Language Lesson

Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 1 - introduction

Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture!

In our first lesson we introduce you to the word "sensei" which is used for people in many occupations, including our teachers, Akai-sensei and Kurahara-sensei!

You don't have to be a teacher to be a sensei. Lawyers, doctors and even manga artists are often called sensei too.

If you're curious about the name of our new series, the word "uki uki" is used to show excitement, so please use "uki uki shimasu" when you are excited about something!

We would like to hear from you! Please feel free to ask questions and comment on what you'd like to learn. We'll be creating Q+A lessons in the future!

Thanks for watching! See you next time! Dewa, mata kondo!

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sensei - (teacher, can be used for various occupations)
uki uki shimasu - (used to show excitement)
yoroshiku onegaishimasu - (nice to meet you; please treat me kindly; look forward to us working with you)
dewa mata kondo - (see you next time; look forward to next time)

Lesson Script:

A&K: Konnichiwa!

A: Welcome to our brand-new video series, Uki Uki NihonGO!

K: Atarashii Uki Uki NihonGo shiriizu e youkoso.

A: Watashi wa Akai desu.

K: Watashi wa Kurahara desu.

A: We are Japanese teachers in New York City. As some of you know, the word "teacher" is sensei, so feel free to call us sensei.

K: In Japan, people of many occupations are called sensei, including lawyers, doctors and even manga artists!

A: We address each other as sensei, too.

K: Japanese is super fun, isn't it? Nihongo wa sugoku tanoshii desu yo ne, Akai-sensei?

A: Sou desu ne, Kurahara-sensei. When you're excited about something, you say Uki uki shimasu.

K: Just like the title of our show! uki uki!

A: Mina san kore kara issho ni, tanoshiku nihongo no benkyou o shimashou!
Together, let's all enjoy studying Japanese.

A&K: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

A&K: Dewa mata kondo!


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