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Lesson 31

I'm already 82 years old.

Anna has come to Sakura's grandmother's home in Shizuoka City. She is living alone, taking care of a kitchen garden.

Lesson 31 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

MÔ HACHIJÛNI SAI DESU YO

Scripts

アンナ おばあさん、お元気ですね。 Grandma, you sure are healthy, aren't you?
Anna OBÂSAN, OGENKI DESU NE.
Grandma, you sure are healthy, aren't you?
おばあさん もう82歳ですよ。
さあ、お茶をどうぞ。
I'm already 82 years old.
Now, please have some tea.
Grandma MÔ HACHIJÛNI SAI DESU YO.
SÂ, OCHA O DÔZO.
I'm already 82 years old. Now, please have some tea.
アンナ わあ、きれいな緑色。香りもいいです。 Oh! It's a beautiful green color. It has a good fragrance, too.
Anna WÂ, KIREINA MIDORI IRO. KAORI MO II DESU.
Oh! It's a beautiful green color. It has a good fragrance, too.

Grammar tips

The numbers (2)

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Teach Us, Teacher

Honorific O and GO
When we want to show respect to the listener or the person we are talking about, we say O or GO before nouns or adjectives concerning that person. For example, SHIGOTO (work) becomes OSHIGOTO. GENKI (healthy) becomes OGENKI. And KAZOKU (family) becomes GOKAZOKU.

Sound Words

Drinking
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

The tea Grandma made for us was delicious! I'm beginning to get a taste for green tea with no sugar in it.

Anna

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