What if your partner uses a word you don't know.
1. Opening a conversation
Greeting Comment on the weather A: B:
"Kirei" is not a right word for describing weather.
Comment on your partner's possessions A: TB: R
GN1& 2 Short Form
L7 Homework What did you see?
You saw him putting his socks on.
You saw him wearing a pair of socks. The socks were already on him when you saw him.
-Verb - Verb
Form of a
Reading L7 GN1& 2 Short Form
Non-Past Long/Short forms-Verb
Long Short -dict. form -nai-form -dict. form -nai-form
When to use the short forms? 1. Casual speech (As signs of "intimacy") 2. Wit
what, something & nothing
What Something Nothing/ not anything
Verbs take the negative forms when they are used with "
p. 167 VIII-B
Particles can only mark nouns and n
Questions in Casual Speech
and are dropped in question sentences. The tone of the final syllable rises at the end.
Short form & Casual Speech
Short form of Affirmative Sentences: no