Pocky Day

Days PT. 1

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  1. 今日(きょう)- Today
  2. 日(ひ) – Day
  3. か- Question Particle 
  4. 知ってる*(しる)- Spoken Contraction: To Know (Currently)  

 *Base て(6) + いる= “ing” or currently verbing/ in the state of verbing. This just a smushed together version of this grammar point where the いin いるis omitted.

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  1. 知らない[Negative しる+ Base 1 ない]
  2. わ- Feminine Exclamative Particle
  3. なに- What (The is also written as何)
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*** Japanese days are organized backward to the western world: Year, Month Day is the traditional method of writing/saying a date. X年X月X日

  1. だ[Informal です] 
  2. – Exclamation Particle 
  3. ほら** – Slang – Look!
  4. 11月11日***
  5. で- Quantity Particle 
  6. 全部(ぜんぶ)- All (Each Part)
  7. ポッキー- Pockey
  8. みたい- Like a Noun (Like a fish, like a apple, like my Dad)
  9. じゃん* [じゃない] Spoken Contraction: Isn't it 

** Hora (ほら) is a word that is used in spoken Japanese to express the idea that someone should look at something! Like when a person says “hey look at that” when they are impressed with something. Or, when they say “Look at this messy room!” when your mother is angry an see wants to draw attention to the dirty underwear all over the floor. However, this is more of an exclamative sound than a direct word translation. 

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  1. 友達(ともだち)- Friend(s)
  2. が- Subject Particle
  3. みんな- Everyone
  4. 学校(がっこう)- School
  5. に- Direction Particle
  6. を- Object Particle
  7. 持ってきていた(まつ)****- Waited for it to come. 
  8.  **** This is a slew of conjugations strung together. The first is まつto wait in Base Te which can be used to connect verbs together. The second is くるwhich means to come, connected to the verb いるwhich is used to express existence but put in the past tense. When put all together you get something like this To wait まつ(Bte) + To come くる(Bte) + “ing” いる(Past) = I was waiting for it to come.