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Friday, May 14, 2010

Basic Japanese

Kore wa chokoreto desu
What does this mean?
Actually it means that 'This is chocolate'.
It is pretty easy if you learn this step by steps and slowly.







Kore wa _____ desu
 This is ________.

Sore wa _____ desu
That is _____.

Ex.
Are wa kissaten desu
That's coffee shop.

Kore - this
Sore - That (near)
senbei - rice cracker
ame - candy
are - that over there
kissaten - coffee

MONTH
RULE : MONTH + GATSU
January > Ichi____
February > Ni____
March > San____
April > Shi____ (not yon)
May > Go ____
Jun > Roku ____
July > Shichi____
August > Hachi____
September > Ku____ (not kyu)
October > Ju____
November > Juichi____
December > Juni____

FOR THE DAYS IN MONTH
  1. Suitachi
  2. Futsuka
  3. Mikka
  4. Yokka
  5. Itsuka
  6. Muika
  7. Nanoka
  8. Yoka
  9. Kokonoka
  10. Toka
 After the 10 number (starting 11), you just need to + NICHI
RULE : NUMBER + NICHI
Ex. Jui-nichi

Exception for 14 , 20 , and 24.
14 - Juyoka
20 - Hatsuka
24 - Nijuyoka

Month comes before the day.
Ex. Ichigatsu Tsuitachi - 1st January

Let say, for my birthday in Japanese > Juichigatsu Muikanichi
Find it by yourself what it is!!

TIME
RULE : NUMBER + JI
Ichiji - 1 o'clock
Niji - 2 o'clock
Sanji - 3 o'clock
Yoji - 4 o'clock
Goji - 5 o'clock
Rokuji - 6 o'clock
Shichiji - 7 o'clock
Hachiji - 8 o'clock
Kuji - 9 o'clock
Juji - 10 o'clock
Juichiji - 11 o'clock
Juiniji - 12 o'clock

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