❶ 人類最初の文字 – 楔形文字
Beside the grading texts, I like how you’ve varied the subject matter, so that we can reinforce a wider vocabulary.
Beside the graded texts, I like how you’ve varied the subject matter, so that we can reinforce a wider vocabulary.
From the story about urashimatarou:
Really? Shouldn’t it be imashita?
This conversation on a Japanese website seems to indicate that when speaking, you use いる, but when writing, even for a person or animal, you can use ある. I am certainly not an expert, but in running it past some Japanese teachers I work with, they say it might be right, but people generally don’t write like that nowadays.
Question on the 恐い、中国からの僵屍（キョンシー）article. The sentence, もし鼻を かくしたら僵屍に見えられません。Does it mean that “If you cover your nose the “Kyonshi” won’t be able to see you.” or “If you cover the “Kyonshi”‘s nose, it won’t be able to see.” I have a feeling that the answer might have to do with the function of the に but I’m not sure…
It translates to: You won’t be seen by the ‘Kyonshi’ if you cover your nose.
if you split the sentence it’s easier to understand.
もし 鼻をかくしたら 、 僵屍に 見られません 。
〜に 〜verbられる = be -verb
(be eaten by the lion)
Ah, that makes so much more sense! Thank you for breaking it down for me Squire Starsquid! (*^-^*)
Hello! So far, I’ve read 壊れた１０００楽器, 浦島太郎 and 美人と野獣. But there where some things I didn’t understand.
In 壊れた１０００楽器 there is the word “吹き明けました”, and I couldn’t find what it means. Also, I believe it is a typo in “一つ一つがみんありっぱな楽器です” Shouldn’t it be みんな?
As for 浦島太郎, I don’t understand why it is used ありました in “浦島太郎という人がありました” and おりません in “知った人は一人もおりません”. Shouldn’t both be いません?
Finally, in 美人と野獣, I couldn’t find what した服 means.
I would be really thankfull if you could clarify these things to me!
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Keep going that way.
these are good practice to gauge your reading level for jlpt but the content/vocab didn’t feel very relevant to jlpt studying…
The links are dead. 😦
yeah… the links are dead
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