Nov 29, 2009

Japanese Language Made Simpler - Lesson 23

Thirdly, the particle 'で' is used to express "made of/ from".

The structure of the phrase will be in this form:
[ingredient] で[verb eg. make- 作ります]
made of/ from [ingredient]

For example:
  • This bridge is made of stone. = kono hashi wa ishi de dekiteimasu. = この橋は石でできています。(hashi = bridge)
  • Cheese is made from milk. = chiizuwa gyuunyuu de tsukurimasu. = チーズは牛乳で作ります。(chiizu = cheese, gyuunyuu = milk)