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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 […]

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅱ

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How to conjugate verbs in Japanese Part Ⅱ Last time Shiho explained the very basics of verb conjugations in Japanese, including the three verb groups (u-verbs, ru-verbs, and irregular verbs) and how to conjugate each group from its “辞書形 (dictionary form)” to the masu- and nai-form. In this lesson Shiho reviews some of the grammar […]