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Lesson 22

I’m late.

Anna had such a good time at a Karaoke place with her friends that it was past the dorm curfew when she came back.

Lesson 22 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

OSOKU NARIMASHITA

Scripts

アンナ お母さん、ごめんなさい。遅くなりました。 Mother, I'm sorry. I'm late.
Anna OKÂSAN, GOMENNASAI. OSOKU NARIMASHITA.
Mother, I'm sorry. I'm late.
寮母 アンナさん、10分も遅刻です。
約束を破ってはいけません。
Anna, you are ten minutes late.
You shouldn't break promises.
Dorm Mother ANNA-SAN, JIPPUN MO CHIKOKU DESU.
YAKUSOKU O YABUTTE WA IKEMASEN.
Anna, you are ten minutes late. You shouldn't break promises.
アンナ すみません。気をつけます。 I apologize. I'll be careful.
Anna SUMIMASEN. KI O TSUKEMASU.
I apologize. I'll be careful.

Grammar tips

FUN / PUN: a counter for minutes

2 minutes = NIFUN
10 minutes = JIPPUN / JUPPUN

To memorize how to say from one to ten minutes, please go to "Learning Tools" page.

TE-form verb + WA IKEMASEN

If you say a TE-form verb and then WA IKEMASEN, you mean, "You shouldn't do it".
e.g.)
YAKUSOKU O YABUTTE WA IKEMASEN.
(You shouldn't break promises.)

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Anna's Tweets

I worried my dorm mother a lot. I've learned that if I might be late, I should tell people about that beforehand.

Anna

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