Just Plain, No Mustard Or Mayonnaise

All of that polite and honorific language can become long and tiring! Let's talk plainly.

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn how to talk plainly in Japanese in casual situations.
  • Learn the plain form of です/~ます as well as their negative plain form.
  • Learn how to construct plain sentences with い and な adjectives.

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