IPE Academy Pop Quiz! #27

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IPE Academy Pop Quiz

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  • Question #27

    What do you say in Japanese when someone hasn’t finished his or her food?

  • Answer

    The answer is:
    Mottai nai/もったいない
    That’s wasteful.

    A: おなか いっぱい。このハンバーガーすてるよ。
    Onaka ippai. Kono hanba-ga- suteru yo.
    I am full. I am going to throw away this hamburger, ok?
    B: もったいないよ。 いぬのジョンにあげたら?
      MOTTAI NAI yo. Inu no John ni agetara?
    It’s a waste. Why don’t you give it to John the dog?