Review

Grammar Review

  1. What does /X desu/ mean? How about /X deshita/? (2-1-1, 2-4-3)
  2. For noun sentences, what is the Non-Past negative? How about the Past negative? (2- 1-1, 2-4-3)
  3. How is a clock time expressed? How about the days of the week? (2-1-2, 2-4-1)
  4. How do you ask what time it is in Japanese? How about what day of the week today is? (2-1-1, 2-4-1)
  5. Give two examples of Japanese hesitation noises. What is the difference between them? How are they used? (2-1-3)
  6. Which is the main noun in the noun phrase / X no Y/, X or Y? (2-2-1)
  7. What is the relationship between the two nouns in /X no Y/? (2-2-1)
  8. What three changes may happen when a foreign word is borrowed into Japanese? (2- 2-2)
  9. What is the ritual expression used at the beginning of a self-introduction? How is it closed? (2-2-3) When do you bow?
  10. What is the difference between sore and sono? (2-3-2)
  11. What is an echo question? How do you use it? (2-3-1)
  12. How is ‘E?’ used? (2-4 vocabulary)
  13. What is the difference in meaning between the following (2-4-3):
  14. Nihonjin ja nakatta desu.
  15. Nihonjin ja nakatta desu ka.
  16. What does the particle to ‘and’ combine? (2-4-2)

Practical Applications

A.

You work in a HR office of a company. Answer the questions on the basis of the student ID of prospective part-time employees below.

Lincoln ID card for Chris Johnson, Junior and Japanese major.  University of Hawaii ID card for An Wang, Sophomore and Business major.
  1. You’ve been asked who are the students.
  2. Your supervisor asks you to call the person whose name is on one of the cards. Ask if she means Chris Johnson.
  3. You supervisor says that Ms. Wang went to Lincoln University. Correct him politely
  4. You’ve been asked if both Johnson and Wang are juniors.
  5. You’ve been asked who is studying Business.
  6. Your supervisor asks you to set up appointments with them tomorrow. Find out what time tomorrow he has in mind.
  7. You set up two separate appointments. Inform the supervisor that for Mr. Johnson it’s 9:30 and for Ms. Wang it’s 11:30.

B.

You see your supervisor holding a flyer. It’s March 18th today.

Flyer for International Conference of Teachers of Japanese at the Kyoto Hotel, Saturday & Sunday, March 19 and 20th. Keynote speaker is listed as Professor Jennifer Jones of New York University. Presentations will be in Japanese and English. Reception at 7:00 Saturday.
  1. You hear your supervisor talking to student interns about the flyer. Ask if it’s (for) a class.
  2. Ask your supervisor what the conference is about.
  3. Ask your supervisor if it will be (conducted) in Chinese.
  4. Ask your supervisor what language it is.
  5. Ask your supervisor where in Japan it will be held.
  6. Ask your supervisor when it is.
  7. Ask your supervisor if it is today.
  8. Ask your supervisor what days of the week the dates are.
  9. You hear your supervisor talking to co-workers about the keynote speaker. Ask if it’s Prof. Honda.
  10. You hear your supervisor talking to co-workers about the keynote speaker. Ask who it is.
  11. You hear your supervisor talking to co-workers about the keynote speaker. Ask if the keynote speaker is from a Japanese university.
  12. Ask your co-worker if he is going.
  13. You’ve been asked above questions by a co-worker. Answer his questions on the basis of the flyer.
  14. The event is over. Now ask and answer with a co-worker the questions above in the Past form.

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