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Society is the 74th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 6 lessons.


Grammar Notes[]

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Use of -そう[]

-そう means "apparently". Attached to -い adjectives, it replaces -い when doing so:

面白(おもしろ)い (interesting) → 面白(おもしろ)そう (apparently interesting)


Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

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  • 天皇 (ten-nō) = emperor
  • 象徴 (shō-chō) = symbol
  • 国家 (ko-kka) = nation
  • 平和 (hei-wa) = peace
  • ...を大切にすべきだ (...wo-tai-se-tsu-ni-su-be-ki-da) = you should value ...
  • [国家間, 両国家, 平和的]

Lesson 2[]

  • 建てました (ta-te-ma-shi-ta) = I built
  • 世界 (se-kai) = world
  • 世界中 (se-kai-jū) = around the world
  • 社会 (sha-kai) = society
  • 社会の窓 (sha-kai-no-mado) = trousers' zipper ("the society's window" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
  • 文化 (bun-ka) = culture

Lesson 3[]

  • 戦争 (sen-sō) = war
  • 経済 (kē-zai) = Economics
  • 経済学者 (kē-zai-gaku-sha) = economist
  • 行動 (kō-dō) = behaviour/person's actions
  • 行動を起こすとき (kō-dō-wo-o-ko-su-to-ki) = the time to take actions
  • 反対語 (han-tai-go) = antonym
  • 経済的 (kē-zai-te-ki) = economically

Lesson 4[]

  • 生活 (sē-ka-tsu) = lifestyle
  • 番組 (ban-gu-mi) = TV show
  • 面白そう (o-mo-shi-ro-sō) = seems interesting
  • 活動する (ka-tsu-dō-su-ru) = to be active
  • 部活動 (bu-ka-tsu-dō) = club activity
  • 活動的な人 (ka-tsu-dō-te-ki-na-hi-to) = an active person 
  • 慣れています (na-re-te-i-ma-su) = I am used to
  • 話すこと (ha-na-su-ko-to) = speech

Lesson 5[]

  • 山口 (ya-ma-gu-chi) = Yamaguchi (a city name)
  • 千葉 (chi-ba) = Chiba (a city name)
  • 市 (shi) = city
  • 県 (ken) = prefecture
  • 独立していない (do-ku-ri-tsu-shi-te-i-nai) = be not independent
  • 進歩 (shin-po) = the progress
  • 進歩した (shin-po-shi-ta) = I made progress
  • 文明 (bun-mē) = civilisation
  • [進歩的]

Lesson 6[]

  • 計画しています (kē-ka-ku-shi-te-i-ma-su) = I am planning
  • 受付 (u-ke-tsu-ke) = reception
  • 地元 (ji-mo-to) = local
  • 物価 (bu-kka) = the cost of living
  • AとしてB (A-to-shi-te-B) = B as/as the role of A (more like "A being played by B")

References[]


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