Lesson 6 Review


Grammar Review

  • Identify whether each classifier below is a naming classifier, a counting classifier, or both.
  • ~jikan b) ~fun c) ~kai (floor) d) ~ko e) ~ban f) ~ ji g) ~mai
  • Identify whether each of the approximation expression below is used with a naming classifier or with a counting classifier.
  • ~goro b) ~gurai c) yaku~ d) ~hodo
  • Fill in the blanks below with the most appropriate particle(s).
  • You’d like to decide where your group meet.

Doko aimashou ka.

  • Ask the bus driver if this bus goes to Tokyo Station.

Sumimasen. Kono basu, tokyoo-eki ikimasu ka?

  • Tell the taxi driver to take you to the Tokyo Station.

Sumimasen. Tokyo-eki onegai-shimasu.

  • Suggest that you take a taxi to the hospital.

Byouin takushii ikimashou.

  • At the station, ask what time the next bullet train leaves.

Sumimasen. Tsugi shinkansen nan-ji demasu ka.

  • On the train, ask the conductor what time this train arrives at Kyoto.

Kono densha nanji goro kyouto tsukimasu ka.

  • At the information desk, ask where you transfer to the subway.

Sumimasen. Doko chikatetsu norikaemasu ka.

  • Express your concern about whether or not you’ll make the flight on time.

Hikouki maniaimasu ka nee.

  • Let a co-worker know that you have just met Senpai’s friend.

Ima senpai tomodachi aimashita yo.

  • Ask a classmate how long it takes here to the beach by train.

Koko umi dono gurai kakarimasu ka.

  • How do you make the past form of adjectives? Noun + desu?
  • What are the two ways to express that it’s 6:50?

Practical Applications

  • You are making a plan for your group to attend business meetings in different cities in Japan. Research transportation options, discuss the pros and cons of each option, and make an itinerary including the departure and arrival times. Confirm the itinerary with everyone.
  • Upon return, review the trip.
  • Pretend that many things happened during the trip including bad weather, train delays, buying Omiyage, seeing famous people, having great presentations and not so great presentations, trying local foods, etc. Be imaginative!
  • Make a plan to spend one free day in Tokyo

Do an on-line research, create PPT, and present it in Japanese It should include:

  • What to do
  • Where to go
  • Times that selected sites are open
  • How to get there (transportation, etc.) from your hotel
  • What is the travel time and fare
  • What to eat, where to eat
  • What to buy
  • How much the whole day costs

Sample Homework/Quiz

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For each exchange, identify the item under discussion and its time‐related information.

Item under discussion

Time‐related information












  • Identify whether each item below is a naming expression, a counting expression, or both. Mark each item with N (naming), C (counting), or B (both).
  • go-ko
  • gofun
  • ni-ji han
  • ni-jikan
  • ichi-ban
  • shichi-ji
  • What is the difference between otaku and uchi?
  • Give two examples of Japanese onomatopoeias and their meanings.
  • Fill in the blanks below with what is most appropriate. Insert Z if nothing is possible.
  • Find out what time this store opens. Kono mise, nanji desu ka.
  • Tell the taxi driver go to the station. Sumimasen. eki onegai-shimasu.
  • Suggest that you take a taxi.Takushii ikimashou.
  • We’ll get on the bus.Basu norimasu.
  • I got off the bus here.Koko Basu orimashita
  • I left home at 8.Hachi-ji uchi demashita.
  • I arrived over there in the morning. Asa achira tsukimashita.
  • Please give me ABOUT five (apples).Go-ko kudasai.
  • It takes about one hour on foot.Toho ichi-jikan kakarimasu.
  • I’ll return AROUND 3:00.San-ji kaerimasu.
  • Express your concern about whether or not you’ll make the class on time.

Jugyou maniaimasu ka nee.

  • Ask at the station if it takes 30 minutes from here to the beach by train.

Koko umi densha san-jup–pun desu ka.

  • Ask a child what she is scared of. Nani kowai?

Circle the letter of the items that can occur in the blank to make a complete sentence. None, some, or all choices may be correct. For each choice checked as appropriate, provide an English equivalent of the entire sentence.

Ano eiga, ____ deshita nee.

  • tsumaranai
  • imaichi
  • nagakatta
  • wakarimasen

Purezen wa ____ goro desu ka.

  • ni-ji han
  • ichi-jikan han
  • san-ji jup-pun
  • nan-jikan

_____ norikaemasu.

  • Tsugi no eki ni
  • Ni-do
  • Densha ga
  • Chikatetsu ni

_____ no onsen ni ikimashou.

  • Saikou
  • Ichiban kirei
  • Subarashii
  • Tsugi

____ kakarimasu.

  • Ichi-ji
  • Dono gurai
  • Motto
  • Ichi-man-en

Fill in the blanks to complete the chart.

Non-past Affirmative

Non-past Negative

Past Affirmative

Past Negative

Imaichi desu

Tanoshii desu


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