76[✐2] I work in IT(-related). + Shadowing


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[✐2. Andante] VてForm: Expression of a state/resulting state, or occupation
“I work in IT(-related).”
Hello everyone. Today, you are going to meet your friend whom you haven’t seen for a very long time. He used to be called Masao kun, but now he is Masako san, living as a woman.

  • (dansei = otoko no hito = man)
  • (josei = onna no hito = woman)
  • (josei to shite = as a woman)

From now, we are going to meet in front of the station. Masako san sent a message via LINE to us.
Repeat after me
1. I wear a big pair of glasses.
2. I wear a heart (shaped) earings.
3. I wear a floral dress(one-piece suit).
4. I wear blue high heels.
5. I have a light blue bag.
Ah, there, there, I’ve found her! “Long time no see, how have you been doing? ….. “
Now, ask Masako san some questions.
Please answer as follows;
[01:47]Where are you living now?
Tokyo→ I live in Tokyo.
1. Since when are you been living as a woman?
about 3 years ago
→ I live as a woman about three years ago.
2. Where do you live?
company dormitory in Shinjuku
→ I live in a company dormitory in Shinjuku.
2. Where do you work?
a company called Googolo
→ I work for a company called Googolo.
(〜to iu kaisha = a company called 〜)
3. What do you do (occupationally)?
IT related
→ I work in IT.
(〜kankei no shigoto = 〜-related work/job)
Where do you live?
Your own answer please:
[07:07] Shadowing preparation starts.
[10:02] Slow tempo
[10:39] Normal tempo
-- Japanese Transcript --
みなさん、こんにちは。きょうは、とてもひさしぶりに ともだちにあいます。むかしは まさおくん(だんせい)でしたが、いまは まさこさん です。じょせいとして くらしています。

  • (だんせい = おとこのひと = man)
  • (じょせい = おんなのひと = woman)
  • (じょせいとして = as a woman)

これから、えきのまえで まちあわせをします。まさこさんは みなさんにラインをしました。
(ライン = messaging app popular in Japan)
Repeat after me
1. わたしは おおきなめがねを かけています。
2. ハートのイヤリングを しています。
3. はながらのワンピースを きています。
4. あおいハイヒールを はいています。
5. みずいろのバッグを もっています。
いま 、どこにすんでいますか。
とうきょう→ とうきょうにすんでいます。
1. いつからじょせいとして くらしていますか。
3ねん くらい まえ
→3ねん くらいまえ から じょせいとして くらしています。
2. どこにすんでいますか。
→ しんじゅくの かいしゃの りょうにすんでいます。
3. どこで はたらいていますか。
ゴーゴロという かいしゃ
→ ゴーゴロという かいしゃで はたらいています。
(〜というかいしゃ = a company called 〜)
4. しごとは なにを していますか。
→ ITかんけいのしごとをしています。
(〜かんけいのしごと = 〜-related work/job)
Your own answer please:
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