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Lesson 32

I like futons better.

Anna will stay overnight at Sakura's grandmother’s home. This is the first time for Anna to sleep on futons, Japanese style mattresses and covers.

Lesson 32 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

FUTON NO HÔ GA SUKI DESU

Scripts

さくら 布団とベッドとどちらが好き? Which do you like better, futons or beds?
Sakura FUTON TO BEDDO TO DOCHIRA GA SUKI?
Which do you like better, futons or beds?
アンナ 布団のほうが好きです。
この布団はベッドよりやわらかいです。
I like futons better.
This futon is softer than a bed.
Anna FUTON NO HÔ GA SUKI DESU.
KONO FUTON WA BEDDO YORI YAWARAKAI DESU.
I like futons better. This futon is softer than a bed.
アンナ それじゃ、おやすみなさい。 Well, good night.
Anna SOREJA, OYASUMINASAI.
Well, good night.
さくら おやすみ。 Good night.
Sakura OYASUMI.
Good night.

Grammar tips

A TO B TO DOCHIRA GA Adjective DESU KA

When you ask someone to compare the properties of A with those of B, you say A TO B TO DOCHIRA GA and after that, you say an adjective, followed by DESU KA.

e.g.)
FUTON TO BEDDO TO DOCHIRA GA SUKI DESU KA. (Which do you like better, futons or beds?)

Teach Us, Teacher

Expression of comparison using NO HÔ GA and YORI
In Japanese, there are no comparative forms of adjectives. So, we express comparison by using YORI (than), and NO HÔ GA (more, better).

Sound Words

Softness
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

I slept on futons for the first time. Grandma had aired out the futons for me. So, they were FUKA FUKA, and were very comfortable.

Anna

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