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Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 5 - introduce others

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Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture!

In today's lesson we discuss how to introduce others in a variety of situations. Whether you are with friends, coworkers, acquaintances, guests, or superiors, you'll be able to use these phrases, so try them out!

The primary levels of speech are:

Casual (friends, family)
Polite (colleagues, acquaintances, strangers)
Respectful (boss, guests, teachers, customers)

Using the incorrect politeness level is not the end of the world, but having the knowledge of which level to use and when to use it will help you out on your road to mastering Japanese!

We would like to hear from you! Please feel free to ask questions and comment on what you'd like to learn. We'll be creating Q+A lessons in the future!

Thanks for watching! See you next time! では、また今度!Dewa, mata kondo!

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—さん (-san) --Used after someone's name to show respect

—さんです。 (-san desu) --This is --san

初めまして。よろしく。(Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku) --Nice to meet you. Let's be friends.

こちらは—さんです。(Kochira wa --san desu) --This is --san.

初めまして。よろしくお願いします。(Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu) --Nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you.

こちらは—さんでいらっしゃいます。(Kochirawa --san de irasshaimasu) --This is --san.

初めまして。どうぞ宜しくお願い致します。 (Hajimemashite. Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu) --Nice to meet you. I look forward to working with you.

Lesson Script:
A: こんにちは!Konnichiwa! Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO! ウキウキ日本語へようこそ!Uki Uki Nihongo he youkoso!

Today, I would like to introduce one of my excellent students. She's currently studying at the Japan Society. どうぞ、ともこさん!Douzo Tomoko-san!

T:こんにちは、みなさん! Konnichiwa, mina-san!

A: Tomoko will be assisting me on occasion throughout our Uki Uki lessons. Tomoko-san, what do you like the most about Japan?

T: マンガとアニメとコスプレです。Manga to anime to cosplay desu.

A: Manga, anime, and cosplay! I like them, too. Actually, Japanese subculture like this motivates people to study the Japanese language.

T: Right

A: Today we are going to show how to introduce someone to someone else, using the three levels of politeness.

T: はい!Hai!

A: The important thing to remember is when you say someone's name, usually you put "san" after their name to show respect. This is part of Japanese culture. '

T: はい、分かります、赤井先生Hai, wakarimasu, Akai-Sensei.

A: Now everybody let me introduce Tomoko to you. First, the casual level. ともこさんです。Tomoko-san desu.

T: 初めまして。よろしく。Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku.

A: もう一度。Mou ichido. とこもさんです。Tomoko-san desu,

T: 初めまして。よろしく。Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku.

A: Here, the polite level. こちらはともこさんです。Kochirawa Tomoko-san desu.

T: 初めまして。Hajimemashite. よろしくお願いします。Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

A: もう一度。Moi ichido,. こちらはともこさんです。Kochirawa Tomoko-san desu.

T: 初めまして。Hajimemashite. よろしくお願いします。Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

A: Last, here is the respectful level. こちらはともこさんでいらっしゃいます。Kochirawa Tomoko-san de irasshaimasu.

T: 初めまして。Hajimemashite. どうぞ宜しくお願い致します。Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu.

A: もう一度。Mou ichido. こちらはともこさんでいらっしゃいます。Kochirawa Tomoko-san de irasshaimasu.

T: 初めまして。Hajimemashite. どうぞよろしくお願い致します。Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu.

A: Perfect! 完璧!Kanpeki!

T: はい、完璧!Hai, Kanpeki! Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions. Akai-sensei will be happy to answer. 質問をお待ちしています。Shitsumon o omachi shiteimasu.

A&T: では、また今度!Dewa, mata kondo!


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