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Japanese Lesson 70: Present Tense Verbs 2 Part 4


Mark: Ni shirushi o tsukeru: に しるし を つける: に印を付ける。
NOTE: this is sort of a mini phrase all it's own. We use "に" (ni) to show location "at/to/on", "しるし" (shirushi) is the noun "mark", "を" (o) is the particle to show that a verb is happening directly and physically to something, and 付ける means to "attach/join/fasten/glue on/apply/put on" so all together this means "To put a mark on something"

Feel: Kibun: きぶん: 気分 (feeling/mood)
NOTE: this seems to be more confined to physically feeling like well or ill.

Feel: Kimochi: きもち: 気持ち (feeling/sensation/mood...)
NOTE: Kimochi covers a lot more definitions than Kibun (such as the feelings in the air or more with mood or like "I have a bad feeling about this" sort of thing) but they're pretty interchangeable otherwise. You can say "Kibun ga warui" or "kimochi ga warui" to say you feel sick, however "kimochi ga warui" can also mean that something is gross.

Feel: Kanjiru: かんじる: 感じる (to feel/sense/experience)
NOTE: this is more used for physically feeling things like pain or other sensations.

Make: Tsukuru: つくる: 作る

Show: Miseru: みせる: 見せる

Remember: Oboeru: おぼえる: 覚える
(this also means "to memorize"/"learn by heart")

Stop: Yameru: やめる: 止める。

Stop: Tomeru: とめる: 止める (to stop someone else)

Wish: Negau: ねがう: 願う

Feeling good: Kimochi ii: きもちい いい: 気持ちいい

Feeling good: Kimochiyoi: きもちよい: 気持ち良い
NOTE: These two are interchangeable. but "ii" is used more often than "yoi" is.

Feeling bad/having a bad feeling: Kimochiwarui: きもちわるい: 気持ち悪い


I remember the menu.
Watashi wa menyu- o oboeteimasu.
わたし は メニュー を おぼえています。

Of course we use continuous action form to show that you currently, presently, and continuously remember the thing.

We feel fine.
Watashi tachi wa kibun ga ii desu.
わたしたち は きぶん が いい です。
(lit: We feel well)

We feel fine.
Watashi tachi wa kimochi ii desu.
わたしたち は きもちいい です。 私たちは気持ちいいです。
(lit: we are feeling good)

We feel fine.
Watashi tachi wa kimochi ga ii desu.
わたしたち は きもち が いい です。
(lit: Our feelings are good today)

The man makes soup.
Dansei wa su-pu o tsukurimasu.
だんせい は スープ を つくります。 男性はスープを作ります。

I stop him.
Watashi wa kare o tomemasu.
わたし は かれ を とめます。

As you wish.
Osuki ni douzo.
(lit: as [you] like, by all means)

NOTE: Sorry to say the above sentence doesn't use "negau"... and on tatoeba I couldn't find one that used it either. However you WILL recognize this word from お願い "Onegai" which means "please". :( So unfortunately that vocabulary is sort of a wash. Sorry.

He shows it.
Kare wa sore o miseru.
かれ は それ を みせる。
(as in he shows the thing to other people.)

I mark the shirt.
Watashi wa shatsu ni shirushi o tsukemasu.
わたし は しゃつ に しるし を つけます。
(lit: I apply a mark to the shirt)

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March 10, 2017



私は彼を止めます。わたし は かれ を やめます。→とめます。

I stop him.の場合では 止めます は とめます と読みます。

わたし は しゃつ に いん→しるし を つけます。


Thank you! The corrections have been made! :D



  • There is another definition for 感じる, that can be seen here, as in 「性的刺激・官能的刺激を受けて快感を得ている様子を意味する語。」 However, I'm not sure you want to put it on here.
  • In the example "We feel fine," don't you want to have a new line for 私たちは気持ちいいです? Just to follow the format of the others.
  • Same for the example "The man makes soup." New line for 男性はスープを作ります?
  • And example for 願う: クリスマスに良い物がもらるようにと願う。I wish to get something good for Christmas. (But a little more like "I hope I get something good for Christmas.")


is the last sentence supposed to use the kanji 付?


Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to attach; to join; to add; to append; to affix; to stick; to glue; to fasten; to sew on; to apply (ointment)
おまえの上着は私の勘定につけておきなさい。Put your coat on my account.
Jisho.org There's no note stating kana only and the examples flip between kanji and kana.

It also shows up on the right side in their kanji dictionary:

Kanji — 1 found
5 strokes. JLPT N3. Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4.

adhere, attach, refer to, append

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