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INTRODUCTION
Natsuko: おはようドバイ。ナツコです。(Ohayō Dobai. Natsuko desu.)
Take: おはようドバイ。タケです。(Ohayō Dobai. Take desu.)
Peter: Peter here. Beginner lesson #59. Okay, joining us in the studio is Natsuko and Take. Hello.
Natsuko: こんにちは。(Kon’nichiwa.)
Take: こんにちは。(Kon’nichiwa.)
Peter: タケさん、今日元気ですか。(Take-san, kyō genki desu ka.)
Take: はい、もちろん元気ですよ。ナツコは?(Hai, mochiron genki desu yo. Natsuko wa?)
Natsuko: 私もすっごく元気ですよ。ピーターは?(Watashi mo suggoku genki desu yo. Pītā wa?)
Peter: 相変わらず絶好調です。(Aikawarazu zekkōchō desu.)
Take: どこが?(Doko ga?)
Natsuko: 絶好調じゃない!ピーターちょっと風邪かな?(Zekkōchō ja nai! Pītā chotto kaze ka na?)
Peter: そうですね。今日ちょっと風邪ですね。 (Sō desu ne. Kyō chotto kaze desu ne.)
Natsuko: ああ。お大事に。(Ā. O-daiji ni.)
Peter: ありがとうございます。(Arigatō gozaimasu.) Okay, we have another great dialogue for you today. Okay, without further adieu, let’s get into today’s lesson. Here we go.
DIALOGUE
たけ (Take) : このテレビはすごいですね!(Kono terebi wa sugoi desu ne!)
夏子 (Natsuko) : でしょう?600チャンネルもありますよ。(Deshō? Roppyaku channeru mo arimasu yo.)
たけ (Take) : すごいですね。私は天気予報が好きです。世界の天気を見ましょう。(Sugoi desu ne. Watashi wa tenki yohō ga suki desu. Sekai no tenki o mimashō.)
夏子 (Natsuko) : 本気ですか。(Honki desu ka.)
たけ (Take) : 本気ですよ。トロントは雨です。ベルリンは雪です。ロスは晴れです。
東京はくもりです。ロンドンは霧です。楽しいです!(Honki desu yo. Toronto wa ame desu. Berurin wa yuki desu. Rosu wa hare desu. Tōkyō wa kumori desu. Rondon wa kiri desu. Tanoshii desu!)
夏子 (Natsuko) : 何がそんなに楽しいんですか。(Nani ga sonna ni tanoshii n desu ka.)
たけ (Take) : もちろんお天気おねえさんです。(Mochiron o-tenki o-nee-san desu.)
夏子 (Natsuko) : あ、やっぱり。(A, yappari.)
Peter:  One more time, please. Slowly please. 
Natsuko: もう一度お願いします。ゆっくりお願いします。(Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu. Yukkuri onegai shimasu.)
たけ (Take) : このテレビはすごいですね!(Kono terebi wa sugoi desu ne!)
夏子 (Natsuko) : でしょう?600チャンネルもありますよ。(Deshō? Roppyaku channeru mo arimasu yo.)
たけ (Take) : すごいですね。私は天気予報が好きです。世界の天気を見ましょう。(Sugoi desu ne. Watashi wa tenki yohō ga suki desu. Sekai no tenki o mimashō.)
夏子 (Natsuko) : 本気ですか。(Honki desu ka.)
たけ (Take) : 本気ですよ。トロントは雨です。ベルリンは雪です。ロスは晴れです。
東京はくもりです。ロンドンは霧です。楽しいです!(Honki desu yo. Toronto wa ame desu. Berurin wa yuki desu. Rosu wa hare desu. Tōkyō wa kumori desu. Rondon wa kiri desu. Tanoshii desu!)
夏子 (Natsuko) : 何がそんなに楽しいんですか。(Nani ga sonna ni tanoshii n desu ka.)
たけ (Take) : もちろんお天気おねえさんです。(Mochiron o-tenki o-nee-san desu.)
夏子 (Natsuko) : あ、やっぱり。(A, yappari.)
Peter:  Okay, you know the drill.
たけ (Take) : このテレビはすごいですね!(Kono terebi wa sugoi desu ne!)
TAKE: This TV is amazing!
夏子 (Natsuko) : でしょう?600チャンネルもありますよ。(Deshō? Roppyaku channeru mo arimasu yo.)
NATSUKO: Right? There are more than 600 channels.
たけ (Take) : すごいですね。(Sugoi desu ne.)
TAKE: It’s amazing.
たけ (Take) : 私は天気予報が好きです。(Watashi wa tenki yohō ga suki desu.)
TAKE: I like the weather forecast.
たけ (Take) : 世界の天気を見ましょう。(Sekai no tenki o mimashō.)
TAKE: Let’s look at the world weather.
夏子 (Natsuko) : 本気ですか。(Honki desu ka.)
NATSUKO: Are you serious?
たけ (Take) : 本気ですよ。(Honki desu yo.)
TAKE: I’m serious.
たけ (Take) : トロントは雨です。(Toronto wa ame desu.)
TAKE: Rainy in Toronto.
たけ (Take) : ベルリンは雪です。(Berurin wa yuki desu.)
TAKE: Snowy in Berlin.
たけ (Take) : ロスは晴れです。(Rosu wa hare desu.)
TAKE: Sunny in LA.
たけ (Take) : 東京はくもりです。(Tōkyō wa kumori desu.)
TAKE: Cloudy in Tokyo.
たけ (Take) : ロンドンは霧です。(Rondon wa kiri desu.)
TAKE: Foggy in London.
たけ (Take) : 楽しいです!(Tanoshii desu!)
TAKE: It’s fun!
夏子 (Natsuko) : 何がそんなに楽しいんですか。(Nani ga sonna ni tanoshii n desu ka.)
NATSUKO: What’s so fun?
たけ (Take) : もちろんお天気おねえさんです。(Mochiron o-tenki o-nee-san desu.)
TAKE: Of course, the weather girl.
夏子 (Natsuko) : あ、やっぱり。(A, yappari.)
NATSUKO: Just as I thought.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter: Oh Take, it’s funny. You didn’t have to act for this one.
Take: そうですね。たまには演技なしでやってみたいですね。(Sō desu ne. Tama ni wa engi nashi de yatte mitai desu ne.)
Natsuko: 本音だったんだ。(Honne datta n da.)
Take: まあ。(Mā.)
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: But Take, he is good.
Natsuko: Yes, he is.
Take: ありがとう。(Arigatō.)
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter: Okay, a lot to cover here. So let’s get right into the vocabulary. Here we go.
Natsuko: チャンネル (channeru)
Peter: Channel.
Natsuko: (slow)ちゃんねる (channeru) (natural speed)チャンネル (channeru) 
タケさんの家のテレビは、チャンネルはいくつありますか。(Take-san no uchi no terebi wa, channeru wa ikutsu arimasu ka.)
Take: ちょっとわからないんですけど、600チャンネルはないですね。(Chotto wakaranai n desu kedo, roppyaku channeru wa nai desu ne.)
Natsuko: ああ、うちもありません。ピーターのうちは?(Ā, uchi mo arimasen. Pītā no uchi wa?)
Peter: 1000チャンネルぐらいありますね。(Sen channeru gurai arimasu ne.)
Natsuko: 本当ですか。(Hontō desu ka.)
Peter: 嘘です。(Uso desu.) Next up.
Take: 天気 (tenki)
Peter: Weather.
Take: (slow)てんき (tenki) (natural speed)天気 (tenki)
Peter: And Natsuko, how do we say, “How is the weather?”
Natsuko: 天気はどうですか。(Tenki wa dō desu ka.)
Peter: How is the weather and Japanese love to talk about the weather.
Natsuko: Yes, but I think you know, many people around the world like to talk about weathers.
Peter: No, no, no.
Natsuko: Not really.
Peter: Of course not. Yes, you are right and for weather, usually the Japanese attaches the prefix
Natsuko: お (o)
Peter: So you will often hear.
Natsuko: お天気 (o-tenki)
Peter: Okay, next we have
Natsuko: 予報 (yohō)
Peter: Forecast.
Natsuko: (slow)よほう (yohō) (natural speed)予報 (yohō)
Peter: And as in the dialogue, you often hear
Natsuko: 天気予報 (tenki yohō)
Peter: So Natsuko, if you were asking a friend about tomorrow’s weather, what question would you use?
Natsuko: Okay. タケさん、明日の天気はどうですか。(Take-san, ashita no tenki wa dō desu ka.)
Take: ああ、ちょっとわかりません。天気予報見ましょう。(Ā, chotto wakarimasen. Tenki yohō mimashō.)
Peter: Okay, but notice Natsuko’s question. One more time, Natsuko.
Natsuko: 明日の天気はどうですか。(Ashita no tenki wa dō desu ka.)
Peter: How is the weather for tomorrow?
Natsuko: 明日の天気はどうですか。(Ashita no tenki wa dō desu ka.)
Peter: Or more casual
Natsuko: 明日の天気はどう? (Ashita no tenki wa dō?)
Peter: Okay, next we have
Natsuko: 本気 (honki)
Peter: Serious.
Natsuko: (slow)ほんき (honki) (natural speed)本気 (honki)
Peter: In the dialogue, we had
Natsuko: 本気ですか。(Honki desu ka.)
Peter: Are you serious or are you for real?
Natsuko: Yes, it sounds like you know, you are kidding.
Peter: Yep. Also I use this word all the time and the way I use it after I lose at something, I always say 次は本気で (tsugi wa honki de), which means this time is for real.
Natsuko: Oh, I see.
Peter: And then after I lose again, it’s always…
Natsuko: Oh, I see.
Peter: So can you give us the proper pronunciation of this?
Natsuko: 次は本気で (tsugi wa honki de)
Peter: Next we have.
Take: トロント (Toronto)
Peter: Toronto.
Take: (slow)とろんと (Toronto) (natural speed)トロント (Toronto)
Peter: Next.
Natsuko: ベルリン (Berurin)
Peter: Berlin.
Natsuko: (slow)べるりん (Berurin) (natural speed)ベルリン (Berurin)
Peter: Next.
Take: ロス (Rosu)
Peter: Short for Los Angeles.
Natsuko: Yes.
Take: (slow)ろす (Rosu) (natural speed)ロス (Rosu)
Peter: How do we say Los Angeles properly?
Take: ロサンゼルス (Rosanzerusu)
Peter: Break that down, please.
Take: (slow)ろさんぜるす (Rosanzerusu) (natural speed)ロサンゼルス (Rosanzerusu)
Peter: Thank you. That’s a tough one. No wonder why they made ロス (Rosu)
Natsuko: Oh yes, right.
Peter: Next up.
Natsuko: ロンドン (Rondon)
Peter: London.
Natsuko: (slow)ろんどん (Rondon) (natural speed)ロンドン (Rondon)
Peter: Okay, now into the conversation about weather.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: What kind of weather do we have?
Natsuko: 雨 (ame)
Peter: Rain.
Natsuko: (slow)あめ (ame) (natural speed)雨 (ame)
Peter: And when the temperature drops below zero degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, we have
Take: 雪 (yuki)
Peter: Snow.
Take: (slow)ゆき (yuki) (natural speed)雪 (yuki)
Peter: Next we have
Natsuko: 晴れ (hare)
Peter: Sunny.
Natsuko: (slow)はれ (hare) (natural speed)晴れ (hare)
Peter: Next
Take: 曇り (kumori)
Peter: Cloudy.
Take: (slow)くもり (kumori) (natural speed)曇り (kumori)
Peter: Next.
Natsuko: 霧 (kiri)
Peter: Fog.
Natsuko: (slow)きり (kiri) (natural speed) 霧 (kiri)
Peter: And last we have
Natsuko: お天気お姉さん (o-tenki o-nee-san)
Peter: Weather girl, weather lady. Break that down.
Natsuko: (slow)おてんきおねえさん (o-tenki o-nee-san) (natural speed)お天気お姉さん (o-tenki o-nee-san)
Peter: Now お天気 (o-tenki), I understand, weather.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: But お姉さん (o-nee-san), isn’t that the word for someone else’s older sister?
Natsuko: Yes, usually.
Peter: So what’s going on here?
Natsuko: It’s Take’s sister. No, no I am kidding. We also use this word for general young women, young lady お姉さん (o-nee-san), kind of like casual way to refer to young lady.
Peter: I see but…
Natsuko: Very casual.
Peter: Very casual. So yeah, again you might see this in anime a lot or something like this because they use very casual language.
Natsuko: Oh yes.
Peter: So お姉さん… (o-nee-san…)
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: Kind of like a girl who is not related to you.
Natsuko: Aaha!
Peter: And maybe umm
Natsuko: Very affectionate nuance is there.
Peter: Yes, okay.
Natsuko: Calling someone お姉さん、お姉さん (o-nee-san, o-nee-san). It’s very casual and affectionate.
Peter: I see. Interesting word, タケさん (Take-san).
Take: そうですね。あんまり意識したことがなかったんですけど。(Sō desu ne. Anmari ishiki shita koto ga nakatta n desu kedo.)

Outro

Peter: All right. So that’s going to do it for today.
Natsuko: じゃあ、また明日ね。(Jā, mata ashita ne.)
Take: また明日。(Mata ashita.)

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September 3rd, 2020 at 11:20 PM
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Konnichiwa Monica (モニカ)


Thank you for your comment.

the weather girl must be very beautiful in Japanese is お天気お姉さんはとてもきれいにちがいない


Keep up the good work and Feel free to ask us any questions.

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Monica (モニカ)
August 22nd, 2020 at 01:39 AM
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Aha, お天気お姉さんはとてもきれいですね?


How would I say, the weather girl *must* be very beautiful? ありがとうございます!

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February 22nd, 2018 at 03:55 AM
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Hi Red,


Thank you for the comment! Yes, Dubai is ドバイ. Good job! ?

Sandstorm = 砂嵐 (すなあらし)


Keep up the good work!


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Red
January 25th, 2018 at 04:12 PM
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Hello! did you just greet Dubai? I'm from Dubai! how do you say Dubai? ドバイ?

we have sandstorm here. how do you say "sandstorm" in Japanese?

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March 8th, 2016 at 04:21 PM
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Joeさん、

こんにちは。:smile:

The ん is a casual expression of の.

Pronouncing ん is easier than の so it’s used.

And the の indicates a reason why the other person enjoys.

The speaker would like to know the reason why the other person enjoys. Therefore, this is not the same as ‘何が楽しいですか.’

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Joe
March 3rd, 2016 at 03:27 AM
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Hi :)


Just a quick questions -


What is the "Sonna" and the "n" after tanoshi needed for in this phrase?


"何がそんなに楽しいんですか" - Couldn't one just say 何が楽しいですか


Thank you :)

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December 18th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
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Chris さん、

Konnichiwa.

Thank you for the question.


そんなに楽しい means ‘such a fun thing’here.

I hope it could be helpful.


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Chris
December 15th, 2014 at 07:13 PM
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can you please explain the third last line 何がそんなに楽しいんですか

is it the same to say "nani ga tanishii n desuka" - "what is fun?"

what does "nani ga sonna ni..." mean?

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October 18th, 2014 at 04:55 PM
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ヤスミーナsan,


こんにちは。 :smile:

Thank you for the post. Your sentences are good however,that’s おもしろくて.

ここにごせん should be ここはごぜん.


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ヤスミーナ
October 16th, 2014 at 06:32 AM
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..there should have been a おもしろて.:disappointed: