Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! That was close. Well, not that close, but close enough to make you wonder. She isn't much of a driver, but at least she avoided an accident. Maybe you distract her. Your Japanese was probably so bad she couldn't understand you! So you ask her in Japanese – since it is all she speaks – "Do you like to drive very much? I mean…I could drive if you like." Oh, you really like her a lot; you hope that didn't sound condescending. You should definitely practice speaking Japanese more. It wouldn't be fair to criticize her driving if you are the one distracting her, too. She smiles (good sign) and replies sweetly in Japanese, "I don't know much about cars, and I really don't like to drive very much. If you like to drive, you are more than welcome!" Her Japanese is so pretty. She has a lovely way of speaking. Maybe she was distracted from her driving because she likes you. That would be very nice…wait, you mean, it would be great if she liked you, not if she lost concentration while driving. Finding yourself distracted by her again, you reply in Japanese, "I don't like Japanese cars very much, but I do like to drive a lot. I would be happy to drive…I have my license." Drifting away in your thoughts again, you wonder if you can tell from her Japanese how much she likes you. You really like her a lot, even if she doesn't know much about cars. You have to find something you both like. So far, everything she likes, you don't like, and everything you like she hates! You have to have something in common…you know - Japanese! You have the love of the Japanese language in common.
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