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Online Live Lessons 5 - Grammar
The grammar points for Evan's Easy Japanese's Online Live Lessons 5
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A word that describes a noun in some way. There are at least 2, but probably 3 types of Adjectives in Japanese: "Na", "I", and "No".
We identify a Word Class by how that Word Class interacts with other Word Classes.
A fancy word that just means "when a description/Adjective comes BEFORE a Noun".
This contrasts to a Complementary use of an Adjective.
These behave similarly to Nouns, but are Adjectives. They differ from other Adjective groups by their Adnominal use: a "Na" is usually put after a Na-Adjective when it comes before a Noun.
Watashi vs. Boku
There are different levels of masculinity / femininity built into the language.
I then go on a rant about trying to change Japanese culture, and how - if that's your goal - you should just quit learning now.
I also mention "Kancho"
Negative of "Desu"
Desu likely came from the combination of De+Arimasu. When turned into a Negative, we make it "De wa" (usually).
Thus, we have 4 Negative "Desu's"
De Arimasen is rather uncommon, we usually use "De wa"
Jya nai desu ka?
This can frequently translate to "Isn't it?", as in, you're looking for an agreement.
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Online Live Lessons #1 - Grammar
Online Live Lessons #2 - Vocab
Online Live Lessons #2 - Grammar
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