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ペットについて話してみよう

Talking about your pet
あなたは、ペットについて話しています。
海外では、変わった動物を飼っている方々も多くいるようです。ご自分のペットについて話しながら、相手のペットについても尋ねてみましょう。
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Do you have a pet?
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Do you have a pet?

Yes, I have. I have a talking parrot. In Japanese we say 'Oum' for a parrot. Oums repeat what a person says. We call this phenomenon 'Oum Gaeshi'. It means parroting back. Both Japanese and English have the same expression.
In a similar situation, when I am climbing the mountain if I scream to the mountain, my words will echo back to me. We call it 'Yama-biko' in Japanese and echo in English. That is interesting. Japanese and English differ in the grammatical order even when we express similar things.

自然な表現

Yes, I have. I have a talking parrot. In Japanese we say 'Oum' for a parrot. Oums repeat what a person says. We call this phenomenon 'Oum Gaeshi'. It means parroting back. Both Japanese and English have the same expression.
In a similar situation, when I am climbing a mountain, if I scream to the mountain, my words will echo back to me. We call it 'Yama-biko' in Japanese and echo in English. That is interesting. Japanese and English differ in the grammatical order even when we express similar things.

1. Do not use "the" when expressing something in general
Parrots are very fun pets to have. Does he know how to say any English words? What color is your parrot?

My parrot just has escaped to the outside a cage. How do people make name to your pet in your country? Is there any common name?
In General dogs are named "Pochi, Taro, Mame, Hachi and Shiro". Cats are named "Tama, Kuro, Chibi and Mii".

自然な表現

My parrot has just escaped its cage. How do people name your pets in your country? Is there any common name?
In General dogs are named "Pochi, Taro, Mame, Hachi and Shiro". Cats are named "Tama, Kuro, Chibi and Mii".

1. The be-verb should come before "just"
2. "Escape a cage" already implies being free from it
3. This may be used as the main verb
4. Use plural nouns for general ideas
Well, we don't have any system for giving names of pets in our country. We can give them any name we want. What is your parrot's name? How long have you had it as a pet?

It had not so long. Name was Paro.

自然な表現

It had not been so long. Its name was Paro.

1. There should be a verb in the sentence
2. "Name" requires a determiner
  • bark ((犬など)吠える)
  • veterinary(獣医)
  • rare pet(珍しいペット)
  • lifestyle (生活習慣)
  • have loved(愛していたら)
  • feed pets(ペットに餌をあげる)
  • having a hard time disciplining my pets (ペットのしつけをするのに苦労する)
  • let a pet stay inside your home(ペットを家のかなに入れる)
  • walk a dog (犬の散歩をする)
  • adopt a pet from a shelter(ペットを保護施設から引き取る)

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