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Maru Honkon de 2-Kaidate Basu Ooten 18-nin Shiboo 2018/February/11

double-decker bus overturns killing 18 in Hong Kong

10-ka, Honkon de, 2-Kaidate-Basu ga ooten shimashita.
Kono jiko de 18-nin ga Shiboo, 40-nin ga kega o shimashita.

Kono 2-Kaidate-Basu wa Rosen-basu da soo desu.

2-Kaidate no Basu to ieba, Rondon ga yuumei desu ne.
Nihon ni mo 2-Kaidate no Basu ga arimasu ga, Kankoo-basu dake.
2-Kaidate no Rosen-basu wa nai to omoimasu.

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Honkon de 2-Kaidate Basu Ooten 18-nin Shiboo

Honkon Hong Kong, -de place marker; in, at, 2-kaidate basu double-decker bus
ooten [sv] overturn, rollover, shiboo [sv] death, die

1. 10-ka, Honkon de, 2-Kaidate-Basu ga ooten shimashita.

tooka 10th. of the month, Honkon Hong Kong, -de place marker; in, at
ni-kaidate-basu double-decker bus
ni-kai two times / second floor, 2F, ni-kaidate two-story (house)
basu bus, ooten [sv] overturn, rollover

2. Kono jiko de 18-nin ga Shiboo, 40-nin ga kega o shimashita.

jiko accident, -de cause marker; by, because of, from, due to
-nin counter for people, shiboo [sv] death, die (formal)
kega o shimasu to be injured, get hurt, kega injury, hurt, wound

3. Kono 2-Kaidate-Basu wa Rosen-basu da soo desu.

ni-kaidate-basu double-decker bus
rosen-basu bus on a regular route, route bus
rosen route, line (bus, train, airline), da root form of desu
-soo desu reported information; I heard, he/they said

4. 2-Kaidate no Basu to ieba, Rondon ga yuumei desu ne.

ni-kaidate no basu double-decker bus, -to ieba speaking of, when it comes to
Rondon London, yuumei [na] famous, well-known, popular
-desu ne making a tag question; isn't it?, aren't you?, also giving friendly sound

"double-decker bus" can be 2-kaidate-basu or 2-kaidate no basu.
However, "two-story house" is not 2-kaidate-ie, but 2-kaidate no ie.

5. Nihon ni mo 2-Kaidate no Basu ga arimasu ga, Kankoo-basu dake.

-ni place marker; in, at, on, -mo also, too
arimasu to exist, be at, there is, have, -ga a conjunction meaning "but"
kankoo-basu sightseeing bus, tour bus, kankoo [sv] tourism, sightseeing
-dake only

6. 2-Kaidate no Rosen-basu wa nai to omoimasu.

rosen-basu bus on a regular route, route bus, rosen route, line (bus, train, airline)
nai nai form of arimasu; do not have, there is not, -to omoimasu I think that, I guess that

Practice the following words

Audio 1.HonkonHong Kong
Audio 2.2-kaidate

two-story (building), double-decker (bus)

Audio 3.basubus
Audio 4.kankoo-basusightseeing bus, tour bus
Audio 5.kankoo[sv] tourism, sightseeing
Audio 6.rosen-basubus on a regular route, route bus
Audio 7.rosenroute, line (bus, train, airline)
Audio 8.ooten[sv] overturn, rollover
Audio 9.jikoaccident
Audio 10.shiboo[sv] death, die (formal)
Audio 11.shinimasuto die (general term)
Audio 12.kegainjury, hurt, wound
Audio 13.RondonLondon
Audio 14.yuumei[na] famous, well-known, popular
Audio 15.dakeonly

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

rosen-basu da soo desu
plain form + soo desu:reported information; I heard, he/they said

Level 2 Chapter 11

2-kaidate no rosen-basu wa nai to omoimasu
plain form + to omoimasu:I think, I believe, I guess, I feel

Level 2 Chapter 3

1-kai, 2-kai
Numeral, Number Counters:one, two, three / first, second, third, ...

Japanese@Once : Part 2 - Chapter 2

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