L22 Minna no Nihongo Lesson Notes

Minna no Nihongo L22

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In this lesson, we’re going to learnt Japanese modifying noun phrases.
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Modifying Noun (Adnominal form)

Please check below example sentences. In Japanese, modification expression comes before the noun.

  1. コーヒーを のむ: Person who drinks coffee
  2. コーヒーを のんでいるPerson who is drinking coffee (now)
  3. けっこんしている: Person who is married
  4. スーツをきている: Person who is wearing suits
  5. あかいネクタイをしている: Person who is wearing red tie
  6. こどもが よむほん: Book(s) that kids read
  7. だれも すんでいないところ Place(s) where no one lives

Modified noun as a predicate (before です)

  1. これは こどもがよむですThis is a book that kids read. (This book is for kids).
  2. ここは たばこを すうばしょです。This is the place to smoke.
  3. ここは くるまを とめるところです。This is the place to park (cars).
  4. やまださん ぼうしを かぶっているです Yamada-san is the person with a hat.

Modified noun as a topic (before は)

  1. らいしゅうとまるホテル ゴージャスですThe hotel I stay next week is gorgeous.
  2. ちち よくつくるりょうり カレーです The dish that my father makes often is curry.
  3. やまださん しているけい グッチ(のとけい)ですThe watch that Yamada-san wares is Gucchi’s.
  4. わたしがよくりょこうするくに タイです。The country I travel often is Thailand

Modified noun as an object (before を)

  1. わたしは かいぎでつかうりょう つくりました。  I made documents that will be used for the meeting.
  2. わたしは あの めがねを かけている女の人 しっています。   I know that woman wearing glasses.
  3. やまださんは パソコンを入れるかばん かいました。Yamada-san bought a bag to put PC (bought a PC bag).
  4. わたしは くろくて 大きいかばん もっています。I have a black and big bag.

Modified noun as an object for certain predicate (before が)→ e.g. すきです、ほしいです、あります

  1. わたしは あたまが いい すきですI like a smart person.
  2. さとうさんは あしが ながい 男の人 すきです  Sato-san like a man with long legs.
  3. わたしは テレビを みる時間 ありません。I don’t have time to watch TV.
  4. わたしは にわが あるうち ほしいです。 I want a house with a garden.


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