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:bulletorange: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…

:bulletorange: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!!

:bulletorange: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!! :w00t!:

:bulletorange:For today's lesson…we will need some words…let me see…

:bulletpink:Watashi: I
:bulletpink:Anata: You
:bulletpink:Kare: He
:bulletpink:Kanojo: She

:bulletorange:Oh…& to make the plural form…you just put "Tachi" after each pronoun…Like that:

:bulletpink:Watashi-tachi: We  
:bulletpink:Anata-tachi: You (plural)
:bulletpink:Kare-tachi: They (masculine)
:bulletpink:Kanojo-tachi: They (feminine)

:bulletorange:& some demonstrative pronouns like:

:bulletpink:Kore: This/These
:bulletpink:Sore: That/Those

:bulletorange:We will need also some adjectives….ummmm…:

:bulletpink:Ureshii: Happy
:bulletpink:Kanashii: sad

:bulletorange:& some nouns…

:bulletpink:Hon: Book
:bulletpink:Kuruma: Car

OKAY!! Let's begin!! Ganbatte!! :w00t!:



:bulletorange:Look carefully at this sentence: "Watashi wa Hikari desu"
This sentence means "I'm Hikari"…I'm sure that you have discover the secret… :giggle:

:bulletpink: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!! :aww:


:bulletorange:Now we're done with the names…What about the adjectives? You will see!! It's as easy as the names!! :D
Look at this sentence: "Watashi wa Ureshii desu"

:bulletpink: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? :happybounce:


:bulletorange: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? :aww:


Focus!! :juggle:



:bulletpink: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!!! :thanks:


The Rule!! Finally!! :squee:



:bulletorange: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…=D

Now!! Guess what!! It's…YOUR TURN!!! :w00t:



:bulletorange:Okay!! Now since we know the rule!! I'll see if you have understood the lesson... :aww:
:bulletpink:I want you to translate these sentences to Japanese…(Use the words that I translate at the beginning of the lesson):
  :bulletyellow:She is Yuko
  :bulletyellow:They are sad
  :bulletyellow:That is a book

:bulletorange:Now…try to make your own examples using words that you searched about in internet… (Please do!! Come on at least one!! Pleaaaaaase!!) :thanks:

BONUS!!! : Tag questions!!



:bulletorange:To use tag question…you just put "ne?" at the end of the sentence…Here!! Watch:
:bulletpink:"Kore wa ii desu ne?" & that's means "This is good!! Isn't it?"

:bulletpink: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!! :happybounce:

Sayonara!!! :wave:



:bulletorange: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!! =D

:bulletpink:I really hope this lesson was useful for you…If you like it…I'll publish more!! :aww:

NEXT LESSON!!



:bulletpink:Try to guess what the next lesson will talk about!! the next lesson will be related to this… Comment!! :giggle:
I made this for all my watchers who can't speak Japanese...I hope you enjoy it!!
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:iconfizlovesmanga:
FizLovesManga Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This helps me soo much~!! :hug:
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Glad you like it^^
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ENNEAH Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist
"Kore wa ii desu ne?"
Japanese people often can't understand this sentence.
If you want to write "This is good!! Isn't it?" in Japanese
Please write "Kore tte ii desu yo ne?(これ って いい です よ ね?)"
I can't explain why well^^;
"kore wa ii desu ne" (without "?") means "That's good!"
This is used affirmatively

but...Are you Japanese?www
Your lesson is awesome!!XD
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I'm not, I'm Algerian~~
thanks for the info :D
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ENNEAH Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome~X)
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Foxescary Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Doumo arigatou gozaimasu :heart:
Oh my gosh thanks so much, these lessons helped a lot.
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome^^ should i post more? i mean....few people would see it if i do...
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Foxescary Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Oh yes, please do! They've really helped me a lot already so more would be nice, and even if a lot of people don't see it at least you've helped some people, right? :)
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay~~ I'm working on it :)
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Foxescary Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Yay thanks so much ^^
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or, ano hito wa Yuko da/desu

I remember reading somewhere that Japanese folk tend to say "that person" instead of using pronouns- but I guess depending on the context O w O
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that is more "informal" but that's the way I like to use^^ It sounds like anime~~
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kanojo wa Yuko da.
Sorera ga kanashii.
Kore wa hon da.


kono ressun wa totemo kawaii da xD
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
arigatou^^ you talk like anime people!!♥ luv it!!
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N0XI0US--GLiTCH Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
please, never say that again xD epitome of weabooism, just warning you.
but you're welcome.
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LightTree Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS FANTASTIC THANK YOU :la:
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no~~~Thank "YOU" for reading^^
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Kuritsutei Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Arigato. Kore wa ii desu yo. Demo, anta wa forgot to mention that you drop the 'u' sound at the end of 'desu' when you actually speak as well as in verbs. Anata no energy wa suki desu. :)
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah....oops!! wasureta!!!
oh honto?!! arigatou!!
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ea10110392 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
umm..ok
1) Kanojo wa Yuko desu.
2)Anata-tachi wa kanashi desu. (since i dont know whether the crowd consists more of male or female..)
3) Sore wa hon desu.
Yes, maybe? :D and thank you so much for taking your time to do this~!!! :meow:
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow!! amazing!! everything is correct!! well done!! sugoi desu!
about what you said...there is no difference between the male group & female group...we say "anata-tachi" to both...
& ur soooo soooo welcome sweetie!!
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ea10110392 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D YAy thank you, so.. in that case would you not ever use kanojo-tachi and kare-tachi? it would just anata-tachi then?
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no...I mean when you want to say "you're happy" to male group or female group you say "anata tachi wa ureshii desu"
but when you want to say "they are happy" you say "kare tachi" to males & "kanojo tachi" to females...OK?
"ureshii" doesn't change in all cases...
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ea10110392 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ohhhhh okay, i see. :meow: thank you~!!!!
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!!
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daisuya13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please correct me,

1. Kanojo wa Yuko desu.
2. Kare-Tachi/Kanojo-Tachi wa kanashii desu.
3. Sore wa hon desu.
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your such a good pupil!! correct!!
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daisuya13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you,
you are the one who teach me.
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ I'm glad to hear that!!
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Ikaramel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gokurou sama deshita ; ganbatte yo , hikari-san !
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ありがとう イカラメル-さん
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Rjprincess Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! this was very helpful. When will you be uploading lessson 2?
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very very soon!! i'm writing it right now!!
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Rjprincess Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yatta!
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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Ryan-009 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Artist
私はレッスンを楽しんだ。 本当にありがとう =D
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
douita shima shite!! ore wa ureshii desu!!
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Ryan-009 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Artist
=)
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jenatstare Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Arigatou gozaimasu!:la:
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
douita shima shite!!
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otakuandproud123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this lesson ^^ It's very helpful to me :3
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it was a pleasure!!
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otakuandproud123 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:happybounce:
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Rysicup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really great <3! The lesson was planned out nicely and you can tell that you're really energetic about it (anata wa genki desu?)!!

Looking forward to seeing more ^_^ <3

I have a question; is youkoso a way of saying "hey" rather than the more formal greetings?

(Also! I noticed you put this in the poetry section. You might want to change the folder that this goes to since dA can be really picky about that <3)
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hai!! watashi wa genki desu!! arigatou!!
thank you sooooo much!!
& "youkoso" is a way to say "welcome"...I think to say "hey"you must say "OY" or "Osu"...
ummm...& about the poetry section...it's just that i didn't understand the names of sections...so i chose the first one... I don't speak "English" I speak "Engrish" ^^
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Rysicup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yay!!!

Haha and thats okay <3 so are you a native Japanese speaker?
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nooooo...I'm not...my first languages are french & arabic...
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Rysicup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ohhh cool! Je parle francais aussi ^_^
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:iconryuuseihikari:
RyuuseiHikari Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!! je ne savais pas!! on peut etre amis?
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