• Keita Kato

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


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.


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


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.