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INTRODUCTION
Jessi: This is Just Your Cup of Japanese Tea!!
Peter: Peter here.
Naomi: ナオミです。(Naomi desu.)
Peter: Naomi-sensei, what are we talking about today?
Naomi: More adjectives.
Peter: Can’t get enough of these. So we are going to be asking about things and using
adjectives to describe them. Now that means we will be learning even more adjectives.
Naomi: はい、頑張って。(Hai, ganbatte.) Good luck.
Peter: So who is in today’s conversation?
Naomi: ファブリツィオとお客さん。(Faburitsio to o-kyaku-san.)
Peter: So Fabrizio and his client are talking about the president of Style You.
Naomi: スタイルユーの社長 (Sutairu Yū no shachō)
Peter: Who is of course – we’ll have to wait and see, won’t we?
Naomi: そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
Peter: Now the conversation is between a customer and an employee. So we will be using…
Naomi: Polite Japanese.
Peter: And the conversation takes place
Naomi: At the office.
Peter: So with that said, let’s get into today’s lesson. Here we go.
DIALOGUE
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい、どうぞ。お茶です。(Hai, dōzo. O-cha desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : どうも。ああ、おいしい。ファブリツィオさん、スタイルユーの社長は どんな人ですか。(Dōmo. Ā, oishii. Faburitsio-san, Sutairu Yū no shachō wa donna hito desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : とても 元気な人です。オフィスは いつも にぎやかです。(Totemo genki na hito desu. Ofisu wa itsumo nigiyaka desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : 若いですか。(Wakai desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい。とても 若いです。かわいい人ですよ。(Hai. Totemo wakai desu. Kawaii hito desu yo.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : ああ、女の人ですか。ファブリツィオさんの タイプですか。(Ā, onna no hito desu ka. Faburitsio-san no taipu desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : いいえ。全然。(Iie. Zenzen.)
もう一度お願いします。今度はゆっくりお願いします。(Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu. Kondo wa yukkuri onegai shimasu.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい、どうぞ。お茶です。(Hai, dōzo. O-cha desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : どうも。ああ、おいしい。ファブリツィオさん、スタイルユーの社長は どんな人ですか。(Dōmo. Ā, oishii. Faburitsio-san, Sutairu Yū no shachō wa donna hito desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : とても 元気な人です。オフィスは いつも にぎやかです。(Totemo genki na hito desu. Ofisu wa itsumo nigiyaka desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : 若いですか。(Wakai desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい。とても 若いです。かわいい人ですよ。(Hai. Totemo wakai desu. Kawaii hito desu yo.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : ああ、女の人ですか。ファブリツィオさんの タイプですか。(Ā, onna no hito desu ka. Faburitsio-san no taipu desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : いいえ。全然。(Iie. Zenzen.)
今度は、英語が入ります。(Kondo wa, Eigo ga hairimasu.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい、どうぞ。お茶です。(Hai, dōzo. O-cha desu.)
FABRIZIO: Here you are. Have some tea.
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : どうも。ああ、おいしい。(Dōmo. Ā, oishii.)
CUSTOMER: Thanks. Oh, this tea is delicious.
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : ファブリツィオさん、スタイルユーの社長は どんな人ですか。 (Faburitsio-san, Sutairu Yū no shachō wa donna hito desu ka.)
CUSTOMER: Fabrizio, what's the president of Style You like?
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : とても 元気な人です。オフィスは いつも にぎやかです。(Totemo genki na hito desu. Ofisu wa itsumo nigiyaka desu.)
FABRIZIO: She's a very energetic person. Our office is always lively.
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : 若いですか。(Wakai desu ka.)
CUSTOMER: Is the president young?
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい。とても 若いです。かわいい人ですよ。(Hai. Totemo wakai desu. Kawaii hito desu yo.)
FABRIZIO: Yes. She's very young. She's a lovely person.
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : ああ、女の人ですか。ファブリツィオさんの タイプですか。(Ā, onna no hito desu ka. Faburitsio-san no taipu desu ka.)
CUSTOMER: So it's a woman. Is she your type, Fabrizio?
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : いいえ。全然。(Iie. Zenzen.)
FABRIZIO: Nope.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Peter: ナオミ先生、南社長ですか。(Naomi-sensei, Minami-shachō desu ka.)
Naomi: 南さんは社長です。(Minami-san wa shachō desu.)
Peter: So the president is
Naomi: 100円ショップラバーの南さんです。(Hyaku-en shoppu rabā no Minami-san desu.)
Peter: Well I think that’s how you get to be a president.
Naomi: あ、そうですか、ピーターさん。(A, sō desu ka, Pītā-san.)
Peter: I mean you really have to watch every single penny.
Naomi: I agree. Yeah.
Peter: So she yes, is very business savvy.
Naomi: そうね。(Sō ne.) I don’t think Fabrizio can be a good 社長 (shachō) at all.
Peter: No. Look at the new leather chairs. Yeah, maybe not 社長 (shachō) material. Okay, let’s take a look at the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Peter: First we have
Naomi: おいしい (oishii)
Peter: Delicious, tasty.
Naomi: (slow) おいしい (oishii) (natural speed) おいしい (oishii)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable い (i), falling on the last syllable い (i).
Naomi: おいしい (oishii)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: かわいい (kawaii)
Peter: Pretty, cute, lovely.
Naomi: (slow) かわいい (kawaii) (natural speed) かわいい (kawaii)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable わ (wa), falling on the last syllable いい (ii).
Naomi: かわいい (kawaii)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 若い (wakai)
Peter: Young.
Naomi: (slow) わかい (wakai) (natural speed) 若い (wakai)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable か (ka) and falling on the last syllable い (i).
Naomi: 若い (wakai)
Peter: Next we have
Naomi: 元気 (genki)
Peter: Vigor, vitality, vim.
Naomi: (slow) げんき (genki) (natural speed) 元気 (genki)
Peter: Falling on the second syllable ん (n) and staying low.
Naomi: 元気 (genki)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: にぎやか (nigiyaka)
Peter: Bustling, busy, lively.
Naomi: (slow) にぎやか (nigiyaka) (natural speed) にぎやか (nigiyaka)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable ぎ (gi), coming down on the third syllable や (ya) and staying low.
Naomi: にぎやか (nigiyaka)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: お茶 (o-cha)
Peter: Tea and usually means green tea.
Naomi: (slow) おちゃ (o-cha) (natural speed) お茶 (o-cha)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable ちゃ (cha).
Naomi: お茶 (o-cha)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 社長 (shachō)
Peter: President.
Naomi: (slow) しゃちょう (shachō) (natural speed) 社長 (shachō)
Peter: Rising on the second syllable ちょう (chō).
Naomi: 社長 (shachō)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: タイプ (taipu)
Peter: Type.
Naomi: (slow) たいぷ (taipu) (natural speed) タイプ (taipu)
Peter: Falling on the second syllable イ (i).
Naomi: タイプ (taipu)
Peter: Next.
Naomi: 人 (hito)
Peter: Person, people.
Naomi: (slow) ひと (hito) (natural speed) 人 (hito)
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Peter: Okay Naomi-sensei, let’s take a closer look at some of these words. Now before we get in, I just want to again point out that please notice how many i-adjectives come back down but the pitch accent drops on the last い (i). Now this isn’t always the case but seems that there are many i-adjectives that fall on the last syllable.
Naomi: おいしい、若い、かわいい。(Oishii, wakai, kawaii.) 全部「い」で (zenbu “i” de) drop してますね (shite masu ne).
Peter: Dropping on い (i).
Naomi: はい。(Hai.)
Peter: Okay, now let’s take a look at some of the words that we just went over. Let’s first take a look at
Naomi: 元気 (genki)
Peter: One of the words you will hear over and over again. Really high frequency word. Can you
give us an example sentence?
Naomi: 元気ですか。(Genki desu ka.)
Peter: Literally, are you vim? Are you – what is vim?
Naomi: Vim, vigor and vitality. I thought that they are a set.
Peter: The three Vs.
Naomi: Yeah. No.
Peter: I don’t know but again umm I should really brush up on my English but yeah vigor, are you vigorous or are you full of energy?
Naomi: そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
Peter: But we translate it of course are you fine?
Naomi: So how are you, みたいな感じですね (mitai na kanji desu ne).
Peter: That’s right.
Naomi: おはようございます、元気ですか。(Ohayō gozaimasu, genki desu ka.)
Peter: Good morning. How are you?
Naomi: If you are fine. 元気です。(Genki desu.)
Peter: I am fine.
Naomi: Yeah, that’s how you answer the question.
Peter: And if you are really good
Naomi: とても元気です。(Totemo genki desu.)
Peter: I am really good and back from when we originally started, my favorite expression of all in Japanese, 絶好調です (zekkōchō desu). I am firing on all cylinders. 絶好調です。(Zekkōchō desu.)
Naomi: More than perfect, みたいなね (mitai na ne).
Peter: More than perfect. Give it to us nice and slow in Japanese.
Naomi: 絶好調 (zekkōchō) (slow) ぜっこうちょう (zekkōchō) (natural speed) 絶好調 (zekkōchō)
Peter: So going up in the middle and then coming back down.
Naomi: はい。(Hai.)
Peter: 絶好調 (zekkōchō)
Naomi: そうです。(Sō desu.)
Peter: Pretty funny for you.
Naomi: そうね。(Sō ne.) Not many Japanese people say that because people in Tokyo are so tired. They can’t be 絶好調 (zekkōchō).
Peter: Well I think everyone should try it next time you meet somebody. 元気ですか。絶好調です!(Genki desu ka. Zekkōchō desu!)
Naomi: 面白い。(Omoshiroi.)
Peter: I think quite some people would be surprised by this.
Naomi: Yeah.
Peter: Okay, next we have
Naomi: タイプ (taipu)
Peter: As in the English meaning type as in what’s your type?
Naomi: マサトは私のタイプです。(Masato wa watashi no taipu desu.)
Peter: Masato is my type.
Naomi: カオリは私のタイプです。(Kaori wa watashi no taipu desu.)
Peter: Kaori is my type.
Naomi: あなたは私のタイプです。(Anata wa watashi no taipu desu.)
Peter: You are my type. ナオミ先生のタイプは?(Naomi-sensei no taipu wa?)
Naomi: 私のタイプですか。えっと、私のタイプは、マサトです。(Watashi no taipu desu ka. Etto, watashi no taipu wa, Masato desu.)
Peter: マサトですか。(Masato desu ka.)
Naomi: はい、マサトは、(Hai, Masato wa,) K-1 fighter.
Peter: That guy?
Naomi: はい。(Hai.)
Peter: He is a criminal.
Naomi: うそ。うそうそうそ?(Uso. Uso uso uso?)
Peter: I don’t know but, そうですか (sō desu ka).
Naomi: ピーターさんのタイプはどんな人ですか。(Pītā-san no taipu wa donna hito desu ka.)
Peter: 奥さんです。(Okusan desu.)
Naomi: あ、そうですか。ごちそうさまです。(A, sō desu ka. Gochisō-sama desu.)
Peter: My wife. ごちそうさまです?(Gochisō-sama desu?) Eh what does that mean?
Naomi: ごちそうさま (gochisō-sama) is the expression we use after we finish eating.
Peter: Yeah, I know I got that one but what does this mean in this case?
Naomi: When someone is talking about one’s girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband and that the person is saying that they are having a really good relationship, in that case, we say oh okay, ごちそうさまでした (gochisō-sama deshita).
Peter: So it’s used when the speaker finishes telling you about someone who they are really close with in a romantic way.
Naomi: はい。そうですね。(Hai. Sō desu ne.)
Peter: So Naomi-sensei, if you came to me and you told me about….
Naomi: My boyfriend is wonderful, he is so handsome and he is so nice to me and... っていうときに、ああ、ごちそうさまでした。(Tte iu toki ni, ā, gochisō-sama deshita.)
Peter: That’s what I would say. ああ、ごちそうさまでした (ā, gochisō-sama deshita), like thank you for sharing your happiness with me and allowing me to enjoy your happiness.
Naomi: So, Thank you for showing off your happiness っていう感じ (tte iu kanji).
Peter: Ah wow!
Naomi: It’s a compliment.
Peter: Thank you for showing off your happiness but related to something romantic.
Naomi: そうそう、そうです。(Sō sō, sō desu.)
Peter: ごちそうさまでした。(Gochisō-sama deshita.)
Naomi: そう、ごちそうさまでした。(Sō, gochisō-sama deshita.)
Peter: Wow! You know, that’s the first time I heard this.
Naomi: Really?
Peter: I guess my friends are just miserable. Well or they don’t like to hear me talk about my happiness because yeah my initial reaction is like ah! Jealous. You have to not have any jealousy to say this or be in a really good situation yourself, ごちそうさまでした (gochisō-sama deshita).
Naomi: もっと「ごちそうさまでした」は (Motto “gochisō-sama deshita” wa), not really a bad word at all. 難しいね。(Muzukashii ne.)
Peter: Ha ha ha! That is some very advanced Japanese we just tried to cover there.

Lesson focus

Peter: Okay, on to today’s grammar point. Now Naomi-sensei, today we are going to be going over adjectives and nouns. So let’s go back to where this appeared in the conversation. Can you tell us where we had an adjective? Can you give us an example of where an adjective appeared?
Naomi: これはおいしいです。(Kore wa oishii desu.)
Peter: This is delicious. Again the standard A topic, topic marking particle, adjective followed by the polite form of the copula です (desu). Then we had the adjective actually precede the noun in this sentence.
Naomi: これは、おいしいお茶です。(Kore wa, oishii o-cha desu.)
Peter: This is delicious tea. Now let’s take a look here at the components of this sentence. First we have
Naomi: これ (kore)
Peter: This.
Naomi: は (wa)
Peter: Topic marking particle.
Naomi: おいしい (oishii)
Peter: Delicious.
Naomi: お茶 (o-cha)
Peter: Tea.
Naomi: です (desu)
Peter: Is. This delicious tea is. This is delicious tea. Let’s take a look at a na-adjective. Next we have
Naomi: ファブリツィオさんはにぎやかです。(Faburitsio-san wa nigiyaka desu.)
Peter: Fabrizio is lively.
Naomi: ファブリツィオさんはにぎやかな人です。(Faburitsio-san wa nigiyaka na hito desu.)
Peter: Fabrizio is a lively person. Now the first sentence, one more time.
Naomi: ファブリツィオさんはにぎやかです。(Faburitsio-san wa nigiyaka desu.)
Peter: Fabrizio にぎやか (nigiyaka) lively is. He is lively. In the second sentence, we have
Naomi: ファブリツィオさんはにぎやかな人です。(Faburitsio-san wa nigiyaka na hito desu.)
Peter: The first part.
Naomi: ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio)
Peter: Fabrizio.
Naomi: は (wa)
Peter: Topic marking particle same as the previous sentence. Then we have
Naomi: にぎやかな、にぎやか (nigiyaka na, nigiyaka)
Peter: Lively followed by
Naomi: な (na)
Peter: This indicates that this na-adjective is preceding a noun and that noun is
Naomi: 人 (hito)
Peter: So we have na-adjective, preceding noun. So we need that な (na) in between there. That sandwich adjective な (na) noun, にぎやかな人 (nigiyaka na hito). So the adjective is modifying that noun. Fabrizio lively person is. Fabrizio is a lively person.
Naomi: ファブリツィオはにぎやかな人です。(Faburitsio wa nigiyaka na hito desu.)

Outro

Peter: All right. That’s going to do it for today.
Naomi: じゃあ、また。(Jā, mata.)
DIALOGUE
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい、どうぞ。お茶です。(Hai, dōzo. O-cha desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : どうも。ああ、美味しい。ファブリツィオさん、スタイルユーの社長は どんな人ですか。(Dōmo. Ā, oishii. Faburitsio-san, Sutairu Yū no shachō wa donna hito desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : とても 元気な人です。オフィスは いつも にぎやかです。(Totemo genki na hito desu. Ofisu wa itsumo nigiyaka desu.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : 若いですか。(Wakai desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : はい。とても 若いです。かわいい人ですよ。(Hai. Totemo wakai desu. Kawaii hito desu yo.)
お客さん (o-kyaku-san) : ああ、女の人ですか。ファブリツィオさんの タイプですか。(Ā, onna no hito desu ka. Faburitsio-san no taipu desu ka.)
ファブリツィオ (Faburitsio) : いいえ。全然。(Iie. Zenzen.)

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October 8th, 2007 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, today's Newbie Dōjō is really useful for building up your adjective stock. Can you describe your boss? Also, this week's bonus track went a little bit off the deep end. Methinks the voice actors are having a little too much fun with these characters. LOL.

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Soumyaditya Malakarさん


質問(しつもん)ありがとうございます😄

They said:

A: は〜い、どうぞ。お茶です。

B: どうも。あ〜おいしい。ファブリツィオさん、スタイルユーの社長は どんな人ですか?

A: とっても元気な人です。オフィスはいつもにぎやかです。

B: 若いんですか?

A: はい。彼女は若いですが、男っぽくてウザイ。全然オシャレではないし。

B: あ〜女の人ですか。ファブリツィオさんのタイプですか?

A: 私のタイプはお客様なんですけど。


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Soumyaditya Malakar
October 13th, 2021 at 08:48 PM
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Umm what did the bonus audio say?

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コメントありがとうございます😄

*若い息子が二人います。


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July 16th, 2021 at 09:58 AM
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私の家はとてもにぎやかです。若い息子二人がいます。

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Shayanさん


Thank you so much for your comment😄

I'm not sure which part you're talking about, but kanojo means "she" and hito means "person."

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April 16th, 2021 at 06:39 AM
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Hello, Why wasn't "Kanojo" used instead of "Hito" to describe the president?

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Victoria
February 27th, 2021 at 05:52 AM
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Hi, The customer knows Fabrizio's boss is a woman because if the boss was a man Fab would not use the word "kawaii" the boss, right? Thanks :)

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Thank you so much for your comment😄

It would be definitely better if you can study the kanji, too, but it's still optional in Level 1 since there are people who are still studying hiragana and katakana. If it's not too much, I would say you can go ahead and learn the kanji, too😇

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Hello, excuse me, if I am studying level 1, should I learn Kanji as well from these lessons or later there will be lessons that will make learning kanji easier?