18. Basic Sentence Patterns

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avatar Jon Yodice

That’s a monster! 0__o :heart: :heart: :heart:

avatar JapanesePod101.com

GSuginoさん こんにちは。
Thanks for letting us know the typo!!
I’ve fixed them.
We’re glad to hear that you enjoy our lessons.
Stay tuned!

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avatar GSugino

Noted Misspelling in kanji in the lesson 18 basic sentence patterns for “senbei” - rice cracker: せんべい
This is a “seibei”.
enjoying the courses

avatar JapanesePod101.com

おかし is any type of snaks; your understanding is very right :wink:

あめ is supposed to be written in hiragana or kanji. When we write あめ in hiragana, we don’t know
if it means candy or rain.
Names of sweets and/or food are sometimes written with katakana, but we never write rain “ame”
with katakana. Also the pronouncitiation of “ame”, as rain, and “ame”, as candy, has a different accent.
Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar Guido


I was wondering…in this video I’ve messed up twice, because I was misremembering “おいしい” (delicious) for
“おかし”, but still I’d have used “おかし” for both the candy and the rice cracker and now I am wondering:

What exactly “おかし” means?

Is it as specific as “pastry” or it’s truly as generic as “sweet”?

Could be used when I mean “snack” (which isn’t necessarily sweet)?

As for “アメ”…it’s written in Katakana, but I can’t trace it to English (even as a contraption), so I was wondering what language comes from? :-?



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yes!! :smile:

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avatar Tianna(nanako)

:flushed: Is a sentence structure in Japan basically SOV(subject, object, and verb)?

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Thank you!! :grin:
I might run if I see “oni”, instead of saying “ah! it’s a moster” :mrgreen:

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avatar Kita

haha! He’s so calm about the oni, and she’s “AH! It’s a monster!” I found it funny how they reacted. You guys are great teachers! :D

avatar JapanesePod101.com

Thank you! Glad you liked our lesson! :wink:
And, I understand completely what you mean! It’s always better if you have chances to listen to more people than just one, so that you can actually understand Japanese from anyone (not just some specific person’s Japanese).

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