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B:Good afternoon(笑いながら)

Good afternoon

B: Please put your bags on the sofa.

C: What happened to your fingers?

Oh. Three days ago, I と立ったまま話始める

B: Please sit down first. Sorry (笑いながら)

Thank you. Three days ago, I came back home after picking up my children by bicycle with my younger son in front and elder son on the back seat. At the entrance of my house, both sons tried to get off from the bicycle at the same time. So, I couldn’t keep the balance and tried to land on my hands to stop falling. (聞かれそうと思い、剥離骨折 chip fracture を調べていたのに、結局使わず、最初に言うべきだったと反省)

B: Oh. Your boys are Okay?

Yes. They were safe. Thank you for asking.

B: But their mum is not okay.

No. But not s. (BとC 微笑んでくれる)

C: May I ask your name ?

My name is xxxx (とここでやめようとしたら、Cがまだ という顔をしていたので、) xxxx.(と苗字を続ける)

C:xxxx(と名前を確認するようにリピート) Where do you live ?

I live in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo prefecture.

B: Please tell me where Nishinomiya is.

It is located between Kobe & Osaka. My house is very close to Koshien Stadium.

B: Do you go to the stadium to see baseball games?

Unfortunately, no because it is difficult to get tickets these days. Until several years ago, Hanshin Tigers was not very strong so I could get tickets.

B: Oh, tickets are expensive now. Well, I would like to ask some questions. Please think I am a foreign tourist. I just flew from San Francisco and arrived in Japan. I saw many mountains and rivers from the flight. Could you explain characteristic points about Japanese geography?

Yes. Japan has many mountain and rivers. Only one fifth of Japan is flat land area. Due to many mountain, the length of rivers is short and the current(海の潮の流れなのに、思わず言ってしまった)is quite strong. (あとで、Japanese rivers are short and steepとでも言えば簡単だったのに、考えていなかった質問で、あせったが、島国だと思い出して) And Japan consists of four main islands and other small islands.(と付け足した)

B: I see. As rivers come from the mountain area and run down steep slopes, they stream rapidly.
How about width?

Japanese rivers tend to be narrow, compared to those in foreign countries, such as China.
(本当に、言うことが思いつかず、とりあえずなんか言わなきゃとなかばやけくそ)

B: Please tell me the most famous mountain in Japan?

(天の助け―と少し立ち直りつつ)
The most famous mountain in Japan is Mt. Fuji. It is the highest mountain in Japan, with the height of 3,776 meters. Also, it is perfectly corn shaped and very beautiful. There are a lot of hot spring resorts near Mt. Fuji. So, If you go to Mt.Fuji, you can enjoy both the beautiful scenery and hot springs at the same time.

B: There are many hot springs in the United States. But we don’t enjoy hot spring resorts like Japanese do. Please explain why.

Traditionally, Japanese people like to take a bath in order to relax. Japan is a humid country. Hot spring resorts are usually located in the mountainous area, where the scenery is beautiful. So, you enjoy both. Also, there are many ryokan, traditional Japanese-style inns, in such area and they offer good Japanese food.

B: Okay. So, I can enjoy the beautiful scenery, good Japanese food and hot springs at the same time.
I know why Japanese like hot spring. I should to try it.

Yes. Please try it once. I am sure that you will be thrilled.

B: As I came to Japan for the first time, I was worried what I would do something rude to Japanese. Please tell me about what I have to be careful about not to be rude.

(まったく思いつかず、あせりながら) Well, (と言ったものの まだ思いつかない、何か言うしかないと開き直り) Actually, I can’t find such things. On the contrary, I am afraid that we might be rude to foreign people. When we want to relax, we take off shoes even in public places, such as on a train or an airplane. So, I am worried this behavior gives a bad impression to foreign people.

B: No, not at all (笑いながら). Nothing?

(本当に思いつかず) Well, let me think

B: Can I enter Japanese houses, wearing shoes?

(ここまで靴の話をしてて、なんで出てこなかったんだろうと思いつつ、助け舟に飛びつく)
No. You must take off shoes at the entrance. Japanese people think home as kind of private area. In private area, we take off shoes to relax. If you enter a Japanese house, wearing shoes, it brings dirt into the house. So, if you do not take off your shoes, it might be a rude attitude. You should keep in mind taking off your shoes at the entrance in Japan.

B: Oh, thank you. I will take off shoes.

A: ここからは、日本語で質問しますので、日本語でお答えくえださい。

はい。

A: あなたは、ガイドになったら、どういうガイドになりたいですか?

外国の方が日本にいらして、一番接することが多いのがガイドだと思います。日本の印象も、ガイドの印象で変わってくると思いますので、一生懸命、説明をして、日本はいい国だと思っていただければと思います。
素敵な思い出ができるよう、お手伝いしたいと思います。

A: ありがとうございました。これで終わりです。

ありがとうございました。Thank you.

手の怪我でドアを開けるのにもたついていたので
B: Get well soon

もう一度 Thank you と言っておじぎをしながら退室

 



 
 
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