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1.2.1: Drills and Exercises

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  • A. Cue: Kore, mimasu ka. Do you watch this?

    Response: Hai, sore wa mimasu kedo, are wa mimasen. Yes, I watch it, but I don’t watch that one.

    Cue: Kore, shimasu ka. Do you do it?

    Response: Hai, sore wa shimasu kedo, are wa shimasen. Yes, I do it, but I don’t do that one.

    B. Cue: Mimasu yo. I watch them.

    Response: Kore mo mimasu ka. Do you watch this, too?

    Cue: Shimasu yo. I do it.

    Response: Kore mo shimasu ka. Do you do this, too?

    C. Say it in Japanese.

    You are talking about smartphone apps. You’ve been asked if you use them.

    1. Yes, I use them sometimes.

    2. Yes, I use them a lot, but I don’t buy them.

    3. No, I do not use these (while I do use others).

    4. Yes, I will use this one, but not that one.

    5. Yes, I often use that one you mentioned, but I don’t use this one at all.

    6. No, I don’t use them. I don’t need them at all.

    7. I hear a lot about them but I don’t understand.

    D. Act in Japanese.

    1. A coworker shows you a smartphone music application. Ask if she listens a lot.

    2. You’ve been asked if you read Japanese newspapers online. Tell Ms. Honda that you read them a lot.

    3. You’ve been asked if you know the meaning of a particular Japanese word. Tell Ms. Honda that you hear it every now and then, but you don’t understand.

    4. You are looking at a menu at a restaurant. Ask Ms. Honda if she would take a look at this one (a wine list) as well.

    5. You’ve been asked if you buy Japanese comics. Tell Ms. Honda that you read them a lot but you don’t buy them.

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