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Lesson 37

I watched Mt. Fuji, ate sushi, and so on.

Anna has come back from Shizuoka to her dormitory in Tokyo. She is telling Dorm Mother about her trip.

Lesson 37 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

FUJISAN O MITARI, OSUSHI O TABETARI SHIMASHITA

Scripts

寮母 旅行はどうだった? How was your trip?
Dorm Mother RYOKÔ WA DÔ DATTA?
How was your trip?
アンナ 富士山を見たり、おすしを食べたりしました。楽しかったです。 I watched Mt. Fuji, ate sushi (and so on). It was fun.
Anna FUJISAN O MITARI, OSUSHI O TABETARI SHIMASHITA.
TANOSHIKATTA DESU.
I watched Mt. Fuji, ate sushi (and so on). It was fun.
寮母 それはよかったわね。 It was good.
Dorm Mother SORE WA YOKATTA WA NE.
It was good.

Grammar tips

WA DÔ DATTA?

DÔ is "how." DATTA is the casual form of DESHITA, which ends a sentence with the past form.
e.g.) SHIKEN WA DÔ DATTA? (How was the exam?)

Teach Us, Teacher

How to cite examples using TARI
When we cite two or three examples from among a number of actions, we use the TA-form of verbs and attach RI after each TA-form verb in succession. And at the end, we close the sentence by using SHIMASU (to do), SHIMASHITA (did) or SHITAI DESU (to want to do).

Sound Words

Fatigue
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

My souvenir for Dorm Mother is Shizuoka green tea cookies. It was hard to choose. There were tea candies, tea, chocolates and many others. Japanese are keen about devising souvenirs!

Anna

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