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Lesson 13

I like novels.

Anna, Sakura and Rodrigo continue to talk at a party held in the dormitory for foreign students.

Lesson 13 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

SHÔSETSU GA SUKI DESU

Scripts

さくら ロドリゴさんの趣味は何ですか。 Rodrigo, what is your hobby?
Sakura RODORIGO-SAN NO SHUMI WA NAN DESU KA.
Rodrigo, what is your hobby?
ロドリゴ 読書です。特に歴史小説が好きです。 It's reading books. I especially like history novels.
Rodrigo DOKUSHO DESU. TOKUNI REKISHI SHÔSETSU GA SUKI DESU.
It's reading books. I especially like history novels.
さくら へえ。新宿に新しい本屋が出来ましたよ。
みんなで行きませんか。
Oh. A new bookstore has opened in Shinjuku.
Why don't we all go together?
Sakura HÊ. SHINJUKU NI ATARASHII HON-YA GA DEKIMASHITA YO.
MINNA DE IKIMASEN KA.
Oh. A new bookstore has opened in Shinjuku. Why don't we all go together?

Grammar tips

A WA B GA SUKI DESU

(A likes B.)

SUKI is an adjective meaning "to be fond of" or "to like." GA is a particle indicating the object of an adjective.
e.g.) ANNA WA MANGA GA SUKI DESU. (Anna likes manga.)

MASEN KA

If you change MASU of MASU-form verbs to MASEN KA, you are inviting people to do something.
e.g.)
MINNA DE HON-YA NI IKIMASU. (We will all go to the bookstore.)  
>> MINNA DE HON-YA NI IKIMASEN KA. (Why don’t we all go together to the bookstore?)

Teach Us, Teacher

Two types of adjectives
Adjectives are divided basically into two kinds, those that end with the syllable I, and those that do not. Those that end with the syllable I are called I-adjectives. They include words like HIROI (wide), and ATARASHII (new).

Sound Words

Shining
Japanese is a language with lots of onomatopoeia. A wide range of onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, from noises made by animals to expressions of feelings, is explained by audio.

Anna's Tweets

Rodrigo is great. He seems to be reading novels in Japanese. I will do my best so that I can read manga in Japanese!

Anna

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