Lesson Transcript

Let's practice.
Imagine you're Sasha, Ben's younger sister.
Respond to your friend's question referring to the photo.
Don't forget to include the word for "yes" at the beginning of your response.
Ready?
サーシャちゃんの かぞくですか。(Sāsha-chan no kazoku desu ka.)
はい。ちちとははとあにと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ani to watashi desu.)
Listen again and repeat.
はい。ちちとははとあにと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ani to watashi desu.)
はい。ちちとははとあにと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ani to watashi desu.)
Let's try another.
Imagine you're Ben's college friend, Yukio Yamashita.
You have a father, mother and older sister.
Ready?
やましたくんの かぞくですか。(Yamashita-kun no kazoku desu ka.)
はい。ちちと ははと あねと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to watashi desu.)
Listen again and repeat.
はい。ちちと ははと あねと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to watashi desu.)
はい。ちちと ははと あねと わたしです。(Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to watashi desu.)
Let's try one more.
Imagine you are Ben's college classmate, Hana Hashimoto .
You have a father, mother, older sister and younger brother.
Ready?
はしもとさんの かぞくですか。 (Hashimoto-san no kazoku desu ka.)
はい。ちちと ははと あねと おとうとと わたしです。 (Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to otōto to watashi desu.)
Listen again and repeat.
はい。ちちと ははと あねと おとうとと わたしです。 (Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to otōto to watashi desu.)
はい。ちちと ははと あねと おとうとと わたしです。 (Hai. Chichi to haha to ane to otōto to watashi desu.)
Did you notice how Sasha's friend refers to her in the question
"Is this your family? "
サーシャちゃんの かぞくですか。(Sāsha-chan no kazoku desu ka.)
Is this your family?
She calls Sasha, サーシャちゃん.
This starts with Sasha's name in Japanese, サーシャ. サーシャ. サーシャ.
After this is ちゃん, a suffix attached to a person's name. ちゃ-ん. ちゃん.
ちゃん is often used to address females with whom the speaker has a close relationship, who are younger than the speaker, or who are of lower social status than the speaker.
This is the end of this lesson.
Remember, these Can Do lessons are about learning practical language skills.
What's next?
Show us what you can do.
When you're ready, take your assessment.
You can take it again and again, so try anytime you like.
Our teachers will assess it, and give you your results.
Now you know how to talk about your family in Japanese. That's all there is to it.
Keep practicing — and move on to the next lesson!

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