18. Basic Sentence Patterns

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Let’s try to make a sample sentence with this basic sentence structure you learned in this lesson!

avatar Sasuke Uchiha

Hi Hiroko-sensei!!
I was wondering if you could use these sentence structures when talking about people.
For example, if I was introducing Gaara to my teacher, could I say,
“Sare wa Bob desu?”
In Korean, it’s considered rude because you’re referring to a person as a thing, so I wasn’t sure.
Please let me know.
Arigato gozaimasu!! :wink: :wink:

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japanese guy san,
Yes, that is perfect! :thumbsup:
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東 さん は 私 の 友人 です。
did i spell that right? i meant higashi is my friend :smile:
that is a :smiling_imp: monster!

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Todd san,
Soudesuka. I see. :smile:
Are you studying Japanese at school?

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MIna-san, kon’nichi wa!

Boku wa gakusei desu.

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Farebury san,
Okashi actually means “confectionery”.

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i though candy was おかし  not あめ

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Hanna さん

こんにちは。Thanks for posting! :smile:

Have a great day!
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あれはおにです。 :smile: :smile:
:heart: :heart: I love this lesson.^.^ ^.^ :heart: :heart:

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Hayden san,
Both are translated monster.
However, I will give you examples which show differences.
Gozilla is a popular monster. ゴジラはにんいのあるかいじゅうです。

Children love to play monster. こどもたちはかいじゅうごっこがすきです。

A mansion rumored to be haunted (by ghost) ばけものがでるといううわさのやしき

He is an iron man to be able to act like that at the age of ninety.

Bakemono is sometimes used like ghost and to people.

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