第33課-Do it!


While in the the last lesson we learned how to give advice, this lesson introduces ways to make a direct instruction using しろ (”Do it”), the imperative form, and するな (“Don’t do it”) the prohibitive form.
It also shows more ways to convey messages using -と言う,


  • The imperative verb form

    The imperative form of Japanese of verbs is constructed differently depending on whether the verb is a -ru, -u or irregular verb.

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  • 帰れ。入るな。

    Imperative form – usage When used by itself as a sentence ending the imperative form can be very direct and can seem very rude. However it can be used by itself in some situations:

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  • ~と読む

    Similarly to the way that ~と書く is used to describe how text is written, ~と読む can be used to describe how something is read.

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  • ~と書いてあります。

    Just as ~言う is used to show indirect speech, ~と書く is used to describe written text.

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  • ~という意味です。

    ~という意味 is used to show what something means.

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  • ~と言っていました

    Used to convey what somebody has said

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  • ~と伝えていただけませんか

    This structure is used to politely ask somebody to convey a message.

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  • Kanji 33

    漢字 音 訓 English 学年 角 カク かど、つの Horn 2 交 コウ まじ-わる、まじ-える、ま-じる、ま-ざる、ま-ぜる、か-う、か-わす Mix 2 荷 カ に Luggage 3 曲 キョク ま-がる、ま-げる Turn 3 投 トウ な-げる Throw 3 以 イ 4 席 セキ Seat 4 伝 デン つた-わる、つた-える、つた-う Tell 4 付 フ つ-ける、つ-く Put (on) 4 吸 キュウ 、す-う Suck, smoke 6 触 …