Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! What a terrible night of sleep you had last night at your girlfriend's parents' house in Japan. The only good thing was that the nightmare didn't last too long and it was over in time for you to get some good sleep afterwards. Do you suppose it was something you ate last night? Maybe it was that Japanese beer. Her father sure does like his beer. You hear the sounds of the household stirring and the smells of Japanese food. Well, you're dressed and ready; you might as well start another day. You announce to the bustling family in Japanese, "Good morning." Your girlfriend's mother answers, "Good morning. Did you sleep well?" Hmm…how do you answer that without seeming rude? You know how to say what you need to in Japanese, but should you tell her about the nightmare? Will she be upset that you didn't sleep well in her house? Your knowledge of Japanese customs and culture is not enough to help you here. Better to stick with polite Japanese phrases, so you bring out your most polite Japanese and reply in Japanese, "Yes, thank you. Something smells really good." Smiling and obviously pleased with your choice, she replies in Japanese, "I am cooking breakfast! What would you like?" You decide on the safe route again, replying in Japanese, "It all smells so wonderful! Some yogurt and fruit would be delicious, please." Obviously, you are doing something right; your girlfriend is simply beaming!
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