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Itadaku(いただく), Itadakimasu(いただきます) in daily life

Hi, I’m Aki. In this article I explain how to use “itadaku(いただく)”, “itadakimasu(いただきます)” and the meanings of them.   Basic meaning of “いただく”, “いただきます” いただく(itadaku), いただきます(itadakimasu) basically mean “receive” . These are very common words used in almost everyday. The reason is not only theses two words are used with themselves but also used with […]

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むかつく / mukatsuku : pissed off and feel sick to your stomach?

Japanese often says “むかつく! / mukatsuku!” when they got irritated.  むかつく is a very casual word to describe a feeling of irritation, anger, being annoyed.  This word is used by both of men and women, boys and girls, and used regardless of generations.   Examples of むかつく / mukatsuku あいつマジでむかつく! I’m really pissed of at […]

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usage and examples of 差支えなければ / sashitsukaenakereba

差支えなければ / sashitsukae-nakereba : make a request in a polite way

How to make a request in a polite way in Japanese?  I talked a little bit about this in the article “Make a request in a polite way : 恐れ入りますが and 頂けますでしょうか” but today I write about another useful phrase.  That is “差支えなければ / sashitsukae-nakereba”.   As well as 恐れ入りますが / osoreirimasuga, 差支えなければ / sashitsukae-nakereba […]

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