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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! When you meet your Japanese significant other’s parents for the first time, you have to make a good first impression. When you greet them at the airport in Tokyo, you carefully avoid asking them whether you can carry their luggage to your vehicle. Instead, as your significant other coached you, you politely tell them in Japanese that you’re going to carry it for them. Thankfully your car isn’t far away: these suitcases are heavy! In this lesson, you will learn the basic dos and don’ts for using extra formal Japanese. Our conversation takes place on a Japanese radio program between a radio host and an etiquette teacher. The speakers are using formal Japanese, and the host is reading a letter written in informal Japanese. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! As you walk to a New Year’s Eve celebration in Japan, someone calls out to you in Japanese, “Congratulations!” You wonder why he would tell you that in Japanese-it’s not like you caused the new year to come. You use kenjō-go, the most polite form of Japanese, to say “Excuse me” to the person who congratulated you, and then you proceed to quiz him about what he meant. In this lesson, you will learn about New Year’s customs and greetings while reviewing humble expressions. While at home, a family and an exchange student converse using both informal and formal Japanese, respectively, and they watch a television journalist report the news using formal Japanese. You’ll also learn several useful humble Japanese expressions. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com, where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Your significant other tells you in Japanese, “Are you ready for dinner with my parents?” You respond in Japanese, “Of course, dear. When am I not respectful?” Your significant other replies in Japanese, “You usually are. I like to remind you just in case you forget. It’s very important. I want them to like you.” You say in Japanese, “That’s fine. I just hope your father doesn’t tell one of his boring stories again.” Your significant other tells you in Japanese, “I hope not, but if he does, just smile and nod politely.” You inquire in Japanese, “And what do I do if we are watching the game on television and he is rooting against my team? Am I supposed to stay quiet then?” Your significant other says in Japanese, “No, but just watch what you say. Be polite and treat him respectfully. I taught you how to ask questions in extra-formal Japanese. This would be a good time to try those questions out. He is your future father-in-law, you know.” You spin around and ask in Japanese, “He is?”
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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You just earned a promotion at work, so you take your family out for dinner at a fancy Japanese restaurant to celebrate the good news. When the host seats you, your children sit very properly as they peruse the Japanese menu. One child demands in Japanese, “Mom, I want french fries.” You respond in Japanese, “Honey, I don’t think they serve french fries here. This is a fancy restaurant—not fast food. But I’ll ask for a child’s menu just in case.” When the waiter passes by your table, you inquire in Japanese, “Do you happen to have a children’s menu?” The waiter answers in Japanese, “No, but we can certainly improvise if that becomes necessary.” You reply in Japanese, “I think we’ll be just fine, thank you.” You explain to your child in Japanese, “I’m sorry, but they don’t have french fries for you. Can you find something else on the menu? Do you need me to help you?” Your eight-year-old child says in Japanese, “Of course I can. I’m not a little kid anymore!”
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese Beginner lesson will teach you humble language, which you can use when you want to be very formal in Japanese. We’ll show you the humble forms of several regular and irregular Japanese verbs so you can use the proper level of respect while you’re in Japan. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!