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PostSubject: Mini Dialogs 5 & 6   Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:30 pm

If you have a question about any line of either dialog, please ask.

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!

These dialogs are very short so this is a quick and easy way to move up in the 
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DIALOG 5
 is about a singing group called AKB48.  The point of grammar is the use of DE to tell what something is composed of.


DIALOG 6
 is about 'undoukai' (Olympic Day*) which takes place in neighborhoods throughout Japan during the month of October.  The use of DESHOU is given as the point of grammar.  However, there is a lot of other good stuff in here including the use of the conditionals TO and -EBA to state one's wishes.  The use of TA HOU GA II in sentence #2 is just another way of expressing a desired outcome (i.e., "It will be good if it's a clear day"), but I wouldn't recommend it over the use of TO, -EBA, or -TARA.  Notice the contrasting use of the adverbs KITTO and ZETTAI which both express confidence in the certainty of what one is saying as opposed to the uncertainty of DESHOU.  Then think carefully about the translation of B-san's last line.


Again I encourage you to take note of EVERYTHING in these dialogs -- the culture, the grammar, the vocabulary, the Kanji, etc.  Future dialogs will reinforce what you are seeing.  These are very authentic and a lot can be gleaned from them so don't limit yourself to just figuring out the correct answers.  Ask questions when you have them -- let's get some public dialog going.  And be sure to consult the mini post-its in the PDF for the Kanji readings.

* UNDOUKAI literally translates to "Exercise Meeting."  The Japanese often refer to even fun gatherings as meetings.  UNDOUKAI is often translated into English as "Athletic Day" or something to that effect, but I like to emphasize the gathering and competing nature of the day so I prefer to call it "Olympic Day."  While some are very competitive, many of the events are simply designed to bring parents and children together, promote togetherness and cooperation among neighbors, and provide for a healthy, fun-filled afternoon.

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