8th Day of Class
Following up from last week’s lesson, we dealt with the negative forms of いく (IKU) which was simply replacing it with -sen form of the verb. With the exception of the past tense where we also add でした (DESHITA) which is the past form of です (DESU).
We learning on how to say for walk when you are not using a vehicle as a method of transport which is あるいて (ARUITE). This is actually the -te form of あるく (ARUKU) which means walk. I still not 100% sure when to use -te forms of verbs. I think it is because the “walk” compliments the verb of “going”. I assume the reason the “walk” verb is using -te form instead of “going” verb is because “going” is at the end of the sentence.
We then briefly went into relationships where we went from ともだち (TOMODACHI) meaning friends, to かれし (KARESHI) and かのじょ (KANOJO) for boyfriend and girlfriend and ごしゅじん (GOSHUJIN) and あくさん (OKUSAN) for husband and wife. Also ひとり (HITORI) for when using alone. We used these words for when traveling with a partner.
We then combined sentences for when saying we are going to this place then we are doing something with this. In this case, we used それから (SOREKARA) which means “then”. We also learned to remove redundancy where if we are talking about the same place or same person, we don’t repeat it in the next sentence. Strange we didn’t go into other “connecting” words like そうして (SOUSHITE) which means “and”.
We are then given a hand out of a quick summary of the entire semester in English. Useful for people who didn’t know the meaning of the particles.
The next lesson would be the last lesson for the 1st semester.