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Inviting someone to do something together -- Part 1

写真を撮りましょう Let's take a photo.

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Tam, Mi Ya, and Kaito are in front of a huge snow sculpture at the snow festival in Sapporo.

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すごい

sugoi

amazing

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見る

miru

look

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わあ

waa

wow

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大きい

ookii

huge

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初めて

hajimete

first time

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どうやって

doo yatte

how

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作る

tsukuru

make

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きれい(な)

kiree (na)

beautiful

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みんなで

minna de

together

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写真を撮る

shashin o toru

take a photo

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いい

ii

good

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Key Phrase

Inviting someone to do something together -- Part 1

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To invite someone to do something with you, replace the "masu" at the end of the verb's MASU-form with "mashoo." The verb in "shashin o toru" or "to take a photo" is "toru." The MASU-form of that is "torimasu," which becomes "torimashoo."

To accept an invitation:
When you want to do what you've been invited to do, say "ii desu ne" or "good idea."

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Try inviting someone to do something together

1Which of these three choices is the correct way to say this sentence in Japanese?

Let's go to the clock tower.

go to the clock tower

時計台に行く(→行きます)

tokeedai ni iku (→ikimasu)

2Say the sentence in Japanese, using the following word(s).

Let's XXX.

~ましょう。

~mashoo.

rest for a while

ちょっと休む(→休みます)

chotto yasumu (→yasumimasu)

3Say the sentence in Japanese, using the following word(s).

Let's XXX.

~ましょう。

~mashoo.

go home by taxi

タクシーで帰る(→帰ります)

takushii de kaeru (→kaerimasu)

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People's voices

It's used when you’re surprised, impressed, or moved. A more polite version is "Sugoi desu ne."

Kanji

Yuki (snow)

Culture

Mi Ya’s Travel Guide

Popular Tourist Spot: Hokkaido

Hokkaido attracts many tourists for its beautiful, vast natural surroundings. Wild animals live freely in Shiretoko, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Winter brings snow festivals and sports such as skiing.
At the Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa, you can see penguins walking in line on the snow.

[1] Sapporo Snow Festival

[1] Sapporo Clock Tower

[2] Wild brown bear in Shiretoko

[3] Penguins at Asahiyama Zoo

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