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Rebecca: Are you in just the right place in Japan?
Naomi: なおみです。
Rebecca: Rebecca here. Naomi Sensei, お元気ですか。
Naomi: はい、元気です。お元気ですか。
Rebecca: はい、おかげさまで。So what will we be talking about today?
Naomi: 今日は、なになにの、なになにに、なになにが、あります。Telling the location again.
Rebecca: Yeah something の something に something があります. We are going to be looking at position.
Naomi: はい。
Rebecca: Okay good. So we are also going to review general counters 一つ、二つ、三つ and 一人、二人、三人. Okay, let’s listen to the conversation. Fuyuka is at the airport and she is talking with an airport attendant.
Naomi: そうですね。今、冬果さんは、空港にいます。冬果さんは、係員と話ます。
Rebecca: And we will be listening to polite Japanese.
Naomi: そうですね。
Rebecca: Alright. So let’s take a look at the conversation.
係員: 次のお客様、こちらへ どうぞ。チケットを お願いします。荷物は い
くつ ありますか?
冬果: 一つです。
係員: 出発は ゲートBです。あそこに、大きい時計が ありますね。
冬果: 大きい時計、大きい時計…あ、はい。
係員: あの時計の後ろに ゲートBが あります。
冬果: 時計の後ろ… 時計の後ろ。あ、はいはい。本屋の右ですね。どうも。
Naomi: もう一度おねがいします。今度はゆっくりお願いします。
係員: 次のお客様、こちらへ どうぞ。チケットを お願いします。荷物は い
くつ ありますか?
冬果: 一つです。
係員: 出発は ゲートBです。あそこに、大きい時計が ありますね。
冬果: 大きい時計、大きい時計…あ、はい。
係員: あの時計の後ろに ゲートBが あります。
冬果: 時計の後ろ… 時計の後ろ。あ、はいはい。本屋の右ですね。どうも。
Naomi: 今度は英語が入ります。
(at the airport)
係員: 次のお客様、こちらへ どうぞ。チケットを お願いします。荷物は い
くつ ありますか?
CLERK: Next customer, come forward please. Your ticket, please. How
many pieces of luggage do you have?
冬果: 一つです。
FUYUKA: I have one.
係員: 出発は ゲートBです。あそこに、大きい時計が ありますね。
CLERK: Your flight is departing from Gate B. Over there, there is a big clock,
冬果: 大きい時計、大きい時計…あ、はい。
FUYUKA: A big clock... a big clock... oh, yeah.
係員: あの時計の後ろに ゲートBが あります。
CLERK: Behind that big clock is Gate B.
冬果: 時計の後ろ… 時計の後ろ。あ、はいはい。本屋の右ですね。どうも。
FUYUKA: Behind the big clock... behind the big clock... Oh, OK, OK. To the
right of the bookstore, right? Thank you!
Rebecca: Naomi Sensei, when you go to the Airport, what do you usually take to get there?
Naomi: Depends on the airport. When I go to 羽田 which is for Domestic flight, I take モノレール.
Rebecca: I hate that monorail.
Naomi: うそー I love monorail.
Rebecca: It’s so slow.
Naomi: でも、きれいでしょう。
Rebecca: Yes it’s very clean and new but still I always miscalculate how long it takes to get to Haneda.
Naomi: Now they have a Express service. So no stop from the 浜松城 to the Airport.
Rebecca: Oh I see.
Naomi: So it takes only 20 minutes or so.
Rebecca: Yeah maybe I should take that but a couple of times in the past, I have not allowed myself enough time and I‘ve been running late for my flight and sitting on that monorail as it stops at every tiny little stop. I don’t have good memories of that monorail.
Naomi: そうなんだ。There is also Narita airport.
Rebecca: Yes they are international.
Naomi: はい、そうですね。成田は、私は、車で行きます。
Rebecca: You go by car?
Naomi: Yeah. I don’t usually take train to Narita but Narita has really bad reputation for public transportation.
Rebecca: No and I know, it goes by car to Narita. Doesn’t that mean you have to leave your car in the car park for ages when you go overseas or isn’t it expensive?
Naomi: It is expensive. So I always ask my family to take me to the airport.
Rebecca: I see but you live a little closer to the airport I think than…
Naomi: そうですね。I live in 千葉. What about you Rebecca?
Rebecca: I usually take the Keisei line. People probably have heard of the Keisei Skyliner.
Naomi: はい、はいはいはい。なんだっけ。ネクストじゃなくて。
Rebecca: Next is the Narita Express. That’s JR and at least that kind of goes from the Chuo Line all the way through Shinjuku and out I think.
Naomi: Also different service.
Rebecca: Yeah the next is really quite expensive and it is only like about one in hour I think. You have to kind of plan it in advance but the Skyliners leave more regularly and they are not as swanky as the NIX but it’s cheap. It’s cheap. It’s ¥1900 and even better if you are feeling like being really stingy. You can take the 特急which is an express and you don’t have to pay as much as you do for the Skyliner and it takes about 15 minutes longer than the Skyliner but it only costs a ¥1000. So you can get to Narita airport from the center of Tokyo for ¥1000.
Naomi: 安いですね。
Rebecca: It’s quite cheap.
Naomi: 安くはないか。
Rebecca: The next is about I think ¥3000 or ¥4000.
Naomi: そうですね。
Rebecca: If you have a JR pass, it doesn’t matter but if you want to save money, I recommend taking the Express train, the Keisei Express.
Naomi: なるほど。
Rebecca: Well enough with the travel information. Let’s have a look at today’s vocab.
Rebecca: First item.
Naomi: 荷物
Rebecca: Luggage, baggage.
Naomi: (slow) にもつ (natural speed) 荷物
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: いくつ
Rebecca: How many, how old?
Naomi: (slow) いくつ (natural speed)いくつ
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 出発
Rebecca: Departure.
Naomi: (slow) しゅっぱつ (natural speed)出発
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 大きい
Rebecca: Big, large.
Naomi: (slow) おおきい (natural speed)大きい
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 時計
Rebecca: Watch, clock.
Naomi: (slow) とけい (natural speed)時計
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 後ろ
Rebecca: Back, Behind.
Naomi:(slow) うしろ (natural speed)後ろ
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 本屋
Rebecca: Bookstore.
Naomi: (slow) ほんや (natural speed)本屋
Rebecca: Next.
Naomi: 右
Rebecca: Right as in opposite to left.
Naomi: (slow) みぎ (natural speed)右

Lesson focus

Rebecca: Let’s look at some useful phrases and vocab from today’s dialogue. The first item is.
Naomi: 大きいbig, 漢字がI think this Kanji is easy to understand.
Rebecca:Yes so for those of you who are looking at the PDF, you will notice that the Kanji for big, for 大きいthe O part of 大きい, it looks like a person standing with their arms and legs spread out wide kind of like they just caught a really big fish and they are trying to explain to everyone how big it is. It’s this big.
Naomi: すごい。面白い。
Rebecca: Yeah that’s one way you can remember it.
Naomi: Wow.
Rebecca: So what’s the next item?
Naomi: 右
Rebecca: Right.
Naomi: そうですね。Japanese people might pronounce like みぎ or みぎ.
Rebecca: Yeah.
Naomi: But it doesn’t really matter to us. It sounds same to us.
Rebecca: Yeah with these Ne and Ge difference. Is that an age thing because sometimes I notice that old people tend to say みぎ like more nasal whereas younger people say みぎ.
Naomi: そうですね。But I think TV announcers tend to say ne instead of ge.
Rebecca: I see.
Naomi: Some people think ne is proper pronunciation but I personally pronounce ge instead of ne.
Rebecca: Yeah.
Naomi: If you take a look at the Kanji, you can’t see the mouth right in the Kanji.
Rebecca: Oh the square.
Naomi: はい。 When you eat, you use right hand.
Rebecca: Well if you are right handed you do.
Naomi: そうですね。なので、There is a mouth.
Rebecca: Yeah I see, I see and most people are right-handed. So they use their right hand to eat with. Yeah okay. I am left handed but you know most people in Japan are right handed so. I can understand that’s normal.
Naomi: You are 左利き
Rebecca: Yes. And sometimes people say to me サウスポーwhich took me ages to figure out what that meant?
Naomi: サウスポーIs that American expression?
Rebecca: Well I think so. I think it comes from boxing.
Naomi: No that’s from baseball.
Rebecca: Oh that’s from baseball. Okay well 勉強になりました. I learned something today because I mean I knew they meant that I was left handed but I had no idea what it meant. サウスポー from baseball.
Naomi: そうそうそう.
Rebecca: Right. Where in baseball? Someone explained to me once that it comes from boxing and サウスポーlike as in sort of like an animal feat like サウスポー for left handers but I have no idea. It used to just baffle me. Okay so there are a number of theories about where that サウスポーcomes from. Tick the post.
Naomi: そうね。私たちは for left-handed people, we use 左利きor サウスポー in Japanese.
Rebecca: サウスポーAnd right-handed is?
Naomi: 右利き
Rebecca: 右利き Okay. So 左利き and 右利き. The last item of vocab is 出発 which means departure.
Naomi: You will see this Kanji at the airport.
Rebecca: Oh yeah like departure lounge or whatever.
Naomi: そうですね。 Departure lounge is 出発ロビー.
Rebecca: Departure lounge or departure lobby.
Naomi: 出発ロビー
Rebecca: 出発ロビーand what are some other words that we can use 出発.
Naomi: 出発日
Rebecca: 出発日 Departure date.
Naomi: はい、そうですね。曜日、日 it’s day right? So 出発日departure day.
Rebecca: Okay.
Naomi: And when you put する after 出発, that becomes verb.
Rebecca: To depart.
Naomi: そうです。出発する。
Rebecca: Okay so can you give us some example sentences?
Naomi: 明日、出発します。
Rebecca: I am leaving tomorrow.
Naomi: どこへって感じですね。To where?
Rebecca: No actually I am going to be here tomorrow but for the sake of the sentence.
Naomi: はい、そうですね。
Rebecca: Can you read us today’s grammar sentence please.
Naomi: 時計の後ろにゲートBがあります。
Rebecca: So this comes from the dialogue and it means behind the clock is Gate B.
Naomi: あの時計の後ろにゲートBがあります。
Rebecca: Behind that clock over there is Gate B.
Naomi: そうですね。. Does it sound peculiar to you?
Rebecca: Maybe a little but if you can imagine you are in the airport, this comes from the conversation, this sentence. So if you can imagine that you are in the airport and the airport staff member is pointing out to you where Gate B is and this is I don’t know a Gate B clock and it’s kind of beyond the clock, right?
Naomi: そうですね。 They can’t actually see the gate B from their position.
Rebecca: Oh I see.
Naomi: So their attendant is explaining their location.
Rebecca: Okay. So I think beyond works well here rather than behind but 後ろ means either right.
Naomi: はい。そうです。
Rebecca: So this is like what we learned in Style You and Beyond 4.
Naomi: そうですね。 Somewhere にsomething があります。トイレにゴキブリがいます。
Rebecca: There are cockroaches in the bathroom or there is a cockroach in the bathroom.
Naomi: What a nice sentence!
Rebecca: Yeah charming. So what we are learning in today’s grammar point is to how to add a little bit more information to this kind of a sentence.
Naomi: そうです。


Rebecca: Giving a direction like left or right or behind or whatever. I guess that’s all for today, Naomi Sensei?
Naomi: そうですね。
Rebecca: Alright. See you next time.
Naomi: じゃあまた。
Rebecca: またね。
係員: 次のお客様、こちらへ どうぞ。チケットを お願いします。荷物は い
くつ ありますか?
冬果: 一つです。
係員: 出発は ゲートBです。あそこに、大きい時計が ありますね。
冬果: 大きい時計、大きい時計…あ、はい。
係員: あの時計の後ろに ゲートBが あります。
冬果: 時計の後ろ… 時計の後ろ。あ、はいはい。本屋の右ですね。どうも。


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Mina-san, Shikoku is the home of old the feudal domain of Tosa. Many samurai who played important roles in the last days of the Shogunate. The most famous of whom are Sakamoto Ryoma, Takechi Hanpeita and Yamanouchi Toyoshige. Sakamoto Ryoma is particularly loved in Japan for his vision and patriotism.

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What just happened near the end of dialogue? An accident?

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Southpaw is very popular in boxing and it means left handed-fighter. It's harder for most fighters to block because it is rare for someone to be a left-handed fighter.

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There is something that I didn't understand as regards pronunciation: why does the final e in "clock" (tokei) sound longer and is romanised as ei instead of being doubled in the Roman script?


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That sentence doesn't make sense, but for example, if you want to say "I'm inside the bathroom in front of the station," it will be "Eki no mae no toire no naka ni imasu."😇

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Would you say " eki no mae naka ni toire ga arimasu"? How would you combine a couple directions to make the directions more specific?

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It's either "hon-ya no migi desu ne" or "hon-ya no migi ni arimasu ne" and they're the same meaning!

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Hello. In the lesson, the character says "hon-ya no migi desu ne". Could you also say "hon-ya ni migi ga arimasu ne"? Is there different meanings in these two sentences?

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These sentences are almost same in the meaning. But when you want to emphasize 3番通りに, you add は after that.

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