Kyoo no 1 Bun
For Upper Beginners and Intermediate learners
A. Complete the following dialogue.
|Yamada||A! Tanaka-san da. "Tanaka-san! Tanaka-san! ...."|
|(Tsugi no hi)|
|Tanaka||Soo desu ka. Ki ga tsukanakatta.|
Ginza place name in Tokyo, -de place marker; in, at
A! Oh!, da root form of desu, itta ta form of ikimasu; go
icchatta he has gone (casual form of itte shimaimashita)
itte te form of ikimasu; go, -te shimaimasu expressing completion (completely) and one's regret
-mitai it seems, it looks
tsugi no hi (the) next day, tsugi next, following, hi day, date
mimasu to watch, see, look, mitsukemasu to find, discover
mikakemasu to see (by chance, accidentally), -yo telling a new information or giving friendly sound
soo desu ka I see, Really
ikimasu / iku is used with the destination "[person] wa [place] ni ikimasu".
Therefore, you cannot say (Tanaka-san wa) itta. (Tanaka-san wa) icchatta is appropriate in this context.
mimasu / miru "to see, watch, look" is used when you see/watch/look something intentionally or on purpose.
See Building Up Conversation : Level 3 Chapter 7 -te shimaimasu, -chau, -chatta
Practice the following words
Kako mono (the past quizzes "things in the past")
I didn't notice, I didn't realize it
Let's take a taxi, because it's not so far.
I moved to Meguro last weeek.
How was your New Year's holiday?
What will you do for the New Year?
It's windy today.
This is (these are) for 4 people.
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