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Japan Basic

Japan Basic

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Published by: Ahmad Abdullah on Dec 21, 2010
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Track listing 
 Japanese is written in several scripts:
 Kanji 
(an ideographic system, usingcharacters of Chinese origin),
 Hiragana
and
 Katakana
(syllabaries, in whicha single character represents the sound of a syllable).
 R
o -
 maji 
(the Japaneselanguage in the Romanised Latin alphabet) is used by foreign students of Japanese who have yet to master the Japanese scripts and by Japanesenative speakers when using computer and other keyboards. In this tracklisting we use the
 R
o -
 maji 
script.
CD1 Track 1
IntroductionPronouncing Japanese. Japanese words in English:
 kimono
;
 karate
;
 karaoke
.English words in Japanese are adjusted to Japanese speech patterns:
 kamera
‘camera’;
dejikame
‘digital camera’;
 hoteru
‘hotel’;
aisu kur 
 ı -
 mu
‘icecream’;
 k
o -
 h
 ı -
‘coffee’;
T. shatsu
‘T-shirt’.
CD1 Track 2
o kudasai 
‘please may I have’;
aisu kur 
 ı -
 mu o kudasai 
‘Ice cream may Ihave’ = ‘May I have an ice cream, please?’ In Japanese, you don’t needwords for ‘a’ or ‘the’.
 sumimasen
‘excuse me’;
 sumimasen aisu kur 
 ı -
 mu o kudasai 
‘Excuse me, may I have an ice cream, please?’
 kore
‘this’;
 sore
‘that’;
are
‘that over there’;
 sumimasen kore o kudasai 
‘Excuse me, please may I have this?’
 hai 
‘yes’;
o -
 zo
‘go ahead’
CD1 Track 3
tabemasu
‘to eat; I eat; she eats; he eats; you eat’:
aisu kur 
 ı -
 mu o tabemasu
‘Ice cream [
o
] eat’ = ‘I eat ice cream’.
 sandoicchi 
‘sandwich’
 kore o tabemasu
‘This [
o
] eat’ = ‘I eat this’.This
 -masu
form of Japanese verbs also covers the sense of ‘will’ (thefuture):
 kore o tabemasu
‘I will eat this’.

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