When we talk about more than 1 role of a person/item, we cannot use the particle と. Instead we should combine the 2 roles with で, the てform of です」/だ.
The particle から has a few meanings and beginners at JLPT N5 level need to remember at least 3. This is the one used after a てform verb. ～てから means “after ～, ..”
This post explains when 青い (adjective) and 青の (noun + の) are interchangeable or not. The same rule applies to all colour いadjectives.
そして, それから and それで all can be used at the beginning of a sentence and can mean “and” but the nuances are different. This post explains the differences.
～とき is used like the English “when ～” but depending on what comes before とき, the nuance changes. This post explains how.
なります is the most common word that describes a change from one state to another. Depending on what it turns into, the letter directly before that changes.
The “xxxは△△△です。” pattern is not only for describing people but can be used for describing occasions and items as well. Use this page for vocab building.
もう is used in a wide variety of situations. This post explains 4 typical usages of もう. Namely, “already,” “(not) … any more,” “further” and “emphasis.”
てform can be used to state a request if used with ください. Watch the video and learn the pattern. This post includes a few hints to remember.
～がります is used when a person is acting out the feeling or condition described by the adjective, or pretending to be in the condition described by the adjective
～ずつ is used with [a number + counter] and means “～ each” or “～ at a time.” Read all the examples and learn how to use it.
The pattern of [てform] + います is used to describe either an action in progress or the state/condition after an action has been completed. Read examples.
Pre-noun Adjectivals are similar to adjectives but not the same. This post contains examples of pre-noun adjectivals you need to know for the JLPT N5 exam.
This page explains how adverbs are used in Japanese. It includes a list of adverbs you should know for the JLPT N5 exam with example sentences.
This post explains how you say what you want to do, what you don’t want to do, what you wanted to do and what you didn’t want to do.
As the Japanese currency doesn’t have dollars and cents, if you are going shopping you need to be able count…
This post explains how to make an order in a shop in Japanese.
This post explains how we call days of the week in Japanese. Embedded YouTube video shows phonics to help you remember the words.
This post lists question words you need to know for the JLPT N5 exam. Read examples and check the meaning when combined with a particle.
Japanese sentences are very forgiving about the order of sentence components. The only thing we need to stick to is…