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Exercise 1: Compliments/Responses to Compliments


Situation 2 : Sample Dialogue

The parts in red are the compliments you’ve been asked to write down.

先生:田中君、テスト勉強進んでますか?  Tanaka-kun, tesuto benkyou susunde masuka?  ‘Tanaka-kun, how is your test preparation going?’

学生:ちょっとつまずいていたんですけれど、今日の先生の講義を聞いてだいぶわかってきました。  Chotto tsumazuite itan desu keredo, kyouno senseino kougiwo kite daibu wakatte kimashita.  ‘I was a bit troubled, but your lecture today cleared things up.

先生:そう、それはよかった。それじゃあテストに向けてがんばってね。  Sou, sorewa yokatta.  Sorejaa tesutoni mukete gannbattene.  ‘Oh, that’s good.  Good luck studying for the test then.’

学生:ありがとうございます。  Arigatou gozaimasu.  ‘Thank you.’


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