Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Lesson 39

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Konnichiwa minasan,

Welcome come back to One word a day Japanese Lesson!

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As this title says, you can learn One Japanese word a day.

The words are casual and there are also sentences you can use to Japanese people straight away.

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Today's word





part of speechadjective
the past tense


a negative sentenceutsukushikunai(desu)

To look the conjugation of verb, please click here.


Anata wa utsukushii(desu)*.

You are beautiful.

anata wa(ga)=you

Utsukushii shashin da(desu).

This is a beautiful photo.


Utsukushii keshiki datta(deshita).

It was the beautiful scenery.


Ano e wa utsukushiku nakatta(desu).

That picture wasn't beautiful.



Kanojo wa utsukushikatta(desuka)?

Was she beautiful?


*Explanation of polite form
The words with green color in the bracket are polite form. For example, if only the word in bracket is green such as 'ureshii(desu) ', you can just put 'desu' after 'ureshii' so this word's polite form is '
ureshii desu'.

But if the word in the bracket and also the word before the bracket is green such as 'suteki
da(desu)', you need to change 'da' into 'desu' so this word's polite form is 'suteki desu'.

****Small test****

Q. Translate the following English sentence into Japanese.

She was beautiful.

If you would like to know the conjugation of verb, please click here.

A. The answer will be in a tomorrow's lesson!

****The answer of Saturday's small test****

Anata no eigo wa subarashii.

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