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Lesson 44

After you eat Japanese cakes, you drink powdered green tea.

After visiting Himeji Castle, Anna is now experiencing the Japanese tea ceremony at a tea-ceremony house nearby.

Lesson 44 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

WAGASHI O TABETE KARA, MACCHA O NOMIMASU.

Scripts

アンナ 和菓子はとても甘いですね。 Japanese cakes are very sweet, aren’t they?
Anna WAGASHI WA TOTEMO AMAI DESU NE.
Japanese cakes are very sweet, aren’t they?
先生 和菓子を食べてから、抹茶を飲みます。
抹茶は苦いかもしれません。
After you eat Japanese cakes, you drink powdered green tea.
The powdered green tea may be bitter.
Teacher WAGASHI O TABETE KARA, MACCHA O NOMIMASU.
MACCHA WA NIGAI KAMOSHIREMASEN.
After you eat Japanese cakes, you drink powdered green tea. The powdered green tea may be bitter.
アンナ 先生、足がしびれました。いたたたた。 Teacher, my feet have gone to sleep. Oh, oh, oh, ouch!
Anna SENSEI, ASHI GA SHIBIREMASHITA. ITATATATA.
Teacher, my feet have gone to sleep. Oh, oh, oh, ouch!

Grammar tips

KAMOSHIREMASEN

KAMOSHIREMASEN means "may be," "is perhaps."
e.g.) NIGAI KAMOSHIREMASEN. (It may be bitter.)

Teach Us, Teacher

TE-form verb + KARA
In Lesson 16, you learned to express more than one action in one sentence by linking the TE-form of verbs. If you add the particle KARA (after), after the TE-form of verbs, you can make it clear that you did the action that comes before KARA first, and then, the action that comes after it. This way, you can emphasize the order of actions.

Sound Words

Numbness
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

Sitting straight with my legs folded is hard. I've learned one good way to prevent our feet from going to sleep. It is to sit with the big toes of our feet together. I'll try it next time.

Anna

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