Japanese Lessons 1
Although I tried to do Japanese lessons before, I became super inactive, and I didn't think the way I was teaching it was beneficial. So now that I know even more, I am restarting my lessons.
So first things first is the Japanese alphabet. I am using Hirgana in my lessons simply because all words in Japanese can be spelled using Hirgana and it is what you see most often.
I would recommend typing this somewhere like Google Docs, or keeping a small journal just for Japanese words and grammar.
Now I am going to start with some simple and common Japanese greetings.
Note: The formatting for each lesson is going to be this English: Romaji (latin system): hirgana
Hello: Konnichiwa: こんにちは
Good morning: Ohayo (Gozaimasu). : おはようございます。
(Note: Gozaimasu is usually used to be polite or formal. It isn't really needed when around friends and family.)
Good evening: Konbanwa: こんばんは。
Thank you : Arigatō (gozaimasu): ありがとう(ございます)。(Again gozaimasu isn't really needed. See note at good morning)
You're welcome: Dōitashimashite: どういたしまして。
Bye : Sayonara: さようなら That's going to be it for now. I don't want to add too much right now. Depending on how this lesson works, I'm going to make more. Feel free to comment.
Bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpu6CCt8baQ The video above gives some good tips on how to learn Japanese, I would also check out some of the other videos on their channel.
Japanese uses particles. The particle 'ha' is pronounced as 'wa'. これは高(たか)いです。 (kore wa takai desu) = 'This is expensive/tall.' is another example.
花(はな)が好(す)きです。 (Hana ga suki desu) = I like/love flowers. In this sentence the particle is 'が/ga' and flower is pronounced 'hana'.
I hope this helps :).