Cheat Sheet on ない-form/Passive-form/Causative-form

みなさん、 こんばんは。I have some extra time today. So i did a cheat sheet on ない-form/passive form and causative form today. Feel free to use it. Cheers, Can Legend: 他: transitive verb 自: intransitive verb

Japanese Particles Cheat Sheet

みなさん、 こんばんは。Did a Japanese particles cheat sheet. Feel free to refer. The L refers to the chapter in Minna no Nihongo. Cheers, Can

New Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies class (Sat)

Dear all, I will be starting a new Japanese class for Saturday. Date: 6th Oct 18 (Sat) or once we have 6 students. Time: 1-3pm Location: Waterloo Centre (exact location to be advised later) Fees: $300 inclusive of classroom rental and textbook/10 sessions Number of students: 6 Try 5 lessons for $80. If you wish…

New Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies class (Sat)

Dear all, I will be starting a new Japanese class for Saturday. Date: 1st Sept 18 (Sat) or once we have 6 students. Time: 3-5pm Location: Waterloo Centre (exact location to be advised later) Fees: $300 inclusive of classroom rental and textbook/10 sessions Number of students: 6 Try 5 lessons for $80. If you wish…

Update on Beginner Class for weekend

Hi all, Just a quick update that i might have a Sat afternoon class in Sept/Oct, depending if the current N1 class continue their studies. Cheers, Can

Introduction to 未然形 2 (Conjugation of ない-form/受身形/使役形)

みなさん、 おはようございます。 Today i will be talking about conjugation of ない-form/受身形/使役形. Yesterday we looked at 未然形 (in this post, i will refer it as 未). Let’s take a look at how to change to the various forms. Group 1 verbs/五段動詞 ない-form: 未+ない (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわない) 受身形: 未+れます (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわれます) 使役形: 未+せます (かいますー>かいー>かわ (未然形)→かわせます) 使役受身形: 未+されます (かいますー>かいー>かわ…

Introduction to 未然形 1 (Imperfective form)

みなさん、 こんばんは。 At the request of some students, this week i will be writing about 未然形 (みぜんけい), ない-form, 受身形 (うけみけい/passive form) and 使役形 (しえきけい/causative form) I am sure those who have studied Genki, Minna no Nihongo or any other textbook, you would know what is ない-form. So what is 未然形 (みぜんけい)? 未然形 is one of…

Beginner Japanese: Foundation Studies

Dear all, I will be starting a new Japanese class before i retire from Japanese teaching, since the Mastering Japanese pronunciation class has no students taking up. Date: 27th June 18 Time: 730-930pm Location: Waterloo Centre (exact location to be advised later) Fees: $250 inclusive of classroom rental and textbook/10 sessions Number of students: 8…

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…