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Lesson 20

Have you ever sung Japanese songs?

Anna and her friends have come to a Karaoke place with sing-along machines.

Lesson 20 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA

Scripts

ロドリゴ アンナさんは日本の歌を歌ったことがありますか。 Anna, have you ever sung Japanese songs?
Rodrigo ANNA-SAN WA NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA.
Anna, have you ever sung Japanese songs?
アンナ はい、あります。 Yes, I have.
Anna HAI, ARIMASU.
Yes, I have.
さくら どんな曲が得意? What kind of songs are you good at singing?
Sakura DONNA KYOKU GA TOKUI?
What kind of songs are you good at singing?
アンナ アニメの曲です。 Songs from animation.
Anna ANIME NO KYOKU DESU.
Songs from animation.

Grammar tips

ARIMASU: a verb meaning possession

In Lesson 7, ARIMASU meant "something exists, or there is/there are." In Lesson 9, it meant "an event is held." Now, we are learning that ARIMASU means "having something" such as experiences.
e.g.) NIHON NO UTA O UTATTA KOTO GA ARIMASU KA.
(Have you ever sung Japanese songs?)

Teach Us, Teacher

TA-form verb + KOTO GA ARIMASU
TA-form verbs indicate action in the past or the perfective aspect. That is what we did in the past or what we have done. And if we combine TA-form verbs and KOTO GA ARIMASU, we can talk about what we have done before, that is, our experiences.

Sound Words

Train
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 went to a Karaoke place with sing-along machines in Japan for the first time. I’m surprised! I just heard some people come all by themselves to practice singing.

Anna

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