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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “What’s the Difference?”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 違ちがい – difference
  • いつものように – as always
  • 突然とつぜん – all of a sudden
  • 始はじまる – something starts (始はじめる – to start something)
  • 昇龍拳しょうりゅうけん – Shoryuken (special attack in the Street Fighter series)
  • ぴょーん – onomatopoeia for jumping
  • 波動拳はどうけん – Hadoken (another special attack in the Street Fighter series)
  • かめはめ波は – Kamehameha (special attack in the Dragon Ball series)
  • どう – how
  • やる – to do
  • 同おなじ – same
  • じゃん – used for emphasis
Comment from the Author

セリフ変かえただけじゃん。
You just changed the lines.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Easily Discouraged”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • すぐ – quickly, easily
  • 心こころ折おれる – to get discouraged
  • スケボー – skateboards (スケボーする – to skateboard)
  • 練習中れんしゅうちゅうに – during practice
  • 思おもいっきり – fully
  • こける – to fall, trip over
  • スッテーン – onomatopoeia for falling, tripping over dramatically
  • それから – after that, and then
  • 一切いっさい – at all
  • 〜しなくなる – to stop doing …
  • ものおき – storeroom
  • ピコピコ – onomatopoeia for playing games
  • 靴置くつおき – shoe rack
  • 〜になる – to become …
Comment from the Author

お茶ちゃは足あしを痛いためただけだったけど、ヘルメットやプロテクターなしのスケボーは本当ほんとうに危あぶない!
Ocha only hurt his leg but skateboarding without a helmet and protective gear is really dangerous!

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Very Bad Bowling”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • ど下手へた – very bad
  • あまり + negative – not really
  • 運動音痴うんどうおんち – uncoordinated, bad at sports
  • ヒュン – onomatopoeia for throwing something
  • ゴロゴロ – onomatopoeia for something big/heavy rolling
  • 〜ばかり – merely
  • 挙あげ句くの果はてに – on top of that, ultimately
  • テテテテ – onomatopoeia for running lightly and quietly
  • ブゥン – onomatopoeia for swinging something
  • まさかの〜 – unexpected …
  • くるっ – onomatopoeia for turning around
  • ぎゃあ – onomatopoeia for screaming
Comment from the Author

大おおきくスイングしたときに、後うしろに投なげてしまったようです。
When I swung the ball briskly, I seem to have thrown it back accidentally.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Tai Chi Is Scary”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 太極拳たいきょくけん – tai chi
  • 怖こわい – scary
  • ゆっくり – slowly
  • 動うごく – to move
  • 急きゅうに – suddenly
  • 止とまる – to stop, pause
  • 〜たり〜たりする – do … or do …
  • 怒おこる – to get angry
  • ピタッ – onomatopoeia for stopping, pausing
  • そろーり – onomatopoeia for moving slowly, sneaking
  • ワンワン – onomatopoeia for a dog barking
  • ある日ひ – one day
  • 公園こうえんで太極拳たいきょくけんをしている人ひと – a person doing tai chi in the park
  • someone + がいました – there was someone
  • ススススス – onomatopoeia for sliding slowly
  • 激怒げきど (する) – (to get) furious
  • ギャンギャン – onomatopoeia for a dog barking angrily
Comment from the Author

非日常的ひにちじょうてきな動うごきが怖こわいみたいです。
It seems like he is scared of unordinary moves.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Goma Understands”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 理解りかいする – to understand
  • おなかがすく – to get hungry
  • じっ – onomatopoeia for staring
  • someone に something (を) あげる – to give something to someone
  • ちょっと – a bit
  • いま – now
  • いそがしい – busy
  • ダッ – onomatopoeia for dashing
  • スタッ – onomatopoeia for swishing and stopping swiftly
  • 頼たのまれた – to be asked (頼たのむ – to ask)
  • でしょ? – right?
  • はやく – quickly, now
  • ちょうだい – give me
  • という – saying
  • 目め – eyes
Comment from the Author

お茶ちゃがゲーム中ちゅうで無視むしするときは、1コマ目めに戻もどります。
When Ocha is playing games and ignores him, it goes back to the first frame.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Anime-ish Lines”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • アニメ – anime
  • 〜っぽい – …-ish, looks/sounds like …
  • セリフ – lines
  • 運転中うんてんちゅうに – while driving
  • よく – often
  • 例たとえば – for example
  • 車線しゃせん変更へんこう – changing lanes (車線しゃせん変更へんこうをする – to change lanes)
  • とき – when
  • 今いま – now
  • ここ – here
  • 信号しんごう – traffic lights
  • 〜が変かわる – something will change (〜を変かえる – to change something)
  • 直前ちょくぜん – just before
  • 左折させつする – to turn left (右折うせつする – to turn right)
  • キラーン – onomatopoeia for glinting
  • 行いけ – go (imperative form)
Comment from the Author

その横よこで、私わたしはしらけた顔かおをしてただ座すわっています。
Next to him doing this, I am just sitting with an uninterested face.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Sensitive to Noise”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 音おと – noise, sound
  • 〜に敏感びんかん – sensitive to …
  • すぐ – easily
  • 〜にビビる – to get scared of …
  • ブォン – onomatopoeia for engine revving up
  • ビクーッ – onomatopoeia for being startled, surprised
  • 家いえの中なか – inside the house
  • 唯一ゆいいつ – only
  • 落おち着つく – to relax (落おち着つける – can relax)
  • 空間くうかん – space, place
  • ピコピコ – onomatopoeia for playing games
  • 〜のはず – it’s supposed to be …
  • なのに – although
  • ゴホン – onomatopoeia for coughing, clearing the throat
  • せきばらい – clearing the throat
  • でかい – loud, big
  • ブゥ – onomatopoeia for farting
  • かわいそうな〜 – poor …
Comment from the Author

お茶ちゃはいつもそのあと、ごまに謝あやまっています。
Ocha is always apologising to Goma after that.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “How We Catch A Cold”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 風邪かぜ – cold
  • パターン – pattern, particular way in which something happens
  • まず – first of all
  • 風邪かぜをひく – to catch a cold
  • ゴホゴホ – onomatopoeia for deep coughing
  • 食たべて寝ねる – eat and sleep
  • verb plain-form + タイプ – the type of person who …
  • ピンピン – onomatopoeia for being lively/healthy
  • 寝込ねこむ – down with a sickness, sick in bed
  • うっひょー – wyeee!! (extremely excited)
  • ピコピコ – onomatopoeia for playing games
  • うらみ – grudge
  • 不公平ふこうへい – unfair
Comment from the Author

いつも同おなじパターンで嫌いやになります。
It’s always the same pattern and it makes me sick.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “BBQ in the Dark”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • 暗闇くらやみ – darkness, the dark
  • ある日ひ – one day
  • 急きゅうに – suddenly
  • verb volitional-form + と思おもい立たつ – to get the idea to do something
  • いいね – sounds good
  • 食材しょくざい – fresh ingredients
  • 〜を買かいにスーパーに行いく – to go to the supermarket to buy …
  • もう – already
  • 日ひが落おちる – the sun sets
  • カーカー – onomatopoeia for crows cawing
  • ポツーン – onomatopoeia for being left out, all alone
  • ひっそり – silently, quietly
  • 焼やけてる – cooked
  • 照てらす – to give something/someone the light
  • 〜は計画的けいかくてきに – plan your … well/manage your … wisely (comes from the famous catch phrase of the money lending company’s ad; ご利用りようは計画的けいかくてきに meaning “manage your debts wisely”)
Comment from the Author

傍はたから見みたら、かなり怪あやしい二人ふたりだったと思おもいます。
If someone saw us, they would have thought we were a very suspicious couple.

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Let’s learn Japanese with our funny and laid-back manga blog (yonkoma manga), “Jealousy”. Read the Japanese and English version of the manga and check out the vocabulary and grammar.

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Vocabulary & Grammar
  • やきもち – jealousy
  • 基本的きほんてきに – basically, usually
  • 一人ひとり遊あそび – playing alone
  • 他ほかの〜 – other …
  • 〜に興味きょうみを持もつ – to have interest in …
  • はじっこ – edge/end of something
  • タタタッ – onomatopoeia for running lightly
  • ワイワイ – onomatopoeia for many people chattering
  • くるっ – onomatopoeia for turning around
  • すごい勢いきおいで – with great force, like crazy
  • ドドド – onomatopoeia for heavy footsteps running
  • 〜を威嚇いかくする – to threaten …
  • ウーッ – onomatopoeia for growling
  • ガウッ – onomatopoeia for barking aggressively
  • ガルル – onomatopoeia for growling
Comment from the Author

他ほかの犬いぬを威嚇いかくしても、たいてい無視むしされます。
Even though he threatens the other dog, he usually gets ignored.

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