Japanese part of speech

Part of Speech

Japanese Interjection and Emotional Expressions

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Last time, you learned how particles work to indicate supplementary subordinate clauses, e.g. “先生はiPadを片手に授業をしている (The teacher is holding the class with an iPad in his hand).” Then, if you’d like to add a nuance of surprise like “Wow, the teacher is holding the class with an iPad in his hand!” what should you say? In […]

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Japanese Supplementary Subordinate Clauses: XをYに

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Last time, you learned compound verbs, e.g. “落おち着ついて今こん後ごのことを考かんがえよう (Let’s calm down and think about things in the future)” and “お茶ちゃを飲のみ干ほした (We drank down a glass of green tea).” By utilizing compound verbs, you can express actions in a more sophisticated way. Then, if you’d like to say, ”Let’s think about things in the future on […]

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Japanese Compound Verbs

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Last time, you learned how omissions of particles works in conversation, e.g. “バスを降おりる (We will get off the bus),” and “電車でんしゃに乗のる (We will take the train).” Omissions have a very important role in Japanese. Then, if you’d like to express two actions at the same time like “get off of one vehicle and take another” […]

Japanese Grammar

Omissions of Particles and は VS. が

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We have entered the parts of speech section again. You have the basic knowledge already and thus we would like to introduce some advanced topics here. If you have difficulty understanding it, please review the related basic grammar. In this lesson, you will learn the concept of omission of particles. How Omissions of Particles Work […]

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Japanese Word Order

Japanese Word Order

By now, you have already spent a while learning Japanese. You may wonder if word order is not important in Japanese. In fact, when you speak Japanese, you don’t have to pay attention to word order as much as other languages. However, there are certain rules that you should follow. Explanation for How Japanese Word […]

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Intransitive Verbs VS. Transitive Verbs

育つ Vs. 育てる

Last time, you tackled some advanced topics involving Japanese adjectives, such as “科か学がくに詳くわしい人ひと” and “近ちかいカフェ VS. 近ちかくのカフェ.” Your knowledge of Japanese parts of speech is greatly increasing. In this lesson, you will also take on advanced topics in Japanese verbs. Usage of Verbs When They Can Be Both Intransitive and Transitive If you try to […]

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Advanced Adjectives: Noun Phrases & Particular Particles

Adjective with Noun Phrase

Last time, you learned how Japanese adverbs work. By utilizing adverbs, you can express degree or manner of things, e.g. “極きわめて辛からい: extremely spicy.” ”かなり辛からい: quite spicy,” ”あまり辛からくない: not very spicy,” and ”まったく辛からくない: not spicy at all.” In this lesson, we will try to delve deeper into the world of Japanese adjectives as there are some […]

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Japanese Adverbs

Japanese Adverb

Last time, you learned relative clauses in order to give nouns more contexts. Thereby, you can express “Bob will study Japanese” by means of a noun clause: 日に本ほん語ごを勉べん強きょうするボブ (Bob who will study Japanese). Then, what should you do if you’d like to say “Bob will study Japanese very hard?” In this lesson, you will learn […]

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Japanese Relative Clauses

Japanese Relative Clauses

Last time, you learned how to nominalize verbs and adjectives and make a noun clause like “私わたしが先生せんせい なの・であること は.” In this lesson, you will take a different approach to express a noun with contexts by using Japanese relative clauses. Explanation for How Japanese Relative Clauses Work Basic Rules of Relative Clauses In Japanese, relative clauses […]

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Nominalizers: こと and の

Nominalizer: こと

Last time, you learned combined particles like には and にも, and noun phrases like 朝あさから昼ひるまで. In Japanese, you can combine some parts of speech and make them a noun. In this lesson, you will learn how to let verbs and adjectives work as a noun like “doing,” “to do,” and “being….” The Usage of the […]