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1.3.1: Drills and Exercises

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    A. Cue: Ikimasu ka. Are you going?

    Response: Hai, ikimasu. Honda-san mo ikimasen ka. Yes, I am. Won’t you go, too, Ms. Honda?

    Cue: Shimasu ka. Do you do it?

    Response: Hai, shimasu. Honda-san mo shimasen-ka. Yes, I do. Won’t you do it, too, Ms. Honda?

    B. Cue: Ikimasu yo. I’m going.

    Response: Aa, sou desu ka. Jaa watashi mo ikimasu. Oh, yea? Well then I’ll go, too.

    Cue: Shimasu yo. I’ll do it.

    Response: Aa, sou desu ka. Jaa,watashi mo shimasu. Oh, yea? Well, then I’ll do it, too.

    C. Say it in Japanese.

    You are talking about events for new employees. You’ve been asked if you are going.

    1. Yes, I am. How about you (Ms. Honda)?

    2. Today, I’m not going, but tomorrow, I will.

    3. No, I’m going home. Won’t you (Ms. Honda) go home, too?

    4. Today is a bit… I’m sorry.

    Invite Ms. Honda to:

    5. go out today

    6. write this (a form to fill out)

    7. read that (a book over there)

    8. drink this (coffee)

    9. talk the day after tomorrow

    10. come (to your house)

    D. Act in Japanese.

    1. You brought cookies for everyone in your office. Offer them.

    2. Everyone is enjoying cookies, but Ms. Honda is holding back to be polite. Invite her to eat as well.

    3. You’ve been asked if you go out often. Down play how much you actually go out.

    4. Your group has been working hard. Suggest that you take a short break.

    5. You’ve been offered a food you do not care for. Politely indicate that you do not want it.

    6. Mr. Yamada has asked you if you read an online newspaper. Tell him that you do everyday, and find out if he does.

    This page titled 1.3.1: Drills and Exercises is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Emiko Konomi (Portland State University Library) .

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