Let's meetup and learn Japanese and culture: How to say good bye

  • May 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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We are Japanese natives and Hawaii locals, and are organizing a group for beginner, intermediate, advance level Japanese conversation. This is not a class; rather, it is a group for practicing conversation with fellow learners and native speakers.

Come to practice Japanese. The group will gather informally to chat, make new friends, learn about other cultures and maybe find a language exchange partner. Come share your Japanese language skills while socializing and meeting interesting people.


Duration: 60 min (after 60 min, free café talk)

The tables are near: a Curry Shop

Masahito will be wearing a red hat.

Facilitator: Masahito

The topic : How to say good bye

6:00 Opening remarks

6:02 Quick self introduction

6:10  Share your experiences.

6:45  Q & A about Japanese culture

6:55 Talk about the next meeting agenda

7:00 Closing remarks


Rules for this language group:

Enjoy conversation.

Let's respect and help each other.

Members are asked to use polite and proper speech desu/masu form, avoid crude and slangy expressions. And let's try to speak only Japanese for the first 60 minutes.

Beginners are welcome and are able to use English. The members who know Japanese will support the beginners.




Dividing groups

If we have many participants, an organizer will divide the group based on Japanese level.

If an organizer creates subgroups, He or she will appoint a facilitator for each subgroup.

After having a group conversation for 60 minutes, we will end the group activity. It will be free conversation time. You are free to leave or you can stay and talk about any topic you like with anyone in Japanese or English.



Anybody who wants to facilitate future meetings are welcome to do so. Please let Masahito know.

Please let Masa know if you want to talk about any particular topic.

Mahalo, Thanks, ありがとう


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Subarashii. Atarashii tomodachi ni aimashita. Jikan ga aru toki ni, isshoni benkyou shitai-n-desu. Kono kikai o kanshyashimasu.

    May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a fee?

    May 20, 2014

    • Félix

      アロハ アナ。The class is free. Look forward to meeting you.

      May 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      フイレ­クス さま、­ありが­とう ­ござい­ます。­あなた­­がた ­の か­いぎ は 楽しかったーんーです。­

      1 · May 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ashita 7 ji ni King Lear toiu(?) no eiga o playing kedo, tabun hayai ni ikkitai. Does that make sense? =}

    May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's try a translation. We'll assume the first person pronoun. "Although from tomorrow at seven a film called of [sic] King Lear is playing, perhaps I'd like to go early."

      We can fix (grammar issues):

      King Lear to iu eiga (don't use "no" here)
      ga jouei sareru (is showing/playing)
      hayaku (adverb form for i-adj)
      ikitai (sp)

      Cannot fix without context (logic):

      kedo (why "although"?)
      tabun (doesn't play well with volitional)

      Pending changes to the logical factors, the sentence can take on several meanings. Is the speaker planning to go to an earlier showing ? [<- first assumed meaning by a native speaker of Japanese] Is the speaker going to leave from another engagement early in order to attend the 7 o'clock screening? Or do they just want to show up early for it, say around 6:30? Hard to tell what information speaker wants to communicate to listener.

      May 20, 2014

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  • Masahito S.
    Event Host
  • Félix
    DJ, Co-Organizer
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