Minna-san!! Konnichiwa!! Hello guys!! I'm Hikari!! I'm sure that all of you like anime & manga!! & that's what I do too!! But I'm also sure that you have found a Japanese sentence that you didn't understand while watching them or saw some Japanese characters that you couldn't read
Well I had the same problem but it's over now!! Because from now on I'll try to teach you all what I know so you can learn all the basics of Japanese languages!!
& after 10 lessons you will be able to understand a simple dialogue, make simple sentences, introduce your self, & speak about your likes & dislikes!!
The first lesson will be about .about what .try to guess don't know? I'll tell you
First lesson: Watashi wa ureshii desu!!
After this lesson you will be able to introduce your self in Japanese describe something & telling the situation something is.
LET'S START!!For today's lesson we will need some words let me see
Oh & to make the plural form you just put "Tachi" after each pronoun Like that:
Anata-tachi: You (plural)
Kare-tachi: They (masculine)
Kanojo-tachi: They (feminine)
& some demonstrative pronouns like:
We will need also some adjectives .ummmm :
& some nouns
OKAY!! Let's begin!! Ganbatte!!
Look carefully at this sentence: "Watashi wa Hikari desu"
This sentence means "I'm Hikari" I'm sure that you have discover the secret
You already know that "Watashi" means "I" . & you know that "Hikari" is my name .so the "wa" & the "desu" means "to be"!!
That's it!! So if you want to say "I'm Sakura" as an example you just say "Watashi wa Sakura desu"!!
& it's the same thing with all the other pronouns!! To say "He's Ichigo" you say "Kare wa Ichigo desu"!! See?! Easy!!
Now we're done with the names What about the adjectives? You will see!! It's as easy as the names!!
Look at this sentence: "Watashi wa Ureshii desu"
This sentence means "I'm happy!!" You already know what does "Watashi" mean & I told you at the beginning that "Ureshii" means "Happy" you got it? It's just like the first one!! It's just that we put an adjective instead of the name!! We can also put a name instead of the pronoun watch "Hikari wa ureshii desu"!! Simple!! Isn't it?
Finally the nouns Watch this: "Kore wa Kuruma desu"
This means "This is a car" I told you "Kuruma" means "car" & "Kore" means "This"
It's soooo easy!! don't you agree with me?
Now I'm sure you have understood!! It's the same thing!! But I have to tell you something In Japanese there is no plural form except for a few words so when I say "Kore wa Kuruma desu" It may mean "This is a car" or "These are cars" & this is a thing that you only understand by listening to the whole dialogue so please be careful!!!
The Rule!! Finally!!
So after seeing those examples we find that the rule is: (pronoun/noun + WA + adjective/name + DESU) Please memorise this very well!! It's really important!! & it's the most used form of sentences!! I know that because I hear it a lot while watching anime
Now!! Guess what!! It's YOUR TURN!!!
Okay!! Now since we know the rule!! I'll see if you have understood the lesson...
I want you to translate these sentences to Japanese (Use the words that I translate at the beginning of the lesson):
She is Yuko
They are sad
That is a book
Now try to make your own examples using words that you searched about in internet (Please do!! Come on at least one!! Pleaaaaaase!!)
BONUS!!! : Tag questions!!
To use tag question you just put "ne?" at the end of the sentence Here!! Watch:
"Kore wa ii desu ne?" & that's means "This is good!! Isn't it?"
You can translate "ne" as: "isn't it" "are they" "aren't you" All of them!!
Add it at the end & you get a tag question!! Just remember to raise the intonation!!
Now & just to make sure that you don't forget this I ask you to make sentences like these this every night before you go to sleep at least three .search about more words in internet & practise on them .So you can learn more next time believe me!! It will help you a lot!! Because I tried it!!
I really hope this lesson was useful for you If you like it I'll publish more!!
Try to guess what the next lesson will talk about!! the next lesson will be related to this Comment!!