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Hiroko: Do you remember how to introduce yourself in Japanese? わたしは、ひろこです。 (Watashi wa, Hiroko desu.) In this lesson, you are going to learn this simple and useful sentence structure A は (wa) B です。 (desu.) What is this これは、チョコレートです。 (Kore wa, chokorēto desu.) これ (kore) means this. So これは、チョコレートです。 (Kore wa, chokorēto desu.) means this is chocolate. Okay let’s practice. What is this これは、せんべいです。 (Kore wa, senbei desu.) this is a rice cracker. Next, what is this? これは、あめです。 (Kore wa, ame desu.) This is candy. Okay let me introduce Yuchi. He is going to help me with this lesson.
Yuichi: こんにちは、ゆういちです。 (Konnichiwa, Yūichi desu.) よろしくおねがいします。 (Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.)
Hiroko: よろしくおねがいします。 (Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.) Yuchi san, which one do you want?
Yuichi: I want this one.
Hiroko: それは、あめです。 (Sore wa, ame desu.) That’s candy. This is the same sentence structure again here. A is B. Did you notice the different word それ? (Sore?) それ (sore) means “that”, it’s used to talk about something that’s near the person you are talking to. Yuchi san, are you thirsty?
Yuichi: Yes.
Hiroko: あれは、きっさてんです。 (Are wa, kissaten desu.) That’s coffee shop, let’s go. This is the same sentence structure once again. A is B. The only difference is あれ (are) which means that over there. あれ (are) is used to talk about something that is far from both the speaker and the listener. Okay let’s review これ (kore) それ (sore) and あれ (are) これは、マグカップです。 (Kore wa, magukappu desu.) それは、ミッキーマウスです。 (Sore wa, Mikkīmausu desu.) .
Yuichi: あれは、おにです。 (Are wa, oni desu.)
Hiroko: That’s a monster.

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JapanesePod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san,

Let's try to make a sample sentence with this basic sentence structure you learned in this lesson!

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Sai Baba
March 24th, 2019 at 1:42 am
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konnichiwa mina-san

korewa noto desu

sore wa anata no inu desuka?

arewa teburu desu


are my sentences correct?

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Angie F.
March 16th, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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あれはにじです。


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JapanesePod101.com
February 27th, 2018 at 5:13 am
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Hi Kristel,


Thank you for the comment and sorry for our late reply.


ど- pronouns are used used in question sentences:


これはむずかしいです。–This is difficult.

>> どれがむずかしいのですか? - Which one is difficult?


それはすごいいです! — That is awesome!

>> どれがすごいのですか? - Which one is awesome?


あれはピザです。おいしい! –That is a pizza. Delicious!!?

>> どのピザがおいしいのですか? - Which pizza is delicious?

A noun (pizza in this case) comes after どの to make a question.


I hope this helps.


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Laura
February 1st, 2018 at 9:05 pm
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あれはまマーケットです。

これはご飯です。

何それ?。それはすいかです。

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Kristel
January 13th, 2018 at 2:13 am
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こんにちは, みんな-さん!


Sample sentences:


これはむずかしいです。--This is difficult.

それはすごいいです! -- That is awesome!

あれはピザです。おいしい! --That is a pizza. Delicious!! :)


I have a question, though. In the Grammar section of this lesson, it mentioned something about the こ-, そ-, あ-, and ど- demonstrative pronouns. Can you help me understand the ど- pronoun? This is not yet discussed in the examples. Thanks :)


-Kristel

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JapanesePod101.com
September 26th, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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> Hi Anna,

Thank you for your comment!

Well done! Your dog will also master Japanese?


>Hi AhmedUmer,

Thank you for your comment!

I'd like to correct your sentences below?


Kore wa rapputoppu(/nōto pasokon) desu.

Sore wa keitai denwa desu.

Are wa biru desu.


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AhmedUmer
September 17th, 2017 at 7:25 am
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kore was laptop desu.

sore wa mobile desu.

are wa building desu.

Are these all correct ?

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Anna
September 16th, 2017 at 6:47 am
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Kore wa inu desu


(I practice Japanese talking to my dogs.)


Are wa hon desu

Sore wa pen desu

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JapanesePod101.com
February 13th, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Truly Baz san,

Konnichiwa.

Yes, the dialogue is correct.

However, you should not use ‘are’ in the last sentence.

Please use ‘sore’ here.:wink:

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Japanesepod101.com
February 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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Truly san,

Konnchiwa.


Thanks for posting!


We're happy you're enjoying the lessons! If you have any questions, we're here to help :wink:


Cristiane

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