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Course 4 Expanded Guide

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Lesson 1: My Rich Friend
do you have enough?
Machine counter dai
Large machine / airplane counter ki
Saying "only" using shika
Saying "no" without being rude and other avoidance methods
Verb Usage
motsu (to hold, have, carry)
tariru (to have enough)
tsukuru (to make, build)
omoidasu (to remember, to recollect, to recall)
New Words
jibun (one's self)
imademo (even now)
Word Usage
jibun (one's self)
imademo (even now)
Lesson 2: The Silver Coins
using verbs to describe
Modifying with verbs
It appears to be..., the adjective stem sou
It DOESN'T appear to be
Making na adjectives with the sou stem
Verb Usage
aruku (to walk)
ageru (to give)
ochiru (to fall down, drop)
COMMON MISTAKE ALERT: Verbs for wearing things.
kiru (to wear shirts, jackets etc.)
haku (to wear shoes, pants etc.)
kaburu (to wear or put on hats, things on head etc.)
Lesson 3: Summer Bonus
have you ever...
Culture Clip
Company bonus
Talking about things with koto
"Strange" uses of koto
Have you ever...?
"I have..." and "I have never..."
Verb Usage
deru (to appear, to come out)
shiru (to know)
unten suru (to drive)
noru (to ride)
Lesson 4: Scott in Osaka
how do you do that?
Counting floors
Particles with massugu
Asking how something is done with douyatte
Demonstrating how an action was done
Verb Usage
magaru (to turn)
agaru (to go or come up)
oriru (to go down, get off of)
shucchou suru (to take a business trip)
Lesson 5: Mikey's Bike
is it okay if I...
Culture Clip
Japan's train system
~te mo ii desu ka (Is it all right if I~, Is it okay if I~, May I~)
~te mo ii desu (It is all right if you~, You may~)
tewaikemasen (It's not good to~, You can't~)
Using "but" and sounding natural
Connecting sentences with ga
Lesson 6: Graduation Trip
deciding what to do
Culture Clip
Japanese travel
Using suru to choose things
koto ni suru (to decide on, choose to do something)
koto ni naru (to have been decided, to have come to be)
Connecting sentences with node
Verb Usage
yameru (to quit, leave one's job)
kimeru (to decide) active
kimaru (to be decided, to be agreed on) passive
mayou (to get lost, to be perplexed)
Lesson 7: Beth's Luck
how do you do that (part2)
How to do something
Using jouzu and heta correctly
The difference between umai and jouzu
Verb Usage
katsu (to win, to beat) and makeru (to lose)
bikkuri suru (to be surprised)
oshieru (to teach)
suteru (to throw away)
Lesson 8: A Strange Day!
the TARI verb form
Using iku and kuru with other verbs
The tari verb form
Using kana (to wonder if)
Verb Usage
warau (to laugh) and naku (to cry)
okoru (to be mad or angry)
shawaa o abiru (to take a shower)
nagasu (to flush, shed, wash off)
kubi ni naru (to be fired)
Lesson 9: The Crying Baby
successive actions
kunaru ("It will become...," or "To get...") used with adjectives
Using kunaru with verbs
Using the te form to describe successive actions
Using mae and ato with verbs
Verb Usage
toru (to take)
toshiotoru (to age, get old)
setsumei suru (to explain)
shinpaisuru (to worry)
New Words
hi (day)
toshi (year, age)
setsumei (explanation) / setsumei suru (explain)
shinpai (anxiety, uneasiness, worry)
shinpaigoto (worries, troubles)
Word Usage
hi (day)
toshi (year, age)
setsumei (explanation) / setsumeisuru (to explain)
shinpai (anxiety, eneasiness, worry)
shinpaigoto (worries, troubles)
Lesson 10: Texas Dialect?
IF-THEN statements
Culture Clip
Japanese Dialects
You should...
You shouldn't...
If-then statements
If-then statements using nara
If-then statements using the tara verb form
Using the tara verb form to mean "when"
Verb Usage
kariru (to borrow)
kasu (to loan)
kaesu (to return, pay back)
yofukashisuru (to stay up late)
New Words
moshi (if)
Word Usage
moshi (if)
Lesson 11: Taiwan
certain amounts etc.
Using made with verbs
Using de with amounts
Verb Usage
tanomu (to request, ask for)
youi (o) suru (to prepare)
kenkaosuru (to fight, to have a fight)
iru (to need)
tameru (to save)
Word Usage
junbi (preparations)
ai (love)
hoka (other, another)
3LDK (3 rooms with living room, dining room and kitchen)
Lesson 12: Giving and Receiving
the giving and receiving verbs
Saying "I want you to..."
Saying "I don't want you to..."
Verb Usage
itadaku (to receive)
morau (to receive)
kureru (to be given)
ageru (to give)
yaru (to give)
tetsudau (to help out)
Lesson 13: Lindsay's Problem
the power of the TE form
The power of te
The difference between teitadaku and temorau
The difference between tekureru and teageru
Phrase Usage
Verb Usage
kikoeru (to be able to hear)
kowasu (to break, destroy, ruin) active
kowareru (to be broken) passive
umareru (to be born)