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Eric: Welcome to japanesepod101.com. Newbie series, season 4, Lori’s Story, Lesson 50. Taking care of business in Japanese. Hi my name is Eric and I am joined here by Naomi Sensei.
Naomi: こんにちは、皆さん。 Hello everyone. I am Naomi.
Eric: With us, you will learn to speak Japanese with fun and effective lessons.
Naomi: よろしくお願いします。
Eric: よろしくお願いします。In this lesson, we will say goodbye for real this time.
Naomi: Such as お元気で。
Eric: Take care of yourself and this time, we will go back to where it all began.
Naomi: 空港。
Eric: At the airport and the conversation is between
Naomi: 水木さん、静さん、それからロリーさんです。
Eric: Mr. Mizuki, Shizuka and Lori and until the very end, they have been speaking in
Naomi: Formal Japanese.
Eric: Now before we listen to the conversation
Naomi: We want to ask
Eric: Do you read the lesson notes while you listen
Naomi: We received an email about the study tip.
Eric: So we were just wondering if you tried and if so
Naomi: What do you think of it?
Eric: Just leave us some feedback in the comments section of this lesson. Okay let’s listen.
ロリー: 水木さん、静さん、色々お世話になりました。
静: こちらこそ。毎日、楽しかったです。メールしますね。
水木: また、会いましょう。
ロリー: はい。また日本に来ます。皆さん、お元気で。
水木: ロリーさんもお元気で。
ロリー: 本当にありがとうございました。じゃあ、また。...あ、あれ?パスポートがありません。
水木: ええ?
ロリー: 水木さん、静さん、色々お世話になりました。
静: こちらこそ。毎日、楽しかったです。メールしますね。
水木: また、会いましょう。
ロリー: はい。また日本に来ます。皆さん、お元気で。
水木: ロリーさんもお元気で。
ロリー: 本当にありがとうございました。じゃあ、また。...あ、あれ?パスポートがありません。
水木: ええ?
(At the airport)
ロリー: 水木さん、静さん、色々お世話になりました。
LORI : Mizuki, Shizuka, thank you for everything.
静: こちらこそ。毎日、楽しかったです。
SHIZUKA : No, thank you. Every day was so much fun.
I’ll email you.
水木: また、会いましょう。
MIZUKI : Let’s meet again.
ロリー: はい。また日本に来ます。
LORI : Oh yes, I’ll be coming back to Japan.
Take care of yourselves.
水木: ロリーさんもお元気で。
MIZUKI : You too, Lori.
ロリー: 本当にありがとうございました。
LORI : Really, thank you for everything.
Well, see you then...
Oh... Oh no! I don’t have my passport.
水木: ええ?
MIZUKI : What?
Eric: Naomi Sensei.
Naomi: はい。
Eric: This is ridiculous. Lori is leaving, it’s all emotional and heartfelt and then she lost her passport.
Naomi: そうですね。 Yeah she was saying パスポートがありません。 Oh no! my passport is gone.
Eric: Right it literally means there is no passport. You know, but it’s obvious that she is talking about herself. So you know, I don’t have my passport or I lost my passport or it’s not here, whichever one but it doesn’t necessarily mean that she lost it right? She just can’t find it right now.
Naomi: はい。
Eric: But this is it Naomi Sensei, Lori is leaving Japan.
Naomi: そうですね。
Eric: It was an eventful time for her you know with getting lost in Matsumoto. Catching the flu, getting cheated on by her boyfriend, riding a bus with samurai, at least she wasn’t bored.
Naomi: 良かったですね。
Eric: On to the vocabulary.
Naomi: 次は、単語です。
Eric: First we have a phrase.
Naomi: お元気で
Eric: Take care.
Naomi: (slow)おげんきで (natural speed) お元気で
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: パスポート
Eric: Passport.
Naomi: (slow)パスポート (natural speed) パスポート
Eric: And next is a phrase.
Naomi: こちらこそ。
Eric: Same here.
Naomi: (slow)こちらこそ (natural speed) こちらこそ
Eric: The next word is
Naomi: メール
Eric: Email
Naomi: (slow)メール (natural speed) メール
Eric: And the last word is
Naomi: 色々
Eric: Various, na adjective.
Naomi: (slow)いろいろ (natural speed) 色々
Eric: Let’s take a look at some of these words. What’s the first word?
Naomi: こちらこそ。
Eric: Same here. You too, right back at you. Right? こちらこそ is a phrase that means same here or you too and it’s used to return kind words that someone said to you.
Naomi: そうですね。 I think the English same here is pretty casual right but Japanese こちらこそ can be used both formal and informal situation.
Eric: よろしくお願いします is nice to meet you. So if somebody says よろしくお願いします you can reply with
Naomi: こちらこそよろしくお願いします or you can just say こちらこそ。
Eric: All right. So what’s another phrase what we have?
Naomi: また会いましょう。
Eric: Let’s meet again.
Naomi: また means again and 会いましょう means let’s meet.
Eric: 会いましょう is the volitional form of 会います to meet. The usage of ましょう is covered in newbie series season 4, lesson 42 and lesson 48. So go over those lessons if you need a review and finally we have
Naomi: お元気で
Eric: Take care of yourself or take care of yourselves.
Naomi: お is honorific prefix. 元気 means healthy or well or fine. It’s a na adjective and で is a particle.
Eric: I just translated お元気 as take care of yourself but unlike the English take care of yourself, お元気で is often used when saying goodbye to someone you probably won’t see for a long time or maybe not ever again. This phrase has more of a permanent feeling to it.
Naomi: The original phrase was お元気でいてください。
Eric: Be in good health or stay healthy.
Naomi: But いてください please stay or please be is omitted. 次は、文法です。
Eric: On to the grammar.

Lesson focus

Eric: So as you likely noticed, the focus of this lesson is farewell phrases. When saying farewell, you probably want to reminisce about the past. So let’s review the past tense.
Naomi: そうですね。復習しましょう。
Eric: To make a verb past tense, take the masu-stem of the verb and replace with ました。
Naomi: 行きます。
Eric: To go
Naomi: Becomes 行きました。
Eric: Went.
Naomi: お世話になります。
Eric: Please take good care of me
Naomi: Becomes お世話になりました。
Eric: You took care of me and for い adjectives, take away the final い and add かったです。
Naomi: 楽しいです becomes 楽しかったです。
Eric: It was fun. In the dialogue, what did we have?
Naomi: 楽しかったです。
Eric: It was fun, I had fun. Yeah it’s a really useful phrase to let someone know that you’ve enjoyed yourself.
Naomi: そうですね。
Eric: What else do we have in the dialogue?
Naomi: 色々お世話になりました。
Eric: Thank you for everything.
Naomi: 色々 means various.
Eric: Right.
Naomi: お世話になりました I was taking care of or you took care of me.
Eric: So literally you took care of me in many ways.
Naomi: そうですね。
Eric: It’s equivalent to the English, thank you for everything. This phrase is used towards people who have done a lot for you or have otherwise supported you in some way. By using this phrase, you can express gratitude towards everything that you have done. So let’s practice Naomi Sensei.
Naomi: はい。
Eric: You are at the airport with your host family and it’s boarding time but before you get on the plane, you want to say thanks for everything.
Naomi: お世話になりました。
Eric: I had a lot of fun.
Naomi: とても楽しかったです。
Eric: And then your host mother says, we had a great time too.
Naomi: こちらこそ。
Eric: Email us.
Naomi: メールくださいね。
Eric: And of course, in response, you can say.
Naomi: はい。メールします。また会いましょう。お元気で。
Eric: Yes I will. Let’s meet again. Please take care and to all of you who listened to Lori’s Story, thank you so much for tuning in and listening to Lori’s misadventures.
Naomi: 本当にありがとうございました。


Eric: You are now ready for the beginner series. So go to japanesepod101.com and jump in and if you want a Full-on-dramatic emotional farewell speech complete with fake crying from Naomi Sensei, just listen to the ending of Lori’s Story Lesson 25. We really thought that was the last episode.
Naomi: そうそうそう。
Eric: All right, by the way. So for now, お元気で。
Naomi: お元気で、皆さん。さようなら。


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Mina-san, this is the end of Newbie series season 4. Using what you've learned this season, how would you say goodbye to Eric-san and Naomi-sensei?

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In lesson 25 I think, it was said that there is a track with all the vocabulary/dialogs from the season.

Where is it? it will be very helpful for reviewing the season's material

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March 19th, 2016 at 06:28 AM
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Eric sensei, Naomi sensei, this lesson was interesting and fun. In fact this series was amazing wasn't it.

Thank you.


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エリック先生、なおみ先生、今日は、(Eric sensei Naomi sensei hello)

レッスンどうもありがとうございました。(Thank you very much for the lessons)

すばらしかったです!(These lessons have been wonderful)


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