12Sentences.com is inspired by Tim Ferriss' grammar 'deconstruction' method from โ€˜The 4 Hour Chef' - his book on accelerated learning.


Tim's method includes having a native speaker translate sentences like 'I give John the apple' - to help decode the building blocks of a language.

Some kind language speakers have added their translations and recordings to this project. To suggest which languages to add next - vote in the poll.


Tim's method includes having a native speaker translate sentences like 'I give John the apple' - to help decode the building blocks of a language.

Some kind language speakers have added their translations and recordings to this project. To suggest which languages to add next - vote in the poll.

Tim Ferriss' 12 Sentences to deconstruct ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japanese grammar

Hello, everyone! I'm Ayano from Do Japanese on Youtube. I'm a native Japanese speaker and teach Japanese for over 2 years in Japan. My lessons are for beginners and intermediates too. Let's have fun learning Japanese together!

1. The apple is red. ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใฏ ใ‚ใ‹ใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚
2. It is Johnโ€™s apple. ใใ‚Œ ใฏ ใ‚ธใƒงใƒณ ใฎ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ด ใงใ™ใ€‚
3. I give John the apple. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‚ธใƒงใƒณ ใซ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ด ใ‚’ ใ‚ใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚
4. We give him the apple. ใ‚ใŸใ—ใŸใก ใฏ ใ‹ใ‚Œใซ ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใ‚’ ใ‚ใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚

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5. He gives it to John. ใ‹ใ‚Œ ใฏ ใใ‚Œ ใ‚’ ใ‚ธใƒงใƒณ ใซ ใ‚ใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚
6. She gives it to him. ใ‹ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ ใฏ ใใ‚Œ ใ‚’ ใ‹ใ‚Œ ใซ ใ‚ใ’ใพใ™ใ€‚
7. Is the apple red? ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใฏ ใ‚ใ‹ใ„ ใงใ™ ใ‹๏ผŸ
8. The apples are red. ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใฏ ใ‚ใ‹ใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚
9. I must give it to him. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‹ใ‚Œ ใซ ใใ‚Œ ใ‚’ ใ‚ใ’ใชใ„ใจ ใ„ใ‘ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚
10. I want to give it to her. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‹ใฎใ˜ใ‚‡ ใซ ใใ‚Œ ใ‚’ ใ‚ใ’ใŸใ„ ใงใ™ใ€‚
11. I'm going to know tomorrow. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‚ใ—ใŸ ใ‚ใ‹ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚
12. I can't eat the apple. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใŒ ใŸในใ‚‰ใ‚Œใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚
โ˜… I have eaten the apple. ใ‚ใŸใ— ใฏ ใ‚Šใ‚“ใ” ใ‚’ ใŸในใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

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