Language Lab – Japanese Class Week 25: Short Form

今日は!Welcome back, everyone. This week's speaking lesson will introduce the Japanese short form, also known as the informal form. Up to this point, we have been using desu/masu form, a.k.a. polite form. Short form can be used in less formal situations, such as talking to friends, acquaintances, or family.


Our writing lesson will cover the kanji 百、千、万、円、本、買、高、安、新、and 古. After you finish watching the lesson, make sure to print out and complete the corresponding kanji writing practice sheet, opens a new window, and download the Kanji Lesson 6 Vocabulary List.


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