Beginner Japanese/Politeness

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Reading[edit]

Practise[edit]

  • Write a sentence in both hiragana and kanji in the くだけた (plain) form.
  • Write a sentence in both hiragana and kanji in the ていねい (polite) form.
  • Write a sentence in both hiragana and kanji in the 尊敬語 (honorific) form.
  • Write a sentence in both hiragana and kanji in the 謙譲語 (humble) form.

くだけた form sentences[edit]

Example: ビールを飲む。(ビールをのむ。)(I'm going to have a beer.)

ていねい form sentences[edit]

Example: ビールを飲みます。

尊敬語 form sentences[edit]

Example: 先生はビールを召し上がりますか。(せんせいはビールをめしあがりますか。)(Teacher, are you going to have a beer?)

謙譲語 form sentences[edit]

Example: 私はビールを頂きます。(わたしはビールをいただきます。)(I'm going to have a beer.)