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24. Nihongo Dōjō - Did Japanese Ever Taste This Good?!

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avatar JapanesePod101.com

Mina-san, do you like small restaurants or big restaurants?

avatar JapanesePod101.com

ニクさん
こんにちは。
I can see your effort however, please note some corrections below.

大きくてにぎやかなレストランより、小さいレストランのほうが好きです。
This is easier to understand you.

昨日の晩のおんがくはきれいでした。Correct! :thumbsup:

Japanese むずかしい is basically used for problems or test questions so :disappointed: unfortunately 今日の朝はむずかしくなかったです doesn’t make sense.
I think you wanted to say ‘今日の朝はきもちよくおきられました.’
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar ニク

今日は

小さいレソツランのほうが好きですが、大きくてにぎやかレソツラン好きじゃありません。
I like small restaurants the most,but i don’t like restaurants that are busy and big.

昨日の晩のおんがくはきれいでした。
Last nights music was beautiful.

今日の朝はむずかしくなかったです。
This morning was not difficult.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Nory-san,
konnichiwa!
You can always ask questions about anything! :smile: :thumbsup:

Both 人気です and 人気があります are fine to say ‘[something] is popular’. :sunglasses: :thumbsup:
It can’t be na-adjective but it’s only a noun. So, we don’t say 人気な, though. :wink:

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Nory

Hello! I know there is a similar question to this but I still didn’t get it . すみません!if I say 人気です、it means that it’s popular? (even 人気 means popularity)
and when I say 人気があります。、it means that is has popularity or that is popular. Would It we wrong to say 人気です meaning that is popular? Is 人気 also a -na adjective meaning popular?Can I say 人気な人 meaning popular people?

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Joeさん、
こんにちは。
だいじょぶですよ。いつでもしつもんしてください。
You don’t need to say すみません.
You can ask us about your questions anytime.
よく means ‘often’and いつも means ‘always.’
I am sorry I am not sure about the answer to 2).

あれ is often used in Japan.
:smile:
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Joe

Oh no! Somehow half of my post did not show up. :(

My other two questions were:

2) Does よく come from the word 幾度?
3) Are ? used frequently in Japanese? Sometimes I see them in the PDF and other times I just see 。instead.

ありがとうございます!

avatar Joe

こんにちは、先生

すみません、私は質問が三つあります。

1)This might have been taught earlier, but is there a difference between よく and いつも? I see it translated here as “often”.
「お父さんはこのお店によくきますか。」 

avatar JapanesePod101.com

ドリューさん、
こんにちは!

I studies more Japanes today.
今日ぼくは日本語をもっと勉強しました。
Japan and Japanese are the best.
日本と日本語は最高だ。OR 日本と日本語は最高です。
I love them.
大好きだよ。OR 大好きですよ。

If you are writing these sentences as one message, you need to be consistent in formality level.
So, while it is okay to leave です out and/or use だ instead, if you start the first sentence ending with しました,
you’d need to keep the same kind of speech and stick to 最高です and 大好きです in following sentences.

The woman had long hair.
彼女は髪が長かったです。
Here, you can’t use だ because だ is for non-past.
If you want to make it casual/informal, it’s 彼女は髪が長かった。
and the correct kanji for ‘hair’ is 髪 :sunglasses:

As to ’I bought a car that is was not new.’, it would be
新くない車を買いました。

Near the library there was a taxi stand that had a beautiful exit.
図書館の近くに出口がきれいなタクシー乗り場がありました。

Actually I couldn’t really get the meaning of this sentence; sorry.
What ‘exit’ are you referring to here? Many タクシー乗り場 is in an open space and
‘exit’ for me just didn’t make sense :sweat_smile:
Anyway, the most important thing is きれいな here; you don’t have to make it past, just like
the other sentence above.

As to 最高, this already means ‘the best’, so there is no need to add すごく and it might be grammatically
not correct strictly speaking.

Hope this helps.

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar ドリュー

Hello. こんにちは。

今日ぼくは日本語もう勉強しました。I studies more Japanes today. 日本と日本語はすごく最高だ。Japan and Japanese are the best. 大好きよ。I love them. Can I leave off the です on the negative forms of adectives? Also can I use だ with the past forms of adjectives? Could you please check these sentences please?

彼女は紙が長かったです。 The woman had long hair. Could I use だ instead of です ?

新くなかった車を買いました。 I bought a car that is was not new.

図書館の近くに出口がきれいでしたタクシー乗り場がありました。 Near the library there was a taxi stand that had a beautiful exit.

Thanks in advance. よろしくお願いします。 Later. じゃ、また。

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Lin san,

どういたしまして。

Yuki  由紀
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