Some general verbs to know that are useful. ^^* I am sure its a good idea to be able to tell people what you are doing. Ne?
Tabe ( Tah - Beh ) ~ To Eat
Nomi ( No - Me ) ~ To Drink
Yomi ( Yo - Me ) ~ To Read
Kai ( Ka - ee ) ~ To Buy
Kaeri ( Ka - eh - Ree ) ~ To Return
Iki ( EE - Key ) ~ To Go
Ki ( Key ) ~ To Come
Kiki ( Key - Key ) ~ To Listen
Dekake ( Day - Ka - Keh ) ~ Go Out
Mi ( Me ) ~ To Watch
Kaki ( Ka - Key ) ~ To Write
Verbs come at the end of a sentence with one of the following suffixes depending on what your saying.
Masu ( Mah - Sue ) - Present/Future Tense
Masen ( Mah - Sehn ) - Negative Present/Future Tense
Mashita ( Mah - she - Tah ) - Past Tense
Masendeshita ( Mah - Sehn - Deh - She - Ta ) - Negative Past Tense
Watashi wa sushi o tabemasu ~ I am eatting sushi.
Anata wa ikimasen ka? ~ you are not going?
Kakiko-san wa soukusu o kaimashita. ~ Kaikiko bought socks yesterday.
Dekakemasendeshita ~ I didnt go out.
Well thats a mouth full. Gambatte Minna!! ^^*
JA Sets Out
Another useful part in language is direction. You need to give or at least understand directions when it comes to being in a place you don't know. Say you ask where the
washroom is and they tell you to go nishi. ??
So here's some helpful words that can help you...
ue (eww - eh) ~ Up / Over
shita (she - tah) ~ Down / Under
soto (soe - toe) ~ Out / Outside
naka (nah - ka) ~ In
o toutte (oh toe - ot - teh) ~ Through
shuui *ni* (shoe - eww - ee *knee*) ~ Around *this word will be accompanies by other as you will never see it without 'ni' dont double 'ni' it*
mae (maa - eh) ~ In Front Of
ushiro (eww - she - row) ~ Behind
aida (ah - ee - dah) ~ In Between