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Lesson 12

When did you come to Japan?

A party is being held at the dormitory where Anna lives. She introduces her Mexican classmate Rodrigo to Sakura.

Lesson 12 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

ITSU NIHON NI KIMASHITA KA

Scripts

さくら ロドリゴさんはいつ日本に来ましたか。 Rodrigo, when did you come to Japan?
Sakura RODORIGO-SAN WA ITSU NIHON NI KIMASHITA KA.
Rodrigo, when did you come to Japan?
ロドリゴ 3月に来ました。 I came in March.
Rodrigo SANGATSU NI KIMASHITA.
I came in March.
さくら もう日本の生活に慣れた? Have you got used to living in Japan by now?
Sakura MÔ NIHON NO SEIKATSU NI NARETA?
Have you got used to living in Japan by now?
ロドリゴ ええ、まあ。 Yeah, to some extent.
Rodrigo Ê, MÂ.
Yeah, to some extent.

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