Language Lesson

Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 5 - introduce others

 Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture!

In today's lesson we discuss how to introduce others in a variety of situations. Whether you are with friends, coworkers, acquaintances, guests, or superiors, you'll be able to use these phrases, so try them out!

The primary levels of speech are:

Casual (friends, family)
Polite (colleagues, acquaintances, strangers)
Respectful (boss, guests, teachers, customers)

Using the incorrect politeness level is not the end of the world, but having the knowledge of which level to use and when to use it will help you out on your road to mastering Japanese!

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!

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-san --Used after someone's name to show respect

-san desu --This is --san

Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku --Nice to meet you. Let's be friends.

Kochira wa --san desu --This is --san.

Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu --Nice to meet you. I look forward to getting to know you.

Kochirawa --san de irasshaimasu --This is --san.

Hajimemashite. Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu --Nice to meet you. I look forward to working with you.

Lesson Script:
A: Konnichiwa! Welcome to Uki Uki NihonGO! Uki Uki Nihongo he youkoso!

Today, I would like to introduce one of my excellent students. She's currently studying at the Japan Society. Douzo Tomoko-san!

T: Konnichiwa, mina-san!

A: Tomoko will be assisting me on occasion throughout our Uki Uki lessons. Tomoko-san, what do you like the most about Japan?

T: Manga to anime to cosplay desu.

A: Manga, anime, and cosplay! I like them, too. Actually, Japanese subculture like this motivates people to study the Japanese language.

T: Right

A: Today we are going to show how to introduce someone to someone else, using the three levels of politeness.

T: Hai!

A: The important thing to remember is when you say someone's name, usually you put "san" after their name to show respect. This is part of Japanese culture. '

T: Hai, wakarimasu, Akai-Sensei.

A: Now everybody let me introduce Tomoko to you. First, the casual level. Tomoko-san desu.

T: Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku.

A: Mou ichido. Tomoko-san desu,

T: Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku.

A: Here, the polite level. Kochirawa Tomoko-san desu.

T: Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

A: Kochirawa Tomoko-san desu.

T: Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

A: Last, here is the respectful level. Kochirawa Tomoko-san de irasshaimasu.

T: Hajimemashite. Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu.

A: Mou ichido. Kochirawa Tomoko-san de irasshaimasu.

T: Hajimemashite. Douzo yoroshiku onegaiitashimasu.

A: Perfect! Kanpeki!

T: Hai, Kanpeki! Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions. Akai-sensei will be happy to answer. Shitsumon o omachi shiteimasu.

A&T: Dewa, mata kondo!

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