What is this?
Anna, an international student from Thailand, introduced herself to her tutor Sakura. Anna hands something to Sakura.
KORE WA NAN DESU KA
|アンナ||さくらさん。はい、どうぞ。|| Sakura. This is for you.
|Anna||SAKURA-SAN. HAI, DÔZO.
Sakura. This is for you.
|さくら||これは何ですか。||What is this?
|Sakura||KORE WA NAN DESU KA.
What is this?
|アンナ||それはタイのお土産です。||It's a souvenir from Thailand.
|Anna||SORE WA TAI NO OMIYAGE DESU.
It's a souvenir from Thailand.
|さくら||ありがとうございます。||Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
|アンナ||どういたしまして。||You are welcome.
You are welcome.
A NO B
NO is a particle that links two nouns. In Japanese, you put a modifying word before a noun.
e.g.) TOKYO NO OMIYAGE (a souvenir from Tokyo)
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Sentences for asking questions
When we ask questions in Japanese, we don’t change the word order. You just simply add the particle, KA at the end of sentences, and add a rising intonation. So, adding KA to the sentence KORE WA OMIYAGE DESU (This is a souvenir) becomes KORE WA OMIYAGE DESU KA (Is this a souvenir?)
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.
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