In this lesson we will make a wrap-up of all the pieces of information we have seen these last weeks around the subjects of time and dates! /( ^^)/
During the last weeks, we have had an overview of the different pieces composing time and dates:
As well as some additional subjects about past, present and future conjugation.
And now its time to put all the pieces together.
What day is it today?
To ask detailed information about the day in Japanese, we will simply put the different question words we have seen together:
/Today is what year, what month, what day (of month and of week)?/
Today we are…
And to answer, we follow the same principle:
/ Today is 2017, June the 5th, Monday. /
Well, that’s not that complicated once you know all the different pieces.
Now, let’s go a step further and see how we can ask questions related to time.
To ask “When is something…?” you have to introduce the topic of your question, and add “いつですか。”. For instance, if you want to ask someone when his/her Birth day is, you will ask:
/ (Your) Birthday, when is it? /
Note: Refer to the end of the lesson Leaving Home and Coming Back for further explanation on the honorific “お-“. Be aware also that the honorific shall only be used when speaking about other persons, not of yourself (like the suffix -さん [-san] / Mr,Mrs,Miss /).
And for the answer, nothing fancy; it is built as we would do in English:
/ (My) birthday is the 26th of November. /
/ (Your) flight, when is it? /
/ (My) flight is tomorrow at 5h30 PM. /
No you have alsmost all the keys in hand to tell about time and dates. Here is some more vocabulary to help you training on these subjects.
|母の日||はは の ひ||haha no hi||Mother’s Day|
|父の日||ちち の ひ||chichi no hi||Father’s Day|
|生年月日||せいねんがっぴ||seinengappi||date of birth|
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