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Lesson 5

They are my treasures.

Anna has invited Sakura to her room in her dormitory. Sakura finds something.

Lesson 5 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

SORE WA WATASHI NO TAKARAMONO DESU

Scripts

アンナ 私の部屋はこちらです。どうぞ。 My room is this way. Please.
Anna WATASHI NO HEYA WA KOCHIRA DESU. DÔZO.
My room is this way. Please.
さくら すごい!これは全部マンガ? Amazing! Are all these manga?
Sakura SUGOI! KORE WA ZENBU MANGA?
Amazing! Are all these manga?
アンナ それは私の宝物です。
私は毎日マンガを読みます。
They are my treasures.
I read manga every day.
Anna SORE WA WATASHI NO TAKARAMONO DESU.
WATASHI WA MAINICHI MANGA O YOMIMASU.
They are my treasures. I read manga every day.

Grammar tips

subject WA object O verb

A typical word order in Japanese is "the subject, the object and the verb."
O is a particle indicating the object of an action.
e.g.) WATASHI WA MANGA O YOMIMASU. (I read manga.)

Teach Us, Teacher

How to make a verb into a negative and a question
We call the verbs that end with MASU "the MASU-form of verbs." We use the MASU-form, when we speak politely. To make it a negative, we change MASU to MASEN. So, YOMIMASU (to read) becomes YOMIMASEN.

Sound Words

Reading
Japanese is a language with lots of onomatopoeia. A wide range of onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, from noises made by animals to expressions of feelings, is explained by audio.

Anna's Tweets

Sakura-san may have thought I'm always reading manga and nothing else. But for me, manga are excellent materials for learning Japanese.

Anna

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