Lesson 1 and 2 review

I. Introducing yourself and someone else using simple grammar patterns (particles wa and no; desu; and jya nai desu.),
and including polite greetings, and simple follow-up questions.
Record your introduction and response in the language lab with a partner by next Monday.

1) Begin with a greeting, according to the time of day: Ohayogozaimasu, Konnichiwa, or Konbanwa.
(Partner returns the greeting -- so that you each say the greeting)

2) My name is _____. (be able to write your full name in katakana).
Watashi no namae wa (remember to use は for this particle) _______ desu.
How do you do and Nice to meet you (all).
Hajimemasite. Douzo Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.
(Recall that douzo can also be used to ask someone to go ahead and take something, begin something, go ahead, etc.)
(partner can now introduce his/herself using the same pattern)

3) Partner: Are you an exchange student, or are you an American/Japanese/English person?
Ryuugakusei desuka? Americajin/Nihonjin/Igirisujin desuka.
You: Yes, I am an exchange student. or No, I am not an exchange student.

4) What is your major? Senkou wa nan desuka?
My major is __________. (English/Japanese/History/Economics/Engineering/Physics)  Watashi no senkou wa __________ Eigo/Nihongo/Rekishi/Keizai/Kougaku/Butsurigaku  
わたしのせんこうは_______ です。えいご・にほんご・れきし・けいざい・こうがく・ぶつりがく

5) How old are you? Nan sai desuka?
わたしは__さいです。(be able to write the numbers in hiragana up to twenty)

II. Situations that require an appropriate polite response.

1) You bump into someone and need to say excuse me.
Or, you want to get the attention of a waiter to make an order or get your bill.
Sumimasen すみません。
2) Someone picks up a book that fell out of your backpack and hands it to you.
Arigatou gozaimasu. ありがとうございます。
3) You are sitting at a common table and wait until everyone has their food and say this before beginning.
4) You have to leave early from a class or workplace and say this as you leave the room.
Shitsureishimasu しつれいします。
5) You are leaving home or your workplace and intend to come back soon.
Ittekimasu いってきます。
6) The people or family who look forward to your return will say this:
Itterashai いってらっしゃい。
7) You are saying goodbye and don't know exactly when you'll meet again.
Sayonara さようなら。

III. More situations: requiring your attention something, who possesses it, and/or what position or location it is in, incorporating the particle mo (also).

1) What is that (in between you and another person)? Sore wa nan desuka?
That is Mary's bag. Sore wa Meari-san no kaban desu.
Is this Mary's book too? (pointing at another bag close to the speaker). Kore mo Meari no hon desuka?
No that is not Mary's book. Sore wa Meari no hon jya nai desu.

IV. Shopping language:

Shop owner may even yell this word often in the store to entering customers (in the same spirit as "Welcome to Moe's!): Irassyaimase!
How much is this? Kore wa ikura desuka?

Acting situation