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Lesson 42

I wonder which is the most delicious.

Anna is on a study tour with her university. She's going to buy a box lunch on a Shinkansen bullet train.

Lesson 42 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

DORE GA ICHIBAN OISHII KANA

Scripts

アンナ どれがいちばんおいしいかな。 I wonder which is the most delicious.
Anna DORE GA ICHIBAN OISHII KANA.
I wonder which is the most delicious.
販売員 幕の内弁当は人気がありますよ。 Makunouchi-bento is popular.
Salesperson MAKUNOUCHI-BENTÔ WA NINKI GA ARIMASU YO.
Makunouchi-bento is popular.
アンナ じゃ、私は幕の内。 Then, I will take the Makunouchi.
Anna JA, WATASHI WA MAKUNOUCHI.
Then, I will take the Makunouchi.
ロドリゴ 僕も。支払いは別々にお願いします。 Me, too. Split the bill, please.
Rodrigo BOKU MO. SHIHARAI WA BETSUBETSUNI ONEGAI SHIMASU.
Me, too. Split the bill, please.

Grammar tips

DORE GA ICHIBAN DESU KA

(Which one is the most ...?)

To make questions using ICHIBAN (the best, the most, number one), you use different interrogatives before ICHIBAN, depending on what is being compared.
To learn more, please go to the "Teach Us, Teacher" page.

Teach Us, Teacher

ICHIBAN
When you compare three or more things, you express the best of them by saying it is ICHIBAN (the best, the most, number one). Then, what do you say, for example, when you want to say "it is the most interesting"? "Interesting" is OMOSHIROI. So, you say ICHIBAN OMOSHIROI DESU. The adjective, OMOSHIROI, does not change.

Sound Words

Hunger
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

Many train stations around Japan are said to have what are called EKIBEN, station box lunches using special products of their districts. I want to eat many of them.

Anna

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