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Japanese Words & Expressions
+ Recently; Lately +Here is a commonly used Japanese word meaning recently and lately:
Combine the English words sigh and kin. Then read them aloud. When you practice, make sure to shorten the vowel sound in sigh. This word shouldn't be too hard to pronounce.
You've already learned "isogashii" (busy), so let's learn this useful expression, "Have you been busy lately?" in Japanese.
Remember, this expression is informal. If you want to be polite, add "desuka?" to the end of the sentence above:
Saikin isogashii desuka?
You may wonder why there is no word for you in the two sentences above. In Japanese, it's common to ommit the subject when you are asking a question of the person you are talking to.
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