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In this lesson, Yota Suzuki and Jason Miller discuss items in Yota's room. This lesson will teach you how to greet and to carry out a conversation in Japanese. In this dialog, Yota Suzuki and Jason Miller meet for the first time at Jason's house in Tokyo.



Jason: Ohayoo Gozaimasu.
Good morning.


Yota: Ohayoo Gozaimasu.
Good morning.


Jason: Sore wa nan desu ka.
What is that?


Yota: Kore desu ka. Kore wa kamera desu.
This? This is a camera.


Jason: Dare no kamera desu ka.
Whose camera is it?


Yota: Watashi no kamera desu.
It is my camera.


Jason: Sore mo anata no desu ka.
Is that also yours?


Yota: Iie, kono konpyuutaa wa tomodachi no desu.
No, this computer is my friend's.


Jason: Kore wa Nihon-go de nan desu ka.
What is this (item) in Japanese?


Yota: Nihon-go de sore wa "denwa" desu.
In Japanese, that is a telephone.


Jason: Jaa, are wa.
Then, how about that over there?


Yota: Are wa hon de, kore wa zasshi desu.
That over there is a book and this is a magazine.

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ohayoo gozaimasu
good morning

sore
that

kore
this

are
that over there

nan
what

kamera
camera

dareno
whose

kono
this (possessive)

konpyuutaa
computer

Nihon-go
Japanese

denwa
telephone

hon
book

zasshi
magazine

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1. Kore wa Kamera desu.

The sentence means literally "As for this, it is a camera". A better English translation would be "This is a camera". The sentence pattern is Kore wa noun desu, which translates as "This is Noun". Kore, sore, are and dore are a group of related words meaning "this", "that", "that over there" and "which"


kore
this

sore
that

are
that over there (further away)

dore
which



Examples:

Sore wa konpyuutaa desu.
(That is a computer.)
Are wa daigaku desu.
(That over there is a college.)



2. Kore desu ka. Kore wa denwa desu.
This sentence means "This? This is a telephone". The pattern "Noun desu ka" in the beginning of the sentence is for emphasis.

Examples:

Watashi desu ka. Watashi wa Itaria-jin desu.
(Me? I am Italian [Itaria = Italy])
Are desu ka. Are wa tomodachi no konpyuutaa desu.
(That over there? It is my friend's computer.)




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Posted 6/25/08
wow, this really help me to improve my japanese language.
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lol i used to study this in japanese online. hehe
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Posted 10/11/08 , edited 10/11/08
So simple, so noob friendly.

Good job.
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yupps! anyway for those of you who like stuff like this, i found a website that is full of stuff like this and you can also listen to a recording of the stuff! it's not bad and


MasakiKudo wrote:

noob friendly.


hahahahaha

http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/learn/story/index.html

have fun!
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arigato hayo0o and MUD-PIES ! very useful ! ^^
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hm, I have a questions ! about this part..

Jason: Sore mo anata no desu ka.
Is that also yours?


is that really the common way to say that, I mean Jason calling Yota, anata, wouldn't he use his name instead of saying you.. ?
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jakari wrote:

hm, I have a questions ! about this part..

Jason: Sore mo anata no desu ka.
Is that also yours?


is that really the common way to say that, I mean Jason calling Yota, anata, wouldn't he use his name instead of saying you.. ?


anata is ok jakari-chan. it's casual and common to use.

otaku is being very polite and
anta is being very rude. or can be verry caasual if used around your close friends and such.
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snow_san wrote:


jakari wrote:

hm, I have a questions ! about this part..

Jason: Sore mo anata no desu ka.
Is that also yours?


is that really the common way to say that, I mean Jason calling Yota, anata, wouldn't he use his name instead of saying you.. ?


anata is ok jakari-chan. it's casual and common to use.

otaku is being very polite and
anta is being very rude. or can be verry caasual if used around your close friends and such.


oh okeeies, nii-chan arigato
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