current Offers
  4. YouTube Videos You Shouldn’t Have Missed in July
  5. Top Blog Articles in July
  6. JapanesePod101 Corner


1. New Lessons Top

- (Beginner) Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures #4 - Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures: Asking About Location or Position
The Sentence Patterns series brings you a great new way to learn Japanese! With this series, you’ll build on your conversation skills by learning the most common and useful sentence patterns in Japanese.
In this lesson, you will learn how to use the sentence pattern “Where is A?”

- (Bonus course) Japanese Vocab Builder #54 - Crossing Borders
Our Japanese vocabulary lists are listener favorites, and now we’ve made it even better! In each lesson, you’ll hear the Japanese words and phrases from the Japanese vocabulary lists. Join us for Japanese Vocab Builder!
In this lesson, you’ll learn words and phrases for Crossing Borders.



2. Itadakimasu! Super Sushi Ninja Challenge Top

We just started the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge on August 2nd, 2016. You will have until Monday, August 8th to send a video of you ordering Sushi in Japanese, in any restaurant serving this dish. Participants all over the world will get a chance to win a box full of Japanese treats!

Find more details about the challenge and learn how to order sushi in Japanese here!

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3. Current Offers Top

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4. YouTube Videos You Shouldn’t Have Missed in July Top

Learn the Top 10 Sad Words in Japanese

Introduction to Kanji Script – Woman Radical 女

Ask a Japanese Teacher! What is DESU?



5. Top July Blog Articles Top

Japanese Honorifics Guide: San, Kun, Chan, Sama and More

Have you ever felt confused about all those -kun, -chan and -senpai you hear when watching anime?. After reading this post your Japanese will sound more natural as you will learn how to use Japanese honorifics!

Top 10 Language Learning Strategies

Learning a new languages is not an easy task. It’s difficult to find one method what suits you best. In this post we’ll tell you about 10 proven simple learning strategies to help you boost your language skill.

How Will Learning Japanese Make You Rich

When learning a new language the money on top is an added bonus, but we will tell you how this hobby can turn into a source of revenue!



6. JapanesePod101 Corner Top

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Your support is precious and the more engaged your are the further we will take you in your way to Japanese fluency. Like it, talk about it to your friends, grandparents or your goldfish, we have tips to improve memory, don’t worry!

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Take the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge and Get a Box of Japanese Treats!

Hi dear Japanese Learners!

Mastering the Japanese language is a real adventure, but just by being on this page you’re proving to us that you’re not afraid of facing some challenges. You’re a perfect match for the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge!

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Contents:
  1. What is the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge?
  2. How to Apply for the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge
  3. How to Order Sushi in Japanese
  4. Must-Know Japanese Vocabulary when Ordering Sushi
  5. What is Premium PLUS?


1. What is the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge? Top

The goal of the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge is to get you speaking Japanese in a real life situation, so we challenge you to go to a sushi restaurant, or any restaurant that serves sushi, and record yourself ordering sushi in Japanese! Quite simple, isn’t it?

You will have until Monday, August 8th to send us your video. And because we believe every challenge deserve rewards, participants will receive:

  • An extremely rare Sushi Ninja Badge only Premium PLUS users can earn
  • A chance at winning a box full of Japanese treats!
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    2. How to Apply for the Super Sushi Ninja Challenge Top

  • For Premium PLUS users: You just have to upload your video using the My Teacher chat window.
  • For all other Japanese learners: Email your submissions to plus@japanesepod101.com.
  • We will announce the big winner on Tuesday, August 9th and post the winning video on Facebook and Twitter!

    3. How to Order Sushi in Japanese Top

    Do you know the names of Japanese sushi items? Want to ask for soy sauce?
    Click here to learn the Japanese words you must know before going into a Sushi restaurant!

    Risa teaches you the 5 most commonly ordered sushi items!

    If you need some inspiration, here are some examples from JapanesePod101 team members!


    You can also record yourself ordering sushi like this:


    Or Click here to listen

    4. Must-Know Japanese Vocabulary when Ordering Sushi Top

    When you want to get the attention of the sushi chef, yell out loud…
    すいません!(Suimasen!)

    When ordering, use the phrase meaning “give me,”….
    〜お願いします(onegai shimasu)

    Also, there are some special counters for sushi!
    〜丁(ちょう) - the counter for the food dishes
    〜貫(かん) - the counter for sushi. That refers to “one ball” of sushi.

    Peter ordered by saying…
    トロサーモン一つお願いします。(Torosāmon hitotsu onegai shimasu.)

    Yuki ordered by saying…
    すいません、ヤリイカ三貫と、中トロ一丁!(Suimasen, yariika san-kan to, chūtoro itchō!)

    Are you up for the challenge? I hope so! Make sure to get it to us by the deadline in order to receive your exclusive badge on My Teacher as well as your chance at winning the box of Japanese treats! So get your cameras ready, learners!

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    4 Reasons Why Japanese Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

    Learn 4 honest reasons you need Japanese slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

    Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Japanese slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Japanese? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Japanese or any new language.

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    1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

    If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

    2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Japanese Culture

    If you turn on any popular Japanese TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Japanese slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Japanese culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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    3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

    Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Japanese slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

    4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

    We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

    The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

    Learning Japanese slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

    But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

    The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Japanese people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Japanese TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Japanese slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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    So where can you learn current slang expressions and the right context in which to use them?

    At JapanesePod101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Japanese slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

    Japanese slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

    However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
    At JapanesePod101, you’ll learn how to use slang phrases and words to draw the right attention and avoid these problems.

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    Japanese Honorifics Guide: San, Kun, Chan, Sama and More

    Have you ever felt confused about all those -kun, -chan and -senpai you hear when watching anime? I am sure you have wondered about the meaning of these Japanese suffixes. After reading this post your Japanese will sound more natural as you will learn how to use Japanese honorifics!

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    Most languages use them: “Mr.”, “Mrs”, “Sir”, “Dr”… But in Japanese, there are more of them, and they are a lot more nuanced. They are often attached to a name as a suffix, but some can stand alone, such as sensei.

    In Japanese there are both formal and informal honorifics, plus some familial honorifics. The use of honorifics is considered very important in Japan, and calling somebody by just his name without adding a title is a lack of good manners.

    Here is the list of 10 Japanese honorific titles and how to use them!

    -San (さん), the most common honorific, equivalent to “Mr.” or “Mrs.” It’s a title of respect between equals, so it’s okay to use for anyone, especially if you are not sure which honorific to use. It can also be attached to occupation names. For example, ‘bookstore (本屋) + san (さん) = “bookseller” (本屋さん).’

    -Kun (くん), the most commonly used honorific in anime. It is used to address young males. It is also used by superiors to inferiors and male of the same age and status.

    -Chan (ちゃん), most frequently used for girls and between them, children, close friends, or lovers. This can be used when somebody finds a person, a pet, or something adorable and cute. You don’t want to use it with a superior, unless you want to be fired! -Sama (さま), the more formal version of san. Usually used to refer to customers who are deserving of the utmost respect status in Japan, people of higher rank, or somebody you admire.

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    -Niisan/Neesan (兄さん / 姉さん), is used when referring to one’s older brother or sister, or any relative or close friend. -Jiisan/Baasan (じいさん / ばあさん), s used when referring to one’s grandfather and grandmother, and is also used to refer to older adults the speaker is acquainted with. Neither of these are seen as insulting, but watch out not to use them with a person sensitive about his/her age!

    -Dono (どの), roughly means “lord” or “master”, and lies below sama in its respect level. It’s a title that has almost gone out of use in daily conversation. When it is used, it is usually as a joke expressing an exaggeration of age.

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    Here are some honorific titles that can stand on their own:

    Senpai (せんぱい), the equivalent of “senior.” This is used for classmates in higher grades and all people with more experience than yourself either at work, club, or in any kind of group.

    Kōhai (こうはい), the equivalent of “junior” and the opposite of senpai. As it can appear condescending, it is not used as a suffix.

    Sensei (せんせい), is used to refer to teachers as well as people who are experts in their respective fields, whether doctors, artists or lawyers. It shows respect to someone who has mastered some skill.

    To go further and master this lesson:

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    Now that you mastered Japanese honorific suffixes you can move on prefixes! This video lesson is already available on our website and you will learn why and how to use Japanese prefix!

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    How to be a Good Lover in Japan

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    Click here to listen how to pronounce those lovely words!

    - あなたの事を愛しています。
    Anata no koto o aishiteimasu.
    I love you.

    - あなたは私にとって、とても大事な存在です。
    Anata wa watashi ni totte totemo daijina sonzaidesu.
    You mean so much to me.

    - バレンタインを一緒に過ごしてくれる?
    Barentain o issho ni sugoshite kureru?
    Will you be my Valentine?

    - 君はとても美しいよ。
    Kimi wa totemo utsukushī yo.
    You’re so beautiful.

    - 私は、友達以上としてあなたのことを考えている。
    Watashi wa, tomodachi ijou toshite anata no koto o kangaete iru.
    I think of you as more than a friend.

    - 百個のハートでも、君を愛しているというのは表現しつくせない。Hyaku-ko no hāto demo, kimi o aishi teru to iu no wa hyōgen shi tsukusenai.
    A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

    - 愛」はただ単に「愛」である。説明なんてできない。
    `Ai’ wa tada tan ni `ai’ de aru. Setsumei nante dekinai.
    Love is just love. It can never be explained.

    - あなた、とてもハンサムですね。
    Anata, totemo hansamu desu ne.
    You’re so handsome.

    - 私はあなたに一目惚れした。
    Watashi wa anata ni hitome bore shita
    I’ve got a crush on you.

    - あなたは私により良い男になろうと思わせてくれた。
    Anata wa watashi ni yori yoi otoko ni narou to omowa sete kureta.
    You make me want to be a better man.

    - どんな事も愛情をもってやりなさい。
    Don’na koto mo aijō o motte yarinasai.
    Let all that you do be done in love.

    - あなたは私の太陽、そして愛です。
    Anata wa watashi no taiyō, soshite aidesu.
    You are my sunshine, my love.

    - 言葉であなたへの愛情は言い表せられない。
    Kotoba de anata e no aijō wa ii arawaserarenai
    Words can’t describe my love for you.

    - 私たちは一緒になる運命だったんだ。
    Watashitachi ha issho ni naru unmei datta’nda.
    We were meant to be together.

    - これを読んでいる時に誰かの事を考えているなら、あなたは恋に落ちているに違いない。
    Kore o yonde iru toki ni dareka no koto o kangaete irunara, anata wa koiniochite iru ni chigainai.
    If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

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    The Top 10 Japanese Slang Words You’ll Hear In Japan

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    1. ぶっちゃけ
    bucchake - to be honest

    2. おひさ。
    Ohisa. - It’s been a while since I see you.

    3. ちげーよ。
    Chigē yo. - It’s not correct.

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    4. ダッシュで
    dasshu de - in a hurry

    5. ソッコー
    sokkō - immediately

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    6. めちゃめちゃ
    mechamecha - quite

    7. へこむ
    hekomu - feel discouraged

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    8. パねぇ
    pa nė - unbelievable

    9. ガッツリ
    gattsuri - plentifully

    10. やばい
    yabai - something is bad or dangerous

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