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Lesson 17

What is your recommendation?

At a bookstore, Anna has found a lot of manga books that look interesting. She can't decide which to buy.

Lesson 17 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

OSUSUME WA NAN DESU KA

Scripts

アンナ あ、この本いいなあ。あれも面白そう。 Ah! This book is good. That, too, looks interesting.
Anna A, KONO HON II NÂ. ARE MO OMOSHIROSÔ.
Ah! This book is good. That, too, looks interesting.
アンナ さくらさんのおすすめは何ですか。 What is Sakura's recommendation?
Anna SAKURA-SAN NO OSUSUME WA NAN DESU KA.
What is Sakura's recommendation?
さくら これはどう? What about this?
Sakura KORE WA DÔ?
What about this?
アンナ ホラーはちょっと…。 Horror stories are a little bit....
Anna HORÂ WA CHOTTO....
Horror stories are a little bit....

Grammar tips

WA CHOTTO

You can say this to decline a proposal in a soft, indirect way, without directly voicing disapproval.
e.g.) HORÂ WA CHOTTO.... (Horror stories are a little bit....)

Teach Us, Teacher

Adjective + SÔ
As in OMOSHIROSÔ (It seems interesting), if you add SÔ after an adjective, you can talk about what you think or guess, after you look at or listen to something.

Sound Words

Silence / Forming a line
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

A large bookstore has PC terminals for customers. We can use them to check if the store has a book we are looking for, and if so, where. It’s convenient.

Anna

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