金曜日 きんようび

L15 Grammar Quiz Due

すごい!今日は金曜日です。

  • Today you will take the Lesson 15 Grammar Quiz
  • After taking your quiz, double check to be sure you've completed all of your assignments from Lesson 15 this week.
  • At this point, everything except the final project and linguafolio is due! Check to make sure everything from lessons 9 - 15 is submitted by the end of the day today. If you are behind, keep working to catch up!

Lesson 15 Grammar Review

〜と おもいます

〜と おもいます means “I think that… ”


When using と おもいます, you will need to use the short form of a verb or adjective.


はい、 だいじょうぶ だ と おもいます。

Yes, I think that it is fine.


だいちさん は さくらさん が すき だ と おもいます。

I think that Daichi likes Sakura.


と おもいません。means “I don’t think that… ”


レストラン に いく と おもいません。

I don’t think that I will go to the restaurant.


However, it is more common in Japanese to use the short negative form of the verb instead of と おもいません:


レストラン に いかない と おもいます。

I think that I will not go to the restaurant.


ALWAYS use the short form of a verb or adjective before と おもいます。



I INTEND TO… 〜つもりです。


〜つもりです means “I intend to… “ or “I plan to… “


〜つもりです follows the present tense short form of a verb to describe what you or someone else is planning on or “intending” to do.


なつやすみ に にほん に いく つもりです。

I plan to go to Japan for summer break.


じんじゃ や おてら に いく つもりです。

I intend to go to places like shrines and temples.


Remember: the present tense short form of the verb is the same as the plain dictionary form. You can also use the negative short form to describe what you are intending not to do.


マクドナルド で たべない つもりです。

I intend to not eat at McDonald’s.


せんせい と はなさない つもりです。

I plan not to speak to the teacher.


THE LONG AND THE SHORT FORM

Through most of class we've talked about conjugating verbs and adjectives using the long and formal version. This week we're talking about the short form which is more commonly used in less formal situations.


This handy dandy li'l chart below illustrates how the conjugation rules work:

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Remember that the adjective いい (good) is irregular. Here's how to conjugate it to the plain form:
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Early Bird Russell B.

A huge round of congratulations to Russell B. for submitting his Final Project *AND* Final Linguafolio yesterday! Way to stay ahead of the game Russell. Great work!

Student Spotlight - Russell B.

Every few days in announcements we will shine our spotlight on one of our Japanese 2 students! This is a good way to get to know your fellow classmates. :)


Meet Russell B.!

  • My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: It's hard to pick one like love the most about Japanese culture, if i had to choose one thing it would be the Unique and beautiful language.
  • My favorite book: Battle Royal
  • My favorite musical artist: BTS
  • My favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla
  • On a Friday night I'm usually: I usually spend my Friday nights working on school work if i have any or hanging with my friends and watching movies, or what i do often binge watch Youtube videos and Netfilx.
  • The 5 things I can't live without: Family/Friends, Art Supplies, Computer, Food, My BED!!!
  • Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I want to learn more about the beautiful Japanese language. and better my skills

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