Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 11

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日本語が少し話せます。
nihongo ga sukoshi hanasemasu.
I can speak a little Japanese.


Beginning Japanese Conversational Phrases #11: Languages & People Part II

Words heard in this podcast:

アメリカ amerika – America

アメリカ人 amerikajin – An American

英語 eigo – English (language)

英語が話せます。 Eigo ga hanasemasu. – I can speak English.

日本語 nihongo – Japanese

日本語が話せます。 nihongo ga hanasemasu – I can speak Japanese.

少し sukoshi – a little

日本語が少し話せます。 nihongo ga sukoshi hanasemasu. – I can speak a little Japanese

英語が話せますか? eigo ga hanasemasu ka? – Can you speak English?

はい、英語が少し話せます。 hai, eigo ga sukoshi hanasemasu. – Yes, I can speak a little English.

you may want to listen to this episode a few times until that construction is learned. In the next podcast, we will learn a few important phrases useful in conversation.

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