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sarangiya

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Re: 僕のVCE日記 (My VCE diary)
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 01:53:23 am »
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9年生ですか! 日本語がとてもお上手ですね。
こうやって、毎日日本語の勉強をしていたら、
さらに上手くなれますよ。
Translation
You're in Year 9! Your Japanese is very good.
If you keep studying Japanese every day like this, you can become even better.
趣味(しゅみ)はなんですか。
友だち と よく あそびますか。友だちはどんな人ですか。
Translation
What are your hobbies?
Do you hang out with your friends much? What kind of people are your friends?
ちょっとだけ添削します!
実はあまり準備していない. 何が言える...→しかたない

日本語は難しなると 思うので,今はちょっと ストレスがあります.
We use the continuous form verbている to express states that can continue to be true. 準備しない would indicate "I wont/will not prepare", while 準備していない "I have not/am not prepared".
Sometimes idiomatic phrases do not translate across languages and cultures! If you think about how "what can I say..." really means that you are reflectively disappointed, you can find a word in Japanese to fit that nuanced meaning. しかたない literally means "there is nothing I can do".
When you use verbs like する and なる in conjunction with adjectives, adjectives ending in an い sound (難しい、新しい、嬉しい) change by dropping the final い and adding a く, which changes then from adjectives to adverbs (which is why you can use them with verbs).
Ironically, Japanese people don't talk about stress as casually as we do. Saying "I'm stressed" doesn't necessarily carry the same meaning as ストレス. You could use もやもやしています (I have I'll feelings about...), 不安です (I am uneasy about...). If you want to use ストレス, maybe ちょっとストレスを感じています sounds natural!
in general, becoming more comfortable with polite (です ます) registers will be helpful during VCE!

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2019, 01:55:41 am by sarangiya »
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Re: 僕のVCE日記 (My VCE diary)
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 10:04:58 am »
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Ironically, Japanese people don't talk about stress as casually as we do. Saying "I'm stressed" doesn't necessarily carry the same meaning as ストレス. You could use もやもやしています (I have I'll feelings about...), 不安です (I am uneasy about...). If you want to use ストレス, maybe ちょっとストレスを感じています sounds natural!

Wow, that's so interesting! Your Japanese never fails to surprise me every time! I never knew about the stress part before
I think I should research a bit of their culture before starting 1/2 next year
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