In this article, we will look at a typical restaurant reservations scenario. Listen to the dialogue while going through the text, spend some time going through the grammar notes, and then listen to it once more–this time, hopefully, with greater comprehension.
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Let’s begin today’s lesson…
Dialogue One: in Japanese
ano, sumimasen ga, konya hachi ji ni yoyaku wo shitai no desu ga.
Hello. I would like to make a reservation for tonight at eight.
hai, kashikomarimashita. nanmei sama desu ka?
Sure, how many people will be in your party?
shitsunai no te-buru seki ni nasaimasu ka? soretomo, okugai ni nasaimasu ka?
Would you like a table inside or would you prefer a seat outside?
tenki ga ii node, soto ga ii to omoimasu.
The weather is nice so outside would be great.
hai, kashikomarimashita. nanika hokani gokibou nado wa gozaimasen ka?
Sure. Is there anything else I can get for you?
hai, arimasu. watashi no tsuma no tanjoubi desu node, ke-ki wo te-buru ni motte kite hoshii no desu ga.
Yes, it is my wife’s birthday and I would like a cake brought to the table.
sore wa suteki na okangae desu ne. o shokuji no ato, ke-ki wo omochi itashimasu.
How nice! Yes, we can have it brought out at the end of your meal.
ii desu ne, soreto, shokugo ni wain mo onegai shitai no desu ga.
Great! I would also like a bottle of wine after the meal.
hai, okugai no oseki, hachi ji ni goyoyaku uketamawarimashita.
Okay, your table for four outside will be ready for you at eight o’clock.
arigatou gozaimasu. wain to ke-ki wa, ueitoresu ga motte kite kuremasu ne?
Thank you, and our server will bring out the wine and cake?
hai, o shokuji no ato, omochi itashimasu. sono hokani nanika gozaimasu ka?
Yes, at the end of your meal. May I help you with anything else?
ie, arimasen. ijou desu.
No, thank you. That will be all.
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