Language Lesson

Uki Uki NihonGO! Lesson 32 - Q&A 8

 On today's lesson we take more viewer questions!

Q: Aures Thomas oboeru vs omoidasu

omoidasu to recall or something reminds you of, retrieve old information from memory

Heya no souji o shite itara, koukou no sotsugyou shashin o mitsuketa. Osewa ni natta sensei to doukyuusei o omoidashite, natsukashiku natta.
I was cleaning my room and found my high school graduation photo. It reminded me of my dear teacher and classmates.

Senshuu atta hito no namae ga omoidasenai.
I cannot seem to recall the name of the person I met last week.

oboeru to memorize, to store new information into your memory

Koko wa tesuto ni deru kara, oboete oite kudasaine.
This will probably be on the quiz, so be sure to memorize it.

Kanji wa tokidoki, oboeru nomo omoidasu nomo muzukashii.
Sometimes, Kanji is difficult both to memorize and to recall.

oboete iru to remember, to have a solid memory of something

Gosai no toki, hitori de hajimete basu ni nottano o, oboeteru?
Do you remember you rode the bus all by yourself when you were five years old?

Daigaku no koro no koto wa, yoku oboete imasu.
I have a vivid memory of my college years.

omoidasu: instantaneous reaction to the sight/smell/sound of something
oboete iru: consistent state of being


Q: Alex Guevara: yappari
yappari as expected, just like I thought, I knew it!
Used when something matches your expectation.

Kondo wa daijoubu kana to omotta kedo, jetto ko-suta- ni nottara, yappari kibun ga waruku natta.
I thought maybe I'd be alright this time, but riding the roller coasters made me feel sick, just like I feared it would.

Tenkousei no suzuki-san wa seikaku mo yokute kirei dakara, yappari sugu ni gakkou no ninkimono ni natta.
The transfer student, Suzuki-san, is kind as well as pretty. As expected, she instantly became popular at school.

omotta toori?yosou doori

Shiken no kekka wa, omotta toori, boroboro datta.
Just like I feared, the result of my exam was a disaster.

Suta-wo-zu no shinsaku wa, yosou doori no daiseikou o osameta.
The new Star Wars movie was an enormous success as anticipated.

In the case of your brother coming home drenched:
Hora, itta jan. Ame ga furutte.
See, I told you it was gonna rain.

igai to?yosougai

Ano ramen-ya, mechakucha yasui noni, igai to oishikatta.
That ramen shop is super cheap, but I was surprised by how good it was.

Naganen maketsuduki no chi-mu no shouri wa, yosougai no dekigoto datta.
After losing for many years, the team's victory this year came as a surprise to everyone.

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