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Maru Kuukoo de "Ansatsu"? ... Marude Supai Eiga Mitai 2017/February/16

"Assassination" at the airport? ... just like a Spy movie

13-nichi, Mareeshia no kuukoo de, Kimu Jon'namu-shi ga korosaremashita.
Kimu Jon'namu-shi wa Kita-Choosen no shidoosha Kim Jon'un-shi no oniisan desu.

Kuwashii koto wa wakarimasen ga, doku de Ansatsu sareta yoo desu.
Mareeshia no keisatsu wa yoogi-sha o taiho shimashita.
Demo, shinsoo wa nazo desu.

Marude Supai eiga mitai desu ne.

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Kuukoo de "Ansatsu"? ... Marude Supai Eiga Mitai

kuukoo airport, ansatsu [sv] assassination, marude ... mitai just as if, just like
supai spy, eiga movie

1. 13-nichi, Mareeshia no kuukoo de, Kimu Jon'namu-shi ga korosaremashita.

juusan-nichi 13th. of the month, Mareeshia Malaysia, kuukoo airport, -de place marker; in, at
Kimu Jon'namu Kim Jong-nam, -shi Mr., Mrs (formal)
korosaremasu passive form of koroshimasu; be killed

2. Kimu Jon'namu-shi wa Kita-Choosen no shidoosha Kim Jon'un-shi no oniisan desu.

Kita-choosen North Korea, shidoo-sha leader, -sha person, people
Kim Jon'un Kim Jong-un, oniisan elder brother

"south" is Minami, but "South Korea" is Kankoku.

3. Kuwashii koto wa wakarimasen ga, doku de Ansatsu sareta yoo desu.

kuwashii koto the details, wakarimasu to understand, know, -ga a conjunction meaning "but"
doku poison, venom, -de means or method marker; by, with, in
ansatsu [sv] assassination, sareta passive ta form of shimasu; be done
-yoo desu it seems, it looks

4. Mareeshia no keisatsu wa yoogi-sha o taiho shimashita.

Mareeshia Malaysia, keisatsu police
yoogi-sha suspect, taiho [sv] arrest

5. Demo, shinsoo wa nazo desu.

demo however, but, shinsoo the truth, the root of the matter
nazo mystery, mysterious

6. Marude Supai eiga mitai desu ne.

marude ... mitai just as if, just like, looks/sounds just like
-mitai expressing something figuratively; look like, be like
supai spy, eiga movie, -desu ne making a tag question; isn't it?, aren't you?

Marude is used to emphasize the figurative expression -mitai.

Practice the following words

Audio 1.MareeshiaMalaysia
Audio 2.kuukooairport
Audio 3.korosaremasu

passive form of koroshimasu; be killed

Audio 4.koroshimasuto kill, murder
Audio 5.ansatsu[sv] assassination
Audio 6.dokupoison, venom
Audio 7.Kita-ChoosenNorth Korea
Audio 8.KankokuSouth Korea
Audio 9.shidooshaleader
Audio 10.oniisanelder brother
Audio 11.kuwashii kotothe details
Audio 12.kuwashiidetailed, full, know much, be familiar with
Audio 13.wakarimasuto understand, know
Audio 14.keisatsupolice
Audio 15.yoogi-shasuspect
Audio 16.taiho[sv] arrest
Audio 17.shinsoothe truth, the root of the matter
Audio 18.nazomystery, mysterious
Audio 19.supaispy
Audio 20.eigamovie, film, cinema

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

supai eiga mitai
mitai desu:expressing something figuratively; look like, be like

Level 3 Chapter 4

korosaremashita / ansatsu sareta
verb passive form :passive form and structures

Level 3 Chapter 14

ansatsu sareta yoo desu
plain form + yoo desu:It seems, It looks

Level 3 Chapter 8

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