Reading: Mini Conversations 1

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Short reading passages with parallel English translations.

田中たなか:このほんだれの本ですか?
Tanaka: Whose book is this?
鈴木すずき:あ!わたしの本です!
Suzuki: Ah! It’s my book!

Vocab:
誰 (だれ, dare) – who
本 (ほん, hon) – book
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鈴木:田中さん、ひるごはんべましたか?
Suzuki: Tanaka-san, have you eaten your lunch?
田中:いいえ、まだです。
Tanaka: No, not yet.
鈴木:一緒いっしょに食べましょか?
Suzuki: Shall we eat together?
田中:いよ。地下ちか一の食堂しょくどうで?
Tanaka: Sure. The canteen in basement 1?
鈴木:はい。きましょ。
Suzuki: Yes. Let’s go.

Vocab:
昼ご飯 (ひるごはん, hirugohan) – lunch
昼 mean midday, while ご飯 means rice. Put them together and you get midday rice/meal, aka lunch.

食堂 (しょくどう, shokudou) – dining hall; cafeteria; canteen

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鈴木:どちほがいい?黄色きいろい?とかあか
Suzuki: Which is better? Yellow? Or red?
田中:私赤いのほが好き。
Tanaka: I like the red more.
鈴木:じゃ赤しましょ。
Suzuki: Then I’ll go with red.

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