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Learn Japanese Online Lesson 5 Shall we leave together?

After a meeting has finished, Cuong is preparing to go home. He suggests to Miss Yamada that they could leave the office together...

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Key Phrase: ISSHO NI KAERIMASEN KA?

Detail Script
クオン山田さん、一緒に帰りませんか?
Miss Yamada, shall we leave together?
CUONGYAMADA-SAN, ISSHO NI
KAERIMASEN KA?
山田ごめんなさい。
まだ仕事が終わりません。
クオンさんも手伝ってください。
Sorry, but my work hasn't finished yet.
Cuong, could you help me?
YAMADAGOMENNASAI.
MADA SHIGOTO GA OWARIMASEN. KUON-SAN MO TETSUDATTE KUDASAI.
クオンえーと、今日は残業できません。
Er, I can't work overtime today.
CUONG ÊTO, KYÔ WA ZANGYÔ DEKIMASEN.
山田えっ…。
Huh?
YAMADAE'...?

Tips for Living in Japan (じょうたつのコツ)

The working hours of many Japanese companies are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recently, however, the “flexible time” system has been spreading, in which workers have a certain degree of freedom to fix their working hours themselves. The “flex system” is popular because it means workers can avoid the worst of the commuting rush and work according to their life pattern.
On the other hand, it’s also true that many people feel bad about leaving earlier than their colleagues or bosses, even if their workload for the day has been completed. That’s why you shouldn’t forget to show careful consideration to colleagues. If you do leave before them, it’s a good idea to say O-saki ni shitsurei shimasu before you go. It means “I’m very sorry to leave before you!”

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