Multiple Assignments Due Today
- Today you will complete your Writing Assignment and sign up for a partner for your Speaking Assignment.
- Remember to log in every day (Monday - Friday) and read your announcement first.
There are multiple pages to this assignment. Be sure to print out all of the pages associated with this assignment and submit all of them by taking a photo or scanning all the pages.
This week's writing assignment is the last one you will complete for Japanese 2. :)
Sign Up for a Speaking Assignment Partner
- Click on the Speaking Assignment Partner Sign Up Wiki to get a partner.
- Click on the Edit Wiki button to add your name and contact info to the list. If you see someone signed up as Partner 1 and doesn't have a Partner 2, sign up to be that person's partner. Do not sign up as Partner 1 unless there is no one looking for a Partner 2.
- As soon as you see that you have a partner, contact them via the contact info they list, or by the Messages tab in your class, or by using Blackboard IM.
- Make your post and establish first contact your partner before the end of the day TODAY.
Using the particle で
This week we are working on the particle で (de)
で is used to indicate that something is *HAPPENING* at a certain location.
The basic format for a sentence using で is as follows:
(Location) で (what happens at that location)
If I wanted to say: "At home, my Dad eats sushi.“ I would say:
うち で ちち は すし を たべます。
Here is that same sentence, but using kanji (if you’re curious):
Please note that kanji will NOT be on your tests/quizzes/assignments. If you don’t want to look at it now, don’t worry about it. ^_^
Mmkay, so how is this different than using the particle に then?
We can use the particle に to indicate direction or destination. When we use the particle に, we’re indicating that we are going to a place.
いま がっこう に いきます。
Now I am going to school. (Weeee!)
Whereas if we use で, we’re indicating that things are actually happening at that place! :O :O :O
Let’s look at some more examples:
がっこう で テレビゲーム を しません。
At school, I don’t play video games.
としょうかん で しゅくだい を しました。
At the library, I did my homework.
きのう だいどころ で ジュース を のみませんでした。
Yesterday, in the kitchen, I did not drink juice.
Extra Credit Opportunity - Tweet/Text Me Tuesday
If you can't tweet or text, you can email or IM me your sentence for your bonus point.
If you choose to tweet, be sure you have permission from a parent or guardian to use social media!
Sign up for your welcome call at a time where you and a parent or guardian are both available. Remember to provide a phone # where I can reach you too!
Student Spotlight - Matthew S.
Meet Matthew S.!
My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: The honor system!
My favorite book: Shogun? Don't really have one
My favorite musical artist: Don't have a fav but i like techno/jpop/other
My favorite ice cream flavor: cookies and cream
On a Friday night I'm usually: playing video games
The 5 things I cannot live without: food, computer, food, computer games, water
Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I like anime and Japanese is fun to say