Saturday, 1 October 2011

Japanguage 3

Our Japanese lessons continue to amuse and excite.
Here are some developments. There will be tests when return. No one expects the Japanish Inquisition after all.

1 – Some vocab
Here                                        Koko                          ここ
There                                       Soko                          
そこ
Over there                               Asoko                        
あそこ
Where?                                   Doko                         
どこ

Here (polite)                           Kochira                      
こちら
There (polite)                          Sochira                      
そちら
Over there (polite)                  Achira                        
あちら
Where? (polite)                      Dochira                      
どちら
Classroom                              Kyôshitsu                   きょうしつ
Dining hall                             Shokudô                    
しょくどう
Office                                     Jimusho                     
じむしょ
Conference room                   Kaikishitsu                
かいきしつ
Reception                               Uketske                     
うけつけ
Lobby                                     Robby                        
ロビー
Room                                     Heya                          
へや
Toilet                                      Toire                          
トイレ
Staircase                                 Ka-ee-dan                  
かいだん
Country                                  Kuni                           くに
Company                                Ka-ee-sha                  
かいしゃ
House                                     Uchi                           
うち
Telephone                               Denwa                         でんわ
Shoes                                      Kutsu                         
くつ
Tie                                          Neku-ta-ee                 
ネクタイ
Wine                                       Oo-eye-n                   
ワイン
Cigarettes                               Tabako
Department, Counter             Uriba                          うりば
Basement                               Chikka                       
ちっか
-th floor                                  -kai                            
~かい
Which floor?                          Nan kai?                    
なんかい
-yen                                        -En                             
How much?                            Ikura                          
いくら
Hundred                                 Hyaku                                
Thousand                               Sen                            

Ten thousand                         Man                           
Please show me                      Mizete kudasa-ee       みうぇてください
Give me that please                Sore-O kudasa-ee      
それをください

2 – Some Japanter
Consuela :                  Excuse me, where is the oranges counter ?
Konsuera:                  Sumimasen, oranji uriba doko desu ka?
コンスエラ:             すみません おらんじうりばどこですか

Sales Clerk B:           It’s in the basement
Tenin B:                    Chikka 1-ka-ee desu
点員B                   ちっかいっかいです

Consuela:                  Muchas gracias
Konsuera:                 Domo
コンスエラ:             どうも
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Consuela:                  Excuse me, could you show me those oranges?
Konsuera:                  Sumimasen, sono oranji mizete kudasa-ee
コンスエラ:             住みませんそのオランジみぜてください

Sales clerk B:            Certainly senorita, here you are.
Tenin B:                     Hai, dozo
点員B:                    はいどうぞ

Consuela:                  Are these Japanese oranges?
Konsuera:                  Sore wa Nihon-no oranji desu ka
コンスエラ:             それは日本のオランジですか

Sales clerk B:            No, they’re Spanish.
Tenin B:                    Ie, Supen-no oranji desu
点員B:                      いいえスペノのオランジです

Consuela:                  How much?
Konsuera:                 Ikura desu ka?
コンスエラ:             いくらですか

Sales clerk B:            2,500 yen
Tenin B:                     Ni-sen go-hyaku en desu
点員B:                    2500円です


Consuela:
                 I’ll take them.
Konsuera:                 Sore-O kudasa-ee.
コンスエラ:            それをくください

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