Hello, everyone! Thank you for checking our last post.

こんにちは!前回のブログ、チェックして頂きありがとうございました。

This week, we are going to post a sample conversation with the answers for the quiz!

今週はクイズの答えとともに、会話例をご紹介します。

How many answers did you get right?

いくつ正解でしたか?

How many can you remember and actually use in the conversation?

いくつ覚えていて、実際に会話の中で使えますか?

Please try to use some of the expressions in the REAL convesation!

ぜひ実際の会話の中で使ってみて下さい!!

 

Sample Conversation

A: Andrew     C: Cody (Andrew’s older sister)

A: Guess what!  (ちょっと聞いてよ)

C: What? (何?)

A: Did I tell you I got a special surprise for my birthday? (誕生日にすごいサプライズがあったって話したっけ?)

C: No you didn’t, but that reminds me, did you get my card? (ううん。でもそれで思い出した。カード届いた?)

A:Yeah, but that’s not the great surprise! Kaho gave me a cake with my face on it!

C: What do you mean?

A: They draw pictures of people on cakes with frosting. Kaho brought them a photograph of me. Anyway, it was a funny surprise…

C: Did it look like you?

A: Yes, a little. But actually it kind of looked like ALF.

C: ALF?! Your’re kidding! (冗談でしょ!?)

  From the TV show? I love ALF! I watched it a lot when I was young. Do Japanese people know about ALF?

A: Yes, the show was on TV recently.

C:Wow. By the way, where were we?…..(ところで、どこまで話したっけ?)Oh, your cake. How did it taste?

A: Excellent. Do you want to see the picture?

C: Sure.

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Hello! Thank you for reading our blog every week.

こんにちは。毎週ブログを読んで頂きありがとうございます。

This week I (Kahoru) am writing this post because we want to try something new.

今週は、ちょっと趣を変えてみたくて、私(かほる)が書いています。

It might look boring because there won’t be many pictures as usual, but I will try to make it more interactive to help you study.

いつものように写真がたくさんないのでつまらなく見えるかもしれませんが、皆さんの勉強をお手伝いする1ページにしようと思っています。

So today, I want you to do these quizzes!

そこで今日は、皆さんに以下のクイズをしていただきたく思います。

If you know the answers, please email us using the comment box or write them down and bring them to class!

答えがわかったら、コメントボックスを使って回答を送って頂くか、または書きとめて授業にお持ちください。

We look forward to your answers!!

 

These 6 phrases below often come up in our everyday conversation.

以下の6つのフレーズは、会話の途中によく出てくる言葉です。

Please try to fill in the blanks!

空欄を埋めてみましょう!

 

①えーと、どこまで話したっけ?

                                 were we?

②(相手の話を聞いて)それで思い出したけど。。。

  That                                    me…

③ところでさー、

                   the way,

④ちょっと聞いてよ! ー(相手が) 何?

  Guess                     !    ―       ?

⑤私―って言ったっけ?

             I                      you ——?

⑥冗談でしょ!?(マジで?!)

 You are                                !

 

Sometimes there will be more than one answer.  You can use a dictionary, too. Good luck!

答えが2つ以上ある場合もあります。辞書をお使いになってもかまいません。

頑張ってください!      

Drawings by Andy

 

– Andy and Kaho

Sakura, Once More

April 6, 2011

Keywords; realize v. 気がつく, several adj. いくつか, set up v. 整える

Hello! How are you all?

We are happy to see that spring is coming. It’s warm and beautiful outside and the lovely cherry blossoms are starting to show their pink faces.

I realized that we have been doing this web blog for over one year. YEA! We did it! Have you been reading every week? Thank you!

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In Muko we have several cherry blossom trees in the park near our old house. We went there today for lunch, a flower-viewing lunch party (お花見. We took a few pictures.

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We are very busy setting up our house so this blog is very short.

Thanks for reading!

Our new house:

– Andrew and Kahoru