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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Welcome to japanesepod101.com newbie series, Lori’s Story lesson 29. I am sick, here is how to get help at the hospital in Japan. My name is Eric and I am here with Naomi Sensei.
Naomi: こんにちは。直美です。
Eric: よろしくお願いします。
Naomi: よろしくお願いします。
Eric: In the previous lesson, Mr. Mizuki was calling the hospital to find out their opening hours for Lori.
Naomi: That’s very kind of him .いい人ですね。
Eric: And in this lesson, you will learn some useful vocabulary and phrases at the hospital.
Naomi: And we are going to review the grammar points from
Eric: Newbie series Lori’s Story lesson 25. This conversation takes place at
Naomi: 病院
Eric: The hospital. The conversation is between two people.
Naomi: ロリーさんと看護師さん。
Eric: Lori and the nurse.
Naomi: I hope Lori will get well soon.
Eric: Right. Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
(ドアを開ける)
看護師: こんにちは。ご予約は ありますか。
ロリー: はい。ロリーと申します。(ゴホッ)さっき、電話しました。四時から 予約を しました。
看護師: 四時から...。あ、ロリーネイラーさんですね。この病院は 初めて ですか。
ロリー: はい。初めてです。
看護師: 保険証は ありますか。
ロリー: ほけんしょう・・・。保険証は 何ですか?
もう一度、お願いします。今度は、ゆっくりお願いします。
看護師: こんにちは。ご予約は ありますか。
ロリー: はい。ロリーと申します。さっき、電話しました。四時から 予約を しました。
看護師: 四時から...。あ、ロリーネイラーさんですね。この病院は 初めて ですか。
ロリー: はい。初めてです。
看護師: 保険証は ありますか。
ロリー: ほけんしょう・・・。保険証は 何ですか?
今度は、英語が入ります。
(ドアを開ける)
(The door opens)
看護師: こんにちは。ご予約は ありますか。
NURSE: Hello, do you have an appointment?
ロリー: はい。ロリーと申します。(ゴホッ)さっき、電話しました。四時から 予約を しました。
LORI: Yes, my name is Lori (coughs). I spoke to you on the phone earlier. I made an appointment for 4 o'clock.
看護師: 四時から...。あ、ロリーネイラーさんですね。この病院は 初めて ですか。
NURSE: 4 o'clock...Ah, Lori Nailer? Is this your first time here?
ロリー: はい。初めてです。
LORI: Yes, it's my first time.
看護師: 保険証は ありますか。
NURSE: Do you have your insurance card?
ロリー: ほけんしょう・・・。保険証は 何ですか?
LORI: Insurance...card? What's an insurance card?
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Naomi: I feel sorry for Lori because going into a hospital in foreign country, it’s a big challenge you know.
Eric: Yeah like I said in the previous lesson, I wouldn’t even know where to start.
Naomi: そうね。
Eric: But Lori is inadvertently gotten herself into trouble by not knowing about the National Health Service.
Naomi: 健康保険。 Yeah medical treatment can be quite expensive if you are not enrolled in the National Healthcare System.
Eric: Yeah if you study abroad in Japan or come here to work, most schools or employers will encourage you to join the system.
Naomi: あ~そうなんですか。I didn’t know that.
Eric: Actually you know what, I have a story. Early last year, I moved from Chiba to Tokyo and about 8 months later, I sort of noticed that I hadn’t been receiving the regular health insurance bills. So I went to the insurance section of the words, my New Ward City hall and they said that not only was I no longer member of the insurance since I had moved, but because I didn’t re-apply to the insurance system in Tokyo, I was actually without insurance for the full 8 months.
Naomi: 良かったですね。 You didn’t get sick during that 8 months.
Eric: Yeah thank goodness. Nothing happened right. Nothing happened in those 8 months but I asked the guy what would happen hypothetically if I had gone sick and he said, I would have to pay full price for any treatment. So keep that in mind if you are planning on moving or coming to Japan.
Naomi: 次は単語です。
Eric: On to the vocabulary.
VOCAB LIST
Eric: The first word is
Naomi: 予約
Eric: Reservation, appointment.
Naomi: (slow)よやく (natural speed)予約
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: 申します
Eric: To say, humble, to be called.
Naomi: (slow)もうします (natural speed)申します
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: 初めて
Eric: For the first time.
Naomi: (slow)はじめて (natural speed)初めて
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: 保険証
Eric: Insurance card.
Naomi: (slow)ほけんしょう (natural speed)保険証
Eric: And the last word is
Naomi: さっき
Eric: Some time ago, a while ago.
Naomi: (slow)さっき (natural speed)さっき
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Eric: So let’s take a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase we will look at is
Naomi: ロリーと申します。
Eric: I am Lori. Something, something と申します is a formal way to introduce your name. と is a particle and it marks quotation. 申します is a humble expression for to say. So what is the sample sentence on like?
Naomi: はじめまして。私は、水木一男と申します。
Eric: It’s a pleasure to meet you. My name is Kazuo Mizuki So this と申します is often used when you are meeting someone for the first time right?
Naomi: そうです。 So if I am meeting you for the first time, I would say はじめまして。私は直美と申します。
Eric: And then we would say よろしくお願いします to each other right?
Naomi: Yeah.
Eric: The next word we will look at is
Naomi: 初めて
Eric: For the first time. How do you say, is this your first time?
Naomi: 初めてですか? Just put ですか at the end of the sentence. 初めてですか?
Eric: Is this your first time in Tokyo?
Naomi: 東京は初めてですか?
Eric: Is this your first time having 牛丼 the Beef ball?
Naomi: 牛丼は初めてですか?
Eric: So basically you put the place or object at the beginning and follow it with は初めてですか. Is this your first time to be at a place or to try something? So again, is this your first time in Tokyo?
Naomi: 東京は初めてですか?
Eric: Is this your first time having a 牛丼 Beef ball?
Naomi: 牛丼は初めてですか?次は、文法です。
Eric: On to the grammar.

Lesson focus

Eric: In this lesson, we are going to review the usage of
Naomi: あります
Eric: And the past tense of the ます form of a verb. Both grammar points are covered in newbie series, season 4, Lesson 25. So what’s the first sentence we are looking at?
Naomi: 予約はありますか?
Eric: Do you have a reservation? All right, let’s break down this sentence.
Naomi: 予約
Eric: Reservation.
Naomi: は
Eric: Topic marking particle.
Naomi: あります
Eric: To exist, to have.
Naomi: か
Eric: Question marker. So literally we have reservation to exist question and you know, putting it into real English, it’s do you have a reservation?
Naomi: 予約はありますか?
Eric: In the dialogue we also had
Naomi: 保険証がありますか?
Eric: Do you have your insurance card? In an affirmative sentence, the particle が marks the object. However in a negative sentence or a yes/no question sentence, the object can be marked by either a が or a は. So the sentence
Naomi: 保険証がありますか?
Eric: Can also be asked
Naomi: 保険証はありますか?
Eric: And it will have the same meaning.
Naomi: はい。
Eric: The next grammar point we are reviewing is
Naomi: しました。見ました。食べました。
Eric: Did, saw, ate. To get the past tense of a verb, you change.
Naomi: ます
Eric: To
Naomi: ました
Eric: So to do is
Naomi: します
Eric: And did
Naomi: しました
Eric: How about to eat?
Naomi: 食べます
Eric: Ate.
Naomi: 食べました
Eric: And to see?
Naomi: 見ます
Eric: Saw.
Naomi: 見ました
Eric: In the vocabulary section, we learn the word
Naomi: 初めて
Eric: For the first time. How do you say I did something for the first time?
Naomi: You say 初めて and put the past tense of a verb. For example, 寿司を食べる。
Eric: Is to eat Sushi.
Naomi: 寿司を食べました。
Eric: I ate Sushi.
Naomi: So 初めて寿司を食べました would be
Eric: I ate Sushi for the first time.
Naomi: 初めて such and such ました。
Eric: I did such and such for the first time. How about I went to Kyoto for the first time?
Naomi: 初めて京都に行きました。
Eric: Naomi Sensei, do you have any recent 初めて experiences you want to share with us?
Naomi: 初めて experience. First time experience okay. 私は初めて宝塚を見ました。
Eric: You saw 宝塚 for the first time.
Naomi: はい。
Eric: For those of you who haven’t heard of 宝塚, it’s the sort of musical theater group performed only by women. Right it’s just interesting concept.
Naomi: そうね。
Eric: Developed by a Railroad mogul back early in the 20th century right. How was it?
Naomi: To be honest, it was a bit weird but it was an interesting experience.
Eric: What was weird about it? To see girls wearing suits and acting as men?
Naomi: Like old atmosphere.
Eric: Just like in general, you just walked in and you felt like you are in another world or something?
Naomi: So the audience was kind of unique.
Eric: Wow, so you were more impressed by the audience than you were with actual show?
Naomi: Right.
Eric: Wow! That’s really cool though. I mean, it’s kind of like in the old days where Shakespeare’s plays were performed only by men, but this is like the opposite concept.
Naomi: そうですね。 How about your 初めて experience, how about your first time experience?
Eric: Well I don’t have any recent experiences but something coming up yeah. This winter, 初めてスノーボードをします。
Naomi: This sounds exciting.
Eric: That’s right with our producer and director Yūki-san.
Naomi: そうね。
Eric: Yeah as we mentioned in the previous episode, he is a snowboard master. We weren’t making that up. He is really like a snowboard instructor and he is going to be teaching at some mountains. So we are going to go.
Naomi: はい。楽しみですね。
Eric: そうですね。Yeah I am looking forward to it.

Outro

Eric: So that does it for today but before we go, I want to tell you about a way to drastically improve your pronunciation.
Naomi: The voice recording tool.
Eric: Yeah the voice recording tool in the Premium learning center.
Naomi: Record your own voice with a click of a button.
Eric: And then play it back just as easily.
Naomi: So you record your voice and then listen to it.
Eric: And you can compare it to the native speakers.
Naomi: And adjust your pronunciation.
Eric: This will help you improve your pronunciation fast. See you next time.
Naomi: じゃ、また。

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JapanesePod101.comVerified
January 26th, 2009 at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san, don't forget to bring your insurance card! :mrgreen:

ルイス
October 2nd, 2019 at 10:38 am
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来年日本私は初めてに行きます。

JapanesePod101.comVerified
July 17th, 2019 at 11:41 am
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Hi Jojo,


Thank you very much for leaving a comment!

By following this lesson's grammer point, I think your sentence can be improved as follows:

日本語は勉強しますた

>> 日本語を勉強しました。


I hope this helps.


Sincerely,

Miki H

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Jojo
July 3rd, 2019 at 1:15 am
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日本語は勉強しますた

JapanesePod101.comVerified
October 6th, 2018 at 10:11 pm
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Konnichiwa, Thank you very much for all your comments!


@マイケル

Exactly! 👍👍


@Boris Dijk and Jemma

Thank you for letting us know. We will look into it. When you find any problems on lessons or site, Feel free to inquiry to contactus@japanesepod101.com anytime. 😉


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Jemma
October 2nd, 2018 at 9:03 am
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Hello,

As Boris Dijk said, the vocab video is missing.

Boris Dijk
September 14th, 2018 at 4:44 am
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video vocab: error 404 page not found.

マイケル
September 21st, 2017 at 5:43 am
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Is 申します a more polite version of 言います?


Thanks for your help!

JapanesePod101.comVerified
May 4th, 2017 at 4:02 pm
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こんにちは、Andyさん


私も箱根に行ったことがありますよ。

温泉も自然も素晴らしいですよね:smile:


Miki(美希)

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Andy
April 11th, 2017 at 2:23 pm
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先月、初めて、箱根に行きました

その温泉はとでも素晴らしいです。

JapanesePod101.comVerified
November 28th, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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Savannah san,

Konnichiwa.

Thank you for your post. どうもありがとうございます。:smile:

Yuki 由紀

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