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INTRODUCTION
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Sakura: 明けましておめでとうございます。サクラです。
Peter: Happy New Year everybody. Peter here and we are back starting lessons for the New Year. We hope that everybody had a great holiday season but now it’s time to get back to the books. Right Sakura?
Sakura: Right.
Peter: Okay we have a great lesson for you today but as always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. Now if you need any information on translation or interpretation, you can find them through our home page. Please check www.japanesepod101.com. You can find all the information about them there. In addition, you can find our lesson notes plus other great material. Now these lesson notes are geared for all levels. We have a Romaji which is the Japanese words written in the English alphabet. We also have Hiragana which is our lesson notes in Japanese Hiragana and finally we have Chinese characters which we call Kanji. So these lesson notes really offer something for every single level. Just recently we did some very complicated characters that some Japanese didn’t even know off the top of their head. So please check the notes. They will really help you bring these lessons together. Okay now speaking of lessons, we are going to get right into today’s. Today’s main point is
Sakura: 好き
Peter: Yes. We are going to give it to you one more time. Please try and get the meaning. See if it rings any bells that we are going to break it down for you.
Sakura: 好き
Peter: Okay Sakura, what does this mean?
Sakura: It means like, like something.
Peter: Yes very nice and please break it down by syllable.
Sakura: (slow)すき
Peter: Okay very nice and now, we are going to give you one more word before we get into today’s dialogue. Now this word is for food. Food in the sense of
Sakura: Cooked food.
Peter: Yes
Sakura: Dishes
Peter: Yes dishes. Very, very nice way of putting it. Okay and this word is
Sakura: 料理
Peter: Very nice. Food, one more time dishes.
Sakura: 料理
Peter: Okay and please break this down for us.
Sakura: (slow)りょうり
Peter: Okay. Again you want to hold in the middle because it has a う in there. Can you just give us the syllables?
Sakura: (slow)りょうり
Peter: Very, very nice. Okay and now, the last word we’d like to introduce. Last time we introduced where and who. Do you remember those words guys? If not, Sakura will give them to you one more time.
Sakura: どこ
Peter: Is where and
Sakura: 誰
Peter: Who. Now we are going to give you one more question form and today, we are going to introduce what.
Sakura: 何
Peter: So without further adieu, we are going to get into today’s lesson. Here we go.
DIALOGUE
さくら: 日本が好きですか。
ピーター: はい、とても好きです。
さくら: 日本料理が好きですか。
ピーター: はい、とても好きです。
さくら: 何が好きですか
ピーター: そうですね。モスバーガーが好きです。
Peter: Okay we are going to give you the conversation one more time a little bit slower. Please listen again for anything that you might pick up that we covered in previous lessons. We intentionally give these lessons to cover the previous one. So if you haven’t heard the previous ones, if you are just tuning in, welcome but check the previous lessons to get some of the information and some of the vocabulary that we are covering in these. Okay here we go again.
さくら: 日本が好きですか。
ピーター: はい、とても好きです。
さくら: 日本料理が好きですか。
ピーター: はい、とても好きです。
さくら: 何が好きですか
ピーター: そうですね。モスバーガーが好きです。
Peter: Okay very nice. Now what we are going to do is we are going to break down this conversation for you. There is a lot of stuff in there and we are going to get it all to you right now. Here we go.
Sakura: 日本が好きですか。
Peter: Do you like Japan?
Sakura: はい、とても好きです。
Peter: Yes I really like it.
Sakura: 日本料理が好きですか。
Peter: Do you like Japanese food?
Sakura: はい、とても好きです。
Peter: Yes I really like it.
Sakura: 何が好きですか。
Peter: What do you like?
Sakura: そうですね。
Peter: Okay. This is kind of like in English hmm..where you are thinking. If you need time to think, this is a great phrase because when you are starting out in Japanese, you might not be able to respond really quick and you need time in your mind to calculate and reconfigure. This is the phrase you want to use. Sakura, one more time please.
Sakura: そうですね
Peter: Right. This is a great filler. It gives you good time to think about what you want to say, construct your sentence properly and then spit it out. Okay and then next, last one.
Sakura: モスバーガーが好きです。
Peter: I like MOS Burger.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter: Now what do you think about this Sakura?
Sakura: Umm I love MOS Burger as well. So…
Peter: Okay I am sure a lot of you out there are saying MOS, what! What are you talking about and some of you might be saying, ah yes it’s very good. Sakura, can you please tell us about the most important thing in this lesson, MOS Burger.
Sakura: Okay MOS Burger is an Japanese Burger shop.
Peter: Yes.
Sakura: Yes and it offers you a lot of vegetables and healthy type of burger.
Peter: No vegetables. Yes it’s true.
Sakura: Yes, yes.
Peter: But they are a little more pricy than in Burger shop but the quality is very good. So they have the philosophy, quality over quantity. So if you are coming to Japan, please definitely try MOS Burger. Now would you say this qualifies as Japanese food?
Sakura: I guess so, yes.
Peter: Definitely a little bit of an unusual answer to your question, what do you like…
Sakura: Yes
Peter: But I think it was good because I think you can only have – talk about Sushi so much.
Sakura: That’s true yes.
LESSON FOCUS
Peter: So now what we are going to do is break down and look close at like. One more time give us the phrase for likes.
Sakura: 好き
Peter: And the question, do you like?
Sakura: 好きですか?
Peter: Yes we use this to say, do you like Japanese food, one more time please.
Sakura: 日本料理が好きですか?
Peter: Okay. And this means
Sakura: Do you like Japanese food?
Peter: Yes very, very nice. So this is a phrase that’s so useful because when you come here, many people are going to be asking you, do you like this, do you like this, do you like this, do you like this. And of course, you are going to have to say, I like it and of course food is very, very important and it’s one of these aspects. And today, we are going to stick to food because we’ve been covering food a lot, we are going to build it up slowly and get you to spin you off, okay. So what we would like to do now is give us the word for food one more time please.
Sakura: 料理
Peter: Okay. We would like to take this word and we’d like to apply it to other foods because in Tokyo, you find they have top notch food in all kinds of cuisine. So what we are going to do is we are going to ask you questions first. We are going to let you try and catch on before we give you the answer when we talk about an ethnic food, we are going to build up your vocabulary through this drill. So what is the word for Japanese food, one more time?
Sakura: 日本料理
Peter: Okay we are going to give you some other countries foods. Please listen and see if you can pick up what country and what food we are talking about. So what we are going to do is, Sakura is going to ask me if I like a certain ethnic food.
Sakura: Okay.
Peter: Here we go.
Sakura: イタリア料理が好きですか?
Peter: Okay did you get that? One more time please Sakura, a little bit slower.
Sakura: (slow)いたりありょうりがすきですか
Peter: はい、とても好きです。は Okay and just give us the ethnic food.
Sakura: イタリア料理
Peter: Everybody get that. Sakura, please tell us.
Sakura: Italian.
Peter: Yes Italian food. Okay next.
Sakura: フランス料理が好きですか?
Peter: One more time nice and slow.
Sakura: (slow)ふらんすりょうりがすきですか
Peter: はい、とても好きです。 One more time Sakura, give us just the ethnic food.
Sakura: フランス料理
Peter: Everybody get that. Sakura please.
Sakura: It’s French cuisine, French food.
Peter: Yeah, very, very nice. Next.
Sakura: タイ料理が好きですか?
Peter: One more time nice and slow.
Sakura: (slow)たいりょうりがすきですか
Peter: はい、とても好きです。
Sakura: タイ料理
Peter: And Sakura this is?
Sakura: Thai food.
Peter: Yes Thai food. Okay here is the big test guys. Last one we are going to do.
Sakura: インド料理が好きですか?
Peter: One more time nice and slow, really stress the first part.
Sakura: (slow)いんどりょうりがすきですか
Peter: はい、とても好きです。 Okay and give it to us one time.
Sakura: インド料理
Peter: Yes everybody yes altogether Indian food.
Sakura: Right Indian.
Peter: This is very, very useful, very, very practical. This is something you can use every day. Your friends will say, do you like this you know when you go to decide to what to eat, they are going to ask, do you like this, do you like that. Now I’d also like to take a little time and focus on the next question that you asked. The last question.
Sakura: 何が好きですか?
Peter: Okay one more time nice and slow.
Sakura: (slow)なにがすきですか
Peter: Okay what do you like? The way you answer is something, something が好きです correct? One more time, let’s get the correct pronunciation please Sakura. Something, something
Sakura: が、好きです。
Peter: Yeah. Now what we are going to do is we are going to ask Sakura what kind of food, what type of dish she likes okay. So here we go. Sakura 何が好きですか?
Sakura: イタリア料理が好きです。
Peter: Very nice. We will give you one more time. Sakura, 何が好きですか?
Sakura: イタリア料理が好きです。
Peter: Okay everybody get that. Sakura, what food do you like?
Sakura: I like Italian.
Peter: Yes me too but it’s tough. I do like Japanese very much. Japanese food, it’s very good. We want to just to get you introduced to this. Now of course, this phrase is not limited to food but we are trying to not get you too spread out as you could see and the first question was, do you like Japan? Now Sakura, what we can do is, I can ask Sakura if she likes certain countries just by taking off the food. Right?
Sakura: That’s right.
Peter: And the first one Sakura asked me
Sakura: 日本が好きですか?
Peter: Do you like Japan? We added the word for food which is
Sakura: 料理
Peter: And add them together
Sakura: 日本料理
Peter: Yes. Then we introduced you to Italian food
Sakura: イタリア料理
Peter: French food
Sakura: フランス料理
Peter: Thai food
Sakura: タイ料理
Peter: And Indian food.
Sakura: Right. インド料理
Peter: Now we can obviously drop the food from these and ask if she likes the place or the country. So let’s ask Sakura, イタリアが好きですか?
Sakura: はい、とても好きです。
Peter: Yes very nice. Sakura タイが好きですか?
Sakura: はい、とても好きです。
Peter: Okay. Sakura インドが好きですか?
Sakura: はい、とても好きです。
Peter: Okay, very, very nice and of course, this is applicable to all types of things but right now, we are just easing you into this. Okay, so we hope you had a very useful lesson. If you get anything out of this lesson, please get MOS Burger. Okay I am a little overboard with this you see but it’s very, very good. Okay so we are going to stop here and since we are doing this daily, we would like to introduce a new way of saying goodbye. Since we are going to be seeing you tomorrow, we can say
Sakura: また明日ね。
Peter: Yes and can you give us the word for tomorrow, break it down nice and slow.
Sakura: Okay (slow)あした
Peter: Yes and by syllable.
Sakura: (slow)あした
Peter: Tomorrow and so, the whole phrase goes
Sakura: また明日ね。
OUTRO
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What Japanese food do you like?

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June 4th, 2019 at 10:26 am
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Hi Beverley,


コメントありがとうございます。

カンボジア料理、私は食べたことがありません。ロクラクがどんな料理なのか、調べてみます。


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Beverley
May 20th, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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私はカンポジア料理が好きです。ロクラクがとても好きです。

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Susan
June 29th, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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I'm not very good on Kanji yet.

I need things written in Romanji as well as Kanji/Kana

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February 21st, 2018 at 5:55 am
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>ハイさん、


コメントありがとうございます!

日本料理が大好きなんですね。日本へ行ったら、美味しいものをたくさん食べてくださいね!


>Kim,


Thank you for the comment! It's great you've noticed the difference between Peter's and Sakura's pronunciation on 好きです. For proper pronunciation, please focus on Sakura's. A native Japanese's pronunciation is always better than non-native.


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Kim
January 16th, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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It's killing me that he's saying "SU-ki desu"....I thought it was pronounced "skee desu"...

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ハイ
September 19th, 2017 at 1:26 am
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僕はベトナム人ですけど、日本の料理が大好きです。

日本の料理の中、餃子と牛丼が一番美味しいと思ってます。

日本へ留学に行った後で、たくさん食べようとしています。

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May 8th, 2017 at 9:13 am
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Tobeyさん、

こんにちは。

I am sorry about the late reply.

わたしも、ももが大好きです。

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Tobey
April 3rd, 2017 at 8:02 pm
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こんいちは。

ももが大好きです。

なにがすきですか?

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January 24th, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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シダ san,

こんにちは。

そうですか。

わかりました。


Álvaro san,

こんにちは。

はい、日本料理はおいしいですね。

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Álvaro
January 11th, 2017 at 9:38 am
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日本料理がとても好きです。たとえば、寿司、親子丼、みそが好きです。