Ok. So in high school, as I might have stated before, I took a Japanese class for 1 year using the Irasshai learning tools with a teacher named Tim Cook. He was really good at teaching, but I hardly ever paid attention. So I hardly retained much as the years went by. However, just recently I entered a contest that would give me a free roundtrip to Japan and a five-day homestay in Tokyo. For various reasons, I have a good chance of winning this contest, but I am self-conscious that I will probably win and then be thrust into Japan without knowing a useful scrap of Japanese. So I started watching the Irasshai videos once again to learn Japanese. I have already finished about 9 lessons, and have passed all of the tests. Today I will do lessons 10 and 11.
Hajimemashite. Garcia Victoria desu. Daigaku ni-nen-sei desu. Hatachi desu. Doozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
I wrote that without looking at my notes and then checked it to see what if I was right. I was! As I progress in Japanese, I will add to this conversation so you can see my progress.
The translation to the phrases above is:
Hello. I'm Victoria Garcia. I'm a second year university student. I'm 20 years old. Nice to meet you.
Today's lesson is: "What is it called?" I'm gonna get my notebook and flash cards ready and study away!