Video: Basic Japanese Greetings – Conversation
The continuation of the Video: Basic Japanese greetings
In the video, there are a few conversations that I included based on what I understand.
Note: I am still not good at making sentences as I need to improve my understanding of Japanese particles. If I made a wrong sample or grammar, you could always send me a message and I am happy to change it. お願いします。
Anna: Yuto, Good morning Yuto: Ms. Anna, Good morning.
Anna: This is a souvenir. I’ll give it to you. Yuto: Me? Thank you very much. Anna: You’re welcome. Yuto: (flushed face)
In the first sentence, I removed the particle は in between これ and おみやげ. The meaning will still be the same. これ means ‘this’ in English. おみやげ means ‘souvenir’. あげます means ‘to give’ and it is the polite form of あげる. ありがとうございます means ‘Thank you’ (Thank you very much). オレ is a Japanese pronoun used mostly by males, means ‘I’ or in this conversation means ‘me’. It is usually written in Hiragana sound おれ.
どういたしまして means ‘You’re welcome’.
English: John: Good Afternoon Maria: Good Afternoon John: What is your name? Maria: My name is Maria. And you? John: I’m John. The こんにちは in this conversation can either mean Good afternoon or Hello. おなまえ means ‘name’. なんですか means ‘what is ～ ? . わたし is the pronoun ‘I’ in English while あなた is ‘You’. わたしのなまえは can be shortened to わたしは as both speaker and the person spoke to knows the question. わたしは can also be omitted when answering the question おなまえはなんですか？ You can answer either: わたしはマリアです. – I’m Maria. (Watashi ha Maria desu.) マリアです. – It’s Maria. (Maria desu.)
English: John: Do you speak English? Maria: No, I cannot speak English. John: oh～ Is that so? Maria: Yes, that’s right. I’m sorry.
えいご means ‘English’. I use two verbs, はなします and はなせます in this conversation so we could determine the difference between the two verbs. はなします and はなせます means ‘speak’ and the polite form of はなす. はなします means ‘to speak’ while はなせます is ‘can speak’. If we change the verb when John asks Maria if she can speak English, the sentence will be: えいごがはなせますか? – Can you speak English? (Eigo ga hanasemasu ka?)
を, が, かare the Japanese particles. ごめんなさいmeans ‘sorry’. --------------------------------------
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