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Welcome to learn Japanese grammar absolute beginner. In this video series, you learn basic Japanese grammar patterns and phrases through easy to follow audio and visual cues. Here is what we will cover in this lesson.
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Naomi:
私は犬が好きです。 (Watashi wa Inu ga suki desu.)
Naomi:
Let’s talk about how to say you like something.
Jessi:
Sounds good. Naomi, can you give us our first pattern?
Naomi:
Sure. The pattern is 私はAが好きです。 (watashi wa ē ga suki desu.)
Jessi:
私はAが好きです。 (watashi wa ē ga suki desu.) which means I like A.
Naomi:
You can put anything in place of A. For example Jessi, what do you like?
Jessi:
Hmm..ah! Okay, how about this one. 私は犬が好きです。 (watashi wa inu ga suki desu.) I like dogs.
Naomi:
Ah nice one. 犬 (inu) is dog or dogs and it goes in a place of A. So 私は犬が好きです。 (watashi wa inu ga suki desu)...
Jessi:
I like dogs. How about an example from you, Naomi?
Naomi:
私はカリフォルニアが好きです。 (Watashi wa Kariforunia ga suki desu.) I like California.
Jessi:
Ah my home state. I am happy to hear that. Now, Naomi, here is an important point. The first 私は (watashi wa) part is often left out in conversation, right?
Naomi:
Good point. In a conversation, we usually would just say 犬が好きです。 (Inu ga suki desu.)
Jessi:
I like dogs
Naomi:
Or カリフォルニアが好きです。 (Kariforunia ga suki desu.)
F:
I like California. Now, Naomi.
Naomi:
Yes.
Jessi:
What if rather than just like something, I love something and I want to express that in Japanese?
Naomi:
Good question. In that case, 好き (suki) becomes 大好き (daisuki). And you say, Aが大好きです (Ē ga daisuki desu).
Jessi:
Ah okay. So for example, チョコレートが大好きです。 (Chokorēto ga daisuki desu.) I love chocolate.
Naomi:
Yes チョコレートが大好きです。 (Chokorēto ga daisuki desu.). We are addicted to chocolate.
Jessi:
Right, definitely.
Naomi:
私は犬が好きです。 (Watashi wa Inu ga suki desu.)
Naomi:
私は肉がきらいです。 (Watashi wa niku ga kirai desu.)
Jessi:
It’s also important to be able to say what we don’t like. Wouldn’t you say, Naomi?
Naomi:
Good point.
Jessi:
私はAがきらいです。 (Watashi wa ē ga kirai desu.)
Naomi:
Yes 私はAがきらいです。 (Watashi wa ē ga kirai desu.). I hate A. For example, 私は犬がきらいです。 (Watashi wa inu ga kirai desu.)
Jessi:
I hate dogs.
Naomi:
私は肉がきらいです。 (Watashi wa niku ga kirai desu.)
Jessi:
I hate meat. But again, the first 私は (watashi wa) is often left out. One thing to keep in mind is that this word きらい (kirai) means that you really dislike the item not just that you don’t really like it that much but that you have a pretty strong dislike for it. So just keep that in mind.
Naomi:
私は肉がきらいです。 (Watashi wa niku ga kirai desu.)
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Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions!😄

 

June 21st, 2017 at 11:07 am
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Redさん、
Konnichiwa.
I am sorry about the late reply.
“I hate this” is “watashi wa kore ga kirai desu.”
And do you mean “do I hate that?”? If so, “watashi wa sore ga kirai desu ka.”
“I like (or love) this” is “watashi wa kore ga suki desu (daisuki desu).”

This : kore
That: sore

Arget san,
Konnchiwa.
When you want to use “and” between nouns, please use “to.”
However, when you list up verbs, its’s different.
Anyway, you can say “inu to neko.”

Peter san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for helping Arget san.
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Peter
June 20th, 2017 at 10:26 pm
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Arget,
In this case ,, and ” would translated as ,, to ”
So the sentence would be
Watashi wa inu to neko ga suki desu.
But you should know that you cant always use ,, to ” for ,, and “. But you will learn that later.

Arget
June 10th, 2017 at 9:13 am
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So, how do you say “and” in Japanese if there is a word for it? Like if you wanted to say “I like dogs and cats” Would you say “watashi wa Inu neko ga suki” or would that be saying that you like cat dogs?

June 3rd, 2017 at 10:21 am
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Red
May 29th, 2017 at 11:54 am
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Hi Yuki,

What if it’s generic? Like how do I say “I hate this” or “I hate that?”or “I like (or love) this” or “I like (or love) that?”
Is “Kore wa ga suki desu” right? or “Sore wa ga kirai desu?” Also, how does it read like if I add a subject like “Watashi wa”?

Thanks,

まん
May 26th, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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konichiwa
why is it i cant download pdf for this lessons?
i love your pdf forms because its detailed

May 16th, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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Ishani san
Konnichiwa.
Niku o tabemasen. You don’t eat meat do you?
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Ishani
May 7th, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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Saru ga daisuki desu 😆😆

Niku ga tabemasen :/

March 23rd, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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Marc
こんにちは。
Your sentences are perfect.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
However, I have one suggestion, the sentence order
The order below is better if your writing is a message to everyone you mentioned.
こんばんは皆さん。
元気ですか?
犬が大好きです。
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Yuki 由紀
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Marc
March 22nd, 2017 at 9:54 am
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こんばんは皆さん。
犬が大好きです。
元気ですか?