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Let's look at some more examples.
Listen and repeat or speak along with the native speakers.
きょうは あついですね。(Kyō wa atsui desu ne.)
きょうは あついですね。(Kyō wa atsui desu ne.)
きょうは さむいですね。(Kyō wa samui desu ne.)
きょうは さむいですね。(Kyō wa samui desu ne.)
きょうは あたたかいですね。(Kyō wa atatakai desu ne.)
きょうは あたたかいですね。(Kyō wa atatakai desu ne.)
きょうは いいてんきですね。(Kyō wa ii tenki desu ne.)
きょうは いいてんきですね。(Kyō wa ii tenki desu ne.)
あついですね。(Atsui desu ne.)
あついですね。(Atsui desu ne.)
Did you notice how I omitted きょうは (kyō wa)?
あついですね。(Atsui desu ne.)
"It's hot, isn't it?"
あついですね。
You can omit きょうは (kyō wa) and simply say, あつい, "hot," followed by ですね。
In Japanese, when the context is clear, the speaker often omits the topic. In this case, it's clear Kana was talking about today's weather, so きょうは is omitted.
You should be aware of this shortcut, but for this lesson, we'll use the pattern,
きょうは (Kyō wa) {Word or phrase describing the weather} ですね。(desu ne.)
It's {Word or phrase describing the weather} today, isn't it?

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