- バスにのって、それから少し歩きます。She takes a bus, and then walks a little ways.
- さくら、一時かん待っててね。」“Sakura, wait for 1 hour.”
- 「きょう今日はとてもあついから、ちょこれーとチョコレートがとけちゃったのね。」“Today has been a hot day, so the chocolate has melted.”
In alignment with the Senior Japanese syllabus and the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
- Plain form, including past tense and negative form (N5)
- て form V connect sentences (N5)
- のですto explain something; show emphasis
- Conjunctions – time order (N4)
- かな I wonder (N4)
- Vないでcommand (N5)
- て form V + しまうsomething regrettable happens (N4)
- てしまう／ちゃうsomething happens unintentionally (N4)
Cultural note from the author:
Grandparents often play a special role in a child’s life. My grandma always saved me from all sorts of trouble during my childhood. I remember thinking how “magical” my grandma was. Sakura’s grandma in this book is similar. Readers will have fun discovering how she deals with the melted chocolate that Sakura brought for her.