• Keita Kato

【Learning Japanese】 Japanese language can be easy if you know this!

更新日:2020年1月9日



People in general say that Japanese language is very difficult, but it might not be so. As English speaker should know that there are 5 kinds of sentences you can make.

Today, I will introduce you one of the sentences that you might use the most, which is S+V+O.


S= subject

V= verb

O= object


In Japanese, when it comes to a casual conversation, the order doesn't matter. It can be V+O+S or O+S+V or any other possible orders.


Subjects

I= watashi wa

You= anata wa

He= kare wa

She= kanojyo wa

We= watashitachi wa

They= karera wa

It= sore wa


Objects (add ni/wo to a noun)

Park= kouen ni/wo

apple= ringo ni/wo

watch= udedokei ni/wo

present= purezento ni/wo


Verbs

eat= taberu

give= ageru

buy= kau

get= morau


Now let's combine them together to make up sentences!


1. watashi wa ringo wo taberu. (usually add wo to a direct object) ★I eat an apple.

Ringo wo watashi wa taberu.

taberu ringo wo watashi wa.


2. watashitachi wa udedokei wo kau. ★I buy a watch.

Udedokei wo watashitachi wa kau.

Kau udedokei wo watashitachi wa.