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Shukan / Routine Activities


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JBP-1 / Lesson 10 Grammar Note 2 about "Routine Activities" in Japanese Expressions.

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Shukan / Routine Activities

  1. 1. Lesson Recap Lesson 10 Routine Activities
  2. 2. Routine Activities Ex. jogging, every night → わたしは *まいばん ジョギングを します。 w a t a s h i w a m a i b a n j o g i n g u o s h i m a s u To state what someone does regularly, we use affirmative verbs in present form. まい means every , then ばん means evening/night as in ばんごはん as dinner. m a i b a n b a n g o h a n You can attach まい to other time expressions such as time of the day, day of the week, month, year and so on to make it every . m a i Day Morning Evening Week Every まいにち まいあさ まいばん まいしゅう I jog ( or do jogging ) every evening. mai nichi mai asa mai ban mai shuu
  3. 3. Please describe each person s routine activity as in the example on the previous page. 1. drink coffee, every morning 2. read newspaper, every morning 3. go to the hospital, every Tuesday わたしは                 w a t a s h i w a わたしは                 w a t a s h i w a わたしは                 w a t a s h i w a
  4. 4. 4. listen to music, everyday, in a buss 5. read books, always, in a train You can use いつも for 5 instead of every . いつも means always as one of frequency expressions. We ll learn more frequency expressions later in Lesson 11. i t s u m o i t s u m o * わたしは                 w a t a s h i w a * In 3 you can describe every Tuesday as everyweek + Tuesday as a precise time expression which accompanies the particle に . n i わたしは                 w a t a s h i w a (music = おんがく) o n g a k u