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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Japanese learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Brandon: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “How is it?” for food. In Japanese this is
Kaori: どうですか。
(Doudesuka.)
Brandon: The first word in the question is
Kaori: どう
(dou)
Brandon: meaning “how” in English.
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) どう
(dou)
Brandon: Listen again and repeat.
Kaori: どう
(dou)
{Pause}
Brandon: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Kaori: です
(desu)
Brandon: sentence ending particle meaning something like “is.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) です
(desu)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kaori: です
(desu)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kaori: どう です
(dou desu)
{pause}
Brandon: And next
Kaori: か
(ka)
Brandon: question marking particle
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) か
(ka)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kaori: か
(ka)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kaori: どう です か
(dou desu ka)
{pause}
Brandon: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How is it?” for foods.
Kaori: とてもおいしいです。
(totemo oishii desu.)
Brandon: "It's delicious.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kaori: (Slow) とてもおいしいです。
(totemo oishii desu.)
{pause}
Brandon: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Kaori: とても
(totemo)
Brandon: means “very.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) とても
(totemo)
Brandon: Now repeat
Kaori: とても
(totemo)
{Pause}
Brandon: And after that
Kaori: おいしいです。
(oisidesu)
Brandon: meaning ‘delicious’, or ‘It’s delicious.’
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) おいしいです。
(oisidesu)
Brandon: Now repeat.
Kaori: おいしいです。
(oisidesu)
{Pause}
Brandon: Listen to the speaker say, “It's very delicious,” and then repeat.
Kaori: とてもおいしいです。
{pause}
Brandon: Now say, ‘It’s spicy.’
Kaori: 辛いです。
(からいです。 karaidesu.)
Brandon: It’s spicy.
Kaori: (slow) 辛いです。
Kaori: (regular) 辛いです。
Brandon: Listen to the phrase again.
Kaori: 辛いです。(からいです。 Karai desu.)
Brandon: Now say, “It’s sour.”
Kaori: すっぱいです。(suppaidesu)
Brandon: It’s sour
Kaori: (slow) すっぱいです。
Kaori: (regular) すっぱいです。
Brandon: Now say, ‘It’s bitter.’
Kaori: 苦いです。
(にがいです。 nigaidesu.)
Brandon: It’s bitter
Kaori: (slow) 苦いです。
Kaori: (regular) 苦いです。
QUIZ
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Japan and someone asks you your opinion on the food you're eating. You want to say ‘it's delicious’. Respond to the question.
Kaori: どうですか。(Doudesuka.)
(five seconds)
Kaori: とてもおいしいです。
Brandon: Now, you want to say it's spicy. Respond to the question.
Kaori: どうですか。(Doudesuka.)
(five seconds)
Kaori: 辛いです。(からいです。 Karai desu.)
Brandon: you want to say it's sour. Answer the speaker's question.
Kaori: どうですか。(Doudesuka.)
(five seconds)
Kaori: すっぱいです。(Suppai desu.)
Brandon: You want to say it's bitter. Respond to the question.
Kaori: どうですか。(Doudesuka.)
(five seconds)
Kaori: 苦いです。(にがいです。 Nigai desu.)
Brandon: Now you want to know what -that- person thinks of the meal. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Kaori: どうですか。
(Doudesuka.)
{pause}

Outro

Brandon: This is the end of Lesson 10

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May 19th, 2014 at 06:30 PM
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How is the Japanese food Listeners? *Try answering in Japanese!

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October 22nd, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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こんにちは、Emmaさん

コメントありがとうございます!


そうですか。辛いものがすきですか?


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Emma
October 14th, 2017 at 05:18 AM
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辛いです (its spicy!)

JapanesePod101.com Verified
June 25th, 2015 at 10:55 AM
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Seth san,

こんにちは。

にがいは「Bitter」です。

If you have unknown words, online translation would help you. :wink:

https://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=TT


Yuki 由紀

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Seth
June 22nd, 2015 at 05:17 AM
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にがいは何ですか? はいでも、 英語にわかりません

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April 19th, 2015 at 04:06 PM
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ナターシャさん、

こんにちは。

そうですか。フランスのかたですね。

I have another question means ‘もうひとつ しつもんが あります.’

食 means food, meal and eclipse and りょうり means cooking and food.

Japanese food is called both にほんしょく and にほんりょうり.

Yuki 由紀

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ナターシャ
April 15th, 2015 at 06:30 AM
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こんにちは,


フランス人 です.

I have another question (by the way, how would you say this ?)

What is the différence between 食 and りょうり ?

Thank you ^^

JapanesePod101.com Verified
April 7th, 2015 at 08:33 PM
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ナターシャ

Konnichiwa.

I see.

Could you please tell me where you are from if you don’t mind?

Yuki 由紀

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ナターシャ
April 7th, 2015 at 05:41 AM
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Hi,


日本食は,あまいです.


When I went to Japan, it tasted as if there was a little bit of sugar in every dish, even omelette (which was kind of weird to me as we only put salt in omelettes in my country).

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June 12th, 2014 at 08:38 AM
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Annaさん こんにちは。

The lesson audio is fixed now.

Please check it out. :)


Motoko

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June 7th, 2014 at 02:53 PM
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Maymoona san,


I didn’t like it means “私はそれが好きではありませんでした”.

You can say that to close friend however, when you would like to say that in a roundabout way, you can say “それはちょっと…。”


Yuki 由紀

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