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Chapter Five: Dialog

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A SLEEPY FRANK STRUGGLES TO HIS FEET

WHILE THE TWO OBAASANS CHAT AWAY...

[OBAASAN] いきましょう!
ikimashou!
[FRANK] どこに?
doko ni?
[OBAASAN] となりうちに。
tonari no uchi ni.
[FRANK] いいよ。
ii yo.

<Moments later our hero and Obaasan are at tonari's house>

[FRANK & OBAASAN] こんばんは!
konban wa!
[TONARI NO OBAASAN] こんばんは、 あら、 その人は だれですか?
konban wa, ara, sono hito wa dare desu ka?
[FRANK] フランクと もうします。 はじめまして。

furanku to moushimasu. hajimemashite.
[TONARI NO OBAASAN はじめまして、いらっしゃい!
hajimemashite, irasshai!
[FRANK & OBAASAN] おじゃまします!
ojama shimasu!
[FRANK] いいうち です ね。
ii uchi desu ne.
[TONARI NO OBAASAN] ありがとう ございます。 すわって ください。
arigatou gozaimasu . suwatte kudasai.
[FRANK] どこに?
doko ni?
[TONARI NO OBAASAN] どこでも。 おちゃでものみますか?
dokodemo. ocha demo nomimasu ka?
[FRANK] いいですね。 ありがとう。
ii desu ne. arigatou.

<Over o-cha, world politics and matters of intergalactic importance are overlooked in favor of local gossip>

[TONARI NO OBAASAN] ねえねえ、 となり 山田さん こと きいた?
nee nee, tonari no yamada san no koto wa kiita?

<whispers>

[OBAASAN] うそ!
uso!
[TONARI NO OBAASAN] ほんとうですよ。
hontou desu yo.
KANJI FOCUS
Write the kanji many times on a piece of paper



meaning: mountain
pronounced: san, yama

examples:
yama - a mountain
富士山 fu ji san - Mt. fuji [contrary to popular belief the 'san' in 'fujisan' is not 'Mr.' 'Fujisan' does not mean, "Mr. Fuji" :)]



meaning: rice field
pronounced: ta (sometimes changes to DA)

examples:
田植え ta ue - rice planting

 

translation

Obaasan - Let's go!
Frank - Where to?
Obaasan - Next door neighbor's house.
Frank - OK.
Frank & Obaasan - Good evening!
Next door Obaasan - Good evening, Oh! Who is that person?
Frank - I am Frank. Nice to meet you.
Next door Obaasan - Nice to meet you! Welcome.
Frank & Obaasan - Sorry to intrude.
Frank - Nice house!
Next door Obaasan - Thank you, please sit down.
Frank - Where?
Next door Obaasan - Anywhere. Would you like O-cha or something to drink?
Frank - Sounds good, thanks.
Next door Obaasan - Hey, listen. Did you hear about Mr (or Mrs) Yamada next door?
(Whispers)
Obaasan
- You're kidding!?
Next door Obaasan - It's true!

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