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1. You Can Never Be Too Polite in Japanese

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avatar JapanesePod101.com

みなさん、こんにちは♪
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Danielさん、
こんにちは。
Tai at the end of sentences cannot be used in kenjougo.
If you want to say that, I recommend you to say ‘謙譲語の練習をしたいと思っております.’
:smile:
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avatar Daniel

Hi, I have a question: How do I use -tai form of a verb in kenjougo? For example, how do I say “I wan’t to practice kenjougo.” in humble language?

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Andy さん、
こんにちは。
そうですか。良かったです。 :smile:
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avatar Andy

はいわかりました!

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Andyさん、
おそくなって済みません。 :disappointed:
明けまして、おめでとうございます。 :smile:
そうですか。明治神宮は有名な神社ですからね。
One thing, once you use the polite from (masu and desu), you should keep using it.
Therefore, 人がたくさんいて、僕たちが45分行列に待たなくてはいけませんでした should use used.
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avatar Andy

明けましておめでとうございます!今年宜しくお願いします!
Happy New Year!

一昨日、僕は彼女と明治神宮へ初詣に行きました。
The day before yesterday I went with my girlfriend to Meiji Jingu for a hatsumode.

人がたくさんいて、僕たちが45分行列に待たなくてはいけなかった。
There were so many people, we had to wait in line for 45 minutes.

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Susanne Lüthy
Konnichiwa.
Regarding してしまいます, you can use it.
However, the nuance is ‘you finished all lessons and don’t have any lessons which you should study.’
ぜんぶの レッスンを べんきょう しました just tells us the fact, ‘ you finished all lessons.’
Therefore, Natsuko sensei used that sentence.
聞きました is used for ‘listened.’
:smile:
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avatar Susanne Lüthy

夏子先生、thanks so much for your feedback, I have one question … in sentence one I intended to use … finish and shimau as learned in some lesson … could I apply in that sentence at all or would it sound strange?

…. kikimashita … which Kanji would you use?

Have a good day and kind regards from Switzerland

Susanne Luethy

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Susanne-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
Very well done! Here’s my feedback:

1. I have just finished going through all 25 lessons.
ぜんぶの レッスンを べんきょう しました。
OR
レッスンをぜんぶ ききました。

2. Because these lessons were interesting and helpful, I will repeat them again singlemindedly.
このじゅきょうは、おもしろくて やくにたつので、わたしは もういちど ぜんぶ の レッスン を くりかえして べんきょう します。

3. Generally speaking for me this method is practical .
ぜんたいてきに、 わたしにとって この ほうほうは やくにたちます (ORやくだちます)。
(Practical can be じつようてき in Japanese and I think in this case it suits better.)

4. I thought it over and decided to do so.
わたしは、よくかんがえて、じっこう することに きめました。

Hope this helps!

Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar Susanne Lüthy

Hello Katsensei and Naomi sensei

1. I have just finished going through all 25 lessons.
ぜんぶのlessonをべんきょうしてしまいました。
2. Because these lessons were interesting and helpful, I will repeat them again singlemindedly.
このじゅきょうはおもしろくてゆうようでしたので、わなしはいっしんふらんもういちどうぜんぶのlessonをべんきょくりかえします。
3. Generally speaking for me this method is practical .
いっぱんてきのほうほうはわたしにやくにたつです。
4. I thought it over and decided to do so.
わたしはそのことをじゅっこうしすることにきめました。
Kind regards and thanks a lot for your feedback. Susanne Luethy