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INTRODUCTION
Peter: Okay, without further adieu, let’s get in today's lesson. Here we go.
Jun: おはよう、モントリオール。ジュンです。(Ohayō, Montoriōru. Jun desu.)
Noriko: おはよう、モントリオール。ノリコです。(Ohayō, Montoriōru. Noriko desu.)
Peter: Peter here and we are back with another episode. Back in the studio for the second straight day, we have Jun and Noriko. Now some of you may be wondering what is with all the Canadian cities. Now I think we should address this question to Noriko. Noriko, how come every time you are here, we are doing a Canadian city.
Noriko: We love Canada.
Peter: We love everybody else too, right Noriko?
Noriko: Okay, you are right.
Peter: Oh boy! Jun, help us out here. You want to give a shout out to the country.
Jun: Yeah.
Peter: Go for it.
Jun: Canada!
Peter: Okay, I would personally like to say hello to the rest of the world. Hello rest of the world.
Noriko: I love you, too.
Peter: A little late there Noriko and Jun, you are not even close to trying. Okay, so let’s start out. ジュン、今日元気ですか。(Jun, kyō genki desu ka.)
Jun: はい、元気です。ノリコは?(Hai, genki desu. Noriko wa?)
Noriko: いつも元気ですよ。ピーターは?(Itsumo genki desu yo. Pītā wa?)
Peter: 相変わらず絶好調です。(Aikawarazu zekkōchō desu.) Today we have part 2 of the interview with the world’s oldest woman and this woman is something else. Wait till you see what she has to say today. Here we go.
DIALOGUE
じゅん (Jun) : レポーターのじゅんです。(Repōtā no Jun desu.)
次の質問はストレス解消についてです。(Tsugi no shitsumon wa sutoresu kaishō ni tsuite desu.)
ストレス解消のため、何をしますか。(Sutoresu kaishō no tame, nani o shimasu ka.)
小林: そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
北岳はとても近いから、私は時々山に登ります。(Kitadake wa totemo chikai kara, watashi wa tokidoki yama ni noborimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : ハイキングは体にいいですね。(Haikingu wa karada ni ii desu ne.)
小林: 違います。ロッククライミングをします。ハイキングではないです。(Chigaimasu. Rokku kuraimingu o shimasu. Haikingu de wa nai desu.)
じゅん (Jun) : そうですか!すごいですね!(Sō desu ka! Sugoi desu ne!)
小林: すもぐりもします。肺にとてもいいです。いつも真珠を採ります。(Sumoguri mo shimasu. Hai ni totemo ii desu. Itsumo shinju o torimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : すごいですね。(Sugoi desu ne.)
小林: でも、ときどきタバコを吸います。そして、お酒もたまに飲みます。(Demo, tokidoki tabako o suimasu. Soshite, o-sake mo tama ni nomimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : たまに、ですか。(Tama ni, desu ka.)
小林: はい、はい。よく飲みます。(Hai, hai. Yoku nomimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : 小林さんは元気いっぱいですね。(Kobayashi-san wa genki ippai desu ne.)
小林: ありがとうございます。(Arigatō gozaimasu.)
じゅんちゃん、かわいいですね。今から暇ですか。(Jun-chan, kawaii desu ne. Ima kara hima desu ka.)
じゅん (Jun) : こ、困ります・・・(Ko, komarimasu…)
Peter: One more time, slowly.
じゅん (Jun) : レポーターのじゅんです。(Repōtā no Jun desu.)
次の質問はストレス解消についてです。(Tsugi no shitsumon wa sutoresu kaishō ni tsuite desu.)
ストレス解消のため、何をしますか。(Sutoresu kaishō no tame, nani o shimasu ka.)
小林: そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
北岳はとても近いから、私は時々山に登ります。(Kitadake wa totemo chikai kara, watashi wa tokidoki yama ni noborimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : ハイキングは体にいいですね。(Haikingu wa karada ni ii desu ne.)
小林: 違います。ロッククライミングをします。ハイキングではないです。(Chigaimasu. Rokku kuraimingu o shimasu. Haikingu de wa nai desu.)
じゅん (Jun) : そうですか!すごいですね!(Sō desu ka! Sugoi desu ne!)
小林: すもぐりもします。肺にとてもいいです。いつも真珠を採ります。(Sumoguri mo shimasu. Hai ni totemo ii desu. Itsumo shinju o torimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : すごいですね。(Sugoi desu ne.)
小林: でも、ときどきタバコを吸います。そして、お酒もたまに飲みます。(Demo, tokidoki tabako o suimasu. Soshite, o-sake mo tama ni nomimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : たまに、ですか。(Tama ni, desu ka.)
小林: はい、はい。よく飲みます。(Hai, hai. Yoku nomimasu.)
じゅん (Jun) : 小林さんは元気いっぱいですね。(Kobayashi-san wa genki ippai desu ne.)
小林: ありがとうございます。(Arigatō gozaimasu.)
じゅんちゃん、かわいいですね。今から暇ですか。(Jun-chan, kawaii desu ne. Ima kara hima desu ka.)
じゅん (Jun) : こ、困ります・・・(Ko, komarimasu…)
Peter: Okay, you know the drill. Jun and Noriko will give you the Japanese, and I will give you the English. Here we go.
じゅん (Jun) : レポーターのじゅんです。(Repōtā no Jun desu.)
JUN: Jun, the reporter here.
じゅん (Jun) : 次の質問はストレス解消についてです。(Tsugi no shitsumon wa sutoresu kaishō ni tsuite desu.)
JUN: The next question is about relieving stress.
じゅん (Jun) : ストレス解消のため、何をしますか。(Sutoresu kaishō no tame, nani o shimasu ka.)
JUN: What do you do in order to relieve stress?
小林 (Kobayashi) : そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
KOBAYASHI: Umm.
小林 (Kobayashi) : 北岳はとても近いから、私は時々山に登ります。(Kitadake wa totemo chikai kara, watashi wa tokidoki yama ni noborimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: Because Kitadake mountain is very close, sometimes I climb the mountain.
じゅん (Jun) : ハイキングは体にいいですね。(Haikingu wa karada ni ii desu ne.)
JUN: Hiking is good for the body.
小林 (Kobayashi) : 違います。(Chigaimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: You’re wrong. It’s different.
小林 (Kobayashi) : ロッククライミングをします。(Rokku kuraimingu o shimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: I rock climb.
小林 (Kobayashi) : ハイキングではないです。 (Haikingu de wa nai desu.)
KOBAYASHI: Not hiking.
じゅん (Jun) : そうですか!(Sō desu ka!)
JUN: Really?
じゅん (Jun) : すごいですね!(Sugoi desu ne!)
JUN: That’s amazing!
小林 (Kobayashi) : 素潜りもします。(Sumoguri mo shimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: I go freediving.
小林 (Kobayashi) : 肺にとてもいいです。(Hai ni totemo ii desu.)
KOBAYASHI: It’s very good for the lungs.
小林 (Kobayashi) : いつも真珠を採ります (Itsumo shinju o torimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: I always get pearls.
じゅん (Jun) : すごいですね。(Sugoi desu ne.)
JUN: That’s amazing!
小林 (Kobayashi) : でも、ときどきタバコを吸います。(Demo, tokidoki tabako o suimasu.) KOBAYASHI: But, sometimes I smoke.
小林 (Kobayashi) : そして、お酒もたまに飲みます。(Soshite, o-sake mo tama ni nomimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: And once in a while, I drink.
じゅん (Jun) : たまに、ですか。(Tama ni, desu ka.)
JUN: Once in a while?
小林 (Kobayashi) : はい、はい。よく飲みます。(Hai, hai. Yoku nomimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: Yeah, yeah… I often drink.
じゅん (Jun) : 小林さんは元気いっぱいですね。(Kobayashi-san wa genki ippai desu ne.)
JUN: Ms. Kobayashi is really lively.
小林 (Kobayashi) : ありがとうございます。(Arigatō gozaimasu.)
KOBAYASHI: Thank you.
小林 (Kobayashi) : じゅんちゃん、かわいいですね。(Jun-chan, kawaii desu ne.)
KOBAYASHI: Jun, you are cute.
小林 (Kobayashi) : 今から暇ですか。(Ima kara hima desu ka.)
KOBAYASHI: Are you free now?
じゅん (Jun) : こ、困ります・・・(Ko, komarimasu…)
JUN: That’s trouble…
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter: Okay Noriko, first word.
Noriko: 質問 (shitsumon)
Peter: Question.
Noriko: (slow)しつもん (shitsumon) (natural speed)質問 (shitsumon)
Peter: Noriko, how do we make this into a verb?
Noriko: Add する (suru).
Peter: Just add on する (suru) and we have the question. Also you probably hear this a lot from your Japanese teacher after she is done talking about something.
Jun: 質問ありますか。(Shitsumon arimasu ka.)
Peter: Do you have a question? Jun, what if we have a question?
Jun: はい、あります。(Hai, arimasu.)
Peter: And if we don’t have a question?
Jun: いいえ、ありません。(Iie, arimasen.)
Peter: Okay, next we have.
Jun: ストレス (sutoresu)
Peter: Stress.
Jun: (slow)すとれす (sutoresu) (natural speed)ストレス (sutoresu)
Peter: And what’s the word for release?
Noriko: 解消 (kaishō) (slow)かいしょう (kaishō) (natural speed)解消 (kaishō)
Peter: And in the dialogue, we had
Noriko: ストレス解消 (sutoresu kaishō)
Peter: Okay. So June, what do you do in order to relieve stress?
Jun: 寝ます。(Nemasu.)
Peter: Sleeping is good.
Jun: ノリコは?(Noriko wa?)
Noriko: アルコール飲みます。(Arukōru nomimasu.)
Peter: We found the truth out.
Noriko: Aaha!
Peter: Next we have.
Jun: 北岳 (Kitadake)
Peter: Kita-dake Mountain
Jun: (slow)きただけ (Kitadake) (natural speed)北岳 (Kitadake),
Peter: Okay Noriko, what’s special about Kita-dake?
Noriko: It’s the second tallest mountain in Japan.
Peter: We think everybody knows the tallest, right? June, what’s the tallest mountain in Japan?
Jun: Mt. Fuji.
Peter: So we want to give you a little bit of trivia here. The second tallest mountain in Japan is, Jun?
Jun: 北岳 (Kitadake)
Peter: So ask your friends. Next time you see a Japanese friend, you can ask them
Jun: 二番目に高い山は何ですか。(Ni-ban-me ni takai yama wa nan desu ka.)
Peter: What’s the second tallest mountain in Japan and send us a post/comment to see how many people get it because so far we’ve asked over 20 Japanese people and not one of them has gotten it. Next.
Noriko: ハイキング (haikingu)
Peter: Hiking.
Noriko: (slow)はいきんぐ (haikingu) (natural speed)ハイキング (haikingu)
Peter: Yes, there is a big difference between hiking and our next word, which is
Jun: ロッククライミング (rokku kuraimingu)
Peter: Rock climbing.
Jun: (slow)ろっくくらいみんぐ (rokku kuraimingu) (natural speed)ロッククライミング (rokku kuraimingu)
Peter: Have you been Rock climbing, Jun?
Jun: Yeah.
Peter: Really? Where?
Jun: 八ヶ岳。(Yatsugatake.)
Peter: Where is that?
Jun: Different prefecture. I forgot where it is. ノリコは?(Noriko wa?)
Noriko: まだです。(Mada desu.)
Peter: I have been once but man, that is tough.
Noriko: Really?
Peter: I guess you need muscles or something for that. I don’t really know.
Jun: Yeah, yeah, yeah definitely you need muscle.
Peter: Like you, Jun. Next.
Noriko: 素潜り (sumoguri)
Peter: Freediving, diving without oxygen or anything, just holding your breath.
Noriko: (slow)すもぐり (sumoguri) (natural speed)素潜り (sumoguri)
Peter: Next.
Jun: 真珠 (shinju)
Peter: Pearls.
Jun: (slow)しんじゅ (shinju) (natural speed)真珠 (shinju)
Peter: Who is a famous pearl maker in Japan?
Jun: I don’t know.
Peter: We will put it in the PDF. Jun, I like your honesty. Next.
Noriko: 肺 (hai)
Peter: Lung, lungs.
Noriko: (slow)はい (hai) (natural speed)肺 (hai)
Peter: Next.
Jun: たばこ (tabako)
Peter: Cigarette, cigarettes.
Jun: (slow)たばこ (tabako) (natural speed)たばこ (tabako)
Peter: Cigarette, cigarettes. Jun, how are cigarettes for your lungs?
Jun: たばこは肺に良くないです。(Tabako wa hai ni yokunai desu.)
Peter: Okay, now we have two more adverbs of frequency. The first one is
Noriko: たまに (tama ni)
Peter: Once in a while. In the dialogue, we use this many times. Jun, what do you do once in a while?
Jun: 私はたまに映画を見ます。(Watashi wa tama ni eiga o mimasu.)
Peter: I watch movies once in a while. Our next adverb of frequency is
Noriko: ときどき (tokidoki)
Peter: Sometimes.
Noriko: (slow)ときどき (tokidoki) (natural speed)ときどき (tokidoki)
Peter: Noriko, what do you do sometimes?
Noriko: 私は時々公園に行きます。(Watashi wa tokidoki kōen ni ikimasu.)
Peter: You sometimes go to the park.
Noriko: Uhoo.
Peter: どの公園ですか。(Dono kōen desu ka.)
Noriko: それは言いません。(Sore wa iimasen.)

Lesson focus

Peter: Okay. On to today’s point. What’s today’s point?
Jun: ため (tame)
Peter: Today we are going to work on the construction of ため (tame), which means for as in for you or for something, for purpose. The way we form this construction is the noun plus の (no) plus ため (tame). Okay, in the dialogue, we had.
Noriko: ストレス解消のため (sutoresu kaishō no tame)
Peter: For stress release. Now some popular constructions are, Jun?
Jun: あなたのため (anata no tame)
Peter: For you. Another one.
Noriko: 愛のため (ai no tame)
Peter: For love. Oh you are so romantic, Noriko. Next.
Jun: お金のため (o-kane no tame)
Peter: やっぱりね。(Yappari ne.) For money and the sentence follows but we just wanted to give you a little bit of an example.

Outro

Peter: All right, that’s going to do for today. See you tomorrow.
Noriko: また明日。(Mata ashita.)
Jun: また明日。(Mata ashita.)

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April 27th, 2006 at 06:30 PM
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Wahoo!!:grin:

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February 11th, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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こんにちは、Dustin Rossさん

コメントありがとうございます!お返事遅くなり申し訳ありません。


黒酢(くろず)ですか?そんなに高くないですよ?


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Dustin Ross
December 26th, 2016 at 03:12 PM
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このレスンは楽しかった!

あの、くろずはたかい?

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July 5th, 2016 at 05:00 PM
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Deibiddo さん、

こんにちは。 :smile:

Well…I don’t think 素潜り is form snorkel.

Snorkel is スノーケル or シュノーケル in Japanese…

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Deibiddo
June 29th, 2016 at 02:03 AM
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こんにちは、皆さん、

Kon'nichi wa minasan,

Hello everyone.


I have an observation about the Japanese word '素潜り', 'sumoguri', for free diving. Since it has kanji, I take it as being of Japanese origin. By the sounds of it, I think it is the origin of the English word 'snorkling', which is diving with a snorkel. There are so many English words that have been adopted into Japanese. It's nice to know of another one that made it in the other direction, other than sushi, sake and keirin.


David.

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October 12th, 2015 at 02:41 PM
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alberon0 さん、

こんにちは。:smile:

You can ask questions in English. No problem.

You are on the right track.

However, 日本語の練習のために日本人を探しています is a better sentence.

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alberon0
October 11th, 2015 at 06:56 PM
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こんにちは、


ニックです。しつもんがあります、でも日本語で分かりません。(is this correct?)


Can you use the expression from this lesson to say that you are looking for Japanese people to practice Japanese by saying:

日本語の練習のため日本人探します。(にほんごのれんしゅうのためにほんじんさがします。)

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September 5th, 2015 at 03:32 PM
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ラーズさん、

こんにちは。

どういたしまして。

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

:smile:

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ラーズ
September 5th, 2015 at 07:22 AM
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My bad. I misunderstood. I understand now ^^


ありがとう由紀せんせい。^ _ ^

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September 4th, 2015 at 08:07 PM
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ラーズ san,

Konnichiwa.:smile:

Well…as I said in the previous post たま has many meanings for example, ball, beautiful stone, bulb, occasionally and so on…

ため means “in order for/to.”

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ラーズ
September 2nd, 2015 at 08:12 PM
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ごめんごめん。

I ment to say if there are any differences between the word Tame ため and Tama たま


Since they seem sorta the same.