Your Excellency!

As you may know, in Japanese culture, being polite to your elders is very important. It's not easy, but this is a good thing to master to enjoy a "smooth" life in Japan!

Lesson Objectives

  • Learn how to show your respect to other people by using honorific verbs.
  • Learn some honorific expressions and learn how to use them in the right situation.
  • Learn how to form and use negative honorific verbs and the expression お + にăȘる in sentences.


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