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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 7 - Getting Bored.
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Risa: And I'm Risa.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Japanese about being bored. 守 (Mamoru) gets bored at home, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Risa: 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
Eric: Meaning - "I have nothing to do. I'm so bored." Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.

Lesson conversation

(clicking sound)
守: 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
(clicking sound)
結衣: 花見に行こうよ。 (Hanami ni ikō yo. )
優子: 外で運動したらどうですか? (Soto de undō shitara dō desu ka?)
翔: 新宿で飲もうぜ! (Shinjuku de nomō ze!)
葉月: 私も。。。遊ばない? (Watashi mo... Asobanai?)
Eric: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
守: 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
Eric: "I have nothing to do. I'm so bored."
(clicking sound)
結衣: 花見に行こうよ。 (Hanami ni ikō yo. )
Eric: "Let's go to the cherry blossom viewing."
優子: 外で運動したらどうですか? (Soto de undō shitara dō desu ka?)
Eric: "Why don't you exercise outside?"
翔: 新宿で飲もうぜ! (Shinjuku de nomō ze!)
Eric: "Let's drink in Shinjuku!"
葉月: 私も。。。遊ばない? (Watashi mo... Asobanai?)
Eric: "Me too... Wanna hang out?"
POST
Eric: Listen again to 守 (Mamoru)'s post.
Risa: 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
Eric: "I have nothing to do. I'm so bored."
Risa: (SLOW) 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.) (Regular) 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
Eric: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "I have nothing to do. ."
Risa: 暇だなあ。 (Hima da nā.)
Eric: You can also use this expression when you want someone to ask you out, but are too shy to directly say it. Listen again- "I have nothing to do." is...
Risa: (SLOW) 暇だなあ。 (Hima da nā.) (REGULAR) 暇だなあ。 (Hima da nā.)
Eric: Then comes the phrase - "I'm so bored. ."
Risa: つまんない。 (Tsumannai.)
Eric: This is the most common expression for when you want to say you're bored in Japanese in a casual way. You can often hear teenagers use this phrase at school. Listen again- "I'm so bored." is...
Risa: (SLOW) つまんない。 (Tsumannai.) (REGULAR) つまんない。 (Tsumannai.)
Eric: All together, "I have nothing to do. I'm so bored."
Risa: 暇だなあ。つまんない。 (Hima da nā. Tsumannai.)
COMMENTS
Eric: In response, 守 (Mamoru)'s friends leave some comments.
Eric: His high school friend, 結衣 (Yui), uses an expression meaning - "Let's go to the cherry blossom viewing."
Risa: (SLOW) 花見に行こうよ。 (Hanami ni ikō yo. ) (REGULAR) 花見に行こうよ。 (Hanami ni ikō yo. )
[Pause]
Risa: 花見に行こうよ。 (Hanami ni ikō yo. )
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling optimistic.
Eric: His neighbor, 優子 (Yūko), uses an expression meaning - "Why don't you exercise outside?"
Risa: (SLOW) 外で運動したらどうですか? (Soto de undō shitara dō desu ka?) (REGULAR) 外で運動したらどうですか? (Soto de undō shitara dō desu ka?)
[Pause]
Risa: 外で運動したらどうですか? (Soto de undō shitara dō desu ka?)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling helpful.
Eric: His college friend, 翔 (Shō), uses an expression meaning - "Let's drink in Shinjuku!"
Risa: (SLOW) 新宿で飲もうぜ! (Shinjuku de nomō ze!) (REGULAR) 新宿で飲もうぜ! (Shinjuku de nomō ze!)
[Pause]
Risa: 新宿で飲もうぜ! (Shinjuku de nomō ze!)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling frivolous.
Eric: His girlfriend, 葉月 (Hazuki), uses an expression meaning - "Me too... Wanna hang out?"
Risa: (SLOW) 私も。。。遊ばない? (Watashi mo... Asobanai?) (REGULAR) 私も。。。遊ばない? (Watashi mo... Asobanai?)
[Pause]
Risa: 私も。。。遊ばない? (Watashi mo... Asobanai?)
Eric: Use this expression to show you are feeling sympathetic.

Outro

Eric: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being bored, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Risa: またね。

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If a friend posted something about being bored which phrase would you use?