Hello!

How are you everyone? I know! It is hot every day! I cannot believe it is still June!

まだ六月なんて信じられませんね!

Please take care!

みなさん、お体お大事に!

Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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A: Andy        K: Kaho

 

A: Kaho, can you help me? Please!

K: I’m a little busy, Andy. Can you hang on a second? 

A: Well, okay…

Are you almost done?

K: Not yet. This is very difficult.

A: Let me know when you are done.

[ten minutes later]

K: Okay, I’m done. Now, what did you need help with?

A: Oh nevermind. I already finished cooking lunch. It’s soba.

K: Wow! Thanks, I really appreciate it! But I thought we were out of    soba-tsuyu

A: I found this. But I can’t read the Japanese. I think it is soba-tsuyu.    It’s brown.

K: Ewww! Andy, this is coffee!

Drawings by Andy c. 2011

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Hello!

How are you doing?

It is very hot and wet today. I (Kahoru) don’t like rainy season and summer in Japan.

I definitely prefer winter!

断然冬のほうが好きです。

Maybe when I am retired, I want to move to a country that doesn’t have hot and wet summer like Japan!

老後は日本のような夏のない国に移住したいかも・・・!

How about you?

Here is the 5th quiz on everyday phrase! Enjoy!!

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①ちょっとまって(ください。) 

   Can you (                       ) on a second? 

   ヒント:wait ではありませんよ!!

②もう終わりそう? Are you (                            ) done?

③-②に対しての答えで・・・ まだです。 Not (                  ).

④終わったら知らせてね。 

   (                      ) me (                       ) when you are done.

⑤本当に、本当にありがとう!I really (                       ) it!

 

皆さんがんばってください、ね!

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Kaho and a new friend at Round 1 bowling alley. Fight!

Hello, everyone!

How are you doing? We are OK, but to tell you the truth, Kahoru has shingles! Ouch!

私達はまあまあです。でも実をいうと、かほるは帯状疱疹になってしまいました!痛たたたたー!

She is resting and will be fine in no time.

安静にしてるのですぐに治るとは思いますが・・・。

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Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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K: Kaho A: Andy

 

K: Oh no! I think there is something wrong with this air conditioner.

A: Really? Maybe the battery is dead in the remote control.

K: No I already checked it. Hmm, I think this remote is broken. Can you take a look and fix it?

A: No problem!

That’s a piece of cake! I’m used to fixing stuff.

K: Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

(30 minutes later)

 

K: Did you fix it? Is it working now?

A: Well, I couldn’t find my tools…

Drawings by Andy c. 2011

Hello, everyone!

How are you? We are doing good!

We went to エミナース (hot spring in Rakusai New Town) yesterday.

I (Kahoru) like spa and so does Andy!

I think most foreigners feel shy about being naked in public, but Andy is already …(see )

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Here is the first question from this week’s quizzes!

~に慣れている  とは英語で何と言うでしょうか?

① be (                  ) (                     ) ~

② そんなの朝飯前だよ! That’s a piece of (                   )!

③ ~の調子が悪い There is something (                      ) (                       ) ~

④ 電池がない! The battery is (                        )!

⑤ (電化製品などが)作動している、動いている  It is  (                                    )

All of these are very, very useful in everyday life, aren’t they?

Please check your answers next week!

Drawings c. 2011 by Andy

Have a nice week and weekend!!

– Andy and Kaho

Hello, everyone!

How are you doing? We are doing great!

We had a great housewarming party with some students last week.

先週生徒さん達とハウスウォーミングパーティーをしました。

The big typhoon was hitting the Kansai area, but thank you sooooooooo much for coming!

大きな台風が関西を直撃していましたが、来て下さって本当に本当にありがとうございます!

We had a great time with great food, great drink, and fun activities & conversation.

素晴らしい料理と飲み物、楽しいゲームとともに楽しいひと時をすごしました。

It was so fun, so I am already thinking about our next party!

とても楽しかったので、もう次のパーティーのことを考えています!

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Here is the sample conversation with answers from last week’s quiz.

先週のクイズの答えが入った会話です。

Please check your answers and remember the phrases!

答えをチェックして、フレーズを覚えて下さいね!

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K: Kaho               A: Andy

A: Honey, do you mind if I use your bike?

K: Sure.

A: And can I borrow 100yen?

K: No problem, sweetheart. But why?

A: Well, I’m going to get some diet cola.

K: I see… Can you do me a favor?

A: Yep. What is it?

K: Can you get some eggs, too?

A: Sure, no problem.

K: And can you get a pot for the garden?

A: Yeah, I guess so… Anything else?

K: Let me see… Oh yes! Can you get a… a… a what-do-you-call-it?

A: A what?!

K: It’s the white stuff, from a cow, you put it in your coffee.

A: Do you mean ‘milk’?

K: Yes, that’s it. And can you get some glue?

A: OK. Is that all?

K: Yes. No. Can you get a light bulb for the kitchen, too?

A: Give me a break! I need more money than 100yen!