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pugtm

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im doing the pimsleur course so of course they dont teach grammer too well so
what is the diffrence between hanasemas and hanashimas
when do you use each one?
also what is the meaning of dewa and deshou?
 

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what is the diffrence between hanasemas and hanashimas
when do you use each one?

hanashimasu : to speak (polite form of hanasu; to speak)
hanasemasu : be able to speak
*see the list for conjugation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_verb_conjugations#Potential

also what is the meaning of dewa and deshou?

dewa: it's a combination of two particles, de and wa.
The meaning varies depending on the context.
You'll find some basics about the particles;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_grammar#Particles
http://www.guidetojapanese.org/

deshou: it is a conjugated form of "desu".
(1) presumption, often used to express the future.
(2) asking for light confirmation ("so and so, isn't it" for example.)
 

pugtm

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thanks so much you are a lifesaver ive been looking for a clear explanation of grammer for a while(since the books i have are geared more towards vocab)
those helped a whole hell of a lot. thanks👍
 
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