Diary #016 – Past Plain Exceptions

These are some things I did to help Patrick Amazo learn a specific thing about how to modify certain kinds of verbs in Japanese. I’m a great believer in using different fun methods for different people when it comes to learning.

Perhaps this will also help you, or perhaps you’ll be inspired to learn some Japanese, or perhaps you’ll just enjoy seeing some floppy cartoon titties.

The first verb is the plain form, the second part is the past form. So, for example, hashiru is “to run” and hashitta is “ran“.

I did all these things. This is a 100% percent true depiction of my life, as is always, always the case.

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- Rebecca Clements

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I’m actually reading up on these things currently as I am about to study Japan at the university, so this came at just the right time :P

And yes, those are nice floppy cartoon titties, thank you in deed.


I love your style! And this is something I’ve always thought of doing, a graphic Japanese learning aid (unlike the corny learning manga). 入る is killing me, lol.


Rebecca,

Actually, those aren’t the past tense forms of the verbs — Japanese doesn’t have past tense. They’re actually the perfect forms, indicating that a verb has been completed, but not necessarily that it occurred in the past.

But yeah. Beautiful drawings. I just happened across your site the other day and I’m in love w/ your art. Keep it up the excellent work and, erm… enjoy your transgendered clone :)


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