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Chapter Four: Dialog

 

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FRANK AFTER REALIZING

SUSHI IS SOMETHING TO EAT

 
[OBAASAN] <obaasan returns to find Frank bowing to a piece of sushi>

フランクさん、 何を しています か?
furanku san, nani o shite imasu ka?

KANJI FOCUS


meaning: what, how many
pronounced: ka, nan, nani

examples:
何人 nan nin - how many people?
何か nani ka - something
何? nani? - What?
何時ですか? nan ji desu ka? - What time is it?

[FRANK] ともだちに はなして います よ。
tomodachi ni hanashite imasu yo.
[OBAASAN] ともだちは だれ?
tomodachi wa dare?
[FRANK] これ です。
kore desu.

<Frank points to the sushi>

[OBAASAN] それは すし です。 すしは たべもの です よ。 ともだち じゃない。
sore wa sushi desu. sushi wa tabemono desu yo. tomodachi ja nai.
[FRANK] ああ! ほんとう?
aa! hontou?
[OBAASAN] はい。 ほんとう です よ。 それは はなしません。
hai. hontou desu yo. sore wa hanashimasen.

 

translation

FIRST FROM CHAPTER 3:

Obaasan - Well then, let's go.
Frank - Where?
Obaasan - A sushi restaurant
Frank - I wonder what sushi is? Wait!
<gets to the restaurant>
Hello!
<no responce>
Hello! How are you?
Clerk - That's sushi, you know.
Frank - Ah! This is sushi. Hello, Mr. Sushi!
Clerk - Excuse me. That is sushi. It's not a human
Frank - I'm not human either.
Clerk - Oh. Well if that's the case, please continue

AND FROM CHAPTER 4:

<obaasan returns; Frank is bowing to a piece of sushi>
Obaasan - Frank, What are you doing?
Frank - I'm talking to my friend!
Obaasan - Who is your friend?
Frank - This is.
Obaasan - That is sushi. Sushi is food! Not a friend.
Frank - Oh! really?!
Obaasan - Yes, it's true. It doen't speak.

 

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