N4文法: 受身形 (N4 Grammar:Passive form)

皆さん、 おはようございます。(Good morning everyone) 今日は受身形について説明したいと思います。 (Today, i’ll like to share about Passive form) _________________________________________________ まず、受身形の変え方を見ましょう。 (First of all, let’s take a look at how to change) Group 1: Change to ない-form, remove 「ない」 and add 「れます」 E.g: 行きますー>行かないー>行かー>行かれます。 Group 2: Remove 「ます」, then add 「られます」 . Same as 可能形 E.g: 「食べます」->たべー>たべられます。 Group 3: 「します」ー>「されます」, 「来ます」ー>「こられます」 _________________________________________________Continue reading “N4文法: 受身形 (N4 Grammar:Passive form)”

Courses starting in September/November 2012

Dear all, The following are the courses that will be starting in September/November 2012. September Foundation Studies/Beginner class (weekday night class) Max student number: 6 N5 Prep Class (weekend afternoon class) – 5 weeks course Max student number: 6 November N4 Prep Class (last minute revision class/mid-Nov)-5 days (9-12pm, 1-5pm) Max student number: 4 N5Continue reading “Courses starting in September/November 2012”

Intermediate 2 + N4 Prep Class starting

Dear all, Intermediate 2 + N4 Prep Class is starting 25th Aug (Sat) ,1pm-4pm. Topics that will be covered under the Intermediate 2 section -敬語 (Honorific/Humble) -Chapter 39 to 50 of Minna no Nihongo book 2 -Writing a Japanese resume Note, this is a group class of max 8 students. Fees are $200 for 10Continue reading “Intermediate 2 + N4 Prep Class starting”

可能形:「肉が食べられる」と「肉を食べられる」 の違い (Potential form: The difference between 「肉が食べられる」と「肉を食べられる」)

皆さん、こんにちは。 Good day everyone. 今日は文法の説明をやりたいと思います。 Today, i would like to do some grammar explanation. 先日、ある生徒はFBで「肉を食べられる」を載せました。 僕はそのコメントをみたら、「 「肉が食べられる」のほうが自然です」 と書きました。 Some days back, one of my students wrote 「肉を食べられる」 on his Facebook. When i saw this comment, i wrote that 「肉がたべられる」 is more natural. で、日本人の友達に確認してから、両方が使えるそうです。なぜでしょうか。 Then i did a check with my Japanese friends and found out that both canContinue reading “可能形:「肉が食べられる」と「肉を食べられる」 の違い (Potential form: The difference between 「肉が食べられる」と「肉を食べられる」)”

Online JLPT N2 and JLPT N4 Prep class starting in August

N2 Prep class Sat 7.30-9.30pm Fees: $180 Physical Materials fee (if needed): $20 Number of sessions: 15 sessions Max number of students: 4 Starting 4th August N4 Prep class Sun 7.30-9.30pm Fees: $150 Physical Materials fee (if needed): $20 Number of sessions: 15 sessions Max number of students: 4 Starting 5th August You need aContinue reading “Online JLPT N2 and JLPT N4 Prep class starting in August”

Are you using your Japanese wrongly? Read 日本語の誤用辞典 (Dictionary of Misused Japanese)

皆さん、 おはようございます。 Today I’ll like to introduce this book. Title of book: 日本語の誤用辞典 ISBN number: 978-488319-522-0 Recommended for N4 level and above students. This book guides us on some misused Japanese. This helps those who wants to improve their Japanese and wants to know some common mistakes that Japanese learners make. In Japan, this bookContinue reading “Are you using your Japanese wrongly? Read 日本語の誤用辞典 (Dictionary of Misused Japanese)”