Family: My younger sister is reading a book.

Basic sentence
Basic sentence
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Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

My younger sister is reading a book.
i mo u to wa ho n wo yo n de i ma su
読んでいます

One by one

  • 妹(いもうと) → my younger sister
  • は → no meaning
  • 本(ほん) → book
  • を → no meaning
  • 読んでいます(よ・んでいます) → am reading

Vocabulary

Vocabulary: My family
On this page, you can learn how to say people in a family in Japanese.
Vocabulary: Basic nouns 1
On this page, you can learn very basic Japanese nouns.
Vocabulary: Basic nouns 2
On this page, you can learn very basic Japanese nouns.
Vocabulary: Basic verbs 1
On this page, you can learn very basic Japanese verbs.
Vocabulary: Basic verbs 2
On this page, you can learn very basic Japanese verbs.
Vocabulary: Basic words – places 2
On this page, you can learn basic Japanese vocabulary for places.

Grammar

【Japanese grammar】verb て form + います (imasu) = be + verb-ing: Present Continuous
Let's learn how to say those sentences in Japanese: My mother is eating pasta with my older sister. I am playing with friends in a park. My father is listening to music in a living room now. My older brother is drinking sake with friends now. My uncle is playing baseball at a stadium now.

Review

Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • My older brother is watching TV.
  • My younger sister is swimming in a pool.

Task 2: Change into English.

  • おじは部屋で手紙を書いています。
  • 姉はと書かんで勉強しています。

Kanji

Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.

Answer

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