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Intro 2 is the 9th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 5 lessons.

Grammar Notes[]

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Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • 私 (watashi) = I (わたし)
  • いいえ (iie) = no
  • も (mo) = also/as well/and [1]
  • ではありません (dewa arimasen) = I am not

Lesson 2[]

  • 話せ (hanase) = to speak (はなせ)
  • 話せます (hanasemasu) = I can speak (はなせます)
  • 話せますか?(hanasemasu ka) = can you speak? (はなせますか)
  • 語 (go) = language (ご)
  • 日本語 (nihongo) = Japanese language (にほんご)
  • 英語 (eigo) = English language (えいご)
  • が (ga) = indicates the subject, subject marker - used for adjectives and some nouns
  • ます (masu) = polite form

Lesson 3[]

  • 気 (ki) = spirit (き)
  • 元気 (genki) = fine/well (casual) (げんき)
  • お (o) = formal, polite form
  • お元気 (ogenki) = fine/well (formal) (おげんき)
  • お元気ですか?(ogenkidesu ka) = how are you? (おげんきですか)
  • 元気です (genkidesu) = I am well/I am fine (げんきです)
  • ええ (ee) = yes
  • と (to) = and (only for nouns)
  • もちろん (mochiron) = of course
  • もちろんです (mochirondesu) = of course
  • 田中先生 (tanaka-sensei) = Professor Tanaka (たなかせんせい)

Lesson 4[]

  • 名 (na) = name (な)
  • 名前 (namae) = name (なまえ)
  • お名前 (onamae) = name (formal) (おなまえ)
  • あの (ano) = ah, um
  • イタリア語 (itariago) = Italian (language) (イタリアご)
  • スペイン語 (supeingo) = Spanish (language) (スペインご)
  • 何 (nan / nani) = what (なん / なに) - nani is used if the next word begins with 't' 'd' or 'n'.
  • 何人 (nanijin) = how many people (なにじん)
  • それ (sore) = that/it (can be used as a pronoun, so don't need to specify the object referred to) [2]

Lesson 5[]

  • 僕 (boku) = I/me (casual) (ぼく)
  • の (no) = of
  • 僕の (boku no) = my/mine (casual) (ぼくの)
  • 私の (watashi-no) = my/mine (polite) (わたしの)
  • 茂 (shigeru) = Shigeru (male name) (しげる)
  • さくら (sakura) = Sakura (female name)

References[]

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