Learn Japanese Online Lesson 12 Hmm, that's convenient!
Cuong is visiting a client to try and sell a new refrigerator that he's in charge of.
Key Phrase: HÊ, SORE WA BENRI DESU NE
|クオン||こちらが新しい冷蔵庫のパンフレットです。||This is the pamphlet about the new refrigerator.|
|CUONG||KOCHIRA GA ATARASHII REIZÔKO NO PANFURETTO DESU.|
|取引先||どんな特長があるのですか？||What kind of special feature does it have?|
|CLIENT||DONNA TOKUCHÔ GA ARU NO DESU KA?|
|The biggest special feature is the deodorizing function.|
Odors won't bother you.
|CUONG||ICHIBAN NO TOKUCHÔ WA DASSHÛ-KINÔ DESU. |
NIOI GA KI NI NARIMASEN.
|取引先||へえ。それは便利ですね。||Hmm, that's convenient!|
|CLIENT||HÊ. SORE WA BENRI DESU NE.|
Tips for Living in Japan (じょうたつのコツ)
Gestures not only assist verbal communication, they can sometimes convey a message better than words. We'll introduce a few gestures that the Japanese often use in daily life.
In Japan, when you want to call someone closer, you keep the back of your hand up and move your fingers toward you in a pulling motion.
Pointing at your own nose with your forefinger means "Me."
When you agree, you nod your head up and down, and when you disagree you move your head right and left.
Now, here's a question. Can you guess what it means to put your two forefingers pointing upwards on top of your head?... In fact, it means "anger." The two fingers represent the horns on the head of an ogre!
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