Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apple Talk

Zさん:"ね、ね、I have a riddle for you."
Aさん:「Sure, why not.」
Zさん:"What language do apples speak?"
Aさん:「I don't know, what language do apples speak?」
Zさん:"りん語"
Aさん:「。。。」

ミスタースパーコル:"Mmm... talking apples."

Friday, April 13, 2018

歌ったことがある

僕 - boku - I
君- kimi - you
男 - otoko - man
女 - onna - woman
心 - kokoro - heart
胸 - mune - chest
ため息 - tame-iki - sigh
夢 - yume - dream
涙 - namida - tears
声 - koe - voice
愛 - ai - love
恋 - koi - also love... but more selfish
花束 - hanataba - bouquet of flowers

Zさん:"Don't be intimidated by the kanji in Japanese karaoke song lyrics.  You'd be surprised how often J-POP lyrics repeat. If you learn these few kanji here, you are 90% of the way there."


Friday, April 6, 2018

NCAA Basketball II

Zさん:"Nova is the NCAA Basketball Champion!"
Aさん:「Nova 勝った!ワーイ!ワーイ!」
Cさん:「... the English language school?」

Friday, March 30, 2018

Niece

Aさん:「Who was that on the phone?」
Zさん:"My niece.  She is going to some new tavern that is only for nieces.  She is going to a 姪子バー。
Aさん:「... Yeah... that's... not... what... that... is...」

Friday, March 23, 2018

A Particular Vegetable

Aさん:「Hey, you must be the new guy.  I'm A, and these are X and Z.」
Tom:"Nice to meet you. My name is Tom Aneggi."
Aさん:「*snicker* So, can I put you in a salad, or maybe in French soup.」
Xさん:「Or, could I deep fry rings of you, or maybe saute you over a steak.」
Tom:"Yeah, yeah, I've heard them all before."
Zさん:"Oh, oh... I got one. If I cut you, will I cry?"
Aさん:「。。。Dude, don't be weird。」
Tom:"... It's actually pretty clever..."

Friday, March 16, 2018

NCAA Basketball

Zさん:"It's that time of year, March Madness!"
Aさん:「You know it!  I have my bracket all set up.  This year I have Villanova to go all the way.」
Zさん:"Hey, me too! Go 'Nova!"

Cさん:「三月?狂気?ブラケット?。。。ナ・ニ・ソ・レ? 」

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Return of the Jedi

トルーパー:"Lord Vader, sorry to interrupt your... fight with your son..., but the shield around the Death Star has been turned off.  It appears that a bunch of furry stone age beings on Endor somehow over-powered our imperial troops."
ダース・ベイダー:"<mechanical respiration> So... 言い訳はEwok, eh?"
トルーパー:"... my lord?"
ダース・ベイダー:"Soon, you will appreciate the humor, of the dark side..."