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Nihon no Dekigoto

News of Japan

Lower Intermediate

Maru Ikinari Fuyu ga Kita 2017/October/17

suddenly winter has come

Ima, Nihon wa Aki.
Atsukumo naku, samukumo naku, totemo ii kisetsu no hazu desu ga ...,

16-nichi, Toshin no Saikoo-kion wa 14-do.
Kore wa 12-gatsu joojun no kion desu.
Ikinari, Fuyu ni natta mitai desu.

Kyoo 17-nichi mo samui desu.
Saikoo-kion wa 16-do.
Yuugata 5-ji no kion wa 11-do.

Kooto o ki-tai-kurai desu.

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Practice Each Sentence

Ikinari Fuyu ga Kita

ikinari suddenly, abruptly, fuyu winter, kita ta form of kimasu; come

1. Ima, Nihon wa Aki.

ima present, current, now, aki autumn, fall

2. Atsukumo naku, samukumo naku, totemo ii kisetsu no hazu desu ga ...,

atsukumo naku, samukumo naku not too hot, not too cold (common set phrase)
atsui hot, samui cold
totemo very, ii good, nice, fine, kisetsu season
-hazu desu should be, be expected
-desu ga expressing one's doubt or anxiety; but, though

3. 16-nichi, Toshin no Saikoo-kion wa 14-do.

juuroku-nichi 16th. of the month, toshin downtown area of a capital
saikoo-kion highest temperature, saikoo highest, maximum
kion (atmospheric) temperature, -do degrees (celsius)

4. Kore wa 12-gatsu joojun no kion desu.

juuni-gatsu December
joojun the first (ten days) of the month, in early the month
kion (atmospheric) temperature

5. Ikinari, Fuyu ni natta mitai desu.

ikinari suddenly, abruptly, fuyu winter
natta ta form of narimasu; become, come to
-mitai desu expressing something figuratively; be like, looks like

6. Kyoo 17-nichi mo samui desu.

kyoo today, juushichi-nichi / juunana-nichi 17th. of the month
-mo also, too, samui cold

7. Saikoo-kion wa 16-do.

saikoo-kion highest temperature, -do degrees (celsius)

8. Yuugata 5-ji no kion wa 11-do.

yuugata late afternoon, early evening, go-ji 5:00
kion (atmospheric) temperature

9. Kooto o ki-tai-kurai desu.

kooto coat, ki-tai want to put on, would like to wear
kimasu to wear, put (clothes) on
-tai desu (stem +) want to do, would like to do
-tai- kurai feel like doing, so that (it's so cold that I would like to wear a coat)

Practice the following words

Audio 1.akiautumn, fall
Audio 2.fuyuwinter
Audio 3.atsuihot
Audio 4.samuicold
Audio 5.totemovery
Audio 6.iigood, nice, fine
Audio 7.kisetsuseason, time
Audio 8.toshindowntown area of a capital
Audio 9.saikoo-kionhighest temperature
Audio 10.saikoohighest, maximum
Audio 11.kion(atmospheric) temperature
Audio 12.joojunthe first (ten days) of the month, in early the month
Audio 13.ikinarisuddenly, abruptly
Audio 14.narimasuto become, come to
Audio 15.yuugatalate afternoon, early evening
Audio 16.kootocoat
Audio 17.kimasuto wear, put (clothes) on
Audio 18.kimasuto come

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

ii kisetsu no hazu desu
verb plain form + hazu desu:should be, must be, be expected

Level 3 Chapter 1

fuyu ni natta mitai desu
-ku narimasu / -ni narimasu:become, come to

Level 2 Chapter 9

fuyu ni natta mitai desu
mitai desu:expressing something figuratively; be like, look like

Level 3 Chapter 4

kooto o ki-tai
verb stem + tai:want to do, would like to do

Level 1 Chapter 11

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