September 14, 2007

Learning Japanese with Luke – Lesson 2: Peter Pen the Prostitute writes his diary

Follow-up to Learning Japanese with Luke – Lesson 1: Peter Pen the Prostitute from The Man From O.N.K.E.N.

Now I know where Peter is, I have to help him write his diary. This will be useful when I walk up to some random Japanese person in the street and ask them what day of the week it is.

Kyoo wa naniyoobi desu ka?
Kyooh wah nan-yooh-bee dess kah?
What day is it today?

Nanji desu ka?
Nan-jee dess kah?
What time is it?

Kyoo wa Suiyoobi desu.
Kyooh wah soo-ee-yooh-bee dess.
Today it is Wednesday.

Ashita wa Doyoobi desu.
A-shtaah wah doh-yooh-bee dess.
Tomorrow it is Saturday.

Gogo goji han desu.
Go-go go-jee han dess.
The time is 5:30pm.

Kinoo wa nanyoobi ka oboetenain desu ka?
Kee-noo wah nan-yooh-bee kah o-boh-eh-teh-naiyn dess ka?
Can’t you remember what day it was yesterday?

Kechi ni naranakute, udedokei o kau toki desu!
Keh-chi nee nah-rah-nah-ku-teh, ooh-deh-doh-keh oh cow tokk-ee dess!
It’s time you stopped being a cheapskate and bought a watch!


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  1. The Chief

    I don’t get it. How can today be Wednseday but tomorrow be Saturday?

    Something crazy must have happened between now and your present (my future).

    21 Sep 2007, 00:50

  2. I picked Wednesday and Saturday because those are the two I forget the most. ;)

    21 Sep 2007, 11:48


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