Sentence Structure???

Indiangirl--

Konnichiwa.Watashi no namae wa Keyatta desu. Hello. My name is Keyatta. I really want to learn Japanese. And some day I want to live in Japan. But the most important thing right now is that I need to know the Japanese word structure. I am going to make some sentences in English in the Japanese sentence order and you going to tell me if a sentence is wrong or right and then correct me if i am wrong.Arigato. I sushi like. I want to sushi eat. I want to that movie to see. Please correct me if i am wrong! I really need to know that japanese word order so i can communicate. Arigato gozaimashita!! Keyatta

Pascal-P

I sushi like: Correct! (Watashi wa osushi ga suki) I want to sushi eat -->I sushi eat want to. (Watashi wa osushi o tabetai) I want to that movie see--> I that movie see want to. (Watashi wa sono eiga o mitai)

Indiangirl--

Arigato Pascal!

Carlos-Z

the Japanese language has a structure sentence of SOV (subject, object, verb) Like in the sentences above...'watashi wa' (subject); 'sono eiga o' (object); 'mitai' (verb form); maybe that helps? English is SVO (subject, verb, object) That way you can structure your own sentences...

Keyatta-B1

Thanks for all the help. Now since it has been a few months, I would like to try again with the sentence structure. :) 1. I Japan like. 2. Japanese fun learning is. 3. I summer like. Please correct me when you can! Arigatou gozaimasu!

2679

2. Nihongo wo benkyou tanoshii desu -> Japanese learn fun is

Sayaka-Matsuura

Minasan, Konnichi wa, Good practising! 1. Watashi wa Nihon ga suki desu -> I Japan like / I like Japan 2. See above answers (thanks コッド san!) 3. Watashi wa natsu ga suki desu - > I summer like / I like Summer Sayaka san

2679

Ara, Sayaka-sensei, forum ni ohisashiburi desu ! Sayaka-sensei, Derek-san to Pascal-san saikin forum ni post shimasen deshita, soushite watashi wa kono aida ni zutto sabashii deshita...

Keyatta-B1

Arigato gozaimasu Sakya-sensei to コッド-san!!

477580

Here's a quick tip to know so your sentence structures are always correct: TTPOV. Yes, TTPOV. Here's a quick explanation: T - Topic. I, we, you, he, she, etc. This one is usually left out/implied T - Time. Yesterday, Today, Monday, etc. P - Place. Over there, here, friend's house, etc. O - Object. In your sentences, this would be "Sushi" or "movie" V - Verb. Pretty self explanatory, although "it is" or "desu" is kind of like the "ultimate verb" and will ALWAYS be last, even if you have another verb like "teach" or "learn" (see コッドさん's answer above) Now, you don't always have to fill each spot (you could have a POV, TTV, etc. type sentence), but as long as you arrange your words in that type of order, you will never go wrong! (but don't forget your particles of course!) Hope that helped!

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