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May 11, 2018

Advanced Word of the Day – 言い訳 [excuse]

The Japanese Page Word of the Day - Excuse

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Word of the Day: May 11, 2018

 

言い訳

noun | いいわけ


MEANING: excuse

EXAMPLE SENTENCE:

言い訳しないで、謝りなさい。

いいわけしないで、あやまりなさい。
Don’t make excuses, just apologize.

 

NOTES:

言い訳 is usually used negatively to mean “excuses” but it can also mean “explanation.”

VOCABULARY:

言い訳 【いいわけ】 — excuse; explanation;
しないで –don’t do
謝る 【あやまる】 — apologize

なさい do (command) [imperative form used after the stem of the -masu form.]

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