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Hiroko:
What if you want to know when someone’s birthday is or when an important meeting takes place. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to ask when something takes place. My birthday is October 25th. So わたしのたんじょうびは、じゅうがつにじゅうごにちです。 (Watashi no tanjōbi wa, jū-gatsu ni-jū go-nichi desu.) this is a basic sentence structure AはBです。 (A wa B desu.) わたしのたんじょうび (watashi no tanjōbi) means my birthday じゅうがつにじゅうごにち (jū-gatsu ni-jū go-nichi) means October 25th. What if you don’t know when someone’s birthday is? You can say たんじょうびは、いつですか。 (Tanjōbi wa, itsu desu ka.) when is your birthday? いつ (itsu) means when. So just replace the date with いつ (itsu) and add the question mark in particle ka at the end of the sentence. So it would be たんじょうびは、いつですか。 (Tanjoubi wa, itsu desu ka.) . For the review, let’s look at the conversation using いつ (itsu)
Ushijima:
パーティはいつですか。(Pāti wa itsu desu ka.)
Yuichi:
給料日です。(Kyūryōbi desu.)
Ushijima:
給料日はいつですか。(kyūryōbi wa itsu desu ka.)
Yuichi:
25日です。(25-nichi desu.)
Ushijima:
パーティは25日ですね。(Pāti wa 25-nichi desu ne.)
Yuichi:
はい。 (Hai.)
Hiroko:
Now it’s time for Hiroko’s hint. What if you want to know what time something takes place? You can use なんじですか。 (Nan-ji desu ka.) which means what time. If you want to know what time you are meeting with someone, you can say まちあわせは、なんじですか。 (Machiawase wa, nan-ji desu ka.) see you next time.

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みなさん、

たんじょうびはいつですか? When is YOUR birthday? おしえてください! Please let us know! 😁

Zrinka
November 16th, 2017 at 3:21 am
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私の誕生日は一月二十一日です。:D

Olivier
October 25th, 2017 at 2:16 pm
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ひろこ先生、お誕生日おめでとうございます。

September 30th, 2017 at 11:52 am
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Hi Anna,
Thank you for your comment!

Well done! I’d like to correct your sentence a bit. Hope this helps you👍

Watashi no tanjōbi wa jūni-gatsu yō-ka desu.

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Miki(美希)
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Anna
September 17th, 2017 at 12:18 am
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watashi no tanjobi wa jyu ni yoka desu.

Is this right?

September 5th, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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Hi despoina,
Thank you for your comment!

Yes, you can write “watashi” either in Hiragana or Kanji.
It’s said Hiragana looks softer, so I sometimes use Hiragana “わたし” in hand-written letters or something like that.
Please note that it might look childish or non-sophisticated if you avoid using Kanji too much.

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Miki(美希)
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despoina
August 26th, 2017 at 4:45 pm
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Is it okay if we replace the hira watashi with the kanji watashi and then and no? Arigatou for all the videos!

April 27th, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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Vinicius Borges
Konnichiwa.
Yes! Perfect!👍
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Yuki

Vinicius Borges
April 9th, 2017 at 5:58 am
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is this correct?

ひろこさんたんじょうび は いつ ですか

March 13th, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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じむさん、
こんにちは。😄
Thank you for your question.
However, the sentence, “待ち合わせは駅の前です” is correct.
You don’t need particles after positioning words.
Yuki 由紀
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じむ
March 4th, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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こんにちは.In the lesson materials it says: 待ち合わせは駅の前です。  Should it be 待ち合わせは駅の前にです。?

ありがとうございます。

じむ