Intermediate Japanese 301 - Various Topics

"Insuta-Bae" o Nerae!

aim "Instagrammable"

Lower Intermediate level

2018/January/05

"Insuta-Bae" toiu kotoba ga hayatte imasu.
"Insuta" to wa "Insutaguramu" no koto.
Insutaguramu wa yuumei na shashin no tookoo saito desu.

"Insuta-Bae" to wa Insutaguramu de Mi-Bae ga suru shashin no koto desu.
Ima made wa "Kono ryoori wa Mi-bae ga suru"deshita.
Tokoroga, ima wa "Kono ryoori wa Insuta-Bae suru" desu.

Resutoran de, okyakusan ga ryoori no shashin o totte, sore o Insuta ni tookoo suru.
Sono shashin ga Insuta de wadai ni nareba, o-mise ni totte, ii senden ni narimasu.

Sono tame, takusan no o-mise ga Insuta-Bae o neratta shoohin o tsukuru yoo ni narimashita.

Shita no ryoori wa nan da to omoimasu ka?

Kore wa "Onigiri" desu.
Kono Onigiri wa Insuta-Bae shimasu ne.

Practice Each Sentence

1. "Insuta-Bae" toiu kotoba ga hayatte imasu.

Insuta-bae [sv] Instagrammable, Instagenic, Instagram worthy, Insuta Instagram
-toiu kotoba word which is [A], -toiu quotation marker; that, which, such as, kotoba language, word, phrase
hayatte te form of hayarimasu; be prevalent, go around / become popular, be in fashion, be trend
-te imasu expressing progressive or state

2. "Insuta" to wa "Insutaguramu" no koto.

Insuta Instagram, Insutaguramu Instagram, -to wa -no koto it means that

3. Insutaguramu wa yuumei na shashin no tookoo saito desu.

Insutaguramu Instagram, yuumei [na] famous, well-known, popular, shashin photograph, picture
tookoo [sv] contribute (to a paper), post (on the Internet) , saito web site

There are two common words to indicate "posting website" or "sharing website"
which are tookoo "[sv] post" and kyooyuu "[sv] share".
tookoo saito / kyooyuu saito
YouTube wa dooga (no) tookoo saito desu. (dooga "video")
YouTube wa dooga (no) kyooyuu saito desu.

4. "Insuta-Bae" to wa Insutaguramu de Mi-Bae ga suru shashin no koto desu.

Insuta-Bae [sv] Instagrammable, Instagenic, Instagram worthy, Insutaguramu Instagram
-de indicating a situation, scene, event, issue, field, etc., -to wa -no koto it means that
mi-bae ga suru look nice, look attractive (set phrase), shashin photograph, picture

5. Ima made wa "Kono ryoori wa Mi-bae ga suru"deshita.

ima made until now, so far, ryoori [sv] food, dish, cuisine
mi-bae ga suru look nice, look attractive (set phrase)

6. Tokoroga, ima wa "Kono ryoori wa Insuta-Bae suru" desu.

tokoroga however, but, ima present, current, now, ryoori [sv] food, dish, cuisine
Insuta-bae [sv] Instagrammable, Instagenic, Instagram worthy

7. Resutoran de, okyakusan ga ryoori no shashin o totte, sore o Insuta ni tookoo suru.

resutoran restaurant, -de place marker; in, at
okyakusan customer, visitor, guest, ryoori [sv] food, dish, cuisine
shashin o torimasu to take a photo, totte te form of torimasu; take a picture or movie
Insuta Instagram, tookoo [sv] contribute (to a paper), post (on the Internet)

8. Sono shashin ga Insuta de wadai ni nareba, o-mise ni totte, ii senden ni narimasu.

shashin photograph, picture, Insuta Instagram, -de indicating a situation, scene, event, issue, field, etc.
wadai ni narimasu come to an issue, become a popular topic of conversation, wadai topic, subject (of conversation), issue
narimasu to become, come to, nareba ba conditional form of narimasu; [If] become
o-mise store, shop, restaurant, -ni totte for, to, ii good, nice, fine, senden [sv] advertisement, publicity

9. Sono tame, takusan no o-mise ga Insuta-Bae o neratta shoohin o tsukuru yoo ni narimashita.

sono tame because of that, takusan many, a lot of, o-mise store, shop, restaurant
Insuta-bae [sv] Instagrammable, Instagenic, Instagram worthy
neratta ta form of neraimasu; aim, target, nerae causative form of neraimasu; aim (aim !, Let aim !)
shoohin product, goods, item, tsukuru to make, produce, cook
-yoo ni narimasu expressing a change of state or condition; come to do, become

10. Shita no ryoori wa nan da to omoimasu ka?

shita no following, below, ryoori [sv] food, dish, cuisine
nan da to omoimasu ka? what do you think the following (dishes) are?, -to omoimasu I think that, I guess that

11. Kore wa "Onigiri" desu.

onigiri rice ball

12. Kono Onigiri wa Insuta-Bae shimasu ne.

onigiri rice ball, Insuta-bae [sv] Instagrammable, Instagenic, Instagram worthy
-masu ne making a tag question; isn't it?, aren't you?

Vocabulary & Pick Up

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

hayatte imasu
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing the progressive, a state of being or a habitual action

Level 2 Chapter 4

mi-bae ga suru shashin / Insuta-bae o neratta shoohin / Insuta-bae suru Onigri
phrase + noun:Noun Modifier

Level 2 Chapter 13

okyakusan ga ryoori no shashin o totte
te form -te / -kute / -de:used as a conjunction "and"

Level 2 Chapter 6

Insuta de wadai ni nareba
ba form ; -ba,:ba conditional form; If

Level 2 Chapter 15

wadai ni nareba / ii senden ni narimasu
-ku narimasu / -ni narimasu:become, come to

Level 2 Chapter 9

Insuta-bae o neratta shoohin o tsukuru yoo ni narimashita
yoo ni narimasu:expressing a change; come to do, become able to do

Level 3 Chapter 5

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