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Lesson 14

May I throw away waste here?

Anna is putting things in order after a party at her dormitory.

Lesson 14 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

KOKO NI GOMI O SUTETE MO IIDESU KA

Scripts

アンナ お母さん、ここにゴミを捨ててもいいですか。 Mother, may I throw away waste here?
Anna OKÂSAN, KOKO NI GOMI O SUTETE MO II DESU KA.
Mother, may I throw away waste here?
寮母 そうねえ。缶は別の袋に入れてください。資源ですから。 Well. Please put cans into another bag. Because they are (recyclable) resources.
Dorm Mother SÔNÊ. KAN WA BETSU NO FUKURO NI IRETE KUDASAI. SHIGEN DESU KARA.
Well. Please put cans into another bag. Because they are (recyclable) resources.
アンナ はい、分かりました。 Yes, I see.
Anna HAI, WAKARIMASHITA.
Yes, I see.

Grammar tips

KARA

In this case, KARA expresses a reason.  
e.g.) SHIGEN DESU KARA, BETSU NO FUKURO NI IRETE KUDASAI.
(Because they are (recyclable) resources, please put them into another bag.)

Teach Us, Teacher

TE-form verb + MO II DESU KA
If the TE-form of a verb and MO II DESU are said together, it means that a permission is granted. That is, the action expressed by the verb is permitted.

Sound Words

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Anna's Tweets

There are detailed rules for separating rubbish. We have to wash cans and plastic bottles before we dispose of them. I will do my best, so that Dorm Mom will praise me.

Anna

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