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Lesson 40

My head throbs.

Anna has caught a cold, and is in bed in her room. Dorm Mother, worried, comes to see how Anna is doing.

Lesson 40 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

ATAMA GA ZUKIZUKI SHIMASU

Scripts

寮母 おかゆですよ。
体調は、どう?
Here is some rice porridge.
How are you feeling?
Dorm Mother OKAYU DESU YO.
TAICHÔ WA, DÔ?
Here is some rice porridge. How are you feeling?
アンナ 頭がずきずきします。 My head throbs.
Anna ATAMA GA ZUKIZUKI SHIMASU.
My head throbs.
寮母 そう。欲しいものがあったら、言ってね。 I see. If there is anything you want, tell me.
Dorm Mother SÔ. HOSHII MONO GA ATTARA, ITTE NE.
I see. If there is anything you want, tell me.

Grammar tips

Onomatopoeia + SHIMASU

ZUKIZUKI is an onomatopoeia. You can use it when you have a headache and feel as if your head were pulsing. If combined with SHIMASU (to do), the word becomes a verb.
e.g.) ZUKIZUKI SHIMASU (to throb)

Teach Us, Teacher

Three groups of verbs
Japanese verbs are divided into three groups. Each group has its own patterns of conjugations.

Sound Words

Chilling / Nausea
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

In Japan, when you have no appetite, a standard meal is rice porridge. Grated apples are said to be also popular. Both seem soft on your stomach, and easy to digest.

Anna

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