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Learn Japanese through Dialogues: Meetings and Greetings

DIALOGUE ONE: Meeting for the First Time

In this article, we will examine a dialogue between two people who are meeting for the first time. Listen to the dialogue while going through the text, spend some time going through the grammar notes, and then listen to it once more--this time, hopefully, with greater comprehension.

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Let's begin today's lesson...


Dialogue One: in Japanese Meeting for the First Time

はじめまして。マイクと(もう)します。
hajimemashite. Maiku to moushimasu.
How do you do? I am Mike.

Vocabulary & Notes


はじめまして。由美(ゆみ)です。
hajimemashite. Yumi desu.
Nice to meet you. I'm Yumi.

Vocabulary & Notes


どうぞよろしくお(ねが)いします。
douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Pleased to meet you.

Vocabulary & Notes


どこから()ましたか?
doko kara kimashita ka?
Where are you from?

Vocabulary & Notes


アメリカです。
amerika desu.
America. (U.S.)

Vocabulary & Notes


アメリカのどこですか?
amerika no doko desu ka?
Where in America?

Vocabulary & Notes


フロリダ(しゅう)です。
furorida shuu desu.
Florida.

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フロリダは、(あつ)いでしょう?
furorida wa atsui deshou?
Florida is hot, isn't it?

Vocabulary & Notes


はい、(あつ)いです。由美(ゆみ)さんの出身(しゅっしん)はどこですか?
hai, atsui desu. yumi-san no shusshin wa doko desu ka?
Yes, it is hot. Where are you from?

Vocabulary & Notes


東京(とうきょう)です。
toukyou desu.
Tokyo.

Vocabulary & Notes


(ぼく)は、東京(とうきょう)()きです。
boku wa toukyou ga suki desu.
I like Tokyo.

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そうですか、あ、(わたし)は、そろそろ仕事(しごと)()かなくちゃ。それじゃ、また。
sou desu ka, a, watashi wa sorosoro shigoto ni ikanakucha. sore ja mata.
Really? Oh! I have to go to work soon. See you later.

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はい。さようなら。
hai, sayounara.
Yes, goodbye.

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Learn the vocabulary:


Listen to the dialogue again. This time with repetition.


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