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Lesson 4

I'm home.

Anna comes home to her dormitory, bringing Sakura with her. The dorm mother comes out to greet them.

Lesson 4 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

TADAIMA

Scripts

アンナ ただいま。 I'm home.
Anna TADAIMA.
I'm home.
寮母 お帰りなさい。 Welcome back.
Dorm Mother OKAERINASAI.
Welcome back.
さくら こんにちは。 Hello.
Sakura KONNICHIWA.
Hello.
寮母 あなたも留学生ですか。 Are you an international student, too?
Dorm Mother ANATA MO RYÛGAKUSEI DESU KA.
Are you an international student, too?
さくら いいえ、私は留学生ではありません。
日本人の学生です。
No, I'm not an international student.
I'm a Japanese student.
Sakura IIE, WATASHI WA RYÛGAKUSEI DEWA ARIMASEN.
NIHON-JIN NO GAKUSEI DESU.
No, I'm not an international student. I'm a Japanese student.

Grammar tips

  DEWA ARIMASEN

DESU is a polite word that ends a sentence.
e.g.) HAI, WATASHI WA NIHON-JIN DESU. (Yes, I'm a Japanese.)

DEWA ARIMASEN is the negative form of DESU.
e.g.) IIE, WATASHI WA NIHON-JIN DEWA ARIMASEN. (No, I'm not a Japanese.)
To learn more, please read "Teach Us, Teacher".

Teach Us, Teacher

How to make negative sentences
Let me explain this with a sentence, "I am a Japanese."

Sound Words

Doors
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 Sakura-san entered the dorm and took her shoes off, she turned them around and placed them neatly at the entrance hall. I will do that when I visit somebody's home next time!

Anna

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