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Lesson 46

I'm happy to be able to see snow, before I go back to my country.

After Anna's birthday party, Kenta offers to walk her back to her dormitory. When they set out, snow begins to fall.

Lesson 46 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

KIKOKU SURU MAE NI, YUKI O MIRU KOTO GA DEKITE SHIAWASE DESU

Scripts

アンナ もしかして、雪? Is it snowing?
Anna MOSHIKASHITE, YUKI?
Is it snowing?
健太 これは、粉雪。
粉のようにさらさらしているでしょ。
This is powder snow.
It's light, dry and fine like powder, isn't it?
Kenta KORE WA, KONAYUKI.
KONA NO YÔ NI SARASARA SHITEIRU DESHO.
This is powder snow. It's light, dry and fine like powder, isn't it?
アンナ 帰国する前に、雪を見ることができて幸せです。 I'm happy to be able to see snow, before I go back to my country.
Anna KIKOKU SURU MAE NI, YUKI O MIRU KOTO GA DEKITE SHIAWASE DESU.
I'm happy to be able to see snow, before I go back to my country.

Grammar tips

NO YÔ NI

NO YÔ NI means "like, similar to."
e.g.) KONA NO YÔ NI (like powder)

Teach Us, Teacher

Dictionary-form verb + MAE NI
MAE NI (before) is an expression to emphasize what you do or did before doing something else. Verbs take the dictionary form, when they are followed by MAE NI (before). Even if a sentence as a whole is in the past tense, a verb takes the dictionary form before MAE NI, though this form indicates the present tense.

Sound Words

Snowing
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

Light snow is KONAYUKI. Snow containing lots of water is called BOTANYUKI. BOTAN is a flower name. People say large snowflakes look like the white petals of BOTAN, peonies.

Anna

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