Giving and Receiving 3 with いただきます

みなさん、 こんにちは。 I have fallen ill (burnout), but nonetheless, i still want to finish writing this set of posts. Today, i will cover いただきます。Let’s take a look the difference between いただきます and もらいます。 For those who have not read Part 2 of the series, i will repeat myself again. Level 2 refers to 目上の人(i.e superiors,Continue reading “Giving and Receiving 3 with いただきます”

Giving and Receiving 2 (くださいます/さしあげます)N4

みなさん、 こんにちは。 To continue from i stopped yesterday. Today we will go 1 step further to explain くださいます and さしあげます。 Let’s take a look at the following table. In my table above, Level 2 refers to 目上の人(i.e superiors, seniors, teachers, etc). Level 1 refers to people who are in the same social status (i.e friends,Continue reading “Giving and Receiving 2 (くださいます/さしあげます)N4”

Giving and Receiving with あげます/もらいます/くれます (N5)

みなさん、 こんばんは。 Today i would like to explain about あげます/もらいます/くれます。 「あげます/give」 わたしは ともだちに 花(はな)を あげました。 I gave my friend flowers. Structure: Giver は Receiver of Action に Object を あげます。 In this case, 「わたし」 is the giver, 「ともだち」is the receiver, 「はな」being the object given. __________________________________________________ 「もらいます/receive」 わたしは ともだちに 花(はな)を もらいました。 I received flowers from my friend . Structure: Receiver of Action はContinue reading “Giving and Receiving with あげます/もらいます/くれます (N5)”

Your Japanese is good!

みなさん、 こんばんは。It`s been very long since i wrote a grammar article. I was browsing through one of the online websites for Japanese teachers and it has something like this. 「日本語がお上手ですね。」「いいえ、まだまだです」 It seems that there was a research done on the public`s response to negative sentences nowadays. People tend to like sentences that is of avoidance.Continue reading “Your Japanese is good!”

Practice on Particles, Question words, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Vocabulary (for all learners)

Hi all, Below is a good practice to see how strong your foundation is. Practice Answers If you are getting below 95%, it’s time to revise your particles knowledge. If you are unsure about some of the answers, please feel free to drop me an email and i will explain to you via the email.Continue reading “Practice on Particles, Question words, Adverbs, Conjunctions, Vocabulary (for all learners)”

Difference between「得意」と「上手」

みなさん、 こんにちは。今日は「得意(とくい)」と「上手」の違いを説明します。 ——————————————————————————— 得意 and 上手 both can be used when we talk about someone else. However, it would NOT be appropriate to use 上手 when we talk about ourselves. This difference of usage comes from the the meanings of the two words. Both are used talking about skills, capabilities, etc. 得意 denotes the “confidence”Continue reading “Difference between「得意」と「上手」”

N5 Grammar: Park or Stop Your Car! Difference between 「あそこに車を止めてください」 vs 「あそこで車を止めてください」

みなさん、 おはようございます。 It`s been a while since i wrote a grammar article. Today, i would like to share the difference between 「あそこに車を止めてください」 vs 「あそこで車を止めてください」 To help aid the understanding, let`s do a bit of revision on the particle 「で」 and 「に」 食堂で昼ご飯を食べます。 Eat lunch at the dining hall. The 「で」 here refers to the placeContinue reading “N5 Grammar: Park or Stop Your Car! Difference between 「あそこに車を止めてください」 vs 「あそこで車を止めてください」”