- 4 Sep 2015
- Reaction score
Ｈｏｗ ｄｏ Ｉ ｃｈａｎｇｅ ｔｈｅｓｅ ｔｏ ｔｈｅ ｎａｉ ｆｏｒｍ．
The ones I posted I can't figure out. This is this coming weeks class so the material hasn't been covered yet. Trying to figure stuff out on my own before Saturdays class. The teacher goes super fast and when I've asked questions in the last class, I think I annoyed her. But I do it with a sense of humor, so everyone in class laughs. Me, too!
Hairu becomes hairanai
This is an area of Japanese learning where I think it is actually easier to see what is going on if you write it in romaji.
You have an instructor and a textbook, right?
You should have been taught that there are two major types of verbs (plus two main irregular verbs: kuru and suru). The two major types of verbs are sometimes called Type 1 and Type 2, but other terms may be used instead. The two types conjugate differently from each orher. Verbs ending in ru (hashiru, miru, kaeru, etc.) could be of either type, so for each of these ru verbs you must learn whether it is a Type 1 or Type 2 verb.
If you are not being taught in this way, it is probably inefficient. This is a standard way of teaching Japanese verbs.
Trying to get ahead or prepare in advance is commendable, but when you do that you should follow the textbook, otherwise you may end up not only wasting your time with an inefficient study method, but also creating unnecessary confusion.