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Maru Shinkansen Teiden de Tachi-Oojoo 2017/June/23

bullet train stranded due to power outage

21-nichi gogo 7-ji 55-fun, Oosaka de, Shinkansen no Soodensen ga kiremashita.
Shinkansen wa, Kyoto to Koobe no aida ga teiden shimashita.
Shinkansen wa Kyoto to Hakata no aida de unten o chuushi shimashita.

Kyoto to Koobe no aida ni 10-pon no ressha ga Tachi-Oojoo shimashita.
Ressha no jookyaku wa 3-jikan chikaku ressha no naka ni Kanzume ni narimashita.

Jiko no gen'in wa wakatte imasen.

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Shinkansen Teiden de Tachi-Oojoo

shinkansen Shinkansen (bullet train), teiden [sv] power cut, power outage, power failure
-de cause marker; by, because of, due to, tachi-oojoo [sv] be stalled, be stuck, be stranded

1. 21-nichi gogo 7-ji 55-fun, Oosaka de, Shinkansen no Soodensen ga kiremashita.

nijuuichi-nichi 21st. of the month, gogo p.m., shichi-ji / nana-ji 7:00, -fun minutes
Oosaka place name, -de place marker; in, at, Shinkansen Shinkansen (bullet train)
sooden-sen power cable, kiremasu to cut

2. Shinkansen wa, Kyoto to Koobe no aida ga teiden shimashita.

Kyoto, Koobe place name, [A] to [B] no aida between A and B
teiden [sv] power cut, power outage, power failure

3. Shinkansen wa Kyoto to Hakata no aida de unten o chuushi shimashita.

Hakata place name, [A] to [B] no aida between A and B, -de place marker; in, at
unten [sv] driving, operation, service (of transportation)
chuushi [sv] cancel, stop, call off, suspend

4. Kyoto to Koobe no aida ni 10-pon no ressha ga Tachi-Oojoo shimashita.

[A] to [B] no aida between A and B, -ni place marker; in, at, on
juppon 10 (trains), -hon / -pon counter for cylindrical object and trains
ressha train, tachi-oojoo [sv] be stalled, be stuck, be stranded

5. Ressha no jookyaku wa 3-jikan chikaku ressha no naka ni Kanzume ni narimashita.

ressha train, jookyaku passenger
san-jikan 3 hours, chikaku near, close / nearly, about, -no naka ni in, inside
kanzume ni narimasu be confined, be stuck inside (expression)
kanzume canned food, naru root form of narimasu; become

6. Jiko no gen'in wa wakatte imasen.

jiko accident, gen'in a cause
wakatte imasen not yet known, don't know yet
wakatte te form of wakarimasu; understand, know, find out, -te imasu expressing progressive or state

Practice the following words

Audio 1.ShinkansenShinkansen (bullet train)
Audio 2.tachi-oojoo[sv] be stalled, be stuck, be stranded
Audio 3.soodensenpower cable
Audio 4.kiremasuto cut
Audio 5.aidabetween, space
Audio 6.teiden[sv] power cut, power outage, power failure
Audio 7.unten[sv] driving, operation, service (of transportation)
Audio 8.chuushi[sv] cancellation, stop, call off, suspension
Audio 9.resshatrain
Audio 10.jookyakupassenger
Audio 11.kanzumecanned food
Audio 12.narimasuto become, come to
Audio 13.jikoaccident
Audio 14.gen'ina cause
Audio 15.wakarimasuto understand, know, find out

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

jookyaku wa kanzume ni narimashita
-ku narimasu / -ni narimasu:become, come to

Level 2 Chapter 9

gen'in wa wakatte imasen
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing the progressive, a state of being or a habitual action

Level 2 Chapter 4

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