Japanese

Introduction

Japanese is the principal language of Japan. These pages are about the Japanese language, covering the alphabet, sentence patterns and vocabulary.

Contents

Sentence Patterns

In Japanese, there is no singular / plural distinction in nouns, verbs or adjectives, nor any gender, nor any definite or indefinite articles.

Example

わたし大学だいがく学生がくせいです。

I am a university student.

Example

土曜日どようびにきっさてんでおちゃをのみます。

I drink tea in the coffee bar on Saturday.

Example

金曜日きんようびさん病院びょういんきます。

I go to the hospital at three o'clock on Friday.

Example

これはだれのじしょですか。

Whose dictionary is this?

Example

どこでえいがをますか。

Where are you seeing the film?