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Games is the 49th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 5 lessons.

Grammar Notes[]

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Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • ゼルダ (ze-ru-da) = Zelda (female name)
  • ゲーム (gee-mu) = video game
  • スマホ (su-ma-ho) = smart phone
  • オタク (o-ta-ku) = otakus/geeks/nerds
  • 伝説 (den-setsu) = legend/legends (でんせつ)
  • 多くの (oo-ku-no) = many (おおくの)
  • 一番好きな (ichi-ban-su-ki-na) = (my/your/etc.) favorite (いちばんすきな)
  • いろいろな (i-ro-i-ro-na) = various

Lesson 2[]

  • 初心者 (sho-shin-sha) = beginner/novice (しょしんしゃ)
  • 倒す (tao-su) = (2) to defeat; to kill; to beat (v5s, vt) (たおす)
  • 倒し (tao-shi) = defeat (たおし)
  • 倒した (tao-shi-ta) = I defeated (たおした)
  • 倒しました (tao-shi-ma-shi-ta) = I defeated it (たおしました)
  • 倒しましたか?(tao-shi-ma-shi-ta-ka) = did you defeat it? (たおしましたか)
  • レベル (re-be-ru) = level
  • ボス (bo-su) = boss
  • 小包 (ko-zu-tsu-mi) = parcel
  • 高すぎる (ta-ka-su-gi-ru) = too high

Lesson 3[]

  • チーム (chii-mu) = team
  • 試合 (shi-ai) = match/game/competition (しあい)
  • 勝つ (ka-tsu) = to win; to gain victory (v5s, vi) (P) (かつ)
    • 試合勝ちました = won at the match (in English: "won the match")
    • ❌ 試合勝ちました = Since 勝つ is intransitive, it cannot have an object[1]
  • 勝ちます (ka-chi-ma-su) = I will win (かちます)
  • 勝ちました (ka-chi-ma-shi-ta) = I won (かちました)
  • 勝っていますか?(ka-tte-i-ma-su-ka) = are you winning? (かっていますか)
  • 負ける (ma-ke-ru) = (1) to lose; to be defeated (v1, vi) (まける)
  • 負けました (ma-ke-ma-shi-ta) = I lost (まけました)
  • 負けなかった (ma-ke-na-ka-tta) = I did not lose (まけなかった)

Lesson 4[]

  • 最初 (sai-sho) = beginning; first; onset (さいしょ)
  • 最初から (sai-sho-ka-ra) = from the beginning (さいしょから)
  • に勝つ (ni-ka-tsu) = it wins against/it beats (にかつ)
  • に負ける (ni-ma-ke-ru) = it loses to (まける)
  • グー (guu) = rock
  • パー (paa) = paper
  • チョキ (cho-ki) = scissors
  • じゃんけん (jan-ken) = rock-paper-scissors
  • じゃんけんポン (jan-ken-pon) = rock-paper-scissors shoot

Lesson 5[]

  • 得意 (to-kui) = good at (とくい)
  • 得意だ (to-kui-da) = I am good at (とくいだ)
  • 苦手 (ni-ga-te) = bad at (にがて)
  • 苦手だ (ni-ga-te-da) = I am bad at (にがてだ)

References[]

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