For topics on Japanese nouns, You have already learned how to form simple sentences using nouns and how to use one noun to modify another noun in lesson 2 and 3 respectively.
In this lesson I will concentrate on 2 simple sentence patterns that specify the actions perform before and after noun.
In Japanese, it's always useful to state that you are going to do certain actions before or after certain events.
These events are normally specified as Japanese nouns. And these nouns often involve certain actions.
Let's check out the 2 sentence patterns...
Noun のまえに Verb (～ます)
Noun no mae ni Verb (~masu)
Meaning: Before Noun Verb (~masu)
Noun のあとで Verb (～ます)
Noun no ato de Verb (~masu)
Meaning: After Noun Verb (~masu)
One thing you have to take note is that the Noun in the above sentence patterns refer to only Japanese nouns that involve certain actions such as...
Let's say that you are going to eat your breakfast or read the newspaper before school.
Using the above scenarios, you can express them in the following...
In another case, let's say that you are going to eat your dinner or study after work.
Again using the above scenarios, you can express them in the following...
Lesson 2: Nouns - Make simple sentences using Nouns.
Lesson 3: Nouns Part 2 - Using one noun to modify another noun.
Lesson 27: Noun Modifier.
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