Following on from giving and receiving we are going to talk about learning and teaching.
There is a nice verb in Japanese that means teach and also tell, eg. “teach me mathematics” or “tell me the secret”.
The verb is:
Today we will look at how who teaches (or tells) who.
Let’s look at a picture:
yamada sensei wa tanaka kun ni eigo o oshiete agemasu
tanaka kun wa yamada sensei ni eigo o oshiete moraimasu
Ms Yamada teaches Tanaka English.
Tanaka learns English from Ms Yamada.
Let’s break it down:
kun added as a suffix to boy’s names
wa topic particle (as for)
ni direction particle (to)
o/wo direct object particle (modified by a verb)
eigo English language
oshiete teach/tell (-te form of oshieru)
And so endeth the lesson 🙂
If you have any questions please leave a comment.