Nate英会話Lab 022:ROLEPLAY-温泉のLobbyで(AT THE HOT SPRING IN JAPAN)

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———————SHOW NOTES: AT THE HOT SPRING!———————

 

=====MACHIKAIWA=====

 

Hello.

 

Is this your first time at the hot springs?

 

excited

 

I’m kind of confused…

 

1)

XXX Do you have your towel?

OOO …….

 

don’t worry about…

 

rent

 

swimsuit

 

without any clothes

 

what do you do with your, like, wallet, or valuables?

 

2)

 

XXX put our clothes and the valuables in locker

OOO ….

 

key

 

like a bracelet

 

carry into the bath

 

doesn’t the key get wet?

it’s wet, but it’s ok…

 

is there anything i should know?

 

3)

 

XXX In Japan, first wash body

OOO …..

 

there is an area to wash your body

 

washing area

 

so i go to the washing area, wash my body, then I can just go in the hot spring

 

I think I need a ticket or something

 

come with me

 

 

Hi. How was it?

 

relaxed

 

feel wonderful

 

I was wondering, did you have any problems?

 

one old man…

 

small towel

 

4)

 

XXX oh, I’m sorry.

OOO ….

 

the small towel

maybe i got it wet, a little. Maybe that was the problem

 

5)

 

XXX Don’t put towel in water

OOO ….

 

I think I tried to keep the towel on my head, but it’s really difficult to balance.

 

balance their towels on their head

 

thanks so much for your help

 

=====SETSUMEI TIME=====

 

1)

 

XXX Do you have your towel?

OOO Do you have your own towel?

 

Do you have your own ipad?

yes, I do. I have my own ipad.

 

Do you have your ipad today?

 

take notes with a pen and paper

 

Aya, do you have a car?

yes.

 

Do you have your own car?

no.

 

Today, do you have your car?

 

In America, we eat our meal at the restaurant.

 

share

 

American-style

 

In America you eat your own meal.

We eat our own giant steak-and-potatoes meal.

 

In the chinese restaurant, we share.

 

It’s good sharing food.

 

That’s why the Chinese have the round table.

 

rotate

 

It’s perfect for sharing.

 

Japanese style, do you have the rotating table?

 

2)

 

XXX put off clothes…..in locker.

OOO Take off all your clothes, and put them and all your other stuff in the locker.

 

take off

put in

 

PUT IN

PUT (them and all your other stuff) IN

 

stuff! What is stuff?

 

STAFF

 

things=STUFF

 

pronunciation

 

you have to practice, maybe, 100 times

 

stuff, staff, stuff- staff- stuff

 

TAKE OFF

do I have to take off my shoes in your house?

sure, please take off your shoes.

 

PUT IN

what do you put in your coffee.

I put sugar and milk in my coffee.

 

what stuff do you put in your purse?

i carry a lot of stuff, but, yes, let’s say….

 

some pencils

 

booru pen= pen

shaapu pen= mechanical pencil

 

3)

 

XXX Well, in Japan, first wash body.

OOO Well, in Japan, we wash our bodies before we go in.

 

in-direct

 

In America, do we take off our shoes in the house?

No.

 

In America, we don’t take our shoes off…

 

Can I eat some food on the subway in Japan?

DIRECT: No, you can’t eat any food in the train.

IN-DIRECT: In Japan, we don’t eat any food in the subway or on the train.

 

“You can’t” CHANGE TO “well, in Japan”

 

4)

XXX Oh, I’m sorry.

OOO Sorry, I forgot to tell you about that.

 

so foreigners, we like to change…

 

hot tub

 

if we jump in the hot spring….

 

I forgot to wash my body before I got in the hot spring.

 

What do you forget to do?

 

I forget to do my homework…

NEVER

 

you don’t forget to do anything? You’re a genius!

 

I forgot to by tomatoes or lettuce.

 

So you eat salad with no lettuce.

 

5)

 

XXX Don’t put towel in water.

OOO Try not to let the towel get in the water.

 

=====QUESTION TIME: CHAT ABOUT HOT SPRINGS=====

 

Aya: So Nate, what hot springs have you been in Japan?

 

definitely

 

island

 

XXX dead volcano

OOO dormant volcano

 

dormant=sleeping?

 

active

it’s an active volcano

 

so please tell me about, the, where is it?

 

the name is Furusato Onsen, so Furusato Hot Spring

 

It was like a dream.

 

there was a shrine inside the hot spring

 

the hot spring pool was very big.

 

Many people, in the hot spring water…

 

clap your hands

 

bow

 

It was really lucky, because my sister has a big tattoo on her back.

 

My sister was really lucky. She could cover her tattoo with the yukata.

 

men and women could go together

 

QUESTION 2:

 

Nate: Alright Aya, what hot springs have you been in Japan?

 

special hot spring area

 

old style house

there are some houses, and each as, a, you know…the hot spring inside…

 

that’s so cool.

 

we can enjoy the bath privately.

 

no windows

 

It was cool. Good experience for me.

 

——–

 

hot tub or jacuzzi

 

my best friend, in his backyard, he had a jacuzzi.

 

It’s like a bath tub.

 

fancy

the bubbles come up…

 

The Jacuzzi has the button. You press the button and  “boom”, the bubbles come out.

 

In Japan, you go to the hot spring or the public bath.

 

QUESTION 3:

 

Nate: Do you go to the hot spring in any season? I imagine, wow, in the summertime, I can’t go….

 

taking (a) bath is…a kind of daily thing for Japanese. So, we’ll take a bath every day.

 

We usually love taking a bath, the actual bath.

 

ANY SEASON, I would, I can say that, yeah.

 

Of course, in the winter, it would be great, right?

 

really clear four seasons.

 

in spring, some rich elderly people go to the hot spring with the view of cherry blossoms.

 

in summer….

 

in fall, we can enjoy the view of the maple trees

 

and winter, we can enjoy the bath in the mountains…with the snow.

 

In my hometown, the daytime is a little hot in the summer.

 

it’s cool at night

 

but in Japan, the daytime or nighttime in June, July, August it’s too hot!

 

when i was young, like 5 or 4 (years) old

 

grandpa said if we take a bath, really hot bath…

 

release our heat

 

but, my treat is the ice cream after the hot bath. Without it, I couldn’t.

 

=====TOP 5 ANSWERS=====

 

1) Do you have your own towel?

2) Take off all your clothes, and put them, and all your other stuff in the locker

3) Well, In Japan, we wash our bodies before we go in.

4) Sorry, I forgot to tell you about that.

5) Try not to let the towel get in the water.

 

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