Pimsleur Japanese Unit 1.02

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ohayo
good morning
ii
good / nice
otenki
weather
ja mata
see you / goodbye
arigato
thanks
jozu
very good / skilled
jozu ja arimasen
not good / not skilled
gozaimasu
added to ohayo and arigato for politeness
ne
roughly equivalent to the English “don’t you?”, “isn’t it?”, “aren’t you?”, “don’t you think?” (used when you fully expect the person you are conversing with to agree with you)
Ohayo gozaimasu.
Good morning. (polite)
Ii otenki desu.
It’s good weather. / It’s nice weather.
Ii otenki desu ne.
It’s good weather, isn’t it? / It’s nice weather, isn’t it?
So desu ne.
It is, isn’t it? (used when agreeing with someone)
Ja mata.
See you.
Aa, nihongo ga wakarimasu ne.
Ah, you understand Japanese, don’t you?
Arigato gozaimasu.
Thank you. (polite)
Watashi wa nihongo ga wakarimasu.
I understand Japanese. (emphatic)
Watashi wa nihongo ga sukoshi wakarimasu.
I understand Japanese a little. (emphatic)
Jozu desu.
You are very good. / You are very skilled.
Jozu desu ne.
You are very good, aren’t you? / You are skilled, aren’t you?
Jozu ja arimasen.
I am not very good. / I am not skilled.
Nihongo ga jozu desu ne.
You are good in Japanese, aren’t you? / You are skilled in Japanese, aren’t you?
Eigo ga jozu desu ne.
You are good in English, aren’t you? / You are skilled in English, aren’t you?
Watashi wa jozu ja arimasen.
I am not very good. / I am not skilled. (emphatic)
Sumimasen, nihongo ga wakarimasu ka.
Excuse me, Do you speak Japanese?
Hai, sukoshi.
Yes,a little
Anata wa amerika-jin desu ka
Are you American?
Hai, watashi wa amerika-jin desu. Eigo ga wakarimasu ka.
Yes, I am American. Do you understand English?
Iie, wakarimasen.
No, I don’t understand.
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