He gives me a bad time, as he always does.
Kare wa itsumo watashi o ijimeru. maxa, itsumo no koto da ga.
he; him; his; boyfriend
topic marker particle; indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated); adds emphasis
always; usually; every time; never
I; me; private affairs; personal matter; secrecy; selfishness
indicates direct object of action; indicates subject of causative expression; indicates an area traversed; indicates time (period) over which action takes place; indicates point of departure or separation of action; indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
to tease; to torment; to persecute; to chastise
just (e.g. "just wait here"); come now; now, now; tolerably; passably; moderately; reasonably; fairly; rather; somewhat; well...; I think...; it would seem...; you might say...; Hmmm, I guess so...; oh!; oh dear!; oh, my!; wow!; goodness gracious!; good heavens!
indicates possessive; nominalizes verbs and adjectives; substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases; (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion; (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis; (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
thing; matter; incident; occurrence; event; something serious; trouble; crisis; circumstances; situation; state of affairs; work; business; affair; after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to; nominalizing suffix; pretending to ...; playing make-believe ...; alias; aka; nickname; alternative name; also known as
be; is; indicates past or completed action; indicates light imperative
indicates sentence subject (occasionally object); indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions); but; however; still; and