1. Deshita and Desu
Today, we'll focus on “deshita,” which refers to the past, as opposed to “desu,” which refers to the present.
Now, let's watch the special magic trick and hear the usage of “desu” and “deshita.”
2. 1 Itchy/2 Knee/3 Sun
Since we saw a magic trick using numbers, let’s learn how to count from one to ten using English words.
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.
Today, we'll learn kanji that are related to plants that grow throughout the beautiful seasons of Japan.
4. How to Use “Deshita”
The conversation in the video is about two people that look for a cat café where they can play with cats, but end up at the wrong place.
We’ve learned the negative form before. “Ja arimasen.”
By adding “deshita” to that, you can say the negative past tense form: “ja arimasen deshita.”
“Deshita” is used to describe something you saw before. Even if it happened just a moment ago, you still use the past tense form.
You will learn useful Japanese phrases and real-life experiences relating to those phrases.
On the menu today, we have the expression “daijōbu.”
Nerikiri is a Japanese confection.
Ingredients such as sugar, yam, and rice flour are added as binders to a white bean paste and kneaded.
The kneaded paste is then colored and delicately crafted to represent seasonal items, making for a tasty piece of artwork.
on the Net #6
Instruction:Following an example, describe the following pictures.
(hāto no go desu)
(supēdo no kyu desu)
(kurabu no ichi desu)
(kurabu no ēsu desu)
(san no ni desu)
Notes: the sign shows where the class #2, third grade is. In Japanese schools, "X no Y" means one certain grade (X) and the number of the class (Y). Names of teachers are not included in the names of the class.
Instruction:Translate the following sentences into Japanese.
That was a cafe.
(are wa kafe deshita)
That man was a designer.
(ano hito wa dezainā deshita)
Bob was a pilot.
(bobu wa pairotto deshita)
Instruction:Reading the short conversation below, answer the following questions in Japanese.
Chloe: This restaurant looks classical, isn't it?
Ichiro: Yes, it is. Fifty years ago, it was a ryokan, a Japanese style inn. What are you going to order?
(After 30 minutes)
Chloe: The cheese burger was so yummy.
Ichiro: Really? The chef was once a famous announcer and he changed his job last year.
(kono resutoran wa ryokan deshita ka)
(hai sō desu)
(kuroe-san no ōdā wa nan deshita ka)
Notes: オーダー = order
(chīzu bāgā deshita)
(resutoran no shefu wa pairotto deshita ka)
(īe pairotto ja arimasen deshita)