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    明けましておめでとう

    :D

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    #42
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    明けましておめでとう:D
    a-ke-ma-shi-te o-me-de-tou to ya'll, too.

    Thanks RonBee!

    :D

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    #43
    how'd = how did

    How'd he do that? = How did he do that?

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    #44
    I've = I've

    I've been waiting for an hour = I have waiting for an hour
    I've got something to say = I have got something to say
    I've gotten a letter from my sister = I have gotten a letter from my sister
    I've been looking forward to hearing from her = I have been looking forward to hearing from her
    I've been wanting to talk to you = I have been wanting to talk to you
    That's what I've been thinking = That's what I have been thinking

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    we've = we have

    We've been there before = We have been there before
    We've seen that movie already = We have that movie already
    We've go to see that one = We have got to see that one
    We've been waiting in line for an hour = We have waiting in line for an hour

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    you've = you have

    You've been told not to do that = You have been told not to do that
    You've been there before, haven't you? = You have been there before, haven't you?
    You've earned a reprimand = You have earned a reprimand
    You've been misbehaving = You have been misbehaving
    You've seen her before, haven't you? = You have seen her before, haven't you?
    You've been quite helpful = You have been quite helpful

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    could've = could have

    I could've done it if I had wanted to do it = I could have done it if I had wanted to do it
    I could've done it, but I didn't do it = I could have done it, but I didn't do it

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    #48
    would've = would have

    I would've finished had I had the time = I would have finished had I had the time
    I would've got there sooner, but the train was late = I would have got there sooner, but the train was late
    We would've had the picnic had it not rained = We would have had the picnic had it not rained

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    should've = should have

    She should've introduced herself = She should have introduced herself
    Perhaps I should've been politer = Perhaps I should have been politer
    We should've done a better job of it = We should have done a better job of it

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    #50
    should'nt've = should not have (primarily spoken)

    She should'nt've introduced herself = She should not have introduced herself
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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