Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pimsleur Japanese Level 1 - Lesson 4 Notes

New Vocabulary:
  • konnichi wa - hello (used in the afternoon)
  • hanashimasu - speak
  • jozu ni - well / skillful (when referring to "speak")
  • Ueno - a name of a place in Japan
  • Shinjuku - a name of a place in Japan
  • eki - station
  • doko - where?
  • koko - here
  • koen - park
  • asoko - over there

New Grammar Concepts:
  • none

New Sentences:
  • Sukoshi hanashimasu. - I speak a little.
  • Jozu ni hanashimasu. - You speak well.
  • Jozu ni hanashimasu ne. - You speak well, don't you?
  • Mada jozu ja arimasen. - I'm not skilled yet.
  • Ueno eki wa doko desu ka. - Where is Ueno Station?
  • Sumimasen, Ueno eki wa doko desu ka. - Excuse me, where is Ueno Station?
  • Koko desu. - It's here.
  • Koko ja arimasen. - It's not here.
  • Shinjuku eki wa doko desu ka. - Where is Shinjuku Station?
  • Ueno koen wa doko desu ka. - Where is Ueno Park?
  • Ueno koen wa. - And Ueno Park?
  • Sumimasen, Shinjuku eki wa doko desu ka. - Excuse me, where is Shinjuku Station?
  • Koko desu ka. - Is it here?
  • Hai, koko desu. - Yes, it's here.
  • Iie, koko ja arimasen. - No, it's not here.
  • Koko ja arimasen. - It's not here.
  • Asoko desu. - It's over there.
  • Asoko ja arimasen. - It's not over there.
  • Ueno eki wa koko desu. - Ueno Station is here.
  • Shinjuku eki wa koko ja arimasen. - Shinjuku Station is not here.

Japanese Conversation:

Man: Sumimasen. Anata wa nihon-jin desu ka.
Woman: Hai, watashi wa nihon-jin desu. Anata wa.
Man: Watashi wa amerika-jin desu.
Woman: Demo nihongo ga yoku wakarimasu ne.
Man: Ee, sukoshi. Demo mada jozu ja arimasen.
Woman: Iie, jozu desu.
Man: Arigato gozaimasu.


English Translation:

Man: Excuse me. Are you Japanese?
Woman: Yes, I'm Japanese. And you?
Man: I'm American.
Woman: But you understand Japanese well, don't you?
Man: Yes, a little. But I'm not good at it yet.
Woman: No, you're good.
Man: Thank you.

3 comments:

  1. very useful, thank you =)

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    1. You're welcome, Shan. I've already added notes for lesson 5 by the way. I plan to finish writing up notes for the rest of the lessons in Pimsleur's Japanese I by October in case you're interested. :)

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  2. "konnichi wa" should be written as "konnichiwa"

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