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INTRODUCTION
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Natsuko: ナツコです。
Kazunori: カズノリです。
Peter: Peter here and we are back again with another lesson in practical and basic Japanese. As always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. I would like to mention that the lesson notes for all our classes for all the lessons can be found on the website www.japanesepod101.com. Okay we have a great lesson for you today, a really good lesson. This one is for everybody out there who has been asking about how to compliment members of the opposite sex. Okay…
Natsuko: Very important yeah.
Peter: Yes I think so. Okay all right, we are not going to adjust our pick lines, not very good pick up lines but something to kind of get used to. We don’t guarantee anything. You are on your own when you use these but we are just going to give them to you. I am sorry Natsuko. We are going to shower you with compliments today.
Natsuko: Uh sounds nice.
VOCAB LIST
Peter: Okay let’s start. We are going to introduce some basic vocabulary first before we get into the conversation. Okay now can you give us the first word?
Natsuko: 素敵
Peter: Okay very nice. One more time please.
Natsuko: 素敵
Peter: And what does this word mean?
Natsuko: Nice or pretty.
Peter: Yeah.
Natsuko: Or cool.
Peter: Yeah.
Natsuko: Cute.
Peter: Yeah.
Natsuko: It can mean kind of anything.
Peter: Yeah you can talk about clothing with it or the way your clothes look, it looks very nice. So we can pretty much sum it up, nice appearance and just break it down first please.
Natsuko: (slow)すてき
Peter: Okay one more time very quick.
Natsuko: 素敵
Peter: Very, very nice and how about what’s another word.
Natsuko: 綺麗
Peter: Yes one more time please.
Natsuko: 綺麗
Peter: And what does this word mean?
Natsuko: Pretty.
Peter: Yes very nice. Okay and let’s just do one more word.
Natsuko: 美しい
Peter: Very nice. This means
Natsuko: Beautiful.
Peter: Very nice. One more time please
Natsuko: 美しい
Peter: Okay and we just wanted to give you the brief introduction to the vocabulary, the adjectives that we would be learning today and now we are going to jump into the conversation. Now here is the situation. We are going to do little bit of role playing today. So bear with us. Me and Alpha male カズノリ are going out to a bar and we go into the bar and we see lovely Natsuko standing right at the bar. So we are going to use our best lines to try and talk to her. Okay, so without further adieu, we are going to give you our role playing abilities.
DIALOGUE
一徳: すみません。あなたは素敵ですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとても素敵ですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
一徳: あなたはきれいですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとてもきれいですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
一徳: あなたは美しいです。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとても美しいです。
夏子: あなた達はうるさい!
Peter: Okay very, very, very nice. That was perfect. I am speechless. I really can’t comment on how useful these lines would be for you in your search for a girlfriend for all you males out there using this but any way, we are going to give this to you. You do what you want with it. So as you could see, the conversation didn’t go well. We are going to give it to you one more time and this time, we are going to slow it down a bit. Okay and the word for slow is
Natsuko: ゆっくり
Peter: Yeah so very, very ゆっくり this time.
一徳: すみません。あなたは素敵ですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとても素敵ですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
一徳: あなたはきれいですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとてもきれいですね。
夏子: ありがとう。
一徳: あなたは美しいです。
夏子: ありがとう。
ピーター: あなたはとても美しいです。
夏子: あなた達はうるさい!
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter: Okay very, very, very nice. Natsuko, how useful or how realistic do you think this conversation is?
Natsuko: Oh it depends on who you meet.
Peter: Perfect, perfect. Okay so we had a bit of a long introduction today and the conversation, the today’s conversation was a little long. So we are going to jump right in breaking this dialogue down. Okay why don’t we have two guys? I am going to step back and I will just translate the lines. We are going to have them read it nice and slowly and give the exact translation. Okay so one more time, first line please.
一徳: すみません。あなたは素敵ですね。
KAZUNORI: Excuse me, You look nice.
夏子: ありがとう。
NATSUKO: Thank you.
ピーター: あなたはとても素敵ですね。
PETER: You look very nice.
夏子: ありがとう。
NATSUKO: Thank you.
一徳: あなたはきれいですね。
KAZUNORI: You look pretty.
夏子: ありがとう。
NATSUKO: Thank you.
ピーター: あなたはとてもきれいですね。
PETER: You look very pretty.
夏子: ありがとう。
NATSUKO: Thank you.
一徳: あなたは美しいです。
KAZUNORI: You are beautiful.
夏子: ありがとう。
NATSUKO: Thank you.
ピーター: あなたはとても美しいです。
PETER: You are very beautiful.
夏子: あなた達はうるさい!
NATSUKO: You guys are annoying!
VOCAB LIST
Peter: Okay very, very nice. As you could see, again we conform the conversation to fit our needs. So you find that a lot of these conversations are forced but there is a lot of good stuff in there and what we would like to do now is break down the vocabulary. So there is a few new things in there and one of them is this word that comes up often. You could see these two guys are not the highest on the evolutionary ladder. Their pickup lines in my case, I am the second one and all I do is add the word とても. Now can you give us the word once please?
Natsuko: とても
Peter: And what does this word mean?
Natsuko: Very.
Peter: Very, very nice yes. Can you break it down for us now?
Natsuko: (slow)とても
Peter: Okay very nice and this word actually said means very and it’s a very, very useful word. You will hear it very often. Last week, we studied busy. So how would I say very busy?
Natsuko: とても忙しい
Peter: Yes very nice and how would I say very delicious.
Natsuko: とても美味しい
Peter: Yes very, very nice. A very, very useful phrase, very, very versatile. Again this is one you might want to put in the memory bank because you will use it over and over again. Okay next word we have is this word for annoying but it also means – it has many meanings.
Natsuko: うるさい
Peter: Yes and one more time nice and slow please.
Natsuko: (slow)うるさい
Peter: Very nice and can you give us the rough translation because it has many meanings. So give us a few of that meanings.
Natsuko: Well of course annoying, noisy.
Peter: Yes.
Natsuko: I think it basically means noisy. You know something.
Peter: Exactly. So the real meaning of the word is noisy or loud but in this case, me and the alpha male Kazunori his charm didn’t work this time. So for Natsuko, we are very annoying, loud and like bothersome. You know kind of like too much. So in this case, this is what it meant. We covered some things for all you guys out there. Now what about the ambitious girls out there who would like to meet some good looking Japanese guys. What words can they use to compliment men?
Natsuko: かっこいい
Peter: Okay very nice and what does this word mean?
Natsuko: Good looking.
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Can you break this word down for us?
Natsuko: かっこいい
Peter: Okay very nice. Good looking, cool and one time fast please.
Natsuko: かっこいい
Peter: Okay so Natsuko, let’s pretend you go out with your friend and you see a good looking guy at the bar, what would you say to your friend?
Natsuko: 彼はかっこいい。
Peter: Yes very, very nice and for the really ambitious girls out there and they can walk up to the guy and they can say directly to him
Natsuko: あなたはかっこいいですね。
Peter: Okay and one more time a little slower.
Natsuko: (slow)あなたはかっこいいですね。
Peter: Okay very nice. Now I noticed this word
Natsuko: 素敵
Peter: Nice appearance. This can also be used complimenting guys, correct?
Natsuko: Yes, yes.
Peter: So you can walk up to the guy and say
Natsuko: あなたは素敵ですね。
Peter: Okay very nice. One more time, a little slower.
Natsuko: (slow)あなたはすてきですね。
Peter: Very nice and one time fast.
Natsuko: あなたは素敵ですね。
Peter: Okay. So I’d like to wrap up today. We are going to go through the phrases just one more time very quickly and we are going to use, you are. Okay and we are going to have Natsuko say compliments for guys, カズノリ will say compliments for girls. Okay so here we go.
Kazunori: あなたは素敵ですね。
Natsuko: あなたは素敵ですね。
Kazunori: あなたは綺麗ですね。
Natsuko: あなたはかっこいいですね。
Kazunori: あなたは美しいです。
Natsuko: あなたはうるさいです。
Peter: Very, very nice. Okay so that’s going to wrap it up for us today. Again no guarantees. We are not responsible what happens when you go around throwing these words at people of the opposite sex but good luck with them and that’s going to wrap it up for today.
Natsuko: またね。
Peter: じゃあね。
OUTRO
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Among the expressions that we introduced in this lesson, which one do you like the most?

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Kasper
July 17th, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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I have this weird theory that the dogs in my neighborhood all understand Japanese. For some reason, in roughly 90% of the cases, when one of them is barking, and I tell them うるさい!, they strangely enough stop barking... It doesn't work if I tell them to stop barking in Danish or English, though. Only in Japanese... It's kinda weird...

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July 15th, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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Hi Beverly,

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目が美しいって素敵な褒め言葉ですよね:)


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Beverley
May 15th, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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すみません、あなたの目は美しいね


Excuse me, your eyes are beautiful.

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December 6th, 2017 at 10:49 am
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Hi Medina,

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It is said that 素敵 was originally written as 素的 meaning "excellent" and became 素敵 which is a truncated form of "素ばらしすぎて敵わない", meaning "it is too good, so nothing compared". The kanji 敵 in 素敵 means "enemy", but also means "be in it" "be matched". And a verb 敵(かな)う is often used as a negative form "敵わない" which means "nothing compared".


有難う(有難い) originated from one of Buddhist stories and originally meant "rare". So "ありがとう" could be translated "(you did) a rare/wonderful thing (to me)" literally.


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December 2nd, 2017 at 7:50 am
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Very very very very very very nice! Lol

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October 3rd, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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Great lesson! I wonder though, why the kanji for lovely has an "enemy" kanji to it and that of thank you has a "difficulty" kanji to it.

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Walt
August 19th, 2017 at 4:31 am
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Please allow me to make a suggestion on the presentation of kanji in your lessons.


Kanji is an important, fascinating part of the language, and must be learned. An internet search yields many "best way to learn kanji" websites, and almost as many "horrible ways to learn kanji" websites. Regardless of the details, everybody agrees that repetition is essential: repetition, repetition, repetition, ... A Japanese colleague explained to me that his teachers always said that the only way to learn kanji was to write each one at least 500 times. Perhaps schoolchildren have the time to do that with teachers correcting mistakes over and over, but few JapanesePod101 students have time to do that for even 100 kanji, much less for 500, or 1000, or 2000 kanji.


I need to see each new kanji in more than one word, and those words must appear a number of times in successive lessons. In other words, seeing a new kanji in exactly one word (which appears in only one lesson) may work for the first 50 or 100 kanji, but by the time a student is trying to remember hundreds of kanji, the lack of repetition and variation really hurts.


You cannot go back and rewrite all of your basic lessons, but if you decide to create another Beginner or Newbie series, please consider the following suggestion: Introduce vocabulary and kanji together in an organized fashion, so that each new kanji appears in a number of different words in several lessons in a row, and is then repeated occasionally is subsequent lessons. For example, one lesson could introduce the following words and kanji:

入る

入口

Each kanji has appeared in two different words (more if you are creative). The next lesson might introduce the following words and kanji:

出口

出来る

来る

The students now have four kanji and six words, with each kanji appearing in at least two different words. Each of these six words (and others using the same four kanji) could fit naturally into dialogues and sample sentences, with occasional repetition in various lessons throughout the course. The same pattern would then be repeated as new kanji are introduced.


You may not be ready to create a new Newbie or Beginner series. But here is a simple alternative based on the "Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures" series. You could create a "Must-Know Kanji" series to introduce 100 (or 200) most frequently used kanji (and corresponding vocabulary as summarized above).


Other students: please respond to this post so the JPod101 staff can decide whether my ideas might have helped you in the attempt to learn kanji.


敬具、

ウオルタ

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Walt
August 19th, 2017 at 3:53 am
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Hello 奈津子様.


You wrote,

"Regarding the usage of ね, you could see some explanation here:

https://www.japanesepod101.com/learningcenter/reference/grammar/69

(You can go to this page by clicking ね under Grammar point, too)"


If this page is in the "Japanese Grammar Bank", then my Basic subscription does not allow me to visit it. But thanks anyway,

ウオルタ