A Day in Nihongo Class

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 02:23 Down the Drain

Sensei: Akuran-san, Nihon no uta o shitte imasu ka.
Watashi: Hai, shitte imasu.
Sensei: Taiteru wa nan desu ka.
Watashi: Himitsu desu.
Sensei: Taiteru wa “Himitsu” desu ka.
Watashi: Iie. Himitsu desu.
Sensei: Sou…

(Sensei indicates that I sing in class one of these days and a classmate points out the presence of a karaoke machine in the classroom.)

Watashi: Jodan desu.
Sensei: Iie, jodan janai.
Watashi: Jodan desu yo…

Later I was murdered by my classmates when we had a drawing activity where we work in pairs and one tries to guess the person his/her partner is thinking and drawing it out on paper. In any case, I’ll see them in court. Haha.


  1. gravatar.com Colleen
    September 26, 2009 at 09:02

    Kakkoi, nihongo class. I can only understand some of those words. Nihon no uta is Japanese song right? Not sure what your sensei was asking. Was s/he asking you to sing in Japanese or if you know any Japanese song? Himitsu means secret…. iie is no… Jodan is joke. Did I get those right? 😆


  2. gravatar.com Rozeh
    October 16, 2009 at 23:11

    Nihongo wo benkyou shitai! But the fees are to damn high! (like 11k in Nihongo Foundation!)

    that’s why I’m studying it via online tutorials.

    I pretty much understood the conversation 🙂

    If that’s me, Nihongo no uta wo utaimasu!

    Argh, I hope my grammar’s correct. LOL


  3. gravatar.com Nelson
    October 19, 2009 at 14:20

    @Colleen: She was asking if I sing Japanese songs and when I said that I do, she asked for a title. I told her it’s a secret but she thought “Secret” was the title. When she gestured that I sing in class one of these days, I said that it was just a joke that I sing. ‘^^,

    @Rozeh: The fee here is also around that amount. Apparently online tutorials are helpful too. Do you want a reference book? Ours has an electronic copy.


  4. gravatar.com Euri
    October 19, 2009 at 14:31

    Oh, you’re learning Japanese! I mean, you could already speak Japanese! Wow! :mrgreen:


  5. gravatar.com Rozeh
    October 19, 2009 at 14:48

    Is it the Minna no Nihongo book? Or not? If you can send me a copy it’ll be great! :3


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