Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! From your living room, you hear your dog barking like crazy at someone walking by your Japanese townhouse. That can only mean one thing: someone is about to come to your door and try to sell you something in Japanese. As the person knocks, your dog starts to growl, so you go to try to rescue your Japanese visitor. You peer through the peephole, open the door just a crack, and ask the person in Japanese, "How can I help you?" The person says in Japanese, "I'd like to talk to you about a special offer. Do you have a minute?" You open the door a little further so the salesperson can see your dog and tell him in Japanese, "No, now is not a good time." The salesperson persists and asks you in Japanese, "When would be a good time?" Before you can tell the person never to come back in Japanese, your dog starts to growl again. The salesperson tells your dog in Japanese, "Calm down, buddy. Heel!" As he continues to threaten the salesperson, you advise him in Japanese, "Sorry, my dog doesn't understand Japanese. Thanks but no thanks!"
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