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INTRODUCTION
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Sakura: サクラです。
Peter: Peter here and we are back with another episode. As always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. Now today we have a great show for you. What did we introduce yesterday?
Sakura: 元気ですか?
Peter: Yes the greeting for
Sakura: How are you?
Peter: Yes and this is as we said yesterday and we cannot, cannot, cannot stress this enough that this is one of the most important phrases in this language, right Sakura?
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Okay so now what we are going to do, from now on, we would like to start the day with
Sakura: 元気ですか?
Peter: Yes okay so let me ask Sakura how she is doing. 今日は元気ですか?
Sakura: はい、とっても元気です。
Peter: Very, very nice.
Sakura: ピーターは元気ですか?
Peter: 今日は絶好調。
Sakura: Oh…いいですね。
Peter: Yes it’s I am feeling very, very good today. It’s a very, very exciting time here at japanesepod101.com. We are in the midst of a huge update to our website. It should be up this week. So please keep checking our website www.japanesepod101.com. We have our tech team and this is a funny story that actually our tech team is working in New York. So we are talking about a global business here. They have been working nonstop and they are going to bring us a new website.
Sakura: Yeay!
Peter: So please keep checking back. It is going to be great. Lots of new features, so please keep checking back. Okay now without further adieu, we would like to jump into today’s lesson. Here is the setting for the conversation. Sakura is waiting for me in front of Tokyo station, okay. So let’s start the conversation.
DIALOGUE
ピーター: さくら、さくら!
さくら: あー、ピーター!
ピーター: 元気ですか。
さくら: 元気!元気ですか。
ピーター: 元気ですよ。ええ、それは何ですか。
さくら: これは私の鞄です。
ピーター: あなたの鞄ですか。
さくら: はい、そうです。
ピーター: すてきですね。新しいですか。
さくら: はい、そうです。
Peter: Okay very nice. Now don’t worry too much about what’s in there. Try and listen. Try and get the gist of the conversation. We are going to break it down. Right after this, we are going to go through it one more time but this time much slower. Okay, so here we go.
ピーター: さくら!
さくら: ピーター!
ピーター: 元気ですか。
さくら: 元気!元気ですか。
ピーター: 元気ですよ。ええ、それは何ですか。
さくら: これは私の鞄です。
ピーター: あなたの鞄ですか。
さくら: はい、そうです。
ピーター: すてきですね。新しいですか。
さくら: はい、そうです。
Peter: Okay very, very, very, very nice Sakura. Okay now what we are going to do is we are going to have Sakura and her lovely voice read the dialogue once by herself and I will translate. You don’t want my Japanese getting in there. So, here we go.
ピーター: 元気ですか。
PETER: How are you?
さくら: 元気!
SAKURA: Fine!
さくら: 元気ですか。
SAKURA: How are you?
ピーター: 元気ですよ。
PETER: I'm Fine.
ピーター: それは何ですか。
PETER: What’s that?
さくら: これは私の鞄です。
SAKURA: That’s my bag.
ピーター: あなたの鞄ですか。
PETER: Your bag?
さくら: はい、そうです。
SAKURA: Yes, that’s right.
ピーター: すてきですね。新しいですか。
PETER: It‘s beautiful.
ピーター: 新しいですか。
PETER: Is it new?
さくら: はい、そうです。
SAKURA: Yes, it is.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Okay very, very, very nice Sakura. Now let’s get into the vocabulary of this lesson. Let’s give you the new vocabulary first. Now can you give us the word for bag one more time please.
Sakura: かばん
Peter: Yes very nice. Now can you say this one more time please?
Sakura: かばん
Peter: Okay now break it down for us.
Sakura: (slow)かばん
Peter: Bag, one time fast.
Sakura: かばん
Peter: Very, very nice. Okay then we had the word for new which is
Sakura: 新しい
Peter: Very nice. One more time please.
Sakura: 新しい
Peter: New. Now break this down for us.
Sakura: (slow)新しい
Peter: And one time fast.
Sakura: 新しい
Peter: Yes new. Okay so we have the new words and we have some old words right. What is the word for looks nice?
Sakura: 素敵
Peter: Yes very, very nice. Now I am sure some of you noticed out there. We have a very, very important point to today’s lesson. Sakura, can you give us that point.
Sakura: Possessives.
Peter: Yes very, very nice. Yes, today we are going to do the possessive noun. The possessive in Japanese is quite easy, right Sakura?
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: There is one little particle, one little syllable that we can put in there and it makes everything ours, ours, ours. Can you give us that Sakura?
Sakura: Yes that is の
Peter: Very nice. One more time please.
Sakura: の
Peter: Yes and Sakura, what does this wonderful, little particle の do?
Sakura: It makes it possessive.
Peter: Yes very nice. So for example, this is a very, very important word, pay attention. Mine, how do I say mine, mine, mine, mine, and mine.
Sakura: Okay 私の
Peter: Yes very nice. One more time please.
Sakura: 私の
Peter: Yes. With this little particle, it becomes yours.
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Okay. And speaking of yours, how would we say yours?
Sakura: あなたの
Peter: Yes see, just add that little の and it’s possessive. One more, how about his?
Sakura: 彼の
Peter: Hers
Sakura: 彼女の
Peter: Yes. Very nice. Ours
Sakura: 私たちの
Peter: Yours, pleural.
Sakura: あなた達の
Peter: Theirs
Sakura: 彼らの
Peter: Okay. Do you see, all you do is add the simple
Sakura: の
Peter: And it’s yours.

Lesson focus

Peter: Now we are going to do a little scene for you and we will be displaying our very poor acting but here we go. We will set this scene in the supermarket. Now how do we say supermarket in Japanese?
Sakura: スーパー
Peter: Yes. What did you guys do to this word? You crushed it down. Can you give it to us one more time?
Sakura: スーパー
Peter: Yes supermarket and now please break it down by syllable.
Sakura: (slow)スーパー
Peter: Yes and one time fast.
Sakura: スーパー
Peter: Yes supermarket. You remember, to hold the う and the あ right?
Sakura: Umm yes.
Peter: One more time.
Sakura: スーパー
Peter: Yes okay. So this scene sets place at the
Sakura: スーパー
Peter: And me and Sakura, we don’t – we’ll pretend we don’t know each other and we are going to buy some food.
Sakura: Umm.
Peter: And we wind up in the same section and that the supermarket, they sell sushi. So we’ll pretend that me and Sakura are walking. You know, I am coming in from the right, she is coming in from the left. We are walking and we put our hand on the box of sushi at the same time. So I would say to Sakura すみません、これは私の寿司です。
Sakura: いいえ、これは私の寿司です。
Peter: いいえ、これは私の寿司です。
Sakura: いえ、私のです!
Peter: いえ、私のです! Okay. So that last example was a bit extreme arguing in the supermarket. Let’s see if we cannot get a better example. I think I might have one. Sakura, now we can talk about bags and brands because brand bags are big, big business here. Right Sakura?
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Many girls have lots of designer handbags. Now the problem with this is, we would like Sakura to ask the question so you could get the proper pronunciation. Problem is, I am a guy and I don’t have a handbag which is the topic for today. So what we will do is we are going to do two birds, one stone and we are going to do, My Girlfriend’s Bag. In order to do this, in order to talk about my girlfriend, what we will do is first get the word for girlfriend. How do we say girlfriend?
Sakura: 彼女
Peter: Yes one more time please.
Sakura: 彼女
Peter: Girlfriend and this is the same word for girl but it has the meaning of girlfriend.
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: So how do I say my girlfriend?
Sakura: 私の彼女
Peter: Yes. Okay now here is the million dollar question. How do I say, my girlfriend’s bag.
Sakura: 私の彼女のかばん
Peter: Okay did everyone get that out there? My girlfriend which is
Sakura: 私の彼女
Peter: Yes. My girlfriend and her bag
Sakura: 彼女のかばん
Peter: Yes. Altogether
Sakura: 私の彼女のかばん
Peter: Yes so we have two
Sakura: Possessives.
Peter: Yes, two のs
Sakura: の、そう。
Peter: So this is – so like I said in Japanese, it’s very easy to form the possessive. So what Sakura is going to ask is about my girlfriend’s bag and she is going to add in the brand name because this is a very important topic over here. So please listen and see if you can pick up the brand name we are talking about. Okay here we go.
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはグッチですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 Okay one more time.
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはグッチですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 Remember this word guys. もう一度お願いします。ゆっくりお願いします。
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはグッチですか?
Peter: Okay. はい、そうです。 Okay and give us the brand, just the brand.
Sakura: Gucci.
Peter: Everybody out there get that. Is your girlfriend’s bag
Sakura: Gucci.
Peter: Yes Gucci is what we are talking about. Okay now you got it. Let’s do two more. Here we go.
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはルイヴィトンですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 Okay もう一度ゆっくりお願いします。
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはルイヴィトンですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 So give us the brand one more time.
Sakura: Louis Vuitton
Peter: Yes, is your girlfriend’s bag Louis Vuitton
Sakura: Yes.
Peter: Okay and last one for the day folks.
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはコーチですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 One more time ゆっくりお願いします。 Sakura.
Sakura: あなたの彼女のカバンはコーチですか?
Peter: はい、そうです。 Okay and give us the English.
Sakura: Is your girlfriend’s bag COACH?
Peter: Yes COACH is the word. Okay and the real answer to this is no.
Sakura: Now boys have to give presents to girlfriends.
Peter: Sakura…
Sakura: Popular presents. I don’t have them either actually.
Peter: Anybody out there who wants to give Sakura a handbag, Louis Vuitton, would you prefer Louis Vuitton?
Sakura: Umm nice.
Peter: Yeah okay just send it down to, we have an address on www.japanesepod101.com. Please send it down.

Outro

Peter: Okay so that’s going to wrap it up for today. Again a little long but as we are just building your base, I think we are building a great base for you guys. I mean, in three weeks, you guys have come so far, really, really far, okay. So that’s going to wrap it up for today.
Sakura: また明日ね。
Peter: See you tomorrow. Be sure to stop by japanesepod101.com and check out the premium learning center. Inside we have material to bring everything you learned in the lesson together. Flashcards, quizzes. Really consolidate what you learned in today’s lesson. Stop by, say hi and be sure to leave us a post.

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January 12th, 2006 at 06:30 PM
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What do you have in your bag?

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February 10th, 2018 at 09:01 AM
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Hi Kou,


Thank you for the comment! As for your question about 'kimi,' I assume you are talking about 君(きみ/kimi). Kimi means 'you.' Please be careful when using kimi. Using kimi to refer a person who is older than you will be considered rude. Kimi can be used only to younger people or to peers.


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Kou
December 22nd, 2017 at 07:29 PM
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Kon'nichiwa mina-san

Kon'nichiwa JapanesePod101


How to use (kimi) ?

Shiranai .......

JapanesePod10.com
June 20th, 2016 at 06:28 PM
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健二郎さん、

こんにちは。:smile:

ジャスティンも健二郎もいいお名前ですね。

こちらこそ、どうぞよろしくおねがいします。

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健二郎
June 17th, 2016 at 08:20 PM
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はじめまして。 ジャスティン です。 でも、ぼくの日本語のなまえは健二郎です。どうぞよろしくお願いします。 ほうんとにありがとうございますーー!

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September 5th, 2015 at 03:01 PM
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asuka san,

konnichiwa.

Yes, please use people’s names.:smile:

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asuka
September 4th, 2015 at 11:56 PM
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Team-san

Konnichiwa (^_^)/


Since "anata" is considered rude what word should be used instead? The person's name?

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June 29th, 2015 at 08:04 PM
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ダニエルさん、

こんにちは。

どういたしまして。

また質問して下さい。Please feel free to ask us anytime.

:smile:

Yuki 由紀

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ダニエル
June 28th, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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由紀先生

ありがとう ございます

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June 28th, 2015 at 08:13 PM
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ダニエルさん、

こんにちは。

そうですね。It depends on the situations however, I don’t recommend you to use あなた達.

When you to say ‘you (plural)’, you should say みなさん or call everyone’s names.

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ダニエル
June 24th, 2015 at 08:25 PM
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おはようございます,


I have spent the last 8 months reviewing most of the absolute beginner episodes. I have been told on many occasions not to use anata (unless you want are in a romantic situation or if you want to be rude), and yet I have seen it used many times in this series up to now. Is あなた達 also rude?


よろしく お願いします