Daniel wrote:1. You drink coffee.
Daniel wrote:2. The dog sees the cat.
Daniel wrote:3. The woman eats the cake.
Daniel wrote:4. He buys the computer.
Daniel wrote:5. The student reads the book.
Daniel wrote:If the 'u' comes after or stands between unvoiced consonants then it is hushed (not silent but rather hushed or whispered). Otherwise the 'u' must be heard as in:
So gak(u)sei BUT inu (because the 'n' is voiced).
But when speaking formally, the 'u' in the verbs ending in -masu must be spoken.
Oh, by the way, I've decided to use only romaji (that is, Japanese written in Roman script). But if you are interested in learning the hiragana and katakana (also known as the kana syllabary), I can create another thread concentrating on the kana syllabary. Let me know!
Daniel wrote:EXERCISE 2: Translate into Japanese:
1. I don't drink beer.
Daniel wrote:2. The man does not write the letter.
Daniel wrote:3. The student isn't watching the TV.
Daniel wrote:4. The woman doesn't eat the cake.
Daniel wrote:5. The cat doesn't see the dog.
Daniel wrote:EXERCISE 3: Translate into English:
1. Anata wa seibishi desu.
Daniel wrote:2. Watashi wa kagakusha de wa arimasen.
Daniel wrote:3. Haha wa sensei desu.
Daniel wrote:4. Kare wa isha ja arimasen.
Daniel wrote:5. Watashi no tomodachi wa nōmin desu.
Daniel wrote:EXERCISE 4: Translate into English:
1. Nōmin wa Porutogaru kara desu.
Daniel wrote:2. Kagakusha wa Burazirujin de wa arimasen.
Daniel wrote:3. Seibishi wa Chūgokugo o hanashimasu.
Daniel wrote:4. Kore* kōhī wa Indo kara desu ka?
Daniel wrote:5. Gakusei no terebi wa Nihon kara de wa arimasen ka?
Daniel wrote:EXERCISE 5: Translate into English:
1. Onna no hito wa resutoran de sushi o tabemasen.
Daniel wrote:2. Watashi wa daigaku de oshiemasu.
Daniel wrote:3. Haha wa beddo de nemasu.
Daniel wrote:4. Watashi no tomodachi wa gakkō de eiga o mimasu.
Daniel wrote:5. Anata wa eigakan de nemasen. Zasshi o yomimasu.
Daniel wrote: EXERCISE 6: Read the text and answer the questions below:
Gakusei wa kyō daigaku ni ikimasen. Tomodachi to eiga o mitai desu. Shukudai o shimasu. Sorekara tomodachi o mimasu. Eigakan ni issho ni ikimasu. Ashita daigaku ni ikimasu.
1. Does the student go to the university?
Daniel wrote:2. What does he want to do?
Daniel wrote:3. What does he do before seeing a friend?
Daniel wrote:4. Where are they going together?
Daniel wrote:5. What are they doing tomorrow?
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