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DAY 28
09 February 2017

Last day today and all I did was shopped! I met up with Yuto, a university friend and we had lunch! I wished that we had an extra day to have more freedom to go around like this in such a beautiful, big city.

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03:45PM We meet back at the lobby and now we bid farewell to this magical country.

Here’s a little list of vocabulary items and/or grammar points that I’ve learnt or used in this trip.

Studied and Used

Japanese English Example
 ~そうです  “It looks (like) …”  おいしいそうです!
 ~かもしれません  a possibility  ないかもしれない
 ~てくれてありがとう  “Thank you for _____ _____ for me”  おにぎりを作ってくれてありがとう
 ~てよかったです  “It’s good that…”  雨が止まてよかったですね
 ~はずです  supposed to be the case  もすぐはずです
 ~てほしい  “I want you to…”  いつか皆はオーストラリアに来てほしいなあ
Questions within larger sentences 私は日本の料理の中に、何を一番好きか、わかりませ。
 ~ば  “If A, then B”  私はもっと頑張れば、いつか日本にもどってことができる
~ことにする  “I have decided that…”  日本にいつか戻ることにしする!
 ~てみる  “I will try to…”  おにぎりを作ってみる

Learnt on the trip

Japanese English Example Used when:
要る To need; to want このすしいる? Can be used to ask whether one wants to eat a certain thing or not.
着く To arrive at; to reach 着いた! When one arrives after a relatively long journey, they say 「ついた!」
元気出して Cheer up! 大丈夫?元気出して! Can be used to cheer someone up.
ピンキリ
N/~の(は)初めてです “this is the first time’ (in an onsen) 温泉はじめてです~ Requires to be used in a relevant situation.
かな “I wonder…” 私は日本で英語の先生をなれるかな。
V/adjすぎる ‘too~’; ‘do something too much’ 彼はかっこすぎるよ!
N ばかり ‘nothing but~’ 秋葉原に行って時、どこでもはラブライブばかり。 A hyperbole that expresses that there is so much X that it appears as only X exists.
Nでいいです ‘N will do; N is enough’ これでいいです
飲み放題・食べ放題 Drink/eat all you can 今夜のは食べ放題に行こう!

Other observations in regards to language

Kansai-ben was interesting!!! Here is a list from this website that includes some interesting kansai-ben phrases.

Kansai Tokyo English
Chau
Akan
Meccha
wakarahen
Aho
ookini
honma
Chigau
Dame
Tottemo
wakaranai
baka
arigatou
honto
Different
‘no good’
Very
“I don’t understand”
idiot
thank you
really

I knew about kansai-ben but it was the Okinawan language that got me!

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