You're at the wrong station
Hi again. Niko here.
This week’s prompt
You’re meeting a friend at the station. She texts asking where you are. You’re about to say that you’re already there when you realize that you’re at the wrong station!
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Last week’s corrections
You're visiting Tokyo, and your friend there has offered to take you out to dinner. They're trying to pick out where to take you, so they ask if there's anything you can't eat.
Although I’d like to brag that I can eat anything, that’s most certainly not the case.
In a situation like this, I might say:
もつなべ とか ないぞう が はいった もの は にがて だ けど、 それ いがい なんでも いい かな。
I’m not a fan of stuff like motsu-nabe that has organs in it, but other than that, I suppose anything is fine.
The feedback I got was that the first half was okay, but for the second half, it would be a bit more natural to say something like:
それ いがい は なんでも へいき。
I’m okay with anything other than that.
In other words, adding は after 以外 [いがい] (aside from) and saying 平気 [へいき] (okay; all right; no problem). I didn’t even think to use 平気 instead of trying to temper my いい (good) with かな (I guess). Oops.
I almost tried to write an answer saying I can’t (bear to) eat 馬 [うま] (horse) because I grew up around them and my mom would never forgive me, but it just seemed like too much work to write. ^_^
Once a friend of mine had his mom visiting from Colorado, and he tried to trick her into eating 馬刺し [ばさし] (horse-meat sashimi). She wasn’t fooled, and the food went untouched. I’ve never tried it, so I can’t comment, but I have a lot of friends and family in Japan who love it.
Anyway, your corrections follow…
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