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1. You Can Never Be Too Polite in Japanese

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みなさん、こんにちは♪
Join Naomi and Kat for the sixth season of the Beginner level!
In this series, you’ll follow the adventures of Joshua Brown, a New Zealander living and working in Japan ;)

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Susanne Lüthy
Konnichiwa.
Regarding してしまいます, you can use it.
However, the nuance is ‘you finished all lessons and don’t have any lessons which you should study.’
ぜんぶの レッスンを べんきょう しました just tells us the fact, ‘ you finished all lessons.’
Therefore, Natsuko sensei used that sentence.
聞きました is used for ‘listened.’
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
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avatar Susanne Lüthy

夏子先生、thanks so much for your feedback, I have one question … in sentence one I intended to use … finish and shimau as learned in some lesson … could I apply in that sentence at all or would it sound strange?

…. kikimashita … which Kanji would you use?

Have a good day and kind regards from Switzerland

Susanne Luethy

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Susanne-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
Very well done! Here’s my feedback:

1. I have just finished going through all 25 lessons.
ぜんぶの レッスンを べんきょう しました。
OR
レッスンをぜんぶ ききました。

2. Because these lessons were interesting and helpful, I will repeat them again singlemindedly.
このじゅきょうは、おもしろくて やくにたつので、わたしは もういちど ぜんぶ の レッスン を くりかえして べんきょう します。

3. Generally speaking for me this method is practical .
ぜんたいてきに、 わたしにとって この ほうほうは やくにたちます (ORやくだちます)。
(Practical can be じつようてき in Japanese and I think in this case it suits better.)

4. I thought it over and decided to do so.
わたしは、よくかんがえて、じっこう することに きめました。

Hope this helps!

Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar Susanne Lüthy

Hello Katsensei and Naomi sensei

1. I have just finished going through all 25 lessons.
ぜんぶのlessonをべんきょうしてしまいました。
2. Because these lessons were interesting and helpful, I will repeat them again singlemindedly.
このじゅきょうはおもしろくてゆうようでしたので、わなしはいっしんふらんもういちどうぜんぶのlessonをべんきょくりかえします。
3. Generally speaking for me this method is practical .
いっぱんてきのほうほうはわたしにやくにたつです。
4. I thought it over and decided to do so.
わたしはそのことをじゅっこうしすることにきめました。
Kind regards and thanks a lot for your feedback. Susanne Luethy

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Susanne-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
Wow, those are difficult sentences you tried. Well done!
いしんでんしん means you don’t have to actually talk, but still you understand each other.
So, I’m not sure if this was the right word…If you talked/chatted a lot, that’s not いしんでんしん

Please check the corrected sentences below:
いちがつ(の)ついたち、 かれし と おてら に いったり、パーティー を したり、 しんぶん を よんだり しました。
たくさん (そっちょくに) はなしました。 さいこう でした。

I’m just not too sure about the last sentence…
今日は ちがいます。かれは、 しょうじき に しか はなしたがらない ので、 
わたし は せいしんがくしゃ に はなします。
(Today it is different. Because he doesn’t want to talk unless it’s honest, I talk to a psychiatrist ….)

Please note the conjugation すごいです and すごかったです. This is an i-adjective すごい, so
the past tense is not すごいでした.
By the way, ‘tomorrow is April 26th’ is あした は 4月26日です。

Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar Susanne Lüthy

Good morning, thanks for correcting my mistakes …

this is a very good question … tomorrow is April 26th …いいしつもんですよ、妙は四月26です。

On Jan 1, my boyfriend and I went to a Temple, had a party in the afternoon and read the news paper, among other things . いちがつのついたち、かのじよとおてらにいったり、pa_tiをしたりしんぶんをしました。

We talked a lot, all heart by heart. It was great. たくさんはなしました、いしんでんしん、だけ。すごいでした。

Today it is different. Because he only wants to talk heart by heart, I talk to a psychiatrist ….

今日はちがいます。かれは以心伝心ではなすほしいですので、わたしはせいしんいがくしゃにはなします。
Kind regards

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Jeff-san kon’nichiwa.
You’re right! the verb ‘oru’ is categorised in Verb 1.
The Lesson Notes has been fixed.
Thank you for your feedback!
Motoko
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avatar Jeff

The lesson notes say that “oru … is sorted as a class 2 verb.” Shouldn’t that be class 1?

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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),
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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!