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Week 1: Greetings/Intros

by: Sam Harvey

Week 1: Greetings/Intros JAPN 111F

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Date Created: 09/01/16
JAPN 111F MARKEN Genki: CH.1 (New Friends) Japanese Writing Systems: 1. HIRAGANA a i u e o あ a あ i あ u あ e あ o あ ka あ ki あ ku あ ke あ ko k s あ sa あ shi あ su あ se あ so t あ ta あ chi あ tsu あ te あ to あ na あ ni あ nu あ ne あ no n h あ ha あ hi あ fu あ he あ ho m あ ma あ mi あ mu あ me あ mo y あ ya あ yu あ yo r あ ra あ ri あ ru あ re あ ro w あ wa あ wo あ n n Basic Stroke Directions: 1. Left to Right 2. Top to Bottom Basic Stroke Order: 1. Horizontal strokes →( go before)→ intersecting Vertical strokes 2. Center strokes → Smaller Side strokes Greetings:  Ohayoo – Good Morning  Ohayoo gozaimasu – Good Morning (polite version)  Konnichiwa – Good Afternoon; Hello  Konbanwa – Good Evening  Oyasumi(nasai) – Good Night Ways to say Goodbye:  Jaa, mata – (said between friends; you’ll see each other soon)  Shitsureeshimasu – (ex. said when taking leave from a professor’s office)  Sayoonara – Goodbye (said when you don’t expect to see the other anytime soon) Common Phrases:  Hai. – Yes; or Here when replying to one’s name  Arigatoo – Thank you  Arigatoo gozaimasu – Thank you (polite version)  Sumimasen – Excuse me; I’m sorry; & sometimes thank you  Iie – Usually means No as a negative reply; also used to represent “Don’t mention it,” “That’s ok,” “You’re welcome”  Hajimemashite – How do you do?  Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. – Nice to meet you. Class Expressions:  Yukkuri – slowly  Itte kudasai. – Please say it. / Yukkuri itte kudasai. – Please say it slowly.  Kaite kudasai. – Please write it.  Yonde kudasai. – Please read it.  Moo ichido (onegaishimazu). – Once again, please. Introductions: 1.) Q: Hajimemashite (How do you do?) → A: {Your name} desu. → Doozo Yoroshiku. (Nice to meet you.) 2.) [State] shuu no [city] kara kimasita. (I’m from [city], [state]. 3.) Senkoo wa [your own major] desu. (My major is [_____]. Ways of Confirming/Good communication: - Repeat the new information to confirm with dropping intonation - → san desuka ← follows someone else’s name, NOT YOURS; also shows politeness ↓ 1. Hajimemashite, [someone else’s name] desu. 2. [same name] san desuka. (to confirm) 3. Hai, [repeats their name] desu. Doozo Yoroshiku. (to confirm you got their name) Or Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu. – (more polite way to end)


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