Kentaro answers questions about this well-known fruit and related costs
- Audio Notes
Todd: OK, we're going to talk about apples.
Todd: OK, do you like apples?
Kentaro: Yeah. So-so.
Todd: OK, how often do you eat apples?
Kentaro: Once a week, I would say.
Todd: Once a week. How much is an apple in Japan?
Kentaro: In Japan, it depends on the season.
Kentaro: If it's like summer season's gonna be very expensive.
Kentaro: Uh-huh. But you mean..are you talking about now?
Todd: Yeah, like right now..how much does an apple cost?
Kentaro: I would say maybe about a 100..15..450 yen per an apple.
Todd: Really! Yeah..that's that's kind of expensive.
Todd: Where do apples come from?
Kentaro: Aomori Prefecture.
Todd: Aomori! Really!
Kentaro: Which is in the northern part of Japan.
Todd: OK. Oh..alright. And what colors are apples?
Kentaro: Red or green or yellow.
Todd: OK. Which color is your favorite?
Todd: Red. Yeah. Yeah. Actually I like the green apples.
Kentaro: Really! Why?
Todd: I don't know. I just..in America we have sour green apples.
Kentaro: Does it taste different than the red apples?
Todd: Yeah, like the red apples are sweet..and the green apples in America..they're very sour.
Todd: Yeah..so..they're very nice. Um, one last thing! What can you make with apples?
Kentaro: Apple Juice, apple pie, and apple tea.
Todd: Apple tea.
Todd: OK. And can you make apple pie?
Kentaro: No, not really.
Todd: Yeah. Man, me neither.
Kentaro: OK. Thanks.
[Do you like apples?] So-so.
If you like apples 'so-so' it means you kind of like them, but not a lot. Notice the following:
- The sandwich that I ordered was so-so.
- The movie was so-so.
once a week
I eat apples once a week.
If you do something 'once a week' it means you do it one time every week. Notice the following:
- She only goes out once a week now.
- I go to the supermarket once a week.
The price of apples depends on the season.
If one thing 'depends on' another there is a connection between them. If one thing happens it has an effect on the other. Notice the following:
- My hobbies depend on the season.
- Her final grade depends on this exam.
Can you make apple pie?
When you 'make' food you prepare it by putting all of the ingredients together. Notice the following:
- Do you know how to make pizza?
- I can make you a sandwich if you're hungry.
[I can't make apple pie]. Me neither.
You can use 'me neither' when you want to agree with a negative statement someone has made. Notice the following:
- I don't want to go to work today. 'Me neither.'
- He likes neither apples nor bananas.