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4.2.1: Drills and Exercises

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    A. Cue: 行きますよ。I’m going. Response: え、行くの? What? Are you going?
    Cue: 雨ですよ。 It’s raining. Response: え、雨なの? What? Is it raining?
    * Repeat this drill, replacing no with n desu.

    B. Cue: 行きますか? Does he go?
    Response: 行くだろうねえ。 He will probably go.
    Cue: 楽しいですか? Is it fun?
    Response: 楽しいだろうねえ。It is probably fun.

    C. Say it in Japanese.

    A friend has asked you why you are leaving now.
    1. I’m going to the library, so…
    2. I have an appointment, so…
    3. I’m busy, so...
    4. I’d like to do some shopping, so...
    5. It’s Monday, so...

    A friend has asked why you are going to Kyoto.

    6. I’m going there to see the old temples and shrines.
    7. I’m going there to eat Kyoto cuisines.
    8. I’m going there to take pictures of the festival.
    9. I’m going there to study at Kyoto University.
    10. I’m going there to see my old friends.

    D. Act in Japanese

    1. Stop a stranger and ask him to take your picture.
    2. You are talking with a friend about your upcoming trip to Hokkaido. Mention
    that it will probably be cold, b) it will probably be beautiful, c) you will probably
    fly, d) Prof. Yamamoto will probably go, too.
    3. You saw a co-worker looking at smartphones at an online shopping website. Ask
    if he is going to buy a new one.
    4. At a dinner, you see the fish left untouched on your friend’s plate. Ask if he hates
    5. A friend said that she left the movie after seeing only the first 15 minutes. Ask if
    that was because it was boring?

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