Japanese Lesson with Yukki 5 両方とも / both

I've got a new question:
"What I noticed is that 両方 is used a lot with とも, for example in this sentence: 彼はテニスも野球も両方ともできる。 What's the purpose of adding とも together with 両方? Can とも also be left out?"

My answer :

"tomo" is a kind of emphasize for "ryouhou", without "tomo" is also OK, means "both".
It was not enough:

"But why would you emphasize ryouhou/both? In English or European languages this doesn't really exist."

 Yes it could be, there is no this kind of word in european language.
There are more and more such words, which has no tranlation in european language in Japanese.
"メタルとアニメ、両方好き。" = simply "I like metal and anime both."
"メタルとアニメ、両方とも好き。" = " I like metal and anime both" in translation, too. I would write BOTH in big letters XD.

I try to explain a little more.

Look the Kanji, 両: both, 方: direction. = can mean "both direction" from Kanjis.
とも=共 (にas a particle, suggests the direction of purpose. In this case, this particle is hidden.)


I can play tennis and baseball BOTH, I am amazing, aren't I?

I like metal and anime BOTH, I've got you.

I visited Germany and Netherland BOTH, where I never visited is only Southpole.

There are cats and dogs BOTH. German Tierheim is great.

I want to eat sushi and curry BOTH, I am sooo hungry.

To right and to left, BOTH looks dangerous. I can not move.
"とも"  puts the accent on these two different things.
As a purpose of AN ACTION (verb) although the two thing are not the same.

The situation is, maybe so: Metal and anime are different things, normaly do not get together. So "i like both "direction (one is to right, other is to left or one is to north the other is to south .. or so"

I never notice, that this "ryouhou tomo" so difficult to understand XD.
Hope you undertdand a little more.


Japanese Lesson with Yukki 4 命令形 (imperative form)

I teach Japanese often with online site. One of them, I recomend is this example sentences:

Here are the example sentences of  "imperative", questions of my student about these sentences and my answers.😸

命令形 (imperative form)

Robber "Take out the money!"… “Gemme your money!” ,
Clerk "Heeeey, it’s a robbery!!"
Q: I don’t know, what “take out money” means, just to get money from an ATM or a counter or as words of a robber.Y: it means "words of a robber".

Subordinate "Sorry, I made a mistake."
Boss "What are you doing! Go home already!
Y: ”Go home
now“would be better
Extra question: the “んだ” at the end is used to emphasize the sentence right? Since the boss is angry xD
「・・んだ」came from 「・・・のだ」, yes, it is a expression of emphasis

Me "There will be a test tomorrow.
Friend "Do your best!"
Extra question: just like the previous part, the “んだー” is used for emphasizing?

「・・んだー」came from 「・・・のだー」 in this case, it is a bit different from with the boss. Still kind of emphasis but more casual talking style.

Father "What time do you think it is now, go to bed soon!"
Child “Yes”
Y: 大変 よくできました 💮

Teacher "Go home early, because a typhoon is coming"
Student "Yes."
Teacher "You have a fever, go home and go to bed early."
Student "Sorry, I will"
Extra question: does the “だろ” in this sentence mean “might”? So “you might have a fever”?Y: はい、そうでーす

Teacher " Study diligently, because we ??? this grammar in the next exam."
Student "Yes."
Extra question: what does “おけ” mean in this sentence?
Y: Imperativ of
置く/おくto put, to keep, to save, to stor...“ as auxiliary (helping) verb with a main verb. Similar function like 「・・・てある」「・・・ている」「・・・て行く」「・・・て来る」
And I saw
出す has alot of different meanings, but what does it mean in this sentence?
Y: The whole sentence means: Save what you diligently studied, because I intend to put this grammer in the next exam.

Student "Wow wow wow!"
Sensei “It’s during class you know, be quiet now!”
Extra question: What’s the purpose of particle “に” in “静かにしろ”?

静かquiet に (to point at “静かquiet “, means a direction) するdu.
しろ is Imperatiiv form ofする

Q:Does “
中” mean “during”? Y: Yes, reight. Or „we are just in class right now“.

And from what I read, “dazo” means something like “you know”? (Male speech xD)
はい そーです。and also kind of emphasis expression.

Senior: "You might have no money, I'll lend you a little. You can use it carefully.
Junior "I'm sorry, thank you."
Extra question: does the “だろ” in this sentence mean “might”? So “I might have no money”?

「だろ」came fromだろう」as a talking style. A supposition, a guess. Means like „… …, isn‘t it / …, doesn‘t it / …, aren‘t it etc. similar like „I suppose, I guess““
*And in this sentence, the subject is „
You“, not „I“. A typical japanese sentence without subject. It is impossible, that the subject is „I“, because the predicate is a supposition about the other person or thing. About „I (me) everybody kows wwell, normally, not in supposition XD.

Q: Google translate says “
大事に” means carefully, but jisho.org says “important/serious”, what does it mean in this sentence?
Y: In this case Mr.google wins! The money, which Senpai to Kouhai gives is so valuable, so Kouhai should use it carefully, bit by bit, never use au onse.



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