Kaiwa  / Conversation

 

A:  Kaigi  wa  nan-ji  ni  hajimari-masu ka?

B:  Etto…. 4 ji  ni  hajimari-masu yo.

A:  4 ji desu ne.   Soshite, nan-ji  ni  owari-masu  ka?

B:  5 ji gurai  ni  owari-masu  yo.

A:  Soo desu ka.  doomo.

 

<Translation>

A: What time will the meeting start?

B: Let me see…., It will start at 4pm.

A: 4pm…. And what time will it end?

B: It will end around 5pm.

A: Okay, thank you.

 

■  Tango  / vocabulary

1.  hajimari-masu  (~ start, ~ begin)     2.  owari-masu  (~ to be finished, ~ end)

3. kaigi  (meeting, conference)    4.  etto… ( let me see)      5. ~ ji  gurai  (around ~ o’clock)   6.  ni  (at)

 

■  Reibun / example sentences

 

1.  Shigoto  wa  nan-ji  ni  hajimari-masu  ka ? /  At what time does your work stark?

2.  Shigoto  wa  nan-ji  ni  owari-masu  ka?  /  At what time does your work finish?

3.  Eiga  wa  nan-ji  ni  hajimari-masu  ka?  /  What time (or when) does the movie start?

4.  Eiga  wa  nan-ji  ni  owari-masu  ka?  /   What time (or when) does the movie finish?

 

■ Bunpoo  / Grammar

 

particle 「ni」  =    at (time, o’clock) , on, in ; “ni” is used with time expressons such as day, month, year and clock time to indicate a specific point in time.

1.  Watashi  wa  kesa  7 ji  ni  oki-mashita.   /  I got up at 8 this morning.

2.  Gakkoo  wa  8 ji  ni  hajimari-masu.   /   School starts at 8 am.

3.  Gakkoo  wa  nan-ji  ni  hajimari-masu  ka?  /  What time does the school start?

 

■ Renshuu  / practice

Ika  no  bun  o  nihon-go  ni  yakushite kuasai. / Please translate the follwoing sentences into Japanese.

 

1.  What time did you go to bed last night?

2. What time do you get up every day?

3. What time do you usually go to bed?

4. What time did you finish working yesterday?

 

■ Tango  /  vocabulary

1.  kinoo  no  yoru  (last night)    2.  mainichi  (everyday)     3.  itsumo  (usually)    4.  kinoo  (yesterday)

5. ne-masu  (to go to bed, to sleep )    6. oki-masu  (to get up, to wake up)   7.  shigoto  (work, job)