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Family is the 15th skill (assuming read left to right( in the Japanese language course. It has 7 lessons

Grammar NotesEdit

  • 僕 (boku) = I/my (ぼく) - (taught in lesson 2) is only used in informal situations by men.[1]
  • たち (tachi) is a pluralising suffix

LessonsEdit

Lesson 1 Edit

  • 彼女 (kanojo) = she (かのじょ)
  • 彼 (kare) = he (かれ)
  • 彼の (kareno) = his (かれの) 
  • 誰 (dare) = who (だれ)

Lesson 2 Edit

  • 姉 (ane) = older/big sister (あね)
  • 妹 (imōto) = younger sister (いもうと)
  • 兄 (ani) = older/big brother (あに)
  • 弟 (otōto)  = younger brother (おとうと)
  • 私の (watashi-no) = my (わたし-の)
  • 僕 (boku) = I/my (ぼく) 

Lesson 3 Edit

  • 兄弟 (kyōdai) = (male) siblings/brothers (きょうだい)[2]
  • 姉妹 (shimai) = (female) siblings/sisters (しまい)
  • 私たち (watashi-tachi ) = we (わたし-たち )
  • 彼女たち (kanojo-tachi) = they (female) (かのじょ-たち)
  • 彼ら (kare-ra) = they (male) (かれ-ら)

Lesson 4 Edit

  • 両親 (ryōshin) = parents (りょうしん)
  • 子供 (kodomo) = child (こども)
  • 子供たち (kodomo-tachi) = children (こどもたち)
  • あなた (anata) = you (informal)[3]
  • あなたの (anatano) = your

Lesson 5 Edit

  • 父 (chichi) = dad/father (ちち)
  • お父さん (otōsan) = father (formal, polite) (おとうさん)
  • 母 (haha) = mom/mother (はは)
  • お母さん (okāsan) = mom/mother (formal, polite) (おとうさん)
  • 家族 (kazoku) = family (かぞく)

Lesson 6 Edit

  • 娘 (musume) = daughter (むすめ)
  • 息子 (musoko) = son (むすこ)
  • 親戚 (shinseki) = relatives (しんせき)

Lesson 7 Edit

  • おかえりなさい(okaerinasai) = welcome back, welcome home
  • 行ってらっしゃい (it-te-ras-shai ) = take care, have a good day, have fun
  • ただいま (ta-dai-ma) = I'm back, I'm home
  • 行って きます (it-te-kimasu) = I'm leaving
  • 孫 (mago) = grandchild/grandchildren (まご)
  • お孫さん (o-mago-san) = grandchild/grandchildren (formal, polite)
  • おねえさん (o-nei-san) = big/older sister (formal, polite)
  • おにいさん (o-nī-san) = big/older brother (formal, polite)

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32498160
  2. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/32547832
  3. https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/22959225
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