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Japanese Lessons – March 10 2009

I wasn’t able to join the lessons for the past 4 sessions already

I seem to have meetings during this time and I’m sad that I missed the sessions. I was able to get hold of someone notes’, thus sharing….

Lessons on People

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  • Nan nin - How many (nin refers to # of person)
  • Nan sai - how old
  • Imasen - I don’t have (for person)
  • Arimasen - I don’t have (for inanimate objects)
  • Nihonggo ga waraku - do you speak Japanese?
  • ________ ga deriku - do you know _________?
  • Sukoshi - a little (reply to waraku)

Counting referring to person

1 - Hitori
2 - Futari
3 - San-nin
4 - Shi-nin
5 - go-nin

** different affixes are used as counter for nouns


Lessons on Time

cartoon

  • Ji - put suffix ji after the number to mean time
  • Am - gozen (put in front of time)
  • Pm - gogo (put in front of time)
  • Half hour or 30mins - han (placed after ji meaning half of an hour)

e.g., 1:00AM gozen ichi-ji

12:30PM gogo jyu ni ji han

Additional for Numbers

Picture 2

  • 10,000 - Man
  • 100,000 - Juman
  • 1,000,000 - Hyakuman
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