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  1. S

    Japanese N5 to N1 Vocabulary and Grammar resources

    Hi, I finished rtk, am going to continue with part 2 and have no knowledge of Grammar or Vocabulary. I am shooting for JLPT N1. If my Questions got answered in another thread, please post the link. Kanji Already learned all from the 6th edition of "Remebering the Kanji", I just started with...
  2. J

    Can する nouns be linked via と?

    This is probably a silly question, but I was wondering if する nouns can be linked via と? So could you go せんたくとそうじをしました。- 洗濯と掃除をしました。- Did the washing and the laundry.
  3. P

    Is this sentence correct?

    Hello, I wanted to ask if these sentences are correct: "What is the meaning of my life" 僕の人生の意味は何ですか? thanks
  4. I

    Genki / Grammar question

    I'm working my way through Genki I. I'm on Chapter 4, grammar section 7 (も). It says - ロバートさんは土曜日にパーティーに行きました。 日曜日にもパーティーに行きました。 My question is, does 日曜日にパーティーにも行きました。Also work? or does this have a different nuance?
  5. Cecaniah

    Help me with this sentence??

    Hi guys. I had to translate this to a practice exercise and I don't know if it's right! Next week, I'm thinking about meeting the friends and going sing in a karaoke. 来週、友達と会ってカラオケで歌に行こうと思っています。 Is it correct? Can you help me? Thank you so much!!
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    Grammar Question fuu ni natteiru

    Hey, So I came across this grammar in some random place - そういう風になっている. Does anyone have an idea what does it mean? I think it may be the same as "ことになっている” but i'm not so sure. When I googled it with "grammar" or "eigo" tags, it only shows そういう風に related results, I'm more interested in what...
  7. Cecaniah

    help me with grammar?

    Hey guys! I'm currently studying できます, けど and が, and I had to translate those phrases to Japanese. After checking the table's number, the teacher said we could get in. 机の数を調べてから、先生は入れられると言いました。 My parents are japanese, but they don't know how to speak Japanese really well because they came...
  8. T

    grammar question about japanese perhaps about suffix

    hi guys, i 'm tyki and i have a question but i couldn't find the grammar section can someone guide me or provide a link towards the grammar section . i need to post grammar question about japanese perhaps about suffix(Not honorifics i dont wanna know bout -san -chan- etc) but i...
  9. LinaLou

    Please Help Me Translate This Sentence

    Hi anyone and everyone ! I'm hoping someone can help me translate this. I know what the words say, I just don't understand the grammar. What exactly is this trying to say ? sono hito wa, yukue shirezu no rinne no haha Is it somehow saying that that person IS Rinne's mom ? I don't understand...
  10. F

    grammar discrepancy of i and na adjective

    Hi all, Can someone please help me? Things are not according to my grammar book. 美味しいしゃぶしゃぶ 安く 食べられる ので 月に 1回 同僚 と 行って います。 Why it isnt yasui 安い ? It's not in front of the verb narimasu, it's not in front of another adjective, not negative, not in the TE form, then why? かわいい ので 店に 入るとき、 いつも...
  11. B

    About どこまで used with a ば-form verb

    Hey there, I just saw this phrase today: "どこまで勝手をすりゃあ、気が済むってんだ!" My problem is that, while both どこまで and the ば-form are nothing new to me, I can't remember if I've ever seen them used together like this. Could anyone explain how that どこまで is interacting with 勝手をすれば? Thanks
  12. Japanese Grammar - Part 8

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 8

    Auxiliary verbs All auxiliary verbs attach to a verbal or adjectival stem form and conjugate as verbs, but they differ from standard verbs in having no independent meaning. In modern Japanese there are two distinct classes of auxiliary verbs: Pure auxiliaries (助動詞 jodōshi) are usually just...
  13. Japanese Grammar - Part 7

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 7

    Ancillary words Particles Particles in Japanese are postpositional—they immediately follow the modified component. A full listing of particles would be beyond the scope of this article, so only a few prominent particles are listed here. It should be noted that the pronunciation of some hiragana...
  14. Japanese Grammar - Part 6

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 6

    Other independent words Adverbs Adverbs in Japanese are not as tightly integrated into the morphology as in many other languages. Indeed, adverbs are not an independent class of words, but rather a role played by other words. For example, every adjective in the continuative form can be used as...
  15. Japanese Grammar - Part 5

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 5

    Euphonic changes (音便 onbin) Modern pronunciation is a result of a long history of phonemic drift that can be traced back to written records of the thirteenth century, and possibly earlier. However, it was only in 1946 that the Japanese ministry of education modified existing kana usage to...
  16. Japanese Grammar - Part 4

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 4

    The copula だ (da) The copula da behaves very much like a verb or an adjective regarding conjugation. Stem forms of the copula-Attributive form (連体形 rentaikei)である (de aru)Terminal form (終止形 shūshikei)だ (da, informal)です (desu, polite)でございます (de gozaimasu, respectful)Continuative form ((連用形...
  17. Japanese Grammar - Part 3

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 3

    Adjectives Japanese has two main classes of adjectives. Pure adjectives (形容詞 keiyōshi, aka. i-type adjective): these are very similar to verbs, having roots and conjugating stem forms. Adjectival nouns (形容動詞 keiyōdōshi, aka na-type adjective): these are grammatical nouns (though not...
  18. Japanese Grammar - Part 2

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 2

    Conjugable words Stem forms Prior to discussing the conjugable words, a brief note about stem forms. Conjugative suffixes and auxiliary verbs are attached to the stem forms of the affixee. In modern Japanese, there are the following six stem forms. Terminal form (終止形 shuushikei) is used at the...
  19. Japanese Grammar - Part 1

    Language Japanese Grammar - Part 1

    Do you have a question relating to Japanese grammar or vocabulary? Please ask at the JREF Nihongo Forum! The Japanese language has a highly regular agglutinative verb morphology, with both productive and fixed elements. Typologically, its most prominent feature is topic creation: Japanese is...
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