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INTRODUCTION
Tomoyuki: こんにちは、トモユキです。
Jessi: Jessi here. Upper Beginner, season 1, lesson 8 - What is Allowed in a Japanese Theater.このレッスンでは何を勉強しますか? What are you going to learn in this lesson?
Tomoyuki: はい。「お断りいたします」というフレーズを勉強します。
You'll learn the usage of the phrase お断りいたします.
Jessi: どこでの会話ですか? Where does this lesson's conversation take place?
Tomoyuki: はい。これは劇場です。ユウナさんとダイチ君が舞台を見に行っています。
Jessi: At a theater. Yūna and Daichi go to a theater to see a play.
Tomoyuki: 劇場でアナウンスがあります。どんなことを言っているのでしょうか。
Jessi: You'll hear an announcement at the theater. Please listen to the dialogue.
DIALOGUE
Daichi: へえ〜。ユウナの姉ちゃん女優なの?
Yūna: うん。来週、舞台あるけど行く?
Daichi: 行く!行く!
(at a theater)
Announce: 本日は、ご来場、誠にありがとうございます。
開演の前に、お客様にお願いいたします。
喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は、固くお断りいたします。
また、携帯電話はお切りください。
(buzzer)
間もなく、開演でございます。
Daichi: 楽しみだな。で、ユウナの姉ちゃんは何の役なの?
Yūna: 通行人1。
Jessi: Now listen to the dialogue once without sound effects.
Daichi: へえ〜。ユウナの姉ちゃん女優なの?
Yūna: うん。来週、舞台あるけど行く?
Daichi: 行く!行く!
(at a theater)
Announce: 本日は、ご来場、誠にありがとうございます。
開演の前に、お客様にお願いいたします。
喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は、固くお断りいたします。
また、携帯電話はお切りください。
(buzzer)
間もなく、開演でございます。
Daichi: 楽しみだな。で、ユウナの姉ちゃんは何の役なの?
Yūna: 通行人1。
Jessi: Now listen to the dialogue with the English translation.
Daichi: へえ〜。ユウナの姉ちゃん女優なの?
Jessi: Wow. Yūna, your big sis is an actress?
Yūna: うん。来週、舞台あるけど行く?
Jessi: Yeah. Next week she's in a play. Do you want to go?
Daichi: 行く!行く!
Jessi: I want to go! I want to go!
(at a theater)
Announce: 本日はご来場、誠にありがとうございます。
Jessi: Thank you very much for your patronage today.
Announce: 開演の前に、お客様にお願いいたします。
Jessi: Before the play begins, we have a kind request for our guests.
Announce: 喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は固くお断りいたします。
Jessi: Smoking, photography, audio recording, and video recording are strictly prohibited.
Announce: また、携帯電話はお切りください。
Jessi: Furthermore, please turn off your mobile phones.
Announce: 間もなく、開演でございます。
Jessi: The play will begin shortly.
Daichi: 楽しみだな。
Jessi: I'm looking forward to this.
Daichi: で、ユウナの姉ちゃんは何の役なの?
Jessi: So, Yūna, what part's your big sis playing?
Yūna: 通行人1。
Jessi: Passerby 1.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Tomoyuki: ジェシーさんは、舞台を見に行ったりしますか? Do you sometimes go to see a play?
Jess: はい!たまに行きます。映画館でも今回のアナウンスと似たアナウンスをよく聞きますよね。
In movie theaters too, you hear announcements like this, right?
Tomoyuki: そうですね。映画館だと「NO MORE 映画どろぼう!」というCMが流れますね。
Jessi: あ〜!ありますね。
Tomoyuki: はい。
Jessi: There's a commercial that is played before movies in Japan to warn against video recording, and the main slogan is ノーモア映画どろぼう!
NO MORE, from English, 映画, movie, and then どろぼう, thief. So, "no more movie thieves", or something like that. (笑)
The commercial itself is kind of funny, too.
Tomoyuki: そうですね。頭がカメラの形をした男の人が、怪しい踊りを踊っているんですね(笑)
Jessi: そうですね(笑) The person in the commercial has a head of a video camera, and he looks pretty あやしい or suspicious. (笑) 面白いですね。
Tomoyuki: はい。面白いですね。
Jessi: はい。
Tomoyuki: では、単語を確認しましょう。
VOCAB LIST
Jessi: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
Jessi: The first word we’ll look at is:
Tomoyuki: 喫煙 [natural native speed]
Jessi: smoking
Tomoyuki: 喫煙 [slowly - broken down by syllable]、喫煙 [natural native speed]
Jessi: Next word is:
Tomoyuki: 断る [natural native speed]
Jessi: to refuse, reject
Tomoyuki: 断る [slowly - broken down by syllable]、断る [natural native speed]
Jessi: Next word is:
Tomoyuki: 録画 [natural native speed]
Jessi: videotape, video recording
Tomoyuki: 録画 [slowly - broken down by syllable]、録画 [natural native speed]
Jessi: Next word is:
Tomoyuki: 録音 [natural native speed]
Jessi: (audio)recording
Tomoyuki: 録音 [slowly - broken down by syllable]、録音 [natural native speed]
Jessi: The last word is:
Tomoyuki: 固く [natural native speed]
Jessi: firmly, strictly ; Adv
Tomoyuki: 固く [slowly - broken down by syllable]、固く [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Jessi: Let's take a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.What are we looking at first?
Tomoyuki: 間もなく(まもなく)
Jessi: "shortly" "soon"
Tomoyuki: 間(ま)は「あいだ」という意味ですね。だから、「間もなく」は「あいだを置かないで」とか「すぐに」という意味です。
Jessi: "ま" means "time," "interval," or "space." So "間もなく" literally means "without any interval" or "without time", and it means "soon" or "before long" in natural English.
Tomoyuki: これはアナウンスでよく聞きますね。
Jessi: そうですね。Can we hear a sentence from the dialogue?
Tomoyuki: 間もなく、開演でございます。
Jessi: "The play will begin shortly."
Tomoyuki: 「すぐに始まります」という意味です。
Jessi: はい。次の単語はなんですか?What are we looking at next?
Tomoyuki: 録音
Jessi: "audio recording" If you look at the Kanji. The meaning is pretty obvious, isn't it?
Tomoyuki: そうですね。
Jessi: The first Kanji, 録(ろく)means "recording". And the following Kanji means "sound"
Tomoyuki: はい。だから、「録音」は "sound recording" "audio recording"という意味です。
Jessi: There's another vocabulary that starts with the same Kanji 録 in the dialogue, isn't there?
Tomoyuki: Right.That's 録画.
Jessi: 録画 means "video recording".録(ろく)"recording", followed by the kanji "画(が)"meaning "picture."
Tomoyuki: じゃ、復習しましょうか。
Jessi: Good idea! OK, listeners, how do you say "audio recording"?
Tomoyuki: (wait for 5 sec.) The answer is 録音
Jessi: 録音- "audio recording". How do you say "video recording" then?
Tomoyuki: (wait for 5 sec.) The answer is 録画
Jessi: 録画- "video recording" .
Tomoyuki: では、文法を勉強しましょう。
Jessi: OK, on to the grammar.

Lesson focus

Jessi: The focus of this lesson is listening to an announcement at a theater.
In this grammar section, you'll learn how to warn people not to do something in an extra formal situation.
Tomoyuki: In the dialogue, we have...「喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は固くお断りいたします」
Jessi: "Smoking, photography, audio recording and video recording are strictly prohibited."
Tomoyuki: 「お断りいたします」がポイントですね。
Jessi: Right. お断りいたします. This phrase is very good to know, because you hear it in announcements a lot. It'll tell you what's not allowed, what you can't do, so keep an ear out for it. Okay, let's break it down.
断る is a verb that means "to refuse" or "to reject." And the humble form of "断る" is "お断りいたします".
Tomoyuki: "[Noun] plus [〜はお断りいたします]" is the pattern.
Jessi: Right. It means "No [Noun]" or "[Noun] is prohibited".
Let's give you some examples. How do you say "Audio recording" again?
Tomoyuki: 録音
Jessi: Then attach "はお断りいたします"
Tomoyuki: 録音はお断りいたします。
Jessi: "We humbly refuse audio recording" or "No Audio recording allowed."
OK. Listeners, listen and repeat after Tomoyuki. "No Audio recording allowed."
Tomoyuki: 録音はお断りいたします。
Jessi: (wait for 10sec.) OK. Let's do one more. Tomoyuki, how do you say "picture taking"
Tomoyuki: 写真撮影
Jessi: Attach "はお断りいたします"
Tomoyuki: 写真撮影はお断りいたします。
Jessi: "We humbly refuse picture taking." or "No photography allowed."
Tomoyuki: 「お断りいたします」の前に「固く」 "firmly" を入れても大丈夫です。
「写真撮影は固くお断りいたします」
Jessi: Good point! The adverb "固く" meaning "firmly" is sometimes inserted to strengthen the message. OK. Listeners, listen and repeat after Tomoyuki.
"We strictly refuse picture taking." or "Photography is strictly forbidden."
Tomoyuki: 写真撮影は固くお断りいたします。
Jessi: (wait for 10sec.) OK.Sounds great!So, Tomoyuki, can we hear the sentence from the dialogue once again?
Tomoyuki: はい。喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は固くお断りいたします。
Jessi: "Smoking, photography, audio recording and video recording are strictly prohibited." Let's break this sentence down.
Tomoyuki: 喫煙(Jessi: Smoking)、写真撮影(Jessi: picture taking)、録音(Jessi: audio recording)、録画(Jessi: video recording)は固く(Jessi: firmly)お断りいたします(Jessi: we humbly refuse)
Jessi: Can we hear the whole thing one more time?
Tomoyuki: 喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は固くお断りいたします。
Jessi: "Smoking, photography, audio recording and video recording are strictly prohibited."
Tomoyuki: では、もう一度、シアターでのアナウンスを聞いてみましょう。
Jessi: Now, let's listen to the announcement part again.
本日は、ご来場、誠にありがとうございます。
開演の前に、お客様にお願いいたします。
喫煙、写真撮影、録音、録画は、固くお断りいたします。
また、携帯電話はお切りください。
間もなく、開演でございます。
Tomoyuki: はい。全部分かりましたか? 単語が難しかったですかねえ?
Jessi: そうですね。If you found the vocabulary difficult, please check out the vocabulary list with audio to review those words.

Outro

Tomoyuki: はい、それじゃあまた!
Jessi: Thanks for listening! Until next time.

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April 16th, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, have you ever seen bunraku, nō or kabuki? What did you think? Let us know below!

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September 10th, 2016 at 05:11 PM
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Andy` san,

glad to know you could solve the problem by yourself.

Please feel free to ask questions anytime! :innocent:


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Andy`
August 29th, 2016 at 05:16 PM
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It's okay Yuki sensei. I found the word.

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August 29th, 2016 at 07:00 AM
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Andy`さん、

こんにちは。:smile:

Well…could you please tell me what word you are referring? Yuki 由紀

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Andy`
August 14th, 2016 at 11:17 PM
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The word means, "I understand" But it is not "ryoukai" or "wakarimashita." The word is a synonym of those words.

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August 8th, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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ジェフさん こんにちは。


お返事ありがとうございます。

Unfortunately I haven't seen it but I'm glad to hear that you seemed to enjoy the Kanbukza.


As fpr the English, you're right.

I misunderstood the usage of "cast" :disappointed: and also I asked my native English staff to proofread it.

I changed it to "iI got the role of the waiter." The audio will be uploaded soon.


Thank you for your feedback again, and Stay tuned,

Motoko

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ジェフ
July 30th, 2016 at 02:21 AM
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こんにちは、Motoko せんせい,

As I'm sure you already know, the remodeled Kabuki-za is now the bottom part of a tall office building in Ginza. However, standing by the theater entrance, one doesn't really much notice the part of the building above the facade of the theater. Instead, you eyes are drawn to the two horizontal rows of red lanterns and the slopes of the roof. The theater looks particularly nice at night with its new lighting.


As to the lesson notes, unfortunately the word cast is never used as a noun to mean "having been cast in a particular role". As a noun, cast only means the group of players that perform in a movie, play, show, etc. Therefore, it is not really proper to say one has "got the cast". You can check this at dictionary.cambridge.org for both US and British English.

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July 29th, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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ジェフさん こんにちは。


コメントありがとうございます。

You have a good point but the English on the Lesson Notes is correct.

The subject just got the cast, and he hasn't performed yet.

銀座で改装された歌舞伎座を外から見たことがあるんですね。どうでしたか。 :)


Hope this helps,

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July 28th, 2016 at 04:02 PM
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Andy  さん、

こんにちは。:smile:

返信が大変遅くなって申し訳ありません。

理由は分かりませんが、このポストは私のフォルダーに来ませんでした。

「あの言葉は何ですか?」の「あの」がどれを指すのか分かりません…。

I am not sure about ‘the’ in the sentence ‘what the word?’ Could you please tell me to which one you are referring?

Yuki 由紀

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ジェフ
July 22nd, 2016 at 06:10 AM
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In the lesson notes, the English translation for this sample sentence on page 5 is a little off: ウエイターの役をもらった: "I was cast in the role of a waiter." (original was "I got the cast as the role of a waiter.").

残念ながら、私は歌舞伎の上演を観たことがありませんが、銀座で改造した歌舞伎座の外を見たことがありますよ。

Unfortunately, I've never seen a Kabuki performance, although I have seen the outside of the remodeled Kabuki-za in Ginza.

Andy
May 6th, 2016 at 10:27 PM
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由紀先生、了解です。


「了解」「わかりました」ともう一つのという意味言葉を学びました。

I learned ``Ryoukai,`` ``wakarimashita,`` and one more word with the same meaning.


とても丁寧な言葉だけど、全然覚えられないんです。

It`s a very polite word, but I just can`t remember it.


あの言葉は何ですか?

What is the word?


手伝てくれますか、由紀先生?

Can you help me out Yuki?