New lesson #3 (Introducing people #1 - At a party)

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New lesson #3 (Introducing people #1 - At a party)

Post  Nyuka on Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:18 pm

THERE ARE IN TOTAL 6 PARTS OF 'Introducing people #X - At a party'

PART #1
Conversation:
A Konnichiwa

Hello
B Konnichiwa
Hello
A B-san, kochira wa watashi no tomodachi desu. C-san desu.
Mr. B, this is my friend. Mr. C.
C Hajimemashite. C desu. Douzo yoroshiku.
How do you do? I'm C. Nice to meet you.
B B desu. Douzo yoroshiku.
I'm B. Nice to meet you.
C Gakusei desu ka.
Are you a student?
B Hai, gakusei desu.
Yes, I am. (an easy way to answer a question, repeat half the sentence)
C Go-senmon wa.
What is your specialization?
B Keizai desu. Anata mo gakusei desu ka.
Economics. Are you a student too?
C Iie, hisho desu.
No I'm a secretary.
B Sou desu ka.
I see.

Kochira
this person (when introducing someone to someone else)

Watashi
I

Tomodachi
friend

Yes/No
Hai/Iie

Go-senmon
someone's field of study. ('go' is for politeness - will be explained in a later lesson-)

Keizai
Economics

Anata
You

Hisho
Secretary

Sou desu ka
I see (pronounced with falling intonation, with a rising one it would become a question)


GRAMMAR:
'I' and 'You' in several levels of formality.
very formal ('I' comes first):
Watakushi
Otaku


formal:
Watashi
Anata


informal:
Boku(male)/Atashi(female)
Kimi(male)

very informal:
Ore(male)
Omae(male)/Anta

When addressing a superior, use a name instead. That way you can't do it wrong. (Tanaka-san for example)

Kare
He/Boyfriend

Kanojo
She/Girlfriend

Ano hito
That person (It's not necessary to add gender)

We = Watashi-tachi
You(more then one person) = Anata-tachi (more formal: 'Anata-gata')
Children = Kodomo-tachi
They = Karera

Used suffixes: '-tachi', '-gata' and '-ra'.

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Once I desire something...
I cannot undesire it.
I cannot even try to resist.
I will desire it until I have it.
But there is no end.
No matter how much I take, I still want...

quoted from: Loveless volume 2, 'opening drawing' of chapter 4
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Post  Smurfje on Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:19 pm

Ommigosh, this is soooooooooooo handy!!! I am really going to practise this a lot!!! Very Happy
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Re: New lesson #3 (Introducing people #1 - At a party)

Post  Nyuka on Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:37 pm

Smurfje wrote:Ommigosh, this is soooooooooooo handy!!! I am really going to practise this a lot!!! Very Happy
I hope you will ^^
Since there are so many lessons already, I'm not in a rush to upload new ones. But the truth is I've learned at least 3 times (at least) the amount of what I've posted already XD.

Japanese grammar is so interesting! I'm not at the basics of writing ^^ I found out that it really is easier to write when you understand the grammar ^^. I'm learning 2 alphabets now ^^. I've almost completely learned 'Hirigana' and I've written down 'Katakana' already so..
After I master those two I'll go off to practise 'Kanji'. Which is really difficult =__='l.. But fun because of it!!!

It looks really pretty ^^

~
I think that you've noticed the part about 'boku' and such.. As you can see, men use 'boku', but only when they're being informal ^^.

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Once I desire something...
I cannot undesire it.
I cannot even try to resist.
I will desire it until I have it.
But there is no end.
No matter how much I take, I still want...

quoted from: Loveless volume 2, 'opening drawing' of chapter 4
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