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03 March 2009 @ 02:40 pm
Tadaima - I'm back!  
So here I am finally with an update!

Grammatical Notes
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Ko - So - A - Do

This (Thing near me) (koh-ray)
That (Thing near you) (Soh-ray)
That (Thing over there/Away from us both) (Ah-ray)
Which? (Which thing?) (Doh-ray)

Ex. A) Kore wa nan desu ka?
-What is this (thing near me)?

B) Sore wa hon desu.
-That's a book.

Paricle - Also, too

Ex. Kore wa pen desu. Sore MO pen desu.
- This is a pen. This TOO is a pen.

Ex. Kore mo sore mo pen desu.
- Both this and that are pens.


Numbers 100-99,999,999 * indicates notable difference in spelling from normal pattern.
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100 - Hyaku (Hyah-koo)
200 - Nihyaku
*300 - Sanbyaku
400 - Yonhyaku
500 - Gohyaku
*600 - Roppyaku
700 - Nanahyaku
*800 - Happyaku
900 - Kyuuhyaku
1000 - Sen
2000 - Nisen
*3000 - Sanzen
4000 - Yonsen
5000 - Gosen
6000 - Rokusen
7000 - Nanasen
*8000 - Hassen
9000 - Kyuusen
10,000 - Ichiman
20,000 - Niman
30,000 - Sanman
40,000 - Yonman
50,000 - Goman
60,000 - Rokuman
70,000 - Nanaman
80,000 - Hachiman
90,000 - Kyuuman
100,000 - Juuman
200,000 - Nijuuman

99,999,999 - Kyuusen, kyuuhyaku, kyuujuu, kyuuman, kyusen, kyuuhyaku, kyuujuu kyuu.

Ex. ¥663 - Roppyaku Rokujuusan en desu.
- It is 663 yen.

Asking Price - How much? (Ee-koo-rah)

A) (A) wa ikura desu ka?
-How much is (A)?
B) ### - en desu.
-It's ### yen.

¥ - Yen - en

¥138 - Hyaku sanjuu hachi-en

¥60,000,000,000 - Roku oku-en

Yen * indicates different spelling from usual pattern.
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¥1 - Ichi-en
¥2 - Ni-en
¥3 - San-en
*¥4 - Yo-en
¥5 - Go-en
¥6 - Roku-en
¥7 - Nana-en
¥8 - Hachi-en
¥9 - Kyuu-en
¥10 - Juu-en
¥100 - Hyaku-en
¥1000 - Sen-en
¥10,000 - Ichiman-en

Vocabulary
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Ronin - Warrior without a master/didn't pass exams (Roh-neen)

Book - Hon
Magazine - Zasshi (Zah-she)
Newspaper - Shinbun (Sheen-boon)
Dictionary - Jisho, Jiten (Jee-sho, Jee-ten)
Pen - Pen
Pencil - Enpitsu (N-peet-soo)
Bag/Bookbag - Kaban (kah-bon)
Television - Terebi (tey-ray-bee)
Welcome - Irasshaimase (ear-ah-shy-ee-mahs)

Fast Food Ordering Conversation:

-Onomimono wa? (ohn-oh-me-moh-no)
- and to drink?

-Koko de omeshiagari desu ka? (oh-may-she-ah-gah-ree)
-Are you going to eat here?

-Mochi kaeki desu ka? (moh-chee, Ky-ay-key)
-For here or to go?

A) Mochi-kaeri desu. (Ky-ree)
-To go.

A) Koko de tabemasu. (Koh-koh, tah-bay-mah-su)
-I'll eat here.


Shoping Quantity
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Pattern: Noun (A) (o) amount (B) kudasai. (koo-dah-sigh)
-Please give me amount Y of X.

Ex. Sumimasen. Biiru o Ni-hon kudasai. (Bee-roo)
-Excuse me. Please give me 2 bottles of beer.

Ex. Kore o mittsu kudasai. (Meet-soo)
-Please give me 3 of these.

Next Lesson: Types of counters.
 
 
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