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Lesson 27

Who is getting married?

Anna has come to Sakura’s home. Sakura showed Anna a wedding invitation.

Lesson 27 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

DARE GA KEKKON SURU N DESU KA

Scripts

アンナ 誰が結婚するんですか。 Who is getting married?
Anna DARE GA KEKKON SURU N DESU KA.
Who is getting married?
さくら 静岡の友だち。 A friend in Shizuoka.
Sakura SHIZUOKA NO TOMODACHI.
A friend in Shizuoka.
アンナ へえ。いつですか。 Oh. When is it?
Anna HÊ. ITSU DESU KA.
Oh. When is it?
さくら 来月20日よ。アンナも一緒に静岡に行かない? On the 20th of next month. Anna, won't you come with me to Shizuoka?
Sakura RAIGETSU HATSUKA YO. ANNA MO ISSHO NI SHIZUOKA NI IKANAI?
On the 20th of next month. Anna, won't you come with me to Shizuoka?

Grammar tips

NAI form verb + ?

If you say the NAI-form of a verb with a rising intonation, you are inviting someone to do something in a casual way.
e.g.) ISSHO NI EIGA O MINAI?
(Won’t you see a movie with me?)

The polite way to say it is:
ISSHO NI EIGA O MIMASENKA?
(Why don't we see a movie together?)

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Anna's Tweets

I'm going with Sakura to her hometown, Shizuoka City. I thought I could attend the wedding ceremony with Sakura. But I can't. You can't do that without an invitation.

Anna

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