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Lesson 45

Happy Birthday!

Today is Anna’s birthday. Friends are celebrating her birthday at a restaurant.

Lesson 45 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

OTANJÔBI OMEDETÔ

Scripts

みんな アンナ、お誕生日おめでとう。 Anna, Happy Birthday!
All ANNA, OTANJÔBI OMEDETÔ.
Anna, Happy Birthday!
健太 これ、ほんの気持ちです。 This is a little something for you.
Kenta KORE, HONNO KIMOCHI DESU.
This is a little something for you.
アンナ どうもありがとうございます。 I would like to thank you very much.
Anna DÔMO ARIGATÔ GOZAIMASU.
I would like to thank you very much.
さくら 何をもらったの? What did you get?
Sakura NANI O MORATTA NO?
What did you get?
アンナ 開けてもいいですか。 May I open this?
Anna AKETE MO II DESU KA.
May I open this?

Grammar tips

MORAIMASU

When the receiver is the subject, you use MORAIMASU (to get, to be given, to receive). Use the particle NI to indicate the giver.
e.g.) KANOJO WA KARE NI FÛSEN O MORAIMASU.
(She is given a balloon by him.)
To learn more, please go to "Teach Us, Teacher" page.

Teach Us, Teacher

MORAIMASU
First of all, please note that both AGEMASU and KUREMASU mean "to give." And MORAIMASU means "to get," "to receive" or "to be given." In Japanese, you choose which of them to use, depending on which is the subject, the giver or the receiver, and also depending on who is the receiver.

Sound Words

Emotion
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

Kenta gave me a necklace in the shape of Mt. Fuji. I was deeply moved and felt JÎN.

Anna

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