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Tag Archives: Grammar
Small Words. Big Trouble. Sometimes it’s simpler for me to point something out in anime and, in so doing, give it context. Today’s subjects are the words “kata” (型) and “kei” (系). When playing second fiddle in a compound word, … Continue reading
A Successful Experiment For someone not intending to mess with the written Japanese language, verbs, or doushi (動詞), are one of the largest hurdles to forming one’s own sentences in Japanese. Forming sentences is a major positive step for the … Continue reading
Fundamentals Hi, I haven’t been able to blog enough lately due to personal scheduling. A busy stretch has now ended, so I wanted to cover some important Japanese basics for early learners.
Because It’s Normally NOT Fun This is the audio for a Japanese lesson I put together as a free sample for someone. It’s meant to show off what I can do while providing some basic assistance that will benefit most … Continue reading
ソーユーこと This reads like “soo yuu koto.” This is Tokyo dialect, under-pronouncing the first part. One might see the “koto” part either in kana or as kanji, but what we’re really seeing is actually: そういう事 The “sou” part indicates something … Continue reading
Watch And Learn This is a little video on Japanese sentence structure, narrated by yours truly, Jeremiah Bourque, as used in my private Japanese tutoring lessons. Thank you very much.
Line Ten trust me おろしてみればいい そう 君のために 僕がいるんだ Translation trust me / just put it down and see yes, I’m right here … Continue reading
Line Eight I’m here どこにいたって call me ひとつになれる Translation I’m here / no matter where you are call me / we’ll become one Vocabulary & Grammar … Continue reading
We’re already up to part #7! Yes, it’s a long work in progress, but explaining things the right way takes time. Line Seven 変わることのない 愛はきっとここにある Translation That’s not something that’ll change surely there … Continue reading