Express Japanese for Beginners: 1 NounはNounです ＆ Styles.
Express Japanese for Beginners: 1 NounはNounです ＆ Styles. A customer has spoken frankly, what do you do? Have simple conversations with strangers in a short period of time.
Need to start studying Japanese for work or other reasons?
And do you have to speak Japanese right away?
In cases like yours, one of the first issues you face when conversing with Japanese people is “Style”.
If you don’t know “Style”, you may be shocked to find that you can’t understand what Japanese people are saying, even though it should be a simple phrase. It’s not that you didn’t study enough, it was just that the order in which you studied was wrong.
In order to be able to use Japanese as quickly as possible, it is essential to know not only the basic syntax but also the concept of “Style”.
In general, writing style and speaking style, formal or casual.
In Japanese, several of these elements are combined to express one’s own position while considering the other person’s position. This kind of psychological exchange takes place behind the scenes. It is the same whether it is a conversation or a sentence.
But you can’t learn about style by studying standard beginner’s texts.
In the beginner’s course, it is normal to be able to speak the basics politely.
In the beginner-intermediate course, you will learn plain sentences necessary for grammar. Talking casually is not studying.
When you become an intermediate student, you will be asked how you can speak with respect to the other person. Thoroughly learn honorific styles.
And for advanced Japanese learners, it is important to be able to choose the degree of politeness depending on the situation.
In this way, standard Japanese learning aims to speak politely. Casual conversation is given very little importance.
This is because Japanese is often required in business situations and when visiting guests.
However, whether in conversations with customers or in private, if you always speak in awe-inspiring manner, you will not be able to close the psychological distance. Also, you miss the signs that the other person is trying to get close.
That’s why you need to know about style early on.
This course will teach you the most basic syntax and basic ideas about style that beginners need to learn quickly.
1) The syntax you will learn in this course is “noun(s) is/am/are noun(s)”. Learn the positive, interrogative and negative forms of this basic structure.
2) Learn mostly about two most important styles. They are called polite style and plain style. These two are standard styles used in both business and private life, and at the same time they are important grammatical foundations. If you lack either one, your Japanese will not improve.
3) Finally, we introduce the third style. This style of speaking, which is used when talking to someone close to you, is often heard in anime, manga, and dramas.
All of them are important contents that will be the basis for future Japanese learning. Please master it.