VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese: Don’t work too hard or too long

VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese: Don’t work too hard or too long

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

If somebody around you works too hard, try this phrase – “Amari muri shinaide kudasai.”

Whether working from home or at the office, sometimes we work too hard or too long. So, if you see someone around you work too hard, try the phrase “Amari muri shinaide kudasai.” This phrase means “Please don’t push yourself too hard / don’t work too hard.”

Let’s take it easy and not work too hard!

“Amari muri shinaide kudasai” = Please don’t push yourself too hard / don’t work too hard.

(“amari” – too or excessively, “muri” – hard or beyond one’s capacity, “Shinaide … Kudasai” – please don’t …)

Pronounced: Am-are-ee moo-ree sheen-I-deh coup-duh-sigh

Repeat after me: Amari Muri Shinaide Kudasai

OK, stay safe and see you in the next episode of Speakin’ Japanese!

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