金曜日 - きんようび

Take L11 Vocabulary and Grammar Quizzes Today

今日は金曜日です。 ^_^

  • Take *both* your Lesson 11 Vocabulary and Grammar Quizzes today
  • Check the My Grades tab and be sure you have submitted all assignments for lessons 9 - 11. These should all be submitted by the end of the day today.

TAKE BOTH YOUR VOCABULARY AND GRAMMAR QUIZZES TODAY

  1. Be sure you take BOTH your vocabulary and grammar quizzes today.
  2. Before taking your quizzes carefully review your vocabulary words and grammar notes from Lesson 11.
  3. Your vocabulary flashcards you made earlier this week are a great study tool for your vocabulary quiz.
  4. Check your feedback in My Grades for the assignments you submitted this week to see if you need to review anything specific before you take your quizzes.

Lesson 11 Grammar Recap


い VS. な Adjectives:


Adjectives are words that are used to describe nouns like: large house, small dog, yellow car, funny book, etc.


In Japanese, adjectives are classified as い and な adjectives.


かわいい (cute, pretty) - is an い adjective, because it ends with い

げんき(な) (happy, well) - is a な adjective, because it ends with な


There are some exceptions to this rule like きれい(な) (clean/pretty) - this is a な adjective. Like verbs, sometimes you need to look adjectives up in the dictionary to determine if they are い or な adjectives.


In Japanese we can use adjectives in the pronomial use and the predicate use.


Pronominal use places an adjective before a noun. Look at the examples:


こわい せんせい Scary teacher

げんきな せんせい Happy teacher


When な adjectives are placed before a noun, the な must be present


Predicate use places the adjective after a noun.


せんせい は こわい です。 The teacher is scary.

せんせい は げんき です。 The teacher is happy.


When な adjectives are placed after a noun, the な is not needed.


Conjugating Adjectives:


We don't conjugate adjectives in English but this must be done in Japanese to express whether something is affirmative or negative and the time frame (present/future or past tense.)


How we do this depends on whether or not an adjective is an い or な adjective. This chart below explains how to conjugate い adjectives:

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and this table explains how to conjugate な adjectives:
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Good!

The adjective いい(good) is irregular. See the chart below to see how to conjugate it:
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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 Logan B.!

  • My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: The social rules and how it seems you just follow a set for everything without being awkward.
  • My favorite book: The Giver
  • My favorite musical artist: Ellie Goulding
  • My favorite ice cream flavor: anything with caramel candy in it.
  • On a Friday night I'm usually: watching a show on Netflix.
  • The 5 things I can't live without: some device to access the internet, books, a soft mattress, Tylenol, glasses/contacts
  • Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I plan to have a job in translating or interpretation

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