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Possibil. (Possibilities) is the 58th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 7 lessons.

Under the new system, possibilities can be found at:

  • Unit 29, Level 9
  • Unit 30, Level 6
  • Unit 31, Level 2

Grammar Notes[]

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  • Using ば (if): "ば (if)" is always used with a verb. Now if the verb ends with -u ("勉強する", "ある", "読む"), the verb places before ば, and also, all -u syllable becomes -e ("勉強す", "あ", "読").
    • For example 雨が降れば、行かない

Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • 横浜 (yoko-hama) = Yokohama (よこはま)
  • 小浜 (oba-ma) = Obama (おばま)
  • 値引き (ne-bi-ki) = discount
  • 値引きして (ne-bi-ki shi-te)= give me a discount
  • 機会 (ki-kai) = opportunity (きかい)
  • の人口は = population

Lesson 2[]

  • 名古屋 (na-go-ya) = Nagoya (なごや)
  • びっくりした (bu-kku-ri-shi-ta) = was/were surprised
  • 信じられない (shin-ji-ra-re-nai) = cannot believe it
  • だろう (da-rō) = probably
  • でしょう (de-shō) = probably (polite)
  • 住んでいるだろう (sun-de-i-ru-da-rō) = probably lives
  • へえ (he-e) = woah
  • なら (na-ra) = if

Lesson 3[]

  • ば (ba) = if (see usage note in Grammar Section above)
  • ばよかった (ba-yo-ka-tta) = should have
  • 勉強すればよかった (ben-kyō-su-re-ba-yo-ka-tta) = should have studied
  • になる (ni-na-ru) = will become

Lesson 4[]

  • とき(to-ki) = when
  • いた時 (i-ta-to-ki) = when I was
  • 買わなかった (ka-wa-na-ka-tta) = I did not buy
  • 行ったら (i-tta-ra) = if I went
  • ハワイ (ha-wa-i) = Hawaii
  • たまたま (ta-ma-ta-ma) = happened to/by chance
  • 必ず (ka-na-ra-zu) = certainly
  • 暇な (hi-ma-na)= free/spare

Lesson 5[]

  • adj.くても (adj. + ku-te-mo) = even if it is (adj.)
  • verbっても (verb + tte-mo) = even if (verb.)
  • nounでも (noun + de-mo) = even if (noun)
  • 回っている = is travelling around
  • 周り (ma-wa-ri) = around
  • まさか (ma-sa-ka) = there's no way / It's impossible

Lesson 6[]

  • 当たる (a-ta-ru) = hits/strikes/occurred
  • 回す (ma-wa-su) = turn
  • 決して (ke-sshi-te) = never / not in any way
  • 回して (ma-wa-shi-te) = pass
  • also: 回して (kai-shi-te) = pass
  • 回してくれませんか (ma-wa-shi-te ku-re-ma-sen-ka) = can you pass (to me)
  • also: 回してくれませんか (kai-shi-te ku-re-ma-sen-ka) = can you pass (to me)
  • すぎるかも = it might
  • かもしれない = it might
  • 取っ手 (to-tte) = handle
  • ガラス窓 = glass window
  • 磨きました (mi-ga-ki-ma-shi-ta) = polished
  • そうかもね = maybe so

Lesson 7[]

  • といいです (to-i-i-de-su) = I hope
  • もし負けても (mo-shi-ma-ke-te-mo) = even if you lose
  • 来ない (ko-nai) = will not come
  • 来たら (ki-ta-ra) = once I come
  • あったら (a-tta-ra) = if I have
  • 一生懸命 (i-sshō-ken-mei) = as fast/hard as I could
  • かな = I wonder
  • 彼女と一緒にいた (ka-no-jo-to i-ssho-ni-i-ta) = stay with her/keep her company

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