18. Basic Sentence Patterns

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Robert san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
We have a rule, the longer the more polite.
Kochiwa is longer than kore so it’s more polite than the other.
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avatar Robert

Is kore, sore, are, dore formal or informal
and what about kochira, sochira, achira, dochira as well.

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Jon Yodice san, Ian san and NEKO san,

Thank you for the posts.
Oni usually means ogre devil and demon.
Yes, kaijuu is monster! :smile:

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avatar Ian

Kawaii desu ne!!!! That’s a monster!!!!!! I thought that oni was demon? Also is kaiju monster? :thumbsup: : :laughing:

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

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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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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

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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.
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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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