# 4.4.1: Drills and Exercises

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A. Listen to the audio. Following the first two model exchanges, respond to each cue.
Cue: 相撲、 見る？ Do you watch sumo?
Response: いや、見ない。 No, I don’t.
Cue: 焼き肉、食べる。 Do you eat Yakiniku (Korean BBQ)?
Response: いや、食べない。 No, I don’t.

B. Cue: 焼き肉でいい？ Would you be okay with Yakiniku?
Response: うん。というか、焼き肉の方がいいよ。
Yes. I mean I prefer Yakiniku.
Cue: 割り勘でいい？ Would you be okay with splitting (the bill)?
Response: うん。というか、割り勘の方がいいよ。
Yes. I mean I prefer that.

C. Say it in Japanese.
Make the following suggestions to a friend, using the negative verb form.
1. Why don’t we see the new movie?
2. Why don’t we do traditional sports rather than baseball?
3. Why don’t we eat Bento in the park because it’s a beautiful day?
4. Why don’t we meet at the entrance of the station at 10:00?
5. Why don’t we take a group picture with everyone?
Correct your statement and restate it as follows.
6. Ramen is fine… I mean I prefer ramen.
7. I’m busy on Friday…I mean I’m busy everyday.
8. I’m coming to your party…I mean I’d like to come to your party.
9. This is NOT my first time eating sushi…I mean I love sushi and eat it often.
10. I’m fine splitting the bill…I mean I’d like to pay…I mean I will pay the whole thing.

D. Act in Japanese.
1. Invite a friend to go eat something.
2. You’d like to eat Japanese food. Ask a friend if she is okay with it.
3. At the end of the meal, suggest that you split the bill with everyone.
4. Senpai insists that she will pay for everyone. Tell her that you prefer to split the bill.
5. It’s the time to go to the office meeting. You see a co-worker still at his desk. Ask if that means he is not going?

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