Japanese Language Help: Japanese Lesson: Blood... →
alittlemenagerie: japaneselanghelp: Blood in Japanese is either 血液 (=ketsueki) or 血 (=chi). While 血液 (=ketsueki) is formal and can be used as a medical term, we use 血 (=chi) in a daily conversation. Ex. “I am bleeding!” 血が出た(=chi ga deta) (past tense but we also use it when we are bleeding.) 血が出ている(=chiga… I can never remember my blood type, heh…ENDLESS amusement that was, let me tell...
Japanese Lesson: Blood Types, 血液型 (=ketsueki gata)
Blood in Japanese is either 血液 (=ketsueki) or 血 (=chi). While 血液 (=ketsueki) is formal and can be used as a medical term, we use 血 (=chi) in a daily conversation. Ex. “I am bleeding!” 血が出た(=chi ga deta) (past tense but we also use it when we are bleeding.) 血が出ている(=chiga dete iru)→（more formal) 血が出ています (=chiga dete imasu.) (We also say 出血 (=shukketsu) forbleeding. 出血している。(=Shukketsu...
Japanese Lesson: Verbs (Part 3) ~ Plain form...
Present Present tense is as easy as pie; you just use the plain form of the verb. watashi ga iku = I will go. Past This is where knowing the “Te-form” comes in handy, all you have to do is change the “te” to “ta” and that’s it. Taberu -> tebete -> tabeta. Ikku -> itte -> itta Easy ^_^ Negative This is a little more difficult as it...
Japanese Lesson: Verbs (Part 2) ~The "Te-form"
The te-form is used for making commands (for example “kore wo tabete” = Eat this) and as a connector, it’s like saying “and” or “and then” (asagohan wo tabete, gakkou ni ikimashita = I ate breakfast and then I went to school.) They are easily spotted as most of them end in “Te.” They are notoriously hard to remember how to conjugate the verbs...
Japanese Lesson: Verbs (Part 1) ~Masu conjugations
The masu form is basically used to make the verb more polite. You take the stem of the verb and add “masu” to the end. Present Tense You take the stem of the verb and add “masu” to the end and that’s basically it. (Present tense is very simple) For example: Taberu=to eat becomes tabemasu. “Tabe” is the stem of Taberu. Past Tense For past tense you...
Writing up notes for the next lesson on verbs ^_^
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New Mini Lesson: "I Love You" don't make the...
Lots of people do a google search for “how to say I love you in Japanese” and most of the time the answer they will get is “Aishiteru” which literally translates to “Ai=Love and Shiteru=doing (vb.).” It’s true that aishiteru is a way of saying I love you but don’t fall into the trap! This is only one way of saying I love you and to be honest...
Twitter update, smaller "lessons" will be updated...
Should I make a twitter account linked to this...
Seems like a good idea but I’m not sure, what do you guys think?
Lesson on "Greetings" (Aisatsu)
-Good morning : Ohayou! (casual) 「お早う!」Ohayou gozaimasu. (Formal) 「お早うございます。」 -Good afternoon : Konnichiwa! 「今日は！」 -Good evening : Konbanwa! 「今晩は！」 “How are you? ” in Japanese is Ogenki desuka? 「お元気ですか？」 Between friends, just say “Genki?” 「元気？」 (“Ogenki desuka” is more formal than “Genki?” or “Genki ni shiteru?” ) -You will also hear, “Choushi (wa) dou?” 「調子(は)どう？」“How is it...
Japanese family members words.
Japanese people use different words when addressing your family members adn different words for when you are addressing someone else’s family members. This is for politeness reasons, you must be more polite when addressing someone elses family members. Words for addressing your own family members Kanji Hiragana or Katakana Romaji Meaning 1. 家族 かぞく kazoku Family/Family Members 2. 祖父...
I really don't know what to have for the next...
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Mini lesson: Difference between "node" and "kara"
So, what’s the difference between node and kara? Good question. Generally speaking, node simply states a fact while kara emphasizes the reason. From native speakers I have heard that node sounds “softer” and more polite, and is therefore preferred when people are involved. For example: Kyaku ga kuru node watashi wa ima deru koto ga dekimasen. (A guest is coming so I...
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OK so no lesson tonight guys I'm afraid
I’ve had a super long day at college and I’m exhausted, I would do it but my brain really can’t function atm. Good news is I have a day off tomorrow so it should be up by then. Love you all for your support and sorry I know I promised :(
More lessons tomorrow, for now I need to sleep....
おやすみ、みんなさん Goodnight everyone :)
My post on "particles" has been updated with fresh...
japanesevocabulary: 知ったかぶり しったかぶり Shittakaburi Know-it-all 例の文 ／／ Example sentence あの彼女はただ知ったかぶりだよ！ Ano kanojo wa tada shittakaburi da yo! That girl is just a know-it-all! Hey that’s me! lol
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1st Lesson. Particles
Particle は (wa) (*written in hragana and katakana as “ha”) “wa” is basically a subject marker. It is placed either before or after the main subject of the sentence thus making the sentence easier to understand. Example: 私はクラアラです Watashi wa (ha) kuraara (Clara) desu (is, am or are) I am Clara. In this sentence I am saying who I am, therefore I am the main subject of...