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About my Japanese lessons : I will send you a lesson via e-mail according to my lesson schedule below. Each lesson contains various exercises. These exercises are intended to make sure you learn the lesson. Please answer the exercises and send them back to me. I will then check whether your answers are correct and send you back my corrections with my comments. At the same time, I will send you the next lesson. I will also send you review exercises periodically in addition to the 40 lessons.

My step-by-step 40 Japanese lessons schedule on the net.

Lesson-1

Basic Japanese sentence structure  

 

*basic sentence structure
*how to use the particle "wa" and "no"

Lesson-2

Personal pronouns <demonstratives><interrogatives> 

*basic expression using kore/kono,¿sore/sono,¿are/ano.
*question sentences with "nani (what)""dare(who)""doko(where)"

Lesson-3

Japanese adjectives-true adjectives

 

*true adjectives (ookii, chiisai etc) and the basic usage

 

Lesson-4

 

Japanese adjectives<noun adjectives>and past tense forms  

 

*noun adjective( genki, kantan etc ) and the basic usage

*how to make past tense forms of sentences

Lesson-5

Basic location expressions and the particle ga/ni


*how to express location of animate and inanimate objects               

*basic use of the particle "ga" and "ni"

Lesson-6

Location expressions using numbers


*numerical Systems                                                                          

*expressions of existence with numbers                                

*expressions for counting people

Lesson-7

Numerals, classifiers for counting

*how to count materials ( Chinese counting system)
*expressions for asking quantity, ages etc.  

Lesson-8

Shopping expressions and time expressions       

               

*expressions for shopping using "kudasai".   

*basic time words/phrases and expressions

Lesson-9

Distance and time duration expressions
 
*some expressions of time duration and distance
*how to use the particles <kara(from)>and <made(till)>  

Lesson-10

Basics of Japanese verbs and conversational "masu" form
 
*introduction of basics four forms of Japanese verbs
*basic inflections of  verb "masu" form

Lesson-11

Basic verbs inflection patterns

*how to form 4 fundamental inflection patterns
  (dictionary form,masu-form, negative root and te-form)
*how to make various question sentences using interrogatives

Lesson-12

Request expressions and some functions of "te-form"verb.
 
*expressions for positive and negative requests
*some expressions using "te-form" of verbs  

Lesson-13

Progressive forms of verbs and various time phrases


*how to make progressive (durative aspect) form of verbs
*time relation phrases using "mae(before)", "go(after) etc.

Lesson-14

Idiomatic expressions with the particle "wa"& "ga"(1)


*the function of the particle "wa"

*various idiomatic expressions with "wa" & "ga"
*how to make nominalized forms of verbs

Lesson-15

Idiomatic expressions with the particle "wa"& "ga"(2)
 
*more idiomatic expressions using the particle "ga" and "wa".
*expressions for experiences  

Lesson-16

Time relation expressions
 
*expressions using "mae(before)"and "ato(after)"
*expressions using " mama" and  nagara"(while,during)
*how to use conjunctions such as <soshite/sorede/suruto/sorekara>  

Lesson-17

Desire expression and permission expression

*how to express desire with verbs followed by "-tai"
*how to ask and give permission  

Lesson-18

Expressions for Invitation and suggestion 
 
*how to express purpose of activity
*how to express invitation and suggestion (offer)  

Lesson-19

Informal tense forms of adjectives and copular verb"desu"

*basic informal tense forms of adjectives and the copular verb "desu"
*how to use sentence final particles  

Lesson-20

Various expressions with adjectives (1)

*conditional use of adjectives
*adverbial use of adjectives  

Lesson-21

Various expressions with adjectives (2)
 
*expressions for supposition
*expressions for guessing and appearance  

Lesson-22

Comparative sentences

*basic comparative expressions using "yori","hodo" etc.
*its related expressions (onaji desu/chigaimasu)  

Lesson-23

Causal expressions
 
*how to make causal clause with <kara><node><tame> .
*interrogative "naze" and "doushite"(why/how come?)  

Lesson-24

Indefinite pronouns and adverbs

*how to express indefinite nuanses using indefinite pronouns
*basic expressions of <ageru (give)> and <morau (get)>  

Lesson-25

Informal tense forms of verbs

*basic informal tense forms of verbs
*frequently used expressions connecting with informal tense forms of verbs   e.g "deshoo","kamoshiremasen","tsumori desu"  

Lesson-26

Conditional form of verbs
 
*how to change verbs into conditional form  

*how to make various conditional sentences

Lesson-27

Potential form of verbs
 
*how to change verbs into potential form
*how to make sentences using potential forms of verbs.  

Lesson-28

Passive form of verbs
 
*how to make passive form of verbs and its sentences
*transitive verb and intransitive verb  

Lesson-29

Causative form of verbs and its passive form.
 
*how to make causative sentences
*how to make passive causative sentences  

Lesson-30

Relative clause
 
*how to make relative clause with adjectives
*how to make relative clause with various forms of verbs.  

Lesson-31

Nominal clause
 
*how to use the nominalizer "no" and "koto"
*important usages of "no"such as "no wa","no desu"  

Lesson-32

Temporal and locative clauses
 
*how to form sentences with temporal conjunction <toki><aida>
*how to form sentences with locative conjuction <tokoro>  

Lesson-33

Concessive clauses
*concessive expressions with conjunctions such as " -noni""keredomo"

Lesson-34

Quotative clauses
 
*direct quotation sentences
*various forms of indirect quotation sentences  

Lesson-35

Various adjancts with informal tense forms of verbs, adjectives
 
*hearsay adjuncts "sou desu/da"
*adjuncts expressing guessing  "yoo desu/da"
*proposal adjuncts "hoo ga ii desu" etc.  

Lesson-36

Various adjancts with pre-"masu" forms of verbs(1)
 
*likeliness(appearance) adjunct "soo desu"
*excess adjunct "sugiru"
*easiness adjunct "yasui" and difficulty adjunct "nikui" etc 

Lesson-37

Various adjuncts with pre-masu form of verbs (2) *various"beginning","finishing " and "continuing "adjuncts.  

Lesson-38

Various adjuncts with pre-nai form of verbs and adjectives
 
*obligation adjunct (-nakereba ikemasen/narimasen)
* adjunct expressing "no need or obligation( --nakutemo ii desu )etc.  

Lesson-39

Frequently used adjuncts following familiar suggestion forms of verbs
*"attempting" adjunct "to suru"
*"I wonder "adjunct " kana/kashira"etc.  

Lesson-40

Various adjuncts with te-form of verbs
 
*future benefit adjunct "-oku"
*trial adjunct "-miru" etc.  

           *During taking my lessons, I send you review exercises for your practices.

            *After having done 40 lessons, you can take my advanced 20 lessons.

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