よくある間違い

よくある間違い Then vs Than

Than/Then:

Than” is used in comparisons (比較) “Then” is used to indicate something following something else in time, as in step-by-step instructions, or planning a schedule (“we’ll go to Umeda then eat lunch”).

How not to do it:

  • You are better at speaking Japanese then me.
  • I have more then enough plastic bags at home.
  • We'll go to dinner first, than go drinking!

How to do it properly:

  • You are better at speaking Japanese than me.
  • I have more than enough plastic bags at home.
  • We’ll go to dinner first, then go drinking!

良くある間違い It's vs Its

It's/Its:

It’s” is only ever used when short for “it is”. “Its” indicates something belonging to something that isn’t masculine or feminine (like “his” and “hers”, but used when you’re not talking about a person).

How not to do it:

  • Its sunny and windy today.
  • That restaurant is famous for it's fried chicken.

How to do it properly:

  • It’s sunny and windy today.
  • That restaurant is famous for its fried chicken.

良くある間違い Your vs You're

Your/You're:

Your” indicates possession – something belonging to you. “You’re” is short for “you are”.

How not to do it:

  • Your Japanese right?
  • Do you know when your coming to Sunrise next?
  • Can you tell me who's you're favorite singer?

How to do it properly:

  • You're Japanese right?
  • Do you know when you're coming to Sunrise next?
  • Can you tell me who's your favorite singer?

英会話のコツ: On the + Floor

英会話のコツ: On the + Floor

Floors are very interesting.  Different countries and areas have different floor names.  Sometimes the 1st floor is the ground floor, and the 2nd floor is the 1st floor. Some buildings with lots of parking use P1, P2… instead of B1, B2…  And as you may know some people believe 13 is an unlucky number, so some buildings don’t have a 13th floor. 

よくある間違い: Thirty minutes / Half an hour

Common mistakes:

  • I walked 3 half hour
  • I exercised 4 30 hours
  • 5 hours 30

Hours / Minutes

... and a half hours
... hours and thirty minutes / …. hours and 45 minutes

  • I walked for 3 and a half hours
  • I exercised for 4 hours and thirty minutes
  • I jogged for half an hour

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