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1. You Can Never Be Too Polite in Japanese

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avatar JapanesePod101.com

Amanda-san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
Thank you for the bilingual composition! You did really well! :smile: :thumbsup:

初詣 is read as はつもうで :wink:
Yes; if you ever come to Japan around the beginning of new year (January), please visit shrines
for 初詣 :sunglasses:
And, yes, for making that come true, you need to
やっぱり、お金を貯め始めなければいけないなあ。 :laughing:

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Amanda

皆さん、またおもしろいレッスン、ありがとうございました!
Hi everyone, thank you for another interesting lesson.
初詣(はつもう)という新年の行事はおもしろそうですね!
The New Year custom of Hatsumou sounds interesting.
一月の初めに日本に行ったら、是非行きたいです。
If I go to Japan at the beginning go January, I would surely want to go check it out.
まだ日本に行ったことがないですけど、japanese pod 101 聞けば聞くほど、もっと日本に行きたくなりますね。
I have not been in Japan yet, but the more I listen to japanese pod 101, the more I want to go.
やっぱり、お金を貯めるのが始まらなければいけないなあ。
As I thought, I must start saving money.

Did I say that correctly? :flushed: please help me correct it!

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Hello james san,

Yes, casually akeome is used.
Regarding 良いお年を, it is a short version of 良いお年をお迎(むか)えください which means I wish you have a good year. It is often used at the end of December to people who you will not see until the next year.

Yuki
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar James

I remember some ten years ago when my wife was my girlfriend, we went to a wee local bar in Neyagawa-shi, Osaka and people were using really casual Japanese. I heard the expression ‘ake ome’ instead of ‘akemashite omedetou’. I used this expression at my wife’s parents and we all started saying it for a laugh — luckily my wife’s parents have a good sense of humour.

Also, you mentioned that we can’t use akemashite omedetou (gozaimasu) before the New Year. However, I have heard people say 良いお年を just before the New Year. Can this expression also be used once the New Year has started?

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Nana-san-san kon’nichiwa.
Ieie. Issho ni ganbarimasho ne! :wink:

Motoko /JapanesePod101.com ne :wink:

avatar Nana-san

Maa,arigatai okotoba nee! :smile:

Hai Motoko sensei, gambaru wa atashi. Mina-san to issho desu. :grin:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

リンナーさん、
はじめまして!よろしくお願いします :wink:
You might mean Beginner Season 4…? Try it out! :wink:

Natsuko(奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Rinna

こんにちはみんなさん、リンナーと申します よろしくお願いします。
commentは初めてですが、not really academicの質問があります。
I wonder where can I continue Haruya and Shin’s story? It’s getting dramatic that I hope to find out what will happen next lol~ ありがとうございます〜  :oops:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Nana-san, hajimemashite!
Kon’nichiwa.
Totemo suteki na komento arigato gozaimasu!
Kore kara mo tanoshikute omoshiroi ressun o tsukurimasu kara,
issho ni benkyo shimasho!
Douzo yoroshiku onetai itashimasu. :grin:

Motoko /Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Nana-san

konnichiwa!

Sensei-tachi ,Mina-sama: otsukare-sama de gozaimasu.
Kono saito wa hontoni subarashii saito desu, soshite sensei-tachi wa tanoshikute, omoshirukute, yasashi-sou desu.

Ima watakushi wa mo hitori janai desu. Japanesepod101 no teamu ga soba ni iru.

Ah! Tokoro de , hahimemashite, watakushi wa atarashii Japanesepod101 no member soshite gakusei de gozaimasu. Nana to moshimasu.

Douzo yoroshiku onegai ita shimasu. Otanoshimi ni shiteimasu.

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