Grammar - possession particlewatashi no namae wa pi-ta- desu. My name is Peter.私の名前はピーターです。Now, lets break that sentence up...watashi = meno = possession (’s in English)namae = name (2 kanji: name + before)wa = topic markerpi-ta- = Peter (using katakana sounds)desu = is/are/am (used at the end of a sentence)
Grammar - possessionanata no onamae wa nan desu ka.What is your name?あなたのお名前は何ですか。anata = youonamae = honorable name (o before the word shows honour)
Formal greeting “sandwich”hajimemashite - How do you do?(Said the first time you meet someone)はじめまして。blah blah blah – information about yourself.douzo yoroshiku - Nice to meet you.どうぞよろしく。
Example “sandwich” in ro-majihajimemashite.[watashi wa] pi-ta- desu. [ ] words are optionaligirisu jin desu.PCC no shain desu.
Example “sandwich” translations igirisu = English in katakana jin = person no = possession (“of” if read backwards) shain = company worker (2 kanji: company + member)
Example in Japanese scriptはじめまして。 (How do you do? )[ 私は ] ピーターです。 (I am Peter)イギリス人です。 (I am English)ピ ・シ ・シの社員です。 (I am a PCC worker)どうぞよろしく。 (Nice to meet you)
HomeworkNothing compulsorySuggestions – Work on your personal greeting “sandwich” – Or make up a character from another countryCheck out the Communities of Practice site You should have had an invitation… Any questions ????