Here are the lesson details for the third Skype Lesson.
You must have a microphone and headphones to participate. Please do not use speakers because it will echo back into the mic and create a very annoying echo. Having a fast connection also helps with the latency.
Important: The lessons will be recorded and posted on this site. If you do not want to be recorded, please do not participate in the lesson.
Lesson 3: A first look at adjectives and the の particle
In this lesson, we’ll learn the two different types of adjectives, their characteristics, and the differences in rules for conjugation. We’ll also learn one of the main functions of the 「の」 particle, which is to show possession. Finally, we’ll put these two things together to ask each other about people and places in our lives.
※This lesson will be recorded and posted on this site along with my notes.
Lesson Date and Time
※I have work Sunday so I’m changing the lesson date to Saturday morning for this lesson only.
Time: Sat 9:00 am, Tokyo Time (No DST) (convert time)
Date: May 6
Length: 30 min to 1 hour
Participants: Joao Paulo, John, Raize, Rossine
1. You must have a microphone and headphones. Please do not speakers.
2. You must be familiar with the contents of the previous two lessons.
3. You must know hiragana.
4. Though useful, knowledge of katakana is not neccessary.
You should also become at least somewhat familiar with the following vocabulary and expressions before the lesson. I also recommend that you study the kanji by using an online kanji dictionary as I described in lesson 2.
This lesson’s vocabulary is chock full of adjectives so good luck!
- どう – how
- どんな – what kind of
- ところ – place
- 私【わたし】 – I, me, myself
- 人【ひと】 – person
- 友達【ともだち】 – friend
- 日本語【にほんご】- Japanese language
- 家【いえ or うち】- house
- 部屋【へや】- room
- 元気（な）【げんき】- lively; spirited
- 上手（な）【じょうず】- skilled; good at
- 静か（な）【しずか】- quiet
- 有名（な）【ゆうめい】- famous
- 親切（な）【しんせつ】- kind
- 便利（な）【べんり】- convenient
- きれい（な）- pretty; clean
- いい – good
- かっこいい – cool; handsome
- かわいい – cute
- 大きい【おおきい】 – big
- 小さい【ちいさい】 – small
- 広い【ひろい】 – wide
- 狭い【せまい】 – narrow; cramped
- 楽しい【たのしい】 – fun
- 面白い【おもしろい】 – interesting; funny
１．なるほど。 – I see.
Rules for making negative state-of-being for i-adjectives
1. Casual: Drop the last 「い」 and attach 「くない」
2. Polite: Drop the last 「い」 and attach 「くないです」