3-14 It looks like ___. Apparently ___.


Grammar Focus 1 : "OO look / sound  + adjective."

No.1 "i-adjectives"
1. take out -い from the i-ending adjective
2. and add "__そうに見える" or "__そうです。" 
 
    例 1. うれしそうに見える (ureshi-sou ni mieru)
    例 2. うれしそうです (ureshi-sou desu)
        ---I/you/he/she/we... look___ happy.
※良い→良さそうに見える。
※可愛い→かわいそうに見える(S/he looks poor.)←wrong
※可愛い→可愛いです。(S/he is cute.)←correct

No. 2 "na-adjectives"
1. take out -な from the na-ending adjective
2. and add "__そうに見える," "__そうです," or "__に見える" 
 
    例 1. フレンドリーそうに見える (hurendorī sou ni mieru)
    例 2. フレンドリーそうです (hurendorī sou desu)
    例 3. フレンドリーに見える(hurendorī ni mieru)
        ---I/you/he/she/we... look___ friendly.

No. 3 "__している forms"
1. add "__ように見える," "__ようです," or "__見たいです"
 
    例 1. お腹が空いているように見える (onakaga suiteiru you ni mieru)
    例 2. お腹が空いているようです (onakaga suiteiru you desu)
    例 3. お腹が空いている見たいです(onakaga suiteiru mitai desu)
        ---I/you/he/she/we... look___ hungry.


Useful Tip:

 Do you think watching a lot of TV is a good way to learn a new language? Oh yes, it certainly is a good way to learn a new language. I mean not only regular TV programmes, but also those internet video broadcasting programmes like YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu

 If you live in Japan, I highly recommend Hulu because it has so many channels and interesting shows from Japan, as well as those from outside Japan. The site has the English version, so it's even easier to get started. 

 If you visit Hulu site and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page, you will see the word "ENGLISH." If you click that, the site will open the English site.

 Fuji TV station also has an Internet broadcasting service. Fuji TV is one of the most popular TV stations in Japan, and with this service, you can see many currently-ppopular TV shows that are only available on Fuji TV network. They have a free 31-day-trial campaign right now. So why not get the most of it while it offers a free trial campaign! It's called FOD Premium.

 Another good way to learn Japanese is read books in Japanese, especially comic books. They have a lot of pictures and they have stories, too. They are fun and easy to read. You learn authentic Japanese words and phrases in context so they will stay in your memory longer. You can the culture and trends, too! 

 If you are interested in reading manga, Japanese comic books, I highly recommend イーブックイニシアティブジャパン eBookJapan . It is one of the biggest Japanese online e-book stores and they have all the current popular Japanese anime. They have many free e-books, too, to try out. 

 Oh, and one more thing. Audiobooks are also very powerful when it comes to learning foreign languages. So let me give you a link to one of the most popular Japanese audiobook site. It's オーディオブック聴き放題なら - audiobook.jp .

 Many of the sites I mentioned above offer free samples and free trials. I hope you find this information useful and make use of this modern technology to boost up your language skills!



Other Words & Phrases
2018/05/10
-real name=本名(ほんみょう)
-to be updated in real-time=リアルタイムで更新(こうしん)される
-university=総合大学(そうごうだいがく)
-music note=音符(おんぷ)
-studio=スタジオ


Homework: 

Think of any 5 people you know and please describe how they look like using the structures we have practiced in this lesson. Please create at least three sentences to describe each person and post it below. We will go over your answers during the next lesson.


以下のことを守っていただければ、どなたでもお気軽にコメントを残していただけます。

1. 批判はしない。

2. 特定の個人やグループを非難・攻撃しない。

3. 語学学習に関係ないことは書かない。

4. 個人を特定できる情報(メールアドレス、住所、電話番号など)は書かない。

 

Anyone can feel free to leave a comment as long as you don't;

1. criticize other people or other people's comments

2. defame or attack a particular person or group of people

3. leave comments which have nothing to do with language-learning

4. write personal information such as e-mail addresses, home addresses, or telephone numbers.


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