Objective: To learn to read, write and speak "This is, That is, That (Over There) is" sentences.
これ = this [noun]
それ = that [noun]
あれ = that (over there) [noun]
は1 = (subject marker)
です2 = (sentence marker)
1 - When は appears after a subject,it's pronounced wa.
2 - Note about です: usually this word is pronounced dess, rhyming with the English word less.
これ is used when an object is closer to the speaker.
これ は _____ です。 = This is a _____ .
[kore wa (noun) desu.]
それ is used when an object is closer to the listener.
それ は _____ です。 = That is a _____ .
[sore wa (noun) desu.]
あれ is used when an object is further from both the speaker and listener.
あれ は _____ です。 = That (over there) is a _____ .
[are wa (noun) desu.]
くるま = car
いえ = house
とり = bird
ひと = person
ほん = book
き = tree
いぬ = dog
かわ = river
やま = mountain
えんぴつ = pencil
ねこ = cat
はな = flower
これはほんです。 = This is a book.
[kore wa hon desu]
それはねこです。 = That is a cat.
[sore wa neko desu]
Write the following sentences in Japanese using Hiragana and Katakana.
Translate the following Japanese sentences to English.
Write the following sentences in Hiragana