Last night we had a lesson exchange with Akemi. She is wonderful! Akemi just moved into our building and wanted to work on her conversational English, so in return she is teaching us very simple Japanese. Choo, is a dancer…a hiphop and popping dancer. He came near the end and conversed too.
We have decided to meet once a week in our social room in our building to practice. Soon, maybe we can increase to two. Our schedules are just a bit different. We found out that here in Japan, they don’t have rice pudding. I don’t get it when rice is such a popular dish. So, Adam and I said we would make some for our next meeting.
It turns out there is one way to speak but 3 ways to write Japanese!
This is what we have learned so far: (or we have to study this week)
1. ichi Monday getsuyo-bi
2. ni Tuesday kayo-bi
3. san Wednesday swioh-bi
4. yon Thursday mokuyo-bi
5. go Friday kinyo-bi
6. rocku Saturday dohyo-bi
7. nana Sunday nichiyo-bi
Good Morning – Ohio Gozimas
Good Afternoon – Konechiwa
Good Evening – Combahumwa
Good Night – Ohya sume nasai
How are you? Ganke Deska I am fine. Ganke Des
I have a cold – Kazeh oh he ta ma su
Hungry – Ona Kah Gah Sweetah sweetah means full
Full – Ona Kah Gah Ee Pai (Ona Kah Gah means stomach) eepai means empty
Delicious – Oishie
Pretty – Kawaii
Im Sorry, Im not good at speaking Japanese
Sumi masen… ne hongo ga to kewi dewah ah lemasem
Whats your name?
anah tano nami wah nan deska
Have we met before
Hagi memashi tae
Good to see you
I Love You
Thats all for now, study up!
Hah I've heard every one of those phrases in the Japanese cartoons that I watch, but never knew what they meant. It's cool that you're learning Japanese. Next thing you know you'll be fluent! Did the dancer teach you any moves?