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The Copula “Desu”

In this lesson, you'll learn about one especially important verb, desu, and how to use it as part of your first sentence structure. Recommended background: Politeness and Formality in Japanese – so that you know what it means to use … Continue reading

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The Topic Marker “Wa”

This is the first of two lessons focusing on several particular grammar topics that are critical for you to understand very early on. Both this and  The Copula "Desu" assume that you are familiar with the more general concepts covered … Continue reading

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The Structure of a Japanese Sentence

This lesson introduces the basics of Japanese sentence structure, one of the basic components of the overall grammar. All the background grammatical knowledge and terminology you'll need is covered in the process. Recommended Background: A Guide to Japanese Pronunciation (so … Continue reading

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