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Japanese For Everyone exercise troubles. :P

Postby phreadom » Fri 08.20.2010 3:53 am

I've been working through Japanese For Everyone, and I had come to a set of questions that had me fairly stumped.

I could do the second part fairly well I think... but the first part really had me stumped. Fortunately Dustin and I just worked through it in the TJP Chat and not only do I think I have it figured out now, but I had an epiphany as to why the answers in the back of the book were making no sense to me for these 2 questions. :doh:

Part 1
(1) ウェッブさん、日よう日は、いつも、なにをしますか。
( ) どんなばんぐみが すきですか。
( ) ええ、しますよ。 きのうは、テニスをしました。
( ) そうですね、ゆっくりねます。それから、テレビをみます。
( ) ニュースです。 CNNのニュースをよくみます。
( ) スポーツは、しませんか。

Part 2
(1) テニスは、なん時間ぐらいしましたか。
( ) そうですか。 なにをたべましたか。
( ) それから、なにをしましたか。
( ) 2時間ぐらいです。 それから、六本木のレストランにいきました。
( ) ディスコへいきました。 1時間はんぐらい、おどりました。
( ) それじゃ、すこしつかれましたね。
( ) イタリアりょうりです。
( ) ええ。 でも、とてもたのしかったです。


My problem with the answers was that I was reading the string of numbers as the order to read the entries in, when in fact they meant "When reading the numbers you've filled in the blanks from top to bottom, they should read as follows..." I feel so stupid. :blush:

Anyway... Since I'd already bothered typing the questions out to ask about them here, I figure I'll go ahead and try translating them as practice.

(1) ウェッブさん、日よう日は、いつも、なにをしますか。
Webb, what do you always do on Sunday?

( ) どんなばんぐみが すきですか。
Which TV shows do you like?

( ) ええ、しますよ。 きのうは、テニスをしました。
Yes, I do. Yesterday I played tennis.

( ) そうですね、ゆっくりねます。それから、テレビをみます。
Hrm... I sleep in, then I watch television.

( ) ニュースです。 CNNのニュースをよくみます。
News. I usually watch CNN.

( ) スポーツは、しませんか。
Don't you play sports?

So, hypothetically if this conversation were between 土田さん and ウェッブさん, it would go like this:

土田さん: Webb, what do you always do on Sunday?
ウェッブさん: Hrm... I sleep in, then I watch television.
土田さん: Which TV shows do you like?
ウェッブさん: News. I usually watch CNN.
土田さん: Don't you play sports?
ウェッブさん: Yes, I do. Yesterday I played tennis.

Now for the second part...

(1) テニスは、なん時間ぐらいしましたか。
How long did you play tennis?

( ) そうですか。 なにをたべましたか。
I see. What did you eat?

( ) それから、なにをしましたか。
What did you do after that?

( ) 2時間ぐらいです。 それから、六本木のレストランにいきました。
About 2 hours. Then we went to a restaurant in Roppongi.

( ) ディスコへいきました。 1時間はんぐらい、おどりました。
We went to a disco and danced for about an hour.

( ) それじゃ、すこしつかれましたね。
Then you must have been a little tired.

( ) イタリアりょうりです。
Italian.

( ) ええ。 でも、とてもたのしかったです。
Yes, but we had a lot of fun.

Again, if we phrase it as a hypothetical conversation between 土田さん and ウェッブさん:

土田さん: How long did you play tennis?
ウェッブさん: About 2 hours. Then we went to a restaurant in Roppongi.
土田さん: I see. What did you eat?
ウェッブさん: Italian.
土田さん: What did you do after that?
ウェッブさん: We went to a disco and danced for about an hour.
土田さん: Then you must have been a little tired.
ウェッブさん: Yes, but we had a lot of fun.

Please let me know how my translations were. :) Thank you!

(And now on to Lesson 5! :dance: I'm already on the 4th page of Lesson 5 (pg 73), but I wanted to make sure I fully understood that one Reading Comprehension Exercise before moving on.)
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Re: Japanese For Everyone exercise troubles. :P

Postby Dustin » Fri 08.20.2010 3:57 am

Perhaps I should pick up my textbook and start reading again since I'm so absolutely bored at night right now.... LOL

Glad I could help :mrgreen:
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Re: Japanese For Everyone exercise troubles. :P

Postby phreadom » Fri 08.20.2010 4:55 am

Dustin_Calgary wrote:Perhaps I should pick up my textbook and start reading again since I'm so absolutely bored at night right now.... LOL

Glad I could help :mrgreen:


Yes, Yes you should. And thank you! :bow:

(I just created and added a new smiley to the forum just so that I could bow to you in thanks.)
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Re: Japanese For Everyone exercise troubles. :P

Postby NileCat » Fri 08.20.2010 11:58 am

phreadom wrote:Please let me know how my translations were.

Perfect. Even to my judgemental eyes, it seems flawless. :D

...Wait! I found an error! Did you notice it was 1時間はん(1時間半)? :P

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Re: Japanese For Everyone exercise troubles. :P

Postby phreadom » Fri 08.20.2010 12:45 pm

NileCat wrote:
phreadom wrote:Please let me know how my translations were.

Perfect. Even to my judgemental eyes, it seems flawless. :D

...Wait! I found an error! Did you notice it was 1時間はん(1時間半)? :P


Ah! I had noticed that originally, but forgot about it when I was writing the post here and doing the translations again. :doh: :blush:

( ) ディスコへいきました。 1時間はんぐらい、おどりました。
We went to a disco and danced for about an hour and a half.


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