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Lesson 19

I'm glad.

Anna lost sight of her friends and called up Sakura for help. Will Anna be reunited with Sakura and Rodrigo?

Lesson 19 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

YOKATTA

Scripts

ロドリゴ おーい、アンナさん。 Hey! Anna.
Rodrigo ÔI, ANNA-SAN.
Hey! Anna.
アンナ みんな。 Everybody.
Anna MINNA.
Everybody.
ロドリゴ よかった。心配したよ。 I'm glad. We were worried about you.
Rodrigo YOKATTA. SHINPAI SHITA YO.
I'm glad. We were worried about you.
アンナ ごめんなさい。
カメラが安かったので、つい見てしまいました。
I'm sorry.
The cameras were inexpensive, so I was just looking at them.
Anna GOMENNASAI.
KAMERA GA YASUKATTA NODE, TSUI MITE SHIMAIMASHITA.
I'm sorry. The cameras were inexpensive, so I was just looking at them.

Grammar tips

Past form of adjectives

Japanese adjectives can have a past form. For I-adjectives, change I at the end to KATTA. For NA-adjectives, add DATTA.

e.g.)
I-adjective:
YASUI (inexpensive) >>  
YASUKATTA (was/were inexpensive)

NA-adjective:
SUKI (be fond of) >>  
SUKIDATTA (was/were fond of)

*exception:
II (good) >>  
YOKATTA (was/were good)

To learn more, please read "Teach Us, Teacher".

Teach Us, Teacher

Past form of adjectives
You've learned there are two kinds of adjectives in Japanese, I-adjectives and NA-adjectives. I-adjectives end with the syllable I, such as YASUI "inexpensive." NA-adjectives take NA after them, when they modify nouns, such as in SUKI, "to like." When it modifies a noun, it becomes SUKINA. So, somebody's “favourite manga” is SUKINA MANGA.

Sound Words

Camera
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

I got lost today, and Sakura and Rodrigo worried about me a lot. I’m sorry. While I was waiting for them, I bought a camera.
I wonder what kind of pictures will I take?

Anna

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