Japanese Beginner Phrases Podcast 7

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趣味は何ですか?shumi wa nan desu ka? What is your hobby?
趣味は映画をみることです。 shumi wa eiga o miru koto desu. My hobby is watching movies.


Beginning Japanese Conversational Phrases #7: Continuing Hobbies

Today’s podcast will review how to ask about hobbies and add a new grammatical pattern.

趣味は何ですか? shumi wa nan desu ka? What is your hobby?

趣味はカラオケです。 shumi wa karaoke desu. My hobby is karaoke.

You can drop the 趣味は and just say

カラオケです。 karaoke desu. It’s karaoke.

趣味はスポーツです。 shumi wa supo-tsu desu. My hobby is sports.

趣味はコンピューターです。 shumi wa konpyu-ta- desu. My hobby is computers.

Let’s make the answer a little more complicated by saying, "My hobby is watching movies."

"Watching movies" is 映画をみること  

"Movies" is 映画 eiga

The を o is a direct object marker

みる miru is a verb meaning ‘to see’
but adding the こと makes it into a noun phrase.

みること the thing to see.

This may seem complicated, but don’t worry. Learn a few examples by heart and later review thegrammar.

趣味は映画をみることです。 shumi wa eiga o miru koto desu. My hobby is watching movies.

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