ＨＥＬＬＯ！ Ｉ ＡＭ ＱＵＩＺＢＯ™！ Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online’s Japanese Word of the Weekday! This is a special corner created for those who have decided that they would like to begin or continue their Japanese language learning journey. During the beginning of the year, ideas and goals feel fresh and new. However, in order too keep those goals garden-fresh, it is important to keep them sealed with a consistent routine. And, this routine should not be relegated to just January. This special corner can be enjoyed at any time of the year in the same way as good study habits.
Each weekday, we provide a Japanese word or phrase to help you in your Japanese language learning journey. However, this is simply the beginning. It is meant to be a starting gate through which you can run towards related concepts. We at Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online have a wide selection of Japanese language learning resources from gourmet grammar to classic culture. Our resident instructors have crafted articles and lessons just for you to enjoy at home or on-the-go. And, you are sure to enjoy our resident computer robot, here to help you pronounce words along the way. (That’s me.)
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This is the nineteenth instalment of Word of the Weekday.
And, it is the hope that learning a bit with us has become somewhat of a positive habit. With each of the previous vocabulary words and phrases presented, they should be relatable to your Japanese language learning journey, and due to this connection, should be able to anchor themselves in your memory, such as expressing the idea of forming a habit. Today, we will be learning how to say this phrase using Japanese language in order to convey this idea.
Without further ado, let us NihonGO!!
Word(s) of the Weekday:
Ichidan verb (一段動詞)
- to make a habit of; to make it a practice to
「習慣」JLPT N3|common words (常用語)
As an aside, there is more than one way to convey the idea of making a habit. If you are new to Japanese language, then verbs will certainly cover a wide portion of your studies. And, if you are interested in becoming proficient in Japanese, then it may be important to …make a habit of it. It can be difficult sussing out where to get started in order to understand what things such as 「ichidan verb」means and its importance to conjugation, as well as how to conjugate, and what it even means to conjugate. However, there are no worries to be had, as I mentioned previously, we have you covered.
It is recommended that you start at the beginning:
After this, you will have a general understanding of verbs and their function in Japanese. From there, you will be able to learn more about the types of verbs starting with:
However, this is simply an introduction, as knowing about dictionary form is useful, but you will need to know what to do with this form in order to conjugate verbs. That is when you will be introduced to verb stems in:
And, in order to communicate in Japanese, you will need to be sure that you can at least use a basic level of politeness. This is where your conjugation skills will begin with:
This can be a bit tricky at first, so we have created a crib sheet that will be helpful as a quick reference until it becomes more natural. This can be found here in:
But, of course, being introduced to information is not enough to fully allow it to encode into your long term memory. This is why you can join us with a special quiz:
From there, we have several other important lessons and articles that will teach you more about conjugation, and we will continue to create more in the future to guide you every step of the way.
We will be right back with example sentences after this short commercial break！
And, we are back! We hope that was of interest to you, at least. Let us continue with today’s example sentences!
kotoshi mainichi jyaanaringu suru shuukandzuketai.
This year, I want to get into the habit of journalling.
じゃーなりんぐするひとたちは せいかつが うまくいっているそうだね。
jyaanaringu suru hitotachi wa seikatsu ga umaku itteirusou da ne.
People who journal seem like they have their lives together.
にほんごがくしゅうの しゅうかんづけるのは ひとばんで できるものでは ありません。
nihongo gakushuu no shuukandzukeru no wa hitoban de dekiru mono de wa arimasen.
Getting into the habit of learning Japanese is not something you can do overnight.
じかんが かかりますので、 じぶんに しんぼうするべきです。あなたならできますよ。
jikan ga kakarimasu no de, jibun ni shinbou suru beki desu. anata nara dekimasu yo.
It takes time, so you should be patient with yourself. I know you can do it.
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