Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Basic Japanese Lesson #4  



Hello everyone!
Previous lesson is about "Basic" asking direction and buying thing at the department store.
Today, you will learn some more about asking & telling direction.
There are also few practice questions for you to do.

So, let's get started!
Soredewa, hajimemashou! | それでは、始めましょう!

れいぶん [例文]| Example of Sentences


S1 - Japanese | Furigana
ここは うけつけですか。
いいえ、 じむしょです。

Romaji
Koko wa uketsuke desuka?
Iie, jimusho desu.

English
Is this a reception desk?
No, is office.

*Koko: Here [This place] | Uketsuke: Reception desk | Jimusho: Office


S2 -
おてあらいは どこですか。
あそこです。

Otearai wa doko desuka?
Asoko desu.

Where is the restroom?
It's over there.

*Otearai: Restroom/ Toilet | Doko: Where | Asoko: That place [Over there]
Another word to say Toilet in Japanese is Toire [which written in Katakana トイレ], comes directly from the English word “Toilet”.

S3 -
しょくどうは どちらですか。
あちらです。

Shokudou wa dochira desuka?
Achira desu.

Which way is the dining hall?
That way.

*Shokudou: Dining Hall/ Canteen | Dochira: Which way [polite of "doko"] | Achira: That way [polite of "asoko"]


S4 -
ねこさんは どこですか。
へやです。

Neko San wa doko desuka?
Heya desu.

Where is Ms/Mr Neko?
[He/she] is in the room.

*Heya: Room


S5 -
それは どこの とけいですか。
日本の とけいです。

Sore wa doko no tokei desuka?
Nihon no tokei desu.

That watch is from where?
Is Japan.

*Sore: That [Thing near you] | Tokei: Watch


S6 -
この カメラ は いくらですか。
27、000えん[円]です。

Kono kamera wa ikura desuka?
27, 000en [ni-man nana-sen en] desu.

How much is this camera?
Is 27, 000en.

*Kono: This [here] | Kamera: Camera | Ikura: How much | Ni-man: 20 000 | Nana-sen: 7 000 | En: Japan currency ¥
**Check how to say numbers in Japanese


Notes:
Since lesson one, you noticed there are no "question mark" use when asking question [Japanese character]. How to know if it is a question? The word "ka" at the end of sentence means that it is a question.
この カメラ は いくらです。- Kono kamera wa ikura desuka.
But in some cases, question mark is used ~
**If you want to know more about Japan question marker visit here, or google it.


れんしゅう | Practice





1. Refer pictures, state Country

Kore wa doko no Terebi [Television] desuka? __________________
Sore wa doko no Kamera [Camera] desuka? __________________
Are wa doko no Jidosha [Automobile, car] desuka? __________________

2. Refer pictures, state Price

Kono Terebi wa ikura desuka? __________________
Kono Kamera wa ikura desuka? __________________
Kono Jidosha wa ikura desuka? __________________

3. Please forms questions

Usagi San wa asoko desu. __________________
Kyoshitsu [classroom] wa kochira desu. __________________
Kono tokei wa 4,800en desu. __________________



So that's all for today, and please *NOTE that since this is just BASIC,
there will be no further or deep explanation made here,
but you can always ask me question. Thank you!

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Click here on how/where to learn read Hiragana & Katakana.
Stay tuned every Tuesday for the next Basic Japanese Lesson.


14 comments:

  1. Great lesson:) kiss

    http://denimakeup95.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thanks. I hope you like it. ♡('∀' ჱ)

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  2. YEAH A NEW JAPANESE LESSON!!! :D
    Thank you dear <3 I will do my best to learn again >w<
    I send you the reply of the practise when I will have do it héhé

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    1. For sure ~ And don't give up! ♡ ^ ω ^

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  3. Nice lesson:) Great language:)
    kisses

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  4. This reminded me of when I studied Japanese in my first year of high school! I have to ask do you have to have a different keyboard to do the symbols?

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Hi Rose, no you do not need another keyboard to type in Japanese Character or any other language.
      If you are using Windows, you can just enable the input language _ here for more info on how to TYPE IN CHARACTER LANG. Or you can just type online, you can google Japanese keyboard. I'm sure it's many out there. Hope this help. ♡(^∀^ჱ)

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  5. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

    http://fairyland111.blogspot.com/

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  6. So cool! I wish I could speak fluent japanese! :3

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    1. ^^ I'm sure you can. You just need to practice more. ♡ ^ ω ^

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  7. here are my respons for the practise:

    Exercices 1:
    a)Nihon no terebi desu.
    b) Amerika no kamera desu.
    c) Kankoku no Jindosha desu.

    Exercice 2:
    a) 31,000en desu.
    b) 10,500en desu
    c) 73,800en desu.

    Exercice 3:
    a) Usagi san wa doko desuka.
    b) Kyoshitsu wa doko desuka.
    c) Kono tokei wa Ikura desuka.


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    1. Wow well done Mimie! ^ ω ^

      For Exercice 3:

      b) Kyoshitsu wa dochira desuka. But either way, is okay.
      c) Kono [this]/ Sono [that] tokei wa Ikura desuka.
      Both also okay, depending where you are at when asking.

      *For exercise #2, I hope you will practice to say the number in Japanese. (^∀^)

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