日本語の練習 第3週 (Japanese Practice Week 3)

2019年12月15日「日」第3週

I have recently come back to learning Japanese on the JA Sensei app. I want to get an unlimited account as soon as possible. This app has tons of content available compared to when I was using it at U of L. I decided to start from the beginning. Here are my results so far:

It is fun to see progress

There are some categories that I should work on such as the kanji and kana drawing category. Fortunately, the reading comprehension category is not an issue. Each lesson comes with interesting culture topics (healthcare, variations of politeness, etc.). So, that will increase as I complete each lesson. Overall, I still have much to learn about the language and the culture of Japan.

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On another note, George has published Japanese from Zero 5. (ジョージ先生, おめでとうございます!絶対に買っています。[Congratulations, George sensei]) Many people have waited for this book for years. Since I started the fourth book a few weeks ago, I, fortunately, will not have to suffer the wait. The kanji is getting hard but…

「僕はまだ練習しなければいけません。」

(I still must practice.)

With this book out, I hope that he will continue working on the Japanese from Zero videos.

Speaking of the Japanese from Zero video series, I found another YouTube channel that will help review Japanese concepts called JapanSocietyNYC. I will get into their main lesson playlist soon. As for now, I am enjoying their Uki Uki Nihongo series. I recently watched their idiom video:

「弱肉強食」は一番好きのイディオムです。

Finally, here are a few dialogues. I thought I should revisit that one dialogue from the first week. There might be another part to it for next week. I have been thinking about adding titles and more context to these dialogues (whether the speech is polite, casual or mixture of the two). From now on, I will be adding this content. Furthermore, I have went back and translated majority of what I write into English. These translations will be added for now on as well.

Continuation of the dialogue from Week 1

ヒビキとハル II (Polite) (Hibiki and Haru Part II)

ヒビキは本屋で働きます。ヒビキはハルの一番の好きの小説に探しています。だが...

(Hibiki works at a bookstore. Hibiki is looking for Haru’s most favorite novel. But…)

A:見つけましたけど...なぜあの小説は...

(I found it but… why is that novel…)

8分後

A: お...お待たせいたしました。 その小説を見...見つけました。

(So- sorry for the wait. I fou- found that novel.)

B: 本当にありがとうございます。どこに見つけましたか?

(Thank you very much. Where did you find it?)

A: 一番高...高いのシェ...シェルフの上でした。

(On top of the hig- highest sh- shelf.)

B: わあ~ 凄い。すみません。

(Wow, amazing. Sorry.)

A: いいえ。ノ...ノー問題です。

(Not at all. N- no problem.)

B: え、大丈夫ですか?あなたは揺れってますよ。

(Uh, are you okay? You’re shaking.)

A: はい、大...大丈夫です。

(Yes, I- I’m fine.)

つづく?

(To be continued?)

イェイ ケーキ!(Casual) (Yay cake!)

お父さんと彼の娘さんはケーキバイキングで多いケーキを食べます。

(A father and his daughter eat at a cake buffet.)

A:そのケーキをたべてもいい?

(May eat that cake?)

B:どんなケーキ?

(What kind of cake?)

A:レッドベルベットのです。

(The red velvet one)

B:はい、もいいよ。たべすぎないだね。

(Yeah, go ahead. Don’t eat too much, okay?)

A:はい~!

(Okay!)

昼ごはんの時間 (Mix) (Lunchtime)

彼女たちは食堂で昼ごはんを食べています。(The girls are eating lunch in the cafeteria.)

Ⓐこの味はおいしい。これを食べなけらばなりません。

(This flavor is good. You have to eat this.)

Ⓑ何ですか?

(What is it?)

Ⓐラメン。

(Ramen.)

Ⓑわあ~ おいしいそう。じゃ、いただきます。

(Wow. It looks good. Well, thanks for the food.)

Ⓐどうですか?

(How is it?)

Ⓑあ~本当においしいよ。

(Ah. It’s really good.)

Ⓐでしょう?

(Right?)

Ⓑ作ったの?

(Did you make this?)

Ⓐええ、作った。

(Yeah, I made it.)

Ⓑどう作ったの?

(How did you make it?)

Ⓐ教えて上げるけれど、誰にもこのレシピの秘訣を言ってはだめよ。

(I’ll tell you but, you can’t tell anyone about this recipe.)

That is it for this week. また来週。(See you next week.)

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