I was brushing on my grammar and I decided that I will blog from Lesson 16 of Shin Nihongo no Kiso I book. I already studied Nihongo before but from this lesson onwards, it is already unfamiliar with me. I used this book and I think it is the best book for beginners like me. It is easy to understand the exercises are engaging.
So here it is, the start of my grammar review.
Translations and Breakdown of grammar points:
1. Asa okite,gohan o tabete,kaisha e ikimasu. I wake up in the morning,eat my breakfast then go to work.
This sentence shows how to express actions in chronological order. The syntax is (te form of the verb),(te form of the verb),(masu form of the verb)
2.Shigoto ga owatte kara,sugu uchi e kaerimasu. After I finish my work, I immediately go home.
This sentence shows how the actions after an action. The syntax is (te form verb+kara, masu form verb)
3.Tokyo wa hito ga ookute,nigiyaka desu. Tokyo is crowded and lively.
This shows how to describe a subject with multiple adjectives using te form of the verb again. (te or de form adjective,simple form adjective). ookute is the te-form of adjective ooi which means many. Hito ga ookute literally means many people which means crowded.
4. Hansan wa do no hito desu ka? What kind of person is Han?
Ano… kami ga nagakute,kirei na hito desu. Ummm She’s a long haired and beautiful person.
Again this is an example of describing a subject using te form. nagakute is the te-form of adjective nagai which means long. kirei na is a simple form of adjective that means beautiful.