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Maru Kanada de Ban ga Hodoo o Boosoo 2018/April/24

a van drives into pedestrians

23-nichi, (Nihon jikan 24-ka), Kanada no Toronto de, Ban ga Hodoo o boosoo shimashita.

Ban wa hokoosha o hanemashita.
Hokoosha 10-nin ga Shiboo shimashita.
Soshite, 15-nin ga kega o shimashita.

Keisatsu wa Ban o unten shite ita otoko o tsukamaemashita.
Ima no tokoro, Koi ka, Jiko ka, wakatte imasen.
Demo, Koi no kanoosei ga takai yoo desu.

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Kanada de Ban ga Hodoo o Boosoo

Kanada Canada, ban van, hodoo sidewalk
boosoo [sv] go out of control, go wild, drive recklessly

1. 23-nichi, (Nihon jikan 24-ka),
Kanada no Toronto de, Ban ga Hodoo o boosoo shimashita.

nijuusan-nichi / nijuuyokka 23rd. / 24th. of the month, Nihon jikan Japan time
Kanada Canada, Toronto Toronto, -de place marker; in, at
ban van, hodoo sidewalk
boosoo [sv] go out of control, go wild, drive recklessly

2. Ban wa hokoosha o hanemashita.

ban van, hokoosha pedestrian
hanemasu to hit (car hits a person)

3. Hokoosha 10-nin ga Shiboo shimashita.

hokoosha pedestrian, juu-nin 10 people
shiboo [sv] death, die (formal)

4. Soshite, 15-nin ga kega o shimashita.

soshite and, juugo-nin 15 people
kega o shimasu to be injured, get hurt, kega injury, hurt, wound

5. Keisatsu wa Ban o unten shite ita otoko o tsukamaemashita.

keisatsu police, ban o unten shite ita otoko a man who was driving the van
unten [sv] operation, driving, shite ita ta form of shite imasu; was doing
otoko man, tsukamaemasu to catch, arrest, capture

6. Ima no tokoro, Koi ka, Jiko ka, wakatte imasen.

ima no tokoro at the moment, for the present (set phrase)
koi intentional, volitional, jiko accident
[A] ka, [B] ka A or B, wakatte imasen don't know yet, be unknown, be not clear
wakarimasu to understand, know, -te imasu expressing progressive or state

7. Demo, Koi no kanoosei ga takai yoo desu.

demo however, but, koi intentional, volitional
-no kanoosei ga takai be a high possibility, be likely to, it should be, it probably
kanoosei potential, possibility, takai expensive / high, -yoo desu it seems, it looks

Practice the following words

Audio 1.KanadaCanada
Audio 2.TorontoToronto
Audio 3.banvan
Audio 4.hodoosidewalk
Audio 5.hokooshapedestrian
Audio 6.boosoo

[sv] go out of control, go wild, drive recklessly

Audio 7.hanemasuto hit (car hits a person)
Audio 8.shiboo[sv] death, die (formal)
Audio 9.kegainjury, hurt, wound
Audio 10.keisatsupolice
Audio 11.unten[sv] driving, operation
Audio 12.otokoman
Audio 13.tsukamaemasuto catch, arrest, capture
Audio 14.ima no tokoroat the moment, for the present
Audio 15.koiintentional, volitional
Audio 16.jikoaccident
Audio 17.wakarimasuto understand, know
Audio 18.kanooseipotential, possibility
Audio 19.takaihigh, tall, expensive

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

ban o unten shite ita otoko
phrase + noun:Noun Modifier

Level 2 Chapter 13

ban o unten shite ita otoko / wakatte imasen
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing the progressive, a state of being or a habitual action

Level 2 Chapter 4

koi no kanoosei ga takai yoo desu
plain form + yoo desu:It seems, It looks

Level 3 Chapter 8

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