Chapter Four: Vocabulary



Run through these a few
times until you can recognize them in the dialog

何を しています か? nani
o shite imasu ka?
what are you doing? | this is a good sentence to

what | same
as nan || first studied in

shite imasu is doing | usually makes verbs
into ING verbs –
 Usage will be covered later

ともだちに tomodachi
to a
friend | tomodachi (friend) is also good to know

hanashite imasu speaking, talking

だれ? dare?
who? |
another important question word

たべもの tabemono
food | do
you remember nomimono? drink – mono means
"thing" so ‘a thing to eat’

ほんとう? hontou?
really? Are
you sure? Are you kidding? | This is probably one of the top
10 most useful Japanese words!

はなしません。 hanashimasen
not speak,
not talk – whenever you see the masen it is always

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