Japan-easy#3This is my guitar.

Talking about ownership

1. Watashi no gitā desu.

Today, we will focus on “no.” This word is used between two nouns.

By using the phrase “A no B,” you can explain about noun B using noun A.

By saying “Katō san no gitā,” she described possession, to explain that the guitar is owned by Katō san.

“Watashi” is a word used when referring to yourself.

“Watashi no gitā desu” means “This is my guitar.” By using this structure, you can brag about something you own.

And, by using “A no B,” you can explain that B was produced in A.

For example, “Ōsutoraria no wain desu.” In English, this means “This is an Australian wine.”

If A is the name of a place, you can say that B was made in A.

Place name, “no,” and item name. Remember this word order, and you can say where something was made.

2. Uji no ocha desu ne.

In the first video, Katrina, who loves Japanese green tea, orders matcha at a green tea store. Then, she confirms where the matcha and treats were made. In the next scene, a man looks for a “sushi no kasa” in a souvenir shop. Here too, “no” is used in the conversation.

3. Kanji-easy!

There are about 2,000 “kanji” that are regularly used. This section will use various methods that will allow you to visualize kanji. We hope you will become acquainted with kanji while having fun.

4. Watashi no pasupōto desu.

Tom from the U.K. has lost his passport. He is studying Japanese and speaks it at the lost and found. A new expression using “no” appears here. Will Tom be able to find his passport? At the end of the video, various expressions using “no” will appear.

5. Phrase-easy!

You will learn useful Japanese phrases and real-life experiences relating to those phrases. The topic this time is “sumimasen.”

Tea Break

Warabimochi

Warabimochi

A Japanese dessert made from water, sugar, and the starch of a warabi plant’s root. It is commonly topped with soybean flour, known as kinako, and a brown sugar syrup. Its transparency gives a cool, refreshing feeling and is popular in summer.

Exercises
on the Net #3

Question 1

Instruction:Translate the following English sentences into Japanese.

ex.

It is my guitar.

わたしwatashinoギターgitāですdesu

(watashi no gitā desu)

1

It is my passport.

Answer

わたしwatashinoパスポートpasupōtoですdesu

(watashi no pasupōto desu)

2

It is my bag.

Answer

わたしwatashinoバッグbagguですdesu

(watashi no baggu desu)

3

It is Mr. Sato’s bag.

Answer

さとうsatōさんsannoバッグbagguですdesu

(satō san no baggu desu)

Question 2

Instruction:Introduce what is in the room in Japanese.

ex.

1

Answer

富士山fujisannoタオルtaoruですdesu

(fujisan no taoru desu)

2

Answer

すしsushinoTシャツshatsuですdesu

(sushi no T shatsu desu)

3

Answer

日本nihonnoカメラkameraですdesu

(nihon no kamera desu)

Question 3

Instruction:Introduce yourself by translating English sentences to Japanese ones.

1

Hi.

I am your name from your country.

Glad to see you!

Answer

はじめましてhajimemashite

(hajimemashite)

わたしはwatashiwa__no__ですdesu

(watashiwa __ no __ desu)

よろしくyoroshikuおねがいしますonegaishimasu

(yoroshiku onegaishimasu)