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INTRODUCTION
Janet: 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

Janet: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you like Japanese food?” In Japanese this is
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.)
Janet: The first word in the question is
Kaori: 日本食
(にんほんしょく nihonshoku)
Janet: meaning “Japanese food” in English.
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) 日本食
(にんほんしょく nihonshoku)
Janet: Listen again and repeat.
Kaori: 日本食
(にんほんしょく nihonshoku)
{Pause}
Janet: 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: が
(ga)
Janet: In this case, a particle that marks the object of “like”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) が
(ga)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: が
(ga)
{Pause}
Janet: Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Kaori: 日本食が
(にほんしょく が nihonshoku ga)
{pause}
Janet: And next
Kaori: 好きです
(すきです sukidesu)
Janet: meaning “to like”.
Kaori: 好きです
(すきです sukidesu)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: 好きです
(すきです sukidesu)
{Pause}
Janet: Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Kaori: 日本食 が 好きです
(nihonshoku ga sukidesu)
{pause}
Janet: And after that
Kaori: か
(ka)
Janet: question marking particle.
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) か
(ka)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: か
(ka)
{Pause}
Janet: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょく が すき です か。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.)
{pause}
Janet: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you like Japanese food?”
Kaori: はい、特に寿司が好きです。
(はい、とくにすしがすきです。 Hai, tokuni sushi ga suki desu.)
Janet: "Yes, I especially like Sushi.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Kaori: (Slow) はい、特に寿司が好きです。
(はい、とくにすしがすきです。 Hai, tokuni sushi ga suki desu.)
{pause}
Janet: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Kaori: はい
(hai)
Janet: meaning “yes.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) はい
(hai)
Janet: Now repeat
Kaori: はい
(hai)
{Pause}
Janet: And next
Kaori: 特に
(とくに tokuni)
Janet: meaning “especially.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) 特に
(とくに tokuni)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: 特に
(とくに tokuni)
{Pause}
Janet: And after that
Kaori: 寿司
(すし sushi)
meaning “sushi.” or “Japanese raw fish.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) 寿司
(すし sushi)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: 寿司
(すし sushi)
{Pause}
Janet: Next is
Kaori: が
(ga)
Janet: object-marking particle
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) が
(ga)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: が
(ga)
{Pause}
Janet: And next
Kaori: 好きです。
(すきです。 sukidesu.)
Janet: meaning “to like.”
Kaori: (Slow, by syllable) 好きです。
(すきです。 sukidesu.)
Janet: Now repeat.
Kaori: 好きです。
(すきです。 sukidesu.)
Janet: Listen to the speaker say, “Yes, I especially like Sushi.,” and then repeat.
Kaori: はい、特に寿司が好きです。
(はい、とくにすしがすきです。 Hai, tokuni sushi ga suki desu.)
{pause}
Janet: To expand on the pattern, replace “Sushi” with “Takoyaki.” “octopus dumplings.”
Kaori: たこ焼き
(たこやき takoyaki)
Janet: Takoyaki, octopus dumplings
Kaori: (slow) たこ焼き
(たこやき takoyaki) (regular) たこ焼き
(たこやき takoyaki)
Janet: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Takoyaki”
Kaori: はい、特にたこ焼きが好きです。
(はい、とくにたこやきがすきです。 Hai, tokuni takoyaki ga suki desu.)
Janet: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “sushi” with “takoyaki”. Say “Yes, I especially like takoyaki.”
{pause}
Kaori: はい、特にたこ焼きが好きです。
(はい、とくにたこやきがすきです。 Hai, tokuni takoyaki ga suki desu.)
Janet: To use a different phrase, replace “Takoyaki” with “Shabushabu.”, thin boiled slices of meat with vegetables
Kaori: しゃぶしゃぶ
(shabushabu)
Janet: Shabushabu, thin boiled slices of meat with vegetables
Kaori: (slow) しゃぶしゃぶ(shabushabu)
(regular) しゃぶしゃぶ(shabushabu)
Janet: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Shabushabu”
Kaori: はい、特にしゃぶしゃぶが好きです。
(はい、とくにしゃぶしゃぶがすきです。 Hai, tokuni shabushabu ga suki desu.)
Janet: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the “Takoyaki” with “Shabushabu”. Say “Yes, I especially like Shabushabu.”
{pause}
Kaori: はい、特にしゃぶしゃぶが好きです。
(はい、とくにしゃぶしゃぶがすきです。 Hai, tokuni shabushabu ga suki desu.)
Janet: To use a different phrase, replace “Shabushabu” with “Ramen noodles”.
Kaori: ラーメン
(ramen)
Janet: Ramen noodles
Kaori: (slow) ラーメン(ramen)
(regular) ラーメン(ramen)
Janet: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Ramen noodles.”
Kaori: はい、特にラーメンが好きです。
(はい、とくにラーメンがすきです。 Hai, tokuni ramen ga suki desu.)
Janet: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “Shabushabu” with “Ramen noodles”. Say “Yes, I especially like Ramen noodles.”
{pause}
Kaori: はい、特にラーメンが好きです。
(はい、とくにラーメンがすきです。 Hai, tokuni ramen ga suki desu.)
Janet: To say "no" to this question, in a simple way, just say:
Kaori: いいえ、好きじゃないです。
(すきじゃないです。 sukijya nai desu.)
Janet: Which is like saying “No, I don’t like.” in English. Let’s listen to the question and the answer together.
Kaori: (Slowly) いいえ、好きじゃないです。
(すきじゃないです。 sukijya nai desu.)
Janet: And one more time at normal speed:
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
Kaori: いいえ、好きじゃないです。
(すきじゃないです。 sukijya nai desu.)
QUIZ
Janet: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Japan and someone asks you if you like Japanese food. You want to answer that you like Sushi. Respond to the question.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.) (five seconds) はい、特に寿司が好きです。
(はい、とくにすしがすきです。 Hai, tokuni sushi ga suki desu.)
Janet: Now you want to say that you like Takoyaki, octopus dumplings. Respond to the question.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.) (five seconds) はい、特にたこやきが好きです。
(はい、とくにたこやきがすきです。 Hai, tokuni takoyaki ga suki desu.)
Janet: You want to say that you like Shabushabu, boiled thin slices of meat with vegetables. Answer the speaker's question.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.) (five seconds) はい、特にしゃぶしゃぶが好きです。
(はい、とくにしゃぶしゃぶがすきです。Hai, tokuni shabushabu ga suki desu.)
Janet: You want to say that you like Ramen noodles. Respond to the question.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.) (five seconds) はい、特にラーメンが好きです。
(はい、とくにらーめんがすきです。 Hai, tokuni ramen ga suki desu.)
Janet: Now you want to ask someone if they like Japanese food. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.)
{pause}
Janet: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Kaori: 日本食が好きですか。
(にほんしょくがすきですか。 Nihonshoku ga suki desu ka.)
{pause}

Outro

Janet: This is the end of Lesson 9

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you like Japanese Food?!

JapanesePod101.com
October 25th, 2018 at 4:55 am
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Hi Lina,

Thank you for posting a comment!

Oh, if you eat ramen, I'm sure you will like it!

Japanese ramen is great!


Sincerely,

Miki H

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Lina
October 7th, 2018 at 7:37 pm
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I have never eaten but..

はい、特 ラメントが大好きです ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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October 14th, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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Thank you for your comments, everyone!


>こんにちは、Selinaさん

たこ焼きおいしいですよね!


>こんにちは、Carmen Robertsonさん

北海道はスープカレーで有名ですよね。私も大好きです!


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Carmen Robertson
October 7th, 2017 at 7:47 pm
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はい, 私の大好きな日本食はスープカレーです。初めて食べてみた時, 北海道札幌市に住んでいました。すごく美味しかった! 皆さんはすぐ, 食べてみてくださいね!

Selina
October 7th, 2017 at 5:38 am
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はい特にたこ焼きが好きです?

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October 17th, 2016 at 8:03 am
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キッドさん、

こんにちは。:smile:

わかりました。

わたしもラーメンがすきですよ。

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キッド
October 7th, 2016 at 12:37 pm
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ラーメンが大好きです!

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July 28th, 2015 at 8:39 am
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asuka08

Konnichiwa.

Douitashimashite.

You are welcome.

As you said ‘tabe’is part of taberu.

Ta comes from verb te-form and koto is a nominalizer.

If you provide me with sample sentences, I can explain more.

Yuki 由紀

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asuka08
July 27th, 2015 at 12:21 am
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hmm one more thing... what does tabetakoto mean? I know tabe is eat but takoto... I'm sorry for the trouble..

asuka08
July 27th, 2015 at 12:16 am
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arigato gozaimasu :thumbsup: