Jan 1, 2010

Japanese Language Made Simpler - Lesson 25

How to express "accompaniment", like I went shopping with my mum?
We use the particle "と" in this case.

The structure of the phrase will be in this form:
[person]と[action] = did [action] together with [person]

For example:
  • I went shopping with my mum. = watashi wa haha to isshoni kaimono shimashita. = 私は母と一緒に買い物しました。(isshoni = together with)
  • I always quarrel with my younger brother. = itsumo otouto to kenka shimasu . = いつも弟とけんかします。(itsumo = always, kenka shimasu = quarrel)