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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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March 2nd, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions! :)

 

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March 29th, 2021 at 08:45 AM
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ジェイダさん

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ジェイダ
February 27th, 2021 at 01:43 AM
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お菓子が好きです。

日本のアニメが好きです。

チョコレートが嫌いです。

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February 15th, 2020 at 04:13 AM
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こんにちは K,


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K
February 12th, 2020 at 12:03 AM
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わたしは いぬとねこが すきです。

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December 7th, 2019 at 05:47 AM
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December 4th, 2019 at 02:02 AM
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for those with an english keyboard, what app/website/tools do you use to type in hirigana? having some trouble :)


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November 9th, 2019 at 01:52 AM
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Aimee H.さん


コメントありがとうございます!

おしい!(almost)

The last sentence should be 「でも、いぬもすきです。」😄


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November 9th, 2019 at 01:01 AM
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Hi Tyler,


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私も犬が好きです!😄


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Tyler
October 20th, 2019 at 02:59 AM
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犬が好きです。

子犬が大好きです!

Aimee H.
October 4th, 2019 at 10:25 PM
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こんにちは。


私は肉と野菜が好きです。でも、魚がきらいです。


猫が大好きです。でも、私もいぬがすきです。


Are these sentences correct correct?