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Text: Kono, Sono, Ano, Dono
この, その, あの, どの + noun
Kono, sono, ano, dono + noun
Try not to get these confused with 'kore, sore, are, dore' as they are similar (so I refer you back to the previous tutorial: http://learningjapanese.deviantart.com/art/Text-Kore-Sore-Are-Dore-266472391) but their uses are different. These can make a sentence slightly more specific and must always be followed by a noun (whereas 'kore, sore, are, dore' must always be alone).
Kore wa ikura desu ka?
How much is this?
Replace 'kore wa' with 'kono+noun':
Kono kaban wa ikura desu ka?
How much is this bag?
Notice that the subject marker moved. It's not after 'kono' as the 'no' series has to have a noun after it; rather it is after the noun as the noun is now the subject of the sentence.
Text: Kore, Sore, Are, Dore
Kore, sore, are, dore
You're probably heard at least some of these terms before if you've ever listened/read/over heard/etc any Japanese as these terms are quite common, as as their English meaning is in English. Let's go through them one at a time.
"Kore" means "this" and is used when referring to things that are close to the speaker (and often when they are holding the item or standing very close to it). The particle "wa" always comes after it. (Least as far as I know. I have yet to encounter a case where this isn't so.)
Kore wa nan desu ka?
What is this?
Kore wa ikura desu ka?
How much is this?
Ikura = how much (as in amount of money)
"Sore" means "that" and is used when referring to things that are further away from you but s
Vocab Seven: Time
Vocab Six: Things 2
Please note that this is not "arubaito" as that word is becoming less common. Nowadays people say "baito" instead.
Vocab Five: Places
(My) home; house
Vocab Four: Things
Vocab Three: Food and Drink
Text: Telling Time Part 2
Please be sure to have read/understood/learned my previous part or already have the knowledge of the basics in telling time.
Previous part: http://learningjapanese.deviantart.com/art/Text-Telling-Time-Part-1-258668747 (link also in description)
We've already learned how to say the hours and minutes as well as state that "now" is the time. This part will explain AM/PM and half past.
Let's start with the easiest, AM/PM.
There are two different ways in expressing AM/PM, both in English and many other languages and one is stating that it is AM/PM and the other is counting in, what is commonly referred to as, military time. (Which is the full 24 hours and not two sets of 12.)
An example in English (for those who don't know how it works):
Instead of saying it is 3 o'clock PM, you could say it is 15 o'clock.
It works the same way in Japanese, though it isn't as common (as is in English) to use this method.
In Japanese, the above example would be:
Text: Telling Time Part 1
I highly suggest you visit these two pages before continuing on:
(Teaches you how to count)
(Good visual reference)
Telling time in Japanese is not too difficult, actually. It just takes practice to get used to it.
Learning how to say the hours is the easiest and first step:
いちじ (ichiji)= one o'clock
にじ (niji) = two o'clock
さんじ (sanji) = three o'clock
よじ (yoji) = four o'clock
ごじ (goji) = five o'clock
ろくじ (rokuji) = six o'clock
しちじ (shichiji) = seven o'clock
はちじ (hachiji) = eight o'clock
くじ (kuji) = nine o'clock
じゅうじ (juuji) = ten o'clock
じゅういちじ (juuichiji) = eleven o'clock
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The first day I told you I loved you,
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