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INTRODUCTION
Peter:
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Natsuko:
おはよう、ホノルル。ナツコです。
Kaze:
カゼです。
Peter:
Peter here and we are back with another episode. As always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. Now be sure to stop by japanesepod101.com for the PDF, the informal conversation and bonus track, the informal PDF with the correction history plus the kanji close up. Wow, a lot. Right Natsuko.
Natsuko:
A lot yes. You must check this out.
Peter:
You must right カゼ?
Kaze:
Okay.
Peter:
Okay so let’s start off with some greetings. Natsuko 元気ですか?
Natsuko:
かなり元気です。
Peter:
いいですね。
Natsuko:
カゼは元気ですか?
Kaze:
元気です。ピーターは?
Peter:
相変わらず元気です。 Now we have another great dialogue for you. So without further adieu, let’s jump right in. Here we go.
DIALOGUE
夏子:
はい、夏子です。
カゼ:
もしもし、カゼですけど。
夏子:
あっ、どうも。
カゼ:
今日何をしますか?
夏子:
今日ですか?今日はテレビを見ます。
カゼ:
そうですか。今日一緒にテニスをしませんか?
夏子:
テニスですか?私はテニスが大嫌いです!
カゼ:
そうですか??
夏子:
はい、大嫌いですよ。とても嫌いです!
(テニスボールの音)
カゼ:
あれ、今の音は何ですか?
夏子:
テレビです!
男性の声:
夏子!あなたのサーブですよ!
カゼ:
それもテレビですか?
夏子:
そうですね。
Peter:
もう一度お願いします。ゆっくりお願いします。
夏子:
はい、夏子です。
カゼ:
もしもし、カゼですけど。
夏子:
あっ、どうも。
カゼ:
今日何をしますか?
夏子:
今日ですか?今日はテレビを見ます。
カゼ:
そうですか。今日一緒にテニスをしませんか?
夏子:
テニスですか?私はテニスが大嫌いです!
カゼ:
そうですか??
夏子:
はい、大嫌いですよ。とても嫌いです!
(テニスボールの音)
カゼ:
あれ、今の音は何ですか?
夏子:
テレビです!
男性の声:
夏子!あなたのサーブですよ!
カゼ:
それもテレビですか?
夏子:
そうですね。
Peter:
夏子:
はい、夏子です。
NATSUKO:
Hi, Natsuko here.
カゼ:
もしもし、カゼですけど。
KAZE:
Hello, it’s Kaze.
夏子:
あっ、どうも。
NATSUKO:
Ah….
カゼ:
今日何をしますか?
KAZE:
What will you do today?
夏子:
今日ですか?今日はテレビを見ます。
NATSUKO:
Today? Today, I’ll watch TV.
カゼ:
そうですか。今日一緒にテニスをしませんか?
KAZE:
Really? Shall we play tennis?
夏子:
テニスですか?私はテニスが大嫌いです!
NATSUKO:
Tennis? I hate tennis!
カゼ:
そうですか??
KAZE:
Is that so?
夏子:
はい、大嫌いですよ。とても嫌いです!
NATSUKO:
Yes, I hate it. I really hate it!
カゼ:
今の音は何ですか?
KAZE:
What was that sound just now?
夏子:
テレビです!
NATSUKO:
That was TV.
男性の声:
夏子!あなたのサーブですよ!
MANS VOICE:
Natsuko, it’s your serve.
カゼ:
それもテレビですか?
KAZE:
That also was TV?
夏子:
そうですね。
NATSUKO:
Yes, it was…
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter:
Natsuko,
Natsuko:
Lier!
Peter:
You got caught. Now Natsuko, you seem a little too natural at this.
Natsuko:
Umm I am not good at lying. I am always caught. Maybe that’s why it sounds natural.
Peter:
Ah see now that’s funny. Ah you two guys have chemistry. You ah!
Natsuko:
Thank you.
Peter:
So impressive chemistry. Natsuko, how do you say chemistry in Japanese?
Natsuko:
相性
Peter:
Yes break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)あいしょう
Peter:
And one time fast.
Natsuko:
相性
Peter:
You definitely have chemistry you guys.
Natsuko:
Thank you.
Peter:
Very impressive.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter:
Okay so now what we are going to do is give you the vocabulary. Okay here we go.
Natsuko:
テレビ
Peter:
Break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)てれび
Peter:
And one time fast.
Natsuko:
テレビ
Peter:
Again this word is taking crunch down. Television and
Natsuko:
テレビ
Peter:
Okay Natsuko テレビは好きですか?
Natsuko:
はい、テレビは好きですよ。ピーターは?
Peter:
大好きです。
Natsuko:
I see.
Peter:
Okay next we have
Natsuko:
テニス
Peter:
Break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)てにす
Peter:
And one time fast
Natsuko:
テニス
Peter:
And this is?
Natsuko:
Tennis.
Peter:
Yep Tennis.
Natsuko:
Quite similar.
Peter:
Very similar. Give us the English once.
Natsuko:
Tennis.
Peter:
And then the Japanese
Natsuko:
テニス
Peter:
Yes it just got a little accent.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Natsuko テニスは好きですか?
Natsuko:
テニスはしますけど、好きです。
Peter:
Ah you don’t play tennis, but you like it.
Natsuko:
Yes I like watching them.
Peter:
And Natsuko just gave us a great use of けど. Remember last week, we introduced you to けど. Give us that sentence you said one more time Natsuko.
Natsuko:
テニスはしませんけど、好きです。
Peter:
Perfect. Okay next we have
Natsuko:
Peter:
Break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)おと
Peter:
And one time fast.
Natsuko:
Peter:
And this is
Natsuko:
Sound.
Peter:
Sound. Okay next we had
Natsuko:
サーブ
Peter:
Break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)さーぶ
Peter:
And one time fast.
Natsuko:
サーブ
Peter:
And this is
Natsuko:
Serve.
Peter:
Serve. Now what I’d like to do is I am going to give you the English and then Natsuko is going to give you the katakana words. Please do your best. Try and listen and pick up the words. Okay here we go. Television.
Natsuko:
テレビ
Peter:
Television
Natsuko:
テレビ
Peter:
Tennis
Natsuko:
テニス
Peter:
Tennis
Natsuko:
テニス
Peter:
Serve
Natsuko:
サーブ
Peter:
Serve
Natsuko:
サーブ
Peter:
Okay again, once you start picking up these, the vocab is going to come flooding in. It’s really a turning point right.
Natsuko:
Yes just get used to it.
Peter:
Yes just get used to it. Just get your ears adjust to it. In today’s dialogue, there was a lot of review of older information. That’s why today, there weren’t that many new words right?
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
The dialogue was long.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
The dialogue was good but there weren’t that many new things in there.
Natsuko:
Uhoo…
LESSON FOCUS
Peter:
Now Natsuko, what’s today’s main point?
Natsuko:
Today’s point is the verb する.
Peter:
Yes one more time?
Natsuko:
する
Peter:
Break it down.
Natsuko:
(slow)する
Peter:
And one time fast.
Natsuko:
する
Peter:
Yes now this is the dictionary form. Again this is the second of the two class 3 verbs we wanted to introduce to you. I am sure if you look hard enough, you will find more and we know for fact in older Japanese, there are more but in practical modern day Japanese, there are only two real irregular verbs and they are categorized into class 3. Yesterday we had
Natsuko:
来る
Peter:
And today we have
Natsuko:
する
Peter:
Yes and what does する mean?
Natsuko:
To do
Peter:
To do, yes.
Natsuko:
Very important verb.
Peter:
This verb is used all the time.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Okay Natsuko, help us find the stem. What is the stem of する?
Natsuko:
Peter:
One more time.
Natsuko:
Peter:
That’s it. し– now that we have the stem, everything else is a piece of cake. How do we get the present polite?
Natsuko:
します
Peter:
Yep just add ます and we have
Natsuko:
します
Peter:
Okay how do we get the present polite negative?
Natsuko:
しません
Peter:
All you do is add ません. That’s it. Once we have the stem, it’s a piece of cake. Natsuko gave us a stem which is
Natsuko:
Peter:
Okay. That’s it. Now what we want to do is we want to show you how practical this verb is. To do is used all the time.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Now Natsuko is going to give us some examples. First example
Natsuko:
電話する
Peter:
Yes which is
Natsuko:
Make a phone call.
Peter:
Yep make a phone call. For example
Natsuko:
ピーター、今夜電話しますね。
Peter:
Tonight, I will call you Peter. Give us another one.
Natsuko:
勉強します
Peter:
Yes and this is a crucial one.
Natsuko:
Yes you got to remember this.
Peter:
Anyone studying Japanese, you know this one. One more time.
Natsuko:
勉強する
Peter:
And can you break down the first part
Natsuko:
(slow)べんきょう (natural speed)勉強
Peter:
Study.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Natsuko 私は日本語を勉強します。ナツコは英語を勉強しますか?
Natsuko:
はい、私は英語を勉強します。
Peter:
いいですね。
Natsuko:
頑張ってください。
Peter:
Now this verb する is often used with nouns.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
To make it into a verb. Right?
Natsuko:
Kind of yes.
Peter:
For example, we gave you 電話 right?
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
And then we said
Natsuko:
電話する
Peter:
Yeah to make a phone call and we are going to get into more words which you can use this with in the future.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Now there is one more point that we want to make. This する when we use it in the polite present becomes.
Natsuko:
します
Peter:
Now this is the same します as in お願いします。
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
Do you remember we gave you this in the beginning お願いします and it’s a very, very popular word. Now this is the same
Natsuko:
します
Peter:
All right Natsuko. Very nice.
Natsuko:
Yes.
Peter:
So I think that’s going to do for today.
Natsuko:
Okay じゃあ、また明日。
OUTRO
Peter:
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December 24th, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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Jeremy さん、
こんにちは。😄
I’m very sorry for the late reply!! 😞

Yes, your sentence makes sense! 😇

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November 10th, 2016 at 2:31 am
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一時間したら発車します。The train leaves in one hour.
Does this sentence make sense from a Japanese point of view? 😆

Thanks, and sorry for bothering !😅
Jeremy

March 21st, 2016 at 9:50 pm
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Charlie san,
Konnichiwa.😄
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We have kanji lessons so please refer to the pages below.
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/09/02/lower-intermediate-s4-17-how-did-you-learn-kanji/
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/01/14/video-13-kanji-video-lesson-1-japanese-kanji-and-trees/
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March 16th, 2016 at 4:07 am
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Hello I just wanted to say your material is excellent . I would appreciate if the podcast can go more in depth in studying kanji .

April 19th, 2015 at 9:19 pm
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エリックさん、
こんにちは。
どういたしまして。
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April 17th, 2015 at 11:35 am
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由紀さん、
こんにちは。
あぁ、分かりました。
ありがとうございました! :thumbsup:

April 17th, 2015 at 6:44 am
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エリックさん、
こんにちは。
As you said けど means ‘but’, however, this けど doesn’t mean it.
When Japanese people introduce a topic in a conversation, they use けど.
For example, 今日のかいぎのことですけど… (well.. I am going to talk about today’s meeting…).
あしたのじゅぎょうのことですけど…(I am going to talk about tomorrow’s class).
カゼですけど doesn’t means ‘I am going to talk about kaze’ however, when it’s also often used.
It’s like 予約したものですけど…(I have a reservation [I am the person who made reservation]).
When they start talking a topic, they tend to use that.
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April 12th, 2015 at 1:21 pm
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このレッスンのダイアログが大好きです。 😆 :thumbsup:

「けど」 means “but”, but what does it mean in the context of 「もしもし、かぜですけど」?

March 31st, 2015 at 2:43 pm
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Codyさん、
こんにちは。
コメントをどうもありがとうございます。
We are happy you have enjoyed the lesson.
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Cody
March 31st, 2015 at 4:33 am
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あ、可愛そうなカゼですね。

この会話はとても面白かったと思います。

Ah, poor Kaze.

I thought this conversation was very funny. (but I felt sad for Kaze)