I had a hard time trying to get myself to study today. I kept distracting myself until the day had almost come to an end. Surprisingly, I found that updating this blog was a strong enough motivation to get myself out my bed and learn some grammar. I thought updating this blog regularly would prove to be a difficult thing, but I’ve been enjoying writing on the blog very much.
I studied quite a few grammar points today. Some have been carried over from N5 and some I’ve come across in texts in the past.
|〜てもらう||The person speaking receives a favour from a person, school, company or country|
|〜てくれる||A person does something for the person speaking|
|〜てあげる||Person A does something for Person B|
|〜てやる||Person does something for a plant
V (ta form) + まま/ ままだ/ ままのNoun
This was a little tricky for me because each time I tried translating a Japanese sentence into English, the words I used differed. While most of the online resources say まま is used to mean “As it is”, I found that it also took on the meaning of “while doing something”
For example: パジャマを着たまま、食事をしないで。（Do not eat while still wearing pajamas.)
This means ‘although, even if’ which is pretty simple. Only thing that one has to remember is the usage pattern.
V (te form)/ Na (te form)/ N て + も
P.S. As I am getting closer to finishing a major chunk of the grammar I had intended to study before the year end, I have been thinking of devoting more time to reading Japanese. Although NHK Easy News is a nice resource for reading, listening practice as well as for learning new words, I wanted to read a more fun text. So if you guys have any suggestions for books or comics or any other kind of text, do leave a comment. Thank you!