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INTRODUCTION
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Natsuko: おはよう東京。ナツコです。
Kazunori: カズノリです。
Peter: Peter here and we are back with another lesson. As always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. Now we have a great show for you today. カズノリ is here and we have Natsuko here with us. So why don’t we start to show off with some basic greetings. Natsuko
Natsuko: カズノリ、元気ですか?
Kazunori: はい、めちゃめちゃ元気です。ナツコ、元気ですか?
Natsuko: はい、すごく元気です。
Peter: Okay we have another great lesson for you. As always, we are bringing you basic and practical Japanese. Today we are taking it up another level. So now we have a conversation for you today we’d like you to listen. There is going to be some pretty advanced stuff in there. Well basic, advanced of course and this is going to be great stuff. It’s going to impress your friends. It’s going to give you a real good grasp of understanding of how basic greetings go and not just the usual greetings. We got a lot of stuff in here. Okay without further adieu, here we go.
DIALOGUE
夏子: お元気ですか。
一徳: 元気です。
一徳: お元気ですか。
夏子: お陰様で、元気ですよ。
一徳: 調子はどうですか。
夏子: 調子はいいです。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Perfect, now I know that we gave you a few things and then we threw some curveballs at you. So please listen to the conversation again, try and get the general grasp of it and we are going to break it down afterwards. So here we go one more time a little bit slower.
夏子: お元気ですか。
一徳: 元気です。
一徳: お元気ですか。
夏子: お陰様で、元気ですよ。
一徳: 調子はどうですか。
夏子: 調子はいいです。
Peter: Okay very nice. Now we are going to do the conversation one more time and I am going to translate. Here we go.
夏子: お元気ですか。
NATSUKO: How are you?
一徳: 元気です。
KAZUNORI: I am fine.
一徳: お元気ですか。
KAZUNORI: How are you?
夏子: お陰様で、元気ですよ。
NATSUKO: Thanks to you, I am good.
一徳: 調子はどうですか。
KAZUNORI: How are you doing?
夏子: 調子はいいです。
NATSUKO: I am doing good.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter: Okay very nice. My translation, there are many ways it could be interpreted. We gave you a few. Now what we want to do is we want to break down these expressions and we are going to have Natsuko help us out here because well, we need a professional and she is the pro. So we are going to break this down. Let’s start with the basic expression.
Natsuko: お元気ですか?
Peter: Now we establish this as how are you but this is pretty much the standard introduction right?
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: All times of year, all times of day, you can ask this question.
Natsuko: Any time.
Peter: Yeah okay. Now we have a couple of new things in here that are the very, very nice expressions. You can use them all the time and this is some very – these are some expressions, if you use them, you are going to impress some people. Now カズノリ asked you
Peter: お元気ですか?
Peter: Yes and you responded.
Natsuko: お陰様で。
Peter: Very, very nice. Now before we finish this, what does this mean?
Natsuko: Thanks to you.
Peter: Yes as I said before and it’s a very, very common response to this question.
Natsuko: お元気ですか?
Peter: Correct.
Natsuko: Yes and also very – again polite and impressive.
Peter: Yes this is very, very impressive. So can you break this phrase down for us?
Natsuko: (slow)おかげさまで
Peter: And one time fast please.
Natsuko: お陰様で
Peter: Very, very nice and thanks to you right?
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: Okay so お元気ですか is a nice standby but there is another very useful expression in case you want to change you know, spice up your greetings and spice up your questions when you meet somebody which is
Natsuko: 調子はどうですか?
Peter: Okay very nice. So stop right there. We have a new word in there and this is
Natsuko: 調子
Peter: Okay and break this down for us please.
Natsuko: (slow)ちょうし
Peter: And one time fast please.
Natsuko: 調子
Peter: Yes and this means
Natsuko: Condition.
Peter: Yes condition. Then we have the second part of the question which is
Natsuko: どうですか
Peter: Yeah how is it? So how is your condition? Yes so you know, this can be – that’s the literal translation but it’s kind of like how is it going like how are you doing right?
Natsuko: Yeah. So it’s used more frequently than お元気ですか
Peter: Yeah exactly. The standard we gave you is something that you should know because it’s a good starting point お元気ですか but the more you speak and the more you realize that there are many, many ways and as she said, it’s a very, very useful one. So how is your condition and you answered?
Natsuko: 調子はいいです。
Peter: Yes which means
Natsuko: I am in good condition.
Peter: Okay yes very, very nice. Again this is very, very useful and you can use this in many, many situations. Now let’s try some questions but let’s give some different answers than good condition. How about you said condition is good. What is the word for good?
Natsuko: いい
Peter: And can you break that down for us?
Natsuko: (slow)いい
Peter: Yes and one time fast please
Natsuko: いい
Peter: I don’t know if many of you caught that but you have to kind of hold this one because it’s actually two Es together right?
Natsuko: Yes. So you kind of extend it like いー
Peter: Yes exactly. Okay so we have the conversation, how are you and good and thanks to you but let’s just say, you know, I am not doing so good Natsuko. It’s not a good day. How can I respond I am not doing so good. So what we will do is we will have カズノリ ask you how is it going. Here we go.
Kazunori: 調子はどうですか?
Natsuko: 調子は悪いです。
Peter: My condition is bad. Okay good and we have a new word here.
Natsuko: 悪い
Peter: Okay good. And this means bad. And break this down for us.
Natsuko: (slow)わるい
Peter: And one time fast please.
Natsuko: 悪い
Peter: Okay very nice. So now we have my condition is good, I am good and I am bad. Are there any other ones? How about the so so…
Kazunori: 調子はどうですか?
Natsuko: 調子はまあまあです。
Peter: Very, very nice and we have a new word here.
Natsuko: まあまあ
Peter: Okay good and what does this mean?
Natsuko: So so.
Peter: Yes okay and break it down for us.
Natsuko: (slow)まあまあ
Peter: Okay so we gave you the very polite form, right? So how about you guys are friends right. So let’s do a very casual conversation. You know what we gave you today is the polite form with a です but if two friends meet, would you use this form?
Natsuko: No.
Peter: Okay so why don’t we do this conversation without the polite form. Okay so one more time from the top. You know what, we are going to give you first the polite form one more time and then we are going to give you the very casual form, okay.
Natsuko: お元気ですか?
Kazunori: 元気です。お元気ですか?
Natsuko: お陰様で元気ですよ。
Kazunori: 調子はどうですか?
Natsuko: 調子はいいです。
Peter: Okay notice how we had the です in there. Now we are going to give you the conversation one more time and this is how it would be spoken among friends.
Natsuko: 元気?
Kazunori: 元気だよ。元気?
Natsuko: お陰様で元気。
Kazunori: 調子はどう?
Natsuko: 調子はいいよ。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Unfortunately we are out of time today but what we’d like you to do is put this into your memory bank and we are going to discuss more about casual speaking another time. Okay so that’s going to wrap it up for today.
Natsuko: また明日。
Kazunori: また明日。

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January 17th, 2006 at 04:08 AM
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How do you feel today?

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December 11th, 2017 at 02:26 AM
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Hi Zrinka,

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こんにちは。今日わたしはつかれました。(No need to add です)

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Zrinka
November 19th, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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こんにちは。今日わたしはつかれましたです。

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June 29th, 2015 at 06:30 PM
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ローレンスさん、

こんにちは。

そうですか。よかったです。 :smile:

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ローレンス
June 26th, 2015 at 07:45 PM
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先生、おはようございます。

あいかわらず元気いっぱいですよ。

(Thanks to you, full of energy as usual.) (I got あいかわらず from lesson 24

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April 7th, 2015 at 08:47 PM
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Brittany san,

Konnichiwa.

On behalf of Laura, you are welcome.

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Brittany
April 7th, 2015 at 02:39 AM
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Thank you, Laura. I will try this out. =)

-Brittany

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April 3rd, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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Hi Brittany,


Thank you for posting.

We appreciate your suggestion, and it will be considered.

For now, it is not possible to add phrases to your Flashcards.

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Brittany
April 2nd, 2015 at 08:09 AM
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こんには!I am trying to keep track new (to me) vocabulary learned in various lessons, but sometimes words/expressions from the lesson are not included in the vocabulary list, which means I cannot add them to my word bank or flashcards. Is there a way that I can add おかげさま to my word bank?

ありがとうございます!

ブリタニー

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March 31st, 2015 at 04:36 PM
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エリックさん、

こんにちは。

どういたしまして。

はい、いかがはPoliteです。

Yes, ikaga is more polite than dou.

You can use the sentence, 天気はいかがですか. :smile:

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エリック
March 30th, 2015 at 01:20 AM
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由紀さん、


リプライありがとうございました。


「いかが」 is the polite version of 「どう」? Can it be used for the weather? 「天気はいかがですか」?


ありがとうございます。