Welcome Pre-Kindergarteners and family members! I’m Ito Sensei who is your child’s Japanese teacher.

 

 

 

Unit 5 : How does my community use various modes of transportation?

わたしのコミュニティーでは、どのように いろいろなのりものを つかっていますか。

  • でんしゃ (de  n sha) = train

  • トラック (to ra kku)= truck

  • ヨット (yo tto) = yacht 

  • ボート (bo o to)= boat 

  • バス (ba su)= bus

  • くるま (ku ru ma)= car

  • ひこうき (hi ko u ki)= airplane

  • せんすいかん(se n su i ka n)= submarine

 

Topic : What types of homes do the people in my city (NYC) live in?

ニューヨークのひとは、どんないえにすんでいますか。

  • いえ(i e)= house, home
  • アパートメント(a pa a to me n to )= apartment
  • ブラウンストーン(bu ra u n su to o n)= brown stone

 

  • ひと(hi to) = people
  • どうぶつ(do u bu tsu)= animal

 

Days of the Week: ようび(yo u bi)

  • にちようび(ni chi yo u bi = Sunday)
  • げつようび(ge tsu yo u bi = Monday
  • かようび(ka yo u bi = Tuesday)
  • すいようび(su i yo u bi = Wednesday
  • もくようび(mo ku yo u bi = Thursday)
  • きんようび(ki n yo u bi = Friday
  • どようび(do yo u bi = Saturday)

 

いっしゅうかんのうた (i ssyu u ka n no u ta = A Song of Days of the Week)

  • 1がつ(i chi ga tsu) = January
  • 2がつ (ni ga tsu) = February
  • 3がつ (sa n ga tsu) = March
  • 4がつ (shi ga tsu) = April
  • 5がつ (go ga tsu) = May
  • 6がつ (ro ku ga tsu) = June
  • 7がつ (shi chi ga tsu) = July
  • 8がつ (ha chi ga tsu) = August
  • 9がつ (ku ga tsu) = September
  • 10がつ (jyu u ga tsu) = October
  • 11がつ (jyu u i chi ga tsu) = November
  • 12がつ (jyu u ni ga tsu) = December

Weather てんき(te n ki)

  • はれ(ha re = Sunny)
  • あめ (a me = Rainy )
  • くもり(ku mo ri = Cloudy)
  • ゆき (yu ki = Snowy )
  • かぜ が つよい (ka ze ga tu yo i = Windy)

 

 

どんな てんき? (do n na te n ki? : How’s The Weather?)

 かず(ka zu: numbers)

  • 1 (いち = i chi )
  • 2(に = ni)
  • 3(さん = sa n)
  • 4(よん・し = yo n / shi)
  • 5(ご = go)
  • 6(ろく = ro ku)
  • 7(しち/なな = shi chi / na na)
  • 8(はち = ha chi)
  • 9(きゅう = kyu u)
  • 10(じゅう= ju u)

*Two numbers (4&7) in Japanese have two pronunciation alternatives.

すうじのうた(su u ji no u ta = Number Song)

 

 

 

 

うた(u ta: songs)

あいうえおのうた(a i u e o no u ta = A Song of A I U E O)

いろ(i ro: color)

  • あか(a ka = red)
  • あお(a o = blue)
  • みどり(mi do ri = green)
  • きいろ(ki i ro = yellow)
  • しろ(shi ro = white)
  • くろ(ku ro = black)
  • ちゃいろ(cha i ro = brown)
  • おれんじ(o re n gi = orange)
  • むらさき(mu ra sa ki = purple)
  • はいいろ(ha i i ro = gray)
  • みずいろ(mi zu i ro = light blue)

いろ(iro = Color)