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~たい (JLPT N4, N5 Grammar)

  Constructions expressing desire (“I want to”) can be made from the “masu form” by dropping “masu” and adding “tai”. “~tai” is inflected like an “i-adjectives”.   The particle “ga” is sometimes used instead of “o”.   牛乳ぎゅうにゅうが飲のみたいです。    

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Verb te-form (JLPT N5 Grammar)

  The verb form which ends with “te” or “de” is called the “te-form”.   グループ1   Group 1 ① Group1 Verb ending with “su”: replace “su” with “shite”. ② Group1 Verb ending with “ku”: replace “ku” with “ite”. “iku” is an

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Particle で (JLPT N5 Grammar)

(1)動作どうさの場所ばしょ   Place of Action The particle “de” indicates the place where an action takes place. It translates into “in”, “at”, “on”, and so on.  (2) 手段しゅだん   Means The particle “de” indicates a means or a method. It translates into “by”, “with”, “in”,

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Particle に (JLPT N5 Grammar)

(1)移動先いどうさき       Goal of movement The place you are going or coming to is indicated by the particle “ni” or “e”, which means “to” in English. Note that particle へ is pronounced “e”.  (2)具体的ぐたいてきな時間じかん       Specific Time You need the

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Particle を(JLPT N5 Grammar)

The particle “o” is placed after a noun, and indicates that the noun is the object.        

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Verb Groups (JLPT N5 Grammar)

  All Japanese verbs are divided into three groups.   辞書形じしょけい(基本形きほんけい)      Dictionary (Basic) Form   The dictionary form (basic form) of all Japanese verbs end with “u”. This is the form listed in the dictionary, and is the

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Demonstratives (JLPT N5 Grammar)

Demonstratives occur in the “ko-“, “so-“, “a-” and “do-” series.    The “ko-” series refers to things closer to the speaker than hearer, the “so-” series for things closer to the hearer, and the “a-” series for things distance to

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Question Sentences (JLPT N5 Grammar)

It is very easy to form questions in Japanese. Basically, all you need to do is add 「か」at the end of a statement. 留学生りゅうがくせいです。 (I am) an international student. →  留学生りゅうがくせいですか。 (Are you) an international student? The above sentence, 「りゅうがくせいですか」,

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Particle “mo” (JLPT N4, N5 Grammar)

  The most basic meaning of the particle も is “also”. However depending on the sentence, it may be understand as “even”, “both”, “as well as”, or “as much as”. If used in a negative sentence, it may be understood

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Particle “no” (Basic Grammar)

The particle “no” indicates possession or attribution and comes after the noun it modifies. It is like the English apostrophe (‘s). The final noun can be omitted if it is clear to both listener and speaker.   Particle “no”  Example

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