This blog is one gaijin's attempt to learn Japanese through mnemonics, puns, and general linguistic absurdity.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Commander Sulu meets Q.

Sulu: 「So you're 九。Well, then, who is number 1?」

Saturday, September 26, 2015

禁煙です。Zさんはタバコを吸っています。

Aさん:「すみません。吸いません。」
Zさん:"... 一回だけで十分だよ。"


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Aさん:「Remember the rock songs from the '80s? They were so upbeat and filled with hope.
Zさん: “Yeah, 楽観, man!”

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Siblings

Aさん:「Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Zさん:“I have two younger sisters, both named Susan.”
Aさん:「Well, if they are both named Susan, how do you tell them apart?
Zさん:“The older one we call Sue, the younger one we call Sue Echo.”


Saturday, September 19, 2015

An auction?

ZさんはBさんを手伝った。

Bさん:「Zさん、優しいです、ありがとう。Thank you!
Zさん: “四十”
Bさん:「。。。オークションじゃない。」


There's some ginger.

Aさん:「あっ。残念、しょうがない。」
Zさん: “ショウガあるよ。”
Aさん:「。。。」