Rating 5 Months of Japanese Language School vs. Self Study (Pimsleur)
HEY GUYS! Welcome to my channel! Our names are Loretta and Boomer! Today is a big day for you Boomer, huh? It’s my LAST DAY of language school! The last day of this Spring semester! Your school started in April but our last video with you was in February and you’ve gotten better since starting school SO! Today I wanted to quiz his Japanese level. SO! Today I wanted to quiz his Japanese level. Afew years ago he tried self-study for 5 months so we can see also if self-study or language school was harder or easier for him but yeah, let’s just start with the quiz! but yeah, let’s just start with the quiz! JAPANESE QUIZ TIME BOYYYY (Oh yeah, we’re doing this again!) Please introduce yourself! but not just any self-introduction I want you to do it as if this were a job or formal interview. *knock knock* Please excuse me. Please come in! Nice to meet you. I’m Boomer. It’s a pleasure. *bow* Wow! You even learned how to excuse yourself politely. Where are you from? What country? I’m from the States! Why did you come to Japan? WHAT’RE YOU DOING IN JAPAN? Um…. Well, a job? I hope to work here.
L: Is that so…… Basic Sentences! Let’s make this a little harder than usual I want to go beyond basic “this is a pen” sentences. For example, let’s talk floor plans. You had homework about floorplans right? Like, to explain your apartment layout. What’s inside of your apartment? You’ve done this before. Even now, I can see something unsual here. What’s that behind your head right now? A shirt? My neck? A chair?
No, look here! What’s that behind you? Your hand?
NO! Omg, come here. Oh, Kirby?
Yeah! See Kirby there? Also, my plant. Please find something of your own and explain— LILY! OK, can you explain what just happened? What just went down? She at ate a tissue. You did?
B: No, Lily did. Lily ate a Tissue and… *SNEEZE* Ughhh, no! What a big sneeze. Sorry, ughhh. Please find something now and explain it. The bed. What else is there? The desk. And a little table.
Yep, the table! Also a chair. What color is it? Red. It’s a red chair. Expressing things you want (to do). What do you want to do over Summer Break? I want to go to Vietnam. To Vietnam, right? What will you do there? Mountains… I want to hike and at the beach I want to swim, too.
Ohhhh, great! I also want to sightsee. Temples and musuemms. Ohh, good job! Can you say it all back? I want to climb mountains swim in the ocean, go to temples and museums for some sightseeing. You used so many different verbs! Do you remember this? Today isssss What is today’s date? Today is April… April… 27th Friday. So close!! What? I said April…(Try again). April? APreeeel? Aprrrl? Count with me, 1,2,3… July July 27th, Friday. OK, so I want to just say something though In my previous video I called the 27th “nijuunana nichi” people commented saying that’s wrong, that’s it’s “nijuushichi nichi” so, I want to explain why I say it that way . Sorry Boomer, this has nothing to do with you but there are people who say “nijushichi-nichi” for 27. There are also people who say nijuunana-nichi. The numbers Ichi (1), Shi (4), Shichi (7), (shichiji) 7-o-clock all sound REALLY similar so a lot of people say “nana” for 7. For example, in companies, the sales guys on the phones will often say nana-ji (7-o-clock) so that you don’t mistake it over the phone. 7-oclock, the 27th, etc. I was trained to do the same so I just want to explain why that is. But anyway, good job Boomer! You’re pretty flawless now so I want to try something harder. Casual forms! Lily ate all of her dog food. If you say that in casual form? “Lily wa atarashii doggufuudo wo zenbu TABETA.” So you can use the short forms of verbs in a lot of useful ways, like casual/slang terms. It really expands what you can talk about. Whaddya do today? Went to school. Ate lunch. Played with Lily. Cleaned the classroom. Filled out a survey. OK, time for Kanji! What is this? Densha?
It’s densha (train!) Great! What’s this? Roppongi (Station). But your pronunciation’s not enough. RopppPPONgi! You have to make the “P” pop. That little skip in there is important. There’s a train beatboxing/imitation competition in Japan actually. (Imitates train on train tracks sound) What am I even doing. “Hantai”? (opposite) Looks kinda similar!
It’s tomodachi (friend) Tomorrow?
It’s tomorrow! I’m just impressed you can read myhandwriting. A company? The CEO!
OK, this is the last one… Bank! Er, no THIS is the last one! Wait, there’s more? Hmm… What do you do everyday? You go to school… and at night you…. open your textbook and…
…kanji? But what are those Kanji? I dunno.
IT’s HOMEWORK! Even your Kanji is perfect! You did so well today!! I’m really impressed! Language schools are pretty good then!