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Last Lesson with Shiho: Revision

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Last Lesson with Shiho: Revision In our last lesson with Shiho you learned how to use “~そうだ” to convey rumours and hearsay. Sadly, today is going to be our last lesson with Shiho, and thus we will review some of the topics we have learned with Shiho during the last few months. You can also […]

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How to use “~そうだ” (hearsay) in Japanese

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How to use “~そうだ” (hearsay) in Japanese Last week Shiho explained how to use “~らしい” to convey assumptions, hearsay and specific types of situational patterns. This time, we will take a look at the expression “~そうだ”, which we covered before. However, this time you will learn how to use “~そうだ” to express rumours and hearsay. […]

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How to use “~らしい” in Japanese

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How to use “~らしい” in Japanese Last week Shiho explained how to use “~ようだ” to judge a situation and make assumptions. In today’s lesson we will take a look at the expression “~らしい”. “~らしい” is very similar to expressions we’ve studied before, including “~そうだ” and “~ようだ/~みたいだ”. During the live-stream, she explained how to effectively distinguish […]

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How to use “~ようだ” in Japanese

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How to use “~ようだ” in Japanese Last week Shiho explained how you can describe the (possible) state of being of people, things or situations using “~そうだ”. In this lesson, we will talk about Shihos video introducing the expression “~ようだ”, which is quite similar to “~そうだ”. “~ようだ” can be used to take your knowledge as a […]

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How to use “~そうだ” in Japanese

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How to use “~そうだ” in Japanese Last week you learned how make suggestions or give advice in Japanese, using various expressions such as “~ほうがいい”, “~てもいい”, and “~たらいい”. In this lesson, Shiho introduced the expression “~そうだ”, which you can use to describe the condition of people, things or situations. Table of Contents [About “~そうだ”] [Using “~そうだ” […]

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How to use “~ほうがいい”, “~てもいい”, & “~たらいい” in Japanese

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How to use “~ほうがいい”, “~てもいい”, & “~たらいい” in Japanese Last week, Shiho explained how you can express your thoughts and make quotations in Japanese using the particle “と”. Did you get the chance to practice a bit? In this week’s article we will take a look at Shiho’s video explaining the difference between “~ほうがいい”, “~てもいい”, […]

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How to make quotations using the particle “と” in Japanese

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How to make quotations using the particle “と” in Japanese Last time we took a look at how to express on-going actions or lasting effects in Japanese using “~ている”. In this lesson, ou will learn how to use the particle “と” together with verbs like “言う” and “思う” to make quotations in Japanese. That way, […]

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How to express desire in Japanese using “たい” & “ほしい”

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How to express desire in Japanese using “たい” & “ほしい” Last time, we took a good last look at verb conjugations by introducing the te-form. This week you will learn how to express desire or wanting something in Japanese by using “tai” and “hoshii”. Table of Contents [About “たい” & “ほしい”] [The difference between “たい” […]

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅲ

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅲ Last time, we took a look at exceptions from the verb conjugation rules we learned in the previous lesson. In this lesson, Shiho will introduce the conjugation of the “te”-form, or “テ形”. The te-form is used for various grammar points in Japanese and it’s therefore crucial to […]