Japanese-English dictionary of Manga de Go Go nihonGo!! Vol.2-1-2


Verbs are shown by purple. Both masu-form and dictionary form are shown, and the masu-form is more polite.
Adjectives are shown by orange
Particles are shown by green
Other parts of speech are omitted so as not to confuse you.

The translated words are carefully chosen to be appropriate to the context of original sentences.
Also, the verbose expression is omitted for more natural Japanese.

Dialogue Vol.2-1-2
Shotaimen (2) -First meeting (2)

Tanaka:  Betonamu no doko desu ka.
Guon:     Hanoi desu.
Tanaka:  Itsu nihon ni kitandesu ka.                                      
Guon:     Kotoshi no sangatsu ni kimashita. 
Tanaka:  Hitori de kitandesu ka.                                  
Guon:     Iie. Tomodachi to kimashita.
Tanaka:  Tomodachi wa donna hito desu ka.
Guon:     Totemo yasashii hito desu ga tokidoki kowai desu.

Tanaka:  Which place in Vietnam? (are you come from)
Guon:     Hanoi..
Tanaka:  When did you come?                                    
Guon:     I came in March this year.
Tanaka:  Did you come alone?
Guon:     No. I came with my friend.
Tanaka:  What kind of person is your friend?
Guon:     She is very kind, but sometimes she is scary.  


 English  Hiragana
  first  appeared
 in which  content

 small  category                             one point advice
 doko.  where, which place  どこ  何処  manga  1-1-2  
 Hanoi  Hanoi  ハノイ    manga  2-1-2  the city in Vietnam
 itsu  when  いつ    manga  2-1-2  
 ni  direction marker  に    manga  2-1-2 Indicates the direction of the action or motion in this case
There are more functions in particle "ni".
You can use "e", as well.
 to come  きます
 manga  2-1-2  the past of "kimasu" is "kimashita".
 You can not say "kimashitadesuka".
 You can say "kimashita ka" or "kitandesu ka", in this  dialogue.
"kitandesu ka" is natural.
 hitori  alone
 one person
 ひとり  一人  manga  2-1-2  When you count the number of people, you count like "hitori, futari, sannin......" * Japanese counters
 de  by, with
 (means marker)
 で        You will learn other function of this particle.
 tomodachi  firiend  ともだち  友達  manga  2-1-1  
 to  with〜  と    manga  2-1-2  come with a fiernd: tomodachi to kimasu
 donna〜  what kind of 〜  どんな    manga  2-1-2  When you ask about a person's character,  "Donna hito  desu ka" is often used.
 hito  person  ひと  人  manga  1-1-1  refer: manga 2-1-1 polite word of "hito"
 totemo  very  とても    manga  2-1-2  "sugoku" is also used as casual way.
 "tottemo" is more casual and a emphasized word.
 yasashii  kind  やさしい  優しい  managa  2-1-2  i-adjective
 〜desu ga,  statement 1, but  statement 2  が    manga  2-1-2  You can not start statement 2 from "ga" like
 Statement . Ga stetement 2.
 tokidoki  sometimes  ときどき  時々  manga  2-1-2  
 kowai  scary  こわい  怖い  manga  2-1-2