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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! :)

 

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。
:smile:
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?

January 24th, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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David
December 13th, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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Could you all so use, watashi wa nikku ga suki de wa arimasen? If not why and what is this saying?

kiyoko
December 9th, 2016 at 10:33 am
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demo… watashi wa nikku ga suki desu…

Andy
November 24th, 2016 at 2:25 am
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What the difference between 私は犬が飼っています and 私は犬がいます?
And sometimes translator shows 私は犬を飼っている, does it casual variant? And why here is an を particle?

November 20th, 2016 at 2:12 pm
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Aidan
こんにちは。
はい、わかりました。 :smile:
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Aidan
October 28th, 2016 at 11:42 pm
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私は犬が好きです! :thumbsup: :smiling_imp:

October 2nd, 2016 at 7:10 pm
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ジェームズさん、
こんにちは。
Yes; that’s perfect. :smile: :thumbsup:
When you say 嫌い, it’s stronger than 好きじゃない, and 好きじゃない would
sound softer. So, you’ve got it right.

Natsuko (奈津子),
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