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Lesson Code: 002_B1_121905 December 19th 2005 / 2005ᐕ12᦬19ᣣ
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Kanji Transcript
Kana Transcript
Rǀmaii Transcript
Translation
Vocabulary
Grammar Points
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Self Introduction
Beginner Lesson
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ᄐሶ ೋ߼߹ߒߡޕ⑳ߪᄐሶߢߔޕቱߒߊ
߅㗿޿ߒ߹ߔޕ
ࡇ࡯࠲࡯ ೋ߼߹ߒߡޕ⑳ߪࡇ࡯࠲࡯ߢߔޕቱ
ߒߊ߅㗿޿ߒ߹ߔޕ
߆ߥ߫ࠎ
ߥߟߎ ߪߓ߼߹ߒߡޕࠊߚߒߪߥߟߎ
ߢߔޕࠃࠈߒߊ߅ߨ߇޿ߒ߹ߔޕ
ࡇ࡯࠲࡯ ߪߓ߼߹ߒߡޕࠊߚߒߪࡇ࡯࠲࡯
ߢߔޕࠃࠈߒߊ߅ߨ߇޿ߒ߹ߔޕ
Note: For the frst 10 lessons, spaces are inserted Ior increased
readability.
Translation
Natsuko Nice to meet you. I am Natsuko. Please
be kind to me.
Peter Nice to meet you. I am Peter. Please be
kind to me.
Rǀmaii
Natsuko Hajimemashite. Watashi wa Natsuko
desu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
PƯtƗ Haiimemashite. Watashi wa PƯtƗ desu.
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
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Vocabulary - න⺆
Kanji Kana 5ǀPDML English
ೋ߼߹ߒߡ ߪߓ߼߹ߒߡ hajimemashite nice to meet you
⑳ ࠊߚߒ watashi I (personal pronoun)
ቱߒߊ߅㗿޿ߒ
߹ߔ
ࠃࠈߒߊ߅ߨ߇޿
ߒ߹ߔ
yoroshiku onegai
shimasu
please be kind to me
ࠕࡔ࡝ࠞ ࠕࡔ࡝ࠞ Amerika America
ࠞ࠽࠳ ࠞ࠽࠳ Kanada Canada
ࠗࠡ࡝ࠬ ࠗࠡ࡝ࠬ Igirisu England
ࠝ࡯ࠬ࠻࡜࡝ࠕ ࠝ࡯ࠬ࠻࡜࡝ࠕ ƿsutoraria Australia
ࠗࡦ࠼ ࠗࡦ࠼ Indo India
ᣣᧄ ߦ߶ࠎ Nihon Japan
ੱ ߓࠎ jin person, used as a suIfx Ior nationality
Ꮐ᭽ߥࠄ ߐࠃ߁ߥࠄ sayǀnara goodbye
߹ߚߨ ߹ߚߨ mata ne see you (again)
ߓ߾޽ߨ ߓ߾޽ߨ jaa ne see you
 ઒ฬ ߆ߚ߆ߥ katakana katakana (Japanese writing system
used primarily for borrowed words)
ฬ೨ ߥ߹߃ namae name
࿖☋ ߎߊߖ߈ kokuseki nationality
Today`s lesson introduced a Iew standard greetings that can be used when meeting someone Ior the frst
time. Following are a few notes that go more in-depth into these greetings.
Hajimemashite is an expression used when meeting someone Ior the frst time and has the literal mean-
ing oI 'the frst time.¨ As can be seen Irom context, this is roughly equivalent to the English 'nice to meet
you,¨ and has been translated as such.
The expression yoroshiku onegai shimasu is translated here as 'please be kind to me,¨ and it is generally
inIerred that the Iavor will be returned. This is commonly used as the fnal phrase when introducing your-
selI, or aIter making a request, etc. The contextual meaning oI this expression can vary widely, so it is oIten
required to take a case-by-case approach when translating it.
Following are two more very useIul phrases introduced in today`s lesson.
Grammar Points
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⑳ߪ=ฬ೨?ߢߔޕ
ࠊߚߒߪ=ߥ߹߃?ߢߔޕ
Watashi wa [namae] desu.
I am [name].
⑳ߪ=࿖☋?ߢߔޕ
ࠊߚߒߪ=ߎߊߖ߈?ߢߔޕ
Watashi wa [kokuseki] desu.
I am [nationality].
The structure oI both oI these sentences is identical, with the exception oI the name or nationality. As is
oIten done in Japanese, when the meaning can be clearly derived Irom context, dropping watashi wa is ac-
ceptable in both of these sentences.
For nationalities, iust suIfx the word jin to the name oI the country. For example, Amerikajin would be
American, and Nihonjin would be Japanese.