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Intro

Jessi: Hi everyone, ジェシーです。Jessi here!
Tomoyuki: こんにちは、Tomoyukiです。
Jessi: Welcome to Absolute Beginner Season 2, Lesson 24 - Going on a Strange Hike in Japan. Thanks for joining us for this lesson. Tomoyuki, what did we learn in the last lesson, Lesson 23?
Tomoyuki: In the last lesson, we learned how to say that something hurts. For example, おなかがいたいです。
Jessi: Which is, "My stomach hurts." In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask how something was, and also how to respond to that question. For example, "How was the party?" and "It was fun."
Tomoyuki: That's right. What's going on in the conversation?
Jessi: Kaori, Taylor, and Masato have just returned from hiking in the mountains.
Tomoyuki: Great! Let's listen to the conversation.
Dialogue
かおり:ただいま。
ちえみ:おかえりなさい。ハイキング は どうでしたか。
かおり:たのしかった です よ。 でも・・・。
ちえみ:でも? さむかった です か?
かおり:いえ。あたたかかった です。でも、テイラーさん・・・。
テイラー:ただいまー。ふー、つかれました。
ちえみ:へんな かお!(laugh)
Jessi: Let’s listen to the conversation again slowly.
かおり:ただいま。
ちえみ:おかえりなさい。ハイキング は どうでしたか。
かおり:たのしかった です よ。 でも・・・。
ちえみ:でも? さむかった です か?
かおり:いえ。あたたかかった です。でも、テイラーさん・・・。
テイラー:ただいまー。ふー、つかれました。
ちえみ:へんな かお!(laugh)
Jessi: Now let’s listen to it with the translation.
かおり:ただいま。
Jessi: We’re home.
ちえみ:おかえりなさい。
Jessi: Welcome home.
ちえみ: ハイキング は どうでしたか。
Jessi: How was the hike?
かおり:たのしかった です よ。 でも・・・。
Jessi: It was fun... But...
ちえみ:でも? さむかった です か?
Jessi: But? Was it cold?
かおり:いえ。あたたかかった です。
Jessi: No. It was warm.
かおり: でも、テイラーさん・・・。
Jessi: But... Taylor...
テイラー:ただいまー。ふー、つかれました。
Jessi: I'm home. Whew, I'm tired.
ちえみ:へんな かお!(laugh)
Jessi: Your face looks weird! (laugh)
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Jessi: Alright, so if you remember, in the last conversation... what happened again, Tomoyuki?
Tomoyuki: Taylor got scratched by a monkey.
Jessi: That's right... he got a little too close and ended up getting scratched in the face! And that's how we learned how to say "My face hurts".
Tomoyuki: かおがいたいです.
Jessi: And so now they've finished their hike, and they've arrived back home. Did you notice the two new phrases we heard in the beginning of the dialogue?
Tomoyuki: They were ただいま and おかえりなさい.
Jessi: Let's go through each one. When Kaori, Taylor, and Masato got home, they said...
Tomoyuki: ただいま!
Jessi: ただいま! And this means something like "I'm home" or "I'm back". You say this when you return to some place after being away.
Tomoyuki: ただいま。
Jessi: And the response to this is...
Tomoyuki: おかえりなさい
Jessi: おかえりなさい。 And this means something like "welcome home" or "welcome back".
Tomoyuki: おかえりなさい.
Jessi: So when someone says ただいま, you say おかえりなさい back to them.
Tomoyuki: That's right.
Jessi: So let's hear these two phrases again, and practice!
Tomoyuki: Okay.
Jessi: Listen and repeat. “I'm home” or “I'm back.”
Tomoyuki: ただいま
[pause]
Jessi: Okay. Again, listen and repeat. “Welcome home”, or “welcome back.”
Tomoyuki: おかえりなさい.
[pause]
Jessi: Great! Now, let's go over one more word. And that is?
Tomoyuki: へんな.
Jessi: And this means “strange”, or “weird”. The actual word is just へん itself, but when it comes before another word, we need to say へんな.
Tomoyuki: In the dialogue, Chiemi said へんなかお. へんな is strange or weird, and かお is face.
Jessi: So basically, she was saying that Taylor's face looked funny because it was all scratched up.
Tomoyuki: へんなかお。
Jessi: Okay, let's move on to the lesson focus.
Grammar Point
Jessi: In this lesson, you'll learn how to ask how something was, and also how to respond to this question.
Tomoyuki: Like, "How was the party?" and "It was fun".
Jessi: Right; this is very useful for making conversation in Japanese. You use this pattern to ask how something, for example some event, place, or thing, was. You're asking about something that has happened in the past. Tomoyuki, can you give us our pattern?
Tomoyuki: Sure. To ask how something was, you can say [A] はどうでしたか。
Jessi: So again, you have A, the event, place or thing you are asking about, followed by どうでしたか
Tomoyuki: This どうでしたか literally means "how was it?"
Jessi: Let's look at some examples.
Tomoyuki: Sure. As you know, party in Japanese is パーティー. So if you want to ask how the party was, you can say パーティーはどうでしたか。
Jessi: パーティーは どうでしたか。How was the party? Listeners, please repeat.
Tomoyuki: パーティーはどうでしたか。
[pause]
Tomoyuki: Great. We also had a good example in the dialogue.
Jessi: Right; Chiemi asked Kaori how their hike went.
Tomoyuki: Hike, or hiking, is ハイキング in Japanese.
Jessi: So to ask, "How was the hike?" we can say...
Tomoyuki: ハイキングはどうでしたか。
Jessi: ハイキングはどうでしたか。How was the hike? Listeners, please repeat.
Tomoyuki: ハイキングはどうでしたか。
[pause]
Jessi: Okay, how was that? Not too bad, right? Now, we're going to learn how to respond to this question, and say "it was fun!" or "it was interesting".
Tomoyuki: Yes, are you ready?
Jessi: In this season, and the last season, we've learned some adjectives; words that describe something.
Tomoyuki: Right, like あつい (Jessi: hot) さむい (Jessi: cold), とおい (Jessi: far), ちかい (Jessi: close), おいしい (Jessi: delicious)...
Jessi: and more! For this lesson, we're going to learn two more adjectives. The first is...
Tomoyuki: たのしい
Jessi: たのしい. and this means, fun, or enjoyable. Okay, so all of these adjectives that we just gave you are in the present tense, which means we're talking about how something is “right now”. Like, "it's cold", "it's hot", "it's fun", etc. What we're going to learn now is how to change these to the past tense. That would be "it WAS cold", it WAS hot", "it WAS fun" etc.
Tomoyuki: That's right. First, have you noticed how all of these adjectives end in "i", with an い sound?
Jessi: Like たのしい. Hear it? To change this word into the past tense, take away the last い sound, and add かった. So now what does it sound like?
Tomoyuki: たのしかった.
Jessi: たのしかった. And then to that, you just add です to make it polite.
Tomoyuki: たのしかったです.
Jessi: And this is how you say, "it was fun"!
Tomoyuki: たのしかったです. Okay, repeat after me. たのしかったです.
[pause]
Jessi: Okay, now say, "it was fun" in Japanese.
[pause]
Jessi: Great. Now let's try the same thing with another adjective. Tomoyuki, how do you say interesting?
Tomoyuki: It's おもしろい.
Jessi: おもしろい. Interesting. Okay, can you guide us through the steps to change it to the past tense?
Tomoyuki: OK. Take away the last い sound, and add かった. So you get... おもしろかった.
Jessi: おもしろかった.
Tomoyuki: And then you add です to the end. おもしろかったです。
Jessi: And this is how you say "it was interesting".
Tomoyuki: That's right. Okay, repeat after me.おもしろかったです。
[pause]
Jessi: Okay, now say, "it was interesting" in Japanese.
[pause]
Jessi: Great! Okay. Now, let's put the question and the answer together.
Tomoyuki: Sounds good! Jessi, ask me how the party was.
Jessi: Okay! ともゆきさん、パーティーはどうでしたか?
Tomoyuki: たのしかったです。 It was fun!
Jessi: Excellent. Let's give one more example. Listeners, do you remember the word for movie?
Tomoyuki: The word for movie is えいが. Okay, here I go. えいがはどうでしたか?Jessi, how was the movie?
Jessi:おもしろかったです。 It was interesting!
Tomoyuki: Great job.
Jessi: All right everyone, how was that lesson?
Tomoyuki: Easy? Or difficult?
Jessi: In the lesson notes, there is a chart that gives the past tense form of many more adjectives. If you check that out, you'll be able to make any more sentences.
Tomoyuki: Yes, please give it a look!
Jessi: Thanks for listening as always, and we'll see you in the next lesson.
Tomoyuki: ありがとうございます!
Jessi: Until then!
Tomoyuki: じゃあ、また。

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みなさん、きょう の レッスン は どう でした か? おもしろかった です か? ;)

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March 7th, 2019 at 1:27 am
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Hi Ahmad,


Thanks for the question.

Atatakai and Attakai:

Both means the same thing but Attakai is a colloquial way to say Atatakai.


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March 4th, 2019 at 9:32 am
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What is the difference between

Atatakai and Attakai

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January 27th, 2019 at 11:56 am
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Hi Maurizio,


Thanks for leaving a comment.

Please see below for a better way to say it.

今日ナポリは寒かったです、夏を来ましょう!

>> 今日、 ナポリは寒かったです。早く夏が来て欲しいです!

きょう、ナポリはさむかったです。はやくなつがきてほしいです!


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Maurizio
January 11th, 2019 at 7:43 pm
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Hi everyone 今日ナポリは寒かったです、夏を来ましょう!

Did I say it correctly? Let's come summer!

ありがとうございます

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November 4th, 2018 at 3:35 am
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Hi Ana Liza,


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おもしろかったとたのしかたです。

>> This is better to say;

おもしろくて、たのしかったです。


Hi Lindsey,


Thanks for the question.

疲れた or 疲れました can be translated as "I'm tired."

If you need to say "I was tired" then it will be 疲れていました.


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August 3rd, 2018 at 6:29 am
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Hi! :-)


Can you please clarify something for me? When Taylor says he’s tired, the form is -ashita, but wouldn’t that mean he “was” tired? Shouldn’t it be in the -masu form?


Thanks for helping!!

- Lindsey

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Ana Liza
June 27th, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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はい。おもしろかったとたのしかたです。

これはただしですか。

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February 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 am
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Ryan
October 23rd, 2017 at 4:35 am
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今日のレッスンはおもしろかったですよ

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July 20th, 2017 at 11:32 pm
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Hi Audrey891,


Thank you for your comment! It is common for people to rapidly pronounce a word or slur, as pronouncing every single vowel and consonant clearly would be seen as unnatural. In the audio file she is saying いいえ, however since it is being said in a rushed manner, it may appear to sound as いえ.


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