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Lesson 28

Welcome to Shizuoka.

Anna has come to Shizuoka City with Sakura. Sakura’s cousin, Kenta, is at the station to meet them.

Lesson 28 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

SHIZUOKA E YÔKOSO

Scripts

さくら こちらは、いとこの健太くん。 This is my cousin, Kenta.
Sakura KOCHIRA WA, ITOKO NO KENTA-KUN.
This is my cousin, Kenta.
健太 静岡へようこそ。 Welcome to Shizuoka.
Kenta SHIZUOKA E YÔKOSO.
Welcome to Shizuoka.
さくら 彼はカメラに詳しいから、いろいろきいてね。 He knows a lot about cameras. So, feel free to ask him anything about them.
Sakura KARE WA KAMERA NI KUWASHII KARA, IROIRO KIITE NE.
He knows a lot about cameras. So, feel free to ask him anything about them.
アンナ どうぞよろしくお願いします。 It's nice to meet you.
Anna DÔZO YOROSHIKU ONEGAI SHIMASU.
It's nice to meet you.
健太 (アンナちゃん、かわいいなあ) (Anna is cute.)
Kenta (ANNA-CHAN, KAWAII NÂ.)
(Anna is cute.)

Grammar tips

E YÔKOSO

E is a particle indicating the end point of a movement. YÔKOSO is "welcome."
e.g.) NIHON E YÔKOSO. (Welcome to Japan.)

NI KUWASHII

The particle NI indicates what he is knowledgeable about.
e.g.) KENTA WA KAMERA NI KUWASHII.
(Kenta knows a lot about cameras.)

Teach Us, Teacher

Differences between KARA and NODE
We use both KARA and NODE to explain a reason. For example, if an adjective, KAWAII (cute, pretty), is the reason, you can say either KAWAII KARA or KAWAII NODE.

Sound Words

Siren
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

When we talk about Shizuoka, the first thing that comes to mind is Mt. Fuji. It was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2013. I'll ask Kenta to teach me some superb-viewing spots of Mt. Fuji.

Anna

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