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100 GRAMMAR POINTS

1. Basic Word Order

The sentence order is very different from English. In English we use Subject-Verb-Object (SVO), but in Japanese it is usually (but not always!) Subject-Object-Verb (SOV).

English :

  • (S – V – O)
  • I – eat – bread

Japanese :

  • (S – O – V)
  • watashi wa – pan o – tabemasu.

 

Download Audio file here:

Watashi wa – pan o – tabemasu – download
 
Notice the “extra” words wa & o. These are called particles (or grammatical markers) and tell us a lot about the function of the word it follows. Don’t worry! We will get to particles soon enough.

You can read more on Japanese Word Order here.

100 GRAMMAR POINTS

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2 Comments

  1. Steven

    Could you make the sound files downloadable please?
    I would love to use them in my Anki flash cards.

    Reply
    • admin

      Hi Steven, I already updated this page with a download link for the audio. Enjoy 🙂

      Reply

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