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Lesson 3

Where is a restroom?

Today, Sakura takes Anna around the university.

Lesson 3 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

TOIRE WA DOKO DESU KA

Scripts

さくら ここは教室です。 Here's a classroom.
Sakura KOKO WA KYÔSHITSU DESU.
Here's a classroom.
アンナ わあ、広い。 Oh, it's spacious.
Anna WÂ, HIROI.
Oh, it's spacious.
さくら あそこは図書館。 Over there is the library.
Sakura ASOKO WA TOSHOKAN.
Over there is the library.
アンナ トイレはどこですか。 Where is a restroom?
Anna TOIRE WA DOKO DESU KA.
Where is a restroom?
さくら すぐそこです。 Just over there.
Sakura SUGU SOKO DESU.
Just over there.

Grammar tips

  WA DOKO DESU KA

(Where is ___ ?)

DOKO DESU KA is a phrase you can use when you want to ask the place.

e.g.) TOIRE WA DOKO DESU KA. (Where is a restroom?)

Teach Us, Teacher

Demonstratives
Demonstratives are the words we use, when we point to the things, persons or places we are talking about. We call them KO-SO-A-DO words, taking the first syllables of the demonstratives of four groups.

Sound Words

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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 I asked, "TOIRE WA DOKO DESU KA," people taught me where. I was understood in Japanese. Now I can find my way anywhere.

Anna

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