7時間の英語遊び

素敵な英語の夜をありがとうございました。 まずは両国の有名なポパイビールクラブで美味しいクラフトビールと夕食。 その後、教室に戻って、お酒とカードのために。
楽しかったです。

お勧め vs RECOMMEND

I’ve found that “お勧めの********は?” is often translated as “What is your recommend ********”, which is incorrect.

As I always tell mydents, it’s important to understand what a word is (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.). So today, I want to point out..

動詞 – RECOMMEND


名詞 – RECOMMENDATION

Now we know this, we can apply the correct grammar. Here are some common examples for you.

  • What do you recommend?
  • What dish do you recommend?
  • What is your recommended dish?  (受身系)
  • Where do you recommend I visit in Kyoto?
  • My father recommended the BLT sandwich.
  • I can’t recommend her.  She’s too selfish.

Now, because RECOMMENDATION is a noun, our options are few.

  • What is your recommendation?
  • His recommendation is to invest money in cryptocurrency.
  • My best recommendation for traveling in Kyoto is to rent some electrically-assisted bicycles.

 

~のに is easy !!!

Here is some easy English for you. A lot of my students tend to use “but” a little too much.

I studied really hard for a month, but I failed the test.



This is OK, but I feel that most Japanese might say something like

1ヶ月一生懸命勉強したのに、試験に落ちた!



..using a のに, not a けど.

So, an easy way to express のに in English is “even though“.

Even though ___A____ , ____B_____ .



or

___B____ even though ____A____ .





So,

  • Even though I studied really hard for a month, I failed the test.
  • My Japanese is not so good, even though I’ve been living in Japan for almost 14 years.
  • Even though she promised she would come to the party, she never showed up.
  • Even though he’s Japanese, Hiro hates sushi.
  • I can never remember the word “断る”, even though I’ve studied it countless times.