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Hiroko: Useful expression 1. How to ask price of something? Do you know how to ask the price of something you want to buy? In this lesson, you learn how to ask and give prices. Take a look at this picture. これは、だいこんです。 (Kore wa, daikon desu.) This is a Japanese Radish. だいこんは、ひゃくごじゅうえんです。 (Daikon wa, hyaku go-jū-en desu.) A Japanese Radish is ¥150. To say how much something is, you can use the basic sentence structure AはBです。 (A wa B desu.) だいこんは百五十円です。 (Daikon wa hyaku go-jū-en desu.) ひゃくごじゅうえん (hyaku go-jū-en) is ¥150 円 (en) is Japanese yen. So you should add えん (en) to the number when you are talking about money. If you want to ask if the Radish is ¥150 you can say だいこんは百五十円ですか。 (Daikon wa hyaku go-jū-en desu ka.) You can just add ka at the end of the sentence to make it a question. So what if you don’t know what the price is? だいこんは、いくらですか。 (Daikon wa, ikura desu ka.) いくら (ikura) means how much. So you can replace ¥150 with いくら (ikura) So it will be だいこんは、いくらですか。 (Daikonha, ikura desu ka.) . Now let’s look at this conversation at a supermarket.
Store clerk: いらっしゃいませ。 (Irasshaimase.)
Customer: それはレタスですか。(Sore wa, retasu desu ka.)
Store clerk: キャベツです。(Kyabetsu desu.)
Customer: キャベツはいくらですか。(Kyabetsu wa, ikura desu ka.)
Store clerk: 100円です。(Hyaku-en desu.)
Hiroko: Now it’s time for Hiroko’s hint. To ask the price of something you want to buy in a casual manner, you can point to it and say これ、いくら? (Kore, ikura?) これ、いくら? (Kore, ikura?) See you next time.

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May 21st, 2010 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san,

You're now ready to shop in Japanese! :hachimaki:

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July 22nd, 2020 at 03:41 PM
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Jorgeさん


Thank you so much for your comment😄

It means "welcome (to the store/restaurant)."

Please let us know if you have any questions :)


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Jorge
July 20th, 2020 at 08:24 AM
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Konnichiwa,


What does Irasshaimase mean?

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June 26th, 2020 at 08:51 PM
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こんにちは Markさん


Thank you for your feedback. Please note that you can slow down the dialogues and the vocabulary entries if you find them too fast. Let us know if you have any questions.


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Mark
June 26th, 2020 at 08:47 AM
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Can the Japanese speaker say sentence slower in the vocabulary section, before saying at normal speed.

Sometime they sentence to fast even though it is at normal speed

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June 19th, 2020 at 05:19 PM
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Hi Fixi,


Thank you for your question!


There's no special rule about the pronunciation for 円, but sometimes you might hear it different.

円 is pronounced as "en" not "yen" in Japanese, but when it follows after some numbers, it sounds like "yen" or "wen".

In this case at 0:28, 百五十円 hyaku go-jū-en, it comes after the long vowel "ū" and it sounds like "hyaku go-jū-wen".

When two different vowel sounds get together, this often happens.


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Fixi
May 2nd, 2020 at 03:59 AM
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こんばんは、

I've got.a question regarding the pronunciation of 円:


When the teacher said "百五十円" at 00:28 it sounded like "ven" instead of "en" or "uen" to me. Is there any rule about the pronunciation of 円 in such cases or did I mishear that somehow?


ありがとう!

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August 6th, 2019 at 08:22 AM
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Hi Hannah,


Thank you very much for leaving a comment!

やさいと肉のだいこんはいくらですっか?

>> やさいと肉はいくらですか。is better.

Good job!


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Miki H

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JapanesePod101.com Verified
July 30th, 2019 at 06:06 AM
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Hi Sanjeev,


Thanks for the question.

"What is the difference between kore, sore & are with kono, sono & ano?"

Please take a look at these lessons below:

Kono/sono/ano >> https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/beginner-lesson-26-talking-brands-this-belt-that-bag-and-that-hat/

Kore/sore/are >> https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/learn-japanese-grammar-video-absolute-beginner-3-asking-what-something-is-in-japanese/


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Miki H

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Hannah
July 23rd, 2019 at 11:14 PM
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やさいと肉のだいこんはいくらですっか?。

:やさいは120円です、肉は100円です。😁 For example

Sanjeev
July 9th, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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Hi,


What is the difference between kore, sore & are with kono, sono & ano.

Secondly in which situations we use them.

If you can explain with the example, it would be great.


Regards,

Sanjeev