Beginning Japanese Conversation Podcast #3

I’m adding new podcasts to the TJP beginning conversation series. To see all of them, please go here. Here is #3:

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Beginning Japanese Conversational Phrases #3: Drinks

Reviewed Phrases:

何か飲みたいです。 nanika nomitai desu. I’d like something to drink.

何か食べたいです。 nanika tabetai desu. I’d like something to eat.

The focus is on the ーたい which adds the meaning of ‘want.’

食べる -> 食べ -> 食べたい

飲む -> 飲み -> 飲みたい

Then add a か ka to make it a question.

何か食べたいですか? nanika tabetai desu ka? Would you like something to eat?

何か飲みたいですか? nanika nomitai desu ka? Would you like something to drink?

Now let’s answer the question for drinks.

何か飲みたいですか? nanika nomitai desu ka? Would you like something to drink?

はい、何か飲みたいです。 hai, nanika nomitai desu. Yes, I would you like something to drink.

Vocabulary:

Here are a few common drink names.

コーヒー ko-hi- Coffee

牛乳 gyuunyuu milk

コーラ ko-ra Cola

お茶 ocha tea

ビール bi-ru beer

ワイン wain wine

mizu water

ジュース ju-su juice

水が飲みたいです。 mizu ga nomitai desu. I would like to drink water.

お茶が飲みたいです。 ocha ga nomitai desu. I would like to drink tea.

コーヒーが飲みたいです。 ko-hi- ga nomitai desu. I would like to drink coffee.

Next podcast will continue with foods.

それじゃまたね! sore ja mata ne – See you again!

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