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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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Let’s get started.
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!😄

 

Tatsuya
October 16th, 2017 at 6:33 am
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In the examples given in this lesson, I did not understand that phrase “客が自由に猫と遊んでくつろげる” what does くつろげる mean and 客が自由に猫と遊んで。Thank you!

September 30th, 2017 at 2:13 pm
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>Hi セバスチャン,
Thank you for your comment!

You can say “suki de wa arimasen” which is a bit softer than “hate”.
For example, “Watashi wa sushi ga suki de wa arimasen.” (I don’t like sushi.)

>マクシムさん
コメントありがとうございます!
ほかのレッスンもみてくださいね😄

Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com
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マクシム
September 23rd, 2017 at 6:16 am
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こにちは!
私はこのレッスンがだいすきです!

セバスチャン
September 22nd, 2017 at 7:45 am
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Thanks for the video. But how would i say i don’t like something without saying i HATE it. ありがとうございます😄

September 20th, 2017 at 7:53 pm
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Hi Anna,

Thank you for posting!

Looking forward to seeing you often here.😄

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Anna
September 20th, 2017 at 6:21 am
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watashi wa inu ga daisuki desu

neko ga kirai desu

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August 17th, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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こんにちは、Bobさん
コメントありがとうございます!

そうですか。豆のカレーは好きですか?

Miki(美希)
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Bob
August 13th, 2017 at 9:39 am
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僕はカレーが好きです。
僕は豆が嫌いです。

July 26th, 2017 at 8:17 pm
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Hi Shey,

Thank you for posting.

It seems the video works fine with this lesson.

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Shey
July 26th, 2017 at 12:53 am
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For some reason I’m having problems to watch any videos, I’ve checked my wifi and internet repeatedly. Am I suppose to pay now?