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Lesson 21

No, not really.

At a Karaoke place, Anna sung a Japanese song. Sakura praises Anna, saying she sings well.

Lesson 21 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

IIE, SOREHODODEMO

Scripts

さくら アンナ、上手だね。 Anna, you are good.
Sakura ANNA, JÔZU DA NE.
Anna, you are good.
アンナ いいえ、それほどでも。 No, not really.
Anna IIE, SOREHODODEMO.
No, not really.
ロドリゴ あっ、もうこんな時間です。 Look! It is already so late.
Rodrigo A', MÔ KONNA JIKAN DESU.
Look! It is already so late.
アンナ 大変。門限に間に合わない。 Unbelievable. I won't get back before dorm curfew.
Anna TAIHEN. MONGEN NI MANIAWANAI.
Unbelievable. I won't get back before dorm curfew.

Grammar tips

IIE, SOREHODODEMO

(No, not really.)

IIE is a negative answer. SOREHODODEMO means "not really." IIE, SOREHODODEMO is an expression you use when you want to be modest.

Teach Us, Teacher

NAI-form verbs
Verbs that end with NAI are called NAI-form verbs. Let me explain how you can turn MASU-form verbs into NAI-form verbs. That is to change the MASU-form into the casual negative NAI-form.

Sound Words

Shouting with glee
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 thought Japanese people would not get excited in public. But I now know they change in a KARAOKE room. Today I felt we've got closer to one another.

Anna

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