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

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avatar JapanesePod101.com

Lin san,

どういたしまして。

Yuki  由紀
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avatar Lin

こんにちは、Natsukoさん。

Yes, I realized the “te-form” mistake in my last sentence when I went back to take a look at it again, :sweat_smile:

Thank you for the help.

And thank you too, Yuki-san.

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Lin-san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
You’re right; when two adjectives you use are not contrasting, you can conjugate the first
adjective to “te-form” and が works like “but” in English :thumbsup:

So, your sentence was very close to perfect! It’d be
日本語の文法は、難しいですが、面白いです。

Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar Lin

Yuki-san,

こんにちは。

So based on the correct sentence, このレッスンは、全然簡単じゃなくて、紛らわしかったです。
Is the rule simply that “when I’m not contrasting the two adjectives, the first adj. stays in its ‘te-form’ with no tense involved”?

And the “が” connecting the two sentences is always equivalent to “but” in English?
日本語の文法は、難しくてが、面白いです。 :laughing:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Lin san,

こんにちは。
Your first two sentences are great. :smile:
However, regarding the last sentence,  このレッスンは、全然簡単じゃなくて、紛らわしかったです.
When you use が,a paradox conjunction, the adjective before が and the adjective after が should be contrasted for example 簡単じゃありませんでしたが、面白かったです or 簡単でしたが、つまらなかったです.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.

Yuki  由紀
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avatar Lin

それは、難しくない選択でした。
その選択は、難しくなかったです。

このレッスンは、全然簡単じゃありませんでしたが、紛らわしかった(confusing?)です。 :sweat_smile:

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Ericさん こんにちは。
Thanks for saving クルミさん’s line!
You saved her! :sunglasses:

Motoko
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Eric san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
They are both grammatically correct.
However, those two sentence structures are different.
あります tend s to take particle が like くるまがあります’tere is a car or I have a car’.
人気です is the same structure as 静かです and きれいです.

Yuki  由紀
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avatar Eric

By the way, クルミさん’s dialog is missing under the kana section of the PDF on the second page.

avatar Eric

Why この店は人気があります and not この店は人気です? Is 人気です incorrect?

ありがとうございます。

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