Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Defining and Describing 「という」

Japanese Grammar: という

Before starting the exercise for defining and describing 「という」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki II – Lesson 20: ~という
Tae Kim’s Guide – Defining and Describing

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Defining and Describing 「という」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  (I) am Tanaka (lit. I am called Tanaka).
 2.  Do (you) know the station called “Shibuya?”
 3.  Does this mean “greetings”? 
 4.  What is this building called? => This building is called “Tokyo Tower.” 
この建物たてものはなんといいますか? => この建物たてものとうきょうタワーといいます。 


 5.  What is this food called? => This is called “Natto.” 
このものはなんといいますか? => これは納豆なっとうといいます。
 6.  Can (you) believe that Honda-san is 30 years old? 
 7.  Do (you) know that Shimizu-san is serious?
 8.  Is it true that this bird cannot fly?
 9.  It was not correct that adults were always polite.
 10.  It is well known that libraries are quiet. 


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