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Short Quiz: Japanese Numbers and Counters

I finished reviewing the Japanese numbers and different counters. There are really many of them! To make sure that these counters would stick with me, I created a short quiz for myself. After a long time, I would answer them again. You can answer it too as a practice!

Instruction: Fill in the tables according to what is asked in the column header. A bonus answer is given in the first item. Click the picture to enlarge it.

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The key to correction is here. if you find any mistake, please put in the comment section.

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For you reference: go to this learn-japanese-adventure site. They summed up this lesson pretty well!

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DORAEMON’S FIRST APPEARANCE

One day,I was browsing with Wikipedia about random things I could think of when I came across a wiki about Doraemon., one of my favorite anime. I was never able to watch the episode where he came to Nobita’s life so its good to see this comic strip. And to my delight, it’s not translated so I decided to do it on my own. But the last two panels confused me very much so I seek the help of @MaggieSensei who willingly do it for me. I learned something new out of this activity.I was inspired to do this again next time.

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1ST PANEL:

Doraemon: ぼくだけど -Boku dakedo-It’s only me though
                  気にさわったかしら-Ki ni sawatta kashira-Am I bothering you? ( I originally translated this as  Do you want to touch me? Ha! Very wrong!)

Nobita:  Waaaa!

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2ND PANEL:

Nobita: だ—だれ だ!? -da dareda!?—Who are you!?

             どこからきたんだ —doko kara kitan da—Where are you from?

             なに しに —nani shi ni—What did you come here for??

(The following was translated by @MaggieSensei because I was completely lost with the Kanji. Thank you very much@MaggieSensei! If you want to learn Nihongo, just follow her at twitter. You’ll never go wrong. Her dog is a sensei too!) 

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3RD PANEL:

Nobita:ど、どうしてこんなところから —Do, doushite konna tokoro kara –-How could it be possible to come out from this kind of place?


Doraemon:-いっぺんに聞かれても困るな- Ippen ni kikareru temo komaru na.—
You are asking too many questions.

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4TH PANEL:

Doraemon:そんなことどうでもいいじゃない— Sonnakoto doudemo iijanai – Forget about that / It is not a big deal/

Doraemon:ぼくはきみをおそろしい運命からすくいにきた = Boku wa kimi wo osoroshii unmei kara sukui ni kita = I came here to save you from your dreadful future

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IMPORTANT NOTES/NEW VOCABULARY LEARNED ❤

●気に障る= kinisawaru is an idiom and it doesn’t mean “to touch something/someone”
It means = to get annoyed, to get someone’s nerve

●いっぺんに = ippenni = all at once
●聞かれる= kikareru = passive form of 聞く= kiku = ask (questions)
●困る= komaru = to be in trouble (It implies Doraemon is puzzled or overwhelmed with all the questions.)
●運命=unmei = destiny, future, fate
●救う= すくう= sukuu = to save
●すくいにきた= came to save

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●すくいにきた= came to save

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Nihongo Grammar List Part 4

Hooray. Finally, this is the Part 4. I hope this would be helpful to those who are studying Nihongo like me. If you want to see the previous parts, just check out the link below.

GANBARIMASHO!

16.のがじょうずです-noga jozu desu

Meaning:Dictionary form +noga jozu desu – be good at (dic)

Examples

kanojo wa utau noga jozu desu – she is good at singing
Takeshi wa sumo o suru noga jozu desu – Takeshi is good at playing sumo

Vocabulary

kanojo=she
utau=sing
sumo o suru=playing sumo

17:のがへたです—noga heta desu

Meaning:Dictionary form + noga heta desu – be poor at (dic) , be not good at (dic)

Examples

Mary wa eigo o hanasu noga heta desu – Mary is poor at speaking English
Mary wa ryori o suru noga heta desu – Mary is not good at cooking

Vocabulary
eigo=english
hanasu=speaking
ryori o suru=cooking

18. まだ~ていません Mada —-te imasen

Meaning:Mada —-te form + imasen – have not….yet

Examples

Watashi wa mada hirugohan o tabete imasen -I have not eaten lunch yet
Ken wa mada okite imasen – Ken has not woken up yet

Vocabulary
hirugohan=lunch
tabete imasen= have not eaten
okite=woken up

19.Total AのほうがBより A noga B yori

Meaning

A no houga B yori  (property) – A is more (characteristics) than B

Examples

Densha no houga Bus yori hayai desu – Train is faster than Bus
Nihon no houga Igirisu yori ookii desu – Japan is bigger than Great Britain

Vocabulary
densha=train

hayai=fast

Nihon=Japan

Igirisu=Great Britain

20.のなかでAがいちば Class of items)no naka de A ga ichiban (characteristics)

Meaning:In comparison among three or more items , the degree qualifer ” ichiban” is used
(Class of items)no naka de A ga ichiban (property) – A is the most (property)among (Class of items)

Examples

Sekai no naka de nihon ga ichiban anzen desu – Japan is the saftest country in the world
Class no nakade Takao ga ichiban ookii desu – Takao is the tallest in the class

Vocabulary
sekai-world
nihon-japan
anzen-safe
ookii-tallest,biggest

For Previous Part of this series.

Grammar List 1

Grammar List 2

Grammar List 3