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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Lori’s story, lesson 37. The most colorful Japanese. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to describe people or items using two or more adjectives.
Naomi: For example, 電車は安全で便利です (densha wa anzen de benri desu).
Eric: Trains are safe and convenient. Alright, this conversation takes place at
Naomi: ロリーさんのうち。(Rorī-san no uchi.)
Eric: Lori’s house. This conversation is between.
Naomi: ロリーさんと静さん。(Rorī-san to Shizuka-san.)
Eric: Lori and Shizuka. Okay so let’s listen.
DIALOGUE
(電話) (denwa)
ロリー (Rorī) : はい。もしもし。あ... 水木さん。こんばんは。... はい、行きました。いえ、遠くなかったです。... ええ、飲みました。はい、そうです。インフルエンザでした。... ありがとうございます。... はい、おやすみなさい。(Hai. Moshimoshi. A... Mizuki-san. Konbanwa. ... Hai, ikimashita. Ie, tōkunakatta desu. ... Ee, nomimashita. Hai, sō desu. Infuruenza deshita. ... Arigatō gozaimasu. ... Hai, oyasuminasai.)
(ドアベル) (doa beru)
ロリー (Rorī) : はーい。あ... 静さん。こんばんは。(Hāi. A... Shizuka-san. Konbanwa.)
静 (Shizuka) : ねぇ... りゅうさんは ロリーさんの 友だち?(Nee... Ryū-san wa Rorī-san no tomodachi?)
ロリー (Rorī) : ドリュウーさん...?(Doryū-san…?)
静 (Shizuka) : ほら、ハンサムで おしゃれで すてきな人。(Hora, hansamu de oshare de suteki na hito.)
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.)
(電話) (denwa)
ロリー (Rorī) : はい。もしもし。あ... 水木さん。こんばんは。... はい、行きました。いえ、遠くなかったです。... ええ、飲みました。はい、そうです。インフルエンザでした。... ありがとうございます。... はい、おやすみなさい。(Hai. Moshimoshi. A... Mizuki-san. Konbanwa. ... Hai, ikimashita. Ie, tōkunakatta desu. ... Ee, nomimashita. Hai, sō desu. Infuruenza deshita. ... Arigatō gozaimasu. ... Hai, oyasuminasai.)
ロリー (Rorī) : はーい。あ... 静さん。こんばんは。(Hāi. A... Shizuka-san. Konbanwa.)
静 (Shizuka) : ねぇ... りゅうさんは ロリーさんの 友だち?(Nee... Ryū-san wa Rorī-san no tomodachi?)
ロリー (Rorī) : ドリュウーさん...?(Doryū-san…?)
静 (Shizuka) : ほら、ハンサムで おしゃれで すてきな人。(Hora, hansamu de oshare de suteki na hito.)
今度は、英語が入ります。(Kondo wa, Eigo ga hairimasu.)
(電話) (denwa)
(Telephone)
ロリー (Rorī) : はい。もしもし。(Hai. Moshimoshi.)
LORI: Hello?
ロリー (Rorī) : あ... 水木さん。こんばんは。(A... Mizuki-san. Konbanwa.)
LORI: Oh, Mizuki-san. Good evening.
ロリー (Rorī) : … はい、行きました。(... Hai, ikimashita.)
LORI: ... Yes, I went.
ロリー (Rorī) : いえ、遠くなかったです。(Ie, tōkunakatta desu.)
LORI: It wasn't far.
ロリー (Rorī) : … ええ、飲みました。(... Ee, nomimashita.)
LORI: … Yes, I did drink some.
ロリー (Rorī) : はい、そうです。インフルエンザでした。(Hai, sō desu. Infuruenza deshita.)
LORI: That's right, I had the flu...
ロリー (Rorī) : … ありがとうございます。(... Arigatō gozaimasu.)
LORI: Thank you very much.
ロリー (Rorī) : … はい、おやすみなさい。(... Hai, oyasuminasai.)
LORI: ... Okay, good night.
(ドアベル) (doa beru)
(door bell)
ロリー (Rorī) : はーい。(Hāi.)
LORI: Coming!
ロリー (Rorī) : あ... 静さん。こんばんは。(A... Shizuka-san. Konbanwa.)
LORI: Oh, Shizuka-san. Good evening.
静 (Shizuka) : ねぇ...りゅうさんは ロリーさんの 友だち?(Nee... Ryū-san wa Rorī-san no tomodachi?)
SHIZUKA: Hey... is Ryu a friend of yours?
ロリー (Rorī) : ドリュウーさん...?(Doryū-san…?)
LORI: Drew...?
静 (Shizuka) : ほら、ハンサムで おしゃれで すてきな人。(Hora, hansamu de oshare de suteki na hito.)
SHIZUKA: You know, the nice, handsome, stylish guy.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Eric: Hey Naomi-sensei, was there a mistake in the dialogue?
Naomi: No.
Eric: Because they called Ryu as Drew?
Naomi: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Lori misunderstood.
Eric: Oh so she heard it Drew?
Naomi: うん。(Un.)
Eric: Even though it was Ryu.
Naomi: はい。(Hai.)
Eric: But Shizuka didn’t correct it?
Naomi: No, she is going to correct in the next lesson.
Eric: You always cliffhanger us, man! Can’t wait till the next one. By the way, the conversation at the beginning with Lori and someone was that Mizuki-san?
Naomi: そうです。水木さんですね。(Sō desu. Mizuki-san desu ne.)
Eric: Right. That was a one-sided conversation.
Naomi: Yeah. Mizuki-san’s line is not recorded.
Eric: But you can kind of guess what he is trying to say, right?
Naomi: そうですね。(Sō desu ne.)
Eric: So Naomi-sensei, can you tell us, fill in the blanks for us?
Naomi: Oh okay, so I will be Mr. Mizuki. So why don’t you read Lori’s line, Eric?
Eric: Some role playing ah?
Naomi: Um..
Eric: All right, let’s go.
Naomi: エリックさんはロリーさんです。(Erikku-san wa Rorī-san desu.)
Eric: なおみ先生は水木さんです。(Naomi-sensei wa Mizuki-san desu.)
Naomi: はい。じゃ、いきますね。(Hai. Ja, ikimasu ne.)
Eric: はい。もしもし。(Hai. Moshimoshi.)
Naomi: ロリーさん?水木です。(Rorī-san? Mizuki desu.)
Eric: あ、水木さん。こんばんは。(A, Mizuki-san. Konbanwa.)
Naomi: 病院に行きましたか。(Byōin ni ikimashita ka.) Did you go to the hospital?
Eric: はい、行きました。(Hai, ikimashita.)
Naomi: 遠かったですか。(Tōkatta desu ka.) Was it far?
Eric: いえ、遠くなかったです。(Ie, tōkunakatta desu.)
Naomi: 薬を飲みましたか。(Kusuri o nomimashita ka.) Did you take medicine?
Eric: ええ、飲みました。(Ee, nomimashita.)
Naomi: インフルエンザでしたか。(Infuruenza deshita ka.) Was it the flu?
Eric: はい、そうです。インフルエンザでした。(Hai, sō desu. Infuruenza deshita.)
Naomi: あ~、お大事に。(Ā, o-daiji ni.) Please take care.
Eric: ありがとうございました。(Arigatō gozaimashita.)
Naomi: じゃ、おやすみなさい。(Ja, oyasuminasai.)
Eric: はい。おやすみなさい。(Hai. Oyasuminasai.)
Naomi: You copied Ushijima-san. You copied Lori.
Eric: Yes, did you catch that? So on to the vocabulary.
Naomi: 次は、単語です。(Tsugi wa, tango desu.)
VOCAB LIST
Eric: The first phrase is
Naomi: こんばんは (konbanwa)
Eric: Good evening.
Naomi: (slow) こんばんは (konbanwa) (natural speed) こんばんは (konbanwa)
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: 遠い (tōi)
Eric: Far, distant.
Naomi: (slow) とおい (tōi) (natural speed) 遠い (tōi)
Eric: The next phrase is
Naomi: おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai)
Eric: Goodnight.
Naomi: (slow) おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai) (natural speed) おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai)
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: 友達 (tomodachi)
Eric: Friend.
Naomi: (slow) ともだち (tomodachi) (natural speed) 友達 (tomodachi)
Eric: And the next word is
Naomi: ハンサム (hansamu)
Eric: Handsome.
Naomi: (slow) ハンサム (hansamu) (natural speed) ハンサム (hansamu)
Eric: And the last word is
Naomi: おしゃれ (oshare)
Eric: Stylish, smartly dressed.
Naomi: (slow) おしゃれ (oshare) (natural speed) おしゃれ (oshare)
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Eric: Let’s look at some of these words. What’s the first one we are going to look at?
Naomi: 飲みます (nomimasu)
Eric: To drink or to take medicine.
Naomi: 薬を飲みます (kusuri o nomimasu)
Eric: Literally, I will drink medicine but of course it means I will take medicine.
Naomi: You never say I drink medicine in English.
Eric: Well if the medicine is a liquid, yeah you could say it.
Naomi: あ~、そうなんだ。(Ā, sō nan da.)
Eric: But usually medicine is like a pill or something and it’s in a different form.
Naomi: Yeah, we use 飲みます (nomimasu) for take medicine.
Eric: Right for any type of medicine, right, for liquid medicine or for pills.
Naomi: はい。(Hai.)
Eric: The next phrase is
Naomi: おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai)
Eric: And おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai) is a phrase which corresponds to goodnight or sleep tight. おやすみなさい (oyasuminasai) is a formal expression but between friends, you would say
Naomi: おやすみ (oyasumi)
Eric: On to the grammar.
Naomi: 次は、文法です。(Tsugi wa, bunpō desu.)

Lesson focus

Eric: In this lesson, you are going to learn how to describe people or items using more than two adjectives and we are going to review な (na) ending adjectives. and Naomi-sensei and I recorded a list of na-adjectives in a bonus track. So check it out at japanesepod101.com. First introduce just two na-adjectives.
Naomi: おしゃれ (oshare)
Eric: Stylish.
Naomi: ハンサム (hansamu)
Eric: Handsome. So some English adjectives can be used as na-adjectives in Japanese.
Naomi: For example, リッチな人 (ritchi na hito)
Eric: A rich person.
Naomi: エレガントな人 (ereganto na hito)
Eric: Elegant person. So remember, when an na-adjective comes before a noun, you need to put な (na) between the adjective and the noun. So how do you say, a stylish person?
Naomi: おしゃれな人 (oshare na hito)
Eric: Handsome person.
Naomi: ハンサムな人 (hansamu na hito)
Eric: How about a stylish and handsome person?
Naomi: おしゃれでハンサムな人 (oshare de hansamu na hito)
Eric: おしゃれで (oshare de) is like stylish and – so that で (de) works as the sort of a glue, right? Na-adjectives that precede another adjective have to be in で (de) form. So おしゃれ (oshare) becomes
Naomi: おしゃれで (oshare de)
Eric: So how do you say a rich and elegant person?
Naomi: リッチでエレガントな人 (ritchi de ereganto na hito)
Eric: The rule of this conjugation is explained in the lesson notes. So please don’t forget to download the PDF.
Naomi: じゃあ、エリックさん。(Jā, Erikku-san.) How do you say stylish, handsome, rich and elegant person?
Eric: おしゃれで、ハンサムで、リッチで、エレガントな人。(Oshare de, hansamu de, ritchi de, ereganto na hito.)
Naomi: う〜ん、いいですね。(Ūn, ii desu ne.)
Eric: Do you know such a person?
Naomi: Unfortunately no. Do you?
Eric: Yeah, she is sitting right across to me.
Naomi: あ~、え?あたし?(Ā, e? Atashi?)

Outro

Eric: Well that does it for today. I will see you guys next time.
Naomi: じゃ、また。(Ja, mata.)

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March 23rd, 2009 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, describe your friends and family with two or more adjectives!

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February 12th, 2021 at 12:00 AM
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こんにちは Olenaさん


コメントありがとうございます!

Your sentences are correct 😉👍


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Olena
January 13th, 2021 at 04:50 AM
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たにゃさんは丁寧で素敵です❣

ジュリアさんは元気で静かです。

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February 22nd, 2020 at 07:51 AM
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Monica (モニカ)さん


コメントありがとうございます😄

You’re right. I’ve just reported this issue to my team so that they can fix it right away.

Thank you so much for letting us know and I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

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Monica (モニカ)
February 20th, 2020 at 01:26 AM
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Konnichiwa JapanesePod 101 team!


I wanted to let you know that when you are looking at the english translation, the audio does not match up.

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January 25th, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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Hi pamela Maio,


Thank you for your comment!

"na adjective" is adjectives that end with "na."

For instance, "kirei-na" (pretty), "odayaka-na" (calm), or "shinsei-na" (holy) and they are followed by a noun.👍

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pamela Maio
January 10th, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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What is a na adjective?

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September 14th, 2019 at 05:20 AM
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ソフィ―ヤさん、


コメントをありがとうございます。

これからも、ご家族を大切にしてくださいね!


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August 4th, 2019 at 09:49 PM
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私の家族は大切で優しいです


My family is Important and kind :)

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October 25th, 2018 at 04:39 AM
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Hi Rei,


Thank you very much for the comment! Glad to hear Naomi-sensei's explanation was helpful in the lesson.


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Rei
October 10th, 2018 at 01:55 AM
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I'm glad that Naomi 先生 filled in with what 水木さんsaid on the phone, otherwise the missing parts sounded like wa wa... wa wa wa...;)