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Learn Japanese with Masa sensei!

English, Education, 1 season, 174 episodes, 1 day, 1 hour, 22 minutes
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This is the Japanese Grammar Complete Beginner Course that will teach you Japanese Grammar from the scratch. If you would liket to be abe to construct your own sentence by yourself, use Japanese for daily conversation, be independent and able to communicate with the Japanese people, this is the best course for you! I will also be talking about the topics that my Patreon supporters requested, as well as some topics about Japanese culture. Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei
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Episode 166 - How to say "such as, things like, etc., and so on" (A ya B nado)

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6/5/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 165 - How to say not (A), and (B) (...nakute)

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5/26/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 164 - How to say "don't do; without doing..." (...nai de)

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5/12/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 163 - How to say "without doing..." (...zuni)

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4/28/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 162 - How to say "A is not as Adjective as B" (...hodo...nai)

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4/14/20247 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 161 - How to say "tastes like, feels like" (...ga shimasu)

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3/31/20248 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 160 - How to say "smells like, sounds like" (...ga shimasu)

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3/17/20248 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 159 - Other usages of "stem + dashimasu"

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3/3/20248 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 158 - How to say "start doing..." (stem + dashimasu)

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2/18/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 157 - How to say "start doing..." (stem + hajimemasu)

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2/4/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 156 - How to use "mama+ni suru"

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1/21/20247 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 155 - How to use "mama" (adjectives + mama, kono/sono/ano + mama)

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1/7/20248 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 154 - How to use "mama" (ta form+mama, noun + mama)

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12/24/202311 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 153 - How to use "bakari" part 2 (just did, only, just)

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12/10/20239 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 152 - How to use "bakari" (doing only one thing and nothing else)

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11/26/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 151 - How to use "te form + ikimasu" Part 2

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11/12/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 150 - How to use "te form + ikimasu" Part 1

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10/28/202311 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 149 - How to use "te form + kimasu" Part 2

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10/14/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 148 - How to use "te form + kimasu" Part 1

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9/30/20238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 147 - How to use "ta garimasu" and "ta gatteimasu" (describe what a third party wants to do)

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9/17/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 146 - How to use "garimasu" and "gatteimasu" (describe the actions or feelings of someone else)

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9/3/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 145 - How to use "konna ni, sonna ni, anna ni" (like this, like that)

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8/20/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 144 - How to say "like this, like that" (konna, sonna, anna)

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8/6/20237 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 143 - How to use "chuu" and "jyuu" (in the middle of..., throughout... etc.)

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7/23/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 142 - How to say "to say to do something" (...youni iimasu)

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7/9/20237 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 141 - Difference between "aida" and "aida ni"

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6/25/20238 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 140 - How to say while / during / between A and B (... aida ni)

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6/11/20238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 139 - How to say while (during the timespan in which), during (... uchi ni)

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5/28/202311 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 138 - Honorific speech

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5/14/20239 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 137 - Humble speech

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4/30/20237 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 136 - How to express reason and purpose "tame ni"

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4/16/20238 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 135 - Expression of Requesting

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4/2/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 134 - In-group and Out-group (Uchi and Soto)

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3/19/20236 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 133 - Expression of giving and receiving

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3/5/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 132 - How to say "to be made to do something" (Causative-Passive form)

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2/19/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 131 - How to use "ni" causative sentences and "o" causative sentences

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2/5/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 130 - How to use causative form with giving and receiving verbs

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1/22/20239 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 129 - How to say "I make someone do.../ I let someone do..." (Causative form)

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1/8/202311 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 128 - How to say "it should be that" (はずです)

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1/1/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 127 - How to say "just did..." (た form + ばかりです)

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12/25/20228 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 126 - How to say "just did..." (た form + ところです)

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12/18/20228 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 125 - How to say "in the middle of... " (dictionary form + ているところです)

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12/11/20227 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 124 - How to say "about to do..." (dictionary form + ところです)

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12/4/20227 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 123 - How to say "too much..." (stem form + すぎます)

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11/27/20229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 122 - How to say "difficult to do..." (stem form + にくいです)

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11/20/20227 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 121 - How to say "easy to do..." (stem form + やすいです)

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11/13/20226 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 120 - How to say "to have appearance of…/looks like" (stem form + そうです)

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11/6/202210 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 119 - How to say "it is about to, it is going to" (stem form + そうです)

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10/30/20228 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 118 - How to say "it seems that..." (plain form + ようです)

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10/23/20229 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 117 - How to say "I heard that..." and "it seems that..." (plain form + らしいです)

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10/16/202210 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 116 - How to say "I heard that..." to express rumours and hearsay (plain form + そうです)

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10/9/20228 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 115 - How to indicate the purpose of use (plain form + のに)

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10/1/20229 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 114 - nominalized の to replace "thing", "place", "time", "reason", "human" etc.

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taBEfXlcRw4&t=608s ========================================================== 「の」= 人、場所、時、理由、もの の often gets used for things that have no physical presence, such as an event, idea, fact, or thought. This is similar to the meanings of the Japanese noun 事, which is actually considered a nominalizer as well. So, の and 事 are often interchangeable.  Meanings of nominalizer の change depending on the context because it acts like a placeholder for various words: 事 (non-physical thing), 物 (material thing) as well as "time," "place" and "reason."  It can be also used for "reason", 理由(りゆう). 彼が会社を休んだのは具合が悪いからです。 かれ が かいしゃ を やすんだ の は ぐあい が わるい から です。 「の」=理由(りゆう) の is also used to turn clauses into nouns to describe "material things" that have a physical presence. This includes "living things" such as people or animals. あそこにいるのが山本さんです。 あそこ に いる の が やまもと さん です。 「の」=人(ひと) 椅子の下にいるのがタマです。 いす の した に いる の が たま です。 「の」=動物(どうぶつ) 会議で使うのはこの書類だけです。 かいぎ で つかう の は この しょるいだけ です。 「の」=もの の is used to turn clauses into nouns to describe "when" and "where" something happens, and it often appears in sentences with other elements that indicate a certain time or place. 会議があるのは来週の火曜日です。 かいぎ が ある の は らいしゅう の かようび です。 「の」=日(ひ) 一日の中で一番眠くなるのは午後二時ごろです。 いち にち の なか で いちばんねむくなる の は ごごにじごろ です。 「の」=時(とき) 彼が働いているのはこの近くです。 かれ が はたらいている の は この ちかく です。 「の」=ところ・会社(かいしゃ) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
9/25/202211 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 113 - How to nominalized adjectives and how make a sentence with verb of perception ("no")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taBEfXlcRw4&t=608s ========================================================== 【い/なAdjective/Noun + の】  If it is a な adjective and noun, it will be accompanied by な+の    私は寒(さむ)いのが嫌(きら)いです。 I hate being cold. 日本(にほん)が安全(あんぜん)なのは有名(ゆうめい)です。 It is well known that Japan is safe. 病院(びょういん)は土曜日(どようび)が休(やす)みなのを忘れていました。 I forgot that the hospital is closed on Saturdays.        【"Verb plain style + の+をききます Verb plain style + の+をみます" 】   If the verb at the end ofut the sentence is a verb of perception, ことcannot be used but の. This expression stated what the speaker actually saw or heard.    私は彼女(かのじょ)が歌(うた)を歌っているのをききました。 I heard her singing a song. 子供(こども)が外(そと)で遊(あそ)んでいるのをききました。 I heard children playing outside. 私は船(ふね)が出(で)ていくのを見(み)ていました。 I was watching the ship leave. 田中(たなか)さんが友達(ともだち)と話(はな)しているのをみました。 I saw Tanaka talking with his friend.     【"Verb plain style + の+がきこえます Verb plain style + の+がみえます"】    POTENTIAL verb of  みます is みえます and ききます is きこえます. The particle before is always が.      外(そと)で鳥(とり)が鳴(な)いているのが聞(き)こえました。 I heard birds chirping outside. 子供(こども)が外(そと)で遊(あそ)んでいるのが見(み)えました。 I saw children playing outside. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
9/18/202211 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 112 - How to nominalized verbs("no" and "koto")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taBEfXlcRw4&t=608s ========================================================== の and こと Nominalized Verbs 【Verb dictionary form + こと】    koto can be used as a nominalizer. When “koto” is placed after a verb or a verb phrase, “koto” can turn that verb/verb phrase into what is essentially a long, multi-word noun. For example: 本を読みます hon o yomimasu means “[someone] reads/will read books.” But, 本を読む事 hon o yomu koto means “the idea/act of [someone] reading books.” ことKoto quite simply adds “ING” to the end of a verb. To Eat becomes Eating たべます tabemasu たべること taberukoto To Walk becomes Walking あるきます arukimasu あるくこと arukukoto To Drink becomes Drinking のみます nomimasu のむこと nomukoto こと(KOTO)turns a verb into a noun. It is an extremely useful thing to use when describing what actions you like or dislike doing.  うどんをたべることがすきです UDON WO TABERU KOTO GA SUKI DESU I like “eating” udon かれはこうえんをあるくことがすきです KARE WA KOUEN WO ARUKU KOTO GA SUKI DESU. He likes “walking” in the Park 田中さんがヨーロッパに行ったことを知っていますか? Tanaka-san san ga youroppa ni itta koto o shitte imasu ka. Do you know that Mr. Tanaka has gone to Europe? あしたテストがあることをききましたか? ashita tesuto ga aru koto o kikimashita ka? Did you hear that there is a test tomorrow? 【Verb plain style + の】    こと works to nominalize verbs. In this case,こと can be replaced by の.  うどんをたべることがすきです うどんをたべるのがすきです かれはこうえんをあるくことがすきです かれはこうえんをあるくのがすきです 田中さんがヨーロッパに行ったことを知っていますか? 田中さんがヨーロッパに行ったのを知っていますか? あしたテストがあることをききましたか? あしたテストがあるのをききましたか? 漢字(かんじ)を覚(おぼ)える事(こと)は難(むずか)しいです。 漢字(かんじ)を覚(おぼ)えるのは難(むずか)しいです。 映画(えいが)を見(み)る事(こと)は楽(たの)しいです。 映画(えいが)を見(み)るのは楽(たの)しいです。 彼(かれ)は日本語(にほんご)を話(はな)す事(こと)が上手(じょうず)です。 彼(かれ)は日本語(にほんご)を話(はな)すのが上手(じょうず)です。 彼(かれ)が帰(かえ)った事(こと)を知(し)っていますか? 彼(かれ)が帰(かえ)ったのを知(し)っていますか? 私はスポーツをする事(こと)も、見(み)る事も好(す)きです。 私はスポーツをするのも、見(み)るのも好(す)きです。       【Cases in which こと is usable but のis not】    When Verb plain style + こと is used in the predicate.        〇 私(わたし)の趣味(しゅみ)は歌(うた)を歌う事(こと)です。 × 私(わたし)の趣味(しゅみ)は歌(うた)を歌うのです。 【Cases in which こと is usable but のis not】   When できます or あります follow.    〇 私(わたし)は泳(およ)ぐ事(こと)ができます。 × 私(わたし)は泳(およ)ぐのができます。 〇  私(わたし)は日本(にほん)へ行(い)ったことがあります。 ×  私(わたし)は日本(にほん)へ行(い)ったのがあります。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
9/4/202214 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 111 - How to say "try and do..." (te form + mimasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_1KtaoPANM&t=273s ========================================================== 【てForm+みます】 It indicates to try to do something for some purpose. When you attempt to do something casually just to see what will happen or just to see what it’s like. We also use it when you are trying to do something that should produce certain expected results. て form verb + みます 話(はな)してみます [I will try and speak] 食(た)べてみます [I will try and eat] 犬(いぬ)を飼(か)ってみます。 I will try one’s hand at owning a dog 明日(あした)までにやってみます。 I will try to do it by tomorrow. おいしいかどうか納豆(なっとう)を(た)べてみます。 I will try natto to see if it tastes good. 来年(らいねん)、私(わたし)は日本(にほん)で英語(えいご)を教(おし)えてみます。 I will try to teach English in Japan next year. "て+み+たいです て+み+ようとおもいます て+みて! Etc." 沖縄(おきなわ)に行(い)ってみたいです! I want to visit Okinawa! 二十歳(はたち)になったので、お酒(さけ)を飲(の)んでみたいです。 Now that I am 20 years old, I would like to try some sake. 少し考えてみようと思(おも)います。 I thik I will think about it. 来週(らいしゅう)彼(かれ)のうちに行(い)ってみようと思(おも)います。 I'm thinking of going to his house next week. この本(ほん)読(よ)んでみて!Try reading this book! うん、読(み)んでみる!Yes, I will try reading it! あの映画(えいが)見(み)てみて!Watch that movie! =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
8/28/202210 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 110 - How to say somebody goes somewhere and returns to the original place (te form + kimasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02eAYekaewA&t=197s ========================================================== 【てForm+きます】 It is used when somebody goes to some place to so something and returns to the original place. <いま、いえにいます> 「わたしはたまごをかってきます」 かいます+きます 1.スーパーへいきます 2.たまごをかいます 3.いえにかえります 「わたしはたまごをかいにいきます」のときは: 1.スーパーへいきます 2.たまごをかいます × いえにかえります 警察(けいさつ)を呼(よ)んで来(き)ます。 おばあちゃんに会(あ)ってきます。 図書館(としょかん)で勉強(べんきょう)してきます。 友達(ともだち)とサッカーをしてきます。 友達(ともだち)がうちに来(き)たから、ドアを開(あ)けてきます。 いってきます! いきます+きます いってらっしゃい! =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
8/14/20227 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 109 - How to use "chatta/chau" and "jyatta/jyau" (completion of an action, feeling of regret)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hchBC1pvy4w&t=231s ========================================================== 【て+しまいます】 (1) It expresses completion of an action, emphasizing that the action in continuation has completed. (2) It expresses feeling of regret, or the feeling that "I am in trouble/regretting". This is the more casual version, which instead uses a verb’s stem form: ちゃう/ちゃいます = to do by accident / to finish (casual) ちゃった/ちゃいました = did by accident / finished (casual) If the verb’s dictionary form ends with ぶ (bu) , む (mu) , ぬ (nu) or ぐ (gu), it becomes じゃう (jau) or じゃった (jatta). じゃう・じゃいます = to do by accident / to finish (casual) じゃった ・じゃいました= did by accident / finished (casual) パスポートをなくしちゃった。 I lost my passport. 時計(とけい)が壊(こわ)れちゃった。 The clock has been broken. 兄(あに)はケーキを食(た)べちゃった。 My brother ate the cake. 急(いそ)いで来(き)たから財布(さいふ)を忘(わす)れちゃった。 I left in a hurry so I forgot my wallet. ごめん!ジュースを全部(ぜんぶ)飲(の)んじゃった! Sorry, I drank all the juice! 昨日(きのう)うちの猫(ねこ)が死(し)んじゃった。 Yesterday, my cat died. 明日(あした)までに宿題(しゅくだい)をしちゃう。 I will finish my homework by tomorrow. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
7/31/202210 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 108 - How to use "te + shimaimasu (completion of an action, feeling of regret)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrmhQcKJYUI ========================================================== 【て+しまいます】    (1) It expresses completion of an action, emphasizing that the action in continuation has completed.    私(わたし)はこの本(ほん)を全部(ぜんぶ)読(よ)みました。 私(わたし)はこの本(ほん)を全部(ぜんぶ)読(よ)んでしまいました。 I have read all of this book. (It expresses the completion more clearly) 仕事(しごと)は全部(ぜんぶ)終(お)わってしまいました。 I've finished with all of my work. ワインは全部(ぜんぶ)飲(の)んでしまいました。 I drank all the wine. 私(わたし)は明日(あした)までにレポートを書(か)いてしまいます。  I will have finished the report by tomorrow. もうご飯(はん)を食(た)べましたか? はい、もう食(た)べてしまいました。 いいえ、まだ食(た)べていません。 (2) It expresses feeling of regret, or the feeling that "I am in trouble/regretting".        パスポートをなくしてしまいました。 I lost my passport. 時計(とけい)が壊(こわ)れてしまいました。 The clock has been broken. 兄(あに)はケーキを食(た)べてしまいました。 My brother ate the cake. 急(いそ)いで来(き)たから財布(さいふ)を忘(わす)れてしまいました。 I left in a hurry so I forgot my wallet. 食(た)べないと、痩(や)せてしまいます。 If you don't eat properly, you'll (unintentionally) lose weight. ✖試験(しけん)に合格(ごうかく)してしまいました。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
7/24/20229 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 107 - How to use "te + arimasu (the remainder of the result of some previous action)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abymM4Jf9A0&t=288s ========================================================== 【て+あります   】 It indicats the present situation which is the remainder of the result of some previous action.  With てあります you use transitive verbs and not instrastive.      田中さんが一時間前、窓をあけました。 Tanaka san ga ichijikan mae, mado o akemashita Tanaka san opened the window an hour ago. 窓があけてある MADO GA AKETE ARU The window has been left open.In this sentence the focus is on the end result of the window being left open and is not focused on the action of opening the window. 私はここに名前を書きました。 Watashi wa koko ni namae o kakimashita I wrote my name here. ここに名前が書いてあります。 Koko ni namae ga kaitearimasu. The name has been written here. In this sentence the focus is on the end result of the name being written and is not focused on the action of writting the name. つくえの上(うえ)に本(ほん)がおいてあります。 The book is put on the desk. 私(わたし)は鏡(かがみ)を掛(か)けました。 鏡(かがみ)がかけてあります。 The mirror has been hung. 私(わたし)木(き)を植(う)えました。 木(き)が植(う)えてあります。 The trees have been planted. 私(わたし)いすを並(なら)べました。 いすが並(なら)べてあります。 The chairs have been lined up. 私(わたし)ドアを閉(し)めました。 ドアが閉(し)めてあります。 The door has been closed. 私(わたし)電気(でんき)を消(け)しました。 電気(でんき)が消(け)してあります。 The light has been switched off. Difference between ています and てあります    【ています】 -Use intransitive - Simply states the present situation 【てあります】 - Use transitive - Implies that somebody did the action before 窓(まど)が開(あ)きます(intransitive) 窓(まど)を開(あ)けます(transitive) 窓(まど)が開(あ)いています(intransitive) The window is opened. 窓(まど)が開(あ)けてあります(transitive) The window has been opened [ by someone ]. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
7/17/202211 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 106 - How to use "te + okimasu (to do something in advance, to leave as it is)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60w0p34rb1I&t=187s ========================================================== 【てForm + おきます】   ①To complete a necessary action before certain time. To finish an action beforehand.    出かける前に朝ごはんを食べておきます。 Dekakeru mae ni asa gohan wo tabete okimasu. I will eat breakfast in advance before I leave. 旅行(りょこう)の前(まえ)に切符(きっぷ)を買(か)っておきます。 I will buy a ticket before the trip. 試験(しけん)の前(まえ)に勉強(べんきょう)をしておきました。 I studied before the exam. 友達(ともだち)が来(く)る前(まえ)にビールを買っておいてください。 Please buy beer before my friends come. 寝(ね)る前(まえ)に薬(くすり)を飲(の)んでおいたほうがいいです。 It is better to take medicine before going to bed.  ②To maintain a certain situation as it is. To leave something as it is.    This will apply when you would like to express actions that you would like to continuously be done, or to not stop. 窓を閉めておきます。 Mado wo shimete okimasu! I will keep the window closed!     子供(こども)をソファーの上(うえ)で寝(ね)かせておきました。 I will leave my child sleep on the sofa. 夕方(ゆうがた)まで部屋(へや)のドアを開(あ)けておきました。 I kept the door of the room open until the evening. 熱(あつ)くなるまで水(みず)を出(だ)しておこう。 Let's leave the water run until it gets hot. テーブルの上(うえ)に本(ほん)を置(お)いておかないでください。 Please do not leave the book on the table. [Casual speach] ておきます:っとく ておきました:っといた 切符(きっぷ)買(か)っとくね! I will buy a ticket in advance!  切符(きっぷ)買(か)っといたよ! I bought a ticket in advance!  ここにおいとこう! I will leave it here. そこにおいといたほうがいいよ! It is better to leave it there. でおきます:どく でおきました:どいた この本(ほん)を読(よ)んどくね! I will read this book in advance!  この本(ほん)を読(よ)んどいた! I read this book in advance!  薬(くすり)を飲(の)んどこう! I will take the medicine in advance!  薬(くすり)を飲(の)んどいたほうがいいよ! It is better to take the medicince in advance. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
7/10/202212 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 105 - How to use "no" at the end of the sentence

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0adlJzl2qnQ&t=317s ========================================================== 【~の?、~の】   "These are the contracted form of …のですか/んですか。 のですか/んですか is used for : 1. Question  2. Interpretation 3. Reason  4. Emphasize 5. Request It is used to ask questions to the familiars or children. Raise your voice at the end of the sentence.  Oftern used in the plain style conversation. Used by both men and women plain form / いadj + の? なadj / noun + なの? 1. Question だれ/なに/どこ/いつ/どうして+の/んです。 どこへ行(い)くんですか? どこへ行(い)くの? どうして遅(おく)れたんですか? どうして遅(おく)れたの? 何(なに)をしているんですか? 何(なに)をしているの? 2. Interpretation It is used to interpretation or confirmation of what the listner said. お腹(なか)がすいているんですか? これが欲(ほ)しいんですか? お腹(なか)がすいているの? これが欲(ほ)しいの? The declarative ones are maily used by women and children. plain form / いadj + の なadj / noun + なの 3. Reason It is used to express reasons. It is used when the speaker is going to do something and the speaker explains the situations which are not expresed in words. ~からです。 どうして遅(おく)れたんですか? どうして遅(おく)れたの? →彼(かれ)が遅刻(ちこく)したからです。 彼(かれ)が遅刻(ちこく)したの。 →バスが来(こ)なかったんです。 バスが来(こ)なかったの。 →雨(あめ)が降(ふ)っていたんです。 雨(あめ)が降(ふ)っていたの。 →鍵(かぎ)をなくしたんです。 鍵(かぎ)をなくしたの。。 4. Emphasize It is used to emphasize the meaning of a sentence. Often comes together with emphasize adverbs  ex. 本当(ほんとう)に、とても etc. このりんごは本当(ほんとう)においしいんですよ! このりんご本当(ほんとう)においしいの! このテストはとても難しいんです。 このテストはとても難しいの! 5. Request It is used when the speaker would like to make a request, or before the speaker make request そこのコップを取(と)ってほしいんですが。 そこのコップを取(と)ってほしいの。 手紙(てがみ)を書(か)いたんですが。 手紙(てがみ)を書(か)いたの。 5時(じ)に電話(でんわ)してほしいんですが。 5時(じ)に電話(でんわ)してほしいの。 話(はなし)を聞(き)いてほしいんですが。 話(はなし)を聞(き)いてほしいの。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
7/3/202213 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 104 - How to say “whether or not~” ( Verb-plain+ ka douka)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odqk1pATJmg&t=372s ========================================================== There are cases in which we cannot answer in either way, and for this, the form of …かどうか… is used.  かどうか functions in a very similar way to the English phrase 'whether or not', with the key difference that in English, clause A / B would be reversed.   Clause A is usually a description of a situation - 'rain tomorrow', or 'the bathroom is in use'. Clause B can be a statement of knowledge or intent ('I don't know' or 'I would like') etc. Verb-plain+ かどうか Noun + かどうか いadj + かどうか なadj + かどうか 彼女(かのじょ)はパーティに来(く)るかどうかわかりません。 I don't know if she will come to the party. 行(い)くかどうかあとで電話(でんわ)で知(し)らせます。 I'll let you know later by phone if I'm going or not. 名前(なまえ)を書(か)いたかどうか、もう一度(いちど)チェックしてください Please check again if you wrote the name. 彼(かれ)は英語(えいご)ができるかどうかわかりません。 I don't know if he can speak English. 山田(やまだ)さんが大学(だいがく)を卒業(そつぎょう)できたかどうか知(し)っていますか。 Do you know if Yamada san graduated from university? それが正(ただ)しいかどうかわからない。 I'm not sure if that is correct or not. あの部屋(へや)は静(しず)かかどうか知(し)っていますか? Do you know if that room is quiet or not? A: 今年(ことし)の夏休(なつやす)みに旅行(りょこう)に行(い)きますか? Are you going to travel anywhere this summer? B: 旅行(りょこう)に行(い)くかどうかまだ決(き)めていません。 I haven’t decided yet whether or not I will travel. When you want to say "whether or not" Both affirmative and negative forms may be used like 「いくかいかないか」in place of 「いくかどうか」    彼(かれ)は英語(えいご)ができるかできないかわかりません。 彼女(かのじょ)はパーティに来来(く)るか来(こ)ないかわかりません。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/26/202211 minutes
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Episode 103 - How to make indirect interrogative sentences ( Interrogative worf + plain form + か )

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odqk1pATJmg&t=372s ========================================================== ◆Indirect interrogative sentences◆    Interrogative word + Verb/い adj (plain form) + か Interrogative word + な adj / Noun+ではない、だった、ではなかった + か 1. 彼(かれ)はいつ来(き)ますか? 2. それを教(おし)えてください。 彼(かれ)はいつ来(く)るか教(おし)えてください。 1. この靴(くつ)はいくらですか? 2. それはわかりません。 この靴(くつ)はいくらかわかりません。 彼(かれ)はどこへ行(い)きましたか? ‐わかりません。 ‐どこへ行(い)ったかわかりません。 この本(ほん)は誰(だれ)のですか? ‐知(し)りません。 ‐この本(ほん)は誰(だれ)のか知(し)りません。 彼(かれ)は何(なに)を食(た)べましたか。 ‐知(し)りません。 ‐彼(かれ)は何(なに)を食(た)べたか知(し)りません。 [ Casal speech] 誰を誘うか決めた? dare wo sasou ka kimeta? Did you decide who you will invite? どこで会うか聞いた? Doko de au ka kiita? Did you ask (him/her) where to meet?  なんでこれは間違いか説明しようか? Nande kore wa machigai ka setsumei shiyou ka? Shall I explain why it is a mistake (not correct)? 映画は何時に始まるか教えて。 Eiga wa nanji ni hajimaru ka oshiete. Tell me when the movie will start ”I love you” は日本語でなんていうか教えて。 “airabu yuu” wa nihongo de nante iu KA oshiete. Can you tell me how to say “I love you” in Japanese? =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/19/20229 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 102 - Transitive and Intransitive Verb

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxVjhLxElf8&t=244s ========================================================== Transitive Verb : A verb that takes a direct object Intransitive Verb : A verb that does not take a direct object Transitive Verbs: 飲む To Drink 読む To Read 食べる To Eat 買う To Buy 作る To Make Intransitive Verbs: 行く To Go 働く To Work 生きる To Live 泣く To Cry 泳ぐ To Swim Transitive 私はドアを開(あ)けました。 In the first sentence, we know from the particle を that there is a direct object. So when we ask the question, "What is being opened?" The answer is ドア (the door). From your studies of the particle を, you probably already know this particle always comes after a direct object. It's telling us what we are doing the verb to. Hopefully this sounds familiar, because this is exactly how we defined transitive verbs! Intransitive ドアが開(あ)きました。 In this second sentence, the only particle is が, which marks the subject as new or important information. This makes ドア the subject. The subject does the verb 開きました. The door opened. The door is doing the verb, but the verb is not acting upon anything. ◆Transitive Verbs and Intransitive pairs◆ 落とします to drop     落ちます to fall 出 to take out 出ます to come out; to leave 入れます to insert 入ります to enter 開けます to open 開きます to be opened 閉めます to close 閉まります to be closed つけます to attach つきます to be attached 消します to erase 消えます to disappear 抜きます to extract 抜けます to be extracted Although it's not always the case, you can use the following general guidelines to tell the differences... 1.  Most of the time transitive verbs end with an "eru" or "su" sound, like for example, あける (akeru) and けす (kesu).  2. Intransitive verbs oftenly end with an "aru" or "ku" sound. But sometimes they also end with an "eru" sound. For example, とまる (tomaru), あく (aku) and でる (deru).  However there are always exceptions in Japanese, so it's not always true for the above guidelines. Therefore the best way is still to memorize them. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/15/20229 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 101 - How to use passive forms (Passive Sentence of Intransitive Verbs)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxVjhLxElf8&t=244s ========================================================== In Japanese, the passive voice also is used when the speaker wants to inject the sentence with emotion.  For example, Japanese speakers often use the passive voice in situations where they want to convey a sense that they are a “victim”.  In other words, they use the passive voice to describe when something bad has happened to them. ◆Transitive Verb:他動詞◆ A verb done to other things. Pronoun は direct object を verb.  ◆Intransitive Verb:自動詞◆ A verb done by itself. Noun が verb.  Transitive 私はドアを開(あ)けました。 私はドアを閉(し)めました。 Intransitive ドアが開(あ)きました。 ドアが閉(し)まりました。 〇ドアが開(あ)けられました ✖ドアが開(あ)かれました 〇ドアが閉(し)められました。 ✖ドアが閉(し)まられました。 Transitive 私は電気(でんき)をつけます。 私は電気(でんき)をけします。 Intransitive 電気(でんき)がつきます。 私は電気(でんき)がきえます。 〇電気(でんき)がつけられました。 ✖電気(でんき)がつかれました。 〇電気(でんき)がきえられました。 ✖電気(でんき)がけされました。 ◆Passive sentence of intransitive verbs◆    Sentences with intransitive verbs can be made passive. In this case, "I" is the recipient of the action and the intransitive verb is the source of the action. Passive sentences with intransitive verbs imply trouble (damage) in the most cases.    昨日(きのう)雨(あめ)が降(ふ)りました。 It rained yesterday. 昨日(きのう)【私(わたし)は】雨(あめ)に降(ふ)られました。 I got caught in the rain yesterday. 昨日(きのう)の夜(よる)、子供(こども)が泣(な)きました。 The child cried last night 昨日(きのう)の夜(よる)、【私(わたしは】子供(こども)に泣(な)かれました。 I was troubled last night as the child cried. お父(とう)さんは死(し)にました。 My father passed away. 私(わたし)はお父(とう)さん死(し)なれました。 I was troubled because my father passed away. 同僚(どうりょう)は休(やす)みました。 My colleage was absent from work. 私(わたし)は同僚(どうりょう)に休(やす)まれました。 I was troubled as my colleage was absent from work 彼(かれ)は会社(かいしゃ)をやめました。 He quit the job. 私(わたし)は彼(かれ)に会社(かいしゃ)をやめられました。 I was troubled as he quit the job. 先生(せんせい)が喜(よろこ)びます。 The teacher is pleased(happy). 【私(わたし)は】先生(せんせい)に喜(よろこ)ばれた。 I was pleased by the teacher. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/12/202211 minutes, 16 seconds
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A woman who traveled from Japan to Spain only by bicycle? Let's listen to her amazing story in Japanese

If you are interested in French and Spanish, please check these links! Rocio san is a professional bilingual teacher of French and Spanish. 1. [FREEBIE] Download for free [YOUR SPANISH FLUENCY STARTER KIT] https://bit.ly/35LlxIR  2. WEBSITE : www.thefluencyhub.com =============================================== Have you ever dreamt about a world tour? Is it impossible to do? What is it like?  In this episode I had my friend Rocio-san who traveled from Japan to Spain by bicycle. She spent 6 years to travel around the world. We will ask abou her incredible bicycle trip. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/8/20228 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 100 - How to use passive forms (Passive sentence of "Part of a human body or personal possessions")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-FsQBpaxs&t=216s ========================================================== ◆Passive sentence of "Part of a human body or personal possessions"◆     When you express about a part of a human body, the subject of the passive sentence is わたし. For example, 彼(かれ)は私(わたし)の足(あし)を踏(ふ)みました. In this case, the subject of the passive sentence is not 私(わたし)の足(あし) but it i s私(わたし) . 彼(かれ)は私(わたし)の足(あし)を踏(ふ)みました He stepped on my foot 私(わたし)は彼(かれ)に足(あし)を踏(ふ)まれました My foot was stepped on by him ドアは私(わたし)の手(て)をはさみました。The door pinched my hand. 私(わたし)はドアに手(て)をはさまれました。My hand was caught in the door. お父(とう)さんは弟(おとうと)の頭(あたま)をたたきました。Dad hit my younger brother's head. 弟(おとうと)はお父(とう)さんに頭(あたま)をたたかれました。My brother was hit by his father. Besides the parts of the human body (ex. Feet, hands), the same thing goes with personal possessions such as "my watch".    子供(こども)は私(わたし)のカメラをこわしました My child broke the camera 私(わたし)は子供(こども)にカメラをこわされました My camera was broken by my child 泥棒(どろぼう)は私(わたし)の財布(さいふ)を盗(ぬす)みました。 The theif stold my wallet. 私(わたし)は泥棒(どろぼう)に財布(さいふ)を盗(ぬす)まれました。 My wallet was stolen by the theif. 犬(いぬ)は靴(くつ)を持(も)っていきました。The dog brought my shoes with him. 私(わたし)は犬(いぬ)に靴(くつ)を持(も)っていかれました。I had my dog bring my shoes. ◆Question sentence◆    誰(だれ)に足(あし)を踏(ふ)まれましたか?Who stepped on your foot? 誰(だれ)に財布(さいふ)を盗(ぬす)まれましたか?Who has stolen the wallet? ◆Passive form of "agemasu"◆    There is no passive form of agemasu (to give). Instead, moraimasu is used.    田中(たなか)さんは鈴木(すずき)さんに本(ほん)をあげました ✖鈴木(すずき)さんは田中(たなか)さんに本(ほん)をあげられました 〇鈴木(すずき)さんは田中(たなか)さんに本(ほん)をもらいました =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
6/5/202210 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 99 - How to make passive forms

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i-FsQBpaxs&t=216s ========================================================== Japanese language makes far more use of passive language and passive verbs than English? The passive voice in Japanese is used for various reasons.  One reason is that both the Japanese language and Japanese culture are very indirect – as a result, the passive voice is more frequently used in Japan than in some other countries.  Group1 かきます かかれます kakimasu kakaremasu いそぎます いそがれます  はなします はなされます  まちます またれます かいます かわれます Group2 たべます たべられます   みます みられます  Group3 きます こられます   します されます  ※The passive form of Group 2 verbs and きます of Group 3 is the same as the potential form ◆Passive sentence of transitive verbs◆    In the passive sentence, the object becomes the subject, and the transitive verb is changed into the passive form. The particle に is attached to the noun which is the source of the action.    先生(せんせい)は私(わたし)をほめました 私(わたし)は先生(せんせい)にほめられました Teacher praised me. I was praised by my teacher. ジョンは先生に質問をしました。John asked the teacher a question. 先生はジョンに質問をされました。The teacher was asked a question by John. お母さんは子どもをしかりました。 子どもはお母さんにしかられました。 Mother scold the kid. Kid was scold by his mother. When the object is an inanimate things, it is difficult to make the passive sentence.     田中(たなか)さんはりんごを食(た)べました りんごは田中(たなか)さんに食(た)べられました =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/18/20229 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 98 - How to express change in ability or possibility and habitual action (dictionary form+ "you ni narimasu" , nai form+ "you ni narimasu")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jTrFadn8sw&t=302s ========================================================== By combining ように (you ni) with なる (naru), you can express the change of state of situation. ◆Verb Potential form + ようになります◆ It means "came to be able to". It illustrates that the situation of being unable to do something changes to that of being able to do it. Meaning: change in ability or possibility. たばこが吸えるようになりました。 tabako ga sueru you ni narimashita Let's say that in your country you are not allowed to smoke until you are 18 years old. This example shows the change in possibility was occurred.  日本語の歌が歌えるようになりました。 nihongo no uta ga utaeru you ni narimashita I couldn't sing Japanese song in the past. I can sing now. 漢字が書けるようになりました。 kanji ga kakeru you ni narimashita I couldn't write kanji in the past. I can write now. 日本語が話せるようになりました。 nihongo ga hanaseru youni narimashita. I have become able to speak Japanese. 二十歳になったので、お酒が飲めるようになりました。 hatachi ni nattanode, osake ga nomeruyouni narimashita I have become able to drink alcohol because I became 20 years old. たくさん練習したら、泳げるようになります。 takusan renshuu shitara, oyogeru youni narimasu I will become able to swim if I practice a lot. ◆Dic form + ようになります◆ ◆ない form + ようになります◆ It illustrates that a new habit has been acquired or repetition of a new action has become apparent. Meaning: change in habitual action. たばこを吸うようになりました。 tabako wo suu you ni narimashita たばこを吸う (tabako wo suu) is the present state where you smoke now. It also means that in the past you didn't smoke. So from this sentence you can conclude two things: You didn't smoke in the past, but you smoke now. 新聞を読むようになりました。 shinbun wo yomu you ni narimashita I didn't read newspaper in the past. I read newspaper now. 去年から、毎日ジムへ行くようになりました。 kyonen kara mainichi jimu e ikuyouni narimashita. I go to gym every day since last year. 彼はよく会社を休むようになりました。 kare wa yoku kaisha o yasumi youni narimashita. He has often being absent from work. おばあちゃんは年をとったので、外へ行かないようになりました。 obachan wa oshi o totta node, soto e ikanai youni narimashita. My grandmother does not go outside because she became old. 私は去年から肉を食べないようになりました。 watashi wa kyonen kara niku o tabenai youni narimashita. I don't eat meat since last year. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/15/202210 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 97 - How to say "Please try to do...", "Please make sure to..." (dictionary form+ "youni shitekudasai" , nai form+ "youni shitekudasai")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6if7BfCjc&t=412s ========================================================== Dic form + ようにしてください Nai form + ようにしてください It is an expression of request like てform+ください、ないform+でください ようにしてください implies "please make effors/please keep in mind" Requests to repeat the action habitually. 毎朝(まいあさ)歯(は)を磨(みが)くようにしてください。 Please try to brush your teeth every morning. 部屋(へや)を出(で)る時(とき)、必(かなら)ずドアを閉(し)めるようにしてください。 Please be sure to close the door when you leave the room 毎日(まいにち)少(すこ)しずつ勉強(べんきょう)するようにしてください。 Please study little by little every day. 病院(びょういん)では静(しず)かにするようにしてください Please try to keep quiet at the hospital 毎日(まいにち)、予習(よしゅう)と復習(ふくしゅう)をするようにしてください Please make sure to do preparations and reviews every day. 遅刻(ちこく)しないようにしてください Please try do not be late 宿題(しゅくだい)を忘(わす)れないようにしてください Please try not to forget your homework お酒(さけ)を飲(の)みすぎないようにしてください Please try not to drink too much alcohol =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/11/20227 minutes, 49 seconds
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Learn Japanese Conversation - Collaboration with TCJ 東京中央日本語学院 - interview with Nakamura sensei

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp7qaCJU3GI ========================================================== This is a collaboration video with TCJ 東京中央日本語学院!! For more details, please visit their website from this link! https://bit.ly/3JcFOVq TCJ is an industry leading Japanese language school located in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo. TCJ is one of the largest institutions in Japan for training Japanese language teachers, and is recognized both in Japan and abroad for its high level of Japanese language education. With students from 30 to 40 countries, mainly from Asia, but also from Europe, the Middle East, North America, Central and South America, and Oceania, the school has a multinational atmosphere where students can enjoy international exchange on a daily basis. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/8/20229 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 96 - How to say "to try to...", "to make sure to..." (dictionary form+ "youn shimasu" , nai form+ "youni shimasu")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQakJuVYu8&t=293s ========================================================== Dic form + ようにします Nai form + ようにします ‘to try to..’ ‘to make sure to..’ 明日早く起きるようにする。 ashita hayaku okiru you ni suru. I'll try to wake up early tomorrow. 明日から仕事に行く前に毎日ランニングをするようにします。 ashita kara shigoto ni iku mae ni mainichi raningu o suru you ni shimasu. From tomorrow I'm going to try to go running before work every day. 都合が悪くなったら、連絡するようにします。 tsugou ga waruku natta baai wa, renraku suru you ni shimasu. If it won’t be convenient for me, I’ll try to contact you. それを忘れないようにします。 sore o wasurenai you ni shimasu. I'll be sure to remember that. 今日からお酒を飲まないようにします。 kyou kara osake o nomanai you ni shimasu. I'm going to not drink alcohol anymore from today. Dic form + ようにしています Nai form + ようにしています it shows behavior the speaker wants to sustain habitually 10時に寝るようにしています。 juuji ni neru you ni shiteimasu. I'm trying to go to bed at 10. 肉だけじゃなくて、野菜も食べるようにしています。 niku dake janakute, yasai mo taberu you ni shiteimasu. I'm trying eat to more vegetables instead of just meat. 毎日仕事で疲れていますが、毎日筋トレをするようにしています。 Mainichi shigoto de tsukarete imasu ga, mainichi kin-tore o suru youni shiteimasu. I’m tired from work every day, but I try to do my daily workout. ダイエット中なので食べたものを日記に書くようにしています。 Daietto-chuu nanode tabeta mono wo nikki ni kaku you ni shiteimasu. I’m on a diet so I try to keep writing what I eat.  =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/3/20229 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 95 - How to say "In order to/..so that.." (dictionary form+ "youni" , nai form+ "youni", potential form+ "youni")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQakJuVYu8&t=293s ========================================================== Verb (dictionary form) ように Verb (ない form) ように Potential form ように In order to/..so that../..to be able to… This particular grammar point expresses aims by describing what you or the speaker will do in order for your aim or goal to happen. To construct a sentence using this premise, we would need to follow a simple sentence pattern that can be found below. 食べます (tabemasu: to eat) → 食べるように (taberu you ni: in order to eat) 乗ります (norimasu: to ride) → 乗るように (noru you ni: so that you ride) 来ます (kimasu: to come) → 来るように (kuru you ni: in order to come) 食べます (tabemasu: to eat) → 食べないように (taberu you ni: in order not to eat) 乗ります (norimasu: to ride) → 乗らないように (noru you ni: so that you don't ride) 来ます (kimasu: to come) → 来ないように (kuru you ni: in order not to come) 彼女は痩せるように毎日運動します。 Kanojo wa yaseru you ni mainichi undou shimasu. She exercises everyday so that she loses weight. 始発電車に間に合うように早く家を出ました。 Shihatsu densha ni maniau you ni hayaku ie o demashita. I left the house early in order to catch the first train. 間違(まちが)えないように、気(き)をつけます。 I will be careful not to make a mistake. 先生(せんせい)の話(はなし)を忘(わす)れないように、メモします。 I will make a note so that I  do not forget the story of the teacher. 仕事(しごと)の間(あいだ)寝(ね)ないように、コーヒーを飲(の)みます。 I drink coffee so that I don't sleep during work. 飲みます(nomimasu: to drink) → 飲めるように (nomeru you ni: to be able to drink) 読みます (yomimasu: to read) → 読めるように (yomeru you ni: to be able to read) 見ます (mimasu: to look/watch) → 見えるように (mieru you ni: to be able to look/watch) 速(はや)く泳(およ)げるように、毎日(まいにち)練習(れんしゅう)しています。 I practice every day so that I can swim quickly. よく見(み)えるように、前(まえ)に座(すわ)ります。 I will sit in front so that I can see it well. 晩御飯(ばんごはん)をたくさん食(た)べられるように、朝(あさ)から何(なに)も食(た)べていません。I haven't eaten anything since the morning so that I can eat a lot of dinner. 今日早く帰れるように真面目働きます。 Hayaku kaereru you ni majime hatarakimasu. I will work hard so that I can go home early today. 皆さんに聞こえるようにもっと大きな声で話してください。 mina san ni kikoeru youni motto ookina koe de hanashite kudasai. Please speak with a louder voice so everyone can hear. 大学に合格出来るように一生懸命勉強しています。 daigaku ni goukaku dekiru youni isshoukenmei benkyou shiteimasu. I'm studying my absolute hardest so that I can be accepted to university. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
5/1/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 94 - How to say "because" ("tame ni" for expression of causes and reasons)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AgluuBl2I4&t=343s ========================================================== Verb + Plain Form + ため(に) いAdjective + Plain Form + ため(に) な Adjective + なため(に) Noun + のため(に) ため(に)indicates causes and reasons, is often used when a certain cause brings a bad result. (Verb / い-Adjective) informal + ため(に) E.g. 話(はな)すために  E.g. 高(たか)いために な-Adjective Stem + [な / だった] + ため(に) E.g. 静(しず)かなために  Noun + [の / だった] + ため(に) E.g. 先生(せんせい)のために  Demonstrative Adjective + ため(に) E.g. そのために 雪(ゆき)が降(ふ)っているため、外(そと)に出(で)られません。 Because it's snowing, I can't go outside. 今日(きょう)は寒(さむ)いため、セーターを着(き)ます。 Because it's cold today, I'm going to wear a sweater. 今年(ことし)は雪(ゆき)があまり降(ふ)らないためにスキーができない。 I can't ski this year because it doesn't snow much. 私(わたし)は父(ちち)が死(し)んだために大学(だいがく)に行(い)けなかった。 I couldn't go to college because my father died. 雨(あめ)のため、試合(しあい)が 中止(ちゅうし)になりました。 雨(あめ)だから、試合(しあい)が 中止(ちゅうし)になりました。 雨(あめ)なので、試合(しあい)が 中止(ちゅうし)になりました。 雨(あめ)で、試合(しあい)が 中止(ちゅうし)になりました。 The match has been canceled due to rain. 病気(びょうき)のため、学校(がっこう)を休(やす)みました。 病気(びょうき)だから、学校(がっこう)を休(やす)みました。 病気(びょうき)なので、学校(がっこう)を休(やす)みました。 病気(びょうき)で、学校(がっこう)を休(やす)みました。 Because I was sick, I took a break from school. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
4/27/20228 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 93 - How to say "because" ("node" for expression of causes and reasons)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXjWeAi_Wrg&t=7s ========================================================== As the use of ので (node) softens the view of the speaker and sounds more polite, it's often used when you are gently expressing a reason, when asking for permission or when making an excuse. たべるので Taberu Node Because I will eat たべないので Tabenai Node Because I don't  eat たべたので Tabeta Node Because I ate たべたいので Tabetai Node Because I want to eat In english we would fist state the conclusion and then the reason in this type of sentence. In Japanese when using ので this is swapped around so the reason is at the beginning of the sentence and the conclusion is at the end.  卒業したいので勉強しています Sotsyugyou shitai node benkyou shite imasu Because I want to graduate, Im studying あめがふっていたので、いえにいました。 ame ga futteita node,  ie ni imasu. Because it was raisning, I stayed at home. ちょっとあついので、まどをあけてもいいですか。 chotto atsui node, mado o aketemo ii desu ka. It's a bit hot, so is it ok to open the window? あたまがいたいので、くすりをください。 atama ga itai no de, kusuri o kudasai. I have a headache, so please give me some medicine. から and ので both of these words are roughly equivalent to the English “because” when used in the following patterns: [dictionary form verb/i-adjective] + から             (ex: 食べるから、寒いから) [noun/na-adjective] + だから    (ex: 男だから、りっぱだから) [dictionary form verb/i-adjective] + ので             (ex:食べるので、寒いので) [noun/na-adjective] + なので    (ex: 男なので、りっぱなので) The way you use them grammatically is nearly identical, except for [noun/na-adjective] cases where you use “だ” with から and “な” with ので.  You can think of “な” as meaning “だ” here. Let’s look at two more example sentences using these terms. 僕は男だからそんなことしないよ。 僕は男なのでそんなことしないよ。 Because I’m a guy, I’d never do that type of thing.   ここはレストランだからたばこを吸わないでください。 ここはレストランなのでたばこを吸わないでください。 koko wa resutoran na node tabako wo suwanaide kudasai Please don't smoke here since this is a restaurant. あの人はとてもきれいだからモデルになれるでしょう。 あの人はとてもきれいなのでモデルになれるでしょう。 ano hito wa totemo kirei da kara moderu ni nareru deshou Even though all the above examples can be translated as “because” or “so” in English, there is a major difference in the nuance between “kara” and “node”. If you are speaking in a informal situation, “kara” would be more appropriate, whereas in an formal situation “node” would probably be better. Examples of when to use “node” are in a presentation at work or in a formal document. It has a cold, functional feeling to it. 1. Remember that ので is used to explain a reason that is out of your control and is more polite than から 2. Depending on what comes before ので the grammar will be slightly different. 3. The reason comes first in Japanese and then the conclusion. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
4/24/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 92 - How to say "because" (na-adjective and noun for expression of causes and reasons)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSlVGhZFq-g&t=330s ========================================================== なadjective で/ なadjective ではなくて Noun で/Noun ではなくて 部屋(へや)が静(しず)かで、よく寝(ね)ることができました。 部屋(へや)が静(しず)かで、よく寝(ね)られました。 The room was quiet and I was able to sleep well. 部屋(へや)が静(しず)かでなくて、よく寝(ね)ることができませんでした。 The room was not quiet and I was not able to sleep well. この問題(もんだい)は複雑(ふくざつ)で、よくわかりません。 This problem is complicated and I'm not sure. 彼女(かのじょ)はとてもきれいで、びっくりしました。 She was very beautiful and was surprised. 4.) It means "due to…". This form expresses causes and reasons. Noun used mainly are those which illustrate natural phenomenon, disaster etc. 雨(あめ)で、試合(しあい)が中止(ちゅうし)になりました。 Due to the rain, the match was canceled. 台風(たいふう)で、家(いえ)が倒(たお)れました。 My house was destroyed due to a typhoon. 病気(びょうき)で会社(かいしゃ)を休(やす)みました。 I took a day off from work because of illness. 故障(こしょう)で機械(きかい)が止(と)まりました。 The machine stopped due to a breakdown. 地震(じしん)でうちが壊(こわ)れました。 Our house was destroyed due to the earthquake. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
4/20/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 91 - How to say "because" (" te form" for expression of causes and reasons)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSlVGhZFq-g&t=330s ========================================================== Verb てform / Verb なくて いadjective くて/ いadjective なくて 1.) The former and the latter clauses have the time relation. Ex) the former occurs first and then the latter. みなさんに会(あ)えて、うれしいです。 I'm glad to meet you all. 手紙(てがみ)を読(よ)んで、安心(あんしん)しました。 I read the letter and was relieved. 今朝(けさ)は寒(さむ)くて、起(お)きられませんでした。 It was so cold this morning that I couldn't get up. バスが来(こ)なくて、学校(がっこう)に遅(おく)れました。 The bus didn't come and I was late for school. 時間(じかん)がなくて、どこもいけません。 I can't go anywhere because I don't have time. 手紙(てがみ)が来(こ)なくて、さびしいです。 I'm lonely because I didn't receive a letter. 2.) If the latter clause does not involve any action, it can be used. When the latter clause expresses some actions and the time relation of the two clauses is not clear or the action of the latter clause occurs before the former clause, only から can be used. 〇今晩(こんばん)友達(ともだち)が来(き)ますから、部屋(へや)を掃除(そうじ)します。 ✖今晩(こんばん)友達(ともだち)が来(き)て、部屋(へや)を掃除(そうじ)します。 3.) If the latter clause includes the forms which show the speaker's volition , only から can be used. (しろ、するな、してください、したいです、しましょうetc.) 〇明日(あした)テストがあるから、勉強(べんきょう)しろ! ✖明日(あした)テストがあって、勉強(べんきょう)しろ! There will be a test tomorrow, so study! 危(あぶ)ないから、さわるな! Don't touch it because it's dangerous! 時間(じかん)がないから、急(いそ)いでください。 I don't have time, so please hurry. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? Follow my Instagram!! Follow my Facebook!! ===============================================
4/17/20229 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 90 - How to say like; sort of; similar to; resembling (-mitai desu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEoN_Sf4ZGg&t=2s ========================================================== 【Noun + みたいです】 Verb +みたいです いAdjective +みたいです なAdjective +みたいです Noun + みたいです It means like; sort of; similar to; resembling. ”-mitai"  is used to describe what can be inferred from the appearance of things or circumstances. 彼(かれ)は先生(せんせい)みたいです。 He looks like a teacher. 彼(かれ)は少(すこ)し疲(つか)れてるみたいです。 He looks a little tired. あの人(ひと)は、日本語(にほんご)がペラペラで、本当の日本人(にほんじん)みたいですね。 That person is fluent in Japanese and he is like a real Japanese.  大人(おとな)になったみたいでした。 It was like I had become an adult 昨日(きのう)は風(かぜ)が強(つよ)くて、台風(たいふう)みたいでした。 Yesterday, the wind was very strong and it looked like a typhoon. 外(そと)は、夏(なつ)みたいだよ。 It's like summer outside. 彼(かれ)はもう帰(かえ)ったみたいだよ。 He seems to have returned 夢(ゆめ)みたいだったね。 It was like a dream, isn't it? 私(わたし)の高校(こうこう)の時(とき)の先生(せんせい)は、私(わたし)のお母(かあ)さんみたいだった。 My high school teacher was like my mom. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
4/13/20227 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 89 - How to use -shi (when there are two or more reasons/causes)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V4wcsJX0SE&t=374s ========================================================== Verb +し、 いAdjective +し、 なAdjective +だし、 1. When you want to mention not just one, but two or more reasons, you can use し in place of から.  し usually follows a predicate in the short form. In present tense sentences, だ appears with な-adjectives and nouns, but not with い-adjectives. おなかがすいたし、のどがかわいたし、なにかたべたいです。 Because I'm hungry and thirsty, I need to eat something now. 今日は週末だし、天気が良いし、公園は人が多いです。 Because it's weekend and the weather is nice, the park was packed with people 今日(きょう)は暇(ひま)だし、仕事(しごと)がないし、一日(いちにち)ゲームをします。 Because today I have free time, I have no work, so I will play a game all day long. 人(ひと)は多(おお)いし、物(もの)は高(たか)いし、空気(くうき)は悪(わる)いし、ここはあまりいい所(ところ)ではありません。 Because there are many people, things are expensive, air is bad, this is not a very good place. 今日(きょう)は寒(さむ)いし、どこへも行(い)きません。 Because it's cold today, I won't go anywhere. 雨(あめ)が降っているし、帰ります。 Because it's raining, I will already go back home. 2. It expresses feelings such as "further more" or "in addition". These feelings are further strengthened if 「も」or「は」are used, in place of 「が」 雨(あめ)も降(ふ)っているし、時間(じかん)もないし、タクシーで行こう。 雨(あめ)は降(ふ)っているし、時間(じかん)はないし、タクシーで行こう。 It's raining, we don't have time, so let's take a taxi. 少(すこ)し熱(ねつ)もあるし、頭(あたま)も痛(いた)いし、家(いえ)に帰(かえ)ります。 少(すこ)し熱(ねつ)はあるし、頭(あたま)は痛(いた)いし、家(いえ)に帰(かえ)ります。 I have a slight fever and headache so I will go back home. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
4/10/202210 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 88 - How to mention some representative actionsout of many (ta ri, ta ri + shimasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6PQBQ6fX7o ========================================================== Verb +た form+ り Verb +なかった+ り いAdjective +た form+ り いAdjective +なかった+ り なAdjective +だった+ り なAdjective +ではなかった+ り 1. It is used to mention some representative (actions or situations) out of many. Usually two actions or situations are mentioned in parallel, but there are cases in which three or only one are mentioned. 日曜日(にちようび)は掃除(そうじ)をしたり、料理(りょうり)をしたりします。 On Sundays, I clean and cook etc. 銀座(ぎんざ)で映画(えいが)を見(み)たり、買い物(かいもの)をしたり、ご飯(はん)を食(た)べたりします。 I watch movie, go shopping, eat food etc. at Ginza. 休(やす)みの日(ひ)は家(いえ)でゲームをしたりします。 On my days off, I play games etc. at home. 2. It is used when two opposite meanings are used. It indicates that the actions or situations repeat alternately many times. As opposite things repeat, it also indicates that the situation is not stable. あの人(ひと)はここを行(い)ったり、来(き)たりしています。 That person keeps on going and coming here. 日曜日(にちようび)は暇(ひま)だったり、忙(いそが)しかったりします。 On Sundays, sometimes I'm free and sometimes I'm busy. 電気(でんき)がついたり、消(き)えたりします。 The electricity keeps on turning on and off. 最近(さいきん)の天気(てんき)は良(よ)かったり、悪(わる)かったりします。 These days, sometimes the weatheris good and sometimes bad. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
4/6/202210 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 87 - How to say "to do B while doing A" (nagara)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkEBh7O46ZE ========================================================== ながら (nagara) is used to show simultaneous actions. [A]ながら[B] (to do B while doing A) It can be used to express 2 things happening at the exact same moment, or more broad. “I watch TV while I eat” (exact time) “I work full time while going to school” (more broad) Take a ます masu for verb Remove the ます masu form verb Add ながら nagara You can then add the next verb which you are doing simultaneously. 寝ながら ( = nenagara) while sleeping     食べながら ( = tabenagara) while eating    仕事をしながら(= shigoto wo shinagara) while working 電話をしながら(= denwa wo shinagara) while calling on the phone あるきながらはなしましょう。 aruki nagara hanashimashou. Let's talk while walking. テレビ見ながら、ごはんたべる。 terebi o mi nagara bangohan o tabemasu. I eat dinner while watching TV. おんがくをききながらりょうりします。 ongaku o kikinagara ryouri shimasu. I listen to music while I cook. べんきょうをしながらおんがくをききます。 benkyou o shi nagara ongaku o kikimasu. I listen to music while I study. ギターをひきながらうたうことができますか? gitaa o hiki nagara utau koto ga dekimasu ka? Can you sing and play guitar at the same time? アルバイトをしながらだいがくでべんきょうしています。 arubaito o shinagara daigaku de benkyou shiteimasu. I'm studying at the University while doing a part time job. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
4/3/20226 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 86 - How say " I decided to..." (Noun+ni shimasu, - koto ni shimasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guu8CgJI54Q ========================================================== Noun+にします    Verb Dic + ことにします    Verb Nai + ことにします    It describes decision, determination or choice to do something. It can be used to express one’s resolve towards something.    Q: 飲み物は何にしますか。 A: ビールにします。 Q: コーヒーにしますか?紅茶(こうちゃ)にしますか? A: じゃあ、コーヒーにします。 Q: ミーティングは何時からにしますか。 A: 9時からにしましょう。 これから毎日(まいにち)運動(うんどう)をすることにしました。 これから毎日(まいにち)テレビを見(み)ないことにしました。 来年(らいねん)日本(にほん)に留学(りゅうがく)することにしました。 来年(らいねん)日本(にほん)に留学(りゅうがく)しないことにしました。 毎日(まいにち)ケーキを食べることをやめることにした。 毎日(まいにち)ケーキを食べないことにした。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/31/20226 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 85 - How use - ndesu / - nodesu (asking questions, making a request etc.)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CZI3NveTys&t=578s ========================================================== のです/んです 1. Question 2. Reason 3. Emphasize 4. Interpretation 5. Request ★1. Question★ It is used to ask questions. だれ、なに、どこ、いつ、 どうして etc. + の/んです。 どこへ行(い)くんですか? どうして遅(おく)れたんですか? 何(なに)をしているんですか? ★2. Reason★ It is used to express reasons.  It is used when the speaker is  going to do something and  the speaker explains the situations  which are not expresed in words. どうして遅(おく)れたんですか? →バスが来(こ)なかったんです。 →雨(あめ)が降(ふ)っていたんです。 →鍵(かぎ)をなくしたんです。 ★3. Emphasize★ It is used to emphasize  the meaning of a sentence. Often comes together with emphasize adverbs  ex. 本当(ほんとう)に、とても etc. このりんごは本当(ほんとう)においしいんですよ! このテストはとても難しいんです。 ★4. Interpretation★ It is used to interprete or  confirmation of  what the listner said. なるほど、外国(がいこく)に住(す)んでいたんですね。 へえ、今週(こんしゅう)は忙(いそが)しいんですね。 ★5. Request★ It is used when the speaker would like to make a request,  or before the speaker make request すみません、そこのコップを取(と)ってほしいんですが。 あのー、手紙(てがみ)を書(か)いたんですが。 =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/28/202210 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 84 - How do men and women say "do this!!" (te form + kure, te form)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4tXuGwviHU&t=216s ========================================================== 食べてください 食べろ。 食べなさい。 お金を貸してください。 お金を貸せ。 お金を貸しなさい。 「それをしないでくれ」 「すぐに来てくれ」 There is "te kure" as a man's word, and the negative expression is "nai de kure". Both are often used as men's words to family and friends, and are also used together with "yo". We also hear this expression in animes. "Ne" cannot be added. This expression is close to an "instruction." これを見てくれ。  Take a look at this.  おーい、だれか来てくれ。 Hey, somebody come. そこにすわってくれ。 Sit there.   静かに聞いてくれよ。 Listen quietly. 言わないでくれよ。 Don't tell me. どこへも行かないでくれよ。 Don't go anywhere. Then, when it comes to women, instead of saying "te kure", the women use the abbreviation of "te kudasi", which is "te". The tone of end of the sentence will be raised. You can also add "ne" and "yo". 明日、必ず来て。 Be sure to come tomorrow. 息を吸って。 take a breath. 手伝って。 Help me. 見て、見て! Look, look! このおもちゃ、買ってよ! Buy this toy! がんばってね! Do your best! 泣かないでよ!  Don't cry! =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/22/20227 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 83 - How do mother or teacher tell kids to "do this!!" (stem + nasai)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4tXuGwviHU&t=216s ========================================================== なさい (nasai). Meaning: do this (soft/firm command). “nasai” is the polite command form in Japanese and is used in a variety of formal situations. You can use “nasai” when you are giving an order to someone younger or of lower status than yourself. It is used in combination with a Verb’s stem form and can only be used with a positive Verb. 食べます → 食べなさい tabemasu → tabenasai Eat your food. (command) 飲みます Nomimasu → 飲みなさい nominasai します Shimasu → しなさい shinasai 聞きます kikimasu → 聞きなさい kikinasai 言います iimasu → 言いなさい iinasai 野菜を食べなさい Yasai wo tabenasai  Eat your vegetables Take a look at these example sentences below to see the type of situations where you can use なさい。 Imagine that you are a teacher and you want to firmly tell your student to answer a question, you could say. この問題に答えなさい Kono mondai ni kotaenasai Answer to this question. For the next situation, imagine that you are a mother and your child has come in with something they are dying to tell you. They want to tell you so much that they are speaking to fast. You can say: ゆっくり話しなさい。 Yukkuri hanashinasai Speak slowly. Now it’s late, you need to tell your child that it’s time to go to bed. You can politely command them to do so with: もう寝なさい。 Mou nenasai Go to bed now. In addition, 〜なさい is commonly used in questions on exams. If you have taken Japanese tests before, you have probably seen 〜なさい more than a couple of times. 正解を選びなさい。 Seikai o erabinasai Choose the correct answer. In conversation, the last さい may be dropped to just be な. Ex)  食べな tabena Eat your food.  もう寝な。 Mou nena Go to bed now. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/18/20225 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 82 - How to say "don't do this!!" (prohibitive form)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_mpxJVzzE&t=537s ========================================================== prohibitive form : dictionary form + na To command someone not to do something in Japanese is very easy. Simply add な after the plain form of a verb. For example, いく (iku) becomes いくな (ikuna - don't go), いう (iu) becomes いうな (iu na - don't talk), たべる (taberu) becomes たべるな (taberu na - don't eat), する (suru) becomes するな (suru na - don't do), くる (kuru) becomes くるな (kuru na - don't come). So to answer your question on the negative imperative-form for "Don't do that!", it would be するな (suruna). The imperative-form for "Do that!" would be しろ (shiro). One common situation where this form of speech is used is when the speaker has authority or a supervisor role over the listener.  泣くな! naku na! Don't cry!  はしるな! hashiru na! don't run! 寝るな! Neru na Don’t sleep これを食べるな! kore o taberu na! Don’t eat this. ここに座るな! koko ni suwaru na! Don’t sit here. きかいをさわるな! kikai ni sawaru na! Don’t touch the machine! 心配するな! Shinpai suru na  Don't worry about it. 運転するなら飲むな! Unten suru nara nomu na If you drive don't drink If you go to Japan, you'll notice that imperative-form is also being used in some of the Japanese signs. For example, you may see the sign 入るな (hairu na), which is a "Do Not Enter!" sign, prohibiting you from entering an restricted area. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/13/20225 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 81 - How to say "do this!!" (imperative form)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_mpxJVzzE&t=537s ========================================================== At the moment the only way we have to give an order is to ask politely for someone to do something. 電話してください。 Please call me. If we want to add force to these requests we need to use the imperative. For Group 1 Verbs, For exampleよみます (yomimasu), before ます is み (mi). If you change it to e-sound, it becomes め (me). So よみます (yomimasu) becomes よめ (yome). Similarly, ききます (kikimasu) becomes きけ (kike). au → ae tatsu → tate wareru → ware kaku → kake oyogu → oyoge shinu → shine asobu → asobe yasumu → yasume 2 verbs For example, たべます (tabemasu) becomes たべろ (tabero), でます (deru) becomes でろ (dero). taberu → tabero okiru → okiro tojiru → tojiro Group 3 verbs are irregular verbs. Just memorize them by hard. The imperative-form of します (suru) is しろ (shiro), and the imperative-form of きます (kimasu) is こい (koi). kuru → koi suru → shiro <Used from people in a position of authority to their subordinates> Since the command form is strong, it isn't considered polite. For this reason, it's mostly used in by people in a position of authority to their subordinates. For example: 話を聞け!(hanashi o kike!) Because teachers are in a higher social standing than students, they can get away with using the command form. Still, due to authoritative undertones of this form, some teachers may avoid using this or limit the use to only when they are upset or angry with a student. <Used when it is in danger> The command form is also used in situations where relative social standing is not important. For example, in moments of danger or crisis, your warning message is more important than making sure you don't offend anyone. For example: 火事だ!逃げろ!(kaji da nigero!) <Used among guys> When using the command form in casual conversations, final particles such as よ are often attached to the verb to avoid sounding too aggressive. For example: 今日うちに来いよ!(Kyou uchi ni koi yo!) <Used to cheer up someone> It also has a very positive use as well: it is commonly used to offer encouragement, such as cheering at a sports game. For example: 頑張れ!(ganbare!) <Used for sign board> For example: 止まれ(tomare) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/11/20226 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Japanese people see fortune-telling and signs of good luck

Have you seen a tea stalk floating vertically in your teacup when you have Japanese green tea? When you see it, you will have a good day. Because it is believed to be a lucky sign. In this episode I had my friend Chee to talk about fortune-telling and signs of good luck in Japan! Fortune teller 占い師 (uranaishi) Fortune-telling 占い (uranai) Palm reading 手相 (tesou) To have someone read your fortune 運勢をみてもらう (unsei o mite morau) To have someone read your palm 手相を見てもらう(tesou o mite morau) Fortune 運勢 (unsei) Good fortune 良い運勢 (ii unsei) Bad fortune 悪い運勢 (warui unsei) ================================================================= Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei =================================================================
3/7/202211 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 80 - How to say "I plan to..., I intend to..." (volitional form + to omoimasu, verb + tsumori desu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaB7oOC5ius&t=531s ========================================================== つもりです(tsumori desu): to Intend to Do Verb + つもりだ The function is to express what you intend to do. One important point here is that the decision should have been made a while ago. Therefore, you cannot use this for decisions made on the spot. お酒をやめるつもりです。 osake o yameru tsumori desu I intend to quit drinking. 明日は家にいるつもり です。 ashita wa ie ni iru tsumori desu. As for tomorrow, I intend to stay at home. 海外の大学に行くつもりです。 kaigai no daigaku ni iku tsumori desu I intend to go to a foreign university.   Adding “to omou” or “to omotte iru” (~と思う, ~と思っている) after a verb that is in Volitional Form changes the meaning from “let’s [verb]” to “I am thinking that I will [verb].” Since “to omou” means “I think,” you can picture this grammar pattern as expressing a volitional thought or feeling that you are holding in your mind. For example, a person who has said “let’s do it” to themselves, internally. The difference between “to omou” (which is present/future tense) and “to omotte iru” (which is progressive tense) in this pattern is that the former implies a new thought (something you have just now begun to think that you will do). The latter implies a longer-term thought (something that you’ve been thinking for a while that you will do). お母さんに手紙を書こうと思います。 Okaasan ni tegami o kakou to omoi masu (I think I will write a letter to my mother). お母さんに手紙を書こうと思っています。 Okaasan ni tegami o kakou to omotte imasu (I’m thinking I will write a letter to my mother). お酒をやめようと思います。 osake o yameyou to omoimasu. I intend to quit drinking. 明日は家にいようと思います。 ashita wa ie ni iyou to omoimasu. As for tomorrow, I intend to stay at home. 海外の大学に行こうと思います。 kaigai no daigaku ni ikou to omoimasu. I intend to go to a foreign university. 来年結婚しようと思います。 rainen kekkon shiyou to omoimasu. I intend to get married next year. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
3/2/20228 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 79 - How to say "let's do..." (volitional form)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaB7oOC5ius&t=531s ========================================================== a. If the verb is a Group 2 Verb, simply remove the final “masu” syllable and replace it with “you:” 食べます → 食べよう (Tabemasu → Tabeyou) b. If the verb is an Group 1, its final vowe" imasu" must be changed to “ou,” which means its final syllable must be replaced (for example, if the verb in question is “Yomimasu ” change it to “yomou”. 読みます → 読もう (Yomimasu  → Yomou) c. If your verb ends with a syllable that is just a vowel (e.g. “Kaimasu,” to buy), the pattern is the same: 買います → 買おう (Kaimasu → Kaou) d. The irregular verbs “Shimasu ” (to do) and “Kimasu ” (to come) conjugate thusly: します → しよう (Shimasu → Shiyou) 来ます → 来よう (Kimasu → Koyou) e. Plain Volitional Form can be used in the same way as Polite Volitional Form. First, conjugate the verb in question into stem form. Then, add “-mashou” to the end of the stem. For example, the stem form of the verb “yomu” (to read) is “yomi;” so the Polite Volitional Form of “yomu” is “yomi mashou.” 読む → 読み → 読みましょう お茶を買って、外で教科書を読みましょう。 Ocha o katte, soto de kyoukasho o yomi mashou (Let’s buy tea, and read the textbook outside). 私達はカフェに行きましょう。 Watashi tachi wa kafe ni ikimashou (Let’s us go to the café).   If you would like to make your suggestion into a question, simply add the question particle “ka” to the end of the sentence: 教科書を読みましょうか。 kyoukasho o yomi mashou ka (Shall we read the textbook?) If you were to translate both 教科書を読みましょう (kyoukasho wo yomi mashou) and 教科書を読もう (kyoukasho o yomou) to English, it would be hard to differentiate between the two sentences. Their essential meaning is identical. The only real difference between “yomi mashou” and “yomou” is that the latter is much more casual, and should be used primarily with peers or with those younger than oneself. (This is as opposed to bosses, adults older than oneself, strangers, etc). f. Just as with Polite Volitional Form, a “ka” question particle can be added onto the end of a Plain Volitional Form suggestion if you would like to turn the suggestion into a question. 教科書を読もうか。 kyoukasho o yomou ka (Shall we read the textbook?) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/27/202212 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 78 - How to say "the more... the more" (conditional form ba + hodo)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prEl2-55DAA&t=1s ========================================================== ba - hodo (~ ば-ほど) has meaning "the more... the more". Verb-ばconditional + (same) Verb + ほど いadj-ばconditional + (same) いadj + ほど なadj + なら + (same)なadj + なほど 飲みます  ➝ 飲めば nomimasu  ➝  nomeba  食べます  ➝ 食べれば  tabemasu   ➝ tabereba します  ➝ すれば shimasu   ➝ sureba きます  ➝ くれば kimasu  ➝  kureba 面白い  ➝ 面白ければ omoshiroi  ➝ omoshirokereba interesting  ➝ If it’s interesting 美味しい  ➝ 美味しければ oishii  ➝ oishikereba delicious  ➝ If it’s delicious 有名  ➝ 有名なら(ば) yuumei  ➝ yuumeinara(ba) famous  ➝ If it’s famous 安全  ➝ 安全なら(ば) anzen  ➝ anzennara(ba) safe  ➝ If it’s safe この本は読めば読むほど面白くなります。 Kono hon wa yomeba yomu hodo omoshiroku naru. The more I read this book, the more interesting it gets. ビートルズの音楽は聞けば聞くほど好きになります。 biitoruzu no ongaku wa kikeba kiku hodo suki ni narimasu. The more I listen to The Beetles, the more I end up liking their music. 勉強すればするほど、日本語が上手になります。 benkyou sureba suru hodo, nihongo ga jouzu ni narimasu. The more you study, the better your Japanese will get. お金はあればあるほど安心です。 okane ga areba aru hodo anshin desu. The more money I have, the more safe I feel. テストは簡単なら簡単なほどいいです。 tesuto wa kantan nara kantan na hodo ii desu. The easier the test is, the better. ゲームは相手が強ければ強いほどおもしろいです。 geemu wa aite ga tsuyokereba tsuyoi hodo omoshiroi desu. Games get more interesting as the opponents get stronger. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/25/20228 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 77 - How to use Conditional Forms (tara, to, ba, nara)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVxs9n2yUyY ========================================================== …と: Constant Results and Actual Conditions The function is to express constant results. The conjugation is just to attach the plain (dictionary) form to と. When you use nouns and na-adjectives, you need to attach だ like 春だと. By constant results, we mean that it’s an unchanged fact, when you do A, aways B happens. You can use this for natural phenomenons, habitual actions, programmed actions, etc. 雨が降ると涼しくなります。 ame ga furu to suzushiku narimasu. If [it] rains, [it] will get cool. まっすぐ行くと、郵便局があります。 massugu iku to yuubinkyoku ga arimasu. If you go straight there is a post office. …ば: Hypothetical Conditions The function is to express hypothetical conditions like if a hypothesis comes true, X will happen. This indicate that you place priority on the conditional clauses rather than the main clauses. 薬を飲めば治ると思います。 kusuri o nomeba naoru to omoimasu [I] think [I] will recover if [I] take the medicine. 夏になれば、海に行きたいです。 natsu ni nareba umi ni ikitai desu I want to go to the beach when it's summer …たら: One-Time Results The function is to express a one-time or a particular result. This has the widest usage and thus we can say たら is most common to express conditionals. The conjugation is to attach ら to the ta-form. By using this, you can express both actual and hypothetical condition. 夏が来たら日本に行きます。 natsu ga kitara nihon ni ikimasu. If the summer comes, [I] will go to Japan. 薬を飲んだら治ると思います。 kusuri o nondara naoru to omoimasu [I] think [I] will recover if [I] take the medicine. …なら: Contextual Conditions The function is to respond to someone in a given context. Regarding the other conditional words, you can set a context by yourself. However, you can use …なら only when given a context.  The conjugation is just to attach なら to the plain (dictionary) form or the ta-form, which is the only one case that you can attach conditional words to the two forms.  日本語を話すことができる人がいますか? nihongo o hanasu koto ga dekiru hito ga imasu ka? Is there a person who can speak Japanese? 日本語ならトムさんが話すことができますよ! nihongo nara tomu san ga hanasu koto ga dekimasu yo! If [you’re talking about] Japanese, Tom can speak [it]. 日本語の本を読みたいです。 nihongo no hon o yomitai desu [I] want to try to read Japanese book. 読みたいなら私のを貸しましょうか? yomitai nara watashi no o kashimashou ka? If [you] want to read, shall [I] lend mine? =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/23/202210 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 76 - Conditional form nara (how to say if, when)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSRZr3gvCj0&t=582s ========================================================== Conditional form なら The function is to respond to someone in a given context. Regarding the other conditional words, you can set a context by yourself. However, you can use …なら only when given a context.  Tanaka-san ga iku nara, watashi mo ikimasu  With the above example, Tanaka-san first said “I will go to the drinking session,” and then you respond to it like “If you said so…” and “if that is the case…” The conjugation is just to attach なら to the plain (dictionary) form or the ta-form, which is the only one case that you can attach conditional words to the two forms. Note: You don’t attach だ when you use nouns and na-adjectives. 食べます ➝ 食べるなら ➝ taberu nara➝ if you eat 食べません ➝ 食べないなら ➝ tabenai nara➝  if you don't eat 食べました ➝ 食べたなら ➝ tabeta nara➝  if you ate 食べませんでした ➝ 食べなかったなら ➝ tabenakatta nara ➝  if you didn't eat 高い  ➝ 高いなら takai  ➝ takainara expensive  ➝ if it’s expensive 寒い  ➝ 寒いなら samui  ➝ samuinara cold  ➝ If it’s cold いい  ➝ いいなら ii  ➝ iinara good  ➝ If it’s good 便利  ➝ 便利なら benri  ➝ benrinara convenient  ➝ If it’s convenient 有名  ➝ 有名なら yuumei  ➝ yuumeinara famous  ➝ If it’s famous 安全  ➝ 安全なら anzen  ➝ anzennara safe  ➝ If it’s safe 日本語を話すことができる人がいますか? nihongo o hanasu koto ga dekiru hito ga imasu ka? Is there a person who can speak Japanese? 日本語ならトムさんが話すことができますよ! nihongo nara tomu san ga hanasu koto ga dekimasu yo! If [you’re talking about] Japanese, Tom can speak [it]. 日本語の本を読みたいです。 nihongo no hon o yomitai desu [I] want to read Japanese book. 読みたいなら私のを貸しましょうか? yomitai nara watashi no o kashimashou ka? If [you] want to read, shall [I] lend mine? 私は買い物に行きます。 watashi wa kaimono ni ikimasu. I will go for a shopping. 買物なら卵を買ってください。 kaimono nara tamago o katte kudasai. Please buy eggs if [you go] shopping. 日本の料理をたくさん作りました。 nihon no ryouri o takusan tsukurimashita. [I’ve] made a lot of Japanese cuisines. たくさん作ったなら私にください。 takusan tsukutta nara watashi ni kudasai. If [you’ve] made a lot, please give me [some], too. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/20/20228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 75 - Conditional form ba (how to say if, when)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSRZr3gvCj0&t=582s ========================================================== The ba form attached to the end of an adjective creates an “If…then…” sentence. Sentences that use the ba form are less colloquial than the other conditional form tara (which we won’t cover in this lesson). The main clause (i.e. the first half of a sentence) can be a desire, hope, command, suggestion, or statement of one’s will. In order to conjugate an i-adjective into the ba form, you simply replace the final hiragana character い with ければ (kereba).  * いい (ii, good) has to be changed back into its dictionary form 良い (yoi) before it can be conjugated into the ba form. 高い  ➝ 高ければ takai  ➝ takakereba expensive  ➝ Iif it’s expensive 寒い  ➝ 寒ければ samui  ➝ samukereba cold  ➝ If it’s cold 面白い  ➝ 面白ければ omoshiroi  ➝ omoshirokereba interesting  ➝ If it’s interesting 美味しい  ➝ 美味しければ oishii  ➝ oishikereba delicious  ➝ If it’s delicious いい  ➝ 良い  ➝ 良ければ ii  ➝ yoi  ➝ yokereba good  ➝ If it’s good 時計は高ければ、買いません。 Tokei wa takakereba, kaimasen. If the watch is expensive, I won’t buy it. ヨーロッパは寒ければ、行きません。 Yooroppa wa samukereba, ikimasen. If Europe is cold, I won’t go. 映画は面白ければ、見ましょう! Eiga wa omoshirokereba, mimashou! If the movie is interesting, let’s see it! In order to conjugate na–adjectives into the ba form, you simply leave out the な and add ならば (naraba) instead. The “ba” at the end of “naraba” is optional.  便利  ➝ 便利なら(ば) benri  ➝ benrinara(ba) convenient  ➝ If it’s convenient 必要  ➝ 必要なら(ば) hitsuyou  ➝ hitsuyounara(ba) necessary  ➝ If it’s necessary だめ  ➝ だめなら(ば) dame  ➝ damenara(ba) unacceptable  ➝ If it’s unacceptable 有名  ➝ 有名なら(ば) yuumei  ➝ yuumeinara(ba) famous  ➝ If it’s famous 安全  ➝ 安全なら(ば) anzen  ➝ anzennara(ba) safe  ➝ If it’s safe あのラーメンは有名ならば、食べたいです! Ano raamen wa yuumeinaraba, tabetai desu! If that ramen is famous, I want to try it! この国は安全ならば、ここに住みたいです。 Kono kuni  wa anzennaraba, koko ni sumitai desu. If this country is safe, I want to live here. 東京の方が便利ならば、そこで会いましょうか? Toukyou no hou ga benrinaraba, soko de aimashou ka? If Tokyo is more convenient for you, shall we meet there? =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/12/20228 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 74 - Giving and receiving expressions (te form + agemasu / kuremasu / moraimasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8bK9zF97bY&t=777s ========================================================== 「あげます」 is the Japanese word for "to give" seen from the speaker's point of view. You must use this verb when you are giving something or doing something for someone else. 私は友達にプレゼントをあげます。 - I gave present to friend. 車を買ってあげます。 - I'll give you the favor of buying a car. 私は友達にいいことを教えてあげました。 - I taught something good to my friend. (looking at it from the my point of view) 「くれます」 is also a verb meaning "to give" but unlike 「あげます」, it is from the receiver's point of view. You must use this verb when someone else is giving something or doing something for you (effectively the opposite of 「あげます」). 友達は私にプレゼントをくれました。 - Friend gave present to me. 車を買ってくれますか? - You'll give me the favor of buying a car for me? 友達は私にいいことを教えてくれました。 - Friend gave favor of teaching something good to me. (looking at it from the friend's point of view) 「もらいます」 meaning, "to receive" has only one version unlike 「あげます/くれます」 so there's very little to explain. One thing to point out is that since you receive from someone, 「から」 is also appropriate in addition to the 「に」 target particle. 私は友達にプレゼントをもらいます。 - I will receive a present from my friend. これは友達に買ってもらいました。 - About this, received the favor of buying it from friend. 宿題をチェックしてもらいたかったけど、時間がなくて無理だった。 - I wanted to receive the favor of checking homework but there was no time and it was impossible. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/11/20225 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 73 - How to use "potential form" (How to say "can do, can buy, can speak etc.")

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fczada6WxZU ========================================================== ~ことができます (Koto Ga Dekimasu):  Formal Potential Form With Verbs If you want to use the potential form with verbs, one way is to use the present tense form of the verb followed by ことができる. This phrase directly translates to “be able to do ~ing,” where the “ing” is the verb being used. Take a look at the following example sentence for a more in-depth explanation.  私は日本語を話すことができます。 watashi wa nihongo wo hanasu koto ga dekimasu Meaning: I can speak Japanese. (ability to speak Japanese) ~ができます (ga dekimasu) : Noun + dekimasu できる can be used in various ways to communicate potential; for example, it can communicate skill or capability when used with a noun.  私はテニスができます。 watashi wa tenisu ga dekimasu Meaning: I can play tennis. (ability to play tennis) Group 1 : Potential form To write 書きます (kakimasu) 書けます (kakemasu) To speak 話します (hanashimasu) 話せます (hanasemasu) To stand 立ちます (tachimasu) 立てます (tatemasu) To drink 飲みます (nomimasu) 飲めます (nomemasu) Group 2 : Potential form To see, look, watch 見ます (mimasu) 見られます (miraremasu) To wear 着ます (kimasu) 着られます (kiraremasu) To eat 食べます (tabemasu) 食べられます (taberaremasu) To answer 答えます (kotaemasu) 答えられます (kotaeraremasu) Group 3 : Potential form To do します (shimasu) できます (dekimasu) To come きます (kimasu) 来られます (koraremasu) 私は日本語が話せます。 watashi wa nihongo ga hanasemasu I can speak Japanese 兄は泳げます。 ani wa oyogemasu My elder brother can swim. 弟は自転車に乗れます。 otouto wa jitensha ni noremasu My younger brother can ride the bicycle. 明日パーティーに行けません。 ashita pa-ti- ni ikemasen I can't go to the party tommorrow. 昨日晩御飯が食べられませんでした。 kinou bangohan ga taberaremasendeshita I couldn't eat dinner yesterday. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/5/20227 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 72 - How to say "no matter how..." (ikura + te form + mo)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4hn-p3v5ig&t=385s ========================================================== いくら~ても (ikura~temo) no matter how  Verb (て-form) も、 い-Adj (~い) くても、 な-Adj でも、 Noun でも、 いくら頑張ってもよくならない。 Ikura ganbattemo yoku naranai. No matter how hard I try, it doesn't go well. いくら遅くても五時までに着きたい。 Ikura osokutemo go ji made ni tsukitai. I want to arrive there by five at the latest. いくら安くても、買いたくない。 Ikura yasukute mo, kaitakunai. I don’t want to buy it no matter how cheap it is. いくら可愛くても、この犬は持って帰ることができません。 Ikura kawaikute mo, kono inu wa motte kaeru koto ga dekiamsen. No matter how cute this dog is, I cannot bring him back home. いくら野菜が嫌いでも、食べた方がいいです。 Ikura yasai ga kirai demo tabeta hou ga iidesu No matter how much you hate vegetables, it's better to eat them. いくら調べても、意味がわかりません。 Ikura shirabete mo imi ga wakarimasen No matter how much I look it up, I don't understand the meaning. いくら眠くても、今はまだ寝ることができません。 Ikura nemukutemo, ima wa mada neru koto ga dekimasen. No matter how sleepy I am, I still can't sleep. てForm+も、てForm+もis the same as いくら~ても (ikura~temo)  働いても働いても、疲れません。 hataraitemohataraitemo, tsukaremasen. No matter how much I work, I won't be tired 食べても食べても、お腹が空きます。 tabetemotabetemo, onaka ga sukimasu. No matter how much I eat I still feel hungry. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
2/2/20228 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 71 - How to say "even if/ even though/ although (te form + mo)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9M9mUaHl8M&t=298s ========================================================== ても (temo) Sentence is used to indicate a reverse condition. It's used when an action which is expected to be taken or an event which is expected to happen naturally under the given circumstances does not materialize or a thing turns out in a way opposite to a socially accepted idea. Verb (て-form) も、 い-Adj (~い) くても、 な-Adj でも、 Noun でも、 If you continue doing this for weeks, normally it's natural that you'll . In this case, you can use the と (to) sentence to describe the situation. たくさん働くと、疲れます。 takusan hatarakuto, tsukaremasu If I work a lot, I will become tired. However, if the opposite result happens, you should use ても (temo) sentence to describe the situation. For ても (temo) sentence, what happens is opposite to what people normally expected. たくさん働いても、疲れません。 takusan hataraitemo, tsukaremasen. Even if I work alot, I won't be tired たくさんはたらきます → つかれます ← naturally happen use と sentence たくさんはたらきます → つかれます ← opposite result happen use ても sentence たくさん食べても、お腹が空きます。 takusan tabetemo, onaka ga sukimasu. Even if I eat a lot, I still feel hungry. 高くても買います takaku temo kaimasu. I'll buy it even if it's expensive. にちようびでも、はたらきます。 nichiyoubi demo, hatarakimasu. I work even on Sundays. 暇でも、外に行きません。 hima demo soto ni ikimasen. Even if I'm free, I won't go outside Verb ない-form (~ない) なくても、 い-Adj (~い) くなくても、 な-Adj でなくても、 Noun でなくても、 勉強しなくても試験に合格します benkyou shinakute mo shiken ni goukaku shimasu Even if I don't study, I will pass the exam おいしくなくても、食べます oishikunakutemo tabemasu I will eat even if it is not delicios 静かでなくても、勉強することができます。 shizuka denakutemo, benkyou surukoto ga dekimasu Even if it's not quiet, I can study. いい天気でなくても、洗濯します。 ii tenki denakutemo, sentaku shimasu Even if the weather is not good, I'll do the laundry. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/30/20228 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 70 - How to make "Conditional Form" (ta form + ra)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI1HjXsOCuw&t=9s ========================================================== 〜たら is a conjugation pattern which expresses a causal relationship. The action or state expressed by the sentence which precedes 〜たら is the condition of the event or situation expressed by the rest of the sentence. Depending on the context, it is interpreted differently—as time sequences like "when" and "after," or conditions like "if." Verb 食べます → 食べた + ら = 食べたら Noun 夏です → 夏だった + ら = 夏だったら な-adjective 静かです → 静かだった + ら = 静かだったら い-adjective 難しいです → 難しかった + ら = 難しかったら もし あめ がふったら  ほん を よみます Moshi Ame Ga Futtara Hon Wo Yomimasu If it rains I will read a book We start with MOSHI to emphasise the conditional at the beginning of the sentence . We then explain the condition which is “If it rains” あめがふったら ふる here has been changed to the past form verb ふった and then ら has been added to the end.  もし日本に行ったら日本語を勉強します moshi nihon ni ittara nihongo o benkyou shimasu If I go to Japan, I will learn Japanese The condition here implies that IF the speaker goes to Japan they will study Japanese  コートを着たら、寒くありません。 ko-to wo kitara, samukuarimasen If i wear a coat, I will not be cold.  This condition here is “wearing a coat”. If that condition is met the speaker will no longer be cold. やすかったら、パソコンをかいたいです。 yasukattara, pasokon o kaitai desu. If it's cheap, I'd like to buy a computer. ひまだったら、てつだってください。 hima dattara, tetsudatte kudasai. If you're free, please help me out. Verb 食べません → 食べなかった + ら = 食べなかったら Noun 夏ではありません → 夏ではなかった + ら = 夏ではなかったら な-adjective 静かではありません → 静かではなかった + ら = 静かではなかったら い-adjective 難しくないです → 難しくなかった + ら = 難しくなかったら あめではなかったら、うみにいきます ame dewa nakattara umi ni ikimasu If it will not rain, I will go to the beach おもしろくなかったら、あのえいがはみません omoshirokunakattara, ano eiga wa mimasen If it is not interesting, I will not watch that movie じかんがなかったら、テレビをみません。 jikan ga nakattara, terebi o mimasen. If I had no time, I wouldn't watch any TV. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/26/20229 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 69 - How to make "Verb into Noun phrases" (Dictionary form + koto)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mjGvlTKr2s ========================================================== koto can be used as a nominalizer. When “koto” is placed after a verb or a verb phrase, “koto” can turn that verb/verb phrase into what is essentially a long, multi-word noun. For example: 本を読みます hon o yomimasu means “[someone] reads/will read books.” But, 本を読む事 hon o yomu koto means “the idea/act of [someone] reading books.” ことKoto quite simply adds “ING” to the end of a verb. To Eat becomes Eating たべます tabemasu たべること taberukoto To Walk becomes Walking あるきます arukimasu あるくこと arukukoto To Drink becomes Drinking のみます nomimasu のむこと nomukoto こと(KOTO)turns a verb into a noun. It is an extremely useful thing to use when describing what actions you like or dislike doing.  うどんをたべることがすきです UDON WO TABERU KOTO GA SUKI DESU I like “eating” udon かれはこうえんをあるくことがすきです KARE WA KOUEN WO ARUKU KOTO GA SUKI DESU. He likes “walking” in the Park わたしのしゅみはりょうりをつくることです。 watashi no shumi wa ryouri o tsukuru koto desu. My hobby is cooking. When used to nominalize the preceding clause, the nominalized phrase expresses a fact which is already accomplished or which the speaker supposes will be accomplished. koto tends to be taken as an object by verbs of mental activity such as knowing, recognizing, understanding, hoping, learning, etc. 田中さんがヨーロッパに行ったことを知っていますか? Tanaka-san san ga youroppa ni itta koto o shitte imasu ka. Do you know that Mr. Tanaka has gone to Europe? ラオさんが国にかえったことをしっていますか? Rao san ga kuni ni kaetta koto o shitteimasu ka? Do you know that Mr. Rao went back to his country? あしたテストがあることをききましたか? ashita tesuto ga aru koto o kikimashita ka? Did you hear that there is a test tomorrow? =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/23/20229 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 68 - How to make "Relative Clause"

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQklHSjvnbs ========================================================== A relative clause is a clause that is used to modify a noun or a noun phrase. In English, a clause must contain a subject and a predicate at a minimum in order to be grammatical, but a Japanese clause only requires a predicate.  Forming the relative clause - step by step: ​1 In your mind, change the verb in 私は本をかいました to the plain form,  かった​  The verbs in relative clauses is always in the plain form. They can be in the past or present tenses or in the volitional (-tai) form, but they will always be in the plain form. ​2 Next, we have to change the word order so that 本 (book), the main thing we're talking about, comes at the end of the clause . . .   私は本をかった (I bought a book) changes to 私がかった​本 (the book that I bought) Note that the topic marker は changes to が in the relative clause. This is because 私 is no longer the topic of the sentence.​ In fact, our new main topic is the book. ​3 We can use the phrase we have just constructed in a sentence, by adding our second idea, which is  おもしろいです: 私がかった本は、おもしろいです。 ​The book that I bought is interesting. There is no Japanese equivalent to English relative pronouns (i.e. “Who“, “Which“, and “That“). In other words, Japanese relative clauses directly connect to the noun or noun phrase and any particles or pronouns associated with the noun / noun phrase are erased. 大きい犬 [The big dog] This is simply an い-Adjective, but it functions grammatically identically to a more complex relative clause. 寝ている犬 [A sleeping dog] Notice that (1) the relative clause can consist of a lone verb, and (2) the relative clause directly precedes the noun that it modifies. 目が大きい人 [A preson with big eyes] This relative clause is slightly more complex with both a subject and a predicate. 頭がいい学生[a smart student] Note that the relative clause connects directly to the noun that it modifies. 髪が長い人 kami ga nagai hito [The person who has long hair] めがねをかけている人 megane o kaketeiru hito  [The person who is wearing glasses] 猫が好きな人 neko ga sukina hito [The person who likes cats] あそこで写真をとっている人 asoko de shashin o totteiru hito [The person who is taking a photo over there] 毎日運動をする人 mainichi undou suru hito [The person who exercises every day] タバコを吸わない人 tabako o suwanai hito [The person who doesn’t smoke tobacco] 去年結婚した人 kyonen kekkon shita hito [The person who got married last year] =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/16/20228 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 67 - How to say " when, if " ( Plain Style / Adjectives / Noun + to)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDyv7ohagcs&t=47s Verb (Dictionary-form) と、 Sentence 2 い-Adj (~い) と、 Sentence 2 な-Adj だ と、 Sentence 2 Noun だ と、 Sentence 2 Verb (ない-form) と、 Sentence 2 い-Adj (~い) くない と、 Sentence 2 な-Adj でない と、 Sentence 2 Noun でない と、 Sentence 2 と (to) sentence expresses Sentence 2 inevitably as a result of Sentence 1. It means whenever the condition in Sentence 1 is set, result in Sentence 2 will always happen. Therefore expressions used in Sentence 2 are natural and predictable events/states or unavoidable facts. Based on the above 'rules', と (to) sentence is mainly used in the following 3 types of sentences... 1. Nature-related Fact 2. Use of Machine 3. Give Direction 春になると、桜が咲きます。 haru ni naru to, sakura ga sakimasu If Spring comes, the cherry blossom will bloom. 暑いと、喉が渇きます。 atsui to, nodo ga kawakimasu If the weather is hot, you will get thirsty. 電気をつけると、明るくなります。 denki wo tsukeru to, akaruku narimasu If you turn on the light, it will become brighter. 静かだと、よく寝ることができます。 shizuka da to, yoku nemuremasu If it's quiet, you can sleep well. 夜電気をつけないと、暗いです。 yoru denki wo tsukenai to, kurai desu If you don't turn on the light in the night, it's dark here. 静かでないと、よく眠れません。 shizuka denai to, yoku nemuremasen If it's not quiet, you cannot sleep well. If you don't turn on the light in the night, it's dark here. このボタンを押すと、切符が出ます。 kono botan wo osu to, kippu ga demasu If you press this button, a ticket will come out. まっすぐ行くと、右に病院があります。 massugu iku to, migi ni byouin ga arimasu If you go straight, you will find the hospital on the right. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/16/202210 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 66 - How to say " when; at this time " ( Plain Style / Adjectives / Noun + toki)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fhhp6L5voA 時 【とき】(toki) means " when; at this time ". とき (toki) connects two sentences and expresses the time when the state or action described in the main sentence takes place. Verb dict-form とき(toki) Verb ない-form とき(toki) Verb た-form とき(toki) い-adjective とき(toki) な-adjective + な とき(na toki) Noun + の とき(no toki) 私はテレビを見るときコーヒを飲みます。 Watashiwa terebi wo miru toki kohi wo nomimasu. When I watch TV, I drink a coffee. わからないとき、先生に聞いてください。 wakaranai toki, sensei ni kiitekudasai If you don't understand, please ask the teacher. 日本に旅行した時、桜を見ました。 Nihon ni ryokou shita toki, sakura o mimashita. When I went to Japan, I saw the cherry blossoms. 小さいとき、東京に住んでいました。 Chiisai toki, Tokyo ni sundeimashita When I was small, I lived in Tokyo. ひまな時、来てください。 Hima na toki, kite kudasai. When you are free, please come over. 大学生の時、よく勉強しました。 Daigakusei no toki yoku benkyou shimashita. When I was in University, I studied a lot. It can be used in both present and past tense. Sentence A + toki + Sentence B Verb dict-form とき(toki): Action in the sentence B occurs before the action in the sentence A. Verb dict-form とき(toki): After the action in sentence A occurs,  sentence B occurs. But if you use the past tense in the main sentence 東京から大阪に行く時、このかばんを買いました。 Tokyo ni Osaka ni iku toki, kono kaban o kaimashita. When I went to Tokyo from Osaka, I bought this bag (in Tokyo). 東京から大阪に行ったとき、このかばんを買いました。 Tokyo ni Osaka ni itta toki, kono kaban o kaimashita (in Osaka). When I went to Tokyo from Osaka, I bought this bag. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/9/202210 minutes, 37 seconds
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COVID-19 situation in Japan

Like many countries,the coronavirus is the topic on everyone’s. In this episode I had my friend Aska-san to talk about current COVID-19 situation in Japan! コロナウイルスと戦うために、みんなで頑張りましょう!! コロナウイルスとたたかうために、みんなでがんばりましょう!! korona wirusu to tatakau tame ni, minna de ganbarimashou! 戦う(たたかう) tatakau : to fight 〜ために tameni : in order to みんな minnna : everyone 頑張る(がんばる) ganbaru : to hang in there In order to fight against the Coronavirus, let's hang in there together!! ================================================================= Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei =================================================================
1/3/20228 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 65 - How to say " maybe, probably, might ..." ( "Plain Style" + deshou)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU7HCywOMTM&t=164s Using deshou (でしょう) at the end of a sentence means that something will probably happen or that it seems like it will happen. The level of certainty in that “might” is probably around 80-90%  This means that the probability of accuracy is a more than a kamoshiremasen sentence. でしょう (deshou) is commonly used when we talk about the weather in Japanese.  verbs { 食べる / 食べた }  でしょう。 { taberu / tabeta } deshou. (someone will probably eat / probably ate) i-adjectives { 高い / 高かった }  でしょう。 { takai / takakatta } deshou. (something is / was probably expensive) na-adjectives { 静か / 静かだった }  でしょう。 { shizuka / shizuka datta } deshou. (something is / was probably quiet) nouns { 学生 / 学生だった }  でしょう。 { gakusei / gakusei datta } deshou. (someone is / was probably a student) 雨が降るでしょう。 ame ga furu deshou. (it will probably rain) 明日は晴れるでしょう。 Ashita wa hareru deshou. (It will probably be sunny tomorrow) 彼女は 綺麗でしょう。 kanojyo wa kirei deshou (I assume she is beautiful.) 今夜は風が強いでしょう。 Kon’ya wa kaze ga tsuyoideshou. (The wind will be strong tonight.) あの人は田中さんでしょう。 Ano hito wa Tanaka-sandeshou. (I guess that person is Ms. Tanaka.) When でしょう (deshou) is used to guess or predict something, it can take on the form of a question because it naturally seeks confirmation to something with a bit of uncertainty. 今日は木曜日でしょう。 kyo wa mokuyoubi deshou? (Today is Thursday, isn’t it?) 眠いでしょう。 nemui deshou? (You’re sleepy, aren’t you?) どう?美味しいでしょう? dou? oishii deshou? (How are they? They're good,  isn’t it?) You can use the more casual だろう(darou) if you’re talking with people you are close with (friends, family, close co-workers, etc.) 雨が降るだろう。 ame ga furu darou. (it will probably rain) 眠いだろう。 nemui darou? (You’re sleepy, aren’t you?) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
1/2/20226 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 64 - How to say " maybe, probably, might ..." ( "Plain Style" + kamoshiremasen)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU7HCywOMTM&t=164s In English, this word means “perhaps” or “might.” You can use it with verbs, adjectives, or nouns. Verb in plain form (present or past tense) + かもしれません (kamoshiremasen) I-Adjective in plan form (present or past tense) + かもしれません (kamoshiremasen) Na-adjectives in plain form (without na) (present or past tense) + かもしれません (kamoshiremasen) Noun + かもしれません (kamoshiremasen) The level of certainty in that “might” is probably hovering around 50% (though no one’s keeping track).  This means that the probability of accuracy is a little less than a darou sentence and a lot less than a ni chigainai sentence. verbs { 食べる / 食べた }  かもしれません { taberu / tabeta } kamoshiremasen. (someone might eat / might have eaten) i-adjectives { 高い / 高かった }  かもしれません { takai / takakatta }kamoshiremasen. (something might be / might have been high) na-adjectives { 静か / 静かだった }  かもしれません { shizuka / shizuka datta } kamoshiremasen. (something might be quiet / might have been quiet) nouns { 学生 / 学生だった }  かもしれません { gakusei / gakusei datta } kamoshiremasen. (someone might be a student / might have been a student) 明日は雨がふるかもしれません。 Ashita wa ame ga furu kamoshiremasen. (It might rain tomorrow.) 今日は雨が降らないかもしれません。 Kyo wa ame ga furanai kamoshiremasen. (Perhaps it will not rain today.) 昨日彼は休んだかもしれません。 Kinou kare wa yasunda kamoshiremasen. (He might have taken some time off yesterday.) 昨日彼は休まなかったかもしれません。 Kinou kare wa yasumanakatta kamoshiremasen. (He might not have taken some time off yesterday.) テストは難しいかもしれません。 Testuto wa muzukashii kamoshiremasen. (The test might be hard.) テストは難しくないかもしれません。 Testuto wa muzukashikunai kamoshiremasen. (The test might not be hard.) 昨日は天気がよかったかもしれません。 Kinou wa tenki ga yokatta kamoshiremasen. (The weather might have been good yesterday.) 昨日は天気がよくなかったかもしれません。 Kinou wa tenki ga yokunakatta kamoshiremasen. (The weather might not have been good yesterday.) 京都の桜はきれいかもしれません。 Kyouto no sakura wa kirei kamoshiremasen. (The cherry blossoms in Kyoto might be beautiful.) 京都の桜はきれいではないかもしれません。 Kyouto no sakura wa kirei dewanai kamoshiremasen. (The cherry blossoms in Kyoto might not be beautiful.) 彼女は学生だったかもしれません。 Kanojyo wa gakusei datta kamoshiremasen. (She might have been a student.) 彼女は学生ではなかったかもしれません Kanojyo wa gakusei datta kamoshiremasen) (She might was not a student.) However, you can use the more casual かもしれない (kamoshirenai) or the very casual かも (kamo) if you’re talking with people you are close with (friends, family, close co-workers, etc.) 明日は雨がふるかもしれない Ashita wa ame ga furu kamoshirenai. (It might rain tomorrow.) 明日は雨がふるかも。 Ashita wa ame ga furu kamo. (It might rain tomorrow.) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
12/30/20218 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 63 - How to say " I say that..." "Plain Style" + to iimasu

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Io9VkhF7Q&t=254s 言います is used to report or quote speech, the particle と is placed before 言います。 ~と言う (to iu) is the form you use to directly or indirectly quote what someone has said. と is a quotation marker that can also be used with other verbs like 聞く (to hear)、伝える (to convey)、思う (to think), etc. 言う means to say. Plain form + to iimasu (he) says that... (people) says that... 彼は明日学校に行くと言いました。 kare wa ashita gakkou ni iku to iimashita. He said he will go to school tomorrow. 彼は明日学校に行かないと言いました。  kare wa ashita gakkou ni ikanai to iimashita. He said he won't go to school tomorrow. 彼は昨日学校に行ったと言いました。 kare wa kinou gakkou ni itta to iimashita. He said he went to school yesterday. 彼は昨日学校に行かなかったと言いました。  kare wa kinou gakkou ni ikanakatta to iimashita. He said he did not go to school yesterday. 彼はこの映画はおもしろいと言いました。 kare wa kono eiga wa omoshiroi to iimashita. He said this movie is interesting. 彼はこの映画はおもしろくないと言いました。 kare wa kono eiga wa omoshirokunai to iimashita. He said this movie is not interesting. 彼は昨日寒かったと言いました。 kare wa kinou samukatta to iimashita. He said yesterday was cold. 彼は昨日寒くなかったと言いました。 kare wa kinou samukunakatta to iimashita. He said yesterday was not cold. 彼は野菜が好きだと言いました。 kare wa yasai ga suki da to iimashita. He said he likes vegetables. 彼は野菜が好きではないと言いました。 kare wa yasai ga suki dewa nai to iimashita. He said he doesn't like vegetables. 彼は昨日暇だったと言いました。 kare wa kinou hima datta to iimashita. He said he was free yesterday. 彼は昨日暇ではなかったと言いました。 kare wa kinou hima dewanakatta to iimashita. He said he was not free yesterday. 彼は明日学校は休みだと言いました。 kare wa ashita gakkou wa yasumi da to iimashita. He said school will be closed tomorrow. 彼は明日学校は休みではないと言いました。 kare wa ashita gakkou wa yasumi dewanai to iimashita. He said school won't be closed tomorrow. 彼は昨日学校は休みだったと言いました。 kare wa kinou gakkou wa yasumi datta to iimashita. He said school was closed yesterday. 彼は昨日学校は休みではなかったと言いました。 kare wa kinou gakkou wa yasumi dewa nakatta to iimashita. He said school was not closed yesterday. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
12/28/20218 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 62 - How to say " I think that..." "Plain Style" + to omoimasu

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDs87u2ihmo&t=550s “I think” in Japanese using 〜と思います (~to omoimasu). The subject of the sentence (the speaker) is often omitted. In other words, you don’t need to say “I” think, because it is obvious from the context. In the case that the subject is not “I” you must use 〜と思っています (to omotteimasu) instead of 〜と思います (~to omoimasu) because it is expressing what another person (might be) thinking. 明日は休みです (ashita wa yasumi desu) means “tomorrow is a holiday.” The plain form of the sentence is 明日は休みだ (ashita wa yasumi da). The second step is to add 〜と思います (~to omoimasu) to the end of the sentence. The result is an “I think” statement: 明日は休みだと思います (Ashita wa yasumi da to omoimasu) – I think tomorrow is a holiday. 明日は休みだと思います。 ashita wa yasumi da to omoimasu. I think tomorrow is a holiday. 明日は休みではないと思います。 ashita wa yasumi da to omoimasu. I think tomorrow is not a holiday. 昨日は休みだったと思います。 kinou wa yasumi datta to omoimasu. I think yesterday was a holiday. 昨日は休みではなかったと思います。 kinou wa yasumi dewa nakatta to omoimasu. I think yesterday was not a holiday. 先生はとても親切です (sensei wa totemo shinsetsu desu) means “My teacher is very kind.” To change to an “I think” statement, first change です (desu) to だ (da). The result is an “I think” statement: 先生はとても親切だと思います (Sensei wa totemo shinsetsu da to omoimasu) – I think my teacher is very kind. 先生は親切だと思います。 Sensei wa shinsetsu da to omoimasu I think my teacher is kind. 先生は親切ではない思います。 Sensei wa shinsetsu dewanai to omoimasu I think my teacher is not kind. 昨日彼は元気だったと思います。 kinou kare wa genki datta to omoimasu. I think he was fine yesterday. 昨日彼は元気ではなかったと思います。 kinou kare wa genki dewanakatta to omoimasu. I think he was not fine yesterday. 猫は可愛いです (neko wa kawaii desu) means “Cats are cute.” The result is an “I think” statement: 猫は可愛いと思います (Neko wa kawaii to omoimasu) – I think cats are cute. 猫は可愛いと思います。 Neko wa kawaii to omoimasu I think cats are cute. 猫は可愛くないと思います。 Neko wa kawaikunai to omoimasu I think cats are not cute. 昨日は寒かったと思います。  kinou wa samukatta to omoimasu I think yesterday was cold. 昨日は寒くなかったと思います。  kinou wa samukunakatta to omoimasu I think yesterday was not cold. 今日は雨が降ると思います。 kyou wa ame ga furu to omoimasu. I think it will rain today 彼はうちにいると思います。 kare wa uchi ni iru to omoimasu. I think he is at home. 彼はお金が無いと思います。 kare wa okane ga nai to omoimasu I think he doesn't have money 彼女は東京へ行ったと思います。 kanojyo wa tokyo e itta to omoimasu. I think she went to Tokyo. 彼女は昨日ここに来なかったと思います。 kanojyo wa kinou koko ni konakatta to omoimasu. I think she didn't come here yesterday. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
12/21/202110 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 61 - How to make adectives and noun into "Plain Style" (Futsuu kei)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb8OEL0ciWQ&t=15s 【い Adjective】 Present Affirmative: い-Adjective {~い} Present Negative: い-Adjective {~い} くない Past Affirmative: い-Adjective {~い} かった Past Negative: い-Adjective {~い} くなかった ながい (nagai) なが くない (nagakunai) なが かった (nagakatta) なが くなかった (nagakunakatta) いい (ii) 良くない (yokunai) 良かった (yokatta) 良くなかった (yokunakatta) 【な Adjective】 Present Affirmative: な-Adjective だ Present Negative: な-Adjective ではない Past Affirmative: な-Adjective だった Past Negative: な-Adjective ではなかった しずか だ (shizuka da) しずか ではない (shizuka dewanai) しずか だった (shizuka datta) しずか ではなかった (shizuka dewanakatta) 【Noun】 Present Affirmative: Noun だ Present Negative: Noun ではない Past Affirmative: Noun だった Past Negative: Noun ではなかった あめ だ (ame da) あめ ではない (ame dewanai) あめ だった (ame datta) あめ ではなかった (ame dewanakatta) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
12/8/20219 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 60 - How to make verb into "Plain Style" (Futsuu kei)

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12/3/20219 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 59 - "Ta form" ato de (how to say " after doing... " in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LEBMxCRJt4 ★verb (ta-form) +あとで(ato de)★ あとで (ato de)means “after doing”.  To express that something happens after something else, we should use the past (ta-form) of a verb followed by あとで (ato de).   昼ごはんの後で友達とお茶を飲みました。 I drank tea with my friends after having lunch. Hirugohan no ato de tomodachi to ocha o nomimashita. 授業の後で映画に行きませんか? Won’t you go to the movies with me after class is over? jugyou no ato de eiga ni ikimasen ka. 薬を飲んだ後で、一時間寝ました。 I slept for about an hour after taking the medicine. Kusuri o nonda ato de, ichijikan nemashita. 私は宿題をした後でテレビを見ます。 Watashi wa shukudai o shita ato de terebi o mimasu. After doing my homework, I’ll watch TV 子供が寝た後で、映画を見みました kodomo ga neta ato ni, eiga o mimashita I watched a movie right after my child went to bed. たあとで also have the nuance of emphasising the fact that action B takes place after A (and not before). It’s good to remember that this grammar point uses the た form, which is the past tense in plain form. ほんをよんだあとで、ねました  hon wo yonda atode, nemashita. I went to bed after reading a book (but between reading and going to bed I did other things, eg. brushed my teeth) てから is used when the second action (B) is going to happen straight after the first (A). In a lot of A てから B sentences, action B is only possible after completing action A. For that reason, it is useful when you want to express actions that take place in a specific order, such as in your daily routine. ほんをよんでから、ねました hon o yonde kara nemashita I went to bed after reading a book =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/27/20217 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 58 - "Ta form" hou ga ii desu (how to say " it would be better to (do), you had better (do)" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ6Gcj0CrhY&t=444s ★verb (ta-form) + ほうがいい(hou ga ii)★  it would be better to (do), you had better (do) “it is better (for you) to do…” is a sentence-final expression that can be used to give advice. It implies that if you do not follow the advice, danger or a problem will result. It refers to something very specific.  運動したほうがいいです! Undou shita hou ga ii desu! Why don’t you exercise (It’s better to exercise)!    When giving advice, it’s also common to add ね (ne) or よ (yo) at the end of the sentence. Adding ne softens the blow a bit, and adding yo makes it a bit more forceful (as if this person needs a bit more of a push in the right direction). 運動したほうがいいね! Undou shita hou ga ii ne! Why don’t you exercise! (Nuance: Have you tried that yet?)   運動したほうがいいよ! Undou shita hou ga ii yo! Why don’t you exercise! (Nuance: You need to hop to! Chop-chop!) 毎日三時間勉強したほうがいいよ。 Mai-nichi san jikan benkyou shita hou ga ii yo. Study three hours a day (You had better study three hours every day). 病院に行ったほうがいいですね。 Byouin ni itta hou ga ii desu ne. You should go to the hospital (You had better go to the hospital). もっとやさいをたべたほうがいいです。 motto yasai o tabeta hou ga ii desu.    You’d better eat more vegetables. ★(nai-form) + ほうがいいです (hou ga ii desu)★ タバコを吸わないほうがいいね。 tabako wo suwanai hou ga ii ne. You shouldn’t smoke. コーヒーを飲まないほうがいい。 Kōhī o nomanai hō ga ī. You had better not drink coffee. ご飯を食べてからすぐ泳がないほうがいいですよ。 gohan o tabete kara sugu oyoganai hou ga ii desu yo. You shouldn’t swim immediately after eating.  =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/25/20217 minutes
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Episode 57 - "Ta form" koto ga arimasu (how to say "I have the experience of ... ing" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tk__BIRstw&t=12s ★verb (ta-form) + ことがあります (koto ga arimasu)★ To talk about a past experience, we can use the past form a verb (also known as ta-form) followed by ことがあります (koto ga arimasu).  This is a way to express that you “have done something before”.   verb (ta-form) + ことがあります (koto ga arimasu) 日本の映画を見たことがあります。 nihon no eiga o mita koto ga arimasu (I have been watched Japanese movie) ことがある (koto ga aru) is extremely useful for beginners who are trying to take that first step into Japanese conversation.  After all, talking about your experiences with each other may only be a few steps past hajimemashite (nice to meet you).  You only need a limited vocabulary to play around with this phrase, and it’s a great way to practice conjugating verbs to the past tense.  Asking someone about their own experiences is as simple as adding the question particle か (ka) at the end: 日本の映画を見たことがありますか nihon no eiga o mita koto ga arimasu ka? (Have you watched Japanese movie?) 日本行ったことがありますか。 Nihon ni itta koto ga arimasu ka? (Have you ever been to Japan?) 私は京都に行ったことがあります。 Watashi wa Kyouto ni itta koto ga arimasu. (I have been to Kyoto before.) 刺身を食べたことがあります。 sashimi wo tabeta koto ga arimasu. (I have eaten sashimi before) 富士山に登ったことがありません。 fujisan ni nobotta koto ga arimasen. (I have not climed Mount Fuji before.) カラオケで歌ったことがないです。 Karaoke de utatta koto ga nai desu. (I have never sung Karaoke before.) 新幹線に のった こと が ありますか。 shinkansen ni notta koto ga arimasu ka (Have you ever taken a bullet train?) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/20/20217 minutes, 29 seconds
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Let's learn Hokkaido Dialect (Hokkaido-ben) !!

Even fluent speakers of standard Japanese scratch their heads a little when they come to Hokkaido and hear phrases they have never encountered before in their lives, like namara and shitakke. These words are part of the main dialect spoken in Hokkaido, known as Hokkaido-ben. In this episode I had my friend Nori-chan to talk about Hokaido ben! Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei
11/14/20217 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 56 - How to make "Ta form (Ta kei)"

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmhji2HdzVE&t=182s   ★"Ta Form"★ When you conjugate verbs into the ta-form, you can utilize the conjugation rule of the te-form. Just like the te-form ends with て, the ta-form works the same as the te-form, but ends with た. Let’s check the conjugation rule. au 会う → atta 会った tatsu 立つ → tatta 立った waru 割る → watta 割った utsusu 写す → utsushita 写した kaku 書く → kaita 書いた oyogu 泳ぐ → oyoida 泳いだ shinu 死ぬ → shinda 死んだ manabu 学ぶ → mananda 学んだ yasumu 休む → yasunda 休んだ taberu 食べる → tabeta 食べた okiru 起きる → okita 起きた tojiru 閉じる → tojita 閉じた iku 行く → itta 行った kuru 来る(くる)  →  kita 来た(きた)  suru する → shita した =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/14/20215 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 55 - "Dictionary Form" + mae ni (how to say "before doing" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fisUab1JTSE&t=68s  ★"Dictionary Form" + mae ni★ まえに (mae ni) means “before” and “in front of”.  To express that something happens before something else, we should use the dictionary form of a verb followed by まえに (mae ni) Verbs: Verb (Dictionary Form) + まえに (mae ni) Nouns: Noun + の + まえに (mae ni) Speak 話す (hanasu) 話します Write 書く (kaku) 書きます Swim 泳ぐ (oyogu) 泳ぎます Read 読む (yomu) 読みます Play 遊ぶ (asobu) 遊びます Rise 立つ (OKtsu) 立ちます Die 死ぬ (shinaked) 死にます Sing 歌う (utau) 歌います にほんへいくまえににほんごをべんきょうしました。 nihon e iku mae ni nihongo o benkyou shimashita. (I studied Japanese before coming to Japan.) かのじょはしけんのまえにえいがをみにいきました。 kanojo wa shiken no mae ni eiga o mini ikimashita. (Before the exam, she went to watch a movie.) ねるまえにおんがくをききましょう。 neru maeni ongaku o kikimashou Let's listen to musik before going to bed. てれびをみるまえにべんきょうしてください。 terebi o miru maeni benkyou shitekudasai Please study before watching TV. でんしゃにのるまえにきっぷをかってもいいですか? densha ni noru maeni kippu o kattemo iidesuka? May I buy a ticket before taking a train? おおさかにひっこしするまえにとうきょうにすんでいました。 Oosaka ni hikkoshisuru maeni, Tokyo ni sunde imashita. I lived in Tokyou before moving to Osaka. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/7/20218 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 54 - "Dictionary Form" + koto ga dekimasu (how to say "can, cannot" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fekfO6R07mA&t=211s ★Verb Plain Form + koto ga dekimasu★ This means you have to add plain form of verb before the “koto ga dekimasu” form. In Japanese language, it is possible to express ability and possibility with こと が できます (koto ga dekimasu) form. こと が できます (koto ga dekimasu) is polite form of こと が できる (koto ga dekiru). When you want to say your ability or possibility to do something, you can express it using こと が できます (koto ga dekimasu) form. I can speak English. Watashi wa eigo wo hanasu koto ga dekiru. 私は英語を話すことがでます。 I can ride a bike. Watashi wa jitensha ni noru koto ga dekimasu. 私は自転車に乗ることができます。 I was able to take a photo. Watashi wa shashin wo toru koto ga dekita. 私は写真を撮ることができます。 I cannot speak Japanese. Watashi wa nihongo wo hanasu koto ga dekinai. 私は日本語が話すことができません。 I cannot drive a car. Watashi wa kuruma wo untensuru koto ga dekimasen. 私は車を運転することができません。 I was not able to swim. Watashi waoyogukotoga dekinakatta. 私は泳ぐことができませんでした。 Mika can make various countries dish. ミカさん は いろいろな くに の りょうり を つくる ことができます。 Mika-san wa iru iru na kuni no ryouri wo tsukuru koto ga dekimasu. Expressing ability to make various dishes.  Around how many meters can you swim? なん メートル ぐらい およぐ ことができます か? Nan meetoru gurai oyogu koto ga dekimasu ka? Questioning about the ability of the swimming length. You can visit here from 10am. ここ は あさ 10じ から けんがく する ことができます。 Koko wa asa 10-ji kara kengaku suru koto ga dekimasu. Expressing about, from when it is possible to visit the area. I cannot memorize kanji. かんじ を おぼえる ことができません。 Nakanaka kanji wo oboeru koto ga dekimasen. Expressing about, inability/not possible to memorize kanji. I can speak in Japanese.  わたし は にほんご を はなす ことができます。 Watashi wa nihongo wo hanasu koto ga dekimasu. Expressing about, ability of speaking Japanese as a foreigner. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/3/20218 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 53 - How to make "Dictionary form (Jisho kei)"

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYYDWdv2VWI Verbs る-form in Japanese are divided into 3 groups Group 1: Verbs ending in う あう あいます To meet いく いきます To go およぐ およぎます To swim おす おします To push あそぶ あそびます To play のむ のみます To drink まつ まちます To wait うる うります To sell Group 2: Verbs ending in る Verbs that end in る but are preceded by /a/, /u/, /i/ or /o/ sounds belong to group 1 verbs. Example: おわる  (owaru): to finish, つくる(tsukuru) : to create; きる (kiru): to cut, etc. Verbs that end in る but are preceded by /e/ sound belong to group 2 verbs. For example: たべる(taberu): to eat, おぼえる  (oboeru): to remember. Exception: かえる (kaeru): to return, to go home (ends with “eru” but is a verb of group 1) In addition, some group 2 verbs in Japanese are irregular verbs. They that end in “iru” are group 2 verbs such as: おきる (okiru): wake up, あびる (abiru): take a bath. あける あけます To open おきる おきます To get up Group 3: Only 2 words する and くる くる きます To come しごと(を)する しごと(を)します To work でんわ(を)する でんわ(を)します To call =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
11/2/20215 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 52 - "Nai form" nakutemo ii desu (how to say "don't have to" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YaNhJQzGA&t=44s ★なくてもいいです nakute mo ii desu★  It’s fine not to do something (do not have to do) Meaning: don’t have to; there’s no need to あなたは掃除しなくていいです。 Anata wa souji shinakute ī desu. You don’t have to clean up. あなたはこの本を借りなくていいです。 Anata wa kono hon o karinakutemo ii desu. You don’t have to borrow this book. これは書かなくてもいいですか。 Kore wa kakanakutemo ii desu ka. Is it all right if I don’t write this? 急いでしなくてもよかったです。 Isoide shinakutemo yokatta desu. You didn't have to do it quickly. 今日は学校に来なくてもよかったですよ。 Kyou wa gakkou ni konakutemo yokatta desu yo. You didn't have to come to school today. Q : Bōshi o (kaburu)kaburanakereba narimasen ka? A : Hai, bōshi o kaburanakereba narimasen (Positive Answer) A : Iie, bōshi o kaburanakute mo ii desu (Negative Answer) Q : Kimono o (kiru)kinakute mo ii desu ka? A : Hai, Kimono o kinakute mo ii desu (Positive Answer) A : Iie, Kimono o kinakereba narimasen (Negative Answer) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
10/31/20217 minutes, 6 seconds
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What is the impression of Japan from an exchange student point of view?

What is it like to be a university student in Japan? In this episode I had my friend Jeffrey-san to talk about what it's like to work in Japan as a foreigner. Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei
10/23/202110 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 51 - "Nai form" nakereba narimasen/nakereba ikemasen/naito ikemasen (how to say "must/ have to" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd63qJSl6ko&t=498s ★ないform なければなりません/なければいけません/ないといけません★ ・Verb (ない-form ない) ければなりません Verb (nai-form nai) nakereba narimasen You have to do ~/You must do ~ ・nakereba ikemasen (~なければいけません) ・nai to ikemasen (~ないといけません) 早くおきなければいけません。 hayaku okinakereba ikemasen You have to get up early. 学校へ行かなければいけません。 gakkou e ikanakereba ikemasen You have to go to school. 宿題をしなければいけません。 shukudai wo shinakereba ikemasen You have to do homework. 薬を飲まなければいけません。 kusuri wo nomanakereba ikemasen You have to take the medicine. 母を手伝わなければいけません。 haha o tetsudawanakerebaikemasen I have to help my mom. 11時前に寝なければなければいけません。 11ji mae ni nanakereba ikemasen. I have to sleep by 11pm  タバコを辞めないといけません。 tabako o yamenakereba ikemasen I need to quit smoking. 試験がありますから、頑張らないといけません shiken ga arimaseu kara, ganbara naito ikemasen Because I have an exam, I must work hard =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
10/16/20219 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 50 - "Nai form" + dekudasai (how to say "please don't" in Japanese)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXHXZ8Lf3do&t=9s ★ないform+でください★ ないでください (naide kudasai). Meaning: please don’t do. This is used after a verb to request to the listener to not do something. You can remove the ください (kudasai), to just say ないで (naide), which is more casual. 心配しないでください shinpaishinaidekudasai (please don’t worry) 話さないでください hanasanaidekudasai (please don't speak) 遊ばないでください asobanaidekudasai (please don't play) 写真を撮らないでください。 shashin o toranaide kudasai. (please don’t take a picture) 学校でタバコを吸わないでください。 Gakkou de tabako o suwanaide kudasai. (please do not smoke in the school.) 家の前に駐車しないでください。 Ie no mae ni chūsha shinaide kudasai. (please do not park in front of the house) すみません。かばんをこちらに置かないでくだい。あちらに置いてください。 Sumimasen. kaban wa kochira ni okanaide kudai. Asoko ni oite kudasai. (I’m sorry, but please do not leave your bag here. Please put it there.) パソコンを使っています。スイッチを切らないでください。 Pasokon o tsukatteimasu. Suitchi o kiranaide kudasai. (I’m using a computer. Please do not switch off.) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
10/14/20218 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 49 - How to make " nai form"

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eVw4T67TDE&t=334s ★Rules for Changing dictionary-form to nai-form★ For this section you will learn how to change dictionary-form (Plain Present Affirmation) to nai-form (Plain Present Negative). The following are the rules for the 3 groups of Japanese verbs. Group 1 Verbs To change group 1 verbs from dictionary-form to nai-form, change the u-sound to a-sound in the last word. After that append ない (nai) to the changed words and you will get the nai-form of the verb. For example, this group 1 Japanese verb かく (kaku) ends up with く (ku). If you change the u-sound to a-sound, く (ku) becomes か (ka). Adding ない (nai) at the end, you will get かかない (kakanai). Exception: まちますmachimasuまたない matanai はなしますhanashimasu はなさないhanasanai かいますkaimasu かわないkawanai Group 2 Verbs Group 2 verbs are much simpler. You just need to change る (ru) to ない (nai) and you will get the nai-form Japanese verbs. Group 3 Verbs Group 3 verbs are irregular verbs. You just need to memorize them. The nai-form of くる (kuru) is こない (konai) and the nai-form of する (suru) is しない (shinai). In summary, the following diagram shows the rules when changing dictionary-form to nai-form for Japanese verbs. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
10/9/20216 minutes, 37 seconds
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What it's like to work in Japan as a foreigner?

Long hours, unpaid overtime, traditional working culture and hierarchical structures – these are some of the things that often come to mind when people think about working in Japan. In this episode I had my friend Taka-san to talk about what it's like to work in Japan as a foreigner. Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei
10/3/202117 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 48 - After doing... (te form + kara)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q_DBCdIVmk&t=265s ★て-form+から★ から (kara) can be attached to the te-form of a verb in Japanese, becoming ~てから (~te kara).  This is similar to “after doing (verb)…” しゅくだいをしてからテレビをみました。 shukudai o shite kara terebi o mimashita. (After doing my homework, I watched TV.) ごはんをたべてからいえにかえりました。 gohan o tabete kara ie ni kaermashita. (After eating, return home.) うちにかえってからケーキをたべましょう uchi ni kaette kara keeki o tabemashou Let’s eat the cake as soon as we get back home! くにへかえってから、だいがくにいきます。 Kuni e kaette kara, daigaku ni ikimasu. I will go to a university after returning to my country. えいがをみてから、ともだちにあいます。 Eiga o mite kara, tomodachi ni aimasu. I will meet my friend after I watch a movie =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
9/29/20215 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 47 - Sequential actions and adjectives (te form, -kute, -de)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpYYT23V2Qw&t=386s ★て-form、★ The te-form allows you to combine two verbs or more and express sequence of actions or states. You can consider the te-form in this context as “and” or “then.” 日曜日は友達に会って、映画を見て、レストランでビールを飲みました。 nichiyōbi wa tomodachi ni atte, eiga o mite, resutoran de bi-ru o nomimashita. On Sunday I met my friends, watched a movie and drank beer at a restaurant. 明日は日本語の勉強をして、学校でバレーボールをします。 ashita wa nihongo no benkyō o shite, gakkō de bare-bo-ru o shimasu. Tomorrow I will study Japanese and play volleyball at school. You can also conjugate i-adjectives and nouns into the te-form and combine them. Regarding the conjugation, you just add で after nouns and na-adjectives. Combinations between adjectives or nouns and verbs are applicable as the third example shows. 彼女は頭がよくて、可愛いです。 kanojo wa atama ga yokute, kawaii desu. She is smart and cute. 彼はハンサムで親切です。 kare wa hansamu de shinsetsu desu. He is handsome and kind. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
9/10/20218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Let's learn Kansai Dialect (Kansai-ben) !!

Kansai is the region in the southern center of the mainland (Honshuu) of Japan that includes prefectures; Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara, Shiga and Wakayama Prefecture. The area is also called Kinki region, but when we talk about their dialect, we only say 関西弁(かんさいべん/Kansai Dialect)instead of Kinki dialect. In this episode I had my friend Shin-chan to talk about Kansai ben!  Check out my Youtube Channel! www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? www.patreon.com/maasasensei
9/5/202118 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 46 - Repeated actions or resultant states (te form+imasu)

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9ZH6EcGzeY&t=32s ★て-form + います(te form+imasu)★ You can use the same conjugations when expressing repeated actions or resultant states with て-form + います(te form+imasu). These verbs describe an activity which happens in an instant, as opposed to "for a duration of time". Inevitably, it means, the action causes a chaますnge in the status of someone, something or the situation after it. We will cal these verbs ecpressing actions for change. 私は日本語学校に行っています。 Watashi wa nihongo gakkō ni itteimasu. I go to a Japanese language school. 私は日本語学校に行っていました。 Watashi wa nihongo gakkō ni itteimashita. I went to a Japanese language school. 私は日本語学校に行っていません。 Watashi wa nihongo gakkō ni itteimasen. I don’t go to a Japanese language school. 私は日本語学校に行っていませんでした。 Watashi wa nihongo gakkō ni itteimasendeshita. I didn’t go to a Japanese language school. 田中さんは結婚しています。 Tanaka san wa kekkon shiteimasu. Mr. Tanaka is married. 田中さんは結婚していました。 Tanaka san wa kekkon shiteimashita. Mr. Tanaka was married. 田中さんは結婚していません。 Tanaka san wa kekkon shiteimasen. Mr. Tanaka is not married. 田中さんは結婚していませんでした。 Tanaka san wa kekkon shiteimasendeshita. Mr. Tanaka was not married. 毎日日本語を勉強しています。 Mainichi nihongo o benkyou shiteimasu. I study Japanese everyday. 私は友達と学校に行っています。 Watashi wa tomodachi to gakkou ni itteimasu. I go to school with my friend. 私は日本に住んでいます。 Watashi wa nihon ni sundeimasu. I live in Japan. あの店で切手を売っています。 Ano mise de kitte o utteimasu. They sell stamps in that shop. 私はあの人を知っています。 Watashi wa ano hito o shitteimasu. I know that person. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
8/28/20218 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 45 - You can do… ; You may do... (te form + mo ii desu )

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9ZH6EcGzeY&t=32s ★Polite Form: (te-form verb) + もいいですか(mo ii desu ka)★ Meaning: You can do… ; You may do もいいですか (mo ii desu ka) is a polite way to ask permission.  It should always come after the te-form of a verb.  It is very similar to “Can I” or “May I” in English.   テレビをみてもいいですか Telebi wo mite mo ii desu ka (Can I watch television?) このほんをよんでもいいですか kono hon o yonde mo ii desu ka (Can I read this book?) チョコレートを食べてもいいですか chokoreeto o tabete mo ii desu ka (Can I eat these chocolates?) はい。チョコレートをたべてもいいです。 Hai.  chokoreeto o tabete mo iidesu. Yes.  You may eat the chocolates. いいえ。チョコレートをたべてはいけません。 Iie.  chokoreeto o tabete wa ikemasen. No.  You may not eat the chocolates. このケーキをたべてもいいですか kono keeki o tabete mo ii desu ka (Can I eat this cake?) みずをもらってもいいですか mizu o moratte mo ii desu ka (May I have some water?) はいってもいいですか Haitte mo ii desuka (Can I come in?) このほん、かりてもいい Kono hon, karite mo ii (Can I borrow this book?) まどをあけてもいいですか Mado o akete mo ii desu ka (May I open the window?) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
8/21/20217 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 44 - I'm doing ..., -ing form (te form + imasu )

- Check my video for more details! -      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdeszo3Ix3w&list=PLY94j5ZZrtXbS8jlLmf-SUSIR2ytwV1SF&index=23&t=486s The te-form of action verb + "imasu (iru)" If the verb indicates an action that can continue once started "to be -ing", such as "tabemasu" or "hanashimasu", it has the meaning above.  Thus, "tabeteiru"=I am eating.    Other verbs of this kind are "nomimasu, arukimasu, hashirimasu, utaimasu, oyogimasu, kakimasu, mimasu, tsukaimasu, tsukurimasu, yasumimasu, benkyoushimasu, aimasu". Drink coffee – Ko-hi- o nomimasu Drinking coffee – Ko-hi- o nonde imasu Drank coffee – Ko-hi- o nomimashita I am writing a letter to friend – Tomodachi ni tegami o (kaku)kaite imasu I am not writing postcard to friend – Tomodachi ni hagaki wa kaite imasen I am singing oddies – Mukashi no uta o (utau)utatte imasu I am not singing new song – Atarashii uta wa utatte imasen Q : What are you doing? – Nani o (suru)shite imasu ka? A : Swimming at the pool – Pu-ru de (oyogu)oyoide imasu The te-form of verb + "iru/ imasu" 1. A continuing action at a certain point in time (E.g. I am studying Japanese now.) 2. A state or condition that was created by a previous action or event and that is still maintained at a certain point in time. (E.g. I have been studied (or studying) Japanese for two years.) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
8/11/20217 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 43 - Please do ... (te form + kudasai )

- Check my video for more details! -    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdeszo3Ix3w&list=PLY94j5ZZrtXbS8jlLmf-SUSIR2ytwV1SF&index=23&t=486s - New words - ください (kudasai) is a way to request a favor in Japanese.  It is similar to “Please” in English.  When we use ください (kudasai), it is placed after the te-form of the verb.  It can also can also come after a noun: to go -- ikimasu -- itte kudasai (Please go) to come -- kimasu -- kite kudasai (Please come) to return -- kaerimasu -- kaette kudasai (Please return) to eat -- tabemasu -- tabete kudasai (Please eat) to drink -- nomimasu -- nonde kudasai (Please drink) to see -- mimasu -- mite kudasai (Please see) to listen -- kikimasu -- kiite kudasai (Please listen) to buy -- kaimasu -- katte kudasai (Please buy) to use -- tukaimasu -- tsukatte kudasai (Please use) to take -- torimasu -- totte kudasai (Please take) (te-form of a verb)+てください (noun)+ をください このかばんを持もってください。 kono kaban o motte kudasai. (Please carry this bag.) もって (motte) is the te-form of the verb もらう (morau), so we should place it before kudasai. そのかばんをください sono kaban o kudasai. (Can I have that bag, please?)   かばん (kaban) is a noun so we just connect it to kudasai with を. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
8/4/20219 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 42 - How to make "Te" form

- Check my video for more details! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31-dTOMmCK4&list=PLY94j5ZZrtXbS8jlLmf-SUSIR2ytwV1SF&index=22 - New words - The ~ te form is an important Japanese verb form to know. It does not indicate tense by itself, however, it combines with other verb forms to create other tenses. Additionally, it has many other unique usages, such as speaking in the present progressive, connecting successive verbs or asking for permission. い、ち、り、って/i, chi, ri, tte み、び、に、んで/mi, bi, ni, nde き、いて/ki, ite ぎ、いで/gi, ide し、して/shi, shite きます/ ki-masu → きて/ kite します/ shi-masu → して/ shite   Group 1 : most i-ending verbs (iki-masu, kaki-masu, ai-masu) Group 2 : all e-ending verbs (tabe-masu, ake-masu, de-masu) some i-ending verbs (mi-masu, i-masu, kari-masu) Group 3 : two verbs; shimasu and kimasu (to come) =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
8/2/20219 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 41 - How to say Anyone, Anything, Anywhere, Anytime

- New words - interrogative pronoun + (particle) + でも ( = demo): any ~ /whatever, whichever, whoever, where Noun + でも だれでも・Anyone なんでも・Anything どこでも・Anywhere いつでも・Anytime 1) わたしは なんでも たべます。(watashi wa nandemo tabemasu) = I eat anything/everything. 2) れいぞうこに なんでも ありますよ。(reizouko ni nandemo arimasuyo) = I have everything/many things in the refrigetator. 3) プレゼントは なんでも いいです。(purezento wa nandemo ii desu) = As for presents, anything is good for me. Q : What do you like in sports? – スポーツは何が好きですか?Supo-tsu wa nani ga suki desu ka? A : I like anything in sports – スポーツは何でも好きです。Supo-tsu wa nan demo suki desu Q : Where do you like to go this Saturday? – 土曜日、どこへいきたいですか?doyōbi, doko e ikitaidesu ka? A : Anywhere will do – どこでもいいです。Doko demo ii desu Q : When do you want to go to the sea? – いつ海へ行きたいですか?Itsu, umi e ikitaidesu ka? A : Anytime will do – いつでもいいです。 Istu demo ii desu Q : Who would you choose? – 誰を選びますか?Dare o erabimasu ka? A : Anybody – 誰でもいいです。Dare demo ii desu =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/29/20216 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 40 - How to say go to do, come to do, return to do (verb stem + ni ikimasu/kimasu/kaerimasu)

- New words - verb stem + に行きます(にいきます) - go to do It is a very useful expression which means 'go (in order to) do (something)'. It is very commonly used with the stem of the verb. よく映画を見に行きます。 yoku eiga o mi ni ikimasu. I often go to the movies. 彼は毎日川に泳ぎに行きます。 kare wa mainichigawa ni oyogi ni ikimasu.  He goes swimming in the river every day. 私は日本に勉強しに行きます。 watashi wa Nihon ni benkyōshi ni ikimasu. I am going to Japan to study. 私は街に誕生日プレゼントを買いに行きます。 watashi wa machi ni tanjōbi purezento o kai ni ikimasu.  I am going downtown to buy a birthday present. 私たちは今日日本料理を食べに行きます。 watashitachi wa kyō Nihon ryōri o tabe ni ikimasu.  We're going out for Japanese food tonight. 私は友達に会いに行きます。 watashi wa tomodachi ni ai ni ikimasu. I'm going to meet up with a friend. 私は国の家族に会いに帰ります。 watashi wa kuni no kazoku ni ai ni kuni e kaerimasu.  I go back to the country to see my family. 私は日本に勉強しに来ました。 watashi wa Nihon ni benkyōshi ni kimashita. I came to Japan to study. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/28/20217 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 39 - How to Say "Want" or "Desire (...tai desu)

- New words - When you desire or want something (noun), the expression used is "欲しい" or "ほしい" (hoshii). Watashi wa kuruma ga hoshii desu. 私は車が欲しいです。 --- I want a car. Watashi wa sono hon ga hoshii desu. 私はその本が欲しいです。 --- I want that book. Watashi wa nihonjin no tomodachi ga hoshii desu. 私は日本人の友達が欲しいです。 --- I want a Japanese friend. Watashi wa kamera ga hoshii desu. 私はカメラが欲しいです。 --- I want a camera. When you desire or want to do something (verb - since it's an action), the Japanese expression "verb {stem of masu-form} たい" (tai) is used. Nani ga tabetai desu ka. 何が食べたいですか。 --- What do you want to eat? Watashi wa kono eiga ga mitai desu. 私はこの映画がみたいです。 --- I want to watch this movie. Watashi wa amerika ni ikitai desu. 私はアメリカに行きたいです。 --- I want to go to America. Take note that this expression is only used for first person, so it's always "watashi wa Noun ga hoshii desu". However "watashi wa" is normally omitted as it's obvious that the speaker is talking as the first person. 田中さんは犬 が ほしいです。 X tanaka san wa inu ga hoshii desu X Meaning: Mr Tanaka wants a dog. X Note: This sentence is wrong because it's Mr Tanaka's desire =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/26/20216 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 38 - How to Express Comparison (the most..., the best...)

- New words - 【のなかで[A]がいちばん】 (no naka de [A] ga ichiban). Banana to ringo to orenji no naka de dore ga ichiban suki desu ka? Which do you like the best, banana, apple or orange? Basu to densha to shinkansen no naka de dore ga ichiban hayai desu ka? Which is the fastest, bus, train or shinkansen? kurasu no naka de dare ga ichiban uta ga jyouzu desu. Who is the best singer in the class. kurasu no naka de kanojyo ga ichiban uta ga jyouzu desu. She was the best singer in the class. Nihon no kisetsu no naka de itsu ga ichiban suki desu ka? When do you like the most in Japanese seasons? Nihon no kisetsu no naka de natsu ga ichiban suki desu ka? I like summer the most in Japanese seasons. Nihon no naka de doko ni ichiban ikitai desu ka? Where do you want to go the most in Japan? Nihon no naka de Kyouto ni ichiban ikitai desu. I want to go to Kyoto the most in Japan. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/26/20218 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 37 - How to Express Comparison

- New words - To compare two items or activities, use the sentence pattern:  AよりB(の)はAdjです。(A yori B wa Adj desu.) AよりB(の)の方がAdjです。(A yori B no hō ga Adj desu.) If you want to say something is more fun, big, interesting, etc. than something else or if you want to say you like something more than something else, you should use this pattern. In this sentence pattern, B is emphasized or preferred over A. 勉強よりゲームの方が楽しいです。(Benkyou yori geemu no hou ga tanoshii desu) 日本より中国の方が大きいです。(Nihon yori Chuugoku no hou ga ookii desu) この本よりあの本の方が面白いです。(Kono hon yori ano hon no houga omoshiroi desu) You can ask for another person’s opinion on two things in comparitive terms: AとBとどちらのほうが【Adj】 ですか。   A to B to dochira no hou ga 【Adj】 desu ka? Between A and B, which is more 【Adj】? バスとでんしゃとどちらのほうがやすいですか。 Basu to densha to dochira no hou ga yasui desu ka? バスの方が安いです。 Basu no hou ga yasui desu. 牛乳よりジュースの方が好きです。 gyūnyū yori jūsu no hō ga suki desu. I like juice more than milk. ゴルフよりテニスの方が楽しいです。 Gorufu yori tenisu no hō ga tanoshii desu. Tennis is more fun than Golf. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/20/202112 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 36 - Counters 3 - How to pronounce irregular counter words (-hai, -hon, -hiki)

- New words - small object 1本 いっぽん ippon 2本 にほん nihon 3本 さんぼん sambon 4本 よんほん yonhon 5本 ごほん gohon 6本 ろくほん rokuhon, ろっぽん roppon 7本 ななほん nanahon 8本 はちほん hachihon, はっぽん happon 9本 きゅうほん kyuuhon 10本 じゅっぽん juppon 何本 なんぼん nambon cup of .., glass of ... 1杯 いっぱい ippai 2杯 にはい nihai 3杯 さんばい sambai 4杯 よんはい yonhai 5杯 ごはい gohai 6杯 ろくはい rokuhai, ろっぱい roppai 7杯 ななはい nanahai 8杯 はちはい hachihai, はっぱい happai 9杯 きゅうはい kyuuhai 10杯 じゅっぱい juppai 何杯 なんばい nambai small animals, insect 1匹 いっぴき ippiki 2匹 にひき nihiki 3匹 さんびき sambiki 4匹 よんひき yonhiki 5匹 ごひき gohiki 6匹 ろくひき rokuhiki, ろっぴき roppiki 7匹 ななひき nanahiki 8匹 はちひき hachihiki, はっぴき happiki 9匹 きゅうひき kyuuhiki 10匹 じゅっひき juppiki 何匹 なんひき nambiki =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/17/20217 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 35 - Counters 2 - How to count things (-mai, -ko, -satsu, -dai, -kai, -ban)

- New words - They are similar to English expressions such as "a cup of ~", "a sheet of ~" and so on. There are a variety of counters, often based on the shape of the object. Counters are attached directly to a number (e.g. ni-hai, san-mai). Following the next couple of paragraphs, we have included counters for the following categories: objects, duration, animals, frequency, order, people and others. hon 本 --- Long, cylindrical objects: trees, pens, etc. mai 枚 --- Flat, thin objects: paper, stamps, dishes, etc. ko 個 --- Broad category of small and compact objects hai 杯 --- Liquid in cups, glasses, bowls, etc. satsu 冊 --- Bound objects: books, magazines, etc. dai 台 --- Vehicles, machines etc. kai 階 --- The floor of a building ken 件 --- Houses, buildings soku 足 --- Pairs of footwear: sock, shoes, etc. tsuu 通 --- Letters =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/12/20219 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 34 - Counters - How to count things (hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu system)

- New words - hitotsu-system 1. hitotsu 2. futatsu 3. mittsu 4. yottsu 5. itsutsu 6. muttsu 7. nanatsu 8. yattsu 9. kokonotsu 10. too There are two numerical systems in the Japanese language. The ichi, ni, san system, and the hitotsu, futatsu, mittsu system. The ichi-system is used with counters such as -ji which indicates the time. The hitotsu-system is used independently without counters. You can use the hitotsu-system without bothering with different counters for different objects, except for people, time and money. Ringo ga hitotsu arimasu Hitotsu no ringo ga arimasu Koko ni Ringo ga hitotsu arimasu Koko ni Hitotsu no ringo ga arimasu Ringo o hitotsu kudasai =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/11/20218 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 33 - Why and because (doushite, nande, naze, ...kara)

- New words - doushite, nande, naze= why … kara = because =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/10/20217 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 32 - Adverbs of amount (a lot, many, few etc.)

- New words - amari = (not) so zenzen = (not) at all takusan = many sukoshi = a little, a few •eigo ga yoku wakarimasu : I understand English very well. •eigo ga sukoshi wakarimasu : I understand English a little. •eigo ga amari wakarimasen : I don't understand English so well. •okane ga takusan arimasu : I have a lots of money. •okane ga zenzen arimasen : I don't have any money. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/8/20217 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 31 - Adverbs of degree and frequency (well, not so, not at all etc.)

- New words - yoku = well zenzen = (not) at all takusan = many, much sukoshi = a little, a few •eigo ga yoku wakarimasu : I understand English very well. •eigo ga sukoshi wakarimasu : I understand English a little. •eigo ga amari wakarimasen : I don't understand English so well. •okane ga takusan arimasu : I have a lots of money. •okane ga zenzen arimasen : I don't have any money. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/6/20217 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 30 - There is, I have (imasu & arimasu)

- New words - arimasu = there is, have irimasu = there is, have netsu = fever atama = head onaka = stomach byouki = illness itai = pain, painful neko = cat inu = dog kazoku = family =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/5/20217 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 29 - Particle "ga" (I understand, I like, I dislike, I need etc.)

- New words - wakarimasu = understand irimasu = need hoshii = want dekimasu = can do arimasu = there is, have irimasu = there is, have suki = like kirai = dislike jyouzu = be good at heta = be poor at Kanji = Chinese character imi = meaning tsukaikata = how to use neko = cat inu = dog kazoku = family dansu = dance uta = song =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/4/20217 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 28 - donokurai & donogurai (how much/how many/how big etc.)

- New words - donokurai/donogurai = how much/how many/how big etc. ikura = how much (the price) -Example sentences- -Anatano uchi kara kaisha made donokurai kakarimasu ka? -Nihon wa donoguai ookii desu ka? =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
7/3/20216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 27 - Interrogative words with particle "ga" (nani ga, doko ga, dore ga etc.)

- Grammar point - The particle wa cannot be used together with a question word, because wa specifies the topic of a sentence, which is information already known to the speaker. On the other hand, it is possible to use wa when there is a question word in the comment (the part of the sentence that follows the topic). The particle ga marks the grammatical subject of a sentence. Always use ga when the subject is, or contains, a question word. =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/28/20215 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 26 - Interrogative words (nani, nan, doko, itsu, donna etc.)

- New words - donna = what kind of dou = how sukoshi = a bit totemo = very taihen = very amari = not so much =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/27/20217 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 25 - What kind of "donna" and adverbs (sukoshi, totemo, amari...)

- New words - donna = what kind of dou = how sukoshi = a bit totemo = very taihen = very amari = not so much =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/24/20218 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 24 - Past tense of "i" adjective and "na" adjective

- New words - ookii = big chiisai = small atarashii = new furui = old ii = good warui = bad atsui = hot samui = cold muzukashii = difficult takai = high, expensive hikui = low yasui = cheap omoshiroi = interesting oishii = delicious kirei (na) = beautiful hansamu (na) = handsome shinsetsu (na) = kind genki (na) = healthy, fine yuumei (na) = famous shizuka (na) = quiet kantan (na) = easy =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/23/20218 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 23 - Present - Negative form of "i" adjective and "na" adjective

- New words - ookii = big chiisai = small atarashii = new furui = old ii = good warui = bad atsui = hot samui = cold muzukashii = difficult takai = high, expensive hikui = low yasui = cheap omoshiroi = interesting oishii = delicious kirei (na) = beautiful hansamu (na) = handsome shinsetsu (na) = kind genki (na) = healthy, fine yuumei (na) = famous shizuka (na) = quiet kantan (na) = easy =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/22/20215 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 22 - Adjective "na" adjective

- New words - kirei (na) = beautiful hansamu (na) = handsome shinsetsu (na) = kind genki (na) = healthy, fine yuumei (na) = famous shizuka (na) = quiet kantan (na) = easy ringo = apple shiken = exam tabemono = food machi = town tokoro = place yama = mountain heya = room =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/22/20217 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 21 - Adjective "i" adjective

- New words - ookii = big chiisai = small atarashii = new furui = old ii = good warui = bad atsui = hot samui = cold muzukashii = difficult takai = high, expensive hikui = low yasui = cheap omoshiroi = interesting oishii = delicious akai = red aoi = blue kuroi = black shiroi = white =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/17/20216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 20 - Giving and receiving expression (agemasu, moraimasu, oshiemasu etc.)

- New words - otousan = father okaasan = mother oniisan = elder brother oneesan = elder sister otouto = younger brother imouto = younger sister okusan = (your or my) wife shujin = (my) husband goshujin = (your) husband agemasu = give moraimasu = receive denwa o kakemasu = make a phone call oshiemasu = teach =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/16/20219 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 19 - Particle "de" for tools and languages (with..., by..., in...)

- New words - de = with (tool), in (language) hashi = chopsticks supuun = spoon fooku = folk naifu = knife te = hand enputsu = pencil koppu = cup tegami = letter nihon-go = Japanese language Eigo = English otousan = father okaasan = mother oniisan = elder brother oneesan = elder sister otouto = younger brother imouto = younger sister okusan = (your or my) wife shujin = (my) husband goshujin = (your) husband =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/15/20218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 18 - Particle "de" when you do an action at somewhere

- New words - de = I do [something] at [place]   karimasu = borrow oshiemasu = teach hatarakimasu = work yomimasu = read hanashimasu = speak uchi/ie = house/home ginkou = bank gakkou = school kaisha = company toshokan = library okane = money =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/14/20217 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 17 - Let's do... " - mashou"

- New words - tabemasu = eat kaimasu = buy tabako o suimasu = smoke nomimasu = drink torimasu = take kikimasu = listen kakimasu = write mimasu = see/watch shimasu = do hajimemasu = start owarimasu = finish gohan = mean/rice asagohan = breakfast hirugohan = lunch bangohan = dinner pan = bread tamago = egg niku = meat sakana = fish yasai = vegetable kudamono = fruits ringo = apple gyuunyuu = milk koohii = coffee koucha = black tea mizu = water biiru = beer sake = alcohol kustu = shoes hana = flower kusuri = medicine tegami = letter eiga = movie shashin = photo ongaku = music - mashou = Let’s… =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/13/20216 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 16 - Please give me "- o kudasai"

- New words - gohan = mean/rice asagohan = breakfast hirugohan = lunch bangohan = dinner pan = bread tamago = egg niku = meat sakana = fish yasai = vegetable kudamono = fruits ringo = apple gyuunyuu = milk koohii = coffee koucha = black tea mizu = water biiru = beer sake = alcohol kustu = shoes hana = flower kusuri = medicine tegami = letter eiga = movie shashin = photo ongaku = music - o kudasai = Please give me =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/10/20214 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 15 - Paricle "o"

- New words - tabemasu = eat kaimasu = buy tabako o suimasu = smoke nomimasu = drink torimasu = take kikimasu = listen kakimasu = write mimasu = see/watch shimasu = do undou shimasu = exercise hajimemasu = start owarimasu = finish gohan = mean/rice asagohan = breakfast hirugohan = lunch bangohan = dinner pan = bread tamago = egg niku = meat sakana = fish yasai = vegetable kudamono = fruits ringo = apple gyuunyuu = milk koohii = coffee koucha = black tea mizu = water biiru = beer sake = alcohol kustu = shoes hana = flower kusuri = medicine tegami = letter eiga = movie shashin = photo ongaku = music =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/9/20217 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 14 - Day of the week

- New words - Monday=getsuyoubi Tuesday=kayoubi Wednesday=suiyoubi Thursday=mokuyoubi Friday=kinyoubi Saturday=doyoubi Sunday=nichiyoubi nan-gatsu = which month nan-nichi = which day nan-nen = which year nan-youbi = which day of the week tanjyoubi = Birthday -sai = years old nan-sai = how old [Day] kinoo=yesterday kyoo=today ashita=tomorrow [Week] senshuu=last week konshuu=this week raishuu=next week [Month] sengetsu=last month kongetsu=this month raigetsu=next month [Year] kyonen=last year kotoshi=this year rainen=next year =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/8/20217 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 13 - Months and Days

- New words - January=ichi-gatsu February=ni-gatsu March=san-gatsu April=shi-gatsu May=go-gatsu June=roku-gatsu July=shichi-gatsu August=hachi-gatsu September=ku-gatsu October=jyu-gatsu November=jyuichi-gatsu December=jyuni-gatsu 1st=tsuitachi 2nd=futsuka 3rd=mikka 4th=yokka 5th=itsuka 6th=muika 7th=nanoka 8th=youka 9th=kokonoka 10th=touka 14th=jyuyokka 20th=hatsuka 24th=nijyuyokka =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/7/20217 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 12 - How to say Anywhere, Anybody, Anything

- New words - doko mo + negative = anywhere dare mo + negative = anybody nani mo + negative = anything -masen is used for present/future tense negative -masendeshita is used for past tense negative tabemasen: I will not eat tabemasendeshita: I did not eat  =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/6/20216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 11 - Together with someone "to issho ni"

- New words - hitori de = alone tomodachi = friend ni/e = marks the noun indicating direction, and is used with verbs which have a directional meaning such as ikimasu, kimasu, kaerimasu etc. de = by (train, bus etc.), means of transportation to issyo ni = together with =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/5/20217 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 10 - Particle "de": by (train, bus etc.), means of transportation

- New words - ikimasu = go kimasu = come kaerimasu = go home, return gakkou = school eki = station ginkou = bank byouin = hospital depaato = department store kojo = factory kuni = country hon-ya = book store hikouki = airplane fune = ship denesha = train basu = bus takushii = taxi chikatetsu = subway aruite = on foot =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! Wanna support me? ===============================================
6/5/20216 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 9 - Particle "ni" and "e" that show the direction

- New words - ikimasu = go kimasu = come kaerimasu = go home, return gakkou = school eki = station ginkou = bank byouin = hospital depaato = department store kojo = factory kuni = country hon-ya = book store =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
6/3/20215 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 8 - Verb Past tense

- New words - kyou = today ashita = tomorrow kinou = yesterday konban = tonight kyou no yoru = tonight kesa = this morning kyou no asa = this morning =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
6/2/20217 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 7 - Verb Present tense

- New words - nan-ji = what time nan-pun = what minute itsu = when nemasu = sleep okimasu = wake up hatrakimasu = work yasumimasu = rest benkyou shimasu = study kara = from made = until =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
5/31/20217 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 6 - Expressions for time

- New words - jikan = time -ji = o’clock ichi ji = 1 o’clock ni ji = 2 o’clock san ji = 3 o’clock yo ji = 4 o’clock go ji = 5 o’clock roku ji = 6 o’clock shichi ji = 7 o’clock hachi ji = 8 o’clock ku ji = 9 o’clock jyuu ji = 10 o’clock jyuu ichi ji = 11 o’clock jyuu ni ji = 12 o’clock fun/pun = minute ippun = 1 minute ni fun = 2 minutes san pun = 3 minutes yon pun = 4 minutes go fun = 5 minutes roppun = 6 minutes nana fun = 7 minutes happun or hachifun = 8 minutes kyuu fun = 9 minutes juppun = 10 minutes juu ippun = 11 minutes byou = second gogo = afternoon; P.M. gozen = morning; A.M. mae = before han = half -goro = around (time) asa = morning hiru = non yoru = evening =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
5/31/20217 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 5 - How to count numbers

- New words - 1: ichi 2: ni‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ 3: san‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ 4: yon or shi 5: go‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ 6: roku‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎ 7: nana or shichi 8: hachi 9: kyuu 10: jyuu 11: jyuu ichi 12: jyuu ni 20: ni jyuu 30: san jyuu 100: hyaku 200: ni hyaku 300: san byaku 400: yon hyaku 500: go hyaku 600: roppyaku 700: nana hyaku 800: happyaku 900: kyuu hyaku 1000: sen 10,000: man ===============================================  Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei   ===============================================
5/30/20216 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 4 - Pronouns for places (here, there, over there)

- New words - Koko = Here Soko = There, That place near to you Asoko = That place over there Doko = Where Kochira = Here (Polite) Sochira = There, That place near to you(Polite) Achira = That place over there(Polite) Dochira = Where(Polite) Kyoushitsu = Classroom Shyokudou = Dining hall Toire = Toilet Otearai = Toilet Uketsuke = Reception, Information counter Jimusyo = Office Ie/Uchi = House, Home Heya = Room Kaisha =Company Kuni = Country =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
5/29/20216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 3 - Demonstrative words (this and that)

-New words- Kore=This Sore=That thing near you Are= That thing over there Dore=Which thing Kono+(Noun)= This (noun) Sono+(Noun)= That (noun) near you Ano+(Noun)= That (noun) over there Dono+(Noun)= Which (noun) Watashi no = my…, mine Anata no = your…, your Hito=Person Hon=Book Kaban=Bag Jisho=Dictionary Kyoukasho=Text book Pen=Pen Tokei=Watch/Clock Kagi=Key =============================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei ===============================================
5/27/20216 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 2 - How to make negative sentence

-New words- …desu : This is called “Copura”. It comes at the end of an affirmative sentence. …dewa arimasen : This is called “Copura”. It comes at the end of a negative sentence. …ka? : This is used for question. It comes at the end of a sentence. …mo =also Hai = Yes Iie = No Hai, Soudesu =Yes, I’am Iie, soudewaarimasen = No I’m not Gakusei = Student Kaishain = Office worker Sensei = Teacher ===================================== Check out my Youtube Channel! https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei =====================================
5/27/20215 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 1 - Easy self-introduction

Lingopie is the streaming app that teaches languages through real foreign TV shows and movies (the Netflix for language learning.) It’s fun, effective and there is nothing like it out there. ★Get 55% discount on your annual plan!! ★ https://learn.lingopie.com/Masa -New words-Konnichiwa = Hello Ohayougozaimasu (Formal) = Good morning Ohayou (Casual) = Good morning Konbanwa = Good evening Arigatougozaimasu (Formal) = Thank you Arigatou (Casual)= Thank you Sayounara (Formal)=Good bye Bai bai (Casual) = Good bye Hajimemashite = Nice to meet you Watashi = I/me Anata = You -jin : People Country name + jin : It indicates the nationality. Nihon = Japan Kankoku = South Korea Chuugoku=China Amerika = America Furansu = France Indo = India Firipin = Philippines ===================================== Check out my Youtube Channel!  https://www.youtube.com/c/MasaSensei/videos Wanna support me? https://www.patreon.com/maasasensei =====================================
5/27/20219 minutes, 22 seconds