Which is healthier, your English or your Japanese? As you recognize, you make comparisons on a regular basis. To get round Japan sooner, you could wish to ask, “which is quicker, the bus or the practice?” Alternatively, you may ask, “which is healthier, sushi or tempura?” There are all types of comparisons that may make it easier to make one of the best choices in Japan. Use this Newbie Japanese article to be taught to make comparisons. Grasp dochira no hoo ga (“which of the 2”) to ask which of two selections is healthier. You’ll consistently be evaluating portions or qualities in Japanese, and this text provides you the abilities to do it appropriately. Together with the sentence constructions that mean you can evaluate two issues, you will decide up vocabulary phrases akin to, “chilly,” “automobile,” “younger,” and lots of others. In order for you your Japanese to stack up, you want this Newbie Japanese article!
Vocabulary: On this article, you will be taught the next phrases and phrases:
eki – “practice station”
Keisei Skairainaa – “Keisei Skyliner”
futsuu – “regular, extraordinary”
dochira – “which”
yasui – “low cost, cheap” (-i ending adjective)
zutto – “by far, all alongside, the entire time”
hayai – “quick, fast” (-i ending adjective)
eki’in – “station attendant”
roojin – “the aged, outdated particular person”
Grammar: On this article, you will be taught the next phrases and phrases:
Helpful Vocabulary and Phrases
Kore wa Narita e ikimasu ka.
“Does this practice go to Narita?”
This sentence construction has already been launched in Beginner collection Nohongo Doojoo, “Welcome to Fashion You: Article 24.”
Topic / Wa / Vacation spot / Ni or E / Ikimasu ka.
Kore / wa / Narita / e / ikimasu ka.
Kono densha /wa / Tokyo / ni / ikimasu ka.
Kono basu / wa / kuukoo / ni / ikimasu ka. * kuukoo means “airport”
At the moment’s Goal Phrase:
- Keisei-sen to Keisei-Sukairainaa to dochira no hoo ga yasui desu ka.
- Keisei-sen no hoo ga yasui desu.
The main target of at the moment’s lesson is sentences that evaluate two portions or qualities.
Which is extra…?
[A] to [B] to dochira no hoo ga [adjective] desu ka.
“Which various is extra [adjective], [A] or [B]?”
Dochira no hoo ga means “which considered one of two.” When asking a comparative query, use the next sentence construction:
[Choice A] + To + [Choice B] + To / Dochira no hoo ga / [Adjective] + desu ka.
Nihon to Furansu to / dochira no hoo ga / ookii desu ka.
Densha to basu to / dochira no hoo ga / hayai desu ka.
Shichi-gatsu to hachi-gatsu to / dochira no hoo ga / atsui desu ka.
Kyooto to Nara to / dochira no hoo ga / shizuka desu ka.
Densha to basu to / dochira no hoo ga / benri desu ka.
Haru to aki to / dochira no hoo ga / suki desu ka.
*We regularly drop no hoo, in donira no hoo ga.
Please evaluation the next definitions:
* atsui “scorching”
* shizuka “quiet”
* benri “handy”
* haru “spring”
* aki “autumn”
[A] is extra…
[B] yori [A] no hoo ga [adjective] desu.
“The choice [A] is extra [adjective] than various [B].”
[B] yori means “greater than [B].” When answering a comparative query, we use the next sentence construction:
[One of the Choices] + Yori / [One of the Choices] + No hoo ga / [Adjective] + Desu.
Basu yori / densha no hoo ga / hayai desu.
Shichi-gatsu yori / hachi-gatsu no hoo ga / atsui desu.
Haru yori / aki no hoo ga / suki desu.
*Within the dialog, we regularly omit [B] yori.
[One of the Choices] + No hoo ga / [Adjective] + Desu. / “English”
Densha no hoo ga / hayai desu. / “Trains are sooner.”
Hachi-gatsu no hoo ga / atsui desu./ “August is hotter.”
Aki no hoo ga / suki desu. / “I want Autumn.”
Please follow saying the next questions aloud.
For instance: fish or meat / likable
Sakana to niku to dochira no hoo ga suki desu ka.
- Tempura or Sushi / likable
- practice or bus / handy
- March or November / chilly
- Tanaka-san or Suzuki-san / younger
- Prepare or taxi / low cost
Extra Useful Definitions:
Please reply the next questions in Japanese.
In your nation:
Ichi-gatsu to hachi-gatsu to dochira no hoo ga atsui desu ka.
Within the metropolis you reside:
Densha to kuruma to dochira no hoo ga benri desu ka. (*Kuruma means, “automobile.”)
- Haru to aki to dochira no hoo ga suki desu ka.