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Table of Contents

  • : pronunciation of Japanese sound structure
  • : -masu (verbal ending for affirmative verbs) tabemasu, nomimasu, shimasu, yomimasu, kakimasu, kaimasu, hanashimasu (I, s/he, you, we, they eat/ drink, do, read, write, buy, speak)
  • : shigoto o shimasu postposition o, placed after the object of the verb
  • : kyou/ ashita time expressions
  • : tokidoki (sometimes) as verbal quantifier
  • : yomimasu soshite kakimasu, with soshite as sentence joining conjunction
  • : nani + ka (what do you ......?)
  • : desu copula
  • : nan desu ka (what is it?) / doko desu ka (where is it?) / itsu desu ka (when is it?) / dare desu ka (who is it?)
  • : kore/ sore/ are/ kare/ kanojo pronouns and their use
  • : wa as topic marker
  • : omoshiroi / oishii / nemui adjectives (interesting / delicious)
  • : -masen (verbal ending for negative verbs) mimasu
  • : -masen ka (won't you watch/ eat/ read/ .....?)
  • : nanimo + masen (do/eat, write etc nothing)
  • : verbal quantifiers amari / zenzen + masen (rarely/ never do etc)
  • : kara (because .......)
  • : ga conjunction (....but.....)
  • : mashou / mashou ka (let's / shall we .....?)
  • : ikimasu/ kimasu/ kaerimasu (go, come, return- verbs of motion)
  • : ni postposition following a destination .. ni ikimasu (go to .....) / doko ni ikimasu ka (where do you go to?)
  • : doshite+ka (why do you...?)
  • : to (together with my friend, I ....)

About the Author

Helen Gilhooly has lived and worked in Japan, and has a PGCE and an MA in Japanese. She is a university teacher trainer, language materials writer and senior director at a specialist language college in the UK. Niamh Kelly is Lecturer in the Japanese Department at Dublin City University, Ireland.


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