VIDEO: Speakin’ Japanese lesson: I’m in trouble

VIDEO: Speakin’ Japanese lesson: I’m in trouble

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Japan

When we ask for help from someone, we will need to let him or her know that we are facing some kind of difficulty.

Here’s a phrase to help us explain our situation. 

“Komatte imasu” means “I’m in trouble.”

(“Komatte”– in trouble/facing difficulty, “imasu” – be ~ing)

“Anata no tasuke ga hitsuyou desu” means “I need your help.”

(“Anata” – you, “no” – of, “tasuke” – help, “ga” – a particle to indicate a subject, “hitsuyou” – need/needed, “desu” – is) 

Let’s communicate well and ask for help when we need it.

See you in the next episode of Speakin’ Japanese!   

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