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This is a podcast and website for studying Japanese

    Podcast 44: What does “Hampa nai” mean? (Short)

    Podcast 44: What does “Hampa nai” mean? (Short)

    In this podcast, Ami Alex tell you the meaning of 半端ない Hanpa nai  and how to use it naturally in a conversation in Japanese.

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    • 12 min
    Podcast 44: Just the dialogues (Shorts)

    Podcast 44: Just the dialogues (Shorts)

    This post includes only Japanese dialogues and sentence examples from podcast #44 “Hanpa nai”.

    This lesson focuses on the phrase 半端ないhampa nai which means something like amazing, epic or unbelievable.

    Here are example sentences from the podcast:

    Example 1:

    半端ないよね – Hampa nai yo ne

    That’s really awesome

    Example 2:

    あの人半端ないよね – Ano hito hampa nai yo ne

    That person is really awesome

    Example 3:

    あの人の料理マジ半端ない – Ano hito no ryōri maji hampa nai

    That person’s cooking is incredible

    Example 4:

    あの人の筋肉マジ半端ない – Ano hito no kinniku maji hampa nai

    That guy is seriously muscly

    Example 5:

    彼女のダンス超半端ない – Kanojo no dansu chō hampa nai

    Her dancing is incredible

    Example 6:

    ロブは5ヶ国語話せる。彼は半端ないね – Robu wa go ka kokugo hanaseru. Kare wa hanpa nai ne.

    Rob can speak 5 languages. He’s amazing.

     

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    • 53 sec
    Podcast 44: Notes (Shorts)

    Podcast 44: Notes (Shorts)

    These are the PDF show notes for podcast #44 ” Hampa nai”.

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    Podcast 43: Receiving compliments in Japanese

    Podcast 43: Receiving compliments in Japanese

    This lesson focuses on how to receive compliments in Japanese. We’ll teach you some useful phrases you can use to respond to people who say nice things to you. We’ll also discuss Japanese attitudes towards compliments, why they make them and what they really mean. Spoiler alert, the cultural mindset in Japan might be quite different from your own, so be mindful of the differences!

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    • 39 min
    Podcast 43: Just the dialogues

    Podcast 43: Just the dialogues

    These are just the Japanese dialogues and example sentences taken from podcast #43 “Receiving compliments in Japanese”.

    This lesson focuses on how to receive compliments in Japanese. We’ll teach you some useful phrases you can use to respond to people who say nice things to you. We’ll also discuss Japanese attitudes towards compliments, why they make them and what they really mean. Spoiler alert, the cultural mindset in Japan might be quite different from your own, so be mindful of the differences!

    But the best way to learn about compliments is in context so check out the dialogue and example sentences below.

    Main dialogue (Japanese)

    A: 日本語上手だね!

    B: いやいや。まだまだだよ。

    A: いやあ、日本人みたいに喋ってる!

    B: そんなことないよ。勉強中だよ!

    A: でもすごいよ!

    B: 是非もっと教えてください。

    Main dialogue (Pronunciation)

    A: Nihongo jōzu da ne

    B: Iyaiya. Mada mada da yo.

    A: Iyaa, nihonjin mitai ni shabetteru.

    B: Sonna koto nai yo. Benkyō chuu da yo.

    A: Demo sugoi yo.

    B: Zehi motto oshiete kudasai.

    Main dialogue (English)

    A: Your Japanese is great!

    B: No, no. Not yet.

    A: No, but you speak just like a Japanese person!

    B: Not at all. I’m still studying.

    A: But it’s amazing.

    B: Please teach me by all means.

    Example sentences

    Example 1:

    A: 料理が上手いね

    B: いやいや

    A: Ryōri ga umai ne

    B: Iya iya

    A: Your cooking is great

    B: No, no.

    Example 2:

    A: お洒落だね

    B: そうかな

    A: Oshare da ne

    B: Sō kana

    A: You’re stylish

    B: Is that really true?

    Example 3

    A: 料理が上手いね

    B: 全然

    A: Ryōri ga umai ne

    B: Zenzen

    A: Your cooking is great

    B: Not at all

    Example 4

    A: あみ先生お洒落だね

    B: とんでもないです

    A: Ami Sensei, oshare da ne

    B: Tondemonai desu

    A: Ami Sensei, you are so stylish

    B: No, not at all. (Don’t be silly now)

    Example 5

    A: 料理が上手い

    B: そんなことないけど嬉しい

    A: Ryōri ga umai ne

    B: Sonna koto nai kedo ureshii

    A: Your cooking is great

    B: That’s not true but I’m happy to hear that.

    Example 6

    A: お洒落だね

    B: おかげさまで

    A: Oshare da ne

    B: Okagesama de

    A: You’re so stylish

    B: Thanks to you!

    • 1 min
    Podcast 43: Notes

    Podcast 43: Notes

    These are the show notes to podcast #43 “Receiving compliments in Japanese”.

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Customer Reviews

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707 Ratings

707 Ratings

Bartkb ,

Great PodCast

I’ve been learning Japanese for a while and really need to practice listening because my skills are low in that dept. I really like the format of this podcast and the length of each episode. I always learn something new in each episode even if it’s on a topic i feel familiar with. Great to listen to in the car and the repetition makes and both Japanese and English, and the Japanese conversations in between make shadowing a lot easier. Keep up the great work!!

Bxnshy ,

ありがとう!!!

I started listening to the podcast recently as I’ve been using duolingo for the past 60 days so far to learn and wanted to branch out and be learning from multiple sources, this podcast has offered a lot of great advice already and I love the energy of it!

AmberRose_O ,

A must listen for all levels!

As an intermediate level Japanese learner, I’ve gained SO much from this podcast. Alex and Ami really do a great job of teaching practical natural sounding Japanese. They explain everything thoroughly, so even beginners can easily understand. They also teach very nuanced language in the “Random Phrase of the Week” segment which is useful even for advanced learners. A must listen if you want to stop sounding like a textbook robot!

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