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Episode 2: What is this in Japanese

You see something, but you have never seen it before. What could it be? In today lessons we are going to ask what something is.

Dialogue 1

Okuda-san visits his friend's house and sees something he has never seen before.

— in Japanese
  • Okuda
  • しばた、それ は なん ですか?
  • Sibata
  • これ は でんしーじしょ です。
  • Okuda
  • ちょっと みせて ください。
  • Sibata
  • はい。 どうそ。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Okuda
  • Sibata, sore ha nan desu ka?
  • Sibata
  • Kore ha denshi-jisho desu.
  • Okuda
  • Chotto misete kudasai.
  • Sibata
  • Hai. Doozo.
— in English
  • Tanaka
  • What is that?
  • Lucy
  • This is an electric dictionary.
  • Tanaka
  • May I see it?
  • Lucy
  • Yes, here you are.
Dialogue 2

Lucy thinks that Tanaka is drinking Japanese rice wine.

— in Japanese
  • Lucy
  • それ は なん ですか?
  • Tanaka
  • これ は ワイン です。
  • Lucy
  • それ は にほん の ワイン ですか?
  • Tanaka
  • いいえ。これ は にほん の ワイン じゃない です。これ は フランス の ワイン です。
  • Lucy
  • あれ は?
  • Tanaka
  • あれ は イタリー の ワイン です。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Lucy
  • Sore ha nan desu ka?
  • Tanaka
  • Kore ha wain desu.
  • Lucy
  • Sore ha Nihon no wain desu ka?
  • Tanaka
  • iie. Kore ha Nihon no wain janai desu. Kore ha Furansu no wain desu.
  • Lucy
  • Are ha?
  • Tanaka
  • Are ha Itaria no wain desu.
— in English
  • Lucy
  • What is that?
  • Tanaka
  • This is a glass of wine.
  • Lucy
  • Is that Japanese wine?
  • Tanaka
  • No. This is not Japanese wine. This is French wine.
  • Lucy
  • What is that over there?
  • Tanaka
  • That is Italian wine.

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