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Lesson 6

What is your telephone number?

Anna and Sakura continue to talk in Anna's room. Sakura asks Anna's telephone number.

Lesson 6 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

DENWABANGÔ WA NANBAN DESU KA

Scripts

さくら ところでアンナさん。
電話番号は何番ですか。
By the way, Anna. What is your telephone number?
Sakura TOKORODE ANNA-SAN. DENWABANGÔ WA NANBAN DESU KA.
By the way, Anna. What is your telephone number?
アンナ ええと。080-1234-・・・。 Let me see. 080-1234-...
Anna ÊTO. REI HACHI REI – ICHI NI SAN YON – ...
Let me see. 080-1234-...
さくら ありがとう。
じゃ、今度、電話をしますね。
Thank you. Then, I'll phone you next time.
Sakura ARIGATÔ. JA, KONDO, DENWA O SHIMASU NE.
Thank you. Then, I'll phone you next time.

Grammar tips

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  O SHIMASU

SHIMASU is a verb that means "to do something."
You can talk about many actions by combining O SHIMASU with nouns.
e.g.)
BENKYÔ (study) + O SHIMASU
= BENKYÔ O SHIMASU (I study)
RYÔRI (cooking) + O SHIMASU
= RYÔRI O SHIMASU (I cook)

Teach Us, Teacher

When the letter for HA is pronounced as WA
In the past, the topic marker, WA, was pronounced as HA, and was spelled as HA. Its pronunciation has gradually changed to WA, but the spelling remains as HA. The same can be said about WA in KONNICHIWA (hello). It is pronounced as WA, but is spelled as HA.

Sound Words

Telephone
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

When I get a phone call, I'm supposed to say MOSHI MOSHI, and give my name. I do want to say "HAI, MOSHI MOSHI, ANNA DESU." I wish somebody will ring me up soon.

Anna

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