日语视听说1:12月11号(1939),12号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course. You need to do the following by the next class on December 18th or 19th.

Homework Assignment (作业)

We will learn 9-2 in the next week.

(1) Listen to the track 9-2-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 124 of section 9-2.

Note that audio says “Kiku” between “Nihongo” and “Nomu”, although “Kiku” does not appear on the textbook.

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 124 through 126 of the section 9-2.

The audio has some problems. Please note the following when listening to it.

二、1. Two subjects of the sub and the main clauses are different. They are “fireworks” for the sub and “I” for the main clauses. Note that, in most of the case, it sounds incompletely if the sub and main subjects are not the same when they are connected by Te-form of the verb in the sub clause (“-atte”, in this case).

  1. The conversation is politically incorrect. Calling soccer men’s sport is unacceptable.
  1. Quite ugly conversation.
  1. The man says “Oshaberi-wo shi-tari”. In standard Japanese textbook, the “verb-tari” construction uses “tari” twice, not once like in this conversation.

三、2. It is very bad because the lady insults the man by saying “It is rare for you to read a textbook”.

日语视听说1:12月4号(1939),5号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course. You need to do the following by the next class on December 11th or 12th.

Homework Assignment (作业)

LET US SKIP SECTIONS 8-1 AND 8-2. MOVE ON TO SECTION 9-1.

We will do only 9-1 in the next week.

<1> Listen to the track 9-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 118 of section 9-1.

<2>Do 一、二、and 三 on page 118 through 120 of the section 9-1.

Note: The audio of our text book has some problems. Please note the following.

二、1. “Masenka” is better than “Mashouka” when suggesting others to do something together.

二、2. Speech style is completely broken. “Desu-masu style” and overly friendly expressions are mixed up. Always mind that Japanese speech style is strongly controlled by situation and relation.

二、3. The lady should say “gurai-desu” instead of “gurai-kana” for the same reason as above for 二、2.

二、4. Also for the same reason, the lady should avoid using “-kamone” for the ending. Another issue is that this textbook uses “Liyong” too many times. Think this as the first language interference. As a beginner of Japanese, you need to learn Japanese words ”和語” instead of relying on “漢語”.

三、4. This also has a problem with speech style. When a mother and a young child talk each other, they never use “Desu-masu style”.

日语视听说1:11月27号(1939),28号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course.

Homework Assignment (作业)

You need to do the following by the next class on December 4th or 5th.

(1) Listen to the track 7-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 88 of section 7-1. Please note that some of Japan’s national holidays have changed.

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 89 through 91 of the section 7-1.

(3) Listen to the track 7-2-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 95 of section 7-2.

(4) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 95 through 97 of the section 7-2.

 

日语视听说1:11月20号(1939),21号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course.

Homework Assignment (作业)

You need to do the following by the next class on November 27th or 28th.

(1) Listen to the track 6-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 70 of section 6-1.

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 70 through 73 of the section 6-1.

(3) Listen to the track 6-2-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 78 of section 6-2.

(4) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 79 through 81 of the section 6-2.

Please note that a word “Mori-moyou” in question 2 is a coined word (fabricated). It is not common as a Japanese word at all, so you don’t have to remember the word “Mori-moyou”.

日语视听说1:11月13号(1939),14号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment of the listening course.

Homework Assignment (作业)

You need to do the following by the next class on November 20th or 21st.

(1) Listen to MP3 on track 5-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 52 of section 5-1

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 53 through 55 of the section 5-1.

(3) Listen to MP3 on track 5-2-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 60 of section 5-2

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 60 through 62 of the section 5-2.

 

日语视听说1:11月6号(1939),7号(1938)

This is to inform 1st grade students about homework assignment for the listening course.

Homework Assignment (作业)

You need to do the followings by the next class on November 13th or 14th.

(1) Prepare for the next class by listening to MP3 on track 4-1-00 that is “Kiku-mae-ni” on page 38 of section 4-1

(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 38 through 40 of the section 4-1.

(3) You don’t have to do any exercises on section 4-2. Instead, just listen to MP3 files from the track 4-2-01 to 4-2-08. This is because the vocabulary in 4-2 is not good for the beginners.

日语视听说1:10月30号(1939),31号(1938)

This is to inform students in classes 1938 and 1939 about homework assignment for the listening course.

Homework Assignment (作业)

You need to do the followings by the next class on November 6th or 7th.

1. Section 3-1 of the text book
(1) Listen to MP3 on track 3-1-00 that is “Warming-up” on page 22.
(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 22 through 25.

2. Section 3-2 of the text book
(1) Listen to MP3 on track 3-2-00 that is “Warming-up” on page 28.
(2) Do 一、二、and 三 on page 28 through 30.