VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese: Out of luck

VIDEO| Speakin’ Japanese: Out of luck

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Luck is not always on our side. At the shrine, there are times where we may end up with a bad Omikuji fortune paper. Even if that happens, let’s not lament. Let’s learn something from it like this Japanese phrase “Tsuitenai,” which means “I am out of luck.”             

(“Tsuiteru” – being lucky, “Tsuitenai” – being unlucky)


You can also say “Tsuitenai-na” or “Tsuitenai-ne” to make it more conversational.

Ok, let’s wish for the best and see you all in the next episode of Speakin’ Japanese!

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