Introduction to Keigo Part 4: 丁寧語

みなさん、 こんばんは。Next up, we have our 丁寧語 (ていねいご), one of the easiest of 敬語。 I guess most of us are familiar with ~です or ~ます. How about ございます or でございます? Source: http://www.eurohope.com This is what we call 丁寧語 (ていねいご) / Polite form. It express the politeness towards the other party through the usage of polite words.Continue reading “Introduction to Keigo Part 4: 丁寧語”

Introduction to Keigo Part 3: 謙譲語

更新: 2021年1月21日 みなさん、 こんばんは。 I will be sharing what is 謙譲語 tonight. What is 謙譲語 (けんじょうご)? 謙譲語(けんじょうご) is also known as humble form. It is used to lift up the other party’s status by deprecating speaker’s own action and to express the respect towards that person. 日本語: 自分の動作をへりくだることで相手を高めて、その人物に対しての敬意を表す。 In my table above, Level 1 refers toContinue reading “Introduction to Keigo Part 3: 謙譲語”

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”

New Intermediate Class Starting

Hi all, We will be starting our Intermediate class someone around Jul. Students will be able to attend prep lessons for Intermediate from May onwards at $5/lesson. Below are the details for the lesson Date: end Jul/start Aug Time: 10-12pm Slots: 8 (2 slots left) Location: Waterloo Centre Fees: $330 for 10 lessons (total ofContinue reading “New Intermediate Class Starting”

Do not skip your N4 and N5

更新: 2021年4月16日 ———– みなさん、 おはようございます。 Today`s post is on not skipping your N4 and N5. I saw this post by a guy on the forum: I went for XXX’s prep course for both N2 and N1. For the other grades, I think it’s possible to self study them, but I never took those exams becauseContinue reading “Do not skip your N4 and N5”