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!

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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,
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,
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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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.