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家族について話してみよう

Talking about your family
自分の家族を説明してみましょう。あなたが記載した回答に対して、この後講師がどんどん質問していきます。
ホームステイや初めての職場での歓迎会など、家族のことはよく聞かれます。うまく家族の特徴を説明できるようになりましょう。
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I live with my parents and two siblings. How about you?
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I live with my parents and two siblings. How about you?

My family has five members, including my parents, my older sister, my younger brother, and me. I live in Osaka with my parents and my younger brother, but my older sister has lived alone in Tokyo for her works after she graduated university.

自然な表現

My family has five members, which is composed of my parents, my older sister, my younger brother, and me. I live in Osaka with my parents and my younger brother, but my older sister has lived alone in Tokyo for her work after she graduated from university. 

1. I rephrased this part to clarify the thought of your sentence.
2. "Work" as used in your sentence is uncountable.
3. "From" is used to show the origin or the time when it was done or first existed.
You have a lovely family. Do you visit your sister, and does she visit you too? What is the average size of a family in Japan?

Yes, we usually visit each other house. In Japan, the average size of a family is 2 or 3 person. There is decreasing trend of size of family. Therefore, my family is larger than the average size of a Japanese family.

自然な表現

Yes, we usually visit each other house. In Japan, the average size of a family is 2 or 3 people. There is a decreasing trend of size of family. Therefore, my family is larger than the average size of a Japanese family.  

1. "People" is typically used for two or more human beings.
2. Use "a" before an adjective that starts with a consonant sound followed by a non-specific countable noun.
I think it's fun to be part of a big family. Do you do activities together? Who prepares meals at your house?

We often go fishing together. We make a sashimi, grilled fish, or fried fish from the fish we caught and eat it. It's such a fresh and very good. My mother mostly prepares meals at my house, but sometimes I cook lunch when my day off.

自然な表現

We often go fishing together. We make    sashimi, grilled fish, or fried fish from the fish we caught and eat it. It's such a fresh and very good food. My mother mostly prepares meals at my house, but sometimes I cook lunch when it's my day off. 

1. "Sashimi" is a mass noun. An article is unnecessary.
2. I added "it's" to clarify the thought of your sentence.
What is the difference between sashimi and sushi? Who are you closest to in your family? Do you get along well with all your family members?

Sashimi is different from Sushi. Sashimi is a Japanese dish of slices the raw fish seafood, while Sushi is vinegared rice mainly topped with the slices raw fish. Therefore, Sashimi is used for Sushi ingredients.
Yes, the whole family get along well. Especially, I'm close my mother and I often go shopping with her. How about your family?

自然な表現

Sashimi is different from sushi. Sashimi is a Japanese dish of slices of raw fish seafood, while sushi is vinegared rice mainly topped with the slices of raw fish. Therefore, sashimi is used for sushi ingredients.
Yes, the whole family get along well. Especially, I'm close to my mother and I often go shopping with her. How about your family? 

1. Sushi and sashimi are common nouns.
2-3. Include "of" in your sentence.
4. You are close TO someone.
Oh, I see. Thank you very much for clarifying that. Yes, my family members get along well too. What is your favorite meal?

It's good. My favorite meal is Hamburg Steak. Every year, my mother cooks it for me when my birthday. Especially, it's even more delicious to put the original sauce that my mother made on it.

自然な表現

It's good. My favorite meal is the Hamburg steak. Every year, my mother cooks it for me on my birthday. Especially, it's even more delicious to put the original sauce that my mother made on it. 

1. Add the definite article "the" when something is being specified.
2. "Steak" is a common noun.
3. Use "on" for days and dates.
  • a big family(大家族)
  • an only child(一人っ子)
  • strict(厳しい)
  • overprotective(過保護である)
  • overbearing(高圧的な)
  • warm hearted(情に厚い)
  • understanding(理解のある)
  • old-fashioned(時代遅れの)
  • for that generation(時代に照らすと)
  • I'm an only child.(一人っ子なんですよ。)
  • My father is overprotective, but gentle, so I love him.(父は過保護ではあります。でも優しいので大好きです。)
  • My brother is twenty five years old but is very dependent on his family, and is a real mama's boy. So I hate him.(兄は25歳になるのに家族には頼りっきりだし,本物のマザコンでね。だから私は兄は大嫌いです。)
  • My family has three members, including my husband, my son, and me. I have one child who is eight years old.(私の家族は3人家族で,夫と息子と私です。子供は8歳になります。)
  • My family has many members.(大家族で暮らしています。)
  • I live apart from my parents.(両親とは離れて暮らしています。)
  • My mother is considerate and is loved by many people in the neighborhood.(母は思いやりがあり,近所の多くの人にも愛されています。)
  • I'm the youngest child and have three brothers.(私は3人兄弟で,私が一番下です。)

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