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Japanese Lesson 2

This is my second Japanese lesson, if you would like to see the first lesson go here:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10883863$comment_id=10925470

This lesson is mainly about vocabulary, so if you aren't familiar with the hirgana alphabet or my formatting please refer to the link above.

Okay, so the main purpose of this lesson is to teach more greetings because I didn't teach that much in the first lesson.

Nice to meet you : Hajimemashite : 始めまして

I am/ My name is : Washi wa _ desu, (The blank is where your name would go.) (Note: Watashi waDesu just means I am. )

Please be nice to me: Yoroshiko Onegaishimasu: よろしくお願いします。 (This may seem like a weird sentence, but this is actually used as a greeting in Japanese sometimes)

Goodbye: Jaa ne: じゃあ ね (Note: Jaa ne is more like for hanging around friends and family because it means more like See ya later. See the above link for the more formal way of saying goodbye)

See you later: Mata ne: また ね (Again informal)

How are you: Ogenkidesuka: お元気ですか

All is fine: Ogenkidesu: お元気です (Very similar to Ogenkidesuka, isn’t it. Pay close attention not to get these confused)

Good: Yoi: 良い

Yes: Hai: はい

No: Īe : いいえ

This is the end of this lesson. I hope this was helpful. I am going to try to post more often. I might even make a assessment or test of some kind. If you have any questions or any ways to make the lessons better please comment. じゃあ ね

October 8, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Shouldn't the reply to "O-denki desu ka?" be simply "(Hai,) genki desu."?

Using "o-genki" to refer to yourself sounds like a faux pas to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nikicchi

Yeah, it should be (Hai/ee,) genki desu.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IvoryLizzy1

Maybe you should make a pronunciation key, but other than that, great lessons!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

I don't know how that would work, so thats why I write the romaji. I'll try and add one, bur thanks for checking this out.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nikicchi

Hi Raineyspark,

Just a few things I noticed:

I am/ My name is : Washi wa _ desu -- should be Watashi (ojiichan & obaachan use washi when referring to themselves though xD)

No need for any spaces in じゃあね and またね. じゃ、また can be with or without comma though.

Great job on the lessons. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViolettePolyglot

Thanks for the corrections, I'll change it soon. I tend to get sidetracked. Thanks for checking this out and stuff. :)

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