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Naomi: 直美です。
Peter: Peter here. It’s Time for a Change. In this lesson, you learn how to talk about the changing of states. For example
Naomi: 最近暖かくなりましたね。
Peter: It’s been getting warm recently. This conversation takes place at
Naomi: 会社のビルの出入り口
Peter: The entrance of an office building. The conversation is between
Naomi: 左絵理花と下山新
Peter: Erica, Hidari and her prince, Shin Shimoyama.
Naomi: Prince?
Peter: Erica is using formal Japanese and Shin Shimoyama is using
Naomi: Informal Japanese.
下山 新: お疲れ様でした。
左 絵理花: どうしよう・・・。雨が強く降っているし・・・、雷も鳴っているし・・・
下山 新: おお、左さん、どうした?傘を持っていない?じゃあ、駅まで一緒に行こう。
左 絵理花: いいですか。ありがとうございます。
(心の中の声; 作戦成功!)
左 絵理花: 最近あたたかくなりましたね。
下山 新: そうだね。あれ?左さん、髪の毛長くなった?
左 絵理花: これは、エクステです。かわいくなりましたか?
下山 新: うーん。若くなった。
左 絵理花: もう!絵理花はもともと若いです。
下山 新: お疲れ様でした。
左 絵理花: どうしよう・・・。雨が強く降っているし・・・、雷も鳴っているし・・・
下山 新: おお、左さん、どうした?傘を持っていない?じゃあ、駅まで一緒に行こう。
左 絵理花: いいですか。ありがとうございます。
(心の中の声; 作戦成功!)
左 絵理花: 最近あたたかくなりましたね。
下山 新: そうだね。あれ?左さん、髪の毛長くなった?
左 絵理花: これは、エクステです。かわいくなりましたか?
下山 新: うーん。若くなった。
左 絵理花: もう!絵理花はもともと若いです。
(Rain &Lightning)
下山 新: お疲れ様でした。
左 絵理花: どうしよう・・・。
ERIKA HIDARI : Oh what should I do...
It’s raining hard... and the thunder is rolling...
下山 新: おお、左さん、どうした?
SHIN SHIMOYAMA : Oh, Ms. Hidari what’s the matter?
You don’t have an umbrella? Let’s go to the station together.
左 絵理花: いいですか。ありがとうございます。
ERIKA HIDARI : Are you sure? Thank you!
(心の中の声; 作戦成功!)
(inner voice; the mission is a go)
左 絵理花: 最近あたたかくなりましたね。
ERIKA HIDARI : It’s been getting warmer lately, hasn’t it?
下山 新: そうだね。
SHIN SHIMOYAMA : It sure has.
Hey Ms. Hidari, did your hair get longer?
左 絵理花: これは、エクステです。
ERIKA HIDARI : Oh, these are extensions.
Do you think they make me look cute?
下山 新: うーん。若くなった。
SHIN SHIMOYAMA : Oh sure, they make you look younger.
左 絵理花: もう!絵理花はもともと若いです。
ERIKA HIDARI : Oh! Erika is already quite young thank you.
Naomi: なかなかすごい女の子ですよね。絵理花さん。作戦成功。 The mission is a go.
Peter: So yeah she is a pretty amazing girl, this Erica.
Naomi: ねぇ。でも、ピーターさんこういう好きでしょ?
Peter: そうですね。
Naomi: Yeah you kind of like this kind of person.
Peter: タイプですね。
Naomi: あ、タイプなんだ。
Peter: So my type of girl.
Naomi: あ、そうですか。
Peter: But some things are little strange about this conversation ちょっとありえないことありますね。
Naomi: え、なんで?
Peter: あの、傘がない。
Naomi: 傘がない。どうして?
Peter: So a Japanese person without an Umbrella?
Naomi: え、それどういう意味でしょうね。
Peter: No just playing with you Naomi Sensei but many people in Japan have umbrellas like almost everybody carries an umbrella with them.
Naomi: ああ、そうそうそう。あのね、もし手に持ってなくてもバックの中に折りたたみ傘 fold up umbrella ですかね。折りたたみ傘を持っています。
Peter: So most of the time, even if you can’t see an umbrella, if someone is not carrying an umbrella, usually there is one in the bag.
Naomi: そう。バックの中にありますね。大体。
Peter: And there is one phrase that I like to go over.
Naomi: 何?
Peter: もう!もう!
Naomi: そうね。女の子、よく言いますね。 Girls often use this もう…
Peter: And you couldn’t see it here in the studio but there is a phrase that goes along with it. It’s the Fugu Face.
Naomi: So Balloonfish, Pufferfish face.
Peter: So the person will fill their cheeks with air to kind of look like yeah the angry blowfish and that’s a sign that you are in trouble.
Naomi: Not very serious trouble but kind of light trouble.
Peter: Yes.
Naomi: でもちょっと feminine ですね、これは。だからピーターさんは使えないですね。 I don’t recommend that you should use もう! very often.
Peter: Or puff your face.
Naomi: そうそうそうそう。 Too cute 可愛すぎます。
Peter: Too cute. Let’s take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
Peter: First word
Naomi: 雷
Peter: Thunder, lightning.
Naomi: (slow)かみなり (natural speed) 雷
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 鳴る
Peter: To sound, to ring.
Naomi: (slow)なる (natural speed) 鳴る
Peter: Next
Naomi: 降る
Peter: To precipitate, to fall.
Naomi: (slow)ふる (natural speed) 降る
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 成る
Peter: To become.
Naomi: (slow)なる (natural speed) 成る
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 強く
Peter: Strongly.
Naomi: (slow)つよく (natural speed) 強く
Peter: Now let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. Naomi sensei, what’s the first phrase we will look at?
Naomi: 髪の毛
Peter: Hair and hair on the head.
Naomi: そうですね。髪 means
Peter: Hair on head, hair on the head.
Naomi: 毛 means
Peter: Hair in general.
Naomi: So なので hair, hair っていうことなんですよね。
Peter: Yeah it’s kind of redundant right?
Naomi: Right.
Peter: 髪 itself means hair on the head. 興味深いですね。 interesting.
Naomi: そうですね。 So if you check the definition of 髪 in the dictionary, it says 髪の毛. So 同じ意味ですね。
Peter: It’s funny. When I hear the word 毛 I think of 毛深い hairy.
Naomi: ああ。
Peter: And that’s just because many times in Japan, I have kind of heard that like see Naomi sensei.
Naomi: ああ。男の人はね。毛深いですよね。 compared with woman.
Peter: Yeah and foreign guys are usually more 毛深い like a bit hairier.
Naomi: ああ、そうかなぁ。ああ、でもそうかもしれないですね。大丈夫?この話題は。
Peter: Well I think western foreign guys will hear this. So Naomi sensei thinks it’s a bit of a sensitive topic but a good word.
Naomi: そう。そうそうそう。知ってたほうがいいかもね。
Peter: Okay what’s the next word?
Naomi: 雷
Peter: Thunder.
Naomi: There is a famous gate called 雷門 in Asakusa.
Peter: So thunder gate or gate of thunder.
Naomi: で、雷が鳴る
Peter: Means the thunder rolls.
Naomi: そうですね。 It’s a little complicated grammar behind it but I think the best way to memorize as a set phrase 雷が鳴る。
Peter: Now it’s kind of interesting. In Japanese, 雷 means thunder but it’s kind of – I guess it’s used so often together. Lightning is kind of associated with it. So sometimes the Japanese person will see the lightning which is actually
Naomi: 稲妻 but we call it 雷
Peter: Yeah even though it’s kind of like in English we saw the lightning bolt strike and said, thunder. You are kind of right because a couple of seconds later, the thunder comes
Naomi: どーん。
Peter: But actually the word for lightning in Japanese is
Naomi: 稲妻
Peter: But I rarely, rarely hear this.
Naomi: うんうん、使わないですね。大体雷って言いますね。
Peter: So in beginner series, season 4, lesson 36, you learn some weather related expressions such as
Naomi: 雨が降る
Peter: It will rain or it rains.
Naomi: 雪が降る
Peter: It will snow or it snows. Please add
Naomi: 雷が鳴る
Peter: To the list.
Naomi: And also be mindful of the pitch accent 鳴る is to sound or to ring. 成る is to become.
Peter: So to sound or to ring goes up.
Naomi: Right.
Peter: 鳴る And to become goes down 成る
Naomi: Right. So actually 成る the second one is today’s grammar point.
Peter: So let’s move on to the grammar point for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Peter: The focus of this lesson is expressing change using the verb 成る. Now 成る is an auxiliary verb that when tacked on added to a noun or adjective means the subject becomes something, someone or some state. Now this is best illustrated by an example. Naomi Sensei, can you read a sentence from the dialogue?
Naomi: 若くなった。
Peter: To become young, became young. Can you put the subject in and say the sentence again?
Naomi: あなたは若くなった。
Peter: You became young.
Naomi: あなたは
Peter: You plus the topic marking particle.
Naomi: 若く
Peter: Now this is the adverbial form of the adjective 若い, young. 若い becomes
Naomi: 若く
Peter: Then we tack on.
Naomi: なった
Peter: Which is the plain past form of the verb
Naomi: 成る
Peter: So 成る becomes なった. So literally we have you, young, became. You became young. Of course we translate this as You became younger.
Naomi: 若くなる means to become young or younger.
Peter: Let’s take a closer look at how to use the verb 成る to become. Now when tacking on, when appending 成る to い adjectives, attach 成る to the adverbial form of the い adjective. Basically when you have an い adjective, the final い becomes
Naomi: く
Peter: And then you tack on, you append.
Naomi: 成る
Peter: So 若い young becomes
Naomi: 若く
Peter: Then we add on and we tack on
Naomi: なる
Peter: To get
Naomi: 若くなる
Peter: So it’s kind of the い adjective is quite easy. You just drop the final い, replace it with く and attach
Naomi: なる
Peter: Let’s try one. How do you say busy Naomi Sensei?
Naomi: 忙しい
Peter: Now drop the final い
Naomi: 忙し
Peter: We replace the final い with
Naomi: く
Peter: So we get
Naomi: 忙しく
Peter: Tack on
Naomi: なる
Peter: And the expression becomes
Naomi: 忙しくなる
Peter: To become busy.
Naomi: 最近私は忙しくなった。
Peter: Recently I became busy or busier. Let’s try one more example. How do you say strong?
Naomi: 強い
Peter: The corresponding adverbial form is basically, what is the く form?
Naomi: 強く
Peter: Tack on なる and we get
Naomi: 強くなる
Peter: To become strong.
Naomi: 最近、あのボクサーは強くなった。
Peter: Recently, that boxer became strong and again this is kind of metaphor. He didn’t physically get stronger but he has become a stronger opponent.
Naomi: そうですね。
Peter: And finally one more い adjective we want to cover. Now Naomi Sensei, as we learned in the Beginner series, Season 4, lesson 5, the adverbial form or the く form of the word good which in Japanese is いい is
Naomi: よく
Peter: よく not いく
Naomi: そうですね。
Peter: よい、よく. So if we want to say it became good or to become good.
Naomi: よくなる and the past form is よくなった


Peter: Now there is a detailed explanation inside the lesson notes for this lesson that you can get at japanesepod101.com
Naomi: I hope your Japanese will よくなる
Peter: Become good. That’s going to do it.
Naomi: じゃあ、また。


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みなさん、こんにちは! 東京は最近、あつくなりました。 Tokyo has gotten hot lately! How about where you live?

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「心の中の声」I also think it is a good expression.

In some cases, we could substitute 心 "heart" for 頭 "head."

Just from the expression, 心の中 (kokoro no naka) and 頭の中 (atama no naka).

They are both "in one's mind" but not the same in nuance.

心 is more like spirit, feeling or heart.

On the other hand, 頭 is brain or thought.

心 "heart" and 胃 (i) /おなか (onaka) "stomach" are not substitutable.

When you are starving, we say "onaka ga suita."

If you have a stomachache, you can say "onaka ga itai./ i ga itai."

But never say "kokoro ga suita" or "kokoro ga itai."

Hope this helps.



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おはようございます先生 I like this expression 心の中の 声 絵里花され  is in love with下山さん, can I substitute the kanji "heart" with the kanji "head" if I think about something? Or for example substitute the kanji " heart" with " stomach" if for example I'm starving and I want to grab some food, would it work? ありがとうございます

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Konnichiwa アリスター



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Konnichiwa ルキア,

Thank you for your posting!

- キプロス島は最近、寒くなってきました!



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こんにちは! キプロス島は最近、寒くなっていました!冬ですからね~。