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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 with another lesson. We are going to talk about the New Year and some New Year expressions. What do you think about that Natsuko?
Natsuko: Happy New Year.
Peter: Yes without further adieu, as always, we are brought to you by Erklaren, the translation and interpretation specialists. So today we are going to jump right into the lesson and today’s theme is New Year greetings. So here we go.
Natsuko: せーの、10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Kazunori: 10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Kazunori: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Kazunori: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Now we have a ton of new stuff in here and – but what we are going to do before we get into breaking it down, we are going to give it to you one more time nice and slow. So please listen and see if you can get what we are talking about. I think if you think about the holiday season that we are talking about, New Year, some things will start to come to you. So here we go one more time nice and slow.
Natsuko: せーの、10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Kazunori: 10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Kazunori: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Kazunori: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Now a few things we did go through, just a few this time. This time, a ton of new stuff. So what we are going to do right now is we are going to have Natsuko give us a little explanation of what just went on. Natsuko.
Natsuko: Oh we were just counting down for New Year and we had New Year greetings to each other which we are going to introduce later.
Peter: Yes very, very nice. Very nice way to explain it. Yes, we have today numbers. The way we counted today was a bit unusual, wasn’t it?
Natsuko: Yes because we would count it down from 10 to 0.
Peter: Yes so sorry about that out there. Everybody, the first introduction to numbers, we threw you a curveball and we gave them to you backwards. Why don’t you give it to us one more time but this time, we are going to start the right way from the bottom all the way up to 10. So Natsuko, can you please give us the numbers.
VOCAB LIST
Natsuko: 1
Peter: One.
Natsuko: 2
Peter: Two.
Natsuko: 3
Peter: Three.
Natsuko: 4
Peter: Four.
Natsuko: 5
Peter: Five.
Natsuko: 6
Peter: Six
Natsuko: 7
Peter: Seven
Natsuko: 8
Peter: Eight
Natsuko: 9
Peter: Nine.
Natsuko: 10
Peter: Ten. Okay very, very nice. Why don’t you give it to us one time and you guys out there listen along.
Natsuko: 1、2、3、4、5、6、7、8、9、10
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter: Very, very nice. This is what you guys are going to need for New Years when you are counting down the New Year, the last 10 seconds. Okay after that, when it turned to the New Year, you greeted カズノリ in a special way. Now could you give us that phrase one more time.
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Peter: Very nice and what does this mean?
Natsuko: Happy New Year.
Peter: Very, very nice. Okay so could you break this expression down nice and slow, syllable by syllable.
Natsuko: (slow)あけましておめでとうございます
Peter: Okay very, very nice. One time fast please.
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Peter: Okay and there is three words correct?
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: How about giving us the first word nice and slowly.
Natsuko: 明けまして
Peter: Very, very nice. Second word
Natsuko: おめでとう
Peter: Very nice and last word.
Natsuko: ございます
Peter: Okay let’s break these down even further. What does the middle word mean, the second word. Can you give us that word one more time?
Natsuko: おめでとう
Peter: And what does this word mean?
Natsuko: Congratulations.
Peter: Very, very nice. Yes, so this is congratulations we can also use this in many other situations when you want to just say to someone congratulations, you can say
Natsuko: おめでとう
Peter: Yes very nice. The literal translation to this is, congratulations for opening the New Year.
Natsuko: Yes.
Peter: So the typical greeting when you see somebody for the first time in the New Year or when you call someone on the phone for the first time in the New Year, you would say
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます
Peter: Okay very nice and for those people out there who these three words might be a little too much, we can cut the third word correct?
Natsuko: Right.
Peter: And could you give us the two words just together?
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとう。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Now for those of you, we can cut it even further. It’s a bit slangy but it’s better than nothing. So I noticed that there is a real slangy way to say it.
Natsuko: あけおめ
Peter: That’s it. Yes so yes the Japanese have this fascinating way of simplifying things. They are the simplification kings of the world. They take the whole big expression which is
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます
Peter: And they crunch it into
Natsuko: あけおめ
Peter: So for all those of you out there who might find the three words together a little daunting, you can do the little standby which is
Natsuko: あけおめ
Peter: And break it down for us please.
Natsuko: (slow)あけおめ
Peter: Okay now this one is happy New Year altogether. So can you just give us little sample of what it would be like if two friends saw each other.
Natsuko: あけおめ。
Peter: あけおめ。
Peter: Okay very, very nice. Again depending, if you can do the whole phrase, it’s probably very nice but you know, if you just want to get the gist of it and you know, people will understand. Okay so this expression is followed by another one right?
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: Very, very nice. Could you give us the meaning of this?
Natsuko: Let’s be kind to each other this year too.
Peter: Perfect, perfect, perfect. Absolutely perfect. Let’s break this down one more time please nice and slow.
Natsuko: (slow)ことしもよろしくおねがいします
Peter: Very, very nice and one time fast.
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: Now you notice we had a lot of words building up to this lesson. For example, the phrase that we hope you guys got out there was
Natsuko: よろしくお願いします
Peter: Yes and this phrase just pops up all the time. And this is one that you should definitely, definitely put into your memory bank. Now what about the first part of that expression?
Natsuko: 今年も
Peter: Okay stop right there. There is one syllable in there and it’s actually a word. There is one word in there that you guys should remember and what is that word?
Natsuko: も
Peter: And do you guys remember what that is? It means
Natsuko: Too.
Peter: Yes. So we got too, please be kind to me this year too and just the last word we are missing from this.
Natsuko: 今年
Peter: Very, very nice and what does this mean?
Natsuko: This year.
Peter: Yes perfect. So do you see how these words keep coming up and how it’s all coming together? I hope so. I mean we really hope so here. So what we are going to do now, we are running a little short on time and we know that you guys are getting ready for your big, big New Year weekend. It’s amazing this year. It falls perfectly on a weekend.
Natsuko: Yeah.
Peter: Unfortunately you don’t get your days off but you know, you can make a little extra longer plans. So we are going to have the conversation read one more time for everybody out there. Okay and we are going to give you this at full speed.
Natsuko: せーの、10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Kazunori: 10、9、8、7、6、5、4、3、2、1、0
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Kazunori: 明けましておめでとうございます。
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Kazunori: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: And for me who wants to make it nice and simple, I will just say to カズノリ、あけおめ and one for ナツコ、あけおめ。
Natsuko: あけおめ。
Kazunori: あけおめ。
Peter: Yes very, very simplified. So that is going to be it. Tomorrow we have Sakura coming back in. We are going to do some discussion about – we are going to introduce a few more vocabulary words and some more things about the Japanese New Year itself. So we hope you enjoyed our lessons this year. We are coming back strong next year. So from all of us here, we would like to say Happy New Year.
Natsuko: Happy New Year.
Peter: Okay we cut out and then the alpha male カズノリ he came in with another word. We think this word is so good that we are actually coming back, rebroadcasting. We actually cut – we wrapped the episode but after it was done, we were having a little discussion and we thought this word was so good that we are going to give it to you. So could you give us the word
Kazunori: ことよろ
Peter: Okay and very nice and slow, one more time please.
Kazunori: (slow)ことよろ
Peter: Okay and please break it down for us Natsuko.
Natsuko: (slow)ことよろ
Peter: Very nice. Say it one more time please.
Natsuko: ことよろ
Peter: Now let’s see if you guys can get it out there. We will give you little hint here. How do you say Happy New Year?
Natsuko: あけましておめでとう。
Peter: And what did that word become?
Natsuko: あけおめ
Peter: So we will give you this one one more time.
Natsuko: (slow)ことよろ
Peter: Okay and this word means
Natsuko: 今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: Very, very nice. Thank you. This guy, he knows all the slang, all the words that you want to know, he knows and we are going to give them to you slowly but surely. Now this is – when you go around saying this, people are going to be surprised like these are some very, very in words that young people use a lot. So you are going to shock some people using this stuff. We will give you the whole expression one time, we will give you the correct expression and then we will give you the slang. Okay here we go.
Natsuko: 明けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: And this becomes
Natsuko: あけおめ。ことよろ。
Peter: And let’s get it one time from the guy who gave us the phrases. Here we go, the alpha male カズノリ
Kazunori: 明けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。
Peter: And here we go.
Kazunori: あけおめ。ことよろ。
Peter: I like it, I like it a lot. For those of you who don’t have such a grasp, I am sure people will let you slide with this for those people out there who have a bit of a grasp on Japanese, this is Japanese you want to go saying to your host family, you should use the proper polite form but this is something you use among your friends and it’s a very slangy word and it will be good for you. So let’s just get it one more time.
Natsuko: あけおめ。ことよろ。
Kazunori: あけおめ。ことよろ。
Peter: あけおめ。ことよろ。 I like it. All right, Happy New Year guys! See you next year.
Natsuko: また来年。
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Happy New Year, everyone!

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October 16th, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!


>Hi Walt,

Sorry for confusing you. We sometimes write names in katakana just to make them casual.


>Hi NaS,

せーの means "heave-ho", "hup" and so on.


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com

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NaS
July 20th, 2018 at 2:32 pm
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What does the "せーの" means?

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Walt
July 31st, 2017 at 6:54 am
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A previous lesson showed how to write Natsko's and Kazunori's names in both ひらがな and かんじ. So why does this lesson's script PDF have their names in かたかな?

Natsuko: ナツコです。

Kazunori: カズノリです

Is there something special we should learn from this usage (other than the fact that on a purely technical level, all Japanese words can be written in かたかな)?

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January 23rd, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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Marianne san,

I am sorry for the late reply.

Happy new year.


Álvaroさん、

明けましておめでとうございます。

こちらこそ、よろしくお願い致します。


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Álvaro
January 7th, 2017 at 1:36 am
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みなさん、明けましておめでとうございます。今年もよろしくお願いします。

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Marianne
December 31st, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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Ake ome

Happy New Year, from Australia.

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May 24th, 2016 at 7:43 am
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Ken san,

Konnichiwa.:smile:

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Ken
May 15th, 2016 at 9:38 am
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Somehow, the "very, very nice," sounds annoying.

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September 30th, 2015 at 3:56 pm
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RikaMei san,

Konnichiwa.:smile:

Thank you for your post.

This season has 170 lessons.

You may know it’s said ‘slow and steady wins the race’so don’t rush and study step by step.

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September 29th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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I've been up to the 9th lesson, and I just noticed this now:sob: ....... this series has 170 lessons?!:open_mouth::sweat_smile::thumbsup: