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PostSubject: Mini Dialogs 13 & 14   Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:59 pm

Whether it’s at a fancy restaurant or a backyard barbecue it doesn't really matter so long as there’s meat!  Actually, to tell the truth, I’m not really much of a steak person.  I’ll just take one of them burgers.  I'd like mine well done.  How do you like yours?

DIALOG 13 teaches us how to order our meat.  What do you tell the cook to let him or her know how long to keep it on the grill?

A key phrase here would be the TE + aru in Mr. A’s second line of the dialog.  It basically means that something is done and then left in that condition.  For example, you could say that a window is left open (akete aru) or that something has been written down (kaite aru).

〜てある (= ~ te aru ) is used when the result of an intentional action still affects the current state or the result exists until the moment when the speaker describes it.

Here's a little help with the Kanji you’ll encounter:
焼 = く = cook
願 = おねがい = request
健康 = けんこう = health
良 = い/い = good
思 = おう = think
食 = べる = eat
好 = すき = like
嫌 = きらい = dislike

* Note how both “like” and “dislike” have 女(female) in the Kanji.  I've always found that rather interesting.

DIALOG 14:  The grammar theme of this dialog is addressed in sentence three of the dialog as well as in two of the 4 sentences that follow.  A and B’s conversation also gives two good examples of the TE + shimau construction.  Knowing ahead of time that the scene is two people traveling via one bicycle really helps to make sense of what is being said.

I've attached a short lesson on the TE + shimau construction that I lifted from Tim Sensei's Corner.

Here’s some Kanji you may need to look up:
畑 = ?
自転車 = ?
乗 = ?
進 = ?
物 = ?

These dialogs are very authentic and a lot can be gleaned from them so don't limit yourself to just figuring out the correct answers.  Be sure to consult the mini post-its in the PDF for the Kanji readings that I haven't already supplied.  And ask grammar and vocabulary questions via a public reply post when you have them.

Your task is to send me your answer (1,2,3 or 4) to the question that follows each dialog along with a translation of the answer sentence and a very brief explanation as to why you believe it to be the correct answer.  If you happen to get it wrong, I'll let you know and you can try again.  Don't worry, we never take away Pop-tart points that you've already earned!


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