Lesson 2, Topic 1
In Progress

Japanese Grammar

Lesson Progress
0% Complete

These sentences will all be translated into Japanese using an appropriate noun and the word desu.

~ desu = It is..

じゅうにじ はん です
(Juuniji han desu)
(It) is half past twelve
がくせい です
(Gakusee desu)
(I) am a student
にほんご です
(Nihongo desu)
(My major) is the Japanese language.

Note that none of these sentences has a “subject”, like the “it”, “I”, and “my major”, found in their English counterparts. Sentences without subjects are very common in Japanese; Japanese speakers actually tend to omit subjects whenever they think it is clear to the listener what or who they are referring to.

We love writing great content and sharing industry insights. To get a copy of our research on latest trends , subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive updates, promotions, and sneak peaks of upcoming products. Plus 20% off your next order.

Promotion nulla vitae elit libero a pharetra augue