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Question 8 of 10

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In this section of the test you will hear short dialogues and monologues.  You will hear them only once and they are not printed in your test book.  At the end of each selection, you will be asked questions about what was said.

Disclaimer: The script you see here is provided as supplemental information, but would not be available in an actual test.

Listen to this short exchange in a stationery store.

Select an Answer

What did the woman buy?

Pens

Correct Answer: 
No

Notebooks

Correct Answer: 
Yes

Erasers

Correct Answer: 
No

Colored paper

Correct Answer: 
No

Although the woman does not specifically name what she is buying, she uses the expression san-satsu. Satsu is a counter (classifier or measure word) used to count bound volumes. Therefore the answer is choice (B), notebooks. The items in the other choices would require different counters; the counter for cylindrical items such as pens (A) is hon, the counter for small items such as erasers (C) is ko, and the counter for flat items such as paper (D) is mai.

Question Difficulty: 
easy