18. Basic Sentence Patterns

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Mina-san,

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

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ChildofSolitude san,
こんにちは。 :smile:
Thank you for your post.
Hiroko sensei is good.
Please enjoy other lessons, too.
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こんいちわ。

Is Hiroko-san all right? The おに (demon) was huge!

I need you for my lessons.

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Chris san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your post.
However, where does Ichi come from?
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avatar Chris

Is Ichi your best friend Hiroko?

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Jaro san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Kochirakoso yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
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Konnichiwa Yuiji-san, Youroshiku Onegai Shimasu! :P

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Uchiha san,
Konnichiwa.
On behalf of Natsuko sensei, douitashimashite.
You are welcome. :smile:
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Arigato gozaimasu!! Thank you!! :smile:

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Sasuke Uchiha san,
konnichiwa!
You’re right; using ’sore wa’ indicating people is not good. It’s considered as rude.
Instead we can either drop that part or use the words like ‘kare wa’ and ‘kanojo wa’. :wink:

Natsuko (奈津子),
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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: