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Japanese Lessons: Wasabi Japanese Radio Podcasts 6-2

Program: しおぐきみがこう Personality: ほん みつ & しげ ショウゴ

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*This is a conversation between two personalities. Please follow Ms. Honda’s part. 

Japanese Script

ほんわたくし*1 のね、えーってるようは、

しげ: うん。

ほん: なんと三本さんぼんブラシを使つかって、一回いっかいみがきに15じゅうごふんかけるんですって。

しげ: あー間長かんながいほうがいいっていいますからね。

ほん: そう、わたくしもね、そのはなしいてから、

しげ: はい。

ほん: あのー、こう、かんかるけいを、

しげ: あぁ。

ほん: こう、まえいて

しげ: えぇ。


しげ: えぇ。

ほん: でね、最初さいしょあの、3分さんぷんぐらい簡単かんたんみがけるさ、とかおもってたんだけど、

しげ: えぇ。



ほん: そう。それじょう5ふんするわけだから、

しげ: えぇ。

ほん: もういいげん5ふんったろう、とおもったらね、2分10ふんじゅうびょうくらいしかってなかったりなんかすることがありますので、かならずね、かならずっていうか、もしあの、をつけようとおもっていらっしゃるならば、けいをね、

しげ: はい。

ほん: いてみがきされた*2 ほうがいいとおもいます。


English Translation

Title: Let’s Brush Our Gums with Salt Personality: Honda Mitsuko & Shige Shōgo

Honda: My, um, a person that I know who studies cosmetics, beauty, and fashion,

Shige: Uh-huh.

Honda: She uses three toothbrushes, and takes 15 minutes to brush teeth once.

Shige: Ah, it is said a long time is better, isn’t it?

Honda: Right! Because I’ve heard that story too,

Shige: Yes.

Honda: Um, I have a watch to tell time.

Shige: Ah.

Honda: I set it up in front of me.

Shige: Yeah.

Honda: I tried to be sure to brush for 5 minutes.

Shige: Yeah.

Honda: So, first I thought, um, it’s easy to brush for about three minutes, but

Shige: Yeah.

Honda: Three minutes is surprisingly long!

Shige: It is long! It’s long for brushing teeth, isn’t it?

Honda: Right! Additionally, we’ll do it for 5 minutes.

Shige: Yeah.

Honda: There were cases when I thought I have probably passed 5 minutes, but it is just 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Always…I mean always, if, um, if you think you need to pay attention, a watch…

Shige: Yes.

Honda: I think it’s better to set it up for brushing your teeth.

Notes: Japanese Grammar and Vocabulary

1. See lesson 6-1, note 1 for explanation.

2. 「された」 is an honorific expression and equivalent to 「した」.

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