かようび - Tuesday

L.13 Writing Assignment + Find A Partner for L.13 Speaking

Submit Lesson 13 Writing Assignment Today

  • Today you will complete your Lesson 13 Writing Assignment
  • This is a 2 page assignment. Be sure to submit both pages.
  • To complete this assignment, print out the worksheet and fill in the worksheet
  • Please use a pencil (in case you make a mistake and need to erase it!)
  • You can submit your completed worksheet by scanning or taking a photo of it.
  • If you take a photo, check the photo to make sure everything on the worksheet is visible and can be read before submitting it. If I can't read it, I can't give you credit for the assignment! :(
Katakana Flashcards - Click Here

We've now covered all of the katakana characters in class! Take a look at these katakana flashcards and keep practicing to sharpen your skills!

TODAY: Find Your Partner For Your Lesson 13 Speaking Assignment!

This week you will need to have a partner to do your Lesson 13 speaking assignment. You will need to sign up to get a partner TODAY.


To sign up go to Course Modules > Module 5 > Lesson 13 > M5. L13. Assignment 13.1: Speaking > Speaking Assignment Partner Sign Up Wiki (This is the 2nd link down)


You will need to post your name and a way for your partner to contact you when you sign up.


If you see someone signed up as partner 1 with out a partner 2, put yourself down to be that person's partner and contact your partner using the contact info they posted.


Do not sign up to be Partner 1 unless there are no people listed without a Partner 2.


Having a partner for this assignment is part of your grade. You must make an effort to find a partner and be a good partner to the person you are working with this week.


Contact me if you're having trouble finding a partner or your partner is being unresponsive.

いま なんじ です か。

いま なんじ です か。 can be used to ask “What time is it?” How can you answer that question in Japanese?


Use じ after each hour when saying what time it is in Japanese.

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じ is kind of like saying o'clock, but unlike in English where we only say o'clock right on the hour, じ is used all the time when telling time.


Note that the numbers with the red * after them are irregular.


To say “minutes” in Japanese we either use ぷん or ふん depending on how many minutes after it is. You will probably need to memorize these. Flashcards are helpful for this. ^_^

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Using ぷん or ふん will depend on the last digit of the time. So for example, 9:03 would be said with くじ さんぷん using ぷん because さんぷん (three minutes) uses ぷん as its ending.


Note that the numbers with the red * after them are irregular.


For numbers like :18 or :27 or :35, just add the regular number for ten (じゅう), twenty (にじゅう), thirty (さんじゅう) etc. before saying the number with ぷん or ふん depending on which number you want to say.


So 10:18 would be じゅうじ じゅう はっぷん 9:27 would be くじ にじゅう ななふん and to say “It is 4:35.” you would say よじ さんじゅう ごふん です。


Telling time can be a little tricky because there are lots of things to memorize. Keep at it, it will sink in with practice.

Don't forget about the PTC!

Do you need help with your Japanese coursework? The Peer Tutoring Center has peer tutors ready to help you with your assignments and to help to answer your questions. Go visit their fancy new website today!
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Mason R. Takes to the Open Road!

I got an email from Mason R. last weekend letting me know that he just got his driver's license! Congratulations Mason! Enjoy yourself driving on the roads and be safe while driving.


The last time I drove though NC I drove through some of the thickest fog I've ever seen. I learned from a state trooper that the best thing to do when driving through fog is to roll down your window and turn your radio off. If there is an accident ahead of you, you may be more likely to hear the sound before you can see anything. I hope this little driving tip helps you the next time you drive through fog. :)

Tweet/Text Me Tuesday

Today's tweet/text me Tuesday requires a little imagination...


I'm sure most of you have a celebrity crush you would love to ask out on a date. :D


For today's Tweet/Text me Tuesday, I'd like you to tweet me @BoutinSensei or text me at 919-964-5227 and share who your celebrity crush is, and how you would invite them out on a date with you in Japanese using what you've learned in Lesson 13 about extending invitations. You can earn 1 bonus point for your submission. :)


If you need some ideas, I'll just leave this handy dandy lil' ol' chart right here for you with some examples of how to use different verb endings to invite others to do things. Enjoy!

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Still Need Help? Click Here for Lesson 13 Grammar Notes

Check out your Lesson 13 Grammar Notes for all the deets on how to extend an invitation to your celebrity crush, BFF, neighbor, pet rock, polar bear or anyone in between. :)

Other Important Things

Don't forget about tomorrow's live help session in my Blackboard Collaborate classroom from 7:30 - 8:30PM. I'll be taking your questions on the end of course project and available to help you complete this project.


I will be posting a video tomorrow that explains how to do the Passport and Dossier portion of your Linguafolio.


I will also be posting an exciting announcement related to the Peer Tutoring Center tomorrow! Stay tuned. :)

Contact Boutin Sensei

Tuesday Office Hours: 10AM - 12PM Catch me on BBIM at that time!


I can also be reached by these contacts outside of office hours