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ウキウキ NihonGO! Lesson #11 Small Talk Part 2

Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture!

Today we’ll introduce some of the most common 10-second small talk phrases you can use in various places. Today’s focus is a small talk in polite speech. You can use this when you run into someone you are not that close to, e.g. an acquaintance, neighbor or a co-worker.

Let’s say you ran into your neighbor スミスさん(Sumisu-san) at a local grocery store. The conversation usually goes like this.

あ、スミスさん。こんにちは。A, Sumisu-san. Konnichiwa. (Oh hello, Ms. Smith.)
どうもこんにちは。Doumo konnichiwa. (Hello.)
いいてんきですね。Ii tenki desune. (It’s nice weather, isn’t it?)
そうですね。Sou desune. (Yes, it is.)
では、また。Dewa, mata. (OK, take care.)
どうも。Doumo. (See you.)

Here are some variations on the weather.

ひどいあめですね。Hidoi ame desune. (It’s raining badly, isn’t it?)
あついですね。Atsui desune. (It’s so hot, isn’t it?)
さむいですね。Samui desune. (It’s freezing, isn’t it?)
あたたかいですね。Atatakai desune. (It’s nice & warm, isn’t it?)
すずしいですね。Suzushii desune. (It’s breezy, isn’t it?)

Next time you ran into an acquaintance or co-worker, please try out these quick phrases!


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