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Notes for the Week of August 24 to August 27

by: Deanna Davis

Notes for the Week of August 24 to August 27 JPN 2220

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Deanna Davis
GPA 3.7
Intermediate Reading and Conversation
Kentaro Tabata

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These are the notes from the week of August 24 to August 27. This includes the kanji and grammar points, along with examples and uses.
Intermediate Reading and Conversation
Kentaro Tabata
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Date Created: 08/29/15
JPN 2220 Intermediate Reading and Conversation Notes Week of August 24 to August 27 The kanji for this week are I pronounced I I meaning thing as in I I I quotsomething to drink I pronounced meaning bird as in swan or white bird I pronounced I I I meaning ingredients or fare as in I I quota fee cc 9 ll 39 99 l pronounced I meanlng reason as in heavenly JUSthC The grammar points for this week are 1 Potential Verbs Potential verbs are used to say someone can or has the ability to do something This would be like saying I can run or I have the ability to draw in English To conjugate a verb from dictionary form to potential form you drop the final and add For example quotto return becomes quotcan return To conjugate an verb from dictionary form to potential form you drop the final sound and add For example l quotto walk becomes l quotcan walk lljlj quotto swim becomes l quotcan swim II quotto wait becomes llll quotcan wait II quotto take drink becomes l quotcan drink H quotto own a pet becomes quotcan own a pet H quotto die becomes quotcan die H quotthere is becomes quotthere can be quotto speak becomes quotcan speak quotto play becomes quotcan play To conjugate irregular verbs such as and H from the dictionary form to potential form you have to remember their specific conjugations an to Dan nu to DUDE There is also a form of conjugated verbs that removes the sound but this is considered substandard and in some cases impolite For example becomes You will also have to be able to conjugate the potential form into short form l form negative form and past tense For example If a verb were to take the particle I in potential form it can use either the particle I or I However in the case of the potential form of H you must use the particle If you want to give a reason from something you can use ll however if you have multiple reasons for something you can use I I will follow a short form predicate You can also use I to imply there is more than one reason for something Occasionally I can come after the description of the situation I follows the present tense of short forms so I will appear in the case of l adjectives and nouns but not in the case of l adjectives For example l adjectives are written with I like l adjectives are written with I like Nouns are written with I like


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