Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello 3X

Remembering and repeating names in Japan has been difficult for me, but every so often a name is slightly easier to say...


Daniel: Hello
Student: Hello
Daniel: My name is Daniel. Nice to meet you.
Student: My name is Mai. Nice to meet you too.

'Mai' is pronounced exactly the same way as 'my'.



Student: This is my friend Ai.


'Ai' is pronounced the same as I. 


Student: Hello. My name is Yu.
Daniel: Nice to meet you...Yu.


And my personal favorite from yesterday...

Me: Hello. My name is Daniel. Nice to meet you.
Student: Hello. My name is Taro. Nice to meet you three. 


I suppose I cannot be too disappointed. How many native English speakers have you seen misuse the word (too, two, to)?