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To review the conversation target we have practiced in class, go to the activities section below. Check out the vocabulary that goes with our verb cards in the vocabulary game below too!
Be sure to review the kanji this week:
1. "tada" of tadashii 4. ashi
2. te 5. migi
For the test on 9/25 (Mon), these 5 will be covered along with the first 12 we have learned. The other component of the test will be the verbs explained below.
On Thursday and Friday, work to assign the old and new set of verb cards to the groups of verbs below. We will make a chart on paper I will provide that reflects the 3 verb groups and their plain, -masu and -mashoo forms.
More info on plain/-masu verbs and the 3 groups:
As we look at verbs, we are looking at the plain form and the -masu form. The plain form is used in casual situations and in certain grammatical structures. The
-masu form is the polite form, used in formal situations, and with people older than yourself.
As you decide how to conjugate these verbs, keep in mind that there are 3 types. Once you understand this, manipulating these verbs becomes a breeze! Ii desu ka? Hajimemashoo!
Group 1 verbs: The -u- dropping conjugation. Most verbs fall into this catagory. If the ending of the plain form is anything but -eru or -iru, it is this type. Just drop the -u ending of the plain form and add -imasu. For ex:
yomu (to read), yomimasu, yomimashoo (let's form)
kau (to buy), kaimasu, kaimashoo
Make a similar list of our verbs that are group 1 verbs.
Group 2 verbs: These verbs end in -eru or -iru, so drop the -ru of the plain form and add -masu. For ex:
taberu (to eat), tabemasu, tabemashoo
miru (to see), mimasu, mimashoo
Group 3 verbs: Only "to do," "suru," and "to come," "kuru," fall into this catagory. Let's cover both of these now so that we have the group 3 verbs down!
1. to do: suru - uru = s/change to shi/ + masu = shimasu
2. to come: kuru - uru = k + imasu = kimasu
Nihongo Noryoku Shiken:
I will give a sample of the test on Monday. I will post the answers on our web page sometime during that week. This will provide everyone who will take the test in December ample opportunity to practice. If there are questions, direct them to me via e-mail. I think this will be the most convenient way as classtime is already split between three sections. Give me feedback on specific points that were easy/difficult for you. I'd rather hear about the difficult things so that I may help. In this way, if free time in class ever arises I can address these things again. Good luck!
Our application forms should be arriving soon. I will hand them out as soon as I receive them. Remember that it is a $30.00 fee. I think the applications are due sometime in October.
Answers to 1993 Moji Goi
p. 35: mondai ichi
toi 1: 1. (4)furui
toi 2: 1. (1) raishuu
2. (3) kinyoobi
toi 3: 1. (3) nishiguchi
2. (4) dete
3. (3) mittsume
4. (2) migi
toi 4: 1. (2) yonnin
2. (2) sensei
3. (4) denwa
toi 5: 1. (2) otoko no ko
2. (4) takakute
3. (1) nagai
p. 37: Mondai Ni
toi 1: 1. (2) ame
2. (2) apaato
3. (3) kikimasu
toi 2: 1. (4) tenki
2. (1) tabe
toi 3: 1. (4) kotoshi
2. (3) yasumi
3. (2) chichi